International Women's Day - the main event!

Women Techmakers Berlin
Sat, Mar 30, 2019, 10:30 AM (CET)

About this event

Join us for the 5th International Women's Day by Women Techmakers Berlin, part of the global series of the Women Techmakers chapters, which is also our birthday! All genders are welcome!

★ THE PLAN ★
- Great talks by great speakers
- Healthy food
- Networking
- Awesome swag
- Child friendly: dedicated area and instructors
- Career corner

★ THE SCHEDULE ★
10:30 - 11:30 - Arrival & Brunch
11:30 - 11:50 - WTMB About, our history & Welcome
12:00 - 12:30 - Alina Cucu - "Switching to a career in tech as a parent"
12:30 - 13:00 - Jana Sloan van Geest - "Sisterhood: The Importance of Women's Networks"
13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 - Diana Rees - “My path to being a founder”
14:30 - 15:00 - Mayya Vu - “On the heels of failures. Is it real to become IT manager at 19?”
15:00 - 16:00 - Wrap-up & Networking

★ THE SPEAKERS ★
★ Alina Cucu - Software Engineer @ Yilu ★
Alina is a (mainly) self-taught software & data engineer. She transitioned into tech after completing the FrauenLoop program and following a stubborn learning routine during her maternity leave.

★ Jana Sloan van Geest - Game Writer @ Wooga ★
Jana is a writer at Wooga in Berlin. Her shipped titles include Assassin's Creed: Origins (Ubisoft Montreal), Battlestar Galactica: Squadrons (Ludia), and Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds (Guerrilla Games). She also founded the Pixelles Game Writing Incubator, a specialized training program for women who aspire to careers in game writing.

★ Diana Rees - Founder @ zkSystems.io ★
Diana Rees is CEO and Founder of zkSystems, a blockchain infrastructure layer which enables full autonomy of complex IoT ecosystems such as smart factories or smart cities. She is a serial entrepreneur, who has founded 2 startups previously, and made an exit with her last startup 3 years ago.

★ Mayya Vu - Project Manager @ Qubstudio (Twitter: @vu_mayya) ★
Mayya is a Women Techmakers Lviv lead, CocoaHeads Lviv co-organizer, operations manager at iLike dance complex (local dance studio), and 3rd-year student of Software engineering course Lviv Polytechnic National University. Other than tech, she likes choreography, skiing, and traveling.

★ CHILDREN'S AREA ★
A dedicated room with 2 instructors will be open at 12:00-15:00 for kids aged 2-6 with activities, arts and crafts (no fees). Please register in advance on this form, where you can find details about utilizing this option: https://goo.gl/forms/dBDJ1drZVx1czIav2

★ CAREER CORNER ★
The Career Corner is a welcoming spot to get all your career questions answered and hear insights from industry professionals. Throughout the day, you'll be able to get feedback on your CV, try a dry-run job interview in a friendly environment, discuss diversity & inclusion at the workplace, and ask mentors anything about advancing in engineering, management, and other career tracks in Berlin's startup scene.

Ed Medvedev, a Google Developer Expert and CTO at Tungsten Labs, is joining us as a lead mentor for the Career Corner!

★ ABOUT WOOGA ★
Founded in 2009, Wooga has become one of the most popular developers of casual mobile games in the world. Based in Berlin, employees from around the world develop high quality casual games with engaging stories at the core of the experience. Wooga’s aim is to play a memorable and positive part in people’s lives and create joyful moments they look forward to playing everyday. Find out more at wooga.com.

★ ABOUT WTM BERLIN ★
We have been encouraging diversity in tech in Berlin since 2015. Get visibility, networking & resources to make Berlin's tech community more diverse & inclusive! Whether a WTM member, or a complete newbie - join us! Our Meetups are always open & inclusive to people of all backgrounds - everyone is welcome ❤
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