LSE X Uni of Toronto: Women in Tech Conference

Join us for full day event featuring various women in tech providing their experience in their fields, students sharing insight to getting a tech internship, workshops to learn a new skills and a competition to win exciting swag and cash prizes! All majors, backgrounds and years are invited to attend! Full schedule on events page.

About this event

Join us for full day event featuring various women in tech providing their experience in their fields, students sharing insight to getting a tech internship, workshops to learn a new skills and a competition to win exciting swag and cash prizes! The aim of this event is to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and empower the future generation of women!

All majors, backgrounds and years are invited to attend and it is completely FREE!

We're excited to have you a part and make sure to RSVP above so you don't miss this exciting opportunity!

Make sure to add this to your calendar after registering so you can add it to your schedule!

🌟 What you'll gain:

Meaningful connections with leaders, changemakers and problem solvers in various careers in technology

Insight and advice when pursuing a career in tech

New technical and development skills to further your tech careers

Chance to win various prizes through the competition

📢 What to expect:

Speaker Talks: 30 minute talks with leaders in various careers in technology. They are here to share their insight and advice in pursuing a career in technology and growing as a leader

Panel Session: Open QnA and discussion where you can learn and hear about the experience in various tech opportunities for students

Workshops: Learn a new technical skill through various DSC Chapters globally and connect with other student developers in the community! This is a chance to learn all about Google developer technologies!

Coding Competition: Apply and practice your development skills to solve a weekend challenge with others. This is a chance to win some exciting prizes from Google and you gain another project to add to your portfolios!

📍 Where: Virtual

We will be hosting our live event online through Zoom. Come back to the event page the day/time of the event and you will be able to join the event. The speakers, facilitators and panelists will be using their camera and mics, and you are welcomed to join us. Of course, we will understand if you prefer to keep your video or mic (or both) off and just participate in the live chat.

❓ Frequently Asked Questions:

Is this event free? YES!

Who can join? Any student in any major, year or background can be a part!

How do I register? If you are not logged in, click the "Log In" button above. Create an account and tickets will be available to view and register.

How do I join the Coding Competition? When registering, you'll be able to indicate "yes" or "no" in signing up for the Coding Competition and join our Discord Server below to stay in communication with everything around the challenge

Do I need coding experience to participate? Nope! We want to create an event where ALL students can participate no matter what skill level you are at. Throughout the event we'll be hosting workshops where students can learn a new technical skill which can later be applied in the challenge.

👋 Connect with others!

In the meantime, come join us in our Discord Server and check in under the ⭐Women in Tech Conference⭐ Category: https://bit.ly/dscutsg


SCHEDULE

March 20

11:00AM: Opening Remarks and Tech Challenge Prompt Announced

11:30AM: Not All Software Engineers are Good at Math: Breaking Into & Finding Your Place in the Tech Industry

12:00PM: Inspiring females to pursue a STEM career: “She believed she could …. So she did”

12:30PM: The Secret of Landing a Job

1:00PM: Breaking Into The Gaming and Tech Industries (as a Womxn)

1:30PM: Choose your own adventure in tech: my path to Web Advocacy

2:00PM: Student Tech Internship Panel

3:00PM: Getting into a tech career from a non-technical background

3:30PM: The Power of Personal Brand for Students

4:00PM: Workshop: Intro to UX Prototyping

5:00PM: Owning your Narrative

5:30PM: When Science, Math, and Creativity Collide in Tech

6:00PM: Navigating the World of Cybersecurity, College, & Content Creation

6:30PM: The Power of Entrepreneurship & Innovation

7:00PM: Closing Remarks and Tech Challenge Announcements


March 21

12:00PM: Tech Challenge Office Hours

1:00PM: Workshop: Learn React and Firebase

2:00PM: Discord Games and Networking Night

3:00PM: Workshop: Intro to Databases

4:00PM: Tech Challenge Office Hours

6:00PM: Tech Challenge Submission is OPEN! (Link released soon!)

8:00PM: Tech Challenge Winners Announced!

When

March 20 - 21
6:00 PM (GMT)

Organizers