Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ada Lovelace Day

Unbeknown to most, today is Ada Lovelace Day.

Ada Lovelace Day is "an international day of blogging to draw attention to women excelling in technology."

I think that this day of recognition, albeit minor, is important and increasingly pertinent. In general , all of technology only benefits by the presence of women in the field, writing critically and contributing in a public manner about substantive topics. 

Creative Commons choose a worthy individual to highlight, distinguished law professor, Pamela Samuelson, a major proponent of (much needed) copyright reform. 

I would personally like to highlight two female attorneys, both of whom contribute extensively to the field of IP/High-Tech law and maintain a substantial web presence. 

Denise Howell, the host of 'This Week in Law' ('TWIL', an adjunct podcast to Leo Laporte's 'This Week in Tech'), who also regularly blogs and is active on Twitter

Collete Vogel, of Vogel Law, who keeps a sporadic blog, Twitter's, and is also a regular contributor on 'This Week in Law'.  

Both of these women embody the spirit of Ada Lovelace Day, and have both been indirectly inspirational to me as a first year law student.  

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