Intel® Software Innovators: March 2018 Events Promoting International Women’s Day and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Innovation begins with inclusion, so this month we celebrate International Women’s Day and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month with events being held around the world. We hope to bring awareness to the barriers that girls, women, and people with disabilities face in breaking into technology and make it easier for them to learn, explore, innovate, contribute, and become valuable parts of our tech communities.

Learn more about why we are passionate about promoting these events, and hear directly from our female innovators on their personal perspectives of being women in tech.

Join us around the world to share your passion about technology with Intel and the community! Are there any other events we should hear about? Leave them in the comments.

Event Details:

International Women’s Day Celebration: Women in Science and Tech
7pm – 10pm, March 7, 2018
Balou Osnabrück, Germany

Come and enjoy presentations from outstanding local women in science and technology in celebration of International Women's Day. Talks will focus on local AI research projects from graduate and undergraduate cognitive science students at Osnabrück University. Talks will be in English and German, followed by a moderated discussion in either language. 

Learn more & RSVP HERE

International Women’s Day Project Showcase
March 8, 2018
Kolkata, India

Women tech makers will showcase their AI based projects and an Intel AI workshop and hackathon for women will also take place.

A Lab of One's Own: International Women's Day 2018 
1pm – 4pm, March 10, 2018
Toronto, Ontario

The 3rd annual Lab of One's Own technology workshop at the Game:Play lab at OCAD University. This free event is for women who are curious about or involved in technology in any capacity. No experience or knowledge needed for this hands-on programming event.

Learn More & RSVP HERE

International Women’s Day Tech Meetup
10am – 4pm, March 12, 2018
Kolkata, India

Celebrate the power of womanhood as leaders share their experiences and provide insights into the field of technology! Every attendee will get the chance to participate in technical and insightful discussions leveraging on the latest and best technologies out there as well as network with professionals making an impact. The day-long celebration will include talks by Intel® Software Innovators, open house discussions, sessions by innovators and many more exciting activities. Be there to witness the recent trends and developments in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT).

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Hack Your Life! Intro to Robotics Workshop
8:30am – 5pm, March 24, 2018
Toronto, ON

We are running a robotic workshop and hackathon in Toronto. Attendees will learn how to use Arduino to work with motors, then they will be able to create their robots during the rest of the day. We will feature the UP2* board, a single board computer based on Intel’s Apollo Lake platform, at the event and the workshop will help people to prepare for the IoT field. All the instructors and mentors are experienced female engineers.

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Spring Break Game Jam
12pm – 4pm, March 26 & 27, 2018
Newberg, Oregon

Intel Software is sponsoring for the second time, the FIDGETECH and Soma Games Game Jam. With the success of their first Game Jam in 2017, FIDGETECH and Soma Games are pairing up again over spring break, in the Chehalem Valley Innovation Accelerator in Newberg. Twelve young adults on the autism spectrum will learn game design using Blender and Unity from the technical teams of FIDGETECH and Newberg-based Soma Games. The three Soma Games artists and game developers who led the training for the 2017 Jam are back again! For many of the participants, this will be their first time being taught by industry professionals in a fun and supportive environment. 

FIDGETECH is a non-profit organization in the Portland-metro area that creates technology-focused programs for young adults on the autism spectrum age 17 and up. FIDGETECH’s programs are organized to work with individuals as they face obstacles and boundaries in various stages of their personal and professional development.

Learn More HERE

Women in Data Science Conference
9am – 4:30pm, April 7 2018
Lagos, Nigeria

The Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and support women in the field. This annual one-day technical conference provides an opportunity to hear about the latest data science related research and applications in a broad set of domains. All genders are invited to participate in the conference, which exclusively features female speakers.

This year, we'll be conducting the first-ever WiDS Datathon, a joint effort between Stanford, Kaggle/Google, Intuit, and the Gates Foundation. The regional event will be happening in Lagos, Nigeria via livestream. The event is open to both male and female participants, but we encourage female participants to register for the event.

Learn More & RSVP HERE

We hope to inspire you to be more inclusive, welcoming, and accommodating in your own teams, companies, and events.

Currently, our worldwide independent developer programs, including Intel® Black Belt Software DevelopersIntel® Software Innovators, and Intel® Student Developers, include over 500 independent developers - from all genders, ages, ethnicities, and cultures - who not only are creating amazing things utilizing Intel® architecture, but also are working with their communities to teach others and inspire the greater developer communities. Innovation truly does begin with inclusion.

Want to learn more about the Intel® Software Innovator Program?

You can read about our innovator updates, get the full program overview, meet the innovators and learn more about innovator benefits. We also encourage you to check out Developer Mesh to learn more about the various projects that our community of innovators are working on.

Interested in more information? Contact Wendy Boswell

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