The BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium is a national one-day conference for women undergraduates in computing and related subjects. In 2014 it was held at the University of Reading.
- Anne-Marie Imafidon, of Stemettes
- Cate Huston, of Google
- Rachel McCrindle, of Reading University
- Rebecca Little, of ResourceIT
- Jane Haslam, of VICON
Overall sponsors of the day were Google, and the BCS, with generous support in terms of space, time and money from Reading University.
Poster contests winners:
- Best MSC student poster, £300: Maitreyee Wairagkar of Reading Uni, “Seeing Through Walls: Handling Large Datasets”.
Final year student (3rd years, or 4th year students on a four year undergrad program) sponsored by EMC
- Best 3rd year poster, £300: Heather Ellis of Dundee Uni, with “Mind The Gap: Using e-Health for Seizure Management to bridge the communication gap between patients and clinicians”.
- 3rd year runner up, £200: Alexandra Williams of Bath Uni with “Teaching children to code- how is computer programming helping to change the curriculum?”
2nd year prize sponsored by Airbus
(This is actually open to students on their 3rd year or on an industrial placement – basically, this contest is for those students who are between their first and final years of undergraduate study)
- Best 2nd year poster £300: Charlotte Godley of Hull Uni with “A crowdfunded wearable technology workshop”
- 2nd year runner up £200: Angharad Cunningham of Aberystwyth with “Still the minority at 50%”
The Google Excellence Award for best first year
Google sponsor our best first year prize, and this year, that went to …
- Best first year poster £500: Katie Hobson of Aberystwyth, title “A Dip in the Meme Pool”
People’s choice award, sponsored by Interface3
Every year we have a people’s choice award and every attendee gets to vote for their favourite posters (2 votes each), with the most popular on the day getting £150. This year, for the first time ever, there was a 3-way tie on the people’s choice votes. I think this is an indication of how close the field was. Rather than cast a deciding vote myself (which would have been, er, unethical) I decided to split the prize 3-ways.
- Peoples choice joint first £50 Silvia Diana Teodorescu of Aberystwyth, with “Understanding crimes of the past – a machine learning look into the 19th Century news”
- Peoples choice joint first £50 Jolanta Mirecka of Aberystwyth, with “Segmenting Mammograpic Images based on Manifold Learning”
- Peoples choice joint first £50 Roseanna McMahon of Bath, with “Augmented Reality – what future can it have on campus?”