BCSWomen and BCS Edinburgh invite you to this talk in which Dr Hannah Dee will look into the attitudes and experiences of younger women in tech—the things we’re trying to do, the things which work, the things which are too little, and the things which are probably too late. Hannah will also try to address the big question: we’ve 15% women at undergrad level, so it’s clearly not working … are we wasting our time?
There are many initiatives supporting women in computing, from programming systems aimed at primary school girls, through to initiatives helping women get back into the tech industry following career breaks. In terms of “intervention density” – if that’s even a thing – it seems we aim a lot of our efforts and funds at younger women: students, apprentices, school kids. It’s over a decade since the book “Unlocking The Clubhouse” gave us a detailed look at the student experience in the USA: did we learn anything from that, or are we just repeating the same old stuff? Do today’s young women have the same experiences?
Dr Hannah Dee is a senior lecturer in Computer Science at Aberystwyth University. She runs the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium, the UK’s main event for women undergrads and MSc students.
No need to sign up, just turn up.
Dr Hannah Dee
Wednesday 8th April 2015, 6:30 pm. Refreshments from 6pm.
Room G.07, University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB.