The Ada Lovelace Day links female Computing Science students in Edinburgh and Dubai

The Ada Lovelace Day, an Edinburgh and Dubai linked female-only event celebrating women in computing, took place in October 2015.

A gifted mathematician, Ada Lovelace is considered to have written instructions for the first computer program in the mid-1800s. The daughter of famed poet Lord Byron, Augusta Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace (and better known as "Ada Lovelace") introduced many computer concepts and is considered the first computer programmer []. Today, 17% of UG CS students in the UK are female.

Via Skype, UG and PG Computer Science students from both Edinburgh and Dubai campuses “met” up to share food, chat together and take part in a quiz. Many thanks to MACS Computer Science staff, Tessa Berg, Jessica Chen-Burger and Fiona McNeill (Edinburgh) and Hind Zantout, Smitha Kumar and Steve Gill (Dubai) for hosting the event and making it a success!

Tessa said "the event was great fun and it was lovely to see lively student communication across the campuses."