Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

Happy Ada Lovelace Day! This is an international day celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. Do you know what pioneering woman in technology is referenced by our name, Spanning Tree?

The answer is Radia Perlman, a software designer and network engineer. She is most famous for her invention of the spanning-tree protocol (STP), which is fundamental to the operation of network bridges.