The BCS Mid-Wales AGM for 2014 will take place at 6.30pm on Wednesday 22nd October 2014. This will be held in the A14 lecture theatre in the Hugh Owen Building at Aberystwyth University; this is near to the Penbryn Halls of residence at the entrance to campus.
Ada Lovelace Celebration
Ada Lovelace (Augusta Ada King Countess of Lovelace, to give her her full name) was born just under 200 years ago, and is widely acknowledged as the first computer programmer, even though she died long before computers existed.
To celebrate this upcoming bicentenary, BCS Mid-Wales Branch, BCSWomen and Aberystwyth Computer Science are putting on a series of short talks about her life and work after the BCS Mid Wales AGM. Her contribution to computer science took the form of 7 notes on Babbage’s analytical engine, and our event is structured around these notes. Each short talk will last 10 minutes or less, and we hope to live-stream the event on the BCS Mid-Wales Youtube channel.
- 6:30pm BCS Mid Wales AGM
- 6:40pm Ada Lovelace short talks start (6 talks each lasting 10 mins or less). These talks include an introduction to Ada’s life, an overview of the Analytical Engine and talks about her contributions to programming in 1843.
- 7:40pm Refreshments & buffet
If you plan to attend, we ask that you fill in the short booking form to help us plan the refreshments for the event. Please complete the form for: Ada Lovelace Celebration and AGM.
This event is free and open to all.
A poster is available for the event. Please download and display this to promote the event. AdaLovelacePoster.pdf.