SIGNAL and the Christchurch Women in Tech group are proud to host a Techweek'18 panel discussion, plus a screening of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap on Tuesday May 22, 5.30 - 8.00pm at EPIC, Christchurch
Through compelling interviews, artistic animation and clever flashpoints in popular culture, the highly acclaimed CODE documentary examines the reasons why there is a lack of diversity in computer science and explores how cultural mindsets, stereotypes, educational hurdles and sexism all play roles in this international crisis.
CODE aims to inspire a change in mindsets, in the educational system, in startup culture and in the way women see themselves in the field of coding.
Also on this awesome double bill, there will be an inspiring panel discussion with:
- Brenda Banning - Head Industry Innovation Advisors - JAPAC at Oracle -
- Lucy-Jane Walsh - originally completed a Bachelor of Arts at Canterbury University, and is now working full time as a Software Engineer.
- Hattie Compton-Moen is a Year 11 student who interns at FabLab in Christchurch and plans to study Mechatronics or Software Engineering in the future.
- Yalini Sundralingam - studied Computer Science (BSc Hons and MSc) and is a Senior Tutor teaching at the University of Canterbury.
All are welcome, so save your seat by registering here.
Also, on Thursday May 24, 5.30pm - 7pm, come along to the FREE SIGNAL Pizza and Tech Careers session at SIGNAL Christchurch, and have a chat to Tania Armstrong, Director/Co-Founder of DATAmetrics Business Intelligence, and SIGNAL Board member.
With many years experience in the tech sector, Tania will talk about the varied roles in Christchurch's growing tech sector. Bring along a friend and find out more about what is happening in the Christchurch tech scene, register here.
There also are many other exciting Techweek'18 events happening in Christchurch:
NZ Hi-Tech Awards Dinner. Friday May 25 6pm. These prestigious national awards will be presented to deserving individuals and companies across a wide spectrum of New Zealand’s technology ventures.
See the whole range of Christchurch Techweek'18 events here, with something for everyone, and start filling in your Techweek'18 calender now!