Tuesday, March 24, 2009

PL 25/09: Ada Lovelace Day

Filed under: Uncategorized — plinius @ 8:35 pm

woman_teaching_geometryToday, March 24,  is Ada Lovelace Day, Jill Walker Rettberg  reminds me.

It is a day to commemorate women in technology. For me it is natural to mention colleagues that work at and with the interface between technical systems and social processes:

  • Jill herself, an ideal guide to the world of gaming and game research
  • Jannicke Røgler from Buskerud County Library,  a forceful promoter of blogs – and all other 2.0 tools –  in the library environment
  • Vibeke Bjarnø and Leikny Øgrim – e-learning pioneers and practitioners at Oslo University College
  • Ingunn Kjøl Wiig – teacher, blogger and founder of the pedagogical network Bruk & Del 09 [Use & Share 09]

They do not work at the cutting edge of technology as such, but at the cutting edge of socio-technical change – where we struggle to master tools and overcome inertia – and worse – at the same time.




  1. […] I dag er Ada Lovelace-dagen. […]

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  2. […] 25/09: Ada Lovelace Day [web link]Plinius (24/Mar/2009)“…march 24 is ada lovelace day jill rettberg […]

    Pingback by HotStuff 2.0 » Blog Archive » Word of the Day: “lovelace” — Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 8:29 am

  3. And Tim O’Reilly wrote a marvelous tribute to the women in his professional life.

    Comment by plinius — Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 7:21 pm

  4. Wow, thank you Plinius! I’m honoured.

    Comment by Jill — Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 8:31 pm

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