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Oct

15

Tuesday

Ada Lovelace Day Celebration

5.30pm

Public, Staff, Students, Alumni, Prospective Postgraduates, Prospective Undergraduates, Academics

Ada Lovelace Day Celebration: "The only woman in the room: 1800s computer programmer to today's tech women"

Tuesday 15th October - Great Hall, College Building, City University London

Join us to celebrate Ada Lovelace, the world's first female computer programmer and an icon of the STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) world. Ada Lovelace Day is a nationwide acknowledgement of the contributions of extraordinary women have made, and can continue to make, to the technology industry.

City University London invites all members of the community to take part in our lively panel discussion that will focus on the extraordinary people working in technology today and career possibilities and challenges in today's technology industries.

The discussion will be preceded by an interactive activities fair showcasing some of the work of City's researchers.

Panellists include:
Chair - Connie St Louis (Chair - Science Journalism Lecturer at City)
Arti Agrawal (School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Lecturer at City)
Louisa Kiwana (Research Executive at Engineering UK)
Prim Smith (Change & Implementation Manager at Camden City Council)
Vikki Read (Software Developer at Unruly Media)
Jaz Rabadia (City alumna and Energy Manager at Debenhams)

Program of events:

5.30 - 6pm
Interactive activities fair including the F1 racing simulator, 3D simulator game, programming games, mini campus tours, opportunity to speak with current City staff and students. (Tea and coffee provided.)

6.00 - 7.00pm
Panel discussion - "The only woman in the room: 1800's computer programmer to today's tech women"

A brief history of Ada Lovelace, personal reflections from women in tech today and inspiring stories about careers in the industry. This will be followed by a facilitated Q&A session.

7.00 - 7.30pm
Networking session with the panelists and senior City academics. (Light refreshments provided.)

All welcome.

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5.30pm - 7.30pmTuesday 15th October 2013

Great Hall College Building City, University of London 10 Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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