Aug
23
8:30am 8:30am

WITWA techtrails @Warnbro Community High School

Our August techtrails STEM incursion for 2017 is scheduled for 23 August at Warnbro Community High School, Western Australia. The school is situated 50 kilometres south of Perth and services the beach-side suburbs of Warnbro and Port Kennedy. For this incursion we have another fantastic and inspirational group of STEM professionals, industry experts and entrepreneurs lined up to meet the students and share their stories and experiences. We are expecting some 160+ students to take part on the day.

As a taster, some of our featured STEM presenters will include:

Oliver Gomez, Western Australian Museum
Marcel Wolfe, Kinetic IT
Blossom Washington, BankWest
Sharon Seah, Shell Australia
Megan Pusey, Scitech
Darren Lomman, Bloom WA.....and more

If you would like to get involved or learn more about our techtrails STEM program either as a presenter or volunteer, please contact either:

Pia Turcinov
Co-Chair STEM & techtrails
Women in Technology WA (Inc.)
0432 641 951
pia@witwa.org.au

Kay Hargreaves
Volunteer Manager
Women in Technology WA (Inc.)
0423 170 353
kay@witwa.org.au

Chailee Richards
techtrails Project Co-ordinator
0439 511 338
chailee@twentytwenty.net.au

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Sep
20
5:30pm 5:30pm

WiTWA TECHXChange: Starting a new venture - the journey, pitfalls and successes

Have you, or are you about to start a new venture? Do you want to find out more about what to expect, the pitfalls and successes that you may expect?  Dr Suzanne Bahn, CEO of Tap into Safety, will  share her experiences in building a highly successful new venture at our next WiTWA TECHXchange.  Come along to hear from Sue, meet others and join the discussion about what is working and what opportunities are being missed.  Tickets available soon.

Dr. Susanne Bahn is widely recognised as a world expert in hazard perception research. With 12 years safety consultancy experience including nine years of research at Edith Cowan University. Her expertise focuses on strategies to improve hazard awareness skills and address risk blindness and safety induction deafness, for workers in hazardous work environments. She is the author of two books and over 50 journal articles published in Australian and international journals. 

In response to consultation with industry, Sue started Tap into Safety to develop a range of customised, interactive mental health & safety solutions. The development of mobile, cross-platform solutions reflects her research findings which demonstrated that inclusion into ongoing training had significant improvements on injury and machinery damage frequencies and reduced mental health decline.
Our thanks to the Department of Local Government and Communities for sponsoring the WiTWA TECHXchange event series in 2017. Thanks to this sponsorship we are able to offer 15 free tickets to women currently studying, unemployed or looking to enter into a role within the technology sector.
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Oct
18
5:30pm 5:30pm

WITWA Networking Meetup @The Cheeky Sparrow

Join us for our next informal networking event in October at the Cheeky Sparrow. Our Meetup's are casual and designed for members and non-members of all genders. Bring someone new and come meet the supporters of Women in Technology WA. Remember, we are "women focused, but men friendly", so please don't be shy!  

As usual, we will be at the Cheeky Sparrow in Wolf Lane.  Keep an eye out for our banners - you will find us upstairs. Tickets are $10 (incl GST) for all and include gourmet pizzas and other nibbles. There will be a cash bar. Tickets will be availoable via Meetup or Eventbrite.

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Oct
26
2:30pm 2:30pm

Techtrails for Teachers Session 1

Our first Techtrails for Teachers STEM Event will aim to inspire, connect and demystify the jobs of the future for our educators. This event will be open to school principals, deputy principals, teachers, careers counsellors and educators. Further details to follow. 

For specific information or to explore how you could be involved please contact pia@witwa.org.au.

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Oct
31
2:30pm 2:30pm

Techtrails for Teachers Session 2

Our second Techtrails for Teachers STEM Event will aim to inspire, connect and demystify the jobs of the future for our educators. This event will be open to school principals, deputy principals, teachers, careers counsellors and educators. Further details to follow. 

For specific information or to explore how you could be involved please contact pia@witwa.org.au.

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Aug
16
5:30pm 5:30pm

WITWA Networking Meetup @Cheeky Sparrow 16 August 2017

Join us for our next informal networking event at the Cheeky Sparrow. Our Meetup's are casual and designed for members and non-members of all genders. Bring someone new and come meet the supporters of Women in Technology WA. Remember, we are "women focused, but men friendly", so please don't be shy!  

As usual, we will be at the Cheeky Sparrow in Wolf Lane.  Keep an eye out for our banners - you will find us upstairs. Tickets are $10 (incl GST) for all and include gourmet pizzas and other nibbles. There will be a cash bar. Tickets via Meetup or Eventbrite.

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Jul
19
5:30pm 5:30pm

WiTWA TECHXChange: First Impressions, Visibility & Connectivity via Linkedin

Is your LinkedIn profile in need of an update? Are you using your profile to your advantage? Is it written in a relevant way to your career now? How do you craft a profile that will make a great first impression, create visibility and enable you to leverage connectivity? To address these questions and offer a handful of meaningful tips for using LinkedIn, Jo Saunders of Wildfire Social Marketing Australia's & LinkedIn Demystifier, will present at our next WiTWA TECHXchange.  Come along to hear from Jo, meet others and join the discussion about what is working and what opportunities are being missed.  Tickets available via Meetup or Eventbrite

Jo Saunders is a social media strategist, educator, and explorer, often referred to as the 'LinkedIn Demystifier'. She guides professionals and organisations to share their values, vision and voice through their brand message, communication and thought leadership, to engage their ideal audience and grow their business. She has been helping individuals connect and communicate since the early 90s, through pen and paper, events and now social media. She ranked number 5 on Klout’s LinkedIn expert list and was named one of the top 200 LinkedIn practitioners in the world. Jo is engaged to update your online presence, map out your content strategy and train your team to use LinkedIn effectively.
 Look out for Jo’s upcoming book ‘Get Good or Get Off - A guide to getting it right on social media.’
 Discover more about Jo before the evening @ https://au.linkedin.com/in/josaunders

Our thanks to the Department of Local Government and Communities for sponsoring the WiTWA TECHXchange event series in 2017. Thanks to this sponsorship we are able to offer 15 free tickets to women currently studying, unemployed or looking to enter into a role within the technology sector.

 

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Jul
14
8:00am 8:00am

WA Youth Innovation Summit

WiTWA is proud to support the WA Youth Innovation Summit 2017.

EVENT BACKGROUND

THE LINK was created by Edith Cowan University and the City of Joondalup as an innovate hub to grow business through research innovation and connections. Young entrepreneurs are vital to a developing society and THE LINK team at ECU are passionate about supporting this ecosystem. We believe that a vibrant youth innovation sector in Western Australia will benefit all parts of the economy.

In partnership with key stakeholders including Bloom, SEQTA, Cameron McDiven Brand Direction, City of Joondalup, ECU, EY, Just Start It, NEXTi, Schoolzine, Kidzucate, Hacker Pals and Student Edge; THE LINK will be hosting SUMMIT 17. This summit will be the first of its kind and aims to provide a vision/ framework for the youth innovation ecosystem in WA.

For further details and to book your tickets please go to https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wa-youth-innovation-summit-2017-tickets-34845895010

 

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Jun
21
5:30pm 5:30pm

WiTWA Networking Meetup @ the Cheeky Sparrow

Join us for our next informal networking event at the Cheeky Sparrow to mark the end of the financial year. Our Meetup's are casual and designed for members and non-members of all genders. Bring someone new and come meet the supporters of Women in Technology WA. Remember, we are "women focused, but men friendly", so please don't be shy!  As usual, we will be at the Cheeky Sparrow in Wolf Lane.  Keep an eye out for our banners - you will find us upstairs. Tickets are $10 (incl GST) for all and include gourmet pizzas and other nibbles. There will be a cash bar. Tickets via Meetup or Eventbrite.

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Jun
21
8:30am 8:30am

WiTWA Techtrails @Kalamunda Senior High School

Our June techtrails STEM incursion for 2017 is scheduled for 21 June at Kalamunda Senior High School, Western Australia. For this incursion we have another fantastic and inspirational group of STEM professionals, industry experts and entrepreneurs lined up to meet the students and share their stories and experiences as part of this incursion. Some of our featured STEM presenters include:

Susan Kreemer-Pickford, Engineers Australia
Marcel Wolfe, Kinetic IT
Jasmin Quek, Thoughtworks

Zainab Maleki, BankWest
Darren Lomman, Bloom WA.....and more


To find out more about our techtrails STEM program and how you could be part of future incursions either as a presenter or volunteer, please contact either:

Pia Turcinov
Co-Chair STEM & techtrails
Women in Technology WA (Inc.)
0432 641 951
pia@witwa.org.au

Kay Hargreaves
Volunteer Manager
Women in Technology WA (Inc.)
0423 170 353
kay@witwa.org.au

Chailee Richards
techtrails Project Co-ordinator
0439 511 338
chailee@twentytwenty.net.au

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Jun
7
8:30am 8:30am

June Meetup

Come and join the conversation at the Cheeky Sparrow. 

Open new doors, strengthen your networks and discover hidden opportunities  by connecting with others active in WA's technology sector.

This informal event is designed for members and non-members of all genders. So, everyone.

Register with Meetup or Eventbrite and join us for a chat.

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    May
    25
    8:30am 8:30am

    WiTWA Techtrails @Butler College

    Our next techtrails STEM incursion for 2017 is scheduled for Thursday 25th May at Butler College in Butler, Western Australia. We are really looking forward to bringing another inspirational group of STEM professionals, industry experts and entrepreneurs to meet the Year 9 students and share their stories and experiences as part of this incursion. Featured STEM themes include presentations by the following great supporters:

    • Fleet Engineering
    • Kinetic IT
    • Diversifly
    • Thoughtworks
    • GRD Franmarine
    • Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research
    • BankWest
    • Bloom

    To find out more about our techtrails STEM program and how you could be part of future incursions either as a presenter or volunteer, please contact either:

    Pia Turcinov
    Co-Chair STEM & techtrails
    Women in Technology WA (Inc.)
    0432 641 951
    pia@witwa.org.au

    Kay Hargreaves
    Volunteer Manager
    Women in Technology WA (Inc.)
    0423 170 353
    kay@witwa.org.au

    Chailee Richards
    techtrails Project Co-ordinator
    0439 511 338
    chailee@twentytwenty.net.au

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    May
    17
    5:30pm 5:30pm

    WiTWA TECHXchange Meetup in May

    Tech events are notorious for their lack of diversity. Many event organisers do put in a lot of effort to attract presenters/speakers/facilitators/attendees of various genders and backgrounds and are disappointed when their efforts are not rewarded. This TechXchange event will look at various initiatives/ideas currently being implemented and what organisers still need to consider when planning an event that includes everyone. If you have ever been to an event and felt uncomfortable, or didn't need to wait in line for the bathroom (because you were the only attendee of your gender) or if you had an awesome experience and wish everywhere could be the same please come along. Help us to make the tech community a better/safer/diverse place.

    As usual, we will be at the Cheeky Sparrow in Wolf Lane. Keep an eye out for our banners - you will find us upstairs. Members and non-Members of all genders are welcome - come on your own or bring a friend. Tickets are $15 for all and include gourmet pizzas and other nibbles. There will be a cash bar.  Places are limited, so grab your ticket via Meetup or Eventbrite.

    Our thanks to the Department of Local Government and Communities for sponsoring the WiTWA TECHXchange event series in 2017.

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    May
    3
    8:30am 8:30am

    WiTWA techtrails @ John Curtin College of the Arts

    Our third techtrails STEM incursion for 2017 is scheduled for Wednesday 3 May at John Curtin College of the Arts in Fremantle, Western Australia.

    We are really looking forward to bringing another inspirational group of STEM professionals, industry experts and entrepreneurs to meet the Year 9 students and share their stories and experiences as part of this incursion. Featured STEM industries may include:

    • Computer Programming
    • Cybersecurity
    • Information Technologies
    • Energy technologies
    • Augmented and virtual reality
    • Web & App Design
    • Engineering
    • Medical Technologies

    To find out more about our techtrails program and how you could be part of future incursions either as a presenter or volunteer, please contact either:

    Pia Turcinov
    Co-Chair STEM & techtrails

    Women in Technology WA (Inc.)
    0432 641 951
    pia@witwa.org.au

    Kay Hargreaves
    Volunteer Manager

    Women in Technology WA (Inc.)
    0423 170 353
    kay@witwa.org.au

    Chailee Richards
    techtrails Project Co-ordinator

    0439 511 338
    chailee@twentytwenty.net.au

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    Apr
    19
    5:30pm 5:30pm

    WiTWA April Meetup @the Cheeky Sparrow

    Please join us for our next informal networking event at the Cheeky Sparrow. Our Meetup's are casual and designed for members and non-members of all genders. Bring someone new and come meet the supporters of Women in Technology WA. Remember, we are "women focused, but men friendly", so please don't be shy gents!  As usual, we will be at the Cheeky Sparrow in Wolf Lane.  Keep an eye out for our banners - you will find us upstairs. Tickets are $10 (incl GST) for all and include gourmet pizzas and other nibbles. There will be a cash bar.

    Secure your tickets via Eventbrite or our Meetup Group. We look forward to seeing you there!

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    Mar
    30
    7:15am 7:15am

    WiTWA CIO Leaders Forum - CIOs Leading the Cyber Defence Charge

    As part of our Female CIO Leaders Forum series WiTWA would like to invite all CIOs and anyone interested in Cyber security to our CIO Leaders Forum breakfast - CIOs Leading the Cyber Defence Charge.

    WiTWA in conjunction with event partner KPMG, is hosting a breakfast event and interactive panel Q&A session on 30 March 2017 for senior  IT professionals including CIO's, CTO's, Chief Digital Officers and IT Project Managers. This special event will provide a forum to discuss insights and experiences relating to a number of critical factors in formulating effective organisational cybersecurity responses.

    Hear from our keynote speaker Professor Craig Valli (Director, ECU Security Research Institute) and an interactive panel of cybersecurity experts, including Emma Whitty (Vice President, Information Systems at Clough Ltd), Jackie Shervington (Strategic Growth Manager with BankVault) and Mourad Khalil (Technology Risk Advisory expert at KPMG). The panel will debate a range of topics including:

    • the latest cyber security risks, solutions and advances
    • how to reconcile cloud strategies and cybersecurity
    • new technologies and their cybersecurity impacts
    • how do we support the next generation CIOs will deal with the cyber challenge
    • overcoming cybersecurity challenges within existing policy frameworks
    • developing a proportionate understanding of the range of threats and vulnerability, and
    • the role of the female CIO in the cybersecurity charge

    Cybersecurity is becoming an increasingly complex and challenging issue for organisations across the globe. Between July 2015 and June 2016, the Australian Cyber Security Centre responded to 14,804 cyber security incidents affecting Australian businesses, 418 of which involved systems of national interest and critical infrastructure.

    With more and more high profile cyber security incidents being made public, awareness of the importance of this important topic continues to steadily increase. However, whilst in Australia the ongoing dialogue around cybersecurity is largely good, there is a need for a more in depth debate about this very significant challenge. A key challenge for many organisations is deploying the timely and appropriate response to these risks and ensuring sustainable mitigation strategies are in place to address these challenges.

    Seats are strictly limited.  Register at Eventbrite. A light breakfast will be served, with formal presentations commencing at 7:45am.

    Date: Thursday 30 March 2017
    Time: 7:15am - 9:00am
    Venue: KPMG, 235 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia
    Cost: $65 incl. GST

    For further details please contact:

    Daniela Mattheys
    Co-Chair Industry Engagement

    Women in Technology WA Inc.
    0434 609 141
    daniela@witwa.org.au

    Sheryl Frame
    Vice-Chair/Industry Affiliates

    Women in Technology WA Inc.
    0402 213 409
    Sheryl@witwa.org.au

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    Mar
    29
    8:30am 8:30am

    WiTWA techtrails @ Cecil Andrews College

    Our second techtrails STEM incursion for 2017 is scheduled for Wednesday 29th March at Cecil Andrews College in Seville Grove, Western Australia.

    We are currently seeking expressions of interest from local STEM professionals, industry experts and entrepreneurs wishing to share their stories and experiences in any of the following fields:

    • Robotics 
    • Mechanical Engineering 
    • Defence Forces 
    • Creative Arts & Technology
    • ICT
    • Cyber Security 
    • App Design

    To find out more about the techtrails program and how you could be part of the incursion either as a presenter or volunteer, please contact either:

    Pia Turcinov
    Co-Chair STEM & techtrails

    Women in Technology WA (Inc.)
    0432 641 951
    pia@witwa.org.au

    Kay Hargreaves
    Volunteer Manager

    Women in Technology WA (Inc.)
    0423 170 353
    kay@witwa.org.au

    Chailee Richards
    techtrails Project Co-ordinator

    0439 511 338
    chailee@twentytwenty.net.au

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    Mar
    15
    5:30pm 5:30pm

    WiTWA TECHXchange: Social Media Know-How

    Come test your social media know-how and get some tips from Hayley Baldwin

    Hayley Baldwin is a journalist turned marketing coordinator/social media nerd. For the past three years she has worked at geospatial technology company Takor Group, where she creates content for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and SnapChat. Hayley also creates advertising campaigns on Facebook and loves diving into the data she receives.  Hayley will be sharing some social media tips and incredible statistics about the impact social media has on us today. This will be followed by a fun quiz that will put your knowledge to the test and teach you a few surprises along the way.

    As usual, we will be at the Cheeky Sparrow in Wolf Lane. Keep an eye out for our banners - you will find us upstairs. Members and non-Members of all genders are welcome - come on your own or bring a friend. Tickets for TECHXchange are $15 and include gourmet pizzas and other nibbles. There will be a cash bar. 

    Places are limited, so grab your tickets via Meetup or at Eventbrite

    We would like to thank the Department of Local Government and Communities for supporting the 2017 TECHXchange Networking Series.

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    Mar
    2
    8:30am 8:30am

    WiTWA techtrails @ Ashdale Secondary College

    Our first techtrails STEM incursion for 2017 is scheduled for Thursday 2 March at Ashdale Secondary College in Darch, Western Australia.

    We are thrilled to be bringing a group of inspirational local STEM professionals, industry experts and entrepreneurs to Ashdale to share their stories and experiences in a variety of the following fields:

    • Medical Technologies
    • Food Technologies
    • New energy technologies
    • Computer Programming
    • Augmented and virtual reality
    • Drone technologies
    • Web & App Design
    • Bio Engineering
    • Mechatronics
    • Food technology and Agriculture
    • Big Data
    • Cybersecurity & Cyberterrorism
    • The Internet of Things
    • Autonomous vehicles
    • Future retail technologies

    To find out more about the techtrails program and how you could be part of future incursions, either as a presenter or volunteer, please contact either:

    Pia Turcinov
    Co-Chair STEM & techtrails
    Women in Technology WA (Inc.)
    0432 641 951
    pia@witwa.org.au

    Kay Hargreaves
    Volunteer Manager
    Women in Technology WA (Inc.)
    0423 170 353
    kay@witwa.org.au

    Chailee Richards
    techtrails Project Co-ordinator
    0439 511 338
    chailee@twentytwenty.net.au

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    Feb
    15
    5:30pm 5:30pm

    WiTWA February Meetup

    You are invited to join us to celebrate the start of 2017. This is our first event of the new year at the Cheeky Sparrow. Our Meetup's are casual and designed for members and non-members of all genders. Bring someone new and come meet the supporters of Women in Technology WA. Remember, we are "women focused, but men friendly", so please don't be shy gents!  As usual, we will be at the Cheeky Sparrow in Wolf Lane.  Keep an eye out for our banners - you will find us upstairs. Tickets are $10 (incl GST) for all and include gourmet pizzas and other nibbles. There will be a cash bar.

    Secure your tickets via Eventbrite or our Meetup Group. This year you will also be able to pay for your tickets by cash or credit card at the door on the night. We look forward to seeing you there!

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    Nov
    16
    5:30pm 5:30pm

    WiTWA November Meetup

    It has been a busy year around town with a lot of wonderful new developments, and it looks like 2017 is shaping up to be no different. This will be our last monthly WiTWA meetup for the year, so don't forget to register and join us for a final chance to catch up with our Women in Technology WA Committee and our broader network. Our Meetup's are casual and designed for members and non-members of all genders.  Remember, we are "women focused, but men friendly" - so please don't be shy gents! Tickets are $10, including admission and gourmet pizzas. There will be a cash bar for you to buy refreshments. 

    Secure your tickets on Eventbrite or at Meetup.com.

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    Oct
    19
    5:30pm 5:30pm

    TechXchange: Robots, we need to talk!

    Integrating with robots: an ethical dilemma?

    Join the debate to explore the ethical application of socialisation robots into education, healthcare and retail. Our special guest for this event will be Zorabot, a humanoid robot who will share her experiences before the topic is explored and debated by teams. How do you see robots integrating into society? 

    Hosted by Smartbots COO, Anitra Robertson, this event will help shape your view and consider the ethical application, opportunities, challenges and drivers behind the introduction of humanoid socialisation robots into three different areas of our society. Join us, as we take a glimpse into the future! For a taster of Zora, watch this short video.

    As usual, we will be at the Cheeky Sparrow in Wolf Lane.  Keep an eye out for our banners - you will find us upstairs. Members and non-Members of all genders are welcome - come on your own or bring a friend. Tickets are $10 for all and include gourmet pizzas and other nibbles. There will be a cash bar. Spaces are limited to this event, so secure your ticket quickly. We hope to see you on the night.

    Register and secure your $10 tickets either on Meetup or Eventbrite.

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    Sep
    21
    5:30pm 5:30pm

    September WiTWA Meetup Event

    These monthly informal meetup's are a great way to catch up with our Women in Technology WA Committee and the broader tech network in Perth.  Come along to open new doors, strengthen your networks, find out what is happening around town and discover hidden opportunities by connecting with others active in WA's technology sector. This casual event is designed for members and non-members of all genders. Tickets are $10, including admission and gourmet pizzas. There will be a cash bar for you to buy refreshments. We hope you can make it along this month!  Register to secure your ticket on either Eventbrite or on our Meetup page.

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    Aug
    19
    12:00pm12:00pm

    WA State of Innovation Summit: Women of Science and Innovation

    • Deloitte Perth - Auditorium (Ground Floor) (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    What will be the science gender distribution in Western Australia in 2030? Is WA's half population well represented on WA's innovation scene? What impact on WA's innovation ecosystem would an increasing number of women in STEM have in the next 15 years? Is this number really increasing? Join us at the WA - STATE OF INNOVATION Summit on Women of Scence and Innovation, to explore these challenges. Secure your tickets here

    Moderator:

    Senator Linda Reynolds, CSC. Senator for Western Australia

    Panel of presenters:

    • Dr Carolyn McIntyre, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Exercise Medicine Research Institute, Edith Cowan University
    • Daniela Mattheys, Director – edoCEO futures, Executive Committee member WitWA (Women in Technology WA)
    • Zara Fisher, General Manager Rail Operations for Rio Tinto Iron ore in Western Australia
    • Siobhan Stuart, LEUT, Royal Australian Navy, Submarine Certification Manager
    • Marnie Giroud, River Guardians Program Manager – Dolphin Watch Program, Department of Parks and Wildlife

      WiTWA is collaborating with Innovate Australia to deliver this event.
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    Aug
    17
    6:30pm 6:30pm

    One off screening in Perth of CODE: Debugging the gender gap

    Screening of CODE: Debugging the gender gap

    CODE documentary exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. CODE raises the question: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code?

    In America, tech jobs are growing three times faster than colleges are producing computer science graduates. By 2020, there will be one million unfilled software engineering jobs in the USA.  The film examines the reasons why more girls are not seeking opportunities in computer science and explores how cultural mindsets, stereotypes, educational hurdles and sexism all play roles in this national crisis.  It aims to raise awareness and inspire change in the educational system, in startup culture and in the way women see themselves in the field of coding.  It also identifies breakthrough efforts that are producing more diverse programmers. CODE asks and seeks to answer: what would society gain from having more women and minorities code and how do we get there?  There are strong parallels between the American and Australian/West Australian experience. 

    Venue:  Event Cinema, Innaloo
    Book your tickets here: https://www.tugg.com/events/105707
    Please Note: A percentage of the ticket money collected will go to support WiTWA's techtrails initiative.

     


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    Aug
    13
    to Aug 14

    WiTWA Techtrails @ the 2016 Perth Science Festival

    • Perth Cultural Centre (map)
    • Google Calendar ICS

    Our next Techtrails will be part of the 2016 WA Science Week, Perth Science Festival

    We will be participating in the 2016 Perth Science Festival by hosting a techtrails on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th of August 2016. National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Running each year in August, it features more than 1,000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres. Over one million people participate in science events across the nation.  Last year WA’s Perth Science Festival held as part of the national program, attracted 26,000 visitors over the course of the weekend to the Perth Cultural Centre.

    As the leading voice for women in Technology in WA, our work encourages diversity and supports women and young people in technology and science. A key WiTWA program delivered annually to achieve this goal is it’s techtrails careers showcase: a STEM program designed to encourage young people to consider careers in technology by providing an interactive showcase of diverse industry speakers who apply technology, science, mathematics and engineering in their daily work. 

    This year WiTWA will bring techtrails to the 2016 Perth Science Festival by hosting a large marquee to demonstrate the work of 25 prominent STEM professionals to students, their families and the wider community and the important role science, technology, engineering, mathematics and innovation play in modern workplaces and future career choices. Bring your family, kids and friends, and make sure to say hello to our presenters, volunteers and supporters at the WiTWA Marquee! Look for us outside the Urban Orchard at the Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA.


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    Jul
    20
    5:30pm 5:30pm

    TECHXchange: Security

    Our wonderful sponsors Kinetic IT will be hosting this hands-on event with a focus on security. 

    We now operate in an era where cyber-attack has moved from a possibility into a certainty. No matter the size, scale or type of organization ignoring the risk is no longer a viable option. So how does a company start to address the problem and for those who want to develop a career in security where do you start?

    Chris Bolan is the manager of the Security Operations Centre at Kinetic IT and has agreed to come and present at this event. Chris has substantial experience in the Security sector, has a background as both a manager and academic and is active on a number of committees and boards in the ICT industry. Chris will explore the current threat landscape and how organisations of all sizes are being targeted for attack. Learn how you can start protecting your environment and manage cyber security risks whilst developing your own skills in an area of high demand. 

    Members and non-Members of all genders are welcome.  Tickets are $10 for all and will include gourmet pizzas and other nibbles. There will be a cash bar. 

    Register and get your ticket at the WITWA meetup page or if you prefer via Eventbrite.

    We look forward to seeing you on the night!

     


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    Jun
    16
    9:00am 9:00am

    Techtrails at Living Waters Lutheran College

    Techtrails is a day where technology professionals spend a day at a school to inspire  students to consider technology and science careers.

    Presentation Themes:      
    Computer programming/networking
    Computer/software engineering
    Gaming and app development
    Graphic design
    Engineering
    STEM entrepreneurship

    About the school

    Living Waters Lutheran College is an independent Christian school providing a Kindergarten to year 12 education to the communities of Warnbro (Rockingham) and Halls Head (Mandurah), Western Australia.

     

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    Jun
    15
    5:30pm 5:30pm

    Network with your fellow diversity supporters

    We have made it half way through 2016. It is definitely time for a well deserved break. So bring someone new and come meet the supporters of Women in Technology.

    Members and non-Members of all genders are welcome. Tickets are $10 for all and will include gourmet pizzas and other nibbles. There will be a cash bar. 

    We look forward to seeing you there. 

    Register and secure your ticket at the WITWA meetup page or through WITWA Eventbrite

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    May
    18
    5:30pm 5:30pm

    TechXchange: Challenge.....Navigation for the visually impaired on mobile devices

    We all think we know the difference between a good and a bad website. But what makes a website inaccessible? Have you ever considered what challenges mobile devices present to the visually impaired? 

    For our TECHXchange in May, WiTWA is lucky enough to be hosting the wonderful Vivienne Conway fresh from her trip to the 2016 Web for All Conference in Montreal to provide us with a thought provoking challenge and some insights into this issue. Using common in-built voice features in mobile devices, Vivienne will demonstrate some of the significant challenges the visually impaired face in navigating sites. 

    Join us, challenge yourself and take part in what will no doubt lead to some interesting discussions.  Don't forget to bring your mobile device. 

    As usual, we will be at the Cheeky Sparrow in Wolf Lane.  Members and non-Members of all genders are welcome - come on your own or bring a friend or colleague. Tickets are $10 for all and include gourmet pizzas and other nibbles. There will be a cash bar.

    We are looking forward to seeing you there.

    Register and secure your ticket at the WITWA meetup page.

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    Apr
    20
    5:30pm 5:30pm

    Celebrate Diversity Month

    Did you know that April is 'Celebrate Diversity' Month? No?

    Come along to the Cheeky Sparrow, meet some new people and share ideas. 

    Members and non-Members of all genders are welcome. 

    Tickets are $10 for all and will include gourmet pizzas and other nibbles. There will be a cash bar.

    So bring someone new and come meet the supporters of Women in Technology.

    Remember, at WiTWA we are "women focused, but men friendly" so everyone is welcome. We are looking forward to seeing you there!  

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    Mar
    23
    7:30am 7:30am

    Female CIO's and IT Leaders Forum - The Changing Face of Technology

    WiTWA in conjunction with event partner KPMG, is hosting a breakfast roundtable event for senior female IT professionals, including CIO’s, CTO’s Chief Digital Officers and IT Project Managers. This very special event will provide an information sharing and networking forum to discuss insights and experiences relating to a number of crucial key themes affecting the ICT profession.  

    The panel

    Our expert panel featuring Sara Braund (CIO Woodside), Elizabeth Wilson (CIO Edith Cowan University) and Linda Pyrc (IT Manager, Toyota WA) will explore and discuss the challenges faced by female CIOs and senior female IT professionals, as well as the touch on:

    • Availability of qualified female candidates for senior IT leadership roles
    • Perceptions around current gender ratios in IT and technology professions
    • Gender bias and other drivers for lack of women in IT leadership roles 
    • STEM education and female mentorship
    • Role of Corporates and government in addressing gender balance in the IT sector
    • The importance of male leaders in the IT diversity conversation

    It is a well-known fact that despite the number of female role models in leadership roles in the technology sector gradually rising, the industry still struggles to attract women into IT and technology careers. IT is largely perceived as a “geeky” male industry with just 28% of employees in the sector being female. In leadership positions this discrepancy is even greater, with just 14% of CIOs being female. The reasons for this are multifaceted and complex. In addition many women in IT leadership roles in Western Australia have expressed concern about the lack of effective networking and information sharing mechanisms particularly focused at senior female IT professionals, including CIO’s, CTO’s Chief Digital Officers and IT Project Managers.
    Seats are stricly limited. A light breakfast will be served, with formal presentations commencing at 8am.  


    WiTWA would like to thank KPMG for supporting this very special event.

    Register

    http://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/women-in-technology-wa-6126949513

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    Mar
    16
    5:30pm 5:30pm

    WiTWA TECHXchange Meetup: What is your communication style?

    Join us at the Cheeky Sparrow for the first of our 2016 TECHXchange Sessions. Members and non-Members of all genders are welcome - at WiTWA we may be "women focused", but as always are "men friendly". Tickets are $10 (plus a small booking fee) for all and will include gourmet pizzas and other nibbles. There will be a cash bar.  


    Guest Speaker:  Francis Norman
    Francis Norman has over 30 years experience working within and managing co-located and virtual project teams (http://ulfire.com.au/). He is also currently undertaking PhD research into virtual team communications and is the host of the podcast Virtual Team Dynamics – the Ulfire Podcast. Francis will be running an interactive session on Virtual Teams and communicating styles across different mediums. So come along and get your hands dirty. Learn skills to help you talk to your team (or your family during the holidays).
    We are looking forward to seeing you there!

    Tickets

    http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/witwa-techxchange-meetup-what-is-your-communication-style-tickets-21599834687

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    Feb
    17
    5:30pm 5:30pm

    Meet the new members of 2016

    Welcome to 2016!

    Our first event of the new year is at Cheeky Sparrow. This is an open event and absolutely everyone is welcome.

    Come and join us. Bring someone new and come meet the supporters of Women in Technology.

    Tickets are $10 for all and will include gourmet pizzas and other nibbles. You can also buy drinks at the bar.

     

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