Invitation to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day 2017 at Edinburgh Napier University #ALD17

Ada Lovelace Day Polly Purvis bannerTuesday 10th October is Ada Lovelace Day. Following the success of previous years (2016, 2015), Edinburgh Napier University’s Athena SWAN team, the School of Computing, and EQUATE Scotland are marking this worldwide celebration of women in science, technology, engineering and maths by hosting free workshops and a public lecture on campus on October 10th 2017.

The main event, which is free of charge to attend, is the public lecture to be held on the University’s Craiglockhart campus at 18:30 (doors open at 18:00). The speaker is Polly Purvis OBE, Chief Executive of ScotlandIS, Scotland’s trade body for digital technology industries. Polly is also the chair of CodeClan, the skills academy for the Scottish digital technology industry.

Polly began her career in banking, then moved into economic development at Scottish Enterprise. She joined ScotlandIS in 2004, and this year was awarded an OBE for her services to the digital economy. In her Ada Lovelace Day lecture Polly will speak about her passion for technology, the need for more women in the field, and the legacy of Ada Lovelace.

For free tickets to the evening lecture on Tuesday 10th October please use the lecture booking form on EventBrite.

From 16:00 on Tuesday 10th October (prior to the lecture) staff from the School of Computing are hosting workshops (with refreshments) for girls from local schools in classes S1 to S3. For further information, including details of how Edinburgh Napier’s School of Computing can arrange group transport to the day’s events, please see the workshop booking form on EventBrite.

This independent event is part of Ada Lovelace Day, a worldwide celebration of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. Follow Ada Lovelace Day on Twitter: @findingada.

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