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Publisher Blog: Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day

March 25, 2010

Today, March 24, is Ada Lovelace Day, an international day of blogging to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science. As part of Ada Lovelace Day, we’d like to recognize the contributions of two amazing women who are part of the WordPress community, Jane Wells and Lisa Sabin-Wilson.

Jane Wells is a member of the WordPress core development team, with responsibility for user interface design. She has been a tireless advocate on behalf of users since joining the WordPress.org project as a contributor in 2008. Prior to working for Automattic, Jane ran a media research/usability lab in New York and served as director of user experience strategy at Schematic. She has also led the planning for WordCamps in New York and San Francisco, and has mobilized an open source design community in the run up to the release of WordPress 3.0.

Lisa Sabin-Wilson is a designer, business owner, and writer. Her design studio, E.Webscapes, provides design and development solutions for hundreds of bloggers and web site owners around the world, while her web hosting business, Blogs About Hosting, provides knowledgeable hosting for bloggers, with an emphasis on WordPress. Lisa is also the author of two editions of WordPress for Dummies, and the newly released BuddyPress for Dummies.

Thank you Jane and Lisa for all of your contributions to the WordPress community, and happy Ada Lovelace Day to you both.

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