BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium 2014 blog roundup

May 7, 2014 / 1 comment

This post is a collection of all the blogs, photos and articles I’ve found about the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium 2014. If I’ve missed anything – leave a comment or drop me an email and I’ll add it. Photos! The photos from the day are now available on Flickr. Check them out, Silvia took some great…

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International women’s day|week

March 13, 2014 / 0 comments

For International Women’s Day, the Athena Swan team at Aberystwyth put on a series of events over the course of the preceding week. I was off to London for a conference so helped organise an event on the Monday before jetsetting off to The Smoke (if you can call travelling via Arriva Trains Wales “jetsetting”)….

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Ada Lovelace Day 2013: Irene Manton FRS

October 15, 2013 / 1 comment

Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging, where people write posts about women scientists who’ve inspired them. This is my fifth ALD post and it marks a departure in theme for me: all of my previous posts have been about computer scientists, and about people I’ve met. To start with I blogged about…

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London Hopper and the Karen Spärk Jones lecture

May 27, 2013 / 0 comments

Last week I went to London for the Hopper, and for the Karen Spärk Jones Lecture. The London Hopper Colloquium is an annual event for postgrad and post-doc women in computing. The Hopper is one of my favourite events in the women in computing calendar1: indeed I got involved in the whole women in computing/BCSWomen…

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BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium 2014: University of Reading

May 20, 2013 / 0 comments

A week or so back I went to check out the venue for next year’s BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium, and to have a chat with the local organisers (James Anderson and Yota Dimitriadi). It was lovely to catch up with James (Yota wasn’t able to make it) and it was also really positive to discuss things…

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The BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium 2013

April 6, 2013 / 0 comments

The sixth BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium was held at the University of Nottingham, on the 4th April 2013. I can hardly believe that we’re already on number 6! The day featured talks from industry and from academia, a panel session on careers, a poster session of student work, a social, and of course lots of time…

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Get On With Science schoolteacher visit

March 9, 2013 / 9 comments

Yesterday I arranged a tour of Aberystwyth University for a group of local schoolteachers, as part of the GOWS (Get On With Science) project. I’m a “Science Champion” (Champion, I tell you) on this project, which involves working with a cluster of schools looking at science, women in science, and transition from primary to secondary….

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BCSWomen Android Programming Family Fun Day materials

February 18, 2013 / 1 comment

The BCSWomen Android programming family fun day we held in Leeds a couple of weeks ago was a resounding success, and I’ve been spending my spare time between then and now turning the materials into a “Workshop in a box”. The idea is that anyone can take the workshop, and run it, with minimal effort;…

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BCSWomen Lovelace 2013 venue: sneaky peek!

February 11, 2013 / 0 comments

I’m in Nottingham at the moment checking out the venue we’ve got booked for this year’s BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium. The poster contest is still open to entries – deadline this coming Friday, 15th Feb, online abstract submission here. We’ve booked enough space to have about 50 posters, I think, and there’s an extra room we…

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BCSWomen Android/AppInventor Programming “family fun day”

January 28, 2013 / 0 comments

On Saturday, I ran an Appinventor based “family fun day” in Leeds, the idea was to do a day’s workshop getting started with AppInventor, but to do it with mixed groups. I’d run a similar workshop for BCSWomen before, and I’d run one with schoolkids, but I’d never tried to do all together with kids…

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