Thanks to the support from the Latinas in Computing community, Women in Technology Perú could obtain two acceptances for the Grace Hopper conference, to be held in Arizona, USA in October 8th – 10th, 2014.
The accepted presentations are:
- Lighting talk: Building the first Women in Technology community in Perú
- Poster: Building the first Women in Technology community in Perú
Andrea Villanes, who is in charge of International Relationships for WiT Perú, will be travelling to Arizona to present representing Women in Technology Perú. When asked about it, Andrea said: “We are very happy for being able to participate in this conference. Sharing the information on how WiT started is very valuable for people from other countries who are looking to do the same and helps us learning too. The feedback on our proposals has been very good, and that has given us a lot of encouragement to keep doing things well”.
On that matter, we would like to congratulate Rocio Arellano, a Women in Technology Perú volunteer, who also got a poster accepted for the conference. Her poster “Increasing success in technology workshops by incorporating team building activities”, incorporates her experience as a volunteer for WiT on Reaching Out Perú, and other events like the Rails Girls Lima.
We will keep you updated on our activities this year in the Grace Hopper conference!