Camila González and Mariana Costa’s tips on entrepreneurship

Camila González and Mariana Costa’s tips on entrepreneurship

Last tuesday, September 1st, we were invited to participate on an event about “Women on innovation and entrepreneurship” from First Tuesday. Who were the women with the innovative power? Camila González – Director of Mujeres del Pacífico (Women of the Pacific) y Mariana Costa – Co Founder and Director of Laboratoria.   Both startups are successful and have a great technological impact, that’s why I didn’t want to refrain from sharing their experiences and advice so you don’t think it twice and encourage you to jump into the boat of Innovation and Entrepreneurship!   Camila: Unity is strength: Don’t be afraid to share your idea, what if someone else helps you on your venture? What about they help giving it a more impacting approach? Don’t be afraid, the worst that can happen is that it becomes an anecdote. Take advantage of information access: Currently, the use of Information Technology allows us to connect with different companies and communities. It let us learn online and that would help center your objectives and realize your venture. Dare to fail: Don’t be afraid, risk it with your idea, we are humans and not robots. If we are wrong and we fall, let’s shake the dust away and keep on going, “The road is long” anyway. Identifícate: We are a country with different improvement opportunities. Don’t wait for a startup á-la Google or Apple, we count with a lot of different resources from the ones your idols had across the pond.   Mariana: While Mariana spoke about all those experiences when she hit a wall to keep on going forward with her project,...
#WiTPeruMeetup : Analytics with Andrea Villanes

#WiTPeruMeetup : Analytics with Andrea Villanes

  The past friday, May 9th, we held a meetup with Andrea Villanes, thanks to Iberotec. Andrea introduced us concepts such as Big Data and Data Science, which are the ones that bring life to Analytics. The goal of Analytics is to derive and extract useful information from a big load of data to insights. Andrea mentioned the main tasks of a Data Scientist: 1. Clean Data 2. Apply statistical Models to that data 3. Present the resulting information in an easy way Currently, the market presents a great deficit of Data Scientists, which makes this career a very attractive option to those who like statistics, programming, analysis and presenting findings. The big goal of a Data Scientist is to come across a recommendation from  findings. Take a look at the complete video to find the traits you need to become a Data Scientist and the options you have to pull it off. If you have any question, you can write us at info@witperu.org and we will contact you with Andrea =) You can check the session slides...
Women Techmakers Lima

Women Techmakers Lima

The past saturday, march 22, in coordination with the GDG Open Lima, the Women Techmakers Lima was held in the campus ofthe San Ignacion de Loyola University. Women Techmakers is a series of global events oriented towards the increment of visibility, community and resources for technical women in our industry. These events hold discussion panels with leading women in technology, practical workshops, professional career planning, networking opportunities, and more. This series of events counts with support from Google and take place within the celebration of the international Women’s Day. This edition also counted with a call-for-papers section opened to anyone who wanted to share their experience in the technology world and/or entrepreneurship. As a result, the evento had a super interesting and diverse schedule As a participant, I would not have liked to miss this event. It all felt fluid, with very interesting subjects, with speakers whom you can relate directly, as they face the same reality as oneself, however with the advantage that they count with the same or more experience on the field. As an organiser, it was a hard but enduring work with the super team that is WiT Perú, and the coordination message by message, mail by mail with Maria Jose Torres from the GDG Open Lima. I enjoyed seeing a lot of smiles everywhere I turned to, people having fun, watching drones flying by, commenting on the Girl Rising documentary, wanting to learn a bit more of python, creating conversations on how to start with iOS, commenting on the Impostor Syndrome or the Leader Game, filling ourselves with inspiration during the session held by Natsumi, who shared the story of how “Ellas dicen” was born. Anyway, I would have loved to join every session and that is what I liked the most about this...
Promoting the development of e-commerce applications ENCOM – WIT

Promoting the development of e-commerce applications ENCOM – WIT

Continuing with our activities last Saturday November 16th the first event “E-commerce – First Steps” was held, focusing on boosting the number of developers of technological applications involving electronic commerce, this is the first activity of the Encom community supported by WIT-Peru. We are passionate about the technologies that we believe is very important in all our activities and in which we have been supporting in coordination with different communities to achieve knowledge sharing, participation and the increasing number of people become more involved in different technologies and tools. Today activities related to e-commerce in our country is increasing and our goal this time is focused in that direction, increasing the participation of more technology professionals interested in this area or who are currently working directly with e-commerce like me and find a place to exchange, share experiences, activities, meet and learn more. The activities of this first event were divided into 4 parts. In the first part, Valery Vasquez, Duhem Project Manager and member of the organization began by explaining Encom community guidelines, general ideas and recommendations on how to start translating if you have an idea of ​​Ecommerce Business. She explained the different steps to consider to start the project. After, Ronald Guillen Analytics specialist and member of the organization Encom, highlighted some of the different tools that are currently used by some major e-commerce sites. Finishing the theoretical part, Jhoon Saravia who has experience in e-commerce projects explained the different means of payment for a project to consider ecommerce as well as the advantages and disadvantages that could be found in each of these. The event concludes with a small dynamic...
First #DrupalChix in #dclima2013 by WiT Peru

First #DrupalChix in #dclima2013 by WiT Peru

On Saturday October 19, WiT Peru in collaboration with the Drupal community DrupalChix Peru held the first within the framework of Peru Drupal Camp 2013. Karen and Rosa Maria took the direction of the workshop which had a very interesting competition, we had communications professionals, lawyers and engineers and especially many girls \ o /. For most this workshop would be their first contact with Drupal, some had prior knowledge of CMS but the overall motivation was to know about Drupal and potential uses that could give you. Rosa Maria told us a little about the movement and immediately began DrupalChix an overview of the art of drupal to go familiarizing with certain terms. We spent the installfest, using Uniform Sever we could achieve lift our Web Server and start configuring Drupal in our private machines. Karen, began the practical workshop using the example of building a WIT website ;), during the workshop we saw things like themes, add modules, custom content types, menus and taxonomy As usual all WiT event has as closing activity is a retrospective, in which we contrast the expectations of the participants and organizers with what could really realize at the end of the event and also suggestions and comments to help us continuously improve ;) Resources: Rosa Maria’s Presentation Karen’s...
Rails Girls Ica

Rails Girls Ica

On September 7th and 8th we held the Rails Girl event in Ica, School of Systems Engineering, University San Luis Gonzaga. In which WIT Perú participated as sponsor and coaches, as well as supporting co-organizers, mentors and volunteers during the event. Days before the event, we took our bags and set sail towards the beautiful city of Ica. Saturday morning participants arrived. Stephanie Frias @ la__steph start the event on WitPerú sharing and the importance of promoting women’s participation in technology events. Then we do some dynamics to break the ice and integrate as teams. Finished the dynamic back to the salon to start sharing on the basics of programming with Ruby. Then proceeded with the installation of Ruby on Rails and machines workshop participants although we had some problems with the Internet we could achieve the goal of leaving the machines ready to start coding. Then enjoyed a delicious lunch and also some delicious cupcakes :) We ended the first day a little frustrated that because of the problems we had with the Internet among others, could not move as we had planned to make. The next day in the morning there was no light in various parts of the city of Ica but thankfully college if it had electricity, so again motivated we find participants to continue the workshop and able to execute your first application using Ruby and Rails. To end the event share them as they could continue to learn or deepen what is shared in the two days of # railsGirlsICA. So it was that came to an end on Rail Girls Ica, we...