She++: The Documentary

  • June 19, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Chic Geek is excited to announce the screening of She++: The Documentary. She++ is a movement reinventing the image of the computer scientist and lowering the barrier of entry to tech for women -- a perfect fit with us Chic Geek's! Founded in January 2012, She++ was Stanford's first conference on women in technology. In April 2012, they hosted a lineup of inspirational women in tech--from companies such as Google, Facebook, Dropbox, and Pinterest, among others--and 250+ attendees on Stanford's campus. After positive feedback from attendees, mentors, and the press, She++ has expanded into a full-fledged community that inspires women to empower computer science.


View Trailer HERE

 

This short documentary collects research and inspirational pieces of Silicon Valley's unsung heroes to galvanize us to explore our potential as 'femgineers'. Written and directed by recent Stanford University good girls gone geek, Ayna Agarwal and Ellora Israni, she++: The Documentary encourages the future CEOs, the innovative engineers, the techies and the fuzzies, the sisters, cousins, and daughters, to break away from the stereotype into a revolutionary field. As technology is becoming increasingly ubiquitous, all demographics must harness new ideas to transform and empower technology. Think of what more 'femgineers' could do.

Following the screening we will facilitate an intimate world cafe style discussion on the film, the issues being discussed as well as challenges found right here in Calgary. Come out and share your vision, your voice and your perspective on how we can change Calgary's hi-tech startup landscape to engage more women. We want to hear from you!

 

Huge thanks to the She++ Team for the Documentary and EPIC YYC for donating the event space!

 

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @ChicGeekYYC and Facebook!


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  • Hannah

    Wasn't really sure about what to expect from this meeting - the description didn't make the format super clear. I was expecting a longer documentary, but I really enjoyed the short film format and the ensuing discussions. It was a really great way to have some interesting conversation about the role of women in tech and specifically about Calgary as well. I really like attending these events, I find them very engaging!

    1 · July 3, 2013

  • Darcie M.

    The documentary was short, sweet, and to the point. It was a great jumping point for discussion.

    June 19, 2013

  • Donalda M.

    The documentary provided a lot of encouragement for women considering a career in programming. The workshop and discussion afterwards was thought-provoking and entertaining. Thank you to all of you who organized this event. I was motivated to sign up for the Javascript workshop on July 6th.

    June 19, 2013

  • Maggie

    The organizers were prepared, thoughtful and set the stage for a safe and positive atmosphere to encourage the sharing of ideas.

    June 19, 2013

  • Regina O.

    Loved the screening and the discussion that followed!

    June 19, 2013

  • Eva

    Sorry, I got a late start.

    June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Everyone! Location is a little tricky. Just so you know, you're coming to the Telus Convention Centre on north side of 8th Ave. When you enter the lobby, you will pass the escalators, turn left and go up the global business centre elevators. Take the elevators to the 5th floor and voila! We will see you there!

    1 · June 19, 2013

  • Regan

    darn, team dinner falls on the same day.

    June 18, 2013

  • Shannon M

    If I can end a previous appointment early, I'll be there!

    June 17, 2013

  • Rosemary S.

    Sorry, I wanted to go but I'm going to represent/participate in a Ruby/Rails event the same night.

    June 11, 2013

  • Darcie M.

    I can go provided the location is transit accessible :)

    June 6, 2013

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