Women in Computing Event

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Date(s) - 08/05/2013
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Room 2A73, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling

You are invited to an afternoon highlighting women computer scientists from academia and industry, followed by a delicious selection of cakes and tea.

Please register at the Event Web Page

The afternoon will begin with a screening of the new video documentary produced by SHE++. SHE++ is a group based at Stanford University that aspires to empower computer science and create community and momentum for for innovative women in technology. SHE++ was founded by two women computer science students from the Class of 2014. Their documentary has just been released, and this will be the first screening in Scotland. A trailer for the documentary can be found at http://sheplusplus.stanford.edu/film/index.php

The screening will be followed by a panel of four women computer scientists from academia and industry, each at a different stage of their career. Each will give a brief response to the documentary, and then answer questions from the audience about either the film or her own inspirations and the challenges that she has faced during her own career.

We are fortunate to have as panellists:
* Sathya Smith, Head of Partner Solutions at Google, London
* Marcia Rankin, Head of Health Information Services, NHS24, NHS Scotland
* Jane Hillston, Professor and Director of the LFCS, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
* Lexi Birch, Research Associate, ILCC, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh

Following the panel, there will be more time for the audience to interact with the panellists and each other over tea and cakes, which will be served in MiniForum2 of the Informatics Forum and, if the weather is good, its outdoor balcony.

Registration is limited to 60 people, but you do not need to be a woman computer science student to attend.

The event is sponsored by the School of Informatics (University of Edinburgh) and SICSA (the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance).

Lead organisers are Jane Hillston (Jane.Hillston@ed.ac.uk) and Bonnie Webber (bonnie@inf.ed.ac.uk)

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