Talks

Selected invited talks, panels and presentations:

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

  • Computing Is For Everyone
    Cracking The Code, EXCITED — The Digital Learning Movement
    Dublin, Ireland (9 December)
  • A Digitally Confident, Digitally Competent Nation
    ASLC Cymru Conference 2016
    Cardiff (25 November)
  • Developing cognitive and social skills through the computing curriculum and digital learning
    Technology Enhanced Learning Special Interest Group, School of Education
    Durham University (17 October)
  • New Computing Curricula in the UK
    Commonwealth Parenting Magazine
    Taipei City/Kaohsiung/Taichong, Taiwan (3-7 October)
  • Enabling [Digital] Innovation in Wales: Data, Infrastructure and Skills
    FSB Wales 2016 Seminar Series
    Cardiff (27 September)
  • A Digitally Confident, Capable and Creative Nation
    Digital Competence Framework Launch/Joint Pioneer Conference (with Minster for Education)
    Cardiff (21 September)
  • A Digitally Competent, Digitally Capable Workforce
    Redesigning public services: The strategic importance of digital, Wales Audit Office
    Cardiff (13 September)
  • Enabling [Digital] Public Services Innovation
    Y Lab Digital Innovation Fund Showcase, Nesta/Cardiff University
    Cardiff (8 September)
  • A Digital Competence Framework for Wales
    SEWCTET CPD event
    Cardiff (21 June)
  • A Digital Competence Framework for Wales
    Cardiff Headteachers’ Conference
    Cardiff (17 June)
  • A [Digitally] Confident, Capable and Creative Nation
    Digital and Young Audiences event, Nesta/Arts Council for Wales
    Swansea (13 June)
  • Chaired panel on “Bridging the Digital Skills gap”
    Welsh Government’s Digital 2016
    Celtic Manor Resort, Newport (7 June)
  • Living, Learning and Working in a Digital World
    MA in Education CPD event, Open University
    Cardiff (20 May)
  • Update on the Welsh Government’s Digital Competence Framework
    Curriculum for Wales/New Deal Pioneer meeting
    Swansea (21 April)
  • Raising Aspirations in a Digital World
    NACE Cymru Conference 2016
    Cardiff (21 April)
  • Update on the Welsh Government’s Digital Competence Framework
    Estyn Annual Conference 2016
    Cardiff (13-14 April)
  • Reflections of a Scientist Doing Policy
    `Science and Society’, SWBio Doctoral Training Partnership
    University of Bristol (12 April)
  • Update on the Welsh Government’s Digital Competence Framework
    Curriculum for Wales Stakeholder meeting
    Wrexham (8 March)
  • Panel on “new directions in open research” [watch]
    Jisc Digital Festival 2016
    Birmingham (3 March)
  • The Semantic Web: What is it and how can it be used in your organisation?
    Digital Leaders Wales
    Cardiff (18 February)
  • Introduction to the 2016 BCS Distinguished Fellows
    BCS President’s Dinner 2016
    London (11 February)
  • Rethinking Pedagogies for Programming: Computational Thinking, Codemanship and (Software) Carpentry
    2016 HEA STEM Annual Conference: Transforming Teaching and Learning in STEM
    Nottingham (29 January)
  • Chaired panel on Data-driven research in the Social Sciences and Humanities — increasing research potential through interdisciplinary working
    ESRC/AHRC/Jisc Digging into Data Challenge Conference
    Glasgow (27-28 January)

2015

2014

2013

  • Computing in 2014 [blog post]
    Google UK
    London (2 December)
  • Computing: The Science of Nearly Everything
    School Seminar Series
    University of Huddersfield (20 November)
  • From STEM to STEAM: Computational Thinking, Creativity and Computer Science
    ESRC Festival of Social Sciences 2013
    University of Reading (8 November)
  • Superoptimisation: Making Compilers and Code Optimisation Sexy (Again)
    Box UK
    Cardiff (3 October)
  • Lead judge for the Young IT Professional of the Year category
    UK IT Industry Awards 2013
    Reading (27 September)
  • Supporting the ICT Sector in Wales
    Welsh Government’s ICT Sector Panel
    Cardiff (5 September)
  • Computing: The Science of Nearly Everything [blog post]
    Winchester Science Festival 2013
    Winchester (21 July)
  • Communicating Computer Science: A Call To Arms
    HEA Computing Workshop
    Oxford Brookes University (10 July)
  • Delivering A Digital Wales? [preview]
    Welsh Government’s Digital 2013
    Celtic Manor Resort, Newport (3 June)
  • The CAS Network of Computer Science Teaching Excellence
    Council for Professors & Heads of Computing (CPHC) Annual Conference 2013
    Cardiff University (26 March)
  • Omnia apud me mathematica fiunt
    Department of Computer Science Seminar
    Swansea University (7 February)
  • Launching Computer Science at School: The CAS Network of Excellence
    Bett 2013
    London (31 January)

2012

  • Computer Science for Wales
    Science Advisory Council for Wales
    Cardiff (3 December)
  • Google and Teach First: Computer Science
    Google UK
    London (1 November)
  • From STEM to STEAM: Computational Thinking and Computer Science
    ESRC Festival of Social Sciences 2012
    University of Reading (9 November)
  • Computer Science in 2012
    School of Education Seminar
    Nottingham Trent University (30 October)
  • The Appliance of Science: Growth, Jobs and Policy
    Science Council Fringe Event at 2012 Conservative Party Conference
    Birmingham (9 October)
  • Computing: The Science of Nearly Everything
    Association for Science Education (ASE) Cymru Conference
    National Museum Wales, Cardiff (6 October)
  • Judge for the Young IT Professional of the Year category
    UK IT Industry Awards 2012
    Reading (28 September)
  • Life Beyond The PhD [blog post]
    Cumberland Lodge
    Windsor (29 August)
  • Computing At School: Addressing the UK’s CS Education Problem
    Department of Computer Science Seminar
    University of Bath (10 August)
  • Bridging The Entrepreneurial Gap: A Computer Scientist’s Perspective [watch]
    BCS Entrepreneurs Specialist Group Launch
    London (23 July)
  • Engineer’s Question Time
    Cardiff Science Festival 2012
    Cardiff (12 July)
  • Computer Science: Enabling a Digital Wales
    Cross-Party Group on Science & Technology
    National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff (19 June)
  • Computing: Enabling a Digital Wales
    Science Advisory Council for Wales
    Aberystwyth (24 April)
  • Computing: Supporting Excellence in STEM
    HEA STEM Annual Conference 2012
    Imperial College, London (12 April)
  • Parliament Talks…Science
    UK Parliamentary Outreach Event
    National Science ∓ Engineering Week 2012, Leeds (15 March)
  • Hack To The Future! [watch]
    Hack To The Future 2012
    Preston (11 February)

2011

  • Computing: The Science of Nearly Everything
    Microsoft Partners in Learning Forum 2011
    Microsoft UK, Reading (24 November)
  • Scientists, the Media and Public Engagement
    Research Councils UK
    Swindon (16 November)
  • Computing: Enabling a Digital Wales
    BT International Data Centre
    Cardiff (6 October)
  • Superoptimisation: Generating Provably Optimal Code
    Microsoft Research
    Cambridge (20 July)
  • Computing: Enabling a Digital Wales [blog post]
    Science and the Assembly 2011
    National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff (24 May)
  • On Computing Numbers, with an Application to the Admissionsproblem
    School of Computer Science & Informatics Seminar
    Cardiff University (20 May)
  • Computing: The Science of Nearly Everything?
    National Science & Engineering Week 2011
    Techniquest, Cardiff (19 March)
  • New Directions in Computing Education
    Towards New Learning Perspectives in Education
    New Delhi, India (5 February)

2010

  • Knowledge Representation, P v NP and Provably Optimal Code Generation
    School Seminar Series
    Cardiff Metropolitan University (27 October)
  • Provably Optimal Code Generation using Logic Programming
    School of Computer Science & Informatics Seminar
    Cardiff University (15 March)

2008

  • Superoptimisation: Provably Optimal Code Generation using ASP
    Department of Computer Science Seminar
    University of Bath

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