Women Techmakers Baltimore

International Women's Day 2018

Saturday, March 3

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Women Techmakers is Google’s brand and global program for women in technology. Women Techmakers provides visibility, community, and resources for women in technology to drive innovation and participation in the field. Women Techmakers events are designed to promote an environment of inclusivity for women in technology, as well as celebrate women leading the industry. We want to advance, grow and celebrate women developers, designers, and technology entrepreneurs.

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Talks

We have lined up some fantastic women in the tech community on a range of topics. You are sure to walk away inspired and hopefully even more curious

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Networking

In between talks and workshops, make sure you take the opportunity to network and meet people from Baltimore’s multi-faceted tech scene. You never know when you could be meeting your next co-worker or manager. We love to see relationships formed.

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Workshops

For the newbie to the tech savvy, we have workshops that aim to be fun and educational!

Building a New Horizon

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Speakers

Britt Keller

COO of Yet Analytics

Belinda Kilby

Co-Founder, Creative Director of Elevated Element

Jackie Russell

Director of Account Management, Product Owner @ Mindgrub

Karina Mandell

Entrepreneur

Angelina Millare

Technology Integration Strategist, Empowered by Tech

Anna Gemolas

Business Owner: FourWords Impact, LLC

Reese Patillo

3D Modeling and Animation Student

Marsha Lynn Hammond

Founder/Creator/Survivor, Mind The Current LLC

Jennifer Marin Jericho

Designer/Marketing Manager @ Barcoding Inc

Program

Doors will open at 9:30am

Workshops are 25 person max, sign up available at registration on a first come basis

930 Breakfast + Registration
1000 KEYNOTE Building a New Horizon: The Blueprints
Speaker Track Workshop Track
1045 Augmented Aerial Imaging Build your own Word Press Site (10:45 - 11:50)
1115 Green Smart Cities
1145 Break
1200 Choose Your Own Adventure: Non-Traditional Path into Tech Design Thinking for Social Innovation: Help Redesign the Experience for Women in Technology (11:55am - 1pm)
1230 Stop Networking & Build Your Brain Trust
100 Empowering Cancer Patients through Art and Tech
130 Break
145 Panel Discussion with all Presenters
230 Lunch and Networking
315 That's a Wrap!

What's on the Agenda?

Featured Talks & Workshops

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  • starBrit Keller, Keynote Speaker
    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.
  • groupBelinda Kilby, Augmented Aerial Imaging
    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.
  • groupJackie Russell, Choose Your Own Adventure: Non-Traditional Path into Tech
    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.
  • groupKarina Mandell, Green Smart Cities
    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!
  • groupJennifer Marin Jericho, Stop Networking & Build Your Brain Trust
    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.
  • groupMarsha Hammond & Reese Patillo, Empowering Cancer Patients through Art and Tech
    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!
  • buildAnna Gemolas, Design Thinking for Social Innovation: Help Redesign the Experience for Women in Technology
    “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.

  • buildAngelina Millare, Build your own Word Press Website
    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.

Art Exhibits

Featured Artists

Throughout the space we will also be featuring local Baltimore artists showcasing how they have used technology in their art. These exhibits will be ongoing throughout the day, visit them between breaks, during breakfast, or during our networking hour. There is so much to see!



  • Alexi Scheiber
    As an artist I blend traditional media (particularly watercolors) with my animation, combining the freedom of technology with the craft of the handmade. In my animated shorts, I tell stories that are hopeful, from a place of compassion and empathy.
  • Boba Studios
    Boba Studios is a women-owned, Baltimore-based game developer founded by MICA and Peabody students. Its goal is to connect a divided gaming industry. Its debut game, Squirrely Roo Rabbit, combines indie games' boundless innovation and AAA games' fully-realized polish, and invites gamers often overlooked in the mass market to play.
  • Ash Turner
    The power that individuals have when given the choice to mold their own experiences in art, as well as the self-reflective nature narrative provides for audiences, fuels my process. I enjoy programming and experimenting with storytelling, language, and code, or any medium where I can create playful interactions.
  • VisualistBR ( BR )
    BR is a visualist who fluctuates between the realms of poetry, music, visual arts, visual design, and visual communication. The nature of her work and aesthetic is to show how visual representation shapes the contemporary visual culture in which we live. She explores and experiments with all forms of traditional and non-traditional art. Combining all elements of visual media, digital creation, and visual language. Continuing to mix mediums to provoke and awaken her audience perceptual unconsciousness. Gathering inspiration from all that surrounds her; she able to convey that her work has no boundaries nor limitations. Her art is both conventional and unconventional.
  • Dhremo Therapy IV Decals
    There is a tension between medicine and healing. Often medicine is counter intuitive, creating a feeling of powerlessness. Healing is a participatory, collaborative effort of mind, body and spirit. Having survived cancer, I’m on a mission to provide the visual stimuli to empower the mind, awaken the spirit and foster hope.
  • Mollye Bendell
    Mollye Bendell makes digital and analog sculptures to connect with digital and analog worlds. Her work uses the intangible nature of electronic media as a metaphor for exploring vulnerability, visibility, and longing in a world that can feel isolating.

Organizers



Michellemore_vert

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Michelle is a software engineer. Her primary focus is on human-user interfaces and front-end web development, but is also a hobbyist Android Developer.
When not working, or organizing yet another community event, you can find Michelle cozied up with her dog. There are two things Michelle loves on this earth: her dog, and all you can eat sushi.

Kristiemore_vert

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Kristie is a design and art junkie, mother of two dragons, and a chocolate lover. During the day she is a UX/UI designer with a focus on visual design, information architecture, and strategy. Her design experience ranges from print to web to mobile. Kristie strives to develop premium experiences for every project, whether that be an app or the next WTM event.

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Supporting Team

Jessica Watsonmore_vert

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Jess Watson is the CEO and Creative Director of Points North, a savvy design studio specializing in websites, branding, marketing and cultivating memorable experiences. She also spearheads the Have A Nice Day Project (recently covered by ABC2 News) and has been featured in The Baltimore Sun, BBJ, and Baltimore Magazine. In her spare time she works remotely around the globe and is always in search of her next adventure.

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Ashley Molese is a Baltimore based curator, creative producer and festival manager.  Currently, she works with the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts to produce Light City, an annual public art light festival anchored in Baltimore’s waterfront and city neighborhoods. She has worked in a variety of non-profit arts organizations, including Arts Access Victoria, Arts Victoria, The Overload Poetry Festival, The Melbourne Writers Festival and the Creative Alliance. She received a Masters of Arts in Arts Management from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Ashley received a Master of Fine Arts in Curatorial Practice at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014. Ashley also works independently with partners like Arts Nexus, Art Basel, and most recently Look On Media, with whom she is producing an immersive VR engagement launching in Spring 2018.

Shervonne Cherrymore_vert

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Shervonne is the Director of Community & Partnerships for Spark Baltimore, a collaborative workspace for growing startups and entrepreneurs. She is responsible for cultivating community for Spark members, and creating networking opportunities that foster partnerships within the entrepreneurial eco-system. Shervonne is a die hard foodie, design obsessed, and a NPR Listener. Yep...Just call her a Culture Nerd.

Chelsea Keenemore_vert

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Chelsea is an operations manager by day, and a fashion blogger by night. She is particularly interested in the fashion of women in STEM careers. When she is not doing either of those things, she can be found cooking Louisiana cuisine or hiking with her dog, Odysseus Thurgood Keene-Lewis.


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