International Women's Day (IWD) 2019 Celebration: Developers and Personal brand

GDG Surrey
Tue, Apr 2, 2019, 6:00 PM (PDT)

About this event

Please note, to attend the event you must register here -

Women Techmakers Surrey is proud to announce its mega launch event. We are celebrating the 2019 International Women's Day by sharing some remarkable stories of our growing community of designers, developers and technology entrepreneurs. The fantastic #IamRemarkable family as we like to call it.

This event is open to both men and women who have career experiences and learnings that they want to share. We look forward to an evening of meaningful conversations and connections.

Now, about our rockstar speakers of the evening.

Samantha Ming is a Front End Developer who switched her career from business to programming. Her success has led her to become a Google Developer Expert and a writer for DailyJS. She will be talking to us about how developers, especially women developers, can grow their personal brand. She will also share her experiences of moving from a business background into technology and how she became invincible by embracing failure.

Ainsley Robertson is the Manager for Developer Experience at Clio. She will be discussing with us steps that companies can take to get more women into tech leadership roles. She will also walk us through things women can do before and after getting the jobs to gauge the inclusivity of any work environment. She will also share the initiatives Clio is taking to build its highly diverse and competent technology team.

Sounds intriguing? Please don't forget to register here:

The day’s agenda:
6:00 PM - Introductions
6:10 PM - Session on "Personal branding for developers" by Samantha ming
7:00 PM - Networking & Food & Drinks
7:15 PM - Session on " How to get more women into tech leadership" by Ainsley Robertson
7.45 PM - Raffle draw and Prizes
7.55 PM - Group Photograph
8:00 PM - Event Ends

The Open discussion is just Q/A session where attendees can ask their queries to the speaker

Also, guess what? Food and Drinks are on the house!!!

We also have some fantastic swags for all attendees and a special gift for the raffle draw winner.

We also have some fantastic swags for all attendees and special gift for the raffle draw winners.

What is #IamRemarkable?
The #IamRemarkable initiatives thrive to empower women and underrepresented groups speak openly about their accomplishments in the workplace and beyond, thereby breaking modesty norms and glass ceiling.

Our Objective as WTM Surrey:
Improve self-promotion motivation and skills, Change social perceptions towards self-promotion and Foster diversity

A note about our venue Sponsor: CodeCore (
CodeCore is the leading Bootcamp in Vancouver teaching cutting-edge web technologies. They have graduated 400+ students over the last 5 years, many of them are leaders in the Vancouver Tech scene. They have built an amazing community of developers that is very supportive and welcoming and they hope you will become a part of it soon.

Date - Tuesday, April 2, 2019, from 6 pm to 8 pm
Venue - CodeCore, 142 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8

We are also looking for volunteers and members - Interested in joining? Send your details here -

#IWD19 #WomenTechmakers #WTM