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16 May 2015 @ 09:19 pm
Ada the Dinosaur  

Because Lego Rovers is now funded by the Strategic Facilities Technology Council, we have an opportunity to present it in the STFC funded marquee at Cheltenham Science Festival. Despite the fact that the STFC mostly funds particle physics and astronomy this is the "DinoZone" because, well, because Phil Manning (who I refuse to come up with a pseudonym for on the grounds the man is a minor celebrity, even if he is also a neighbour). Since it is the DinoZone, obviously, the Lego Rovers have to look like dinosaurs.

Hence Ada (shown above), named after Ada Lovelace. I also have a Grace though she doesn't look much like a Triceratops yet, and several lists of other prominent female programmers, computer scientists, and other computing professionals.

B. will also be there (he has a kinect-based make the dinosaur dance demo) and will be taking part in Variety Night: An Evening of Unnecessary Detail (for which he has remarkably few details unnecessary or otherwise).

The DinoZone will be open to the public from 3pm-6pm on the 2nd and 3rd June, 3pm-9pm on the 4th and 5th June, and 10am-9pm on the 6th and 7th June. We won't be there the whole time (there are minions) but if you are in the Cheltenham area and may drop in, let us know and we can see how timings match up.

This entry was originally posted at http://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/156625.html.
fififollefififolle on May 17th, 2015 09:16 am (UTC)
Hey, cool! Ada looks brilliant :) Wish I could be there to see the dinosaur dance, lol.
louisedennislouisedennis on May 18th, 2015 06:23 pm (UTC)

I did wonder if the promise of Steve Backshall might tempt you down...
fififolle: Steve Backshall - no venomfififolle on May 18th, 2015 07:08 pm (UTC)
If mr fifi hadn't been away cycling in Norway (!) then I might well have been tempted!!! Steve Backshall *and Phil Manning? What could be better? :D