Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day.


  • Layla Gordon
  • Nicola Goodwyn
  • Charlotte Meharry-King


Gamification is the process of making things more enjoyable using elements of games. Using a little bit of the science behind it we can apply this to goals, targets and everyday tasks. Developers have been using this for years to make successful and popular apps - but it’s simple enough we can do a little every day.

About the speakers

Layla Gordon will be speaking about her work in mixed reality for the city verve project, and the project she is leading, called ultimate reality and looks at both aAr and VR. Layla is a Tech Labs Engineer from Ordnance Survey. She has previously been in OS Mobile team creating the award winner OSLocate app and previous to that a research scientist in OS for over 10 years researching Saliency-based UAV navigation, Machine Vision in Change Intelligence, Automatic Sign Detection from road videos in Real-Time and a New Scientist article on first Augmented mapping app called MapSnapper back in 2004.

She also prototyped OS’s first indoor navigation mobile app called Digital Shoreditch using iBeacon technology for localisation of users indoor with no GPS or Wi-Fi assistance using trilateration and Estimote Beacons, and currently developing POC projects for augmenting indoor spaces with digital information and ambient intelligence with responsive sensors to help patients and staff within a hospital scenario

Nicola Goodwyn is a Technical Consultant, in the area of Business Change and Innovation, Ordnance Survey. She will be speaking about her experience of leading on Innovative Data Capture and Feature Extraction for CityVerve- a Smart Cities IoT project in Manchester.

Her current focus at OS is on researching and assessing future technology, such as cutting-edge data capture methods, 3D point cloud and mesh modelling, UAV technology and its uses for 5G and CAV, by demonstrating proof of concept to the business. She also provides innovative solutions to business problems by leading AGILE projects in FME, Apex, Oracle SQL Developer and other software.

Charlotte Meharry-King is a software engineer from Ordnance Survey who has been working on a project to produce the most complete and detailed navigable network of Britain, featuring data on roads, paths and ferries from multiple data sources. She got interested in software engineering as a result for her interest in games and a curiosity for patterns in data.

This event is brought to you by: BCS Hampshire branch, BCSWomen, LeanIn Southern, Digital Women, BCS Animation and Games Development specialist group and Southampton Solent University.

BCSWomen - International Ada Lovelace Day
Date and time
Tuesday 10 October, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Southampton Solent University
East Park Terrace
SO14 0RD
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