Well, I missed it, but only by 24 hours. Yes, Tuesday, October 11, 2016 was Ada Lovelace Day.
Ada Lovelace, though she lived from 1815 to 1852, is often recognized as the first computer programmer. The second Tuesday in October has been recognized since 2009 as Ada Lovelace Day to celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
We need to encourage all kids with interest in STEM careers, but particularly we need to encourage women. We missed it this year, but mark your calendars and plan an event for Tuesday October 10, 2017.