UMN WIT Happy Hour
September 21, 2017, 4:00-5:30pm
825 SE Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Join your fellow Women in Technology this Thursday for networking, lively conversation, and some tasty snacks and beverages.
Caroline Karanja: From Ada to Zuckerberg
A brief visual history of tech
Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union
Although women like Ada Lovelace and Grace Hopper pioneered computer programming, today's tech culture often excludes or overlooks women. This talk will look at the cultural and societal understanding of who does computing and programming, examine how visual and cultural norms affect our individual identities in tech, and brainstorm strategies that address the root causes of tech’s diversity issues. [ Read More ]
We are happy to announce that we are launching a Women-in-Technology Mentorship Program. Technical women often face challenges ranging from institutional bias to a lack of female role models - this program aims to address those challenges by providing an opportunity to learn from another technical woman and receive coaching and support. The program is open to anyone who identifies as a woman and is interested in a technical career, regardless of their current employment.