I’m trying out a new piece of software called KingSumo Giveaways. I learn by doing, so I’m setting up a giveaway.

Lovelace_and_BabbageThe item is one of the most amazing books I’ve read all year, Sydney Padua‘s The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace & Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer . It’s got great art (especially the expressions on faces), tons of factual background information, technical diagrams, and footnotes as copious as an Ada Lovelace paper. It is a truly luxurious geek-out. This is a physical hardcover copy, not an ebook.

tothedifferenceengineThis giveaway has a nice twist: when you’re a confirmed contestant, you get a “lucky URL” that you can use to get others to sign up, and when they do, you get 3 more entries for yourself, so you’re not watering down your own chances. It pays to get in early, and you’re helping spread the word about a inspirational person in history. Everybody wins.

This is open to everyone age 21 and up.

Enter the giveaway here.

analyticalEngine1Go #TeamAda!, and be sure to tag all your Ada Lovelace social media with #TeamAda.