This are the projects that the chapter is currently working on. We need more amazing members to take the initiatives! If you would like to help us organizing any of these, or have an idea of your own, send us an email or come to our meetings.
There will be four lectures on promotion of gender equality in IT, and general IT topic talks. The frequency is one talk every other month, which amounts to around four talks per year. The main topic will be alternating between gender equality and technical seminar. Fika will be provided for all registered attendees. The intended invited speakers will include but not limited to ACM distinguished speakers, (female) figures working in IT industry and academia, etc.
Lecture 1: 26th of May 2016.
Do you want to find out about current EU laws on data protection and privacy? Do you want to discuss how to minimize your digital footprint? Then come to the next CryptoParty!
What: CryptoParty  with ACM-W, guest speaker Amelia Andersdotter
When: Friday Apr 26th, 16:00–18:00
Where: Ångström library
Who: Everyone, no prior knowledge required This time in collaboration with the ACM-W student chapter we have invited Amelia Andersdotter, a member of the Swedish Pirate Party and former member of the European Parliament. She will talk about data protection laws.
Title: Rights are not important if you don’t use them
Abstract: There is a new EU data protection legislation, GDPR, that asserts giving new protections to individuals. But is the legal framework enough to protect individuals? How do you actually make use of your data protection rights? Amelia Andersdotter will suggest some practical methods to protect personal data in spite of powerful companies and governments.
Afterwards we will discuss topics of your interest, like anonymous surfing, mobile security, encrypted instant messaging, and more in small groups. Bring your own laptop/smartphone if you want to try the presented tools right away.
The ACM-W student chapter is sponsoring food, so please sign up  if you want some. For more info on CryptoParties at Uppsala University see here , subscribe to our mailing list , or contact us on IRC .
See you there! Arve, Anke and the Uppsala ACM-W chapter
Lecture 2: Robots and AI (coming soon)
Lecture 3: TBD (after summer)
Conferences and networking
ID24 would like to promote women in tech industry, and they are happy to pay for a conference visit of up to 30_000 SEK. Apply before the 30th of April! More information in the posters below.
Pizza Coding Event (11th of May 2017, concluded)
A pizza coding session will be organized by UU ACM-W from 17:15 to 19:00 on Thursday May 11th, where you are welcome to participate in some coding practising for fun, or bring your own assignments to work on, or just want to meet some friends who share similar interests. We will start by introducing UU ACM-W a bit (5 minutes) while you enjoy the food. Otherwise, you’re free to code/work/enjoy. Free pizza and beverage will be provided.
Register using the following link if you plan to come (limited seats for 20 students, so be quick!). We will meet in room 4307. If you cannot get in, ring the bell and we’ll open the doors for you!
Programming Workshop with Experts (21st of October 2016, concluded):
We are organising a programming workshop which allows students at the
IT department to learn from developers from industry, and to expand their network.
The event is for free, and will take place on the 21st of October. For more information, click here.
Posters to Womencourage 2016 (concluded):
The ACM-W Europe womENcourage Celebration of Women in Computing is a scientific event aiming at networking and exploring career opportunities for women in computer science and related disciplines. This year’s conference is held in Linz, Austria, September 12th to 13th. Uppsala ACM-W would like to encourage students (both undergraduate and graduate) to submit a poster to this conference. WomENcourage solicits posters from all areas of Computer Science. We believe that the conference is a good opportunity for anyone who wants to peek into (or already is in) research. The Call for Posters requires the submission of a one-page abstract until the 9th of May. To this end, we are organizing lectures and additional help for anyone that wants to participate. This event is open to all genders.
We will invite Andreas Dahlin, an expert in visualization, to give a 45 minutes lecture on creating beautiful and interesting posters. In addition, we will schedule a lecture on how to write abstracts, organize peer reviews, and provide feedback so that it’s as polished as possible. Participants of WomENcourage will have the chance to apply for travel grants (for more information on grant and registration fees, see below).The preliminary schedule for above activities is shown below:
20th of April: Lecture by Andreas Dahlin on “How To Visualize Your Science” [Place ITC 2345, Time: 9:00 – 10:00]
22nd of April: Session on “Scientific Writing” with a focus on abstracts [Place and Time TBD]
29th of April: Hand-In of first abstract draft
3rd of May: Peer-reviews
6th of May: Hand-In of second abstract draft + Feedback from us
9th of May: Submitting to WomEncourage
You are of course welcome to attend Andreas Dahlin’s lecture even if you don’t want to hand in a poster. If you want to submit a poster to WomEncourage and would like to participate in the review and feedback sessions, sign up here .
Do you have questions? Mail us!
Contact Person: Albert Yang; albert.yang (at) it.uu.se
A description of the project will be added soon
A description of the project will be added soon