Women Techmakers Melbourne is proud to present to you International Women's Day. This event is in partnership with GDG Melbourne, WTM and Flutter Melbourne.
This year with our theme #ProgressNotPerfection, we celebrate all kinds of progress - big or small - and the strength we demonstrate in not letting fear hold us back from following our dreams. We recognise the tremendous challenges over the past year, from dealing with COVID to broader issues of racial justice, human rights, and recent issue in Ukraine. However, we remain hopeful about the future and believe that together our community can continue to make progress and create positive change throughout the world.
This event is our first hybrid event, join us online or in-person as below detail
Online: <link TBD>
In-person event: Events Hub, NAB building, 395 Bourke St, Melbourne
For in-person attendants, please follow venue staff directions and comply with the current government policy for attendance to an indoor event.
• Agenda •
06:00 - Door open
06:30 - Talk: Project Gremlin: How to navigate imposter syndrome - Jess Segovia
06:45 - Talk: Making the Switch - Moving from Non-Tech to Tech - Benita Lee
07:00 - break, networking and lucky draw
07:20 - Wellbeing – Reflections and Some Suggestions - Bettina Wilcox
07:35 - Applying DevOps and SRE practices - Gwendolen Warnick
07:50 - networking and wrap up
[All timings as per GMT+11]
• About our speakers •
- Jess Segovia (National Australia Bank) - Jess is a Digital Business Analyst with more than 10 years experience across different industries, such as banking & insurance, tourism, and online gaming. She has a degree in Computer Engineering and currently works as a Senior Business Analyst at NAB working on their personal banking app.
- Benita Lee (Google) - Dual-qualified in England and Wales and in Singapore, Benita is a lawyer specialising in international front-end infrastructure and energy work, and has represented governments, project sponsors and lenders on landmark deals in Asia, Middle East, Africa and South Pacific. Benita is currently Google’s Lead Data Center Counsel for APAC.
Bettina Wilcox (National Australia Bank) - Bettina Wilcox is an IT professional with more than 2 decades of experience delivering IT and business solutions, working within a organisation and as a external supplier and specialising in technology for financial services industry. Currently Head of Engineering for Broker, within the NAB Home Ownership domain noting that the Broker channel of work is often seen as an “addition” to internal home loan lenders while the reality is that 2 out of 3 Australians will use a broker to help them obtain a home loan. Bettina migrated from a non-English speaking country at the age of 9 and spent the first 3 months in Australia in a migrant facility. Bettina is the first in her family to go to university and her qualifications include Bachelor of Law (Honours) and Bachelor of Business (Honours).
4. Gwendolen Warnick - Gwenny works as a Cloud Engineer for a GCP Consultancy and Google Premier Partner in Melbourne, Australia. She is a career-changer into tech with a background in teaching, curriculum development, and music. Gwenny loves volunteering her time to improve diversity and inclusion in tech, whether by mentoring, career coaching, writing educational content, or speaking at events. She has written and delivered training on web development and cloud computing, and is a yoga teacher and keen vegan cook outside of work. She is always developing her technical skills, currently at a large enterprise implementing GCP at scale, and in her spare time around machine learning engineering and creative pursuits like generative art and sonic pi. She is passionate about animal wellbeing, intersectional feminism, and personal growth.
• Code of Conduct •
All attendees are asked to act in accordance with our Code of Conduct ( http://bit.ly/GDG_CoC )
If you have any questions, please use the email above or reach out to a GDG Melbourne Organiser on slack. If you cannot attend for the above reasons, don't worry, we will be recording talks and will upload them to our youtube channel. This event is for all genders.