Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating Women’s contribution to Australia’s digital age
Livestream of of 2020 Ada Lovelace Day Pearcey Conversation
Pearcey Conversations online seminar 13 October 2020 celebrated the amazing contributions of female Australians to the digital age.
The conversation shared many experiences and insights from a mix of outstanding Australian female IT pioneers, academics, practitioners and historians.
The discussion recounted some fascinating early history when computing was still in its infancy and the inspirations and qualities that women bring to high technology fields.
Through to more modern achievements, challenges and motivations for females at the leading edge of mathematics, statistics, analytics, computing, business and academia.
Guest speakers include
Kerrie Mengersen FAA – Distinguished Professor of Statistics, Queensland University of Technology
Jennifer Seberry – Emeritus Professor, School of Computing and Information Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Information Science, University of Wollongong
Helen Vorrath – experienced industry veteran
Alison Harcourt AO – Australian mathematician and statistician
Kelly Hutchinson – Deputy Chair of the Pearcey Foundation and Founder of DSI Australia will MC the session
Hosted by the Pearcey Foundation with the support of the Tech Girls Movement Foundation, held on Ada Lovelace Day.