Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day

Today, March 24, is Ada Lovelace Day, an international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science. As part of Ada Lovelace Day, we’d like to recognize the contributions of two amazing women who are part of the WordPress community, Jane Wells and Lisa Sabin-Wilson.

Jane Wells is a member of the WordPress core development team, with responsibility for user interface design. She has been a tireless advocate on behalf of users since joining the WordPress.org project as a contributor in 2008. Prior to working for Automattic, Jane ran a media research/usability lab in New York and served as director of user experience strategy at Schematic. She has also led the planning for WordCamps in New York and San Francisco, and has mobilized an open source design community in the run up to the release of WordPress 3.0.

Lisa Sabin-Wilson is a designer, business owner, and writer. Her design studio, E.Webscapes, provides design and development solutions for hundreds of bloggers and web site owners around the world, while her web hosting business, Blogs About Hosting, provides knowledgeable hosting for bloggers, with an emphasis on WordPress. Lisa is also the author of two editions of WordPress for Dummies, and the newly released BuddyPress for Dummies.

Thank you Jane and Lisa for all of your contributions to the WordPress community, and happy Ada Lovelace Day to you both.

54 thoughts on “Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day

  1. More and more women are now embracing the IT and Science field. Thanks to Lady Ada Lovelace for paving the way. Jane and Lisa are both an inspiration in the WP community. Rock on ladies! =)

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  4. I would like to suggest another woman for her involvement and contributions to humans of all races and genders. Her name is Dr. May Berenbaum, of the University of Illinois. She is presently involved in studies of why our Honey Bees have been dying off at such an alarming rate. I am presently communicating with Dr. Berenbaum concerning this very topic. I think it would be beneficial if you investigated the tireless work of this dedicated scientist.

  5. I learned a lot from Blogging for Dummies, and I follow WordPress news closely enough to realize what a huge force for good Jane Wells has been, so thanks to both!

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  8. Thank you so much Jane and Lisa for your amazing talent and achievements. We need women who lead in their field and you have both set wonderful examples for women to aspire to.
    Sincerely
    Laara WilliamSen

  9. Sorry for my english.
    “March 24, is Ada Lovelace Day” … congratulations.
    It was also my birthday … :)

  10. Congratulations ladies, you both deserve it, ten times over. I’ll be getting your book Lisa, it’s not here in Oz, so it’s off to Amazon for me, trust I’ll find it there . . . might get a few copies to hand to my team, would save me heaps of headaches heheheh

    Keep up the excellent work, I think women can do a far better job in many cases with internet issues where it comes to readability and sensible design factors.

    They seem to be less swayed by ‘trendy-styles’ and more interested in what ‘actually’ works . . not everything that ‘looks good’ works, and women seem to have this knack at seeing that ..

    Cheers.

  11. I wrote a post for Ada Lovelace Day too, about Dr Helen Berman, the woman in charge of one of the most famous science databases. I bet plenty of other WordPress people contributed too.

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  13. Thank you for recognizing these amazing WordPress women! If I had known about this event earlier, I would have posted about it and recognized women in tech who I admire–like Kathy Sierra who I heard at WordCamp SF and tea Silvestre from my local community! next time, post this more in advance so we can join in!

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  17. Yes, I too would like to add my heartfelt thanks for all that Jane and Lisa have done and do for all of us at the WordPress community. A very happy Ada Lovelace Day to you both indeed.

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