Parents in Tech Day

Women Techmakers Berlin
Sat, Feb 10, 2018, 10:00 AM (CET)

About this event

Being a parent is tech is not easy.
We want to make this statement not relevant!

A lot of progress is happening in the field of rights and benefits for working parents. While Germany is a global leader in helping parents maintain family/work balance, there is still a place for improvement. On Saturday, 10/02, we will get together at the Berlin offices of Mozilla, learn about rights and benefits of parents in tech, hear some stories from the people who are doing it, and network with other parents in tech and supportive companies.

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10:00-11:00 Networking Over Breakfast

11:00-12:00 Talk About Parental Rights by Kave Bulambo

12:00-13:00 QA About Parental Rights

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-15:45 Parents in Tech Sharing Their Stories
- Carmen Hernández Andoh
- Monica Sarbu
- Ola Gasidlo
- Ulrike-Marie Gerber
- Damnan Jovanović

15:45-16:30 QA Panel with Parents in Tech

16:30-17:30 Networking with Attendees and Companies Over Cakes


Free child care (ages 3+) will be provided with pre-registration in this link:
Paid workshop for kids by Common Ground

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We understand that it may be hard to attend the whole event, especially with younger kids. Please feel free to RSVP and attend even if it's just for a few hours.

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Kave is currently a Technical Recruiting Partner for Engineering and Data at N26. Together with her team, she recruits candidates from across the globe ranging from Senior to junior candidates. She has experienced that parents are not that keen on revealing this part of their identity as they go through the interview and most time do not know how to claim their rights and benefits once employed. Is it fear or is it more about not knowing what rights one has?

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Carmen Hernández Andoh | @carmatrocity | Travis CI
Carmen is a MomOps to 3 kids with special needs: Autism, Type 1 Diabetes and Spina Bifida / Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome, ages 8-13. She is also an Infrastructure Engineer at Travis CI.

Monica Sarbu | @monicasarbu | Elastic
Monica is the creator of @packetbeat, and also leading the Beats team at @elastic. Monica is a mother, and enjoys traveling.

Ola Gasidlo | @misprintedtype | Mozilla
Ola is a Web Compatibility Engineer living in Berlin, who is very passionate about Open Source, the Offline First concept, web standards and empowering people.
She loves making the web accessible for everyone, riding the trails, and daughter-driven development.

Ulrike-Marie Gerber | SitEinander
Ulrike-Marie is 31 years, 2 children ages 10 and 2. She holds a B.A. in Sinology and an M.A. in Global History, together with her two sisters she founded SitEinander: an App for parent-communities and free babysitting among trusted friends.

Damjan Jovanović | @damnjan | FUNKE Digital TV Guide
Damjan is in IT industry for more than 11 years now, being a parent for more than one year. I always worked in the startup, always in extreme uncertainty.
Being a parent and IT require being extremely agile.