Ada Lovelace Day
We've picked out a select few to share with you.
First, John (we don't know his second name!) pays tribute to the late Delia Derbyshire, who worked for the BBC .
On the Radio 4 blog Alexandra Feachem sings the praises of CERN scientist Pippa Wells.
Ex-BBC now-Guardian man Martin Belam writes about Professor Karen Spärk Jones, whom he met in 2004. Martin quotes her, with admiration, as saying:
"I think it's very important to get more women into computing. My slogan is: Computing is too important to be left to men."
To have a woman, an educated, clever woman show me that being interested in new technology, gadgets and the design of the future was not only alright it was actually something I could do left an immeasurable impression on me.
Former information architect at the BBC Karen Loasby has dedicated her Ada Day post to her Mum:
Mum has been a huge influence on me. She made a technical career seem perfectly normal, and left me rather oblivious to any prejudice. As a result I am a rather poor feminist. I feel rather more constrained by looking much younger than I am, and by being an introvert. I struggle to think of any situations where I have experienced sexism. At least from the men...
The Guardian's Jemima Kiss expresses her admiration of games designer Jane McGonigal.
If you're not familiar with the fascinating career of Ada, you can listen to this Radio 4 documentary about her life.
We're big fans of Ada here at the BBC -- so much so we even have a room named after her (right).
According to her Twitter feed, Dr Sue Black from the University of Westminster will be making an appearance at around 8.20pm tonight on the BBC News Channel to discuss the day. You can watch it live here (UK only).
Dave Lee is co-editor, BBC Internet blog, BBC Online, BBC Future Media & Technology.