Though I can only wish that I had the energy to fully participate in this worthwhile celebration (things have been crazy-busy) I cannot let the day pass without noting that it is Ada Lovelace Day. I can get behind the concept: instead of talking even more about the women who are not in science and technology, let's celebrate the ones who are! But though I can think of a dozen women (easily) who deserve the honor, I have only the energy to point at the current list before collapsing.
I lie. I also take the opportunity to link to the best biography of Ada Lovelace ever written. (For those of you who are not computer scientists yourselves, take it from me: this is exactly what life is like as a computer scientist. Especially the end. Be sure to poke around that site for other Lovelace- related goodies.)