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.

Introducing Friends of Go Girl, Go for IT 2016 Sponsors

Go Girl, Go for IT wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. The Friends of Go Girl is a new tier of sponsorship created for the 2016 event to help acknowledge companies providing Go Girl with additional support.

 

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D3 Group

 

 

 

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ExecCo Search

 

 

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Macquarie Telecom

 

 

These generous sponsors have provided Go Girl with Showbag items and volunteers at Go Girl. Thank you so much for helping us make this event our biggest ever!!

Introducing the Platinum Sponsors for Go Girl, Go for IT 2016

Go Girl, Go for IT wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. We would like to introduce the Platinum Sponsors for the 2016.

Without their generous support of these companies, Go Girl, Go for IT would not be possible. The financial support of Deakin University, ANZ and Salesforce is crucial to keeping the event FREE for schools to attend.

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Deakin University

 

 

 

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Salesforce

 

 

 

These Platinum Sponsors of Go Girl, Go for IT 2016 are providing a combination of venue, speakers, volunteers, showbag items for attendees and/or a booth at the tradeshow.

Thank you so much for your help to make Go Girl, Go for IT 2016 the biggest event ever!!

Ultimaker 2 Go 3D printer confirmed as a prize to be given to one lucky school at Go Girl

imaginablesLogoWhiteBlack200Imaginables, one of our Silver sponsors, has donated an Ultimaker 2 Go 3D printer as a prize to one very lucky school attending Go Girl, Go for IT!

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If your school is present at Go Girl, your school is automatically in the running to win a 3D printer! The winning school will be drawn at 1:30PM. Follow Go Girl on Twitter to be the first to know if your school has won #anygirlforIT

Good luck to all of the schools!!

Go Girl Videos – Meet Rajitha Rajasingham​

As part of the lead up to Go Girl, Go for IT 2016  we partnered with Digital Careers to  create short videos that showcase some of the amazing female professionals currently working in IT. We want to show our future female IT leaders why we love working in IT and why they should follow in our footsteps.

These local heroes each have a unique story and path to share and showcase the wide range of roles available in IT.

Please meet Rajitha Rajasingham, a Delivery Director at Oreta. Check out her story at our Local Heroes Page.

Local Heroes – Introducing Kelly Benson

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 Kelly Benson, a Developer at Thoughtworks. To read more about Kelly, check out our Local Heroes page

Go Girl Videos – Meet Esther Lim

As part of the lead up to Go Girl, Go for IT 2016  we partnered with Digital Careers to  create short videos that showcase some of the amazing female professionals currently working in IT. We want to show our future female IT leaders why we love working in IT and why they should follow in our footsteps.

These local heroes each have a unique story and path to share and showcase the wide range of roles available in IT.

Please meet Esther Lim, a Cybersecurity Specialist at Hivint. Check out her story at our Local Heroes Page.

Go Girl Videos – Meet Amelia Schmidt

As part of the lead up to Go Girl, Go for IT 2016  we partnered with Digital Careers to  create short videos that showcase some of the amazing female professionals currently working in IT. We want to show our future female IT leaders why we love working in IT and why they should follow in our footsteps.

These local heroes each have a unique story and path to share and showcase the wide range of roles available in IT.

Please meet Amelia Schmidt, a UX designer and front-end engineer at Equiem. Check out her story at our Local Heroes Page.