Come out to attend workshops and hear speakers speak for our International Women's Day Conference! We will be providing lunch and swag for all in-person participants!
Apr 9, 2023, 3:00 – 9:00 PM
International Women's Day (IWD)
About this event
International Women’s Day (IWD) is marked on March 8th every year. In different regions, the focus of celebrations ranges from general respect and appreciation toward women to a celebration of women’s economic, political, and social achievements.
As part of Google’s Women Techmakers (WTM) program, events are hosted throughout March and April, even though International Women’s Day (IWD) occurs on March 8th every year. The goal of IWD celebration for Google is to galvanize women with a background or interest in computer science around International Women’s Day and raise visibility of women in tech. Along with just the timing of IWD falling around midterms and spring break travel, we wanted to choose an easier time to celebrate and provide visibility for the incredible contributions of STEM women around the world.
This year’s 2023 theme is “Dare To Be.” Events are being focused around empowering our communities to have the courage and confidence to dream big and take risks. Whether it’s bold, resilient, innovative or more, IWD 2023 is an invitation for everyone to think about all the ways you will “Dare To Be!”
Attend our Welcome Ceremony to get your badge, some cool swag, and network with our speakers!
Keynote: Madona Wambua with "How to Stop Self-Sabotage by Rewiring Your Thoughts"
What is Self-sabotage, and why do most fall victim to it? Why do we fall victim at times? Is self-sabotage more powerful than us? The answer should be No. How about Conscious and Unconscious Self-Sabotage? Does imposter syndrome take over, leading us to more self-sabotage? In this talk, we will explore how to stop self-sabotage by rewiring our thoughts and exploring ways to foster positive affirmations breaking the cycle and practices that can help in our careers.
Enjoy a lunch break and network with our speakers + other professionals! Make sure to fill out the pre-event survey to ensure we have enough food!
Keynote: Medha Muppala with “Designing for accessibility”
What it means to design for accessibility and inclusion, why it’s important and how that can be achieved with design, followed by a brief overview of how Google designs for accessibility.
Participate for chances to win some cool swag!
Sierra Obryan with “Getting started with Jetpack Compose”
Android development can be hard. Jetpack Compose will make it easier. Compose is a new declarative UI toolkit for building compelling user interfaces quickly, easily, and completely in Kotlin. It combines a fantastic and powerful language that has modern features like functional programming paradigms, conciseness, and readability with a fantastic and powerful framework that’s intuitive to learn with familiar architecture patterns from other declarative frameworks and fun to use. And all of this without a line of rogue XML! In this session, we’ll start with some history of Jetpack Compose, Android, and declarative UIs and then get our hands into some code. We’ll build an app from the ground up and talk about composable functions - the building blocks of the UI, how to take our UI and make it beautiful and accessible, how to use and manage state, and how to add navigation.
Make sure to stay for the closing ceremony to receive some updates on GDSC at RIT, information on how to get involved with Women Techmakers, and a chance at some more swag!