Techy Talks and other events coming up in October & November ^JB

Events for teachers, schoolkids, families, general public

This is an occasional post highlighting some talks and events that touch on computer science or computing-adjacent tech and which are not aimed solely at an academic audience (e.g. I’ve not included university seminars). This isn’t a complete list (an impossible task!) but is drawn from a range of venues and organisations, some already computer-focused, some that have a wider focus but who sometimes host computing events. If you have a suitable event, that the public / schools can get tickets for, please let me (Jo) know, thanks.

Coming up in October

Bypassing banks using techMon 3 Oct 2022, 6pm (£0) – online or in person (London), from Gresham College (hosted at David Game College).

Part of The Tech Revolution in Finance series.

A Celebration of Ada Lovelace Thu 6 Oct 2022 (2-7pm), in-person, Somerset House (London), £0

Home Educators DayThu 6 Oct 2022 (10.30-3.30pm), in-person, The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park.

Decarbonising Computing Science: Making Sustainability a key component of our curriculum
Data education in schools
10 Oct 2022, 1-2pm, £0, online (from the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh).

TechTalk: Lily Madar – Programming with Yarn – Tue 11th Oct 2022, 7pm, Centre for Computing History (in-person, Cambridge), £6 – part of Ada Lovelace Day.

• Ada Lovelace Day Online – 11 October 2022

“Join us for the final celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths.” With Professor Sophie Scott, Fran Scott, Dr Priti Parikh, Susan Okereke and Aphra Le Levier-Bennett, compère: Helen Arney. 8-10pm, £0, online.

Habitual ethics? How will data-intensive technologies impact our ability to modify deep rooted habits? – Wed 12 Oct 2022, 5.45pm, in-person (London), The Alan Turing Institute, £0.

What is the metaverse?Tue 25 Oct 2022, 6pm (£0) – online or in person (London), from Gresham College (hosted at Barnard’s Inn Hall).

Discovering E Textiles: Be Safe, Be Seen ArmbandTue 25th Oct 2022, £20 (workshop, £10 accompanying adult), Centre for Computing History (in-person, Cambridge) Aimed at children over age of 10. Make an armband with LED lights.

Coming up in November

Cyber Security workshop (£0) – online, aimed at 8-12 year olds and their families. This free 4hr workshop takes place over two days on 1st and 3rd November 2022. You can pick a morning or afternoon session.

Machine Learning and the 4th Industrial Revolution Thu 3 Nov 2022, 6pm (£0) – online or in person (London), from Gresham College (hosted at David Game College).

Part of the Impact of Technology in Medicine, Education and AI series.

• Trust and CryptocurrenciesMon 14 Nov 2022, 6pm (£0) – online or in person (London), from Gresham College (hosted at David Game College).

Part of The Tech Revolution in Finance series.

Places that have computing themed talks and events