Nathan Blaubach
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It's Ada Lovelace Day!

Fun fact for those of you that don't know:
There is a programming language named after her. It's used mostly in life critical systems, because it is one of the safest languages to write code in. It's actually the language that I use at work.

Ada Lovelace:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Love

Ada the programming language:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_%28p

@blaubachn Ok, now I have to ask. Where do you work? What do you do with ADA?

@zladuric I work at a small engineering company you've probably never heard of in the Midwest called AVISTA. I work on Flight management systems (Airplane navigation computers) for one of our clients.

@blaubachn One of the GNAT implementers was my teacher! Javier Miranda, mentioned on Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNAT

@blaubachn such a shame that a woman with one of the coolest last names in the western historical canon has a programming language named after her first name

@smudgehell Yeah, Lovelace would be a cool name for a programming language. But at the same time, Ada is a pretty awesome name too.

@blaubachn bounded types ftw. learned Ada at uni in the 90s, wish i still used it in some ways

@blaubachn Can I ask what the software you build does?

@vector I work with Flight Management Systems. It's basically the navigation computer in an airplane. I would explain more, but wan't to make sure I only give public domain info, so here is a bit more info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_m

@blaubachn Ah cool, I had a feeling it was going to be something like this.

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