Ada Lovelace Week

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Date(s):
October 13, 2020 at 3:00pm - October 16, 2020 at 4:00pm
Location:
Zoom/YouTube
Event Audience:
all

Abstract: Ada Lovelace Week

This event takes inspiration from Ada Lovelace's legacy and celebrates its impact today with a series of talks that aim at bringing to the foreground the work of many scientists, artists and developers; all of them brilliant woman who take programming and hardware further in novel & unexplored direction, from human-computer interactive technologies, new media art, societal impacts of technology accessibility technologies, creativity support tools, multimedia games, and many other perspectives! With this event we celebrate the legacy of Ada Lovelace, a mathematician and writer who recognized in the 1800s already the full potential of computers, but also wish to bring to the foreground the unmistakable contribution and impact of women in technology, which often historically been pushed to the background.

Ada Lovelace Week 2020 aims to celebrate gender diversity in technology and uplift the impact of women and non-binary persons in technology. The event will bring together women and non-binary scientists, artists, and technologists to showcase their work and discuss experiences of being non-binary or a woman in their fields. The event will be held at 3PM CST over the course of 4 days (October 13-16). Each day will feature a different set of panelists with an open Q & A at the end. Registered participants will be sent a zoom link, but the event will also be available to the public through a Youtube stream.

Event Website: ada2020.cs.uchicago.edu

Register Here for Zoom information. The events will also be broadcast on YouTube (no registration/login required).

OPENING PLENARY

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 3:00-5:00PM CDT

With Ari Melenciano, Constanza Piña Pardo, Gabriella Johnson, Zainab Aliyu, Jingyi Li

INDUSTRY PANEL

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 3:00-4:0PM CDT

With Philippa Ngaju Makobore, Elizabeth Koprucki

ART PANEL

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 3:00-4:00PM CDT

With Ashlyn Sparrow, Snow Xu

ACADEMIA PANEL

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 3:00-4:00PM CDT

With Ellen Yi-Luen Do and Marshini Chetty

Sponsor: UChicago CS, UChicago PSD, Center for Data and Computing

Host: Human Computer Integration Lab

Type: talk