From the Ada Lovelace Day blog…
There are just two weeks to go until Ada Lovelace Day 2010, and we still have a fair few bloggers, Twitterers, podcasters, web comic artists, and videocasters to recruit. We have 1114 pledgers and need 1958 more people to sign up. That’s a challenge with only 14 days to go, but if everyone recruits just two more people, we’ll still make it!
There’s loads of stuff going on around Ada Lovelace Day this year. We have events in London and worldwide (Copenhagen, Dresden and Montreal, with the promise of others to come). The London Potluck Unconference, to be held at the Centre for Creative Collaboration in Kings Cross, 6.00pm onwards, still has some places left, so please nab yours now, whilst you can.
We have T-shirts on their way – we’re just polishing off the design and hope to get them up and ready for you to buy very soon. We also now have an Offers page which currently carries a 10% discount from the lovely people at AdaFruit Industries. Again, we hope to have more there for you soon!
If you’d like to get involved, then our main need at the moment is promotion. We need to get more people signed up, and here’s how you can help:
- Send a Tweet, update your Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn status
- Write a blog post about Ada Lovelace Day
- Email your friends and/or relevant mailing lists
- Post an item on LinkedIn or Facebook Groups
- Encourage other people to do something to promote Ada Lovelace Day!
There’s more info on how to help, including a Tweet you can just cut and paste, on the blog!
We do have more goodies in the pipeline, so stay tuned for more news!