Geek Girl Meetup 2016

Idag har jag varit på Geek Girl Meetup Stockholm 2016 – Better TogetHer.

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Programmet bjöd på allt från dansuppvisning med gruppen Juck (bara namnet!) till standup på efterfesten på Spotifys kontor.

Några guldkorn från dagen:

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Johanna Davidsson, sjuksyrra och äventyrare berättade om sina äventyr med att gå skida över Grönland. I slutet på året satsar hon på att bli första svenska kvinna att ta sig helt solo till Sydpolen. Budskapet till oss som lyssnade var att följa sina drömmar och att sätta upp mål, men att inte glömma att sätta upp hanterbara delmål på vägen.

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Caroline Arkensson från Spotify berättade om hur de lyckades skapa ett inkluderande hackaton där både tjejer och killar kände sig välkomna att ansöka och att delta. Hennes bästa tips:

– Gör ingen tävling av det. Det tar bort pressen att prestera och gör det till ett roligare event.
– Låt inte deltagarna presentera i form av pitchar – utan istället i form av demos.
– Ha en tilltalande inbjudan och se över copyn (inkluderande är ledordet).
– Bjud in både manliga och kvinnliga externa talare.
– Låt deltagarna vila och äta bra.

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Malin Crona modererade en panel bestående av Sofia Gyllenhammar, Academic Work, Anette Lovas, Expressen, Elise Lilliehöök, One Agency och Nathalie Wassgren, Cygni. Panelen pratade om hur vi får fler kvinnor att jobba inom tech och hur vi hittar och rekryterar de kvinnor som finns. Några saker att tänka på när man utformar jobbannonser:

– Mer fokus på arbetsmiljö, trivsel och vad man som företag kan erbjuda.
– Beskriva hur man jobbar i team.
– Ha med citat från kvinnor inom företaget i kommunikationen.
– Ha i åtanke att kvinnor läser jobbannonser som kravspecifikationer.

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Hanna Pettersson och Maria Selting från Tjejer kodar var med och pratade om varför det är så viktigt att tjejer och kvinnor kommer igång att lära sig programmering. År 2020 kommer vi ha brist på 60 000 utvecklare, det är här jobben kommer att finnas.

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Funda Denizhan från Valtech berättade om deras initiativ Tech Girls. De anordnar kurser i programmering för tjejer i 11-12 års åldern och målsättningen är att utbilda 500 tjejer, de har kommit ungefär en tredjedels väg.

Totalt sett var det en mycket bra dag och härligt att vara i den kreativa miljön som Tekniska Muséet är. Min kollega Maria Sjögren är en av arrangörerna till eventet, en stor eloge till henne och alla andra som är aktiva inom GGM.

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/Sara

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