The Detroit International Women's Day Summit is sponsored by Google Detroit and Google Women Techmakers.
Google Detroit is our main sponsor that will be hosting the event, and there will be breakfast and lunch provided by Google Women Techmakers and SWE Detroit as well as a Happy Hour sponsored by NSBE and SHPE Detroit chapters with a Photobooth provided by Let's Go Viral 360 Entertainment.
We welcome you to come grab some food and drinks, grow your professional network, get the support you need in today's volatile job market, and walk away with some new communities that will help connect you to your next opportunity.
9:30am - Check-In & Breakfast
10am - What Up Doe! Ice Breaker
10:30am - Lightning Talks by Local Detroit Techies
- SWE, SHPE, NSBE Detroit Chapters
- Visualize, Cultivate, Leverage: How to Build Relationships in Business
- Leveraging AI for Design
- Low-Code/No-Code MVPs
12pm - Collaboration Space Breakout Sessions
12:30pm - LinkedIn Lunch & Networking
1:30pm - History of Detroit & Profitable Economics of Tech Diversity
2:30pm - By Detroiters, For Detroiters: Building a More Equitable Detroit Panel Discussion w Local Detroit Leaders in Tech
3:30pm - Networking Happy Hour
NOTE: You will need a Covid Vaccine Card and matching ID to enter the event.
Chief Architect & Chief Developer Advocate
Jenna Ritten (@jritten) is Chief Architect and Chief Developer Advocate for InnerSource@IBM. She works on expanding the reach of open source technologies to Detroit and Austin's developer communities. Her areas of interest include hackathons, design-thinking workshops, NLU/NLP, gamified learning, and Blockchain. Jenna left Detroit to attend Dev Bootcamp San Francisco to learn full-stack web development before joining IBM Austin as part of the Tech Re-Entry program. She is an advocate for non-traditional people in tech, much like herself, and provides support by building and fostering communities for underrepresented people in tech.