Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login
Ada Lovelace (wikipedia.org)
39 points by rabid on Dec 10, 2012 | hide | past | favorite | 4 comments

It's well worth reading some of the inspiring stories on "Finding Ada" - http://directory.findingada.com/stories/

Ada Lovelace day exists to celebrate the women — whether engineers, scientists, technologists or mathematicians — who have inspired you to become who you are today.

More info at http://findingada.com/

I presume the context of this post is that it's Ada's birthday? Is this a new HN trend? Karma for dead programmer birthdays? I don't dispute Ada's great contributions and example for women but I have to jump on the non-news bandwagon.

Google has an Ada-doodle which increases the visibility of her birthday: https://www.google.ch/

OP could at least have linked to an article about her, with some timely reason for why Lovelace should be mentioned on the front page of Hacker News. A Wikipedia page with no context is on par with "TIL about Ada Lovelace".

Guidelines | FAQ | Lists | API | Security | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact