Women Techmakers is a program created by Google to celebrate International Women’s Day and to highlight the talent of women in technology. In 2017, we decided to organize the second edition in Montreal as part of the special event “The Women Techmakers Global Event Series Celebrating International Women’s Day” (WTM IWD). This program has been in over 200 global events and seen across 52 countries. The main focus of this community-building initiative is to promote talented and passionate women, increase the visibility of the Montreal technology community and honour women in technology.
Women Techmakers Montreal 2017
April 1st & 2nd 2017
We are pleased to invite you to the Women Techmakers Montreal 2017 event. It will take place for a second year in Montreal, on April 1st & 2nd 2017. Last year, there were over 200 attendees, 17 speakers and 7 sponsors at the one-day event. After such a huge success, we want to recreate this experience again.
Deadline for submission: January 15th, 2017
Notification of acceptance: February 1st, 2017
Topics of interest
Talks are 40-minute blocks, including the optional Q&A
What you’ll get
- Two free tickets (for you and a + 1) including: all talks, swag, food and party
- Transportation, if needed
- Hotel, if needed
- Child care during the event, if needed
What are we looking for?
We are looking for creative women working in the Technology field with experiences in soft skills or technical skills. Last year talks are available on YouTube.
The event is divided in two tracks to cover personal and technical development. Your talk must aim one of those categories.
Don’t be afraid to bring up advanced stuff. If you have an awesome idea, do not hesitate to submit it!, We will be happy to give you the necessary feedback to make it match to our expectations.
You must be 18+.
Track 1 - Soft skills
Soft skills are all about personal and interpersonal development. We strongly believe you must learn more about yourself and others to achieve your career goal.
Examples from past talks:
- Diversity in Technology and overcoming adversities
- Personal development and career path
- Why mentoring is important and how to
- Launching a Value-based Technology Business
Track 2 - Technical skills
Technical skills can go from sharing your work-process to demonstrating new technologies The goal of your talk must be to share your knowledge about technical abilities mainly with software developers. If you use a specific language, your talk must be understandable by good developers even if they don’t know the exact language syntax (short snippets or pseudo-code are totally fine).
Examples from past talks :
- A new technology
- Demystifying Big Data
- Tools to Chrome
- How to measure your e-commerce business
For any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you at the Women Techmakers Montreal 2017 event.
Women Techmakers Montreal team