The BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium is a one-day conference for women undergrad and masters students in computing. The centrepiece of the day is a poster contest, and to enter the contest all students need do is write a short abstract (250 words). I started this conference, back in 2008, and run it every year in different universities around the UK. Last year we had just over 150 attendees, and this year we’re hoping to beat that.
SO in March this year we’ll be at Sheffield Hallam Uni, with support from the University of Sheffield, and we’ve got a great speaker lineup coming together – I’ll probably blog about that again in a couple of weeks. Thanks to generous sponsorship we can refund travel for poster contest finalists, and this year we hope to be able to cover about 80 places. If you can, talk to students and encourage them to apply, as confidence is often an issue. There are some abstracts from previous years here if you want to see the type of thing that’s been submitted before: some sample abstracts.
This is our 9th event, and we are expecting a good turnout. We’ve grown year on year and now have a good reputation with students and industrial sponsors. So please encourage any undergrads you know to apply – it’s fun and it looks good on the CV. And there will be cake.
If you’re a student, what are you waiting for?
Here’s the call for abstracts: http://bit.ly/bcs_lovelace, you’ve got just under 2 weeks to write 250 words.