Movie screening: CODE – Debugging the Gender Gap

Date: 11th May 2016
Time: 6pm
Room: Fogg Lecture Theatre, Mile End Campus

The movie is 80 minutes long and will be followed by a discussion. There is also going to be wine and nibbles, so please RSVP so that we can provide enough catering:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/codedebugging-the-gender-gap-tickets-24954514625

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8th Apr 2014: Inaugural WISE Colloquium

Save the date for the Inaugural WISE Colloquium (@WISEColloquium), a free student conference at the University of Huddersfield on 8th April 2014 that aims to bring together female students in engineering and technology for networking and discovering career opportunities. Travel bursaries will be available.

Email Dionne Coburn (d.coburn@hud.ac.uk) to register for a full invitation in the new year.

Update (11th Jan 2014): Register at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inaugural-wise-colloquium-tickets-3582293737

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15th Oct 2013: Ada Lovelace Day Live

Ada Lovelace Day is an annual celebration of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine.

Inspired by Ada Lovelace, daughter of poet Lord Byron (and arguably the first computer programmer, born more than 100 years before the computer was invented) our regular live event is hosted this year by Imperial College London and features a stellar line up. With live demos, biomedical wonders, neuroscience, inspiration, laughter and song, Ada Lovelace Day Live is an event not to be missed!

Performers will include:

  • Fran Scott, a science communicator who designs demos for CBBC, live stage shows and the Science Museum
  • Prof Molly Stevens, a leading bioengineer from Imperial College London whose work includes growing human bones in the lab
  • Hazel Gibson, a geologist studying how geological processes affect our lives, and who is out to prove that women and geology is a combination that rocks!
  • Chi Onwurah, engineer, MP for Newcastle, and Shadow Cabinet Office Minister with responsibility for cybersecurity
  • Leila Johnston, a comedy writer, technologist, maker and broadcaster who encourages us to do things we’re not supposed to!
  • Prof Sophie Scott, a cognitive neuroscientist and standup scientist who studies laughter, from brain scanners to comedy clubs
  • Dr Bernadette Byrne, a molecular membrane biology researcher at Imperial College London, who is exploring the science of our own cells
  • Plus more names to be announced

The evening will be compèred by comedian and geek songstress Helen Arney, who has pledged to use her physics degree and ukulele only for good. After all, with great power comes great responsibility.

The evening starts at 6 pm with a reception, including cash bar and entertainment. The main performance begins at 7 pm and there will be an after-party from around 9:30 pm.

Try your hand at table-top experiments performed by Imperial’s very own science buskers during the reception and interval, or browse the books on sale. Also on display will be a series of photographic portraits from the
100 Women 100 Visions exhibit, celebrating women scientists and engineers from all academic levels at Imperial College London.

Tickets start at £5 for concessions, £15 for general entry, or just £10 if you use discount code “friendofALD”. More details available from http://ald13.eventbrite.co.uk/

This event is part of a network of events across the globe, from personal blog posts about women in STEM to Wikipedia edit-a-thons to Ada Lovelace-themed tea parties and conferences. For more about Ada Lovelace Day
go to http://findingada.com.

8th-9th Nov 2013: Flossie 2013

Flossie 2013 brings together FLOSS women developers, entrepreneurs, researchers and policy-makers, digital artists and social innovators for an exciting mix of talks, spontaneous discussions and open workshops. Flossie 2013 brings the benefits of open thinking to artist and entrepreneurs and the insights of diverse innovators to FLOSS development.

This year’s theme is diversity: women, LGBTQ and men with an interest in diversifying technology are welcome to attend and the building offers wheelchair access, please note our diversity and anti-harassment policy.

Download the Programme for Flossie 2013 here.

Register for Flossie 2013 now – tickets are going fast!

Flossie 2013 builds on last year’s success with new threaded mini-events: Google and Mozilla coders will be evaluating contributions to our Open CodeSprint and we are also combining students of architecture and product design with disability communities, makers and coders to explore and prototype Smart Assistive Environments innovation for Living Aids industry partners.

Click here for more information or to take part in the CodeSprint.

Click here for more information or to take part in the Diversifying Internet of Things project.

We look forward to seeing you at Flossie 2013 (@flossienet, #flossie2013)!

2nd-7th Sep 2013: Discounted tickets to Campus Party!

WISE@QMUL have been generously offered a 20% discount to Campus Party day and week passes.  It’s taking place from 2nd-7th September at the O2.

Campus Party is an annual week long, 24-hours-a-day technology festival where thousands of “Campuseros” (hackers, developers, gamers and technophiles), equipped with laptops, camp on-site and immerse themselves in a truly unique environment.

Recognised as the biggest electronic entertainment event in the world, Campus Party unites the brightest young minds in technology and science under the idea that “the Internet is not a network of computers, it’s a network of people.”

The festival features over 500 hours of talks, debates, workshops, competitions and hackathons related to science, innovation, digital entertainment and creativity.  Additionally, hundreds of hours of ad-hoc events are planned by participants and continue throughout the night.

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Check out their website
Follow them on twitter @campuspartyeu

WISE@QMUL will be sponsoring Flossie 2012

WISE@QMUL will be sponsoring Flossie 2012, a free two-day event for women who use or are interested in Free and Open Source Software (FLOSS) in Digital Arts or Open Data, Open Knowledge, Social Innovation, Research and Education.

Flossie is an independent network of women practitioners that has its roots in social change movements as well as arts, technology and academia. Whether you code, tinker or want to explore alternatives to ‘big-tech’ corporations, all women are welcome to this conference.

WISE@QMUL Chair Nela Brown is a key organiser of the event and will be speaking about WISE and G.Hack, another QMUL based group.