New Communications team co-leads appointed

The Go Girl team is excited to announce that we have appointed two new co-leads for the Communications team for the 2018 event. Natalie Hough and Louiza Nutt will be co-leading the communications team for the 2018 event with Sara Ogston as their deputy.

The team is adding a new marketing component and is really excited to continue to evolve the Go Girl brand over the next 13 months.

Watch this space for some amazing upgrades to our avatar, website and overall brand over the next few months!

To find out more about our new team check out the Go Girl Team page

We’re Back!

After a few months’ break, the Go Girl Steering Committee has reformed. We have several new members on the team. Check out our team page for bios on each member. The 2018 Go Girl, Go for IT Steering Committee consists of:

Directors – Fi Slaven and Rebecca Grant
Communications/Marketing – Alma Dayawon and Sara Ogston
Facilities – Amani Ibrahim
Schools Liaison – Catherin Buhler
Sponsorship – Rebecca Grant
Program – Tania Sharp
Project Management – Lyn Windsor and Dan Vucis
Tradeshow and Competitions – Jess Reesby
Volunteers – Catherine Lockstone

We’re really excited to get back together and start planning for the next event to be held in 2018.

Watch the video below for some amazing highlights from our 2016 event.

 

Go Girl coverage from CIO Magazine!

CIO Magazine has published two articles and a pictorial highlight about this year’s Go Girl, Go for IT event!

Go Girl event leaders speak out about mission to encourage youth, women in ICT

Go Girl Go event inspires youth to pursue ICT careers: Vic ICT for Women

In pictures: Record turnout for ‘Go Girl, Go for IT,’ event at Deakin University in Melbourne

 

Gree Melbourne sponsoring the Go Girl, Go for IT Thank You Event

GREE_Logo_200x52Australian games studio supports women in technology: GREE Melbourne sponsors Go Girl Thank You Volunteer party.

The city of Melbourne has grown in recent years as a hub for Australia’s gaming community to live, work and play. Just last year, global mobile games leader GREE chose Melbourne as the location for its next generation of artists, designers and developers, so the Go Girl team is delighted to partner with the studio as they focus on creating innovative mobile games.

GREE, according to Libby Wolfensperger, VP Human Resources, is founded on the belief that a connected world is a better one. “We’re proud to support Go Girl and excited to connect with the people who are committed to this effort and believe in it as much as we do. As a company, everything we do is based around our players. The enjoyment of games isn’t gender specific, so we want our workforce to reflect our player base. It helps us to make better decisions and deliver against our values of innovation and pushing boundaries.”

GREE, which is valued at $1.4 billion, says that it’s making significant development investments in Melbourne. “Our involvement with Go Girl is the perfect overture for GREE to establish itself as a company that encourages women to make an impact in a male-dominated industry,” says Wolfensperger.

Remember, work is play when your job is to make games. Grab your chance to meet the GREE team at the Go Girl Thank You Event on Thursday 25 August.

Thank you for helping make Go Girl, Go for IT 2016 a record breaking event!

Thank you so much to everyone who helped make Go Girl, Go for IT 2016 our biggest and best event to date. There were 1637 students, 136 staff from 61 schools,  125 speakers and 88 sessions running throughout the day which is a record for Go Girl.

In addition to being our largest event, @gogirlgo6it was the top local Twitter trend for Melbourne at lunch and #AnyGirl4IT was the 4th most popular hashtag.

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The Go Girl team is still recovering but we are so grateful for all of the support from all of our sponsors and schools. We are still collection all of the photographs from the day so watch this space for more highlights over the next week.

 

 

Local Heroes – Introducing Megan Jackson

As part of the lead up to Go Girl, Go for IT 2016 we will be showcasing some of the amazing women who are studying and working in IT and give them a chance to tell you their story. Our local heroes each have a unique story and path to share and showcase the wide range of roles available in IT.

Please meet Megan Jackson, an Lead Proposals Engineer at GE Renewable EnergyTo read more about Megan, check out our Local Heroes page

Three chances to win big at Go Girl, Go for IT 2016!

There are several competitions running at this year’s Go Girl, Go for IT event. Don’t miss out on entering!

Competition 1: One lucky school will win an Ultimaker 2 Go 3D Printer and 3D printer backpack donated by Imaginables. All attending schools are eligible and will be entered into the competition. The winner will be drawn at 11am.

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Competition 2: Three 1 year  Business Licenses are up for grabs for a lucky school or Sponsor. To be enter this competition please go to the Go Girl Tradeshow Competition representatives throughout the day to put your name in the drawing. The winners will be announced at 12:30pm

docusign_logo_3cCompetition 3: One lucky Go Girl, Go for IT attendee will win a GoPro Action Video Camera. To enter, just post a picture of from the event onto your Instagram account and tag us with #AnyGirl4IT The winner will be announced at 1:30pm

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