Ada Lovelace Day–named after the first programmer–is an international day of blogging to draw attention to women excelling in technology. The event was originated by Suw Charman-Anderson, who runs a blog devoted to “bringing women in technology to the fore.”
To support this event, all you have to do is pledge to publish a blog post on March 24, 2009* about a woman in technology you admire. (And then, y’know, actually publish something on that date.)
You could even double up and post something about scientists who also write science fiction, like Catherine Asaro or Joan Slonczewski.
I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the lookout for topical blog fodder. This idea sounds like a winner to me. Go sign the pledge!
*I’m a little fuzzy on why March 24 was chosen; it doesn’t seem to correspond to any major date in Lovelace’s life. But whatever.