Ada Scot Festival 2022

Ada Scotland Festival: our pick of the events for you 12 to 28th  October 2022

The third Ada Scotland Festival kicks off next week and runs till 28th  October 2022, celebrating women in tech.

The festival includes events for women and girls at all stages of their career. We’ve picked out the best events for students and women starting or developing their tech career and those interested in building new tech knowledge and skills.

What to expect:

  • practical advice on building your online profile
  • insights from women who have successfully navigated the tech industry
  • tech talks
  • opportunities to connect with communities who can support you through your next steps in your career

Please sign up, share with colleagues and friends. Everything is free to take part. For a full events and activities listing please visit

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Events for students and career starters

Get Linked-In-to-Cyber

Wednesday 12th October 1pm, online.
Career-building workshop from LT Harper, cybersecurity recruiters.

Scottish Government Digital, Data & Technology (DDaT) Workshop

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Scottish Government’s Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) Workshop

Monday 17th  October 2pm and Tuesday 25th October 2pm, online.
Join the Scottish Government’s Digital team in an interactive workshop where you’ll hear about our Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) roles and the important work they do on behalf of the people of Scotland.  You’ll have a chance to speak with some of DDaT specialists and to take part in an interactive discussion about assumptions, expectations and opportunities for women in tech.

Tech Talk from Censis: an Introduction to Sensor Technology

Tuesday 18th  October, 4:30pm, online.
Sensors are all around us. They are in automatic doors and supermarket tills, mobile phones and vehicles, gyms, hospitals and airports. Sensors detect aspects of the physical world and are used widely in lifestyle, fitness, healthcare, manufacturing and daily life.

Helen Sandison, an engineer at CENSIS, Scotland’s Innovation Centre for Sensors, Imaging and IoT (Internet of Things), introduces the basics of sensor devices, how they work and what they are used for, with case studies and interactive demos.

Equate Scotland: Making Work Work for You

Making Work Work for You

Making Work Work for You, Ada Scot Festival 2022

Wednesday 19th October, 12:30, online.
Explore ways to build more inclusive workplaces in the tech industry, with Equate Scotland and Women into Tech. Also an opportunity to meet with like-minded women, and find ways to navigate change in a constantly evolving workplace.

Barclays presents: First Steps in Tech – How to Take the Right Career Path

Wednesday 19th October, 2pm, online.
Discuss the early stages of a career in technology with a panel from Barclays Technology Early Careers programme.

Online Workshop: Running Effective Gender Balance Activities

Participant-Centred Planning

Participant-Centred Planning

Wednesday 19th October, 3pm, online.
If you’re involved in activities to encourage more women and girls into tech or any inclusion or public engagement strategies, come along to our workshop and up your game.

An Audience with Toni Scullion: Live Podcast Recording

Thursday 20th  October, 6:30pm, Live at Morgan Stanley Glasgow office, 122 Waterloo St, Glasgow, G2 7DP.

Toni Scullion

Toni Scullion

If you can get along to Glasgow, don’t miss this opportunity to join award-winning gender diversity advocate, dressCode charity founder, Ada Lovelace Festival co-founder, and Edinburgh Napier graduate Dr Toni Scullion, for a live podcast recording with time for Q&A and networking.

Barclays presents: Am I Too Technical to be Promoted?

Tuesday 25th October, 11am, online.
Barclays Women in Technology network host a panel event to discuss the careers of senior female technologists.

Leidos presents: No Wrong Path to Tech

Wednesday 26th October, 10:30am, online.
Hear from four amazing women whose careers started off very differently and explore. how alternative learning paths can all lead to exciting careers in technology

Barclays presents: First Steps in Tech – How to Take the Right Career Path, part 2

Wednesday 26th October, 2pm, online.
Another chance to discuss the early stages of a career in technology with a panel from Barclays Technology Early Careers programme.

Women in AI UK – Scotland Live Launch in Edinburgh

Women in AI UK Scotland launch

Women in AI UK Scotland launch within Ada Scot 2022

Wednesday 26th  October, 5:30pm, Live at Computershare, Edinburgh House, 4 North Saint Andrew Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1HJ

Live networking event, in Edinburgh, to celebrate the official launch of Women in AI activity in Scotland.

Scottish AI Playbook Editathon with DataFest Fringe &

Friday 28th October 2022, 10am, online.
Get involved with developing the Scottish AI Playbook wiki while learning new skills in wiki editing at the Scottish AI Playbook Editathon.

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