Women Techmakers Reus 2016
Women Techmakers Reus 2016. Author: Women Techmakers Reus. License: All rights reserved.

Techmakers Women is an initiative by Google, which aims to raise awareness and empower women in sectors that are still largely occupied by men, such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics (known as STEM). On the occasion of International Women's Day promotes during the months of March and April various events around the world.

Tarragona GDG (Google Developer Group) will be responsible for bringing this initiative to Catalonia with a conference to be held at the Fira de Reus, 29 April. It will be aimed at both men and women, but all the papers will be pronounced by women expert in technology in order to normalize their occupation, skills and enhance their visibility. In fact, the event will have two objectives:

  • Giving prominence to female profiles on studies that are still too masculinized.
  • Discover new generations of women, profiles of women dedicated to technology.

Until March 23 there is opened a Call for Talks aimed at professional women who wish to give a lecture, a workshop or presentation. It is also possible to propose a talk or joint talks with other companies. The issues can be quite varied: Web, Mobile, Cloud, Backend, microserveis, Docker, Kubernetes, devOps, Testing, TDD, CI, CD, Agile, SQL, NoSQL, Architecture, IOT, or anything else that you think interesting for the community.

The type of proposal that can be made are:

  • Lecture: 40 minutes
  • Workshop: 2 hours
  • Presentation of the project or startup: 15 minutes