Events 2012

It is with great pleasure that this year, Ada Lovelace Day Live! teams up with the Women’s Engineering Society’s Karen Burt Award to bring you an evening of fun, inspiration and robots on Tuesday 16 October in central London.

Join Helen ArneyDr Suzie SheehyGia MilinovichDr Helen ScalesHelen KeenDr Alice BellSarah Angliss and Sydney Padua for an entertaining evening of science, technology, comedy and song on Ada Lovelace Day. Featuring all manner of wonders, from marine biology and particle physics to the secrets of fridges and performance robots, Ada Lovelace Day Live! is an event not to be missed!

This evening event is supported by Women’s Engineering Society, who will be presenting the prestigious Karen Burt Memorial Award to a newly chartered woman engineer.

Tickets (£10) will be available on the door at The IET from 6.30pm until 7.00pm when the performance starts.

XX Game Jam

We are delighted to have partnered with the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment  and the London Games Festival to put on the XX Game Jam, an all-female games hackday where teams will compete to produce the best computer game in just 24 hours. Held on the 26th and 27th October, it’s the first all-women event of its type.

Whether you are a programmer, producer, artist, designer, sound designer or composer, if would like to try your hand making a game this is the event for you. You don’t need to have any direct experience of game development, just enthusiasm!

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Worldwide events

We have independent events celebrating Ada Lovelace Day across the UK, as well as in Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Italy, Slovenia, Sweden and the USA. Find out if there’s anything near you on our Worldwide Events page.

Organise your own!

If you are organising an Ada Lovelace Day event this year, whether a get together down the pub, a talk, a conference, or any other kind of event, please let us know. We will happily promote your event here on the website, via Twitter and in our newsletter. Ada Lovelace Day is a grassroots movement, so you don’t need our permission to run an Ada Lovelace Day event, just get cracking and do what suits your community.

If you want to run an event, but aren’t sure where to start, see our handy tips for getting started.

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