IWD Budapest 2021

International Women’s Day is an important moment to recognize how women have influenced the tech industry and beyond. IWD Budapest 2021 is the first Women Techmakers Budapest event. Join us on 20th March 2021, 13:00-17:00 (CET)

Mar 20, 2021, 12:00 – 3:00 PM



Key Themes

Machine Learning

About this event

International Women’s Day is an important moment to recognize how women have influenced the tech industry and beyond.

IWD Budapest 2021 is the first Women Techmakers Budapest event.

Join us on 20th March 2021, 13:00-17:00 (CET)



- Markku Lepisto (Google)

- Caitlin Morrissey (Google)

- Stephanie Wong (Google)

- Borbala Benko (Google)

- Anita Gergely (DeepMind, Google)

- Mayya Vu (Women Techmakers Lviv)

- Nawal Al Hamwi (GDG & Women Techmakers Jeddah)


1) Edge AI in the real world - Markku Lepisto (Google)

Learn how to create ML models with the power of the Cloud, and then how to use the models easily with your own devices or things in the world around you. In this keynote session, Markku will share the latest developments of applied AI, in the real world.

2) Having the #CouragetoCreate - Caitlin Morrissey (Google)

What does it mean to have the courage to create? Where do we start? And how do we frame this during the time we are in now?

Caitlin is a program manager and the global lead of International Women's Day for the Women Techmakers team at Google.

3) From no-code to Engineering: My path in Tech - Stephanie Wong (Google)

Stephanie is a Sr. Developer Advocate at Google Cloud who went from a Communications Studies degree to an Engineering organization. Hear her path and some essential lessons she's picked up along the way. She'll debunk myths around finding your passion, pursuing education, accepting job opportunities, Imposter Syndrome, and bringing creativity to technical careers. Her story will help you find clarity in advancing your career, following your intuition, and building meaningful relationships along the way.

4) More than just widgets - Nawal Alhamwi (GDG & WTM Jeddah)

We always hear the famous statement "Your application is just one big widget made up of several widgets inside a widget of a widget" Is it really "just widgets everywhere"? In this talk, we will dig deeper into the biology & chemistry of our application to see really what goes on behind the curtains.

Nawal is a Flutter developer by day and by night. She enjoys testing and designing software products. She’s a Women Techmakers Ambassador, an organizer in GDG & WTM Jeddah, IamRemarkable Facilitator, writer at the Flutter Community and the Facebook Developer Circle: Jeddah.

5) Mayya Vu (Wome Techmakers Lviv)

Mayya will talk about her journey studying software engineering, the challenges she has faced and how she got an internship at Google.

Mayya is an ex-business intern at Google. She is a Client partner & Head of PMO at Qubstudio and founding member and lead of Women Techmakers Lviv.

6) Abuse fighting at scale - Borbala Benko (Google)

Keeping users safe from abuse is essential. What kind of abuse attacks should we prepare for? What are the key principles to keep users safe?

In this session, we discuss various topics around abuse fighting, and highlight how to keep your account and product safe from abuse.

Borbala is an engineering lead for anti-abuse at Google Zurich.

7) Artificial Intelligence Research at DeepMind - Anita Gergely (DeepMind)

In this talk we will introduce DeepMind's approach to solving intelligence, give an overview of its journey so far, and showcase a few recent success stories from the world of AI research.

+1) Group discussions about topics like

  • A career as a woman
  • Family and career
  • Changing careers into tech

Want to get a free WTM mug or t-shirt? Attendees are eligible for a gift. Learn more at: https://twitter.com/WTMBudapest/status/1372469709476659202


Please RSVP on https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/GDG-Budapest/events/276190877/meetup.com at https://iwd.gdg-budapest.com


  • Markku Lepisto


  • Caitlin Morrissey


    Program Manager, Women Techmakers

  • Stephanie Wong


    Head of Developer Engagement, Google Cloud

  • Nawal Al-Hamwi

    GDG & WTM Jeddah

    WTM Jeddah Lead

  • Mayya Vu


    Client Partner/Head of PMO

  • Borbala Katalin Benko


  • Anita Gergely

    Deep Mind


  • Zsigmond P.Toth

    Epam Systems

    Systems Architect

  • Farida Elchuzade

    Multilingual Tech Influencer sharing about Technology


GDG Budapest logo

GDG Budapest

Women Tech Makers Budapest logo

Women Tech Makers Budapest


  • Vaidehee Kore

    GDSC Lead

  • Chisom Ogbonna

    GDSC Lead

  • Hussein Serag

    Operations and Marketing Director

  • ashish sagar

    university of debrecen

    Partnership & Engagement Director

  • Gabriel Phoebe

    Technical Director

  • Dejsi Qorri

    Operations and Marketing Director

  • Abhijeet Sharma

    Strategy Director

  • Hany Ayad

    GDSC Lead

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