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Ada Lovelace Day – Tinkering, Matchmaking and Building Your Networks

9 October 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


‘Empowering Women with Science and Tech’ Leeds want to welcome you to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day with us.
Taking Ada as inspiration, we thought it was fitting to celebrate the day with an evening of tinkering, matchmaking and building your networks (plus lots of drinks and nibbles too!)

We’re going to have a load of opportunities for you to channel Ada and have a tinker at the event so you can have a go at the Raspberry Pi, MicroBit, Virtual Reality, Sphero Robotics programming, Internet of Things, Science Experiments and loads more…

Matchmaking – Digital, Science and Tech style…
Are you looking for a mentor to help you further succeed in your career? Would you love to give back and help support a mentee? We’re going to be helping with some matchmaking so you can find the right mentor / mentee for you.

Building Your Networks:
The room is going to be full of amazing people who are all linked with a keen interest in digital, science and tech. This is a great opportunity to build your networks and make some new friends in the region. We’ll also be sharing info about all the core meet-ups taking place in Leeds plus volunteering opportunities too to help with this further.

Finally we’ve also got Clarins coming along to offer some complimentary treatments on the night to you all too ☺

Why do we admire Ada Lovelace so much?
Ada was inspirational at understanding the potential of computing. The machines could go beyond calculating numbers, she said, to understand symbols and be used to create music or art.
This insight would become the core concept of the digital age, she understood that any piece of content, data or information — music, text, pictures, numbers, symbols, sounds, video — could be expressed in digital form and manipulated by machines.
She also explored the ramifications of what a computer could do, writing about the responsibility placed on the person programming the machine, and raising and then dismissing the notion that computers could someday think and create on their own — what we now call artificial intelligence.
“The Analytical Engine has no pretensions whatever to originate anything,” she wrote. “It can do whatever we know how to order it to perform.”

We’re VERY grateful to so many people for supporting this event. The event is kindly sponsored by BJSS.
BJSS is the UK’s largest privately-owned IT and digital consultancy. As the winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, we work with major organisations in the UK and USA to create and build the technologies that millions of people rely upon to live their everyday lives.

We are also proudly supported by Consume Communications Ltd and Leeds Central Library / Leeds City Council.


9 October 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Tiled Hall, Leeds Art Gallery
16-18 The Headrow
Leeds, LS1 3AB United Kingdom
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