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Join the group that’s empowering Vancouver women to develop skills in tech

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DH Vancouver Staff Nov 27, 2018 4:00 pm 353

An upcoming two-semester program at SFU is encouraging more women to join and wants to empower them to work on their tech skills through their upcoming 2019 programming.

The program, known as SFU WISE (which stands for Women Investing in Skills and Experience), aims to provide members with personal development opportunities related to industry needs and trends.

This year, the program’s goal is to help women gain technical competencies through learning workshops, to bridge the gap between women and the technology industry and lower the barriers they may face.

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The program also helps attendees build professional and personal relationships while enhancing their skill sets and strengthening their self-confidence as a woman in the industry.

Woman are encouraged to break through the glass ceiling through interactive, educational workshops, which culminate at the annual skills-demonstrative Hackathon. The Hackathon is billed as a progressive learning opportunity throughout the entire learning workshop series where members showcase what they have learnt throughout the program.

The program is made possible through sponsorship from:

  • Beedie School of business
  • In Vision
  • Sketch
  • Daily Hive
  • Megabite Production Way
  • Bagel Coffee House

The program’s instructors include:

  • Renee Mak
  • Shirley Zhou
  • Estela Ordonez
  • Jo Vinayagam
  • Kim Brooks
  • Margaret Wang
  • Rainy Jiang
  • Sophie Guo
  • Wendy Wang

Those interested in finding out more about the next line up of programs are invited to fill out this form. The next workshop series, in February 2019, will focus on iOS Mobile App Development. (Note: This is open to the public, however, preference will be given to SFU students.)

Of course, for anyone from the industry and the community at large who would like to get involved in the running of things, can email the organizer to apply as a workshop instructor, Hackathon judge, monetary sponsor or in-kind sponsor (e.g. food, prizes, etc.).

More information on the program can also be found on SFU WISE’s Facebook page.

Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of SFU WISE

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