International Women's Day 2021

Mar 27, 2021, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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Career DevelopmentInclusionWomen Techmakers

About this event

International Women's Day marks a moment to celebrate and provide visibility for the incredible contributions of women around the world and is a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

For the past 9 years, Women Techmakers has celebrated IWD throughout the months of March and April. In 2020, in spite of a global pandemic and quick pivot to virtual, WTM Ambassadors reached over 80,000 worldwide through our IWD campaign #TogetherWeRise.

In 2021, we hope to inspire even more women and allies across the globe in partnership with you! We are also excited to extend the WTM IWD campaign to our GDG communities, in an effort to work towards gender parity and equity in tech together.

NOTE: This event is a joint effort between GDG Gaborone and seven other Southern African GDGs (Johannesburg, Polokwane, Pretoria, Soweto, Durban, Harare, and Cape Town.) You'll be redirected to GDG Durban for signup but please make sure to also join your local chapter to stay in touch.

When

When

Saturday, March 27, 2021
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM UTC

Agenda

8:00 AM Lunch Break
8:00 AMWelcome
8:10 AMKeynote: How to be productive while being stressed with Irina Shikhman(Google)
9:15 AMOwn Your Space - Public Speaking Workshop with Debby Kay Dewes
9:45 AMGetting started with Jetpack Compose with Maia Grotepass
10:30 AMPanel discussion
11:20 AMLunch Break
11:50 AMPainting with coffee and ink workshop with Lauren Nel
12:25 PMIntro to AI Design and Development with TensorFlow workshop with Tlamelo Makati
1:10 PMSocial Media and Marketing with Sarah Jane Scott
1:40 PMGoodbye

Speakers

  • Irina Shikhman

    Google

    Tech Lead

  • Debby Kay Dewes

    DK Editing / 1 Act Productions

    Wordsmith / Founder

  • Maia Grotepass

    Luno

    Staff Engineer: Android principal

  • Tlamelo Makati

    GDG Gabarone

    Lead

  • Lauren Nel

    Luno

    Illustrator and Product Designer

Panelists

  • Lebogang Madise

    Microsoft

    Developer Audience PMM

  • Rebecca Franks

    Over by GoDaddy

    Android Lead

  • Jacqueline Fouche

    Superbalist

    Head of UX

  • Tumi Sineke

    Offerzen

    Mentoring Programme Designer & Head of OfferZen Foundation

  • Vimbainashe Laura Nhira

    Snr. Software Engineer

  • Debbie Rogers

    Praekalt.org

    Managing Director

Hosts

  • Pamela Hill

    Over by GoDaddy

    Android Engineer

  • Mbalenhle Ndaba

  • Vusi Moyo

    Takealot

    Android Engineer

  • Potsane Mohale

    Luno

    Senior Android Engineer

  • Sylvia Dieckmann

    Engineering Manager

  • Maia Grotepass

    Luno

    Staff Engineer: Android principal

  • Vuyo Mhlotshane

    Container Solutions

    Cloud Native Engineer

  • Tlamelo Makati

    GDG Gabarone

    Lead

Organizers

  • Fanie Ndlovu

    VarsityGenie

    GDG Organizer

  • Thobani Gabuza

    Durban University Of Technology

    Student

  • Nkosinam DLungwana

    Organizer

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