BCS London Hopper Colloquium takes place next week

The London Hopper Colloquium is due to take place next week, at the BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT) London based office.

On May 15th 2012 The London Hopper Colloquium, hosted by Women in Computing Research, will feature several women speakers who will share their own research, discuss the issues of starting your own company and will provide useful negotiations skills.

Ahead of her appearance at the event Laura James, Co-Founder and Director of Makespace, has stressed how women working in IT should consider the benefits of being more entrepreneurial.

James said: “In such a difficult economic climate, it is important that women consider all the different, innovative ways to succeed in business.

“I am really pleased to have been asked to speak at this year’s London Hopper Colloquium about my own experiences in business and the challenges and benefits of being an entrepreneur.”

Gillian Arnold, Chair of BCSWomen, said: “Having not long set up my own company, I now appreciate the hard work and energy that goes in to being your own boss and having that entrepreneurial flair.

“The London Hopper Colloquium provides a great opportunity for like-minded women to get together and share their ideas and achievements.”


Speakers at the event will include:

  • Caroline Wardle, Visiting Professor of Computer Science, Queen Mary, University of London
  • Tijana Timotijevic, Research Fellow, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary, University of London
  • Nela Brown, Doctoral Student in Interaction, Media and Communication, Queen Mary, University of London
  • Laura James, Co-Founder and Director, Makespace
  • Nicole Kerrison, University of Leeds (London Hopper poster winner of 2011)
  • Evelyn Welch, Vice-Principal for Research and International Affairs, Queen Mary, University of London
  • Katherine Gunn, IBM


For more information on the event and to book a place, click here.

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