It’s Ada Lovelace Day this week!

Celebrating Ada

As I’m sure all of you reading this know, Ada Lovelace  was the first to recognise that the machine had applications beyond pure calculation, and published the first algorithm intended to be carried out by such a machine.  As a result, she is sometimes regarded as the first to recognise the full potential of a computing machine and the first computer programmer.  Every year we celebrate the fact that this is the industry for women to be involved in and this year is no exeption!

Borrowing this great pick from The finding Ada page


This weeks events – Ada and the womens feminist archive on tour

Hatpins to #Hashtags will be in Weston from the 8th – 19th October and we will be there this week on the 11th with some  Careers Support from 4 – 9pm

Nationwide  on the 9th October in Swindon – Carly Dyson has been busy helping on this and Dr Sue Black will be speaking .. very exciting.  Its also supporting women wanting to get into Tech so very much up our street!  Ada Lovelace Day @ Nationwide, supporting women in technology.

Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day at NHSBT Bristol 9th October @ 9:30 am3:30 pm will  be opening the doors of their centre to female students of all ages in Bristol.  Throughout the day students will have the chance to visit a blood centre, see demonstrations of the careers at NHS Blood and Transplant and listen to talks by inspirational women working in STEM.  Please contact if you’d like to attend.

The engine Shed are also celebrating with Inspiring women and girls in STEM – celebrating Ada Lovelace DayIt runs from 4- 6pm and theres a great lineup of speakers.

Tech for Good Bath is back this week on Wednesday talking  Technology supporting people with disabilities .  Alongside the initial speaker line-up of Barry from OpenUp Music and Hazel from Designability they are also being joined by Liam from Bristol Braille and Louise from Wiltshire Service Users Network!

Inclusive Design 24 is a free 24-hour online event for the global community and Eriol Fox will be speaking Diverse representations in design and awkward conversations with colleagues 10am- 11 October

Whats Next you ask?

Womens Tech Founders  is  on 16th October Q3 Starting up: Getting off the ground

Technotopia on Saturday 20th October technotopia There will be cakes!

Voxxed Days on the 25th October in Bristol

Bath Digital Festival is 23rd – 27th October: Details here

Next Bristol GirlGeekDinners announced, it’s with XMOS and is on the 24th October Interested in voice enabled technology?

Bath GirlGeekDinners has posted its next event Stronger and better it’s on the 17th October 2018 6pm and is about challenging organisations with the great Jane Ginnever from shift.

FreeThreeFridays & Other stuff

Our regular Friday, women only networking courtesy of Desklodge continues. Simply join up here F3F and  Womens Tech Jobs are available if you want to chat careers or training.

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