Happy Ada Lovelace Day!
Ada Lovelace is the woman who created what is today considered as the first computer program ever written. Every year, on October 16th, women - and men - in tech celebrate Ada Lovelace Day in honor of this pioneer and to highlight that, even though science and technology are male-dominated fields, there are a few outstanding women who made their way in these fields, often fighting against their families, peers and even society at large who believe in the stereotype that “girls and technology don’t match”.
If you want to read more about some of the outstanding women in technology and related fields, you can go to the Finding Ada website, which collects their stories. Also, Mashable has a nice infographic: From Ada Lovelace to Marissa Mayer: The Rise of Women in Tech.