Activities

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.

Lecture Series

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: 18th of May 2016.

Details: To be determined (TBD)

Lecture 2: TBD (after summer)

Lecture 3: TBD (after summer)

Lecture 4: TBD (after summer)

 

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!

https://doodle.com/poll/vmcihargaxrzur6y

 

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[1] 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[2] 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[3], 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 [4].

Do you have questions? Mail us!
Contact Person: Albert Yang; albert.yang (at) it.uu.se

[1]: http://womencourage.acm.org/
[3]: http://visualizeyourscience.com/
[4]:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jReg3N97AortQs_SLl1cV3V0NrpdNKd9Qq2Y958eyRY/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

Christmas Party:

A description of the project will be added soon

Lecture series:

A description of the project will be added soon