ALD 2011 Worldwide events

It’s only Logical: Women in Technology, Math, and Science

 A program on “It’s only Logical: Women in Technology, Math, and Science,” will be presented Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 3 p.m. in Greenwood Library 209 by Dr. Mary Jo Stockton, Longwood’s web technology coordinator. In the Wednesdays with Women’s and Gender Studies program, Dr. Stockton will discuss Ada Lovelace, a brilliant mathematician in the early 1800s who is considered to have written the first ever computer program.

Date: 5 October 2011
Location: Farmville, Virginia
Find out more on the Longwood University website.

Great Minds on Innovation – Ada Lovelace Day

 element14, the leading online community for Electronic Engineers, will support the aims of Ada Lovelace Day on the 7th of October 2011 by hosting a virtual series of talks by leading technologists and innovators across different countries. Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. Speakers will be:

  • Dr. Rachel Armstrong, Sustainability Innovator and Senior TED Fellow.
  • Jennifer Vaughn, Managing Director of the Planetary Society.

Date: 7 October 2011
Location: Worldwide
Find out more on the element14 website.

DoES Liverpool celebrates Ada Lovelace Day

To celebrate Ada Lovelace Day, and to celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and entrepreneurship, DoES Liverpool has decided to hold an Open Day for women. On Friday the 7th October, all of the services of DoES Liverpool will be free for use by women. Use a hot desk for the day and have a welcoming place to work with power, wifi and tea & coffee available. If you’re a more crafty type use the facilities of their workshop to work on your projects, getting feedback and help from the other attendees.

Date: 7 October 2011
Location: Liverpool
Find out more on the DoES Liverpool website.

Wilder Street Studio co-working day

Another co-working space, Wilder Street Studio in Bristol is also opening its doors on 7th October to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day. They provide chairs, tables, free wireless internet and a great open office space. You bring what you need to work with – bring a laptop, iPad or any other wireless internet device.

Date: 7 October 2011
Location: Bristol
Find out more on the Wilder Street Studio website.

Celebrating Women in IT

Software Alliance Wales, Technocamps and Women @ BCS in Wales welcomes Liz Jones, Director,Consulting, at Deliotte to the Swansea University Computer Science Department. Liz will be sharing her experiences, career, aspirations and her influences. She will also be spilling the beans on what it’s REALLY like to be a successful woman in IT.

Date: 7 October 2011, from 5.30pm
Location: Swansea

Find out more on the Sofware Alliance Wales website.

Sheffield Geek Social

What could be better than to meet up with your geeky peers in Sheffield drink (responsibly) and talk to each other face to face? Sharing our very particular view point of the world with each other. In Real Life.

This is an open event. To celebrate women in the STEM industries (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics)

Date: 7 October 2011, from 6.00pm
Location: Sheffield

Find out more on the Sheffield Geek Social.

To Dream Tomorrow: Ada Byron Lovelace

To celebrate Ada Lovelace Day 2011 the National Museum of Computing is proud to present Flare Productions film about Ada Lovelace, followed by a discussion with the Directors John Fuegi and Jo Francis.

‘To Dream Tomorrow’ is the story of Ada Byron Lovelace (1815-1852) and her contribution to computing, a hundred years before the start of the computer age. Daughter of a mathematically gifted mother and the ‘mad, bad, and dangerous to know’ poet Lord Byron, Ada was 17 when she began studying a prototype mechanical calculator designed by mathematician Charles Babbage. By the time she was 27, she had moved beyond her famous contemporaries and predecessors such as Leibniz & Pascal, to describe universal computing much as we understand it today. Alan Turing, who also worked at Bletchley Park, was familiar with Lovelace’s work.

The screening is kindly made possible by a grant from the School of Humanities, Kingston University, London.
To Dream Tomorrow: Ada Byron Lovelace, Color, 52 minutes. Directed and Produced by John Füegi and Jo Francis, 2003.
Curated by Ele Carpenter, Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Date: 8 October 2011. The Museum will be open 1pm – 5pm and the film will be repeated throughout the afternoon
Location: The National Museum of Computing, Block H, Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes, MK3 6EB
Tickets: Entry to the museum costs £5 / £2.50 concessions, or £10 for an annual pass. The film screening is free once you are in the museum. There is no need to book.

Find out more on The National Museum of Computing or Flare Productions websites.