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Building a women in technology community in an emerging country

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Presentation for the Voices 2015
http://www.globaltechwomen.com/voices-2015.html

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Building a women in technology community in an emerging country

  1. 1. Building a Women in TechnologyBuilding a Women in Technology Community in an EmergingCommunity in an Emerging CountryCountry Stephanie Frias
  2. 2. About MeAbout Me Stephanie Frias Software Engineer. QA Specialist. Hobbyist Programmer. Co-Founder & President of Women in Technology Perú @la__steph about.me/stephaniefriaszamalloa
  3. 3. How I felt being a female in the tech field
  4. 4. How everything started...How everything started... MarchMarch 2013, Lima - Peru2013, Lima - Peru
  5. 5. Anita Borg Institute Pass-It-On GrantAnita Borg Institute Pass-It-On Grant Project: "Reaching Out Peru"Project: "Reaching Out Peru" bit.ly/reachingoutchota
  6. 6. Rails GirlsRails Girls bit.ly/witrailsgirls
  7. 7. Women Techmakers Lima 2014Women Techmakers Lima 2014 witperu.org/2014/women-techmakers-lima
  8. 8. PyCamp TeensPyCamp Teens bit.ly/pycampteenperu
  9. 9. Coderise4GirlsCoderise4Girls witperu.org/coderise4girlswitperu.org/coderise4girls
  10. 10. Lessons LearnedLessons Learned
  11. 11. 1. Build a portfolio of small events1. Build a portfolio of small events
  12. 12. 2. Seek for allies2. Seek for allies http://novaconsultingllc.com.s112128.gridserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/allies2.jpg
  13. 13. 3. Funding / Sponsors3. Funding / Sponsors Grants
  14. 14. 3. Funding / Sponsors3. Funding / Sponsors Venues
  15. 15. 3. Funding / Sponsors3. Funding / Sponsors Sponsorships
  16. 16. 4. Everything has a cost4. Everything has a cost
  17. 17. 5. Make friends with your local tech5. Make friends with your local tech communitiescommunities
  18. 18. 6. Think in english, speak in your6. Think in english, speak in your mother tonguemother tongue http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-I1WnvlIR-U8/UYh-Cjp_t-I/AAAAAAAAAMg/HVi09F7bB6o/s1600/Open_Book-for-dictionary-site.jpg
  19. 19. 7. Network, network, network7. Network, network, network
  20. 20. 8. We are all role models8. We are all role models
  21. 21. Lessons LearnedLessons Learned 1.Build a portfolio of small events 2.Seek for allies 3.Funding 4.Everything has a cost 5.Make friends with your local tech communities 6.Think in english, speak in your mother tongue 7.Network, network, network 8.We are all role models
  22. 22. facebook.com/witperu @wit_peru www.witperu.org

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