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Oxbridge Women in Computer Science Conference

The Oxbridge Women in Computer Science Conference is an annual conference co-organised by OxWoCS and Cambridge women@CL that aims to bring together junior and senior female computer scientists at Oxford and Cambridge, with the aim to encourage collaboration through formal and informal discussion.

Upcoming conference: 2017 in Oxford

The 4th Oxbridge Women in Computer Science Conference will be held at the Oxford Department of Mathematics on March 16th, 2017: official website.

Registration is now open!

Conference

Past conferences

2016 in Cambridge

Oxford and Cambridge female computer scientists forged many connections at the 3rd annual Oxbridge Women in Computer Science Conference, held at the University of Cambridge’s Computer Laboratory on 10 March 2016.

The conference is co-organised
by Oxford Women in Computer Science (OxWoCS) and Cambridge women@CL, and is now an established annual event. UCL’s Professor Ann Blandford presented the keynote talk entitled ‘Empowering people through computing’. It reflected on her education, impressive career and experience
 as a female computer scientist.

The keynote was followed by student presentations, and a poster session, with topics ranging from Social Networks to Computational Linguistics. This was followed by our 60 second lightning talks and undergraduate presentations. The academic portion of the conference was closed by Dr Alyson Pitt, from Google. More information can be found on the official conference website. The conference was free for all, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Google.

Starting with only 50 attendees in 2014, the conference has gone from strength to strength with over 150 attendees this year. This allowed the forging of many lasting connections between the two societies, and the creation of new working relationships. Pictures can be found here.

2015 in Oxford

The second Oxbridge Women in Computer Science Conference was held on 16 March 2015 at Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford. The official conference website more information about the event. The keynote was given by Oxford's very own Dr Anisoara Calinescu. The conference was free for all attendees, and was made possible through the generous sponsorship of Google.

This year's conference consisted of student presentations and poster sessions with feedback given by a panel of senior female academics from Oxford and Cambridge Universities as well as technologists.

2014 in Cambridge

The 1st Oxbridge Women in Computer Science Conference was successfully held at the University of Cambridge's Computer Laboratory on the 27th February 2014. Information about the programme is available on the official conference website.

This year's conference consisted of student presentations and poster sessions with feedback given by a panel of senior female academics from Oxford and Cambridge Universities as well as technologists. The keynote was given by Oxford's very own Professor Ursula Martin. The conference was free for all attendees, and was made possible through the generous sponsorship of Google.

The event was a great success with over 50 attendees, with many lasting connections created between the two societies. We look forward to hosting the 2nd Oxbridge Women in Computer Science Conference at Oxford in 2015.