LookFar Launches Ada Lovelace Award for Innovative Women in Technology

As we near the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Ada Lovelace, idea acceleration company LookFar has created an event to celebrate an innovative woman in the New Orleans technology community.

Ada Lovelace awardThe Ada Lovelace Prize winner will be announced at the Woman of the Year in NOLA Tech Award Ceremony and Celebration on Tuesday, October 6 during NOLATech Week.

The award will be honoring the achievements of one New Orleans leader who exemplifies the technical foresight and intuition that so characterized all of Ada Lovelace’s endeavors.

Long known as one of the true innovators behind the birth of the programmable computer, Ada Lovelace was more than a brilliant thinker or mathematician,” organizers share. “Instead, she was a visionary, a woman who grasped the potential of one of the earliest computers – Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine – and predicted the impacts that it would have on everyday life over one hundred years in the future.”

Confirmed judges include: Adele Tiblier, VP of marketing at TurboSquid; Max Gaudin, COO at Operation Spark; Hank Torbert, Principal at RLMcCall Capital Partners and EIR at The Idea Village; Carol Markowitz of NOCHI; and Tara Allegra Adams of Dinner Lab.

If you know someone who deserves this recognition, nominate them by September 30. In order to be considered for the Ada Lovelace Prize, nominees must be women who have have displayed or fostered technological innovation in New Orleans.