This event is open to both male and females. The aim is to encourage more women to get involved in the tech industry and to educate and raise awareness of the great work women are doing in this male-dominated sector.
5.30 - 6.00pm - Registration and Networking
6.00 - 7.00pm - Talks (see details of speakers below)
7.00 - 8.30pm - Networking with food & drink*
Jessica Rose (https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=45381542&authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=rikE&locale=en_US&srchid=815846341433862286653&srchindex=1&srchtotal=573&trk=vsrp_people_res_name&trkInfo=VSRPsearchId%3A815846341433862286653%2CVSRPtargetId%3A45381542%2CVSRPcmpt%3Aprimary%2CVSRPnm%3Atrue) - Self-taught programmer and technical writing specialist
Build Newbies, Ship Change
Diversity, especially gender diversity in technology has never had a greater amount of investment and attention. So why is so little ground being made? This session will look at the impact individuals are having in the West Midlands technology scene through diverse education and outreach initiates. We'll also examine how individuals can become involved in these initiates or through informal mentorship and education activities.
Sonu Bubna (https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=25849987&authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=1JJk&locale=en_US&trk=tyah&trkInfo=clickedVertical%3Amynetwork%2Cidx%3A1-1-1%2CtarId%3A1433862345554%2Ctas%3Asonu%20b) – Co-Founder of Owned It (https://www.ownedit.com/about)
From the Corporate world to being the Co-Founder of my own Tech Start-up.
Florence Okoye (https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=171584845&authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=OmBf&locale=en_US&trk=tyah&trkInfo=clickedVertical%3Amynetwork%2Cidx%3A1-1-1%2CtarId%3A1433862373389%2Ctas%3AFlorence%20Okoye) – National Grid
Inspired by intersectionality: creating cross-disciplinary tools for fun and research
What do you do when you're interested in everything and like to code? Develop interdisciplinary web apps of course! This talk will explore how web technologies can enable new tools for research and encouraging engagement with academic research.
Faye Pressly (https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=69116531&authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=YEnw&locale=en_US&trk=tyah&trkInfo=clickedVertical%3Amynetwork%2Cidx%3A1-1-1%2CtarId%3A1433862411342%2Ctas%3Afaye%20pre) – Mortimer Spinks (http://www.mortimerspinks.com/)
Experts in technology recruitment, Faye will be discussing the highlights from the Women in Tech 2015 Survey which received over 4,000 responses and is now in it's 4th year of publication.
*We are pleased to announce that Mortimer Spinks will be sponsoring the drinks for the evening