Outreach and PE 2017

School of Informatics Outreach and Public Engagement activities in 2017.

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  Name Activity Date Venue Audience
January Areti Manataki Code Yourself! An Introduction to Programming (MOOC) available all year Massive Open Online Course (Coursera) General public
           
February Areti Manataki, Kami Vaniea Girls in STEM 07/02/2017 John McIntyre Conference Centre Female school pupils (11-13 years old)
  Philip Wadler Computability, The Bright Club 13/02/2017 The Stand Comedy Club, Glasgow General public (60-70 people)
           
March Julian Bradfield Talk on Alan Turing and the Halting Problem 15/03/2017 Cargilfield Preparatory School Pupils (11-13 years old)
  Ian Simpson Cub Scout Digital Maker 24/03/2017 Juniper Green Parish CHurch Children (30/ 8-10.5 years old)
           
April Walid Magdy Test Tube to YouTube 01/04/2017 Summerhall General public, EISF
  Areti Manataki  Game On! 02/04/2017 Learning Centre, NMS General public, EISF
  Paul Patras BCS Sidney Michaelson Memorial Lecture: Wearables That Snitch on Us 03/04/2017 Summerhall General public, EISF
  James Garforth Robot Lab 03/04/2017 Grand Gallery, NMS General public, EISF
  James Garforth Marty: Activate! 05/04/2017 Learning Centre, NMS General public, EISF
  Aggelos Kiayias Blockchain Technology: A Secure Solution 09/04/2017 Summerhall General public, EISF
  Sethu Vijayakumar Shared Autonomy: The Future of Interactive Robotics 13/04/2017 Informatics Forum General public, EISF
  Kami Vaniea Crack The Code 28/04/2017 Informatics Forum Ten S2/S3 female pupils from local secondary schools 
  Myrto Arapinis Crack The Code 28/04/2017 Informatics Forum Ten S2/S3 female pupils from local secondary schools 
  Maria Wolters Crack The Code 28/04/2017 Informatics Forum Ten S2/S3 female pupils from local secondary schools 
           
May Adam Lopez Crack The Code 05/05/2017 Informatics Forum Ten S2/S3 female pupils from local secondary schools 
  Helen Pain Crack The Code 05/05/2017 Informatics Forum Ten S2/S3 female pupils from local secondary schools 
  Sharon Goldwater Crack The Code 05/05/2017 Informatics Forum Ten S2/S3 female pupils from local secondary schools 
  Sethu Vijayakumar Learn at BBC Scotland: The future and me! 09/05/2017 Glasgow Science Centre  P6-S2 pupils - live and online audience
  Matthias Hennig Crack The Code 12/05/2017 Informatics Forum Ten S2/S3 female pupils from local secondary schools 
  Petros Papapanagiotou Crack The Code 19/05/2017 Informatics Forum Ten S2/S3 female pupils from local secondary schools 
  Iain Murray Crack The Code 19/05/2017 Informatics Forum Ten S2/S3 female pupils from local secondary schools 
  Simon King (Speaker), Charlie Nash, Sorcha Gilroy, and Lora-Lynn Asvos, James Owers (Compere) 'How do you communicate when you can’t speak?' 17/05/2017 Monkey Barrel Pint of Science, General public
  Maria Wolters (Speaker), Charlie Nash, Sorcha Gilroy, and Lora-Lynn Asvos, James Owers (Compere) 'Oh Data, Where Art Thou?' 15/05/2017 The Safari Lounge Pint of Science, General public
  Subramanian Ramamoorthy  (Speaker), Charlie Nash, Sorcha Gilroy, and Lora-Lynn Asvos, James Owers (Compere) 'Maybe the robot invasion could be a good thing?' 16/05/2017 The Safari Lounge Pint of Science, General public
  Korin Richmond  (Speaker), Charlie Nash, Sorcha Gilroy, and Lora-Lynn Asvos, James Owers (Compere) Future of Human-robot interaction & communications 17/05/2017 The Safari Lounge Pint of Science, General public
           
June Sharon Goldwater Women in Computer Science 23/07/2017 Huxley Building, Clore Lecture General public
  Ludovic Capelli Disaster Relief Challenge 27/06/2017 Holy Rood High School  S3 pupils
  Perdita Stevens Primary workshop: Bidirectional transformations 27/06/2017 Cargilfield School, Barnton  P6 pupils
           
July Helen Pain Sutton Trust Summer School 03/07/17 - 06/07/17 Informatics Forum S5/Y11 pupils
  Kami Vaniea INSPIRE Summer School 03/07/17 - 05/07/17 Informatics Forum 25 pupils (year 11,12) (female only)
  Adam Lopez INSPIRE Summer School 03/07/17 - 05/07/17 Informatics Forum 25 pupils (year 11,12) (female only)
  Benjamin Bach Workshop on 'Data Comics for Data-Driven Storytelling' 18/07/2017 University of Edinburgh Open to public, students of College of Art
  Benjamin Bach Workshop on 'Paper Visualizations' 21/07/2017 University of Edinburgh Open to public, students of College of Art
  Benjamin Bach Talk 'Introduction into Data Visualization' at Workshop on Visualization 26/07/2017 University of Edinburgh Open to general audience, mostly students and staff of the UoE
  Philip Wadler Computability  at Bright Club 25/07/2017 The Stand General public
  Ram Ramamoorthy  ScotML in partnership with Amazon 06/07/2017 Waverley Gate, Edinburgh Industry and open to public
           
August Benjamin Bach Invited talk and workshop on network visualization 'Interactive Network Visualizations': Connected Past Conference on Networks in Archeology 23/08/17 - 24/08/17 Bournemouth Researchers in archeology
  Martino Sorbaro UK Youth Generation Code event 29/08/2017 Waverley Gate, Edinburgh STEM Ambassadors
           
September Connie Crowe, Karel Kuzmiak Doors Open Day: Appleton Tower teaching facilities tour and student demos 23/09/2017 Appleton Tower General public
  Orfeas Stefanos Thyfronitis Litos Explorathon '17 @ Curiosity Forrest: talk on Trust is Risk 29/09/2017 Charteris Centre All ages
  Sethu Vijayakumar New Scientist: Live - Keynote 30/09/2017 London General public (ticketed)
           
October Kami Vaniea

Information Security Awareness Week 2017

04/10/2017 Informatics Forum General public (~50 attendees)
  Sethu Vijayakumar Robot Wars (judge) 22/10/17 - 03/12/17 BBC Two TV and online audience
  Perdita Stevens Support for introducing a programming curriculum 23/10/2017 James Gillespie's Primary School  CS teachers
  Kami Vaniea Making IT work for women 24/10/2017 Informatics Forum ~100 students (high school to PhD)
           
November Petros Papapanagiotou I'm an Engineer, Get Me Out of Here! 06/11/17-17/11/17 Online School Students
  Ian Simpson STEMEast: Routes into employment/Speed Networking 13/11/2017 Currie Community High School ~100 S3 pupils
  Sethu Vijayakumar

Public Lecture at the Franco–Scottish Seminar: Robotics

15/11/2017 Royal Society of Edinburgh Seminar attendees and general public
           
December Kami Vaniea Cyber Security Christmas lecture 14/12/2017 George Square, Lecture Theatre General public