ACM womENcourage Europe

01 March 2014, Manchester, UK

Programme

Friday, 28 February 2014
18:00 - 20:00 Career Fair 

Saturday, 01 March 2014
08:30 - 17:00 womENcourage conference

Detailed Programme

8:30

Registration
8:30 AM-2:30 PM

9:00 Welcome and Opening by Eva Navarro Lopez, University of Manchester  
9:15 Keynote Address by Professor Dame Wendy Hall, University of Southampton
 "How to Enjoy a Career as a Woman in Computing: The Power of Networks"
10:15
About Us
ACM Introduction by Vicki Hanson, ACM Treasurer,
ACM Europe Introduction by Mashhuda Glencross, ACM Europe Treasurer,
ACM-W Introduction by Valerie Barr, ACM-W Chair
ACM-W Europe by Reyyan Ayfer, ACM-W Europe Chair
ACM Europe Chapters by George Eleftherakis, ACM Europe Chapters Leader
10:45 Coffee Break, Poster Session
11:15 Panel "What are the career opportunities? What is the future?"

Chair:
   Beryl Nelson, Google 
Panelists:
   Claire Vishik, Intel, UK
   Cornelia Boldyreff, University of Greenwich, UK
   Philip Su, Facebook, UK
   Christine Flounders, Bloomberg UK
 
12:15 Lunch
13:15 Technical Talk by Carole Goble, University of Manchester
"Helping Scientists do Science: Confessions of an Applied Computer Scientist."
13:55 Technical Talk by Yasemin Altun, Google
"Automatic Text Summarization and its Applications"
14:35 Unconference Sessions
Chair: Beryl Nelson, Google
15:35 Coffee Break
16:00 Panel: “What can you do to change the world?”

Chair:
   Lynda Hardman, IE, The Netherlands
Panelists:
   Jessa Lingel, Microsoft Research
   Flora Ponjou-Tasse, University of Cambridge, UK
   Luz Rello, Universitat Pompeu Fabra & Cookie Cloud, Spain

16:45 Closing Remarks by Eva Navarro Lopez
17:00 Finish
    

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