The archive consists of papers relating to Women into Computing (WiC) conferences (1988-2005), minutes (1998-2002), and correspondence relating to WiC's lobbying activities in the field of women and computer science. WiC was formed in November 1987, as a pressure group to increase the number of women pursuing profitable careers in computing.
The archive contains WiC Conference 2005 organising papers (minutes, agendas, associated materials); correspondence with the British Computer Society (BCS) and with the Conference of Professors and Heads of Computing (CPHC); minutes of WiC steering committee meetings & Annual General Meetings (1998-2002); related WiC committee papers; a paper copy of the WiC web pages (removed as of Jan 2006); notes and slides relating to the Edinburgh Workshops - computing workshops for girls held at Heriot-Watt University; and papers of other related initiatives of the period (for example, Women in IT and AWISE).
Useful abbreviations -
* British Computer Society (BCS)
* Women in Information Technology Foundation (WIT)
* Conference of Professors and Heads of Computing (CPHC)