I am proud to say that I have written my first post for the University of Advancing Technology 'UAT Tech' Blog in honor of Ada Lovelace Day 2019!
Who was Ada Lovelace, and why is this day important for women, both in and out of the tech community?
Held on the second Tuesday of October each year, Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration highlighting the achievements of women in STEM and aiming to increase the profile of women in STEM, leading to the creation of new role models who will help lead more girls into STEM careers and support women already working in the field.
In 1843, Ada Lovelace collaborated with inventor Charles Babbage on his general purpose computing machine, the Analytical Engine. Despite Babbageâs achievements with the Analytical Engine, he had failed to produce a compete program for the machine. By writing a computer program to prompt the Analytical Engine to generate Bernoulli Numbers, Ada Lovelace successfully published the first, most complete, and most elaborate program of its kind.
Read my full post on the UAT Tech Blog, and appreciate the beautiful faces of some of my female coworkers.
Last week I went to Chipotle a grand total of three different times. THREE. And I wouldn't hesitate to return a few more times this week....
Having celiac disease and grabbing lunch on the go results in somewhat limited options, but rather than considering this boring I am just grateful to have so many safe options that fit into my workday. Click "read below" to hear about 5 of my nationally-available favorites!
I am beyond grateful for all of the restaurants who have chosen to take allergen-free options seriously. While not every establishment can be totally gluten free or free of any other allergen, there are a few things that restaurants do that make diners like me feel safe and welcomed.
It can be a pretty rough experience to go out to eat when you have a food allergy or other illness that requires you to avoid certain ingredients. Having developed celiac disease after 19 years of "normal" life, I can get frustrated with the newfound fear and anxiety that eating out sometimes causes me. "I could be fine", you think to yourself, "or I could end up living in the bathroom for the next 2-5 business days." That risk factor is a pain in the ass, so every time I find a place that can alleviate those negative feelings, I am a customer for life.
Last year, I hit some kind of emotional and physical wall with Spartan Race. Not only did I not even come close to completing my goal of a Double Trifecta, I did not earn a single Trifecta in 2018.