Today is Ada Lovelace Day, an international day of blogging to draw attention to women excelling in technology. Ada Lovelace was notable for the legacy she left and the inspiration she provided. New generations of women have, in turn, inspired others to enter fields of science and technology, each having an effect that increases over time. Of these, computer scientist Anita Borg stands out as an amazing person who worked tirelessly to provide inspiration and opportunities for other women in computers and technology.
Among her many accomplishments, Dr. Borg founded the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, an annual conference that embodies the ideals of Ada Lovelace Day, as well as those of its founder. Be sure to check out the work they do, not to mention the outstanding women recognized by the Anita Borg Institute, the organization that bears her name because of the work she did.