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Ada's List Conf 2016

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This October, as the world celebrates Ada Lovelace Day, Ada’s List will be celebrating it’s 3rd Birthday and recognising Lovelace’s contribution to the world of internet and science with our very own mini Ada’s List Conf 2016.

We would like to invite you to join us in London for an afternoon of talks and mingling, to share your stories of innovation and change, and reflect on how we are changing communities, our workplaces, and the industry for the better.

If you are an Ada’s List member, or a woman in tech who isn’t yet a part of our community but interested in our agenda of change, do join us.

Expect a lot of stimulating discussion, some inspiration and a bit of fun networking.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Agenda & Speakers

15:30 - Doors Open & Tea/Coffee

16:00 - Ada's List - A Year In Review

16:30 - Talks

  • 'Do or do not. There is no try. The Game of Startups.’ Zoe Peden, Chief Juggler, ZobiWan (@zoepeden)
  • Title tbc. Ade Adewunmi, Head of Data Infrastructure, Government Digital Service (@Adewunmi)
  • ‘Lessons I Learned From the Plate in My Skull.’ Denise Jones, Technical Product Manager, Expedia Inc (@cool_jonez)

17:25 - Workshops

  • Dan Godsall, Managing Director, WOMBA (@WOMBAGROUP)
  • Merici Vinton, Co-Founder, Ada’s List (@merici)

17:55 - Break

18:05 - Keynote + Q&A

  • Alex Depledge, Entrepreneur & Co-Founder, Hassle.com (@adepledge)

18:35 - Speed Networking - Get to know everyone in the room

19:00 - Networking Drinks

Speaker Bios

We are proud to announce our keynote speaker: Alex Depledge.

Alex founded, built and sold UK based domestic cleaning marketplace start-up, Hassle.com. As CEO of Hassle.com, Alex took the firm to a Series A funding round of $6 million and 70 full time employees within 12 months of launch - using the investment to quickly take the startup into Ireland and Europe and making it one of Tech City’s biggest successes.

Alex’s forthright views, industry experience and strategic leadership has led to her appointment as chair of the Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec) and founding board member of the government backed Sharing Economy UK trade body SEUK. In 2016 Alex was awarded an MBE for services to the Sharing Economy.

Educated at the University of Nottingham and the University of Chicago, Alex started her career as a consultant for Accenture in the UK. She rose quickly through the ranks before her desire for a new challenge led her to taking the leap into the world of entrepreneurship.

Workshop Bios

We are extremely proud that Dan Godsall from WOMBA will be running one of the workshops at our event.

After twenty seven years in financial services, in 2014 Dan quit his Managing Director role at Barclays to take some time out to care for his six month old son, Jesse.

Becoming a parent still correlates negatively with career progression, particularly for women. Through his experience of being a stay-at-home dad, Dan came to understand the challenges that new parents face when transitioning out of, and back into, the work place. Determined to reframe the experience as a unique development opportunity, Dan founded WOMBA, a training and coaching consultancy dedicated to retaining and growing talent after childbirth.

Note: No refunds will be issued for this event - Ada's List work tirelessly as a volunteer organisation, and we will consider it a donation so that we're able to nurture our community.

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