[EN] Women in Technology Wrocław

Women in Technology meetings started again at this year in May. This time meetings are in Wrocław. But everything started because of girls who live here and they wanted to let know more about different technologies. And now we have a girls who are programmers (in .NET, C, Java, SASS T-SQL, plSQL.. etc..) But not only programmers. Here comes also girls who are administrators of data base, SharePoint or making Cisco workshops or IT teachers in school, who want to show young peoples how beautiful is IT world ;).

Till now we had 4 meetings. So:

At first meet-up we had a speech about .NET. Here I need to write a big thanks to Paweł Łukasik, who accepted my invitation to speak at 3 days before meeting was.
Second session at first WiT meeting was presentation about requirement from other site in example by company Grafton.

From second meeting we had start only one technical session and next networking. Technical session was about BigData and Ola Woźniak told us how it look from begining. At networking we had a disscutsion about presentation, making presentation and goog and bad practise, when you presenting.

The third meeting and a new sponsor, company SII Polska:


And with thanks to then we have a beautiful view from 25th floor at SkyTowe:


At meeting Renata Perkowska told us about framework Vaadin ( who is really cool for people, who want start programming in Java)

Second part was networking where everyone started to draw they own crest. The crest needed to have a information about how we think other people see us. The target of this game was to start talk about ourself publicly, let to know each other and get conclusion of feeling when we are in front of people. For me interesting was, that most of people felt uncomfortable when started talk about thyself and better for them is talk about technology (and this making them less stressful). I had a similar game in my work, but there was also people from call centre and this people wanted so much to talk about themselves, themselves and.. themselves.

At fourth meeting we had a presentation about Android in Business by Piotr Pietroń. The presentation was a introduction to Android workshop, who start at 28th of September at Google.

The networking part had a so much fun to attendee. The game what I present was easy and hard at the same time. Attendee needed to create a tower from spaghetti at 18 minutes and put at top a marshmallow. They had: 20 pieces of spaghetti, 1 meter of string, 1 meter of masking tape and marshmallow.

The winner team created a tower with 63 cm:

wieża z makaronu

And the best summary of this networking is presentation of Tom Wujec who presentetd the Marshmallow Challenge at Ted:: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/pl/tom_wujec_build_a_tower.html

Tomorrow we have a next Women in Technology meeting, where we get knowledge how to programming graphics card NVidia CUDA. And about how was at meeting I write in another post soon.