March 24, 2010 AT 7:00 am

Erica Sadun, iPhone hacker – 24 hours of Lady Ada Lovelace day #ald10

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Each hour we are featuring a woman we admire who is currently doing amazing work right in the tech/maker/art/science space. Woman of the hour, Erica Sadun.

Erica Sadun is the bestselling author, coauthor, and contributor to three dozen books on programming, digital media, Web design, and other topics–including the bestselling first edition of this book. She has created more than a dozen native iPhone applications and was among the first to blog knowledgeably about iPhone programming. Sadun holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech’s renowned Graphics, Visualization, and Usability Center.

She hacked the iPhone wonderfully, we can’t wait to see what she does with the iPad. Her latest book is The iPhone Developer’s Cookbook: Building Applications with the iPhone 3.0 SDK and Erica is also on the MAKE advisory board.


About today:

Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging (videologging, podcasting, comic drawing etc.!) to draw attention to the achievements of women in technology and science. Women’s contributions often go unacknowledged, their innovations seldom mentioned, their faces rarely recognized. We want you to tell the world about these unsung heroines, whatever they do. It doesn’t matter how new or old your blog is, what gender you are, what language you blog in, or what you normally blog about – everyone is invited.

Who was Ada? Ada Lovelace Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852) was one of the world’s first computer programmers, and one of the first people to see computers as more than just a machine for doing sums. She wrote programs for Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, a general-purpose computing machine, despite the fact that it was never built. She also wrote the very first description of a computer and of software.


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