Why Ada?

Women have contributed to the emergence of the digital age from the very beginning. Among them was Ada Byron Countess of Lovelace (1815–1852), a mathematician now considered a software pioneer, after whom this event is named. In the mid-19th century, she developed a program for Charles Babbage’s “Analytical Engine”, a forerunner of the modern computer which was sadly never completed.

The Ada Lovelace Festival provides a unique platform for senior and junior IT&Tech professionals, featuring the latest industry trends, research results and success stories of women in IT.


Designed for sharing industry knowledge and ideas in a lively, buzzing atmosphere, the Ada Lovelace Festival offers added value to participants across all levels in the industry:

For Senior Professionals:
A powerful exchange platform with the latest insights on business, research and leadership skills

For Young Professionals:
Great opportunities for networking with top-class executives, meeting role models and receiving their knowledge and advice

For Students:
A unique way to network with leading IT organisations while seeking inspiration and mentoring


#ada18 – ideas to change the world

We’re absolutely stunned by the enormous (digital) diversity and the highly motivating spirit that our pervious festivals brought to light and are excited to continue with #ada18 exactly where we left off last year.

Become part of the community: Join us in October 2018 in Berlin to network and get inspired together with more than 300 female IT professionals and over 70 international speakers. Discover the latest industry trends, thought-provoking research findings, disruptive business ideas and a wealth of success stories large or small. And last but not least: Feel the energy generated by all these fascinating women with a true passion for IT!