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!
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