Girls in Tech’s SXSW Panel: Bridging the Geo-gap & Our Meet-ups!
Calling all the girls in tech at SXSW! – we have an awesome show planned. Check out the details below to learn more and get involved!
Not only are we hosting an unofficial meet-up on the opening night of SXSW Interactive but we are also hosting a Core Conversation session on “Bridging the Geo-Gap to Empower Women in Technology.” More details on both are below in case you are going to be in Austin and want to attend. And if you aren’t in Austin, feel free to connect with us online – we’ll be tweeting with the #GITgeo hashtag during the session.
You can also follow the Girls in Tech conversations by following us on Twitter (@GITweet) or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2507318683&ref=ts.
Girls in Tech SXSWi 2011 Meet-Up
Join us on Friday, March 11th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Canvas Bar & Gallery. We’ll be kicking off SXSWi right with you! And get there early because we’ll have free BBQ snacks from County Line (dee-lish!) and Firefly Vodka until it runs out. You’ll have a chance to mix and mingle with the ladies in tech and also learn how to join a Girls in Tech chapter in your area and other activities we have planned for SXSWi.
Please note: No badges are required but you must RSVP in advance.
Go to: Nuvola/Canvas Bar & Gallery (105 East 5th Street) (512) 391-9181
*The venue recently changed its name but in same location as Canvas Bar & Gallery*
On: Friday, March 11, 2011
From: 5:30-7:30 pm
For: Girls in Tech, BBQ, Vodka and Fun
Girls in Tech SXSWi Unofficial Meet-Up
Friday, March 11, 2011 – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Marriott Courtyard – Rio Grande A (300 East 4th Street)
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Our Girls in Tech Panel: Bridging the Geo-Gap to Empower Women in Technology
Saturday, March 12, 2011 with our Founder, Adriana Gascoigne – 3:30 – 4:30 pm
same location as above – Marriott Courtyard, Room Rio Grande A
Overview: In the past several years, more organizations supporting women in technology have popped up than we can count and keep track of, each addressing the under-representation of women in the fields of science and technology in their own way, and working to improve that situation. If you’re a woman in a developed country, groups and organizations for women in tech are everywhere. We’ve highlighted them at SXSW for years. We’ve experienced the improvements, and we see progress towards more.
However, in many parts of the world, these types of initiatives are either just starting – with varying levels of organization and support – or they’re non-existent…but they’re just as important as they are here. Luckily, another increase that’s occurred in the past several years is the number of global connections around the world. Duh, so what? It means the influence of these types of organizations can have global involvement, global support and thus global effects. By connecting women in tech at a global level, the same progress we’re seeing in the US can be leveraged for the purpose of empowerment, building relationships, shared resources and crowdsourcing, and ultimately the elevation of all women in science and technology.
by Lauren Warthan, Austin chapter, (onsite) w/ @christine1oneto