Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Today is Ada Lovelace Day!

Today is Ada Lovelace Day.

Finding Ada

The idea behind Ada Lovelace Day is to share stories about women who have inspired you to become who you are today in regards to programming and science (STEM Stuff)...

So, today I'm going to write about my wife, Marta Smith, who inspires me all the time. She is a programmer. Currently she is in school at Franklin University in Columbus Ohio where we live. She studies hard and she is passionate about programming. She's smart and she teaches me things and because we are both programmers it is fun to mess around solving problems together.

She stays up late to finish assignments and she is enthusiastic about learning more each day.

We recently went to the Grace Hopper Women in Computer Conference where I watched her lug her 10 lbs of laptop + books all around the conference as she tried to take in as much of the conference as possible while she also completed her homework. She made time to talk to others and she made a lot of friends while we were there. She just has so much passion for programming and for learning.

I'm proud of her. She's an inspiration.

Hard work comes with rewards. There is no better feeling than solving a hard programming problem that you've been struggling with for some time. To be a professional in any field it takes years of study and application. There are lots of women doing it everyday. Marta is definitely one of them. She is taking the field by the reins and having fun challenging herself and it is an inspiration.

1 comment:

Marta Smith said...

Wow, thank you Alex. This means a lot to me.