Dorothy Hodgkin by J.S. Lewinski, 1697.© estate of J.S. Lewinski / National Portrait Gallery, London To celebrate Ada Lovelace Day today, I want to highlight Dorothy Hodgkin, a British chemist who made amazing discoveries with X-ray crystallography of molecules. In particular, she confirmed the structure of penicillin and discovered the structure of vitamin B12 and also of insulin. She won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her work on vitamin B12, which was described as… continue reading.
13 October 2020 in Ada Lovelace Day
Today is Ada Lovelace day which exists to highlight the many amazing and talented women in STEM. I'm bending the rules a little as I'm going to talk about Kathy today though she is not in STEM. I've never known anyone so excited by what's new in technology. She has always embraced technology to do her job better, she was one of the first in her office to be assigned a computer (back in the… continue reading.
13 October 2015 in Ada Lovelace Day
Today is Ada Lovelace day which celebrates the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. I have many role models in my technical life and many are women who inspire and encourage me to do better. There are too many to list, but I am thankful every one of them, both men and women. I want to talk today about one person who inspires me: Kim. Kim is relatively new to development. Fortunately… continue reading.
14 October 2014 in Ada Lovelace Day
As today is Ada Lovelace Day, I get to write about a women who has inspired me and isn't my wife! I first met Alison on the Electronic and Electrical Engineering course at University back in 1991. Of course, that dates me; Freddie Mercury was still alive and died towards the end of '91. I remember her from our Uni days as conscientious and determined to do well, though I did not know her very… continue reading.
24 March 2009 in Ada Lovelace Day