What we're about

Akron Women in Tech wants you to join our community of women and friends who are interested in learning to code and exploring new technology. No experience required. We are looking for learners, teachers, mentors, and tech enthusiasts. No prior programming experience is necessary but you should bring a laptop and be familiar with basic computer skills, like editing a text document.

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Our Code of Conduct

You can view our Code of Conduct here (https://www.meetup.com/Akron-Women-In-Tech/pages/Code_of_Conduct/). We place the utmost importance on creating a safe space for women to learn coding, and everyone in our community is expected to uphold our values.


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Upcoming events (3)

Product Management Collaboration

Online event

Join us with Aishwarya to learn about Product Management. Aishwarya will talk about the key responsibilities of the PM role and how they help facilitate collaboration with different functional teams like engineering, data science, strategy, customer success and sales to reach the strategic goals of the business.

Aishwarya began her career with a Biomedical Degree and later received her Master of Engineering Management from Case Western University. Aishwarya has held a number of roles as a product owner and analyst before moving into Product Management. She is now living in California and working as a Product Manager at Komodo Health.

Mentorship is a Two-Way Street

Online event

Mentorship is a two-way street whether you’re a mentor or a mentee, there are benefits to being on both sides of the relationship, and tactics to make the mentoring relationship fruitful for the mentee and rewarding for the mentor. Join us with Mai AlOwaish for an interactive chat on mentorship in the tech space, and how you can grow and advance your career through mentorship.

Mai Alowaish is the Chief Data Officer at Gulf Bank in Kuwait. She is a seasoned information systems and data analytics expert with 17 years of experience between Kuwait and the United States where she led a variety of data analytics and e-commerce enterprise projects and enabled digital transformation for financial institutions, retailers, airlines, and more. Mai has spearheaded several mentorship programs and other initiatives to support women in the tech industry. She is an active member and mentor with the Digital Analytics Association (DAA) and the recipient of the 2019 DAA President’s Award. Mai is a published author with content pieces in the Applied Marketing Analytics journal and the Analytics Interpreted book; and has published other online blogposts on mentorship and supporting women in analytics.

A Journey into Data Science

Online event

Join us this month with Shasnika. In the presentation, she will cover briefly how a couple of setbacks in her career lead to her journey to data science and highlight that it’s never too late to learn a new skill and switch to a different career field. She will then provide an overview of the key data science models that are currently impactful for businesses to uncover business insights and drive more conversions. Lastly, she will dive into a using K-means clustering model using BigQuery ML to help build Persona that can be used by businesses to drive targeted products and/or ads.

An Advanced Analyst specializing in Data Science, Shasnika’s progression to data science was far from linear. She began her career in sales at Aimia and in 2016 she switched her career to Digital Analytics Consulting by joining InfoTrust as she saw the rise in eCommerce and the power data and insights had in increasing sales. There she found her passion in leveraging data for helping business grow and returned to school to get her Master in Management Analytics. She is now focused on using statistical and machine learning techniques to solve business challenges within digital marketing.

Past events (207)

Introduction to Embedded Systems

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