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Sensors with Sandison (an Ada Scotland Festival event)

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10 October 2022

Senior CENSIS Engineer, Helen Sandison, aims to inspire others at the Ada Scotland Festival 2022

Since 2000, the number of young women in Scotland taking computing science at school/college has been on a dramatic downward trajectory.

At a time when data, tech and digital play a more important role in our lives than ever before – and when there are more opportunities in the computing science field than ever before – that statistic means young women are more likely to miss out on those opportunities than they were two decades ago.

Now in its third year, Ada Scotland Festival is working to address that gender imbalance. The Festival (named after Ada Lovelace, not just the first female computer programmer but arguably the first computer programmer full stop) runs 12 to 28 October, with a huge programme of in-person and online events, competitions, activities and resources aimed at entertaining, informing and inspiring a new generation of Scots women to discover computing.

CENSIS is proud to be part of it. On 18 October, 16:30-17:00, join Helen online for a fun, fast introductory session on sensors – what they are, what they do and the many ways they are used in our everyday lives.

Helen said: “I’m excited to be able to share my knowledge with these future female programmers and data scientists. As a younger engineer I was mentored and supported by some inspirational people, and I love that events like the Ada Lovelace festival give me the chance to give back and hopefully inspire a new generation of women to embrace technology and engineering as a career”.

Please go to the Eventbrite page to register for Helen’s event.