Augusta Ada Lovelace was arguably the first tech writer, and almost certainly the first computer geek groupie. Some folks arranged an international Ada Lovelace Day Blogfest today to call attention to Women in Technology, and I agreed (some time ago) to participate. Probably I would have spaced it, but a handy nag just came up in Facebook (...see? FB is good for something besides re-finding your 7th grade boyfriend afterall...).
Okay, here's a blurb about a woman in technology who I very much admire:
I think Allison is the bomb...seriously. She's served as the President of the Perl Foundation. She's long been one of the program chairs for OSCON. She's a code contributor to CPAN, the Parrot project and I suspect some other projects as well...*and* she still manages to be quite beautiful and poised through all her geekiness. She's fun to hang out with (although now that she lives in South Africa I'm not seeing her so much around the playground). Have to say I admire that whole "I'm moving to South Africa" thing too...I remember being that brave at some point in my life.
So, there you have it. My Ada-Day heroine is Allison. Who is yours?