BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium

The BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium is an annual one day conference for women students of Computing and related subjects.  The event started in 2008, and moves around the country - in 2014, it will be at the University of Reading, on April 16th. You will soon be able to find out all about the 2014 colloquium on this site - we're currently finalising the speaker lineup and you can now submit an abstract.

The aims of this event are:

  • To provide a forum for undergraduate women and masters students to share their ideas and network
  • To provide a stimulating series of talks from women in computing, both from academia and industry
  • To provide both formal (talks) and informal (networking) advice to undergraduate women about careers in computing from a female perspective

Each year we have a great series of talks, and an opportunity for students to discuss their own work in the form of a poster contest, with cash prizes provided by industry sponsors. Google have sponsored all events to date, enabling us to cover the travel costs (and overnight accommodation if necessary) for all students in the poster contest, and other industrial and academic bodies have provided additional sponsorship covering prizes and lunch. 

You can see details of previous events including lists of prizewinners here: 2013 (Nottingham), 2012 (Bath), 2011 (Birmingham), 2010 (Cardiff), 2009 (Leeds), 2008 (Leeds).

Lecturers, students, and other interested parties wishing to find out more can subscribe to our announcements list. This is a Google group which you can view or subscribe to using the links below: we promise to restrict this group to announcements so you'll get just a handful of messages a year, all about how to contribute and sign up to the event

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In 2014 we will have approximately 150 attendees, with the best and brightest women computing undergraduates in the UK - any companies wishing to sponsor the event or bring a stand should contact Dr Hannah Dee on hmd1@aber.ac.uk for more information.

BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium 2013

The BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium is a national one-day conference for women undergraduates in computing and related subjects. In 2013 it was held at the University of Nottingham on April 4.

Speakers were:

  • Natasha Alechina of Nottingham
  • Jemma Chambers of CISCO
  • Julie Greensmith of Nottingham
  • Gillian Arnold, BCSWomen chair and Tectre
  • Hannah Dee of Aberystwyth University
  • Milena Nikolic of Google

Poster prize winners

The Google Excellence Award for Best First Year (£500) went to:

  • Roseanna McMahon, of the University of Bath

The second year student poster award, sponsored by the HEA, was so difficult to judge we gave two equal second place awards.

  • First prize (£300) went to Carys Williams of the University of Bath
  • Joint second prize awards (£100 each) went to Heidi Howard of the University of Cambridge, and Jo Dowdall of the University of Dundee

The best final year student poster award was sponsored by EMC, and went to

  • First place (£300): Sia Xin Yun Suzannah of University of Edinburgh
  • Second prize (£200): Dung Kim Hoang Tran of the University of Bath

The best Masters student poster award, sponsored by FDM, was also exceptionally difficult to judge. So we decided to split the prize and give two first place awards of £150 each to:

  • Blessing Mbipom of Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
  • Maraim Masoud of University of Southampton

And finally the people’s choice award for best poster as voted for by the attendees (£150, sponsored by Interface3) went to Alexandra Kearney, of the University of Edinburgh

If you would like to be kept up-to-date with all BCSWomen Lovelace matters, please sign up to the Google group BCSWomen-Lovelace-Publicity: https://groups.google.com/group/bcswomen-lovelace-publicity. This group is absolutely announcement only, and will not get more than five messages a year.