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Ada Lovelace Day 2016 – Honouring Allison Sheridan

It’s October 11, 2016 and it’s still Ada Lovelace Day (ALD) 2016! My honouree this year is Allison Sheridan, host of the first few tech podcasts I ever listened and subscribed to. Allison’s love of all things tech has led her to share her experience and expertise freely through her podcasts: the inimitable Nosillacast (technology with an ever so slight Macintosh bias), and the recently launched Chit Chat Across the Pond and Taming the Terminal podcasts. You can find them at her subscription page.

We met in person at Macworld 2012 and her sheer energy and drive was amazing – especially when doing several video interviews of new and interesting products on the show floor, as well as being a speaker at the convention.

Allison has been proponent for Accessibility and has highlighted the features and third party applications available for macOS and iOS, as well as having guests on her show who have benefited from Accessibility on Apple’s platforms. Allison even went to learn to use her Mac and iPhone blindfolded and presented at Macworld 2012!

Allison has also been a voice for women and girls in technology, through interviews with teachers and other women in the tech field.

So it is with great respect and honour that I feature Allison Sheridan for this year’s Ada Lovelace Day. I count Allison as a dear friend in tech 🙂

You can find Allison on Twitter as @podfeet and her website is Drop by, take a listen, and I promise you’ll stay subscribed! Someone who has two kitties named Ada and Grace, and a doggie named Tesla must be certainly a tech proponent.

Do check out Finding Ada for more information about ALD 2016, and Wikipedia for more about Ada Lovelace.

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