Update: The results are in! The teachers nominated for this year’s award were as follows: And the winner is… Fiona Sabba from Barrhead High School! A hamper and trophy will be making their way to Fiona shortly… Do you know a teacher in Scotland who has gone the extra mile to encourage girls to get into computing? Perhaps someone who’s inspired their female pupils in class, run a coding club for girls, or simply had some extra words of encouragement for a female pupil with an interest in computers? Nominate your inspiring teacher using the form below or click here! … Continue reading Ada Scotland Inspiring Teacher Award 2023
Do you know a teacher in Scotland who has gone the extra mile to encourage girls to get into computing?
Perhaps someone who’s inspired their female pupils in class, run a coding club for girls, or simply had some extra words of encouragement for a female pupil with an interest in computers?
If so, please nominate them for the Ada Scotland Inspiring Teacher Award 2022! Continue reading Ada Scotland Inspiring Teacher Award 2022
Join us for the launch of the Ada Scotland Festival 2022, hosted by our Headline Sponsor, Barclays!
14:00 Wednesday 12 October 2022 Continue reading Ada Scotland Festival Launch Event 2022
Thanks to author Craig Steele we have six copies of his amazing book Ultimate Gamer: Career Mode to give away! Continue reading Games coding books up for grabs!
Check out this brilliant video from Dumfries and Galloway College, featuring: Mike Jefferson
(Commercial Director, ECO), Heather Anderson (Vice-Principal, Curriculum, Borders College), Joanna Campbell (Principal, Dumfries and Galloway College), and Jane Morrison-Ross (CEO, South of Scotland Enterprise). Continue reading Tech Careers – Women in Computing and IT
Update: The nominations are in! The shortlist of nominated teachers is as follows… Jacqueline Campbell – Linlithgow Academy Graeme Colley – Arbroath Academy Ms Craig – St. Thomas Aquinas RC Secondary School Mr Gibson – Shawlands Academy Fraser Christie – St Paul’s RC Academy Maggie Tuohy – Douglas Academy Mrs Mitchell – Mearns Primary School And the winner of the Ada Scotland Inspiring Teacher Award 2021 is… Jacqueline Campbell at Linlithgow Academy Congratulations Ms Campbell! A hamper of ethically-sourced goodies is on its way to you now, courtesy of our sponsors, VeryConnect, Morgan Stanley, and Autorek. Here’s a flavour of … Continue reading Ada Scotland Inspiring Teacher Award 2021
We are excited to launch our poster competition in association with dressCode and Barclays. The competition Pupils have to design their own Choose Computing Science poster. You can submit entries to via the Google form here: bit.ly/AdaScotPoster2021 Important to … Continue reading Poster Competition
Barclays remains focussed on improving gender diversity through a workplace environment and culture that supports and empowers women and men across the organisation to attract and retain women at all levels. From hiring the UK’s first ever female bank manager … Continue reading Barclays
We aspire to make a dent in the Computing Science gender gap; with the aim of engaging, inspiring and raising awareness of opportunities in the world of tech. Here is dressCode founder, Toni Scullion, speaking as part of the Ada … Continue reading dressCode
Do you know a teacher in Scotland who has gone the extra mile to encourage girls to get into computing?
Perhaps someone who’s inspired their female pupils in class, run a coding club for girls, or simply had some extra words of encouragement for a female pupil with an interest in computers? Continue reading Ada Scotland Inspiring Teacher Award 2020
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. With offices in more than 41 countries, the Firm’s employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals. For further information about Morgan Stanley, please visit www.morganstanley.com. Links Twitter Instagram LinkedIn Continue reading Morgan Stanley
Layla Abdulrahman from Head Resourcing shares her insights on things to think about and how to make informed decisions now. If you’re not sure what options there are in the world of tech, Layla helps unpick the detail behind some … Continue reading STEM Career Focus – Head Resourcing
New for 2021! University of Dundee students and researchers share how they use computers in their work, and what they’re excited to see computers do next Staff and students from the University of Dundee talk about their female role models … Continue reading University of Dundee
We’re giving teachers in Scotland another chance to win a bundle of excellent ada.scot merchandise for their schools! The bundles include t-shirts (in kids’ sizes), badges, and water bottles. How to enter Teachers can enter the giveaway in two ways… … Continue reading Ada Scotland Schools Giveaway – Part 2!
Hear from three inspiring women from the University of Glasgow’s School of Computing Science! Continue reading Video – Glasgow Women in Computing Science
Hear from the inspirational Theresa McComisky, Head of Open Source Adoption and Distinguished Engineer at Barclays.
LIVE: 10:00 Wednesday 14 October Continue reading Talk from Theresa McComisky, Distinguished Engineer at Barclays
Scotland Women in Technology have partnered with global technology giant, Cisco Systems Inc, to become a Cisco Academy. They offer five free courses in subjects including entrepreneurship, cyber security, Python programming, and Linux. Courses are open for enrollment now! Continue reading SWiT Cisco Academy
In this presentation you will find out about the fantastic opportunities that exist in the world of technology and how knowing about technology can open up a rewarding career.
LIVE: 17:00 Thursday 15 October 2020 Continue reading Why you (and your children) should know about the world of technology
The J.P. Morgan Tech for Social Good team lifts up communities around the world through the power of people and technology. Running a variety of different innovative programs, J.P. Morgan is directly addressing the lack of young women choosing technology as an academic career choice. Continue reading J.P. Morgan
Join members of the NatWest Women in Tech network, as we discuss our various pathways into working in technology and the exciting career and development opportunities that are available when working for one of the largest financial services groups.
LIVE: 14:00-15:00 Thursday 15 October 2020 Continue reading NatWest Women In Technology
Learn about the importance of female confidence in this live Q&A, brought to you by Inner Wings in collaboration with Ada Scotland Festival.
LIVE: 14:30 – 15:00 Wednesday 14 October 2020 Continue reading Building Confidence in Girls – Baroness Goudie & Melissa Di Donato
NatWest Group is a financial services company. We provide a wide range of services to personal, commercial, large corporate and institutional customers. Our aim is simple. To build a purpose-led bank that embraces the future. We champion potential. Making sure … Continue reading NatWest Group
The School of Simulation and Visualisation at The Glasgow School of Art is active in research and teaching, creatively exploiting the interface between science, technology and the arts. As an interdisciplinary technology based department within one of the world’s leading … Continue reading School of Simulation and Visualisation @ The Glasgow School of Art
Scotland Women in Technology (SWiT) exists to celebrate, champion and invest in women in the technology sector in Scotland. Championing diversity, inclusion and gender equality in technology is at the heart of what we do. Our commitment to equality is one of the driving forces behind our partnership with Cisco Academy. Continue reading Scotland Women in Technology (SwiT)
We’re delighted to support the inaugural Ada Lovelace Festival in Scotland! Visit our site to hear from inspirational Women in Cisco Scotland explaining what they do in their roles and how they reached that role. https://cisco.onemobshare.com/p/udyoev5akxqhl2w Continue reading Cisco Scotland at the Ada Lovelace Festival
#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all. We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some … Continue reading Cisco
Do you love to take a quiz, like on social media and in magazines? Join our leadership style quiz event and you’ll be able to take a quiz matching you to your leadership style.
LIVE: 14:30 Thursday 15 October 2020 Continue reading Leadership Style Quiz
Whilst we all learn from our mistakes, it’s even better to learn from other people’s! This is your opportunity to hear the experiences of young women who have started a career related to tech.
LIVE: 15:30 Thursday 15 October Continue reading Lessons to my teenage self
Women who work in Digital, Data and Technology professions across Scottish Government discuss their career pathways and what they love about their jobs! Here are some of the outputs from the workshop… Continue reading Ada Lovelace Festival Scottish Government Workshop
Mahum Khan is the Lead Quality Assurance engineer for Arthur Technologies. She specializes in Game development pipelines, Unity real-time engine and Virtual Reality Technologies.
LIVE 16:00-17:00 Thursday 15 October Continue reading My Story – Mahum Khan (Women in Games Ambassador)
Celebrating Women in STEM We believe that careers within STEM areas, specifically Technology, are both stimulating and rewarding for women. There is a strong history of female minds leading the way in computing and there is a visible renaissance of … Continue reading Head Resourcing
BCSWomen is there to be the inclusive support that girls and women need for their journey in tech. We are a global network; we welcome everyone to what we do, and we build empowering support and education programmes with women … Continue reading BCSWomen
Many fascinating women have worked in computing since Ada Lovelace’s first ground-breaking work in computer programming.
In this talk by Dr Carol Marsh, Deputy Head of Electronics Engineering at Leonardo, we will learn about some of the women whose work still directly affects us today.
LIVE: 19:00 Wednesday 14 October 2020 Continue reading Women in Computing – Dr Carol Marsh
LIVE: 16:00 Tuesday 20 October 2020 Continue reading Talk and Q&A with Helen Sandison, an engineer from CENSIS
CENSIS is Scotland’s Innovation Centre for Sensing, Imaging and Internet of Things (IoT). CENSIS supports and works with private companies and public sector organisations to develop new applications and accelerate innovation of sensing, imaging and IoT technologies. We also support … Continue reading CENSIS
Using Microsoft Makecode, create your very own video game. Pick up some coding skills and learn about the careers that this can lead to!
LIVE: 14:00 Wednesday 14 October 2020 Continue reading My World of Work Live! Game Design
My World of Work Live! Delivering interactive activities, helping young people learn about their skills in technology and the future world of work. Continue reading Skills Development Scotland
Established in 2017, the Glasgow University Society for Women in Tech (GU SWiTCH) organise a wide range of events including tech talks, workshops and socials with a focus on supporting women interested in technology. GU SWiTCH is open to all … Continue reading Glasgow University Society for Women in Tech (GU SWiTCH)
Join Kathleen West and Laura Nixon from Barclays to hear about their experience of working for one of the world’s most recognisable financial institutions while studying for a Software Engineering degree with the University of Glasgow.
LIVE: 16:00-17:00 Tuesday 13 October 2020 Continue reading Q&A with Barclays’ Software Engineering Graduate Apprentices
Free 30 min online tech lessons for kids from Tech We Can! Each lesson is on a different topic – including Tech for Sport, Tech for History and Tech for Travel – and they are led by a qualified teacher, … Continue reading Tech Tuesdays
Our mission is to inspire more children, especially girls, to see the possibility that a career in technology can bring and boost the diversity of future … Continue reading Tech She Can
Scotland’s first innovation district, Glasgow City Innovation District brings together ambitious, forward-thinking people focused on tackling societal and global challenges and driving inclusive economic growth and is the Hub for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Collaboration. Continue reading Glasgow City Innovation District
The Data Lab hopes to inspire you to find out more about the power data has to solve problems and bring benefits to all organisations at all levels. Why learn about Data Science? Even if you don’t want to be a data scientist, understanding data science and how it can affect our daily lives is just as important. Pupil’s Portal Let’s go! Teacher’s Portal Find out more Continue reading Data Science for Schools
The Data Lab’s mission is to help Scotland maximise value from data and lead the world to a data powered future. We believe that collaboration is the key to unlocking data’s potential. Scotland’s thriving data science community is already proving … Continue reading The Data Lab
An hour session introducing a Software Engineer, a Front End Engineer, a Data Engineer and a Data Scientist from QuantumBlack in a series of 4 short talks.
LIVE: 13:00-14:00 Wednesday 14 October 2020 Continue reading QuantumBlack Career Session
QuantumBlack is an advanced analytics firm operating at the intersection of strategy, technology and design to improve performance outcomes for organisations. We are committed to improving … Continue reading QuantumBlack
Marty the Robot has been designed for all to enjoy – personalising Marty is a key part of the journey. At Robotical’s core is a mission to make learning come alive. We do this to better equip and inspire future … Continue reading Robotical
Dr Natalie Coull, Head of Division of Cybersecurity and Sarah Cunningham, 4th year Ethical Hacking student and President of the Abertay Ethical Hacking Society will discuss their paths through education and work experience.
LIVE: 10:00 Friday 16 October 2020 Continue reading Abertay University & Abertay Ethical Hacking Society
Mora Consulting and Scotland’s Enterprising Schools are currently run by females who have experience of the tech industry. Both are passionate about encouraging females into digital technologies by offering a range of learning experiences which support this aim whilst developing … Continue reading Campaign for Wellbeing Digital Challenge
The inspirational Monica Richardson will answer your questions. Are you wondering what it’s like studying Computing Science at Uni or work in industry? Continue reading Ask the Expert: Monica Richardson
In the world we live in today, the only constant is change. At Forrit we help our clients deliver digital experiences around the globe that entertain, educate, inform and inspire. Since 2014 we’ve been on a mission to give everyone … Continue reading Forrit
26th – 30th October 2020 A partnership between Young Enterprise Scotland & Scotland’s Enterprising Schools. Supported by The Scottish Tech Army. Inspiring young people to consider careers in digital technology, this exciting interdisciplinary challenge emphasises tech for good and the … Continue reading YES Digital Enterprise Challenge
Young Enterprise Scotland (YES) is a registered charity that has been working to inspire and equip young people to learn and succeed through enterprise in Scotland for over 25 years. Inspiring young people to consider careers in digital technology, this exciting interdisciplinary challenge emphasises tech for good and the opportunities and obstacles of running a business. Continue reading Young Enterprise Scotland
Two LevelUp Digital Skills 4 Girls workshops to increase learning in programming concepts, develop computer skills and hear from women working in the world of tech about how they got started.
LIVE: 17:00-18:00 Tuesday 13 October 2020 Continue reading CodeBase LevelUp: Digital Skills 4 Girls
Digital Skills 4 Girls CodeBase is a technology community that is dedicated to building tech businesses and promoting digital inclusion. We’ve partnered with Creative Informatics to … Continue reading CodeBase
Scottish Government aligns with the Digital, Data and Technology Profession Capability Framework. This Capability Framework describes the job roles in the Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) Profession and provides details of the skills needed to work at each role level. … Continue reading Scottish Government
Our founder Angela Porte has 25+ years experience in senior Technology and Commercial roles, and is passionate about improving diversity within the Technology profession. She created a series of free digital challenges which demonstrate the wide variety of roles available, … Continue reading Mora Consulting
We’re a volunteer community aimed at women working and studying in tech, creativity and related sectors in Scotland. We run workshops and events, and give opportunities … Continue reading Girl Geek Scotland
Mahum Khan (Women in Games Ambassador) About Mahum Mahum Khan is the Lead Quality Assurance engineer for Arthur Technologies. She specializes in Game development pipelines, Unity real-time engine and Virtual Reality Technologies. Her products have been featured multiple times by Oculus … Continue reading Women in Games
Inner Wings is a charitable foundation dedicated to inspiring and empowering girls of all ages, through building confidence. Our programmes include role modelling and public speaking workshops, and we are also releasing a series of children’s books written by our founder and CEO of SUSE, Melissa Di Donato. https://www.innerwings.org/ Continue reading Inner Wings