This week, already our third virtual meetup took place. We talked about remote working or rather: Remote Management: Transitioning into online collaboration. Right from the start, it was nice to experience the sense of community, and we already started to chat while all the participants were joining. You could feel that this is missing at a time when we all sit in front of our computers, at home, and no small talk with colleagues is possible.
Due to the current situation, there have also been changes to our work. Also, Annika, Philine and Katha have just become part of the now virtual team. Read here about the possibilities to meet us despite physical distancing – may it be at one of the next online programming courses, at the Meetup with NEW WORK SE about Remote Work, at our book club about Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez or Inferior by Angela Saini or at our preparation course for the Federal Computer Science Competition.
In times of “physical distancing” we organized the first virtual Women Techmakers Meetup. Admittedly, we were all a bit skeptical at the beginning. Which tool should we use? How do we create interaction? After we had clarified the technical details, we started the experiment. But the Corona crisis is not only changing the way we network, it is also turning school life upside down. Children and young people no longer learn in the classroom.
WOMAN IN TECH INTERVIEW: KATHARINA ABOUT THE MOVE FROM 'HOW TO MAKE A PRETTY PRESENTATION' TO 'I CAN CREATE A WORKING DIGITAL PRODUCT'
What should we know about you? On April 1, 2020 I will start my first job as a programmer, exactly one year after I was at a conference that turned my world upside down. This conference gave me the idea that I can become a woman in tech, too. I consider my own way into the world of IT to be extraordinary. And I had many prejudices myself. I never thought of myself as a nerd, nor did I think that I had the necessary skills.
What should we know about you? I am Ramina, 28 years old and grew up in Hamburg. At the moment I work for Hapag-Lloyd AG as a software developer. Before that I worked as an IT consultant at Hermes Germany GmbH. Were you interested in IT and programming from an early age? Actually, I have spent a lot of time at the computer since I was 9 years old - but never programmed.
We get asked frequently why the proportion of women in computer science is so low. Anja has already developed her own hypotheses.You can read them in this blog post. But we also like to read the stories of the women in our community. Today we interviewed Katja, who after a successful first state examination in law does not continue her classical legal career but studies computer science. When did you first come into contact with computer science?
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).