Saturday 1 November 2014

UKOUG2014 - Women in IT

As we all read the apps2014 agenda nobody will want to sneak off early on Wednesday; there is still a great range of topics right till the end.My last session and I hope you will join us, is the Women in IT discussion group. This session is shared with Tech2104 and we welcome everybody, not just women.

At a WIT session I attended in the summer an ODTUG volunteer Danny Bryant tweeted what I thought summed up one of the objectives of the initiative.

I’m attending Women in Technology Panel at #Kscope14. I’ve got a little girl. Making sure she has these opportunities.

The lineup of hosts is confirmed.

  • Ana Perez from Oracle who leads the Technical Consulting Team in UK
  • Julie Stringfellow from Reading Borough Council
  • Maria Colgan, Product Manager for In Memory Databases
  • Debra Lilley, UKOUG & Certus
The intention is the hosts will introduce themselves and say a little about their IT journey and encourage a lively debate that focuses on what UKOUG can do for the Women in IT today and how we encourage the numbers to grow.

The line-up in both conferences contains a great selection of women speakers and I have written about this is two recent articles. First in the summer edition of the OTech online magazine (page 43) and more recently in our own Oracle Scene (page 26).

Come along and be part of the conversation, and help us shape our WIT initiatives.

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