Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Geraldton Sundowner with Scinapse + the Museum of Geraldton

WiTWA is delighted to be bringing our techtrails STEM & Future Skills incursion to Geraldton on 30 November. As part of our visit, we are partnering with Scinapse and the Museum of Geraldton to present an exclusive sundowner event the evening prior, filled with new exhibitions, inspiring guest speakers, as well as free food canapes and beverages. 

Special guest speakers include Prof Lyn Beazley and Darren Lomman, as well as the 'On the Beach' exhibition by Tim Pearn

Spaces for this event are limited so make sure you RSVP! Click here for further information and to register.

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Nov
30
9:00 AM09:00

Techtrails @ Geraldton Senior High School

For our November techtrails STEM incursion we will be visiting Geraldton Senior College (www.gsc.wa.edu.au/), where we will be presenting to 150+ Year 9 students and Year 10 students. This will be our second regional techtrails for the year, and also our final one for 2017, making it a grand total of 10 techtrails delivered throughout this year.  What a phenomenal effort!

We are still looking for a few presenters (either from Perth or the Geraldton Region) to join our inspirational group of STEM professionals, industry experts and entrepreneurs lined up to meet the students and share their stories and experiences.  If you are interested in participating or would simply like further information, please contact kay@witwa.org.au or pia@witwa.org.au. 

This project received funding from the Australian Government.

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Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

West Tech Assemblage 2017: A celebration of collaboration and innovation

West Tech Assemblage is an annual gathering to bring together Western Australia’s finest technology entrepreneurs, innovators, startups, and organisations. A meeting of tech minds, from thinkers, creators, makers and collaborators to investors and influencers. Previous years' assemblages were sold out and as places are limited we're inviting you to secure a ticket as soon as they are available. 

Your ticket includes drinks, and cocktail canapes prepared by Michelin Star Quality Chefs from Ultimo Catering and Events!  Tickets available at www.westtechassemblage.com.au 

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Nov
16
7:30 AM07:30

WiTWA Boardroom Series - Jobs of the Future

Join us at our Department of Communities sponsored Jobs of the Future Breakfast event where we will hear from Keynote Josh Richards – Mars One Astronaut Candidate followed by a panel discussion with some of Perth's most innovative women in tech!

Physicist, Explosives Engineer, Soldier, Comedian, Astronaut Candidate – one thing Josh Richards can never be accused of is being boring. In the last decade he’s picked up booby traps with the Australian Army, slogged through mud with British Commandos, been science adviser to the richest artist in the world, and performed comedy wearing a giant koala suit to confused audiences around the world. Josh found his true calling in September 2012 when he discovered the Mars One project. Selected from over 200,000 initial applicants, he’s currently one of 100 astronaut candidates short-listed for a one-way mission to colonize Mars. Now an in-demand professional speaker, Josh’s storytelling makes for compelling & entertaining corporate keynote presentations on leadership, small-team dynamics, and the challenges of life in space that are certain to leave any audience with plenty to think about.

Josh will be facilitating an interactive panel discussion on Job of the Future with the following incredible innovators:

Vee Pendergrast - CEO, Stirfire Studios
After sixteen years in mobile telecommunications, Vee Pendergrast made the leap in 2016 to pursue a fulltime career in videogame and VR development.  She had co-founded Stirfire Studios in 2010 and has gradually grown the business to the bustling studio it is now and was instrumental in the launch of its titles Freedom Fall, and Symphony of the Machine. Named as one of MCV Pacific’s Top 30 Women in Games in 2017, Vee brought the company to its attempt at an IPO in July 2017, which is a rarity for Australian videogame companies.  Vee’s ambition is to keep the company producing qualities titles and growing their portfolio of internal IPs and services work.

Janet Barnes - Director, Telstra Country Wide Central West
A contemporary leader, Janet’s experiences are derived from a diverse industry portfolio encompassing senior leadership positions within Pharmaceutical, Retail, FMCG, Banking & Financial Services and more recently the Telecommunications/Technology industry. 

Graduating with an Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) from The University of Western Australia (UWA), Janet is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), a member of the Judging Panel for the Telstra Business Women's Awards and Telstra Business Awards and an Advisory Council Member and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management WA (FAIM).

Gry Stene - Founder, Kinchip Systems
Gry is a technologist, orchestrator and mentor with 30 years in the software industry and a lifelong interest in the crossover between health, education and technology. Specialised in interoperability and integration across people, systems and cultures in a global setting, Gry is passionate about bringing the best people and systems together to deliver meaningful solutions, helping people reach their potential and have an impact.

Melissa Ettinger - Graduate Program Manager, Bankwest
Melissa has a background in Tech and still calls herself a Software Engineer. She started working at Bankwest as a Software Engineering Grad, finished the two-year rotational program and moved directly into managing the Graduate program. Prior to that, Melissa worked at a Software Solutions start-up in San Diego, California while completing her Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. She is passionate about Graduates, technology, learning and giving back - Melissa also volunteers for NFP programs like CoderDojo.

Seats are strictly limited. A full sit down Breakfast will be provided with formal proceedings commence at 7:45am sharp.

Cost: $45 for individuals and limited tables of 10 available for $400.

Tickets available via Eventbrite.

 

Women in Technology WA Inc. would like to thank event sponsors the Department of Communities and WA Business News for supporting this event.

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Nov
13
4:00 PM16:00

Techtrails for Teachers Session No 2: SOLD OUT - WebEx Access Only

  • Institute for Professional Learning (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our second Techtrails for Teachers STEM & Future Skills 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. 

ABOUT
WiTWA’s techtrails incursions program is designed to generate passion, excitement and interest in technology and science based careers to motivate secondary students to explore and pursue related study and career opportunities. Acknowledging the declining numbers of students choosing technology, science and engineering career paths, WiTWA has been able to excite and inspire in excess of 2,000 WA students to increase their awareness and participation in STEM as a career option whilst broadening their knowledge of and participation in the innovation system as a whole since it’s inception in 2011.

Thanks to Australian Government grant funding and industry partners, WiTWA is able to supplement the techtrails STEM incursion program with techtrails for teachers events in October and November 2017. These techtrails for teachers events have been specifically designed to enable teachers, careers advisors and educators to hear from and network with a range of technology and entrepreneurial STEM professionals, showcasing a current industry perspective and tangible examples of the application of STEM skills in future proofing our next generation.

WHEN
These free events will be hosted by John Curtin College of the Arts on Tuesday 31 October 2017 and the Institute of Professional Learning on Monday 13 November 2017.

PRESENTATIONS

  • What drives a digital hospital?
    Presented by Fiona Stanley Hospital & Serco
  • Gamification
    Presented by Surgical Realities
  • Engineering our future
    Presented by Engineers Australia WA
  • The Future Reimagined
    Presented by RAC(WA)
  • Careers of the Future
    Presented by Kinetic IT

TO REGISTER: SOLD OUT except for access via remote WebEx for the event on 13th November 2017.

Tuesday 31 October 2017
4:00pm – 7:30pm
John Curtin Theatre, John Curtin College of the Arts
1 Ellen Street Fremantle, WA, 6160

Monday 13 November 2017
4:00pm – 7:30pm
Institute for Professional Learning
Department of Education
Oxford Street, Leederville, WA, 6007

Alternatively, teachers, educators and career advisors will be able to join us via remote WebEx on Monday 13 November 2017.

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

This project received funding from the Australian Government.

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Oct
31
4:00 PM16:00

Techtrails for Teachers Session No 1: SOLD OUT

Our first Techtrails for Teachers STEM & Future Skills 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. 

ABOUT
WiTWA’s techtrails incursions program is designed to generate passion, excitement and interest in technology and science based careers to motivate secondary students to explore and pursue related study and career opportunities. Acknowledging the declining numbers of students choosing technology, science and engineering career paths, WiTWA has been able to excite and inspire in excess of 2,000 WA students to increase their awareness and participation in STEM as a career option whilst broadening their knowledge of and participation in the innovation system as a whole since it’s inception in 2011.

Thanks to Australian Government grant funding and industry partners, WiTWA is able to supplement the techtrails STEM incursion program with techtrails for teachers events in October and November 2017. These techtrails for teachers events have been specifically designed to enable teachers, careers advisors and educators to hear from and network with a range of technology and entrepreneurial STEM professionals, showcasing a current industry perspective and tangible examples of the application of STEM skills in future proofing our next generation.

WHEN
These free events will be hosted by John Curtin College of the Arts on Tuesday 31 October 2017 and the Institute of Professional Learning on Monday 13 November 2017.

PRESENTATIONS

  • What drives a digital hospital?
    Presented by Fiona Stanley Hospital & Serco
  • Gamification
    Presented by Surgical Realities
  • Engineering our future
    Presented by Engineers Australia WA
  • The Future Reimagined
    Presented by RAC(WA)
  • Careers of the Future
    Presented by Kinetic IT

TO REGISTER: SOLD OUT except for access via remote WebEx for the event on 13th November 2017.

Tuesday 31 October 2017
4:00pm – 7:30pm
John Curtin Theatre, John Curtin College of the Arts
1 Ellen Street Fremantle, WA, 6160

Monday 13 November 2017
4:00pm – 7:30pm
Institute for Professional Learning
Department of Education
Oxford Street, Leederville, WA, 6007

Alternatively, teachers, educators and career advisors will be able to join us via remote WebEx on Monday 13 November 2017.

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

This project received funding from the Australian Government.

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Oct
25
5:30 PM17:30

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 via Eventbrite or our Meetup Group and include some bites to eat and a free drink on arrival.

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 Communities for sponsoring the WiTWA TECHXchange event series in 2017. Thanks to this sponsorship we are able to offer 20 free tickets to women currently studying, unemployed or looking to enter into a role within the technology sector.
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Oct
17
8:30 AM08:30

Techtrails @ Ocean Reef/Belridge Senior High School

For our October techtrails STEM incursion we will be visiting Ocean Reef SHS (www.oceanreef.wa.edu.au), where we will be presenting to 100 Ocean Reef SHS Year 9 students and 100 visiting Year 9 students from Belridge Secondary College. 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. Thank you to the following STEM professionals for making themselves available and agreeing to share their personal techtrails to inspire the next generation:

  • Lakshini Weerasekera, Harry Perkin Institute for Medical Research
  • Alex Hickling, WA Museum
  • Patrick Chalkley, Thoughtworks
  • Hilary Goh, Mine Vision Systems
  • Kirsten Flint, Scitech
  • Jessica Kemp, Shell Australia
  • Ellie Sansom, Desert Fireball Network
  • Trevor Dunstan, Kinetic IT

For further information or to explore how you could be involved in future techtrails incursions, please contact kay@witwa.org.au or pia@witwa.org.au. This project received funding from the Australian Government.

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Sep
20
5:30 PM17:30

WiTWA TECHXChange: Disruption and innovation for good

Join us for the upcoming WiTWA TechXchange meet up where Lucie Hammond, CEO and Founder of Diversifly will be talking about applying virtual reality technology to learning and development, and specifically on new ways to progress diversity through interactive VR experiences. This is not just a disruptive training program using sexy tech, although it is that, but it is also a huge opportunity to enable the human race to understand one another more deeply, and for enterprise to fuel the global diversity movement forward! 

Lucie Hammond created Diversifly from a long-standing passion for equality and people potential. She combined corporate communication and change project experience, with the more recent additions of coaching, counselling and psychotherapy, to create a training company specialising in diversity and inclusion and people performance. After completing the Founder Institute's acceleration and commercialisation course for tech start-ups, she translated leadership and workforce diversity content into virtual reality, creating a leading-edge training product to help business drive performance through people power.

In her past life (pre-kids) Lucie managed corporate communication teams and consulted agency-side in various sectors, including finance, oil and gas, professional services, insurance and telecommunications. She has more than a decade of experience in employee communication and change programs, executive coaching, and PR and marketing across Europe and Australia. Come and meet Lucie, hear the story of Diversifly and if you are lucky – try the product!

Due to demand and feedback, we are trying a new and slightly bigger venue - The Globe which is part of the 140 William complex on the Wellington Street end. Keep an eye out for our banners - you will find us at the back on the left. Members and non-Members of all gender are welcome - come on your own or bring a friend. Tickets are $15 for all and including some bites to eat. There will be a cash bar.

Secure your tickets via  Eventbrite or our Meetup Group.

Our thanks to the Department of Communities for sponsoring the WiTWA TECHXchange event series in 2017. Thanks to this sponsorship we are able to offer 20 free tickets to women currently studying, unemployed or looking to enter into a role within the technology sector.

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Sep
7
5:30 PM17:30

WiTWA Boardroom Series - Diversity Driven Organisations

Creating a diversity driven organisational outcomes agenda – Breaking down unconscious gender bias and creating a pipeline of talent for female leadership

Interested in finding out more about how to create Diversity Driven Organisational Outcomes in the context of your business?

WiTWA in conjunction with event partner Microsoft WA, is hosting an interactive panel discussion, as part of our Boardroom Series. The event will provide insights into how your organisation can effectively implement a diversity driven outcomes agenda, break down unconscious gender bias and create a pipeline of talent for female leadership.

Hear from our speakers Adrianna Skok-Muir, Principal Mining Engineer with Iluka Resources,  Diana Adorno Experience Designer with Thoughtworks who will talk about the journey to winning the 2016 Anita Borg Institutue Top Companies for Women Technologists Award, Cathy Farrell Manager, Talent Acquisition & HR Projects and Champion for Diversity and Inclusion with the RAC WA, and Trudy Bates Business Development with Gas Strut Australia, PhD student, researcher and advisor in organizational diversity and equality, as they debate the challenges and opportunities of developing an organisational diversity strategy and the impact of diversity on organisational outcomes.

Seats are strictly limited. Light refreshments will be provided. Formal proceedings commence at 6:00pm sharp.

Cost: $35 incl. GST.  Book your seat today at Eventbrite.

Women in Technology WA Inc. would like to thank event sponsors Microsoft WA and the Department of Communities for supporting this event.

 

 

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Aug
23
8:30 AM08:30

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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Aug
16
5:30 PM17:30

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
5:30 PM17:30

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
8:00 AM08:00

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
5:30 PM17:30

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
8:30 AM08:30

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
8:30 AM08:30

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
    8:30 AM08:30

    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
    5:30 PM17:30

    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
    8:30 AM08:30

    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
    5:30 PM17:30

    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
    7:15 AM07:15

    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
    8:30 AM08:30

    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
    5:30 PM17:30

    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
    8:30 AM08:30

    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
    5:30 PM17:30

    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
    5:30 PM17:30

    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
    5:30 PM17:30

    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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