Ada Scotland Festival 2022

Ada Scotland Festival

The 3rd Ada Scotland Festival starts on Wednesday 12th October, with two weeks of activities and events, mostly online, but including in-person events for the first time.

Toni Scullion
Toni Scullion, co-founder of Ada Scot

Ada Scot was founded in 2020 by Dr Matt Barr (Uni of Glasgow lecturer and SICSA Director of Education), Dr Toni Scullion (Edinburgh Napier graduate, award-winning school Computer Science teacher, founder of dressCode and Digital Technology Education Charter) and Dr Ella Taylor-Smith (Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Social Informatics and Centre for Higher Education Research).

The aim of the festival is to address the gender imbalance in computing subjects, by encouraging more women and girls to get involved in computing, supporting computing students, and publicising the wide range of careers available to people with digital skills.

For example, it’s widely believed that techies are not people-people and that they work predominantly in partnership with their computer. However, many tech roles are highly collaborative, working in teams and using creativity and social skills to build the tools we need for a better world. So, many of the events at Ada Scot 2022 aim to showcase the interesting jobs available and give attendees opportunities to chat with the real people doing these jobs. For example:

Equate Scotland and Women into Tech Making Work Work for you
Inclusive workspaces with Equate Scotland

This year is the first year the festival has been able to include in-person events, including:

Women in AI UK Scotland launch
Live launch of Women in AI UK (Scotland)

Lots more activities and events on the website (calendar).

And here’s a special selection for students and women at the beginning of their tech career.

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