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Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer. Images via Wikimedia Commons

Ada Lovelace Day today calls on everyone to celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). We also take a closer look at the woman who gave the day its name.

Ada Lovelace Day falls in mid-October to make the day as convenient as possible for most people.

“We have tried to avoid major public holidays, school vacations, exam season and times of year when people might hibernate,” the Finding Ada website says.

Finding Ada encourages everyone to participate in Ada Lovelace Day by writing a blog post about a woman or women in STEM who have achieved admirable achievements.

When the blog post is ready, the author can add it to the list on the Finding Ada site, and visitors can browse the list to see who inspires others.

Because Ada Lovelace Day falls on October 14 this year, we’ve created an infographic that features 14 facts about the world’s first computer programmer.

Women invent tomorrow is Silicon Republic’s campaign to champion the role of women in science, technology, engineering and math. It has been running since March 2013 and is kindly supported by Accenture Ireland, Intel, Irish Research Council, ESB, Twitter, CoderDojo and Science Foundation Ireland.

Don’t miss our Ireland Innovation Forum October 24 at the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin

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