Ada Lovelace (born Augusta Ada Byron), daughter of famed poet Lord Byron, was a gifted mathematician and a Victorian computing visionary and is considered to have written instructions for the first computer program in the mid-1800s.

To celebrate Ada Lovelace Day on 8th October, fifteen Year 8 students visited the Digital Her Roadshow at Bury Town Hall. Manchester Digital ran the initiative which was a fantastic opportunity to introduce Year 8 girls to digital and technology careers. The students got to meet inspirational women who worked in STEM-related subjects. The day consisted of 4 workshops, in which the students had to create their own emoji using programming software, they designed a digital marketing campaign, used technology to find a “missing person”, and used communication and listening skills in a business context.

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It was quite a challenge but the girls all thought it was good fun. Here’s a few photos from the day.