Tuesday 9th October 2018 | 4.30pm

Ada Lovelace Day (ALD) aims to address the problem of gender inequality in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) by encouraging people to shine a light on the women in STEM that they admire. By talking about women in these fields, we hope to raise not just their profiles, but the profile of every woman.

Women in STEM Plymouth takes a hands-on approach to ALD, we don’t just want to talk about women in technology, we want to give you a chance to experience some of the amazing tech opportunities available in Plymouth, and is kindly hosted by our friends at ThinqTanq and MESH.

The afternoon session consists of 4 workshops followed by plenty of time to indulge in the buffet food and network. This year we also have a bunch of new workshops…

Chris from Controlled Frenzy will be introducing you to the basics of Augmented Reality by create imaginary trees for The Common Line. In this session you’ll learn how content is projected in AR, and how your phone understands the world around it.

Becky from Elixel will be showing how the Micro:bit, a tiny programmable computer now used in school education can be used for any number of fun ideas. Learn about the basics of coding and find out how easy it is to get your own project working.

The Thinqtanq and MESH team will be demonstrating the latest drone technology and showing how easy it is to instruct programmable drones, as well as demonstrating technologies from their Make Space including 3d printing and laser cutting.

If none of those words mean anything to you, come along to find out more and have some fun! And if you’re already a tech guru, then come along to meet some like-minded people and explore the facilities.

Find out more about Ada Lovelace on Wikipedia here, or about ALD here.


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