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Deadline extended to submit proposals for Ada Lovelace 200 Symposium (Oxford UK, 8 December 2015)

Ada Lovelace


Texts and contexts: the cultural legacies of Ada Lovelace

“That brain of mine is more than merely mortal; as time will show.”

A workshop for graduate students and early career researchers

Tuesday 8 December 2015

Mathematics Institute and St Anne’s College, Oxford

The mathematician Ada Lovelace (1815-1852), daughter of poet Lord Byron, is celebrated as a pioneer of computer science. The notes she added to her translation of Luigi Menabrea’s paper on Charles Babbage’s analytical engine (1843) are considered to contain a prototype computer program. During her short life, Lovelace not only contributed original ideas to the plans for this early computer; she also imagined wider possibilities for the engine, such as its application to music, and meditated on its limitations. Lovelace leaves a legacy not just as a computer scientist, but also as a muse for literary writers, a model to help us understand the role of women in science in the nineteenth century, and an inspiration for neo-Victorian and steampunk traditions.

As part of the University of Oxford’s celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary of Lovelace’s birth, … Read more

One of the best – Cyber Security Summit: Thursday, September 18th in NYC (at the Hilton Hotel)


Cyber security summit NYC


30 July 2014 – We have been flooded with notices on upcoming conferences so we are starting to review the piles (both paper and digital). We have no affiliation with any of these conferences and attend them as a paying attendee to keep ourselves unencumbered:

One of the better cyber security events will in NYC on Thursday, September 18th. Yes, a one-day event. And rather than the usual conference bazaars/flea markets we all usually attend, this one is a C-Suite conference that aims to connect senior-level executives with access to a plethora of information security experts, plus information security vendors.

Yes, you have heard it before … “a uniquely intimate educational forum that ensures attendees walk away with valuable relationships and actionable information” … but this one delivers. The speakers (and the staff attending the vendor booths) are all first rate. The event normally attracts about 400 C-level attendees and there are about 50-60 security vendors, the cream of the crop: Crowdstrike, cyberwire, Darktrace, FierceCIO, FireEye, Novetta, TrendMicro, etc.

The panels/sessions are always packed with experts, and for … Read more

International Olympiad in Informatics: the annual competitive programming competition for secondary school students


IOI 220 px logo

23 July 2014 – The 26th International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) was recently concluded in Taipei, Taiwan. It ran from 13 to 20 July. The IOI is one of the most prestigious computer science competitions in the world. UNESCO and the International Federation for Information Processing are patrons. The IOI has been held since 1989. It is held in a different country every year.

The event represents the pinnacle of computer programming at secondary-school level. More than 300 students from 82 countries attended this year’s IOI to solve six highly complex algorithmic problems over two days. Many of those in attendance were self-taught in programming techniques generally introduced to students in their third year of studying computer science at university level.

The contest consists of two days computer programming, solving problems of an algorithmic nature. To deal with problems involving very large amounts of data, it is necessary to have not only programmers, but also creative coders, who can dream up what it is that the programmers need to tell the computer to do. As one commentator said: … Read more

This Friday, October 18th in Hoboken, NJ : The Ada Lovelace Interdisciplinary Conference: celebrating the pioneer in science, technology, engineering and mathematics for women



Ada Lovelace



Ada Lovelace
An Interdisciplinary Conference Celebrating her Achievements and Legacy
College of Arts and Letters
Stevens Institute of Technology

October 18, 2013


A reminder for those of you in the NYC Metro area: there is an interdisciplinary conference celebrating the achievements and legacy of Ada Lovelace, to be held at Stevens Institute of Technology this Friday, October 18, from 9-6.
Stevens is in Hoboken, NJ, directly across the Hudson River from Chelsea and easily accessible by PATH train, bus, or ferry.
Presenters will speak about Lovelace’s many achievements as well as the impact of her life and work, which reverberated through the sciences and humanities since the late nineteenth century. This conference heralds a recent resurgence in Lovelace scholarship thanks to the growth of interdisciplinary thinking and the expanding influence of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

If you plan to attend, please register by 5 pm on Tuesday, October 15, to help us plan for food, coffee, etc. For more details please click here.

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