Local Heroes – Jess Huynh

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 Jess Huynh, a Program Quality Assurance Lead. To read more about Jess, check out 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.

 

 

 

Code the Future event 21 July

Code the future eventA recent report from Digital Careers, Intel and the Australian Computing Society states “Computer education, with a focus on Computer Science, has become a core subject in the Australian Curriculum and the focus of national innovation initiatives. Equal participation by girls, however, remains unlikely based on their engagement with computing in recent decades”…read more here.

Code the Future is enabling widespread access to children, both boys and girls, to learn to code alongside our volunteer developers. Research tells us that many girls dismiss careers in IT before the age of 15. Bridging the gender gap and creating diversity in the future starts now.

During the meetup we’ll hear from a range of speakers sharing their insights, advice and strategies for engaging and supporting young girls in computer science.

Come along to share and discuss your thoughts, and be connected with educators and developers a part of our community. We’ll also be sharing some new website features.

RSVP here- http://www.meetup.com/Code-the-Future/events/231851756/

Join us on Facebook here – https://www.facebook.com/events/198534483875383

Local Heroes – Introducing Nadine Parkington

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 Nadine Parkington, a Digital Strategist and owner of Think Nimble. To read more about Nadine, check out our Local Heroes page

Local heroes – Introducing Amber Harli

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.

To start this series, we are so proud and thrilled to introduce Amber Harli. Amber is a former attendee of Go Girl and is now studying Business Information Systems and is the Tradeshow team deputy lead. We are so happy to have a former Go Girl attendee as part of our team and hope that her story inspires more girls to study IT and choose a career in IT. Amber is living proof that the Go Girl, Go for IT event can have a positive impact on the girls attending and help them make informed decisions about their career.

To read more about Amber, check out our Local Heroes page

Meet the Go Girl Team Part 8: Volunteers

The Go Girl, Go for IT 2016 team is made up of 9 streams which will be introduced through in a series of blog posts.

Part 8:  Volunteers Team.

The Volunteers team is a small team who recruit and then maintain a database of volunteers who work together to make the Go Girl Event a success.

Closer to the event date the volunteer team will ensure that Volunteers understand what is required of them, where to be and when, and register volunteers on the day. Around 200 volunteers are required to assist with the Go Girl event.

The volunteers come from many different backgrounds but all share a passion to inform girls about the wide range of exciting careers available in IT.

To find out more information or to volunteer for the margwilde@gmail.com

Meet the Go Girl Team Part 7: Facilities

The Go Girl, Go for IT 2016 team is made up of 9 streams which will be introduced through in a series of blog posts.

Part 7:  Facilities Team.

The Facilities team are Deakin University staff who liaise with the Go Girl steering committee to ensure that the event has all the space it needs to provide you with a fun, engaging and interesting day finding out about a career in IT. The team consists of just three passionate volunteers who between them have over 20 years’ experience organising and running Go Girl events.

Deakin University sponsors the event by providing the rooms, the technical infrastructure and other resources to accommodate the talks, workshops and trade show. You will have access to wifi through Deakin’s networks when you are on campus so bring your smartphones, iPads and tablets! You will be able to engage interactively with many of the activities on the day.

Deakin University’s Burwood campus is currently undergoing major renovation works but don’t worry, we have plan B and plan C in place to ensure you have a great experience on the day.

We look forward to seeing many of you at Deakin on 16th August.

Meet the Go Girl Team Part 6: Tradeshow

The Go Girl, Go for IT 2016 team is made up of 9 streams which will be introduced through in a series of blog posts.

Part 6: Tradeshow

The Tradeshow team is in charge of creating, planning and running the Tradeshow Expo at Go Girl. This is where sponsors and partners of Go Girl will be able to set up their booths, and showcase their companies and the IT careers they present.

The Tradeshow team are planning an awesome expo with interactive technology components where girls will be able to play around with a digital wall, pick their own music to play in the background via an app, take photos in the Insta-Photo Booth, command robots using phones, attend 3D printing demos, and talk to leading companies in the IT industry about what they do in IT, and how they got into their roles.  Attending girls will also be able to pick up a free showbag that we organise filled with tech sponsored goodies!

Our large team is made up of amazing IT professionals who have dedicated their own time to own and support the Tradeshow; by working on the concepts, processes, and logistics to pull together such a big and fun filled event.

If you have any questions about the Tradeshow please contact the team at tradeshow@gogirlgoforit.com

Meet the Go Girl Team Part 5: Account Management

The Go Girl, Go for IT 2016 team is made up of 9 streams which will be introduced through in a series of blog posts.

Part 5:  Account Management Team.

Have you always wondered what it would be like to be an Account Manager or have wondered what they actually do?  Here is your opportunity to find out.

The Go Girl Account Management team provides a single point of contact for all of our sponsors so they understand the expectations from all parties who require information from them for this large event.  We funnel that information back to the respective teams in a timely manner.  One of the first pieces of information we need to find out is if the sponsor is providing a speaker on the day or if they will be exhibiting in a booth.  There are different Go Girl teams that need this information to enable them to get on with their jobs so we liaise with the sponsor and feed the details back to the relevant team members.

To be part of the Account Management team all you need is good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to provide a high level of customer service.  It gives people a perfect opportunity to trial this career path before committing to a longer term role in an technology organisation.  If you think the role of Account Management is something you have always wanted to aspire to then give it a go by becoming part of our customer oriented team.

To find out more about the Account Management team please contact us the Account Management team lead at Joanne.Stubbs@bakersdelight.com.au

Meet the Go Girl Team Part 4: Communications team

The Go Girl, Go for IT 2016 team is made up of 9 streams which will be introduced through in a series of blog posts.

Part 4:  Communications team.

The Go Girl Communications team is in charge of creating, maintaining and evolving the Go Girl brand, social media strategy, key messages and look and feel of all Go Girl external communications. This means we are in charge of

  • Go Girl Website
  • Go Girl Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts
  • Creating and running campaigns throughout 2016 to increase Go Girl awareness
  • Designing Go Girl posters, brochures, artwork and event documentation
  • Writing stories and facilitating the publishing of stories about Go Girl
  • Maintaining close contact with our event patron Sophie Blachford

The communications team works closely with all other Go Girl streams to ensure consistent messaging and information is getting to the appropriate target audiences and stakeholders in the lead up to the event.

At the Go Girl event in August, our team gets to interact with all attendees and live tweet/post about the day. Our big goal for the 2016 event is to get #AnyGirl4IT and Go Girl trending on Twitter both in Melbourne and across Australia.

If you have any interest in joining our team or have any questions please contact us on communications@gogirlgoforit.com