Third in the series BCS Pride hosted discussions for university students with successful and inspiring members of the LGBTQ+ community.


Abigail Simmons - Security Engineer and head of Trans Tech Trent


16:30 - Presentation Abigail Simmons
17:15 - Q and A
17:30 - Close


Throughout June, BCS Pride will be hosting discussions for university students with successful and inspiring members of the LGBTQ+ community. Each week a new speaker will be sharing their stories, their successes and failures, and their tips on how you can succeed as an LGBTQ+ person in STEM.

Some of the subjects discussed will include:

  • Early Career Steps
  • Journey to a PhD
  • Thriving in Tech
  • Career Journeys

Our speakers are:

  • Matteo Tabaro - 3rd year PhD student with Imperial College London (6th June, 16:00)
  • Dr Alfredo Carpineti - Astrophysicist, Science Write for IFL Science, Chair of PrideInSTEM, creator of the Astroholic (16th June, 18:00)
  • Abigail Simmons - Security Engineer and head of the Trans Tech Tent (21st June, 16:30)
  • Callum Akehurst-Ryan - Test Engineer, Test Lead, Project Manager and Agile Coach (28th June, 18:00)

Once finalised details and booking links will appear for each event.

About the speaker

A year ago Abby founded the Trans Tech Tent to help fight digital poverty in South Wales through repairs and hardware grants, since then they have expanded to help train the LGBT+ community and equip everyone with the skills they need to repair their own tech. Abby has been in the industry for 5 years, and is now a Senior Cybersecurity Incident Responder. In her spare time, Abby likes to complain about data privacy and ethics, she also has the best cookie recipe this side of the River Taff.

Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.

BCS is a membership organisation. If you enjoy this event, please consider joining BCS. You’ll be very welcome. You’ll receive access to many exclusive career development tools, an introduction to a thriving professional community and also help us make IT good for society. Join BCS today

For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.

This event is brought to you by: BCS Pride specialist group

Webinar: Being LGBTQ+ in Tech and STEM- BCS Pride SG - Abigail Simmons
Date and time
Tuesday 21 June, 4:30pm - 5:30pm