Computing History: Where Did All the Women Go? - 04 October - 27 October 2017
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In development since 2016, this exhibition brings together pioneering women whose contribution to the computing industry was undeniably formative but whose stories have often been written out by a focus on the ‘great men’ that have been involved. As well as exploring these fascinating narratives, we ask some big questions about why the proportion of women, who at one point dominated the workforce within these initially low-status new technologies, has now declined.
This major exhibition is supported by an exciting events programme. Please go to individual pages for further details and bookings.
Programme of Events:
5 October 2017 6:30pm - Panel Debate - Want to succeed in tech? Try not to be a woman...
12 October 2017 6:30pm - It Began with Ada - Show & Tell Our Ada Lovelace Day evening event. In this show and tell we watch a performer in a dress of light tell the Ada Lovelace story. A talk precedes the performance to explain why everyone should get involved with computers to help create our future! Suitable for age 11 to adults.
14 October 2017 6:30pm - Film Screening - Hidden FiguresThis hitherto untold tale reorients our view of the space race of the 1960s by telling the stories of 3 brilliant African-American mathematicians at NASA (Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson) who serve as the brains behind a stunning achievement that galvanised the world but who were then written out of history. price includes admission to the museum.
18 October 2017 10am-7pm - CCH Website Editathon
19 October 2017 6:30pm - Privacy in the Digital Age
The event is open to all but aimed at a 16+ audience.
21 October - 27 October 2017- Women in Gaming ExhibitionThis pop-up exhibition, available to all general visitors to the Centre, will explore the role of women in the videogame industry. Three themes will be explored: women as characters, women as developers, and women as players. Learn about the development of female icons like Lara Croft, explore the histories of pioneering developers like Dona Bailey and Carol Shaw, and discover how female professional gamers are making waves in the modern world of eSports.
25 October 2017 1:00pm - 3:30pm - Workshop: Make Your Own Electronic Music Like Delia Derbyshire!
Caro C (composer and project manager of electronic music charity Delia Derbyshire Day) will be offering insight into the work and working methods of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire. Although Delia's best known work is her production of the original Dr Who theme (1963), she made far more electronic music that was way ahead of its time!
26 October 2017 6:30pm - Ada Lovelace: the programmer, the maths, and the myths
Remember - All proceeds go to support our Computing Museum!