Break into Tech with a non-tech degree

Women Techmakers Berlin
Thu, May 16, 2019, 6:30 PM (CEST)

About this event

Break into Tech with a non-tech degree

We are bringing together an awesome event dedicated to our passion and love for diversity in technology for people of all different backgrounds.

The evening will kick off with an amazing fireside chat with three great techies talking about their experiences, background, how to enter tech from a non-tech academic background and much more! ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿš€
โ˜… AGENDA: โ˜…

18:30-19:00 Welcome and networking over drinks

19:00-19:05 WTMB Welcome

19:05-19:10 plista Welcome, Head of Human Resources Sarah Greiner-Miethe

19:10-20:20: Fireside Chat with Anne Schumann, Ricky McMaster, Karla Schoenicke and Eva Larumbe

20:20-20:50: Open Q&A

20:50-21:00 Closing Words/Goodbye
โ˜… THE VENUE โ˜…

plista is a global platform for data-driven native advertising in premium editorial environments and offers advertisers and publishers direct, single-source access to a broad portfolio of native solutions. The Headquarters are in Mitte, Berlin and it boasts 25+ offices worldwide.
โ˜… SPEAKERS: โ˜…
Anne Schumann: Junior Software Developer
A year ago, Anne was an unemployed mother with limited perspective in her professional life. She overcame this situation by learning how to code. As a self-taught developer she started her first job in the tech industry in January 2019. Starting with a masters degree in philosophy and sociology, Anne is now responsible for the mobile app of a software company that is building facility management products and has found her passion.

Ricky McMaster: Teamlead Data Analytics
Ricky originally studied English Literature at the University of Glasgow. After several years in university administration, he began working as an HR Information Officer, which was his first introduction to SQL and BI. He has since then had professional experience at several start-ups, e-commence firms and larger, more established companies, in a variety of areas such as ETL, data management, reporting and analysis.

Karla Schoenicke: Product Owner
Karla currently works as a Product Owner at RatePAY, where she is responsible for all customer-facing platforms. With a background in International Business Administration and her self-taught tech skills she steadily moved into digital product management to build innovative and useful software. Karla is a firm believer in agile methods, user centric design and diverse teams. She was amongst the TOP10 finalists of RAHM 2018, the LGBT leadership contest, and named as one of the 50 Women in Product in Europe List 2018.

Eva Larumbe: Web Developer
Eva is currently a Web Developer, Designer and Mentor at the Frauenloop organisation in Berlin. Eva studied Psychology, and moved torwards freelance web development soon after graduation. Having previously worked at Soundcloud, she loves working with artists, community groups and warm-hearted businesses to amplify their unique voice in the digital world. Her journey has been more about collecting life experiences than climbing a career ladder.


At Women Techmakers Berlin we are encouraging diversity in tech in Berlin since 2015. Get visibility, networking and resources to make the tech community of Berlin diverse and inclusive!

Our meetup group is always open and inclusive to people of all backgrounds, regardless of gender, age, race, expertise, etc - everyone is welcome โค