March 24th, 2010 is the second annual Ada Lovelace Day.
From findingada.com: Born December 10, 1815, Ada Lovelace 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. Read more here, or on Wikipedia.
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I was made aware of Ada Lovelace Day by a post from Jono Bacon here.