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Women in Tech celebrate International Women's Day - 'Hidden Figures'
Thu. 2 March 2017, 8:40 pm – 11:40 pm AEDT
Think you know everything about the people who took humankind to space? Think again. HIDDEN FIGURES is the untold story of the spectacularly intelligent scientists and mathematicians who were the brains behind NASA missions, and who didn’t get their due because they were women, and African-American.
Join other women in tech (and their friends) for an early celebration of International Women's Day with the critically acclaimed and popular film, based on the true but little known story of the space race. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe, the film is engaging and entertaining, and will have you cheering for these historical pioneers while inspiring your inner bad-ass.
will be the following women in tech groups of Melbourne:
- Girl Geek Academy
- Girl Geek Dinners
- Ladies that UX
- Women Who Code
- Rails Girls
- Australian Women in Security Network
- R Ladies
- Women in Product
- Lesbians Who Tech
- Girls in Tech
- Vic ICT for Women
- Code like a Girl
- Women in Science and Engineering (unimelb)
- SWITCH (RMIT)
Our venue is the Cinema Nova in Lygon St, Carlton.
From their website:
Getting there by public transport
Tram Routes: 3, 3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67, 72.
Tram Stop #1: Melbourne University.
Directions: Walk east from Melbourne University to Lygon Street (300 metres)
Tram Route: 1, 8.
Tram Stop #112: Corner Elgin St/Lygon St
Directions: Walk south/toward city along Lygon Street (100 metres)
Melbourne Central Station (then a tram ride as per above).
The following buses stop at the corner of Lygon and Elgin Street, Carlton: 200, 201, 202, 203, 205, 207
Free 2 hour parking is available at Lygon Court. Simply present your Nova ticket when exiting. $3 hourly rate thereafter.
Alternately, there is non-discounted parking available in a parking garage located off Elgin street, near the corner of Elgin & Lygon streets behind Jimmy Watson's wine bar. Other paid parking is located behind the Clocktower complex, accessible from Drummond Street between Faraday and Grattan streets.
Metered street parking is plentiful.
Lygon Court offers 2 elevators: the Safeway lift provides access from the Safeway entrance/car park level to the 1st floor, the Drummond St lift, located at the rear of the court (in the food court), offers access from the lower car park to the ground floor (Drummond St) and the 1st floor, where disabled access is available.
Assistive Listening: All cinemas are fitted with the loop receiver device, which is suitable for people with hearing aids (with a T switch).
Please contact us or Cinema Nova directly if you have any questions or concerns about this.
What time does the film start?
This will be finalised (and publicised) in the week before the event.
How to collect my ticket?
There will be a registration table at Nova where you can collect your movie ticket. Note we will be sharing the cinema with the general public! It's not necessary to print out your Eventbrite ticket.
Is this event only for women?
Not at all, all genders are welcome!