On Tuesday 11th October 2022, the University’s Information Services team are celebrating Ada Lovelace Day 2022 which is an international celebration day of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
We have an afternoon of talks, activities and training planned for Ada Lovelace Day. This will take place on the first floor of the Main Library (Central Area) from 11:00-17:00 in Room 1.07.
You can confirm your attendance via Event Booking now (open to all UoE students and staff):
- 11am-1pm ‘No circumstance in the natural world is more inexplicable than the diversity of form and colour in the human race’
- Join us to craft multi-coloured Ada Lovelace and Mary Somerville designs and make your own pin badges and laptop stickers
- 1pm-2pm Women in STEM snacks and talks
- Dr. Melissa Highton on why we celebrate Ada Lovelace Day
- Karen Howie on ‘ Approaching Imposter Syndrome : False Starts and Reflections from a Woman in Tech.’
- Prof. Emma Hart on how she takes inspiration from the natural world to build computer algorithms and evolving robots
- Ben McConville, President of the University’s Computer Science Society, CompSoc, on Scotland’s largest tech society – run by students of the University of Edinburgh. CompSoc is a diverse community of computer scientists, programmers, and people who are passionate about all things Tech.
- 2pm-5pm ‘Changing the ways the stories are told’ – a Wikipedia editing event.
- 2pm-3pm Join our Wikimedia editathon (Full Wikipedia training – learn how to edit the free encyclopedia!)
- Short break
- 3pm-5pm Researching & writing new pages (50 words+) about Women in STEM to publish and share. Nominate your STEM heroines here.
- 2pm-5pm uCreate Makerspace will also have activities available
University of Edinburgh CompSoc Society
CompSoc Edinburgh in Scotland’s largest tech society – run by students of the University of Edinburgh. Our Society is a diverse community of computer scientists, programmers, and people who are passionate about all things Tech.
As a society, we host monthly Student Tech Meetups, regular workshops, and many social events with a touch of Computer Science culture. CompSoc also organises one of the largest hackathons in the country, Hack the Burgh – with over 150 attendees coming from around the world.
CompSoc is always happy to have people from any discipline and we would love to have you as a part of our community.