11
Apr
Nela Brown to speak at BCS Malta Section joint meeting with BCSWomen and eSkills Malta Foundation Event
18:00 to 20:00
11-04-18

Talk: Why having a ‘side hustle’ will keep you relevant in the current employment market?
Date and Time: 11th April 2018 at 18.00
Venue: The University of Malta, Msida
The eSkills Malta Foundation, in collaboration with the BCS Malta Section and the BCSWomen, would like to invite anyone interested in diversifying across skills and industries, from computer science and interactive media to music and digital arts, to hear a talk by the award-winning technologist, musician, researcher and lecturer, Nela Brown. Nela will present two projects she has been involved with recently, Female Laptop Orchestra and G.Hack, as well as talk about her multidisciplinary career path. There will also be plenty of time to ask questions 🙂
About the speaker
Nela Brown started her musical journey studying piano and saxophone in Croatia, before picking up a bass guitar and joining an all-female rock band. She followed this up by studying jazz and Sonic Arts in London, designing sound for award-winning theatre, film and mobile projects and doing a PhD in human-computer interaction. In 2011 she started a G.Hack, an art & technology lab for female researchers at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London. In 2013 she won a Highly Commended WISE Leader Award and in 2014, she started Female Laptop Orchestra project connecting scientists, artist, and musicians through global telematic performances. Last year, she was featured as an ‘on-screen expert’ scientist on the ‘Cloud Challenge’ TV programme produced by CNBC. Next year, she will be developing new audio work based on the song and dance of Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung people as part of her Macgeorge Fellowship at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Currently, she is working on her PhD in human-computer interaction and lecturing on a variety of topics from creative coding to transmedia storytelling and digital media campaigns at the University of Greenwich in London. When not immersed in research and teaching, she can be found hacking into biosignals and bananas at music tech festivals, doing telematic performances with her laptop orchestra or recording environmental sounds in 3D!
About the organisers
The eSkills Malta Foundation is a coalition of various representatives from Government, industry and education with mandates to advise Government and stakeholders on matters relating eSkills Policy, contribute to the expansion of ICT educational programmes and related formative initiatives, lead an ICT professionalism development programme, instigate further reform in the ICT educational offerings, contribute to capacity-building in the ICT education community, and promote local talent. The BCS Malta Section is the local body representing the BCS (British Computer Society). BCSWomen is a BCS Specialist Group representing BCS professional women working in IT around the world. The Group’s main objective is to provide support for female IT professionals, as well as mentoring and encouraging girls/women to enter IT as a career.
The Event will be held at Room 414, Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences, University of Malta, Msida, on Wednesday 11 April 2018 at 18.00.
Map: : https://goo.gl/maps/BpGUqPbQeps
Should you be interested please send us an email on bernadette.a.zerafa@gov.mt
Hope to see you all there!