...Lady Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) for your notes that described what we now know as a computer and software.
Did you know that in 1980, the U.S. Department of Defense settled on the name "Ada" for a
new standardized computer language, named in honor of Ada Lovelace? Take 2 minutes today to read about her role in Women's and Computer History --- it's a very interesting story.
The one bio point that struck me (aside from that she was the daughter of poet Lord Byron) is that Lovelace published her notes under the initials "A.A.L," concealing her identity as did many
women who published before we were more accepted as intellectual
This made me think about all of the great technical minds & authors at Sun - especially the women authors. So, I did a quick search and found a listing of authors in our Sun Developer Network.
I wanted to know (1) if any are women (YES, MANY ARE!) and (2) if they use their full names (YES, THEY DO!) Check it out.
"To me programming is more than an important practical art. It is also a gigantic undertaking in the foundations of knowledge." Grace Hopper (1906-1992)