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TECH(K)NOW DAY on ADA LOVELACE DAY 2018 - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 09, 9am to 5pm

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Tuesday, 9 October 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 (BST)

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WELCOME to the 4th TECH(K)NOW Day LONDON!  JOIN WOMEN in TECH and WOMEN in STARTUPS on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 09, from 9am to 5pm for a special event on Ada Lovelace Day!

TECH(K)NOW Day


TECH(K)NOW DAY has been organised to provide a place and venue for anyone who identifies as a woman to go and learn new tech skills (see details below).   If you are a woman in tech or a woman wanting to get into tech, then this is for you.   Back in March this year, we held another TECH(K)NOW Day around International Women's Day with the theme - #PressForProgress.  We will continue on with that theme this October 09!

Tea/Coffee/Pastries/Biscuits will be served for Breakfast (8-9am).  Lunch will also be available as well as Tea/Coffee/Biscuits for the afternoon tea break.


WHO IS ADA LOVELACE?

Augusta Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace (née Byron; 10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852) was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's proposed mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. She was the first to recognise that the machine had applications beyond pure calculation, and created the first algorithm intended to be carried out by such a machine. As a result, she is often regarded as the first to recognise the full potential of a "computing machine" and the first computer programmer.   (Source: Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Lovelace)

Ada Lovelace

 

ARE YOU AN ALLY?

If you do not fit the profile of the target attendees for this Ada Lovelace Day event, will you be an ally and help us spread the word about this event, by forwarding a link to this page to someone in your organisation or your circle of friends/influence - who might benefit from attending?   (Or if you do fit the profile but can not make it on the day and know someone who might be interested in attending, please pass the link on.)   Thank you very much!

(Also, we have volunteering opportunities for allies (for different roles) - say coaching at workshops, helping during registration, helping spread the word about the event, etc.  Just email us at techknowlondon@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering).

 

WHAT'S IN STORE?

 

HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS

Throughout the day, there will be a whole range of hands-on workshops available for both -

- complete beginners (for you to explore what's out there that you could be learning and find out for yourself if coding is for you)

- experienced developers (for you to explore other technologies/languages you might currently not be familiar with, for example - machine learning, AI, graph databases, AngularJS, messaging bots and a whole range of other topics).

 

TALKS

There will also be separate tracks for talks, so if you are not in one of the workshops above, you can listen to interesting talks and speakers about

  • Tech topics (current and emerging)
  • Personal Development
  • Career Development
  • Diversity / Inclusivity / Unconscious Bias

We particularly want to highlight the talk on Career Development (don't miss it!), where you'll learn about

  • Salary negotiation for women (including talks about new regulations coming up on equal pay)
  • Confidently applying for a job you don’t have ALL the skills for (yet)
  • Areas you should consider developing skills in
  • Presenting yourself well in interview
  • How to get the most out of your relationship with your recruiter
  • Re entering the workforce after a break
  • Making your CV stand out

 

CAREER HUB / CAREER FAIR

There will be a career hub where experts will be on had to help you - if you want to have one-to-one conversations about the above career development-related topics.

 

STARTUP SPACE and STARTUP ADVICE SPACE
We will also be featuring a number of women-led startups (meaning the founder or one of the co-founders is a woman).    Want a free exhibition space for your startup?   Apply here >> http://www.bit.ly/techknowdayspace.

There will also be a host of companies/organisations on hand to give advice to women who already have a startup or are thinking of getting started up!



TALKS

 

08:00 – 9:00am

BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION

09:00 - 09:30am

Opening Talk
- by Gen Ashley (TECH(K)NOW Day, Women Who Code, Google Women Techmakers, Ada’s List)

09:30 – 10:15am

From Boat to Boardroom
- by Naomi Riches (Thomas International)

10:15- 11:00am

Virtual Reality & Wearable Tech -
- by Bushra Burge (BB Studio)

11:00 - 11:30am

TEA / COFFEE BREAK

11:30 - 12:00nn

How To Break Into Tech for Non-Techies
- by Christine Ng (Financial Times)

12:00 - 12:30pm

Self Care and Women in Tech

- by Kiri Norton (ProBack)

12:30 - 13:30pm

LUNCH

13:30 - 14:15pm

Keep Calm & Fasten Your Seatbelt (A Talk on Cybersecurity)
- by Sonya Moisset (WorldPay)

14:15 - 15:00pm

Engaging Young People in Conversation about Technology
- by Lizzie Hodgson (ThinkNation)

15:00 - 15:30pm

Zero to App: Introduction to Building Apps for the Google Assistant
-
by Aygul Zagidullina(Google Developer Expert on Assistant, Motaworld)

15:30 - 16:00pm

TEA / COFFEE BREAK

16:00 - 16:45pm

Data Anomaly Detection Using Serverless Computing and AI
- by Ruth Yakubu (Microsoft)

16:45 - 17:00pm

Closing Talk

 


How to find your way inside the venue -


Talks - Ballroom

Level -2

Workshop Room – Live Performance (LP)

Level -3

Workshop Room - Boardroom

Ground Floor

Workshop Room – Screening Room

Level -2 (same floor as the talks)

BREAKFAST – Ballroom

Level -2

LUNCH – Ballroom & Red Rooster

The Ballroom is on Level -2

Red Rooster is on the Ground Floor

EVENING Drinks after the event - BIlly’s

Level -3

 

WORKSHOPS

 


How To Launch Your Idea
- by Louise Hopkins and Robin Weston - BCG Digital Ventures

Workshop Schedule -

Morning - 11:30am - 1:30pm
Afternoon - 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Room – LP or Live Performance
(Level -3 which is one level down from where the Talks are happening)


Have you got an idea for a new app, product, or business, but don’t know where to start?

BCG Digital Ventures launches new business every month. In this interactive workshop they’ll run you through real life examples of lean product development in the start-ups they have built and will collaborate with you to apply these powerful approach to your idea.

 

Attend as an individual or as a group, ideally with some idea of a potential product or business you’d like to launch.

 



Intro to HTML/CSS
- by Denise Nieves Santos – HomeAway (part of the Expedia Group of Companies)

Workshop Schedule -
9:30am – 11:30am

Room – LP or Live Performance
(Level -3 which is one level down from where the Talks are happening)


Learn how to build web pages.



Intro to Apple iOS Development using Swift
- by Ana Nogal – Buzzmove

Workshop Schedule -
9:30am – 11:30am

Room –
Boardroom(Ground Floor - which is twp levelsup from where the Talks are happening)


Build a simple game for your iPhone using Swift.

 

ReactJS
- Carlos Baraza HaroHomeAway (part of the Expedia Group of Companies)

Workshop Schedule -
1:30pm – 3:30pm

Room –
Boardroom(Ground Floor - which is twp levelsup from where the Talks are happening)

Build a top-notch web application with ReactJS.

 

Image Classification using Deep Learning
- Amy Boyd and Galiya WarrierMicrosoft

Workshop Schedule -
1:30pm – 3:30pm

Room –
Screening Room(Level -2same floor as where the talks are happening)

Classifying numbers and letters is so last season. Let’s classify our wardrobes instead!

Learn all about the in’s and out’s of image classification using deep learning. In this 2 hour workshop we will offer two forms of image classification using deep learning. One will be using the 
Microsoft Custom Vision service and transfer learning, and the other will be using the Microsoft Azure Data Science Virtual machine and the deep learning API, Keras. Both exercises will show you, step-by-step, how to classify clothing into categories such as dresses, t-shirts, sandals, trainers etc. The dataset we will use will be the Fashion MNIST dataset from Zalando the online fashion brand: https://github.com/

 

Requirements:

  • bring your laptop

  • have access to a modern web browser (Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox etc)

  • have access to a Microsoft account (outlook.com, Hotmail.com etc) or sign up here: http://signup.live.com/

  • Experience with coding, we will be using the Python Language

Kubernettes Engineering & Operator Workshop
- Kris NovaHeptio, Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Workshop Schedule -
3:30pm – 5:30pm

Room –
Screening Room(Level -2
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