Women in Tech - How women are rapidly reshaping our world

We welcome you to join us for a night of talks with women within the tech industry, as well exciting workshops organised by the education teams from The Mind Lab, MOTAT and special guests.

What's it all about?

‘How Women are Rapidly Reshaping our World’ focuses on creating a network of support for women who are interested in developing a career in tech. We will be celebrating women’s skills while also highlighting women’s many strengths that often go unseen in the workplace.

Our goal for this event is to empower young women to join the technology sector, provide advice and guidance to women already in the workforce, and share our passion and expertise with women of all ages who are eager to learn.

Our diverse range of female speakers from the technology, education and business sectors will be sharing their insights and lessons learned from experiences within the tech industry.

At The Mind Lab, we believe in learning through doing. At the end of the night we will guide you through an assortment of exciting tech workshops organised by the education teams from The Mind Lab, MOTAT and special guests. Experience game development, play with microcontrollers, and get creative with simple and complex materials when building fun and innovative inventions.

All attendees will also receive a special discount code for the July school holiday workshops at The Mind Lab @ MOTAT.

This action-packed evening will require some relaxed drinks and nibbles to finish, with social opportunities to connect and build your network.

 

Who should attend

This event is suitable for all ages. You are never too young or too old to learn!

 

Organised by

The Mind Lab, an award-winning education provider, is New Zealand’s only dedicated postgraduate facility for contemporary education. We have been running hands-on, creative digital technologies workshops for both children and adults since 2013.  www.themindlab.com

You can drop into this event at any time.

MOTAT, Gate C, Innovation Hub, Stadium Road, Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand

Wednesday 22 May
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Speakers

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Sarvnaz Taherian

Co-Founder, Thought-Wired

For the past 5 years, Sarvnaz has been taking on multiple business roles, including enjoying the hard work involved with running a start-up. Through her start-up, she's worked on developing novel technologies, and utilising disruptive technologies for behaviour and social change. Savrnaz is a Co-Founder for the Auckland-based hi-tech social enterprise start-up called Thought-Wired. She prides herself on not being a ‘techie’. She emphasises that you do not need to be a coder, engineer, software developer to join the tech industry.

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Eleanor Da Fonseca

Technical Lead - Rush Digital

Passionate about technology, Eleanor has worked in various roles from academic research to industry R&D. Eleanor now works as a Technical Lead in Computer Vision with Rush Digital, a unique digital innovation studio that works with bleeding edge technologies alongside some of the world’s most innovative and well-known brands.

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Alice Gatland

Co-Founder, Girl Code

Studied at the University of Auckland, and now teaching all they way over in New York. Alice Gatland specialises in software engineering and is passionate about helping more women get into technology careers. Alice is a Co-Founder of Girl Code, a web app development course for young women. Girl Code teaches software engineering using a project-based activity that simulates working in an actual software company.

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Greta Gotlieb

UX/UI Designer, Sylo

The digital beautician, Greta Gotlieb, is a creative graphic designer at heart. Over the last several years, Greta has worked with multiple companies creating beautiful digital designs for web and print. She’s experienced the joys of being a freelancer, but now she is currently working for Sylo as a UX/UI designer.

Schedule

4:00pm
Doors Open
Entry through MOTAT Gate C
4:30pm
Introduction and Welcome
4:40pm
Sarvnaz Taherian
Co-founder, Thought Wired
5:10pm
Eleanor Da Fonseca
Technical Lead, Rush
5:40pm
Alice Gatland and Greta Gotlieb
Co-founder, Girl Code and UX/UI Designer, Sylo
6:10pm
Outro
7:50pm
Closing
Exit through MOTAT Gate C

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