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Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

Celebrating women in STEM since 1815

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Every year we celebrate Ada Lovelace Day - an annual event named after Ada Lovelace, widely believed to be the first computer programmer, and a hero to decades of STEM workers of any gender. The yearly celebration aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and math by encouraging people around the world to talk about the women whose work they admire. At SparkFun we believe in empowering the future of women in STEM, and we’re proud to have become a partner of Finding Ada to help spread the word and inspiration to the next generation of women in STEM. Today (and every day), we celebrate a small fraction of the volumes of hard work our smart, amazing women have contributed to SparkFun over the years, thanks in part to STEM pioneers like Ada Lovelace. Whose work inspires you?

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You can also check out our posts from 2013 and 2014, when some of SparkFun’s female population elaborated on their personal heroes. Be sure to check out the Finding Ada site for events, publications and resources to help you get inspired & celebrate women in STEM on Ada Lovelace Day!

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