International Women’s Day (IWD) occurs on March 8th every year. It 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.
Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021 on March 18 and 19th!
IWD is Women Techmakers annual event campaign where our community hosts events that create connections, educate and inspire, and recognize that we still have a ways to go to close the gender gap.
Theme for this year: #ProgressNotPerfection
This year our theme celebrates all kinds of progress - big or small - and the strength we demonstrate when we don’t let fear hold us back from following our dreams.
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March 18 – 19, 2022 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM UTC
Intro and warm up
Inspire Your Inner Imposter: Syndrome to Success by Jessica Janiuk - Sr. Software Engineer from Google
Imposter Syndrome is something many of us deal with daily, and while this syndrome may seem like a huge detriment to our lives, it can actually inspire us to achieve success. In this talk, we'll hear from Jessica Janiuk, a self taught engineer. She'll share the tale of her career in tech and how imposter syndrome helped her find her way to places in her career she never expected to be. You'll get insight and tips on how you can take this syndrome and use it to take you to new heights rather than keep you from your dreams.
11am - 11:30am - Reaching Audacious Goals (Personal + Professional) by Lundon Jackson
Lundon Jackson's Talk
11:30am-noon - Results Without a Recipe: A Meandering Path to Success by Neha Gautam
A career in technology is like putting your own spin on a cake. Sure, you’ll still need the basics - flour, sugar and butter, but the flavor can be uniquely your own. Come join us as we talk about the value in disrupting your own career and the joys of facing new challenges as you break from following the recipe for success for yourself and your teams.
12pm - 1pm - Lunch
Networking and lunch.
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Android Study Jam - Jetpack Compose Basics by Sierra Obryan
Jetpack Compose is Android’s modern toolkit for building native UI designed to simplify UI development. It combines a reactive programming model with the conciseness and ease of use of the Kotlin programming language.
During this hands-on Android Jam Session, Sierra will help you build your first Android app with Compose. Starting with the basics, we will learn what Compose is, how to build UIs with Compose, how to manage state in composable functions, how to create a performant list, how to add animations, and how to style and theme an app.
All skill levels welcomed!
2:30pm - 3pm - Creating the career you want by Nicole Minoza
Nicole will be speaking about "Creating the career you want"
3pm - 4pm Let’s get Fired up: Getting started with Firebase Firestore by Navati Jain
Curious about how about how Cloud Firestore differs from Firebase’s Realtime DB or relational database and the benefits of Firestore?
Find out what this new (ish!) database by Google’s Firebase has to offer for your apps! Cloud Firestore is a NoSQL document database that lets you easily store, sync, and query data for your mobile and web apps - at global scale. In this talk, we will focus on structuring your Firestore DB so that you feel more confident in building real-time responsive apps!
Amazon gift cards will be given away during the raffle time