Today we celebrate the influence of a world-renowned mathematician who is credited with being the world’s first computer programmer. Working with another early computer pioneer, Ada Lovelace created the first known algorithm and, as a result, made a significant contribution to the world of technology. ARM is a proud sponsor of Ada Lovelace Day and as part of the celebration, we're featuring a few of the many women that help drive the engineering community at ARM.
Q: What’s your full name?
Q: What’s your job title?
Q: What you have been up to today?
Writing about the next generation computer architecture.
Q: How and when did you first get interested in a career in technology? Have you always worked in tech?
I got interested in technology first when I watched my uncle assemble a computer for me. That lead to developing a passion, and then the passion translated to a career.
Q: What were your favourite subjects at school and why?
Math, computer science, biology, chemistry, languages.
Q: Who was your favourite teacher and why?
My first computer teacher - she introduced me to a world of fun, which I now call a career.
Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?
The blend of computers and language - two things I love.
Q: ARM sponsors HackLab, who follows what they call the 'Hacker Code'. Which one is the most important to you and why?
Stretch Your Brain – If something seems difficult, have a go at it before you admit defeat.
Try your hands at everything - you'll learn a lot!
Q: Women face many challenges in the technology industry but also bring many strengths. What do you think is the best part of being a woman in tech?
Personally, I've not faced any challenge being a woman in the industry. Just be yourself.