Computing Women in IT Excellence Awards

The BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium was shortlisted for Diversity Project of the Year at the Computing Women in IT Excellence Awards! Hannah and I travelled down to London to attend the awards and represent BCSWomen and Aberystwyth University. We didn’t win, but had a great time anyway! There are some nice photos of the evening on Computing’s Facebook page.



On the Radio for BBC Radio Wales Science Cafe

Ada Lovelace: the first computer programmer

Ada Lovelace

Along with several brilliant and inspirational women in computing – Dr Hannah Dee, Dr Amanda Clare, and Dr Sue Black OBE – I was on the radio as part of the BBC Radio Wales Science Cafe’s International Women’s Day special look at the wonderful Ada Lovelace.

I was introduced as the new chair of the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium as of next year!

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Aberystwyth University hosts 10th BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium

Hurrah! The BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium is in Aberystwyth for it’s 10th birthday, and there will be lots of cake! The University has published an article about the event, and taken this lovely photo:

Members of the 2017 BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium organising committee (left to right)
Dr Amanda Clare, Speaker Coordinator; Dr Hannah Dee, Chair; Dr Edel Sherrat, Poster Coordinator and Dr Helen Miles, Deputy Chair.

If you are a woman studying computer science or a computing-related discipline, enter your 250-word abstract here on the computing-related subject of your choice for the chance to get free travel and accommodation for the conference in April:

BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium 2016

Hurrah! It’s the Lovelace again!

BCSWomen Lovelace 2016

This year, I travelled up to Sheffield to help out. The Colloquium was held at Sheffield Hallam Uni, with some help from folks at Sheffield University.

I was took part in a careers panel, representing the academic side of things, and was a general helper and photographer for the day.

BCSWomen Lovelace 2016

BCSWomen Lovelace 2016

Photos taken by several of us have been collected by Hannah in a Flickr album:

And you can read a full write-up by Hannah Dee here:

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BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium 2015


I’m very excited to say I’ve written a guest blog post for WITsend on Computer Weekly!

This is how the whole ‘I should really get around to starting that website I’ve been thinking about for years’ finally got off the ground. I had the opportunity to go along to this year’s BCS Women Lovelace Colloquium in beautiful Edinburgh. Two of my colleagues at Aber are long-time organisers, and were very awesome to let me tag along as a helper and photographer.

Photos here:

Both Edinburgh and the Colloquium were new to me, and I have honestly fallen head-over-heels for both. I wish I’d known about Lovelace when I was an undergrad, so I can only do my best to make sure that it’s great for our upcoming women in tech. 

Next year will be in Sheffield… I will do my best to be there!


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