Girl Geek Dinners Philadelphia is excited to announce the folks from The Hacktory as their Winter 2013 speakers. The Hacktory will present “Hacking the Gender Gap, A Hands-On Workshop for Boosting Gender Diversity In Tech.”
Join us at The Hacktory on Thursday, January 31st, from 6 – 9pm. Space is limited to 25 attendees. In order to discourage no-shows and to offset organizational costs, we will be charging $2/person (NO REFUNDS). If money is a concern, please contact us directly at info –at– ggdphl –dot– com.
This event is lady-geeks (including those who identify as ladies) only. Sorry, fellas!
6:00pm – 6:30 :: Check In / Socializing / Eating
6:05 – 6:15 :: Welcome
6:15 – 6:30 :: Around the World Introductions
6:30 – 7:30 :: Presentation
7:30 – 7:45 :: Q&A
7:45 – 8:00 :: Presentation by our sponsor, Appzhao
8:00 – 8:10 :: Closing
8:10 – 9:00pm :: Socializing
Hacking the Gender Gap
A Hands-On Workshop for Boosting Gender Diversity In Tech
Facilitators: Amy Guthrie, Stephanie Alarcon
Hacking is the art of pulling things apart to see what they’re made of, then putting them together in a new way. In this participatory workshop, Philadelphia’s first hackerspace, The Hacktory, will draw from published research and attendees’ personal experiences to figure out how and why the gender gap in tech emerges. Participants share their experiences with technology–both positive and negative–on a physical timeline; identify patterns in the assembled experiences; and discuss ways to make tech communities more inclusive, and ways that awesome people already have. Attendees leave with greater clarity about their own narratives, a deeper understanding of the anatomy of the problem, and tools for engaging potential supporters and being an effective ally.
At the Hacktory, we break, rearrange, and re-purpose objects and systems to create new meanings and satisfy our curiosity. We strive to create an environment that welcomes people of all backgrounds and skill levels. We’re excited to welcome Geek Girl Dinners to our new home at the Department of Making and Doing, a collaboration with Breadboard and the Public Workshop, at 3711 Market Street. Please pardon our dust…we just moved in!
Our gracious sponsor, Appzhao, will be providing food for us during the evening.
Can you bring a friend?
Yes! Just RSVP on our meetup.com page so she’s on the list.
About Appzaho (Event Sponsor)
Appzhao is a network of app pages that allows you to share Apps and connect with people all over the world. Find the Apps being used by your favorite actress, famous chefs, or even your teacher! Appzhao can change the way the world uses and finds Apps. We’re giving power to the people to create their own Appstores. Tell us what Apps you like and dislike. Review each other’s Apps and together we can help each other find the Apps that are relevant to us.
If you have any questions or ideas, please reach out to us at info[at]ggdphl[dot]com. We look forward to meeting you!