We are pleased to announce that the 2017 BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium is now open for student abstract submissions. This event is aimed at women students studying for degree-level computing qualifications in the UK.

This year is our 10th event, and we will be in Aberystwyth on 12 April 2017. To celebrate 10 years of the Lovelace we are having a bigger show, and will provide all successful poster contest finalists with 2 nights accommodation (11-12 April) as well as a refund of reasonable travel costs*.

The night of the 11th there will be some fun activities (hackathon, creative coding session, social) for those who wish to take part.

We have separate poster contests for different groups of women students – broadly speaking, these are:

  • First year and foundation year
  • Second year, industrial placement, and any other non-finalists on BSc programs
  • Final year BSc/BEng/etc, which also includes those in the penultimate year of an integrated MEng or similar
  • MSc, which also includes those in the final year of an integrated MEng or similar

To enter the contest, students need submit a 250 word abstract on the computing topic of their choice, deadline 17 February 2017.

Here is a PDF poster, for people to print and put up in their departments.

Please publicise this event widely – last year we had 196 registered attendees, and this year we’re hoping to beat 200!