International Women's Day

Hoppers' 15th Anniversary

March 7th, 2020


9:00 Women Techmakers Breakfast with GDG Edinburgh
Information about Breakfast
10:00 Welcome from Hoppers and our Head of School Jane Hillston
10:15 Keynote by Hoppers' Founder and First President Kate Ho
Information about Kate
11:30 Refreshments
11:45 Series of Lightning Talks by HubSpot, Dresscode and SmartSheet
Information about Toni's talk Information about Nadia's talk Information about Jean's talk
13:00 Lunch and Poster Competition
14:00 Workshops
Information about workshop by HubSpot Information about workshop by GDG
15:30 Refreshments
16:00 “Future Challenges” Discussion competition
FreeAgent HubSpot smartsheet modulr
17:30 Reception and Prize Giving and Networking

Instructions for HubSpot Workshop

Hey there,

We are really looking forward to meeting you for the International Women's Day event and workshop! One thing you will need to bring is your own machines and chargers.

We also require that you complete the tasks below before Saturday so that you are ready to go when you get to the workshop:

  1. Create Heroku account (primary language = node) - Sign up here!
  2. Download and install heroku's command line tools - Set them up here!
  3. Create Github account - Sign up here!
  4. Download and install github's command line tools - Set them up here!
  5. Download and install Node.js (latest LTS version of node js is 10.13.0 not the Latest LTS Version: v6.10.1) - Get Node.js here!
  6. Download and install a text editor (I recommend sublime text - Get Sublime Text here!)

It is really important for us that every tool is installed, so we can start the workshop on time on Saturday, and help you build your web app! If you are having any trouble with the above tasks please plan to arrive at the event a little early and we will be more than happy to assist you with getting set up.

Thanks so much and we can't wait to meet everyone on the day!

See you at the event!
Nadia, Sarah, Conor & Steph


  1. Name at least 5 different previous Hoppers' presidents.
  2. Is Karyopharm Therapeutics a customer of SmartSheet?
  3. Name any 2 events that FreeAgent is going to hold this year.
  4. Name any one book that the CEO of HubSpot has co-authored.
  5. SmartSheet has Software Development Kids (SDKs) providing a higher level interface for several languages. Name any 3 of those languages.
  6. Name 2 partners of Hoppers Society.


Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

Poster Competition

Posters Wanted

We are delighted to invite you to our annual International Women’s Day celebration. This year not only do we celebrate the success of women in tech, but also the 15th anniversary of our society.

On March 7th, we prepared a full day of fantastic activities to meet inspiring people and learn new skills. This year’s theme “Reach for the Stars” invites you to imagine a world without limitations and acknowledge the importance of not giving up.

Why should I submit a poster?

This year for the first time, we are also hosting a poster session during the event. This is an amazing opportunity to present your favourite project, may it be academic or personal, and show off what you have achieved. The posters can be ongoing work as well. It does not have to be a complete work and can also include group work. This is a great way to show the work you are most proud of in a safe environment to your peers, future employers and collaborators and get their interest. See it a bit like an offline portfolio.

Perfect opportunity for UG4 and UG5 students!

For all final year students, this is the perfect opportunity to get feedback for your project from your peers. You can bring additional tools and flyers to make as much as possible of this event.

There are prizes?!

Not only do we encourage everyone to participate, no matter what year you are in, but we will also give out prizes. There will be rewards for posters chosen by a jury consisting of our company representatives.

How do I make a poster?

In order to make this easier for you, we have also provided a guide on poster sessions. You can download it at the beginning of this section. You can find templates, helpful resources and other information on how to ace poster sessions.

When and how do I submit a poster?

Please use the form at the beginning of this section to submit a poster in PDF by February 20th. We can then print it for you. If you want to print your poster yourself or you already have a printed poster, just fill out the form to reserve a space until March, 5th.

When is the event?

Our International Women's Day celebrations take place on March, 7th in the Informatics Forum. Visit our website for more information and book your tickets via Eventbrite.

FAQ (Frequently asked questions)

How much does it cost?

Tickets are free, 100% free. Tickets will be released soon.

Who can attend the event?

The event is open for everyone to celebrate the success of women and non-binary people in tech. We welcome students from all years, all universities and local schools as well as members of staff.

Why should I attend?

This event is not only a tribute to what was accomplished in Science but first an opportunity to learn from and network with same-minded people. This event presents various workshops and talks to inspire you and help you develop more skills.

If I travel from outside Edinburgh, will I get reimbursement?

We are working on getting sponsors, but most likely, we will not be able to provide reimbursement for travel. We will, however, provide lunch and goodie bags along with first-class speakers.

I can't come anymore. What do I do?

Just cancel your ticket on Eventbrite or let us know. This will allow us to adjust our catering to avoid food waste.



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