Women Techmakers San Francisco (GDG SF) is hosting a conference to celebrate International Women's Day 2021 . Please come join the celebration and support the women in the tech community.
Apr 29, 2021, 4:00 – 8:45 PM
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About this event
About the event:
Women Techmakers San Francisco (in collaboration with GDG Memphis) is hosting a summit to celebrate International Women's Day 2021. Please come join the celebration on April 29, 2021. #CourageToCreate #IWDSF
You'll get an opportunity to hear from our rockstar speakers: Ali Spittel, Ania Kubów, Dona Sarkar, Pariss Athena, Jennifer Ponder, Nitya Narasimhan and Aisha Blake. The focus of this summit is to help you have a successful career in tech and shine as an engineer and a leader!
You'll also get a chance to win:
Year long memberships on Scrimba to their learning platform.
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Thursday, April 29, 2021 4:00 PM – 8:45 PM UTC
Opening Remarks by *Riya Dashoriya*
Gamifying Learning by Ania Kubow
In this talk, we explore the benefits of learning to code through creating games. We talk algorithms, concepts and more.
The Imposter Syndrome Banishing Spell by Dona Sarkar
How many of you are convinced there was a mistake in a process somewhere and you got in here by accident?
Yeah, I used to feel this way too. Then I realized something interesting. Almost everyone has imposter syndrome--ESPECIALLY successful people. It's not a man or woman thing. In fact about 70% of people suffer from imposter syndrome at some point or another.
How do you overcome this? Come and find out!
Yes, You Should Write that Blog Post by Ali Spittel
You've probably benefitted from a lot of other developers' blog posts. There are so many reasons why you should write your own, such as: you have a unique perspective to share, your post will help other developers, you will learn from the process, and you can help establish yourself as an expert on the topic.
Writing technical blog posts can be intimidating at first -- it's difficult to come up with a topic to write about, let alone creating the content. We will go over the whole blog post process, from finding a topic through pressing the post button!
This talk will start by discussing why programmers should start blogging. Then, we'll move on to how to find a good topic, how to make content engaging and understandable, and how to build an audience.
Taking Up Space: Creating Your Own Pathway To Leadership In Tech by Jennifer Ponder
Do you want to get into tech so that you can build a successful new career? Do you even have dreams of moving into a leadership role in tech? Cultivating your own pathway to leadership through avenues such as community building, content creation, and building projects for different types of organizations can be your golden ticket. After landing a role in the tech industry, sometimes it can be challenging to get to the next step in your career. Don’t give up! I will share with you alternative routes to getting recognized for tech roles and creating your leadership strategy roadmap. We will decode finding your voice, overcoming imposter syndrome of landing a leadership role, and believing in yourself to land the best opportunity.
Creating Your Path to Leadership Through Giving Back In Tech:
1. Getting involved as a volunteer with technology-focused support organizations and navigating how to find a community that speaks to your talent and skillset
2. Working with organizations/businesses to deliver technical projects
3. Public Speaking: Delivering technical talks – Sharing what you have learned at meetups and tech focused conferences to become a thought leader in your area of expertise.
4. Creating content to solidify additional thought leadership in the tech industry through blogs, video content, e-courses, and writing books.
1. An understanding of what it means to take up space and have confidence in your voice and skillset to build a career in the technology industry whether you’re new to tech, early in your career, and even a professional with experience.
2. A method for building relationships within the tech community
3. An overview of leadership roles in tech and the skills needed to land these roles
4. How to cultivate your own pathway to leadership in tech by exploring volunteer roles, building your portfolio with projects, and creating technical content.
5. Creating Your Own Leadership Impact Roadmap - how to establish key leadership experience you need and an approach to evaluating your pace and measuring your success step by step
Getting Started with Livestreaming by Aisha Blake
If learning along with videos is your thing, you know what a powerful medium it can be. Now consider how impactful it could be to add another layer of interaction! Whether you're going deep on teaching a topic or you're casually co-working, live streaming is a great way to connect with people. We’ll cover some options for basic equipment, software, distribution, and lots of tips to help you develop and deliver the best content you can. You have something unique and interesting to offer, so why not try sharing it live?
Sketch The Docs: Why Visual Storytelling Can Improve Your Learning & Communication Skills by Nitya Narasimhan
Did you know 65% of us are visual learners? And that writing things down, and using visual vocabularies, can improve your understanding, retention, and recall, of complex information? Join me as we explore the world of visual storytelling from building your own visual toolkit ("learn to sketch") to creating rich visual guides ("sketch to learn") that make technology feel more relatable and accessible to broader audiences. Bring a pen, paper, and your sense of curiosity. We'll explore a visual storytelling roadmap from note-taking to metaphors, from digital to physical, and passive to interactive, usage.
You Don’t Have to be a Software Engineer by Pariss Athena
When you think about breaking into tech, I’m sure your mind instantly goes to coding. I blame Hollywood and Twitter. Truth is, you can break into this industry, be paid well, and work at your dream company without being a Software Engineer. In this talk, we’ll be going over other fields in tech that you can pursue, and the skill set you’ll need to break into them. Yes - including Software Engineering!