Welcome to the very first Women Who Code Hangout, a place to connect with amazing women in the tech industry, learn and get inspired.
This is a free format event where we'll occasionally have some talks or other activities, but the main purpose is to network, meet people and, like the name says, hang out!
This time we're excited to partner with Microsoft Cloud Developer Advocates to host this event and we'll have a super special guest, Sarah Drasner, Senior Developer Advocate at Microsoft, award-winning speaker and part of the Vue.js core team!
We'll also have food & drinks sponsored by Azure Advocates and Mercari.
📌Live and Machine Learn with Sarah Drasner
The life we live online increasingly informs the way we live offline as well. Businesses live and die through algorithms like SEO, humans are sorted in government systems, and we make large, life-governing decisions through what is shown to us on the web: home buying, where to live, what to eat, and who we're in contact with regularly. The first shift we as web developers saw was people living and learning on the web more and more, which excited us. But as we start to automate those tasks through machine learning algorithms, a lot of us have trepidation. We know systems have flaws, what are the political and social consequences?
In this talk we'll explore this paradigm shift and some of its dangers, but we'll also talk about the good impacts technology can bring. Helping people who need it, automating tasks for humans with disabilities, communication for emergency services: the possibilities for positive influence are endless. We'll explore just some of the tools that are out there, how with a little creativity, we can use these technologies for good. We as developers have a voice and chance to make a difference.
• TBA / Xiaoli Shen @furixturi (Web Application Engineer at Fast Retailing)
• 3 Important Skills I Learned at a Coding Boot Camp / Kimiko Motoyama @havasuphlox (Japanese hacker)
• “Shannon Game for Predicting Next Word” / Venali Sonone
• TBA / Megumi Mochizuki @c5meru (Web Application Engineer at UUUM Co., Ltd.)
📌WWCode call for speakers, leaders and volunteers
We're always looking for new leaders and volunteers to help us organize the events, spread the word or mentor in our study sessions! Email us at [masked].
If you want to be a speaker in one of our future events, fill out our speakers form and we will be more than happy to get in touch with you. First time speakers are super welcome and encouraged!
Speakers form: https://goo.gl/forms/uJrU5hYO29nos56K2
19:00 - Check-in
19:30 - Opening remarks
19:45 - Lightning talks from local community
20:15 - Live and Machine Learn with Sarah Drasner
20:45 - Hangout & network
21:30 - Wrap-up
WWCode Tokyo strives to be an inclusive and safe space. Women and non-binary people of all languages and coding levels are welcome and encouraged to join.
We write, speak, and dream in code. Our global team is maniacal about making the world amazing for developers of all backgrounds. Connect with us, write code with us, and let's meet up and talk cloud and all things developer!
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Women Who Code Hangoutへようこそ！
ハングアウトはIT業界の素晴らしい女性たちと繋がり、互いにインスパイアし合うことを目的としています。今回はなんとVue.jsのコアチームのメンバーでもあり、受賞経歴も持つ、Microsoft シニアデベロッパーのSarah Drasnerをゲストとしてお招きしています！