Honoring Ada: Women in coding

Celebrate Ada Lovelace Day, October 8

Hayden Library book display

Women in coding display. Photo by Sam Spencer

Check out the book display now on the 1st floor of Hayden Library.  This selection honors Ada Lovelace and includes books and films on the past, present and future of women in computing.

Inspired by the New York Times article from February 13, 2019, The Secret History of Women in Coding by Clive Thompson, these books will be on display until Hayden Library closes for renovations.

Here’s a sampling:


Ada and the Engine | Lauren Gunderson

Ada’s algorithm : how Lord Byron’s daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age | James Essinger

Pioneer programmer : Jean Jennings Bartik and the computer that changed the world | Jean Jennings Bartik

Geek girl rising : inside the sisterhood shaking up tech | Heather Cabot and Samantha Walravens

Recoding gender : women’s changing participation in computing | Janet Abbate

Reset : my fight for inclusion and lasting change | Ellen K. Pao


Code : debugging the gender gap

Conceiving Ada