IWD 2023


Open to all genders!


Join Hoppers in celebrating International Women's Day on Saturday the 18th of March 2023! This year our focus is gender minorities’ experiences in Informatics and how we can make the field a more inclusive and welcoming space.

Our event will feature a speech from Jane Hillston (Head of School), a panel discussion, and interactive workshops from our sponsors covering a range of topics including imposter syndrome and the environmental effects of the tech industry. You'll have the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and learn from the experiences of others.

Our speakers will discuss the challenges they have faced and how they overcame them, as well as share valuable insights on how you can achieve your own goals and make a positive impact in our community.

The event will take place at the Informatics Forum, and we will be providing refreshments throughout the day. We welcome people of all ages, backgrounds, gender minorities', and experience levels to attend. Register now to reserve your spot!


Watch our panel of speakers discuss topics related to Gender Minorities experiences in Informatics

  • Kate Ho: Hoppers Founder
  • Stuart Anderson: Deputy Head of Informatics
  • Laurie Burchell: Staff Pride Network
  • Liita Cairney: Entrepreneurship Trainer
  • Nicole Meng: PhD Student in Usable Security and Privacy


Sponsors and Partners

Where to find us

This year, we'll be at the Informatics Forum, located in the Central Area campus of the University of Edinburgh.

Address: 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

Frequently asked questions

  • A: Yes you can! The event is open to all students of all levels of study from universities across Edinburgh.
  • A: Yes you can! Edinburgh Hoppers welcomes all.
  • A: Yes, you can. This event is opened to students from any degree programme.
  • A: Yes! Our workshops and challenges are beginner friendly.
  • A: Nothing specific needed to be done before the event!
  • A: You bet!
  • A: You can register as a participant here.
  • Couldn't find an answer to your questions? Please contact us on edinburghhoppers@gmail.com to find out more!

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