Published on October 4th, 2016 | by editor0
Ada Lovelace Day: A Celebration of Women in Computing
We are excited to announce our first annual Ada Lovelace Day celebration at Wright College on Tuesday, October 11th! Please come and listen to some excellent guest speakers. (ALL students are welcome, regardless of gender.)
Join Us on Tuesday, October 11th in Room S-247 for Ada Lovelace Day
Did you know that the first computer programmer was a woman? It’s true! Lady Ada was the Countess of Lovelace and the daughter of famed poet Lord Byron. She was a gifted mathematician who wrote an algorithm for the Analytical Engine, a computer invented by Charles Babbage in 1837.
Tuesday, Oct. 11th at noon: Holographic Apps 101
Sarah Sexton, Microsoft Technical Evangelist
Sarah Sexton is a dedicated advocate for technology, committed to highlighting strengths and seeing more women and minorities get involved in game development. Her responsibilities at Microsoft include public speaking, writing code, blogging and tweeting about cool services, and interacting with communities in the Midwest.
Tuesday, Oct. 11th at 1:00pm: The Life of a Bot Builder
Gabrielle Crevecoeur, Microsoft Technical Evangelist
Gabrielle is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft specializing in Open Source Development. Her current focus is Node.js. Gabrielle is a recent graduate from the Florida State University where she majored in Computer Science. She will be pursuing a Masters in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois Chicago starting this Spring.
Tuesday, Oct. 11th at 2:00pm: Girls CAN Code: Options in the Computer Science Field
Melissa Harless, IT System Analyst-Sr (via Skype)
Melissa Harless is a Senior Business Analyst at Principal Financial Group in Des Moines, IA. With 19 years of experience in the Business Analyst and Software Development profession, she has worked in both Italy and the USA in a range of industries. Melissa has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Geography from the University of Northern Iowa.