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Girl Geek Sydney Meetup - April 2017
Tue, April 11, 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM AEST
Join us at Atlassian for the April Girl Geek Dinner! There'll be food, drinks and three amazing presentations. Don't miss out, register now and put it in your calendar :)
When: Tuesday 11 April, 6pm for a 6:30pm start
Where: Level 6, 341 George Street
(Enter via Wynyard St – look for this date display thing)
Kris Howard - Knit One, Compute One
Every beginner knitter learns that there are only two stitches - knit and purl. So knitting is inherently binary, and that opens up a world of possibilities for a coder. Knitted fabric can be used to encode data in a number of ways, from QR code mittens to a fluffy red virus scarf. Patterns themselves become algorithms, and new syntax proposals allow for automated testing, compilers, and even visualisers. Crafters and programmers are working together in the burgeoning Maker scene to hack hardware, create innovative e-textiles, and push the computational limits of sticks and string.
Cathy Lill - How I survived my first year as a mum in tech
Having a baby doesn't have to mean putting your career on hold, but there are many pitfalls in an industry where women are less visible. Maternity benefits are patchy, childcare and flexible work are rarely considered and archaic social views may stand in your way. This talk is about how I manage a full time technical job and motherhood, and how we can all work together to make tech a more viable long term career option for women..
Georgie Bottomley - Being the best ally
We all want to support each other, but sometimes it is hard to know just where to start. In this talk I will outline three ways you can support your fellow Ladies. You will be surprised, they are really easy and once you start you will be shocked you weren’t doing them all along!
Disclaimer: Attendance requires participants to action AT LEAST ONE behaviour.
Note: Please try to arrive on time as the lifts need swipe access to get to Level 6. There will be someone to swipe people up, but they can’t stay downstairs forever!
If you arrive early, you may need to wait in Atlassian's reception area until our door-person arrives, as they need to mark your name off our Guest List.
Our pizzas are full of gluten and cheese, so if you have any food intolerances, you're best off bringing a snack! There will be vegetarian options.