About the 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.

The 2019 colloquium was held in the University of Salford on 17th April 2019. The 2020 colloquium was going be at the University of Stirling, on April 8th 2020; organised by the University of Stirling with support from Glasgow University.

We have moved the 2020 event online and will be holding poster contests via Discord, and online talks via The University of Stirling’s Canvas virtual learning environment.

If you wish to attend, please fill in this online form before Friday 3 April 2020, and we will issue you with invites to both systems before the event.

The attendees of the 10th BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium at Aberystwyth University in 2017

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: Previous Conferences

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 2018 we had approximately 200 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 Helen Miles (hem23@aber.ac.uk) or Dr Hannah Dee (hmd1@aber.ac.uk) for more information.