Thank you Outbox Incubator #ald15 #adalovelace

BBC4's 'Calculating Ada' documentary is still available to view

 It's Ada Lovelace day and following the example again of my tech-hero and friend, Leigh Graves Wolf, I want to blog about some inspiring tech women. This summer I was completely inspired by the OutBox Incubator initiative lead by Mary Carty and Anne-Marie Imafidon and featuring some amazing young tech entrepreneurs - including CoderDojo Sligo's own Aoife Kearins as well as Catrina Carrigan, Vanessa Green, Ciara Judge, Edel Browne and many more.

When I was about 12, my Dad bought us kids a Commodore 64 - an 8-bit 'home computer' and my love affair with technology began in earnest.  I can only imagine what being a participant at Oubox would have been like for 12-22 yr old me. This programme brought young women together and fanned the flames of their passion for technology and entrepreneurship. These are the kind of experiences that change lives and break down stereotypes. Thank you Outbox Incubator for the space you made this summer for so many inspiring young tech women.

 So, that's my #ald15 post. Read more stories about other amazing women by visiting: #ald15 today.

Then follow Leigh's instructions to add your story!
On October 13th, 2015 write a blog post about your STEM heroine and add it to our collection: Just follow these simple steps:

Write about a woman in science, technology, engineering or maths whose achievements you admire.
Publish your story online.
Add your story to our collection.
Tell your friends!

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