BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium 2011

January 18, 2011 - Women in Computing

The 2011 BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium will be held at Birmingham University on April 14th this year. As usual the centrepiece of the day will be a poster contest for women students of computing to show off their own work. If you’re a female undergrad in the UK, ENTER!! because

  • It’s fun
  • They only want a 250 word abstract now, and 250 words is nothing
  • If they like your 250 words you can put “Finalist in national contest for women undergraduates” on your CV, which looks brilliant
  • You’ll get your transportation costs paid for1
  • You might win some cash
  • You’ll get to meet loads of other women students
  • There’s a free lunch
  • You’ll get to meet women who work at some of the best IT companies in the world (hello Google!, hello IBM!)

I came up with the idea and organised the first ever Lovelace Colloquium in 2008 and it was great fun, I ran it again in 2009, passed it on to Miki Burgess in Cardiff in 2010 and this year it’s being organised by the excellent Sadaf Alvi at Birmingham. I’m getting to do a short talk at this one (on BCSWomen) so I get to go along and enjoy it without having to do all the work – I’m really looking forward to the day already.

1This was true the first three years and it looks like it will be this year too, but I’m not organising so I shouldn’t promise anything.

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