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Ada Lovelace Competition open to girls aged 13, 13-15 or 16-18 who are interested in computing

Ada Lovelace Competition

Teenage girls with an interest in computing are invited to enter a competition to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ada Lovelace, generally regarded as the first computer programmer.

The competition is run by TNMOC and the University of Oxford in conjunction with cs4fn at Queen Mary University of London, and is asking girls:

What do you think would interest Ada Lovelace about 21st century technology?Who was Ada Lovelace?

Born in 1815, Lovelace was educated in science and mathematics – highly unusual for females of her era. A remarkable thinker, she went on to become the author of an historic paper about Charles Babbage’s designs for a nineteenth century computer, which contained what many think of as the first ever computer program.

On 13 October 2015, International Ada Lovelace Day will celebrate Ada’s achievements and those of all women in science, technology, engineering and maths. Read more about Ada’s extraordinary life.

About the Ada Lovelace Competition

The 2015 Ada Lovelace Competition is open to individual females and groups of females in three age categories: under 13, 13-15 and 16-18.

More details can be found here

The closing date is 13 October 2015.

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