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Women in Computing: Her Story

24 September - 14 October
Centre for Computing History, 1 Rene Court, Coldhams Road,
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 3EW

Her Story is an interactive exhibition celebrating women who live, breathe and work computing and tech. The focus is on celebrating women who work or have worked in technology through the stories that they can tell. The festival will include an interactive exhibition (included in standard museum admission price) as well as a series of events for the public, for schools and for teachers (various prices - see website for details).

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Computing Women

6 October @ 1:00 pm - 7 October @ 4:00 pm
The Micro Museum, 11 Church Hill
Ramsgate., CT11 8RA United Kingdom
Standard admission to Museum applies.

To celebrate the 175th anniversary of the publication of Ada Lovelace's Notes, containing what would have been the first, workable computer program, visitors to The Micro Museum in Ramsgate on 6 and 7 October will be able to view a slideshow about Ada and some of the other women who helped create our modern digital world.

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Ada Lovelace Day 2018 – Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale

8 October @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aula Magna Campus Folcara, via Sant'Angelo in Theodice
Cassino, Frosinone 03043 Italy

To the Difference Engine Ada Lovelace, “incantatrice dei numeri” (1815-1852) L’Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale partecipa per il terzo anno, l’8 ottobre 2018, alla giornata mondiale in onore di Ada Lovelace, considerata la prima programmatrice della storia del computer, una giornata che ha come obiettivo ridurre la disparità di genere e il digital divide. L’incontro sarà l’occasione per discutere del contributo delle donne alla ricerca scientifica e per valorizzare le eccellenze femminili dell’Ateneo. L'Ada Lovelace Day di Cassino promuove…

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Wiki Edit-A-Thon: Women and Diversity in Science

8 October @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Digital Science, WeWork Kings Cross, 90 York Way
London, N1 9AG United Kingdom

Join our communal update on 8 Oct from 5-9pm to improve the coverage of women and diversity in science on Wikipedia! Wikipedia is the first to admit that they have some big gender and diversity gaps. In 2011 only 10% of wiki contributors were female and in 2018 only 17% of entries are about women. Let’s help change that! We’re looking for both experienced editors plus those with no past experience (but a lot of enthusiasm for writing and/or fact-checking!). Anyone…

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ThoughtWorks Barcelona and Ironhack present: Ada Lovelace Day

8 October @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ironhack Barcelona, Carrer de Pamplona, 96
Barcelona, 08018 Spain

ThoughtWorks Barcelona and Ironhack would like to invite you to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day! About the event: We want to provide a safe and encouraging event where women in any STEM field can share their experiences, passions, and learnings as they forge ahead in their career. If you are interested in speaking at our event please sign up for our call for speakers here: Agenda: 18:30 Meet & Greet 19:00 Lightning Talks - Specifics will be updated as we confirm…

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Celebrating Women in STEM at Intelliware on October 9th

9 October
Intelliware Development, 200 Adelaide Street West M5H Canada

This year, October 9th is a special day at Intelliware. This day is aimed at celebrating and educating girls and women about careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and STEM-related fields.  Not only will we be hosting our sixth annual Ada Lovelace Day Celebration, we will also be hosting a Meetup for Toronto’s Women Who Code Organization. Ada Lovelace Day Ada Lovelace was an accomplished mathematician and writer, widely known for her algorithmic contribution to the Analytical Engine.…

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Ada Lovelace day @ Nationwide, supporting women in technology

9 October @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Steam museum, Fire Fly Avenue Swindon SN2 2EY United Kingdom

Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of women working in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). This year, Nationwide is holding a special event at the STEAM Museum in Swindon, open to all women, but specifically those returning to work in careers in technology after taking time out and those looking to get into a career in technology. The day will give you the opportunity to build your network, take a look at exciting new technology, hear from inspirational…

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Malvern Festival of Innovation – Next Generation Innovators

9 October @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Three Counties Showground, Malvern, WR13 6NW United Kingdom

A day showcasing creative science, technology, and entrepreneurship for middle and senior school students (Years 7 to 9) from around the region. Bring your class to listen to lectures, participate in hands-on workshops, and tour an extensive exhibition of organisations. The event is free to attend, but schools (or home-educating parents) need to register in advance. Some activities will be timetabled specifically based on the size of school parties.

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Ada Lovelace Day, School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham

9 October @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham., Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB United Kingdom

The Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of women's achievements in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The aim of this day is to increase the profile and visibility of women in STEM, to encourage more girls into STEM careers and to support women already in STEM. This year School of Computer Science at University of Nottingham will celebrate this day with amazing industry and academia speakers, and activities through the school. More information on our website

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IT University Copenhagen Ada Lovelace Day

9 October @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
IT University of Copenhagen, Room 3A30
Rued Langgaardsvej 7, Copenhagen S DK-2300 Denmark

The ETHOS Lab will be hosting an informal hour of celebration in honour of Ada Lovelace Day.

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Ada Lovelace Day Careers Event

9 October @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BioCity, Pennyfoot Street
Nottingham, NG1 1GF United Kingdom

Ignite!, BioCity, Nottingham Trent University, Futures and STEM ambassadors are putting on a careers event for year 7/8 girls in Nottingham. Pupils will take part in stereotype-busting activities, listen to talks from women working in STEM and find out about how their own personal skills would suit different careers.

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Ada Lovelace Day at The Pankhurst Centre

9 October @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Pankhurst Centre, 60-62 Nelson Street
Manchester, Greater Manchester M13 9WP United Kingdom

Ada Lovelace and Suffragette Celebrations with a Global Wiki Edit-a-Thon The Zebra Partnership have joined forces with a variety of organisations to host an amazing event to celebrate women some who have literally been written out of history. As well as celebrating all that is Ada Lovelace, Emmeline Pankhurst, Edith Rigby and their fellow Suffragettes, we also want to improve the coverage of women and diversity on Wikipedia. The Pankhurst Centre have kindly agreed to be our Zebra Hub on…

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@CapellaU: Ada Lovelace Day Twitter Chat

9 October @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor
Minneapolis, MN MN 55402 United States

Join Capella University for a live Twitter chat about women in IT in honor of Ada Lovelace Day, starting at 1 p.m. CST @CapellaU #CapellaChat #AdaLovelaceDay Online event only.

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Cafe Scientifique Talk

9 October @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Kennaway House, Kennaway House, Coburg Road
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8NG United Kingdom

Cafe Scientifique Talk: Getting to Grips with Friction - an interactive guide Dr Julia Carrell, IMechE, University of Sheffield Using bananas, grapes, chips, telephone directories, rice and rugby balls to demonstrate why friction is important.

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Danish women in Tech – come and celebrate Ada Lovelace Day 2018

9 October @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
3Shape, Holmens Kanal 7 København 1060 Denmark

3Shape and the Department of Computer Science DIKU – University of Copenhagen, are joining forces to celebrate the Ada Lovelace Day 2018 in Denmark! You are kindly invited to spend an afternoon of talk, networking and refreshments - a day dedicated to women who have chosen technological and scientific paths sharing their stories. The achievements of woman in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are celebrated on the second Tuesday of October around the world. A day that honors Ada…

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Women in STEM Plymouth Ada Lovelace Day Networking Event

9 October @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
ThinqTanq, Fairbairn House
Plymouth, Devon PL1 2AN United Kingdom

Women in STEM Plymouth's flagship networking events feature inspirational speakers, have great support from local businesses and allow our members to find out about the fascinating STEM advances which are happening in our area. They are also a platform for outreach with teachers, lecturers and careers advisors, providing insight on what STEM careers involve and the many different pathways to entering STEM industries. Our Ada Lovelace Day 2018 event focuses on the amazing tech opportunities available in Plymouth, and is kindly…

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How science got women wrong by Angela Saini

9 October @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street
Oxford, OX1 3BD United Kingdom

Shedding light on controversial research and investigating the ferocious gender wars in biology, psychology and anthropology, Angela Saini, to mark Ada Lovelace Day, will talk about how women are being rediscovered. She'll explore what these revelations mean for us as individuals and as a society, revealing an alternative view of science in which women are included, rather than excluded. This talk will be followed by a drinks reception, book sale and signing, all welcome

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AdaDay 2018 Madrid

9 October @ 5:30 pm - 15 November @ 8:30 pm
Medialab-Prado, Calle de la Alameda, 15
Madrid, Madrid 28014 Spain

Talks and workshop (more info to come)

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Ada Lovelace Day – Tinkering, Matchmaking and Building Your Networks

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

‘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!) Tinkering: 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,…

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Ada Lovelace Day Live!

9 October @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The IET, 2 Savoy Place
London, WC2R 0BL United Kingdom

Ada Lovelace Day Live! is our annual ‘science cabaret’ in celebration of women in STEM, will be held at The IET on the evening of Tuesday 9 October. Playing host to the UK’s most fabulous women in STEM, ALD Live is an entertaining evening of geekery, comedy and music suitable for everyone over the age of 12. Our speakers are: Prof Sunetra Gupta, epidemiologist Chanuki Seresinhe, computer scientist Dr Susie Maidment, palaeontologist Dr Hilary Costello, engineer Prof Emma McCoy, mathematician Dr Diva Amon,…

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Ada Lovelace Lecture with Sharon Moore, MBE

9 October @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Craiglockhart Campus, Colinton Road
Edinburgh, EH14 1DJ United Kingdom

“Women in STEM: different approaches to bring about change” To celebrate the 10th Ada Lovelace day Edinburgh Napier University and EQUATE Scotland are delighted to host Sharon Moore, MBE, Industry Technical Leader for Travel and Transportation IBM UK Ltd. Sharon is a wonderful role model and is passionate about ensuring equal access to opportunities in IT. Sharon was honoured with an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours 2018 for services to women in technology based industries, and presented with the 'Inspirational…

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Movie Night: The Computers with moinworld e.V.

9 October @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
XING SE, Dammtorstr. 30
Hamburg, Hamburg 20354 Germany

In celebration of Ada Lovelace Day, we are showing a documentary "The Computers", a story about six brilliant young women who programmed the first all-electronic, programmable computer, the ENIAC. Join us at XING, in celebrating this day and raising awareness of women who changed the world by making programming easier and more accessible. More info about the documentary: Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). It aims…

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Wiki-edit-athon 2018: Stockport Hub

9 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Magnet, R T I Health Solutions The Pavilion
Manchester, M20 2LS United Kingdom

We are hosting a Wiki Edit-a-Thon to improve Wikipedia coverage of women and diversity. We have joined forces with a variety of organisations to host a communal wiki update on 9 October 2018 to improve the coverage of women and diversity on Wikipedia. Wikipedia is the first to admit that they have some big gender and diversity gaps. In 2011 only 10% of wiki contributors were female and in 2018 only 17% of entries are about women. Let’s help change…

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Dublin Ada LoveLace Day 2018

10 October @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Digital Depot, The Digital Hub, Roe Lane
Dublin, D08 TCV4 Ireland

LoveLaceSpace is delighted to run our first Ada Lovelace Day. Thanks to Wikimedia Ireland who will be running our Wikipedia Edithon activity. The event is FREE. Schedule 18:30 REGISTRATION 19:00 Welcome and Introduction to each activity 19:15 Activities begin 20:45 Start tidying up 21:00 EVENT ENDS FAQ What do I need to bring? We do not provide any laptops, craft materials, etc. Wikipedia Edithon, Coding - Bring your laptop, don't forget your power adaptor. For the Wikipedia edithon, you will need to…

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The Future of Robotics is FEMALE

10 October @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Atelier SF, 620 Davis St
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States

To celebrate Ada Lovelace Day we'll be announcing our 6th Annual "25 Women in Robotics You Need To Know About" list - plus speaking with some of our awesome Women in Robotics! Melonee Wise - CEO Fetch Robotics Tessa Lau - Founder/CEO Dusty Robotics Casey Schulz - Systems Engineer at Omron Adept Technologies Jillian Ogle - CEO/FounderLetsRobot.TV More speakers TBC You don't need to be a woman to appreciate this event - but space is limited so RSVP quickly! The…

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Lovelace and Cupcakes

11 October @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alphabeta Building, Finsbury Square, 14-18 Finsbury Square London
London, England EC2A 1BR United Kingdom

Join us at our office in Finsbury square for an evening full of fun, code, cupcakes and a big pat on the back to all the women in STEM. The event will feature a “code for cupcakes” challenge where participants will learn regular expressions from scratch while earning cupcakes for each correct answer. Regular expressions, also known as “regex”, allow you to extract information from text and are super useful in everything from Microsoft Word to all major programming languages!…

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Ada’s List Conference 2018

13 October
Pivotal Software, 211 Old Street
London, EC1V 9NR United Kingdom
£25 – £40

This October, as the world celebrates Ada Lovelace Day 2018, Ada’s List will be celebrating it’s 5th Birthday and recognising Ada Lovelace’s contribution to the world of internet and science with Ada’s List Conf 2018. We would like to invite you to join us in London for a day of talks and mingling, to share your stories of innovation and change, and reflect on how we are changing communities, our workplaces, and the industry for the better.

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Peterborough STEM Festival 2018

13 October @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
KingsGate Conference Centre, 2 Staplee Way, Parnwell
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE1 4YT United Kingdom

A free day packed full of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths to engage and inspire the next generation. Now in it's third year, the event has grown (again!) and some exciting content lined up including an appearance by Maddie Moate who is bringing her Mission to Mars show to Peterborough, and Horrible Science author Nick Arnold who will be exploring the world of science. Suitable for children (and adults!) of all ages, there will be interactive activities galore including coding…

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