BCSWomen to hold series of events to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day

BCSWomen will hold a series of events tomorrow to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day.

Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths.

This year it will be held on Friday 7th October. Born Augusta Ada Byron, Ada is often referred to as the “World’s First Computer Programmer” following her work on Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer, the analytical engine. She was the daughter of poet, Lord Byron.

Every year, Ada Lovelace Day invites people to share their stories about a woman – engineer, scientist, technologist or mathematician – who has inspired you to become who you are today.

BCSWomen is holding two events to mark the day:

Ada Lovelace Day Android Extravaganza
Date: Friday 7th October 2011, 10am to 5pm
Venue: BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA
Cost: £5 +VAT

This one-day Android development workshop will introduce AppInventor and the basics of mobile development. It’ll be fun and interactive- no programming experience necessary. Bring your own laptop and an Android phone if you have one. Tea and coffee will be provided, but not lunch so either bring a packed lunch or be prepared to pop out for a sandwich.

Ada Lovelace Day Live!
Date: Friday 7th October 2011, 6pm to 10pm
Venue: BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA
Cost: £12 +VAT

Join Helen Arney, Maggie Philbin, Gia Milinovich, Helen Keen, Kate Smurthwaite, Dr Sue Black, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocockand other women from science and tech for an entertaining evening of geekery, comedy and song on Ada Lovelace Day. Celebrating the achievements of women in STEM.

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