Ada Lovelace Mocktail Celebration

October 24, 2018

Ada Lovelace's portrait, with blue, orange, and purple colored mocktails corresponding to those colors in her outfit.

On October 9, the CSC celebrated Ada Lovelace Day! Ada Lovelace has been historically credited as the author of the first computer program. This is the first official celebration of Ada Lovelace Day at Barnard, and the first in the Milstein! CSC staff including Professor Tim Halpin-Healy, Marko Krkeljas, and Anna Carlson worked hard to pull the event together in a short amount of time. 

The celebration was attended by math, physics and computer science students, providing an opportunity for them to feel at home in and take ownership of the new space. 

 

The mocktails, called Berry Fizz, Mango Tango, and Blue Shoe, were formulated to match the colors in Ada Lovelace's famous painted portrait. Her portrait was also projected onto the outside of the Milstein for the duration of the event. 

Mocktails were served in official chemistry department glassware, and Professor Halpin-Healy invited students to fill the blackboard with their favorite bits of code, or memorable error messages. The chalkboard also included a portrait of Ada Lovelace created by Marko.