Ada Lovelace Day 2011

I had this in the back of my head all week, but never really put any deep thought into it. So this morning I was stumped. Writing about Mom and technology would take more time/energy than I have right now; I realized that I had exactly two female math or science teachers – 6th grade math, 7th grade computers – and while that 7th grade computer class was…interesting…I didn’t have much to say about her either. (As in: I don’t remember her name, even!)

One of the things keeping me busy today was preparing to be gone from work for a while, and one of the things I’m going to be gone for is the Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit. So as I was going over what I need to take from the office, I realized: webchick! (Angie Byron, but in the Drupal community, she’s pretty much always known as webchick.)

Even with that, I’m still a bit frantic to write anything terribly good. All I’m going to say right now is that I admire her a great deal as a programmer, a communicator, and a community leader, and frankly, as just a really nice person. So yay webchick!

Here’s her website, and here’s my crummy notes from her keynote at last year’s summit, which was fantastic. (Yes, she signed my copy of Using Drupal. So did Nathan Haug.)