This year for International Women’s Day, 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.
Our paths aren’t always linear, and we may come across seemingly impossible challenges, but when we celebrate #ProgressNotPerfection, we are celebrating all we’ve accomplished - big and small - and our inner strength and resilience that allowed us to get here.
This year, we have got 3 talks from 4 different speakers who come from various different exciting, inspiring, and awesome backgrounds to tell their story in the industry and celebrate #ProgressNotPerfection:
Aliya Rysbek is a Software Engineer at Google DeepMind, and obtained MSc in Hungary, BSc in Turkey, and is originally from Kyrgyzstan.
Dr. Jo Grundy is a Research Fellow in ‘Machine Learning on Advanced Sensor Array Data’ at the University of Southampton.
Ellica McGregor is a BSc MORSE student and is the founder of ‘LittleFriday’. Grace Lam is an MEng Mechanical Engineering student and is the co-founder of ‘AMRSS’. Both are studying at the University of Southampton and are part of the 2022 Future Worlds Founders Cohort.
If you can't attend the session in person, use the Virtual RSVP and fill this Microsoft Teams form to join us virtually!
A recording of the session will be made available for those with Virtual RSVP if they can't join us live.
This is a great opportunity to connect with other developers in the local community, and learn more about each other in the developer community!
Food, coffee and soft drinks will be available at the venue. Google Goodies will be provided as well!
University of Southampton
Student and Founder
Student and Co-founder
Software Engineer at Google DeepMind. Previously interned at Bloomberg and IBM.
Obtained MSc in Hungary, BSc in Turkey, and originally from Kyrgyzstan: travelling was my full-time weekend hobby pre-covid.
Love museums, sci-fi and advanced baking courses.
Research Fellow in ‘Machine Learning on Advanced Sensor Array Data’ at the University of Southampton.
BSc MORSE student and is the founder of ‘LittleFriday’.
My name is Grace. I am a final year Mechanical Engineering Student at Southampton and am exploring a career in Software Engineering. I'm also interested in entrepreneurship and am working on a tech startup in the aerodynamics industry.
Aspiring and self-driven final year Electronic Engineering student pursuing to study and conceptualize electronic systems that are constantly evolving day-to-day. Persevering to gaining insight into new and existing technology, with exposure to a multi-national educational environment having done schooling in India and China. Profound interests in Software Engineering, Product & Project Management.
I am a second-year Computer Science student at University of Southampton and the current GDSC Lead for it. Throughout my education I have taken a huge interest in technology. I am driven to make people's lives better and I am fascinated by how technology can do that.