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The Problem With Women: A Technical Approach

Women in Technology

Presented by Trisha Gee.

We all know “there are not enough women in technology.” And we all know that this is a Bad Thing. But for years we’ve been seeing attempts to address the balance, and yet nothing seems to make any difference. It’s time to explore the hypothesis that the approaches we’ve been taking are not only not working but even potentially damaging. This session

• Dissects the problem

• Determines the requirements to be met

• Explores the domain

• Designs solutions

• Suggests methods of testing the success of the designs

Bring along a sense of humor and an open mind.

Who should attend:

Trisha has let us know that the session is suitable for everyone to attend, and is NOT aimed at just women.  It's an interactive session, so you'll have opportunities to contribute, it is not a slide-heavy presentation of Trisha's opinions. The session is also open to graduates/under-graduates.

Bio:

Trisha is a developer in London and a leader in the London Java Community. She's been working in financial markets for the last 6 years or so, but a fear of boredom and healthy amount of job-hopping before then has given her a wide breadth of experience, in a range of industries, over the 10+ years she's been a professional developer. Trisha is also involved in the Graduate Developer Community, she believes we shouldn't all have to make the same mistakes again and again.

Agenda:

18:00: Doors Open
18:30: Main event 'Women in Technology'
20:00/20:30 approx: Further discussion and networking

Please Note:

Doors open at 6pm for a 6:30pm start.

Directions: 10gen's offices are units F&G, on the second floor of the Zetland building. As you face the mural, 10gen offices are the second building on the right. Take the stairs up to the second floor, or Lift 3 takes you directly into the 10gen office.

Event organised by RecWorks

Event space kindly being provided by 10gen:

10gen is the company behind MongoDB, an open source, document-oriented database designed with both scalability and developer agility in mind.  10gen offers production support, training, and consulting for the open source database

 



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  • Dionne C.

    Enjoyed my first LJC meet up :-).

    November 1, 2012

  • Anji C.

    Hi all, Just a quick note to let you know that the doors will open at 18:00, ready for a 18:30 start. The doors close dead on 18:30 and there may not be someone around to let you in, so best to arrive early of you can.

    If you do find yourself shut outside then please call my colleague Georgina, [masked], and she will run down from upstairs to let you in.

    Thanks all,

    Anj

    November 1, 2012

  • Bruno M.

    Sounds like an interesting event, I wish I could attend. Will this be recorded or is it more of an informal talk?

    October 31, 2012

    • Trisha

      It's not going to be recorded, although it would have been cool if it was. I'll run it again some other time, so maybe next time we can record it.

      October 31, 2012

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