Building a New Horizon: The Blueprints
Join us for an interactive discussion between Brit Keller and Kristie Callander where we will explore lessons learned from personal experiences and from women who have helped changed the horizon for us all - and provide the blueprint for you to build your own new horizon.
An explanation of advanced aerial imaging techniques that combines 3D modeling with traditional aerial video to create virtual tours and fly-through visualizations for a variety of commercial applications.
There is never one path in to working in tech. Are you someone who has a passion for code, UX, or design, but not on the production side? Are you wondering what's next, or how do I progress in my Project or Account Management role? I've been there.
Drawing from my early experiences and challenges working for a health insurance company as a phone counselor to becoming the Director of Account Management and a Product Owner at Mindgrub, we'll chat through things like:
-How do you break into tech and advance?
- How do you deal/cope with being the face of an account / product when you're the only woman in the room?
- What happens during, and how can you get through the worst pitch ever?
- How can you use psychology to your advantage?
- How do you keep so much information in your brain that it doesn't explode?
- What is your quest? What is your favorite color? What is the airspeed velocity of an unladden swallow....wait, that's Holy Grail, maybe not that one.
In our rapidly growing world, technology has become an integral part of our lives. In developing countries. women have lifted their communities out of poverty with just a simple cell phone. However, it's up to us to make sure that this progress doesn't come at the price of our health and well being.
Green Smart Cities is a vision of a world where technology can be at the forefront of sustainable development within our cities. Women can drive the campaign to improve access to healthy food, water/air quality, education, and safety. Technology can help us create the change we want to see in the world, so let's start today!
We’ve all heard it before, networking is crucial to career development and professional growth, but often networking falls flat, leaving us with a handful of business cards and random connections. In this session we’ll cover the ups and downs of networking and how to build a professional support system to help you succeed and build the career you want.
When faced with a diagnosis of stage 2 breast cancer in 2014, Marsha Hammond, was struggling with how to mentally conceptualize the experience of receiving chemotherapy. In this session, hear Marsha's story, and how she has used art and tech to create tools to mentally reframe her own treatment and is now sharing this tool with the greater medical community. With co-presenter and collaborator, Reese Patillo, a senior animation major at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Marsha will share a new Augmented Reality project that is being designed for pediatric patients receiving chemotherapy. Be prepared to be inspired!
“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them” -Albert Einstein
Using a mix of human-centered design thinking, team-based problem solving, and shared value creation, Anna will guide participants through an interactive session that explores potential solutions to better support and empower more women to enter or stay in the technology sector. Just bring your candid and real-world perspectives working in the technology industry, an open-mind, and your great problem solving ability. Ideas generated from the session will be published in a white paper (with creative credit to all participants) for sharing with Women Techmakers, other IWD attendees, and through social media.
Interested in creating a blog, portfolio, quick app prototype, or business site? Wordpress is a code-free platform that allows you to create high quality responsive websites in clicks, no code required! In this hands-on session, participants will learn how to install, create, and publish their first wordpress site! Using a sample project, participants will learn how to customize their site, using images, video, and custom design settings.