Melinda Seckington is a developer at FutureLearn, a social learning platform, backed by the Open University, offering free courses from a wide range of university partners and cultural institutions. She loves attending and hacking at Hackdays, BarCamps and other tech meet ups, and since 2009 has been organising them at Geeks of London, including HACKED at the O2 last year. She also runs MissGeeky.com, a blog about all things geeky and girly.
Bodil is a a bishop of the Greater London diocese of the Church of Emacs, and a compulsive conference speaker in the fields of functional programming and internets technologies, and is a co-organiser of multiple developer conferences in Scandinavia and the UK, mostly because she’s still learning how to stop. In her spare time, she works as a developer for Future Ad Labs, a London based startup that wants to make advertising a productive member of society. Her favourite pony is Pinkie Pie. Find her on Twitter.
Astrid is studying for her PhD in electronic engineering at Queen Mary University of London. As an artist, Astrid has undertaken numerous fascinating projects including exploring the human-machine relationship, audio based gaming and working with augmented reality.
Paola co-founded Limitless, one of the UK’s first Internet companies, valued £2.5m after five years. She has a BSc in Psychology from Leeds and an MSc in Computing Science from Stafford. In her 25-year career in the computing industry, she has worked as a database developer, UI designer and project manager. She ran a successful Kickstarter campaign this year to print a book of her feminist porn.
Julie is a 'Geordie on tour', working as a lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Nottingham. Her research involves the creation of 'artificial immune systems' to fight computer viruses and the use of technology in understanding human emotions. This has included the analysis of how people behave on rollercoasters, meaning that she rides rollercoasters in the name of science. When she is not playing with computers (as her Mum calls it), Julie plays in a local brass band and is a committed musical performer.
Ivette Fuentes is an Associate Professor at the School of Mathematical Sciences (University of Nottingham). She leads a research group that aims at developing the new generation of quantum technologies by exploiting relativistic effects. She obtained her PhD from Imperial College and her research experience includes a fellowship at the Perimeter Institute, Glasstone and Junior Research Fellowships at Oxford and a Humboldt Fellowship at TU Berlin.
The University of Nottingham's Women In Technology day is for everyone; tech enthusiasts, non-programmers, students at college or university, women or men from all walks of life.
Only 13% of STEM jobs in the UK are occupied by women and out of all the CS students in the UK, only 18% are female.
This event strives to celebrate the individuals behind the figures, and share their fascinating life experiences in the tech industry.
There will be three parts to the day; talks from some of the most fascinating women within the tech industry, workshops; from hands on programming to smaller talks, and an afternoon of networking opportunities with the best companies around.
HackSoc and the University of Nottingham have teamed up to inspire and encourage female university and sixth form students to pursue technology as a hobby or as a career.
We want to get students excited by their potential.
09:00 - 09:30
09:30 - 09:50
09:50 - 11:10
11:30 - 12:50
13:30 - 16:30
Workshops and networking
16:45 - 17:00
13:30 - 14:15
Intro to Programming - Code Club
Tackling Technical Interviews - Bloomberg
SEO and Digital Marketing - Impression
14:30 - 15:15
How to be a Photoshop Pro - CompSoc
Ethical Hacking in 10 - CapitalOne
Hold-Up - MakeSense
15:30 - 16:15
What the API? - HackSoc
The Careers Talk - UoN Careers
Pi-Top Hardware Workshop - Pi-Top