On 30.01, the moinworld community had an extraordinary moment during the New Year’s kick-off at Google: the launch of our new mentoring program. With the motto “changing lives by learning from each other”, the initiative has two goals. First is to make a positive impact on the life of the participants and the second to advance women’s careers in the field of technology / IT. Using the power of our community - changing lives by learning from each other Camila Kuhn, volunteer at moinworld and IT project lead for Global Applications at Beiersdorf in her real life, shared the new program with the audience, which is constituted by technical and personal development tracks.
Here are some impressions of our kick off on Thursday at the Google Office Hamburg We met last Thursday to learn what has become of the Women Techmaker Meetup four years later after its inception. Meanwhile the Meetup has over 3420 members in Hamburg and we have founded a non-profit association called moinworld e.V. to get even more women and girls interested in IT. Since the foundation of the association three years ago, there are not only the well-known Meetups, which usually take place every two weeks, but also programming courses where you can learn how to code in a structured way.
On 12.12. our Women Techmakers Community met in Hamburg at Avanade on the 14th floor in Accenture’s Future Camp Space with a great view over the Binnen- and Außenalster to discuss and learn about (business process) innovations driven by digital solutions. Launched as a joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft, Avanade offers IT consulting services that specialize in the Microsoft platform, including AI, business analysis, cloud, digital transformation. Unleash the power of data with AI As speakers we had invited Prachi Kumar (Lead for Data & AI for Avanade in Austria Switzerland and Germany) and Rabea Reitmeier (Executive, Head of Digital Sales, Services & Marketing Avanade DACH).
What is the intention behind women techmakers hamburg? We want to change the IT world in a positive way by encouraging more women and girls to code and supporting them in their careers. Our future is digital and we think that women and men should have the same possibilities in shaping that future. Software changes every industry: agriculture, automobile, retail. It would be a great advantage, if a bigger part of the population could also read and write this code.
Moinworld is supported by people who volunteer for us. Despite the voluntary help, there are of course costs: For example, the rent for the office has to be paid, we have to finance our educational events and our public relations work also costs money. Our donors help us to make all this possible. If you also want to help us to encourage girls and women to get involved in the IT-world, support us with your donation!
Our last MOIA Meetup focused on Software Quality Management. At MOIA’s beautiful office there was a great atmosphere even before the actual start of the event and our participants were already chatting lively with each other while the Meetup space was slowly filling up. Anja opened the event and handed over the microphone to Gabi Wegner, our host at MOIA, and to our first speaker Ada Pohl - Senior Quality Assurance Specialist at MOIA.
Clear the way for a more female IT: Third conference on the blockchain technology “#moinblockchain” from moinworld in Hamburg The Women Techmakers community, blockchain start-ups and representatives of global players such as IBM and Otto GmbH met last week at the HSBA Innovation Center in Hamburg to exchange experiences and learn more about blockchain technology. The moinworld team around founder Anja Schumann invited an international audience to the Hanseatic city with leading speakers from IBM, ConsenSys, Parity Technologies, Rabobank, Jolocom, Hengeler Mueller and Holochain.
Gender Equality 2.0 For the first time this year, the Senate of the City of Hamburg has awarded the Innovation in Digital Equality Award for equal opportunities and the visibility of women. Two women won the prize and 25,000€ prize money: Anja Schumann, founder of moinworld e.V., was one of them. The award was given by Katharina Fegebank on 18 October 2019. She also explained what is hidden behind the award: “With the IDEA Award we honor innovative concepts and outstanding achievements for equality in the digital space.
Meetup Agile Talks @ NEW WORK SE on 15th of October 2019 The topic agility of our Meetup at NEW WORK SE, formerly XING SE aroused special interest: More than 150 participants had signed up and the event room was full to capacity when our four invited experts gave short lightning talks on agile methods and the group then split up into Agile Corner Talks. Product Owner Anastasiia Kutishchieva from SHARE NOW started with her lecture on “Agile Decision Making”.
Moinblockchain’19- Meet our speakers At this year’s moinblockchain conference on October 18th, many inspiring speakers will be present. We already asked in advance where our speakers got their enthusiasm for Blockchain from and why the topic has a lot of potential for the future. Today we introduce you to Julia Schüssler- Rost and Carolin Raspé. Linkedin Linkedin Julia Schlösser-Rost is a specialist lawyer for public commercial law with a focus on data protection, information security and healthcare.