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Cracking the code: Why programming is essential for women in technology.

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A collaborative event with for European Code Week.

6:00 - 6:30: Registration
6:30 - 6:45: Opening speeches from Girls in Tech and
6:45 - 7:15: "Why and how to start coding?"
7:15 - 7:30: Panel discussion
7:30 - 8:00: Q&A
8:00 - 9:30: Networking reception

Confirmed Speakers:

Simona Lazarovici:
"A web designer at ( for the past 4 years, Simona uses numbers to understand and change the behaviour of millions of users worldwide.With a background in Computer Science, she combines passion for design and usability with an irrational need for data to validate design decisions."

Erin Weigel:
"Currently a UX Designer at (, Erin was originally trained as a fine-art painter. After years of pushing colors around a canvas, she taught herself how to push pixels with code. She's living proof that hands-on, non-stereotypical creative types without any background in tech can teach themselves to code and succeed in this industry."

Juliette Reinders Folmer:
"Self-employed, ZCE, active open source contributor, speaker, trainer, author and long-standing member of PHPWomen. I love it when you give me a chance to refactor spaghetti-code to something elegant and maintainable."

Abbey Waldron:
“Former experimental particle physicist turned web experimentalist at ( I’m a largely self-taught coder, originally in C++ during my PhD and recently in Ruby. I particularly enjoy working with real-time data acquisition and making pretty plots.”

Lieke Boon:
“Lieke is a historian and explored the world of coding (Python and Ruby on Rails) 1.5 years ago. She worked as a trainee Rails developer and is currently encouraging more girls/women to get into tech at VHTO ( She’s spending a large part of her time (co-)organizing PyLadies Amsterdam & Rails Girls Amsterdam and is a Dutch Ambassador for the European Code Week. I really like to share my experience in learning how to code and encourage others.”

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