Ada Lovelace Day: My Tech Hero, Amy Hoy

I don’t usually post on Wednesdays, but it’s Ada Lovelace Day!  Today, blogs all over the world will be posting something about women in technology and science.

Who is Ada Lovelace?  Click here to find out.

Who is my current tech hero?

Amy Hoy

Amy created my dream product, a time-tracking tool called Freckle. I’ve been using this beautiful software every day for the past six months, and I don’t want to even imagine life without it.

freckle march

Read my post about Freckle…

Best Of 09: Awesome Web Tool For Time Tracking

In her personal manifesto, she lists the underlying values that guide her work.  It’s a beautiful list…

Group number one:

  • Beauty is as crucial to human happiness as function
  • By doing great things, we invite & give permission for the people around us to do great things
  • There is no such thing as “business ethics,” there is only “ethics,” full stop.

Group number two:

  • Software can be uplifting
  • Software can be cheerful and beautiful (even business software!)
  • Software should help you grow, not just do what you expect it to do

Group number three:

  • Openness
  • Empathy
  • Joy
  • Stewardship

And that’s why this woman is my hero.

That is all.

Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

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