Last year, to celebrate the build-up to Ada Lovelace Day, we invited its founder, Suw Charman-Anderson to Leeds to share the story of how the movement came about.
This year, for ALD13, we were keen to do something practical and hands-on. When we were approached by Paul Conlon of Leeds’ Garforth Academy to host an event to promote ICT subject for girls, we jumped at the opportunity… Continue reading
Sadly, we have had to postpone the next Girl Geek gathering… watch this space, we’ll return with news of future events very soon! Continue reading
Suw Charman-Anderson (@suw) is a social technologist, journalist and writer who got fed up the tech industry’s continual excuses regarding the lack of women speakers at conferences and decided to do something about it.
Dr. Sue Black (@dr_black) is a Senior Research Associate in the Software Systems Engineering group in the the Department of Computer Science at University College London, and a Senior Consultant with Cornerstone Global Associates.
Megan L. Smith (@cawsand) is a new media artist, with a PhD in Contemporary Art & Graphic Design from Leeds Metropolitan University.
Her projects probe new systems for delivering syndicated data through narrative structure and she often works with Arduino, geo-location, digital print, video, installation, and community projects as methods for storytelling.
Leann Erickson // Director and Producer of Top Secret Rosies, LeAnn Erickson is an Associate Professor at Temple University in Philadelphia and has been an independent filmmaker for over 20 years.
Elizabeth Sanderson (@lizziesanderson) is Leeds City Council’s Web Services Manager. With seven years experience of developing web services for large public sector organisations across the North of England, Elizabeth joined the council in 2008.
Kathyrn Grace (@KGBD) is a Design Manager at Everything Everywhere. Launched in July 2010, the company is the largest mobile operator in the UK following the merger of Orange and T-Mobile. Continue reading
Sanaz Raji (@sanazraji) is a PhD candidate at the University of Leeds’ Institute of Communication Studies.
Sanaz is researching the Iranian Diaspora and the New Media: The Politics of Parody from the 1.5 and Second Generation.
Sanaz is also working for the Media and Citizenship project at the London School of Economics and a contributor for The Guardian.
Shang Ting Peng // (@shangtingpeng) is Hebe Media’s Head of Fashion and a graduate of European Institute of Design in Barcelona, Shang Ting has considerable experience in blogging, cool-hunting and trend research.