Brussels Girl Geek Dinner 10 (on 18 February, in Brussels) is fully booked, but we’re already preparing Brussels Girl Geek Dinner 11 (on 10 March, in Antwerp). I’m trying to find some party to sponsor the sweepstake, and this is why I’m asking you for some feedback. Please fill in this poll:
Good news: NIVEA has agreed to sponsor Brussels Girl Geek Dinner #10, also known as “The Beauty Edition“. As you know, Brussels Girl Geek Dinners are free of charge, but only ladies who put their name on the registration wiki are allowed. And careful:
- the date has changed to Wednesday 18 February
- there are only 40 seats available
- and this time no men are allowed (not even metrosexual ones)
- if you need a login for the wiki, use email@example.com and password sacoche
I’ve just signed the Ada Lovelace Day pledge and I invite you to do the same.
I will publish a blog post on Tuesday 24th March about a woman in technology whom I admire but only if 1,000 other people will do the same.
Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) was one of the world’s first computer programmers, and one of the first people to see computers as more than just a machine for doing sums.
She wrote programmes for Charles Babbage‘s Analytical Engine, a general-purpose computing machine, despite the fact that it was never built. She also wrote the very first description of a computer and of software.
So it’s safe to say she was the first Girl Geek.