Celebrate Ada Lovelace Day 2016!

Tuesday the 11th October is Ada Lovelace Day – an annual celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

If you’re looking for an activity for your Code Club or classroom to mark the day, you may be interested to check out our Ada-themed Scratch project and school assembly pack, which we created with support from our partners at ARM last year. It offers a fun and informative way of helping to shine a spotlight on Ada’s achievements and to help inspire more women and girls into careers in the technology sector.

Inspired by Ada’s “poetical science” approach to her study of mathematics, the Scratch project shows how to create a poetry generating machine!

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Have a go at “Ada’s Poetry Generator” on the Code Club website.

The ready to use assembly plan focusses on understanding the story of Ada Lovelace. This includes looking at the significance of her achievements, the problems that can be solved by computer science, and sharing stories of women in computing today. You can download the assembly plan and introduction notes here.

Please do share these resources far and wide to help inspire more children to get excited about coding and Ada Lovelace Day! We’d also love for you to share your completed projects with us on Twitter or Facebook using #ALD2016.