The official society for women in informatics at the University of Edinburgh have kindly shared their plans for Ada Lovelace day next Tuesday, the 8th of October.
Please note, all their events take place in room G.07 Informatics Forum.
- 1pm: Innovative in Edinburgh: Talk by Edinburgh Innovations and female entrepreneurs sharing their experience.
- 2pm: Application and Personal Brand Workshop lead by Google. (Feel free to bring your CV for feedback.)
- 4pm: My Career Journey in Science and Technology by Jasmina Lazic.
All are welcome, so come along and bring your friends! A ticket is not necessary to attend. In order to know the numbers of attendees, we ask you to register via Eventbrite.
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A talk for Ada Lovelace Day 2019 by Professor Ursula Martin
We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker for Ada Lovelace Day 2019 at the University of Edinburgh is Professor Ursula Martin CBE FREng FRSE DSc.
This evening talk is a free event and part of a whole day of activities celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Date, time and location
- Tuesday 8th October 2019
- 17:45 – 20:00 BST
- Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB
Book your free place now
Professor Ursula Martin Eventbrite event listing
Ada, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852)
is best known for a remarkable article about Babbage’s unbuilt computer, the Analytical Engine, which not only presented the first documented computer program, but also, going well beyond Babbage’s ideas of
computers as manipulating numbers, outlined their creative possibilities and the limits of
what they could do.
The comprehensive archive of Lovelace’s papers preserved in Oxford’s Bodleian Library displays Lovelace’s wide scientific interests, and her grasp of the potential of mathematics as a uniting link between the material and symbolic worlds.
In this talk we start to explore Lovelace, her background, her scientific ideas and her contemporary legacy, and reflective more broadly on the role of history of computing in present day thinking about the discipline.
Professor Ursula Martin
Professor Ursula Martin CBE FREng FRSE DSc is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh, and a Visiting Professor in Mathematics at the University of Oxford. After a career in research and research leadership spanning many aspects of computing and mathematics, she now works on the context, long term development and impact of fundamental ideas in computer science
Programme for the event
- 5.45pm – 6pm: Arrive at the venue
- 6pm – 6.45pm: The scientific life of Ada Lovelace – talk by Professor Ursula Martin
- 6.45pm-7pm: Audience Q&A
- 7pm – 8pm: Drinks and nibbles reception
- 8pm: Event close