Women In Tech July 2019
Don’t forget - we’re now at our new venue, Antenna
This month we are really excited to welcome Rizwana Khan to speak at Women in Tech!
Everyone is welcome and there are no tickets required. Just turn up - it's entirely free!
No Time to Spare: Spark, Tinder, Breeze
by Rizwana Khan
If you’ve ever found yourself unable to progress in a creative setting, on a project you are invested in, this talk is a tale of a ‘Story of Progression’. It is, also, the uncovering of an analogy that we are all, unconsciously, a part of in the creative process — regardless of how successful or unsuccessful our endeavours.
By the end of this talk, you’ll come to appreciate each step in the way and even more importantly, be armed to support others in their own, individual stories of progression.
Riz is the co-founder of Project Function, and currently in her penultimate year for a Computer Science undergraduate degree from Nottingham Trent University. As an International student and third-culture adult, she is especially excited for, and eager to aid in, creating opportunities where people whom may be seen as outsiders are given centre stage.
Besides building websites, Riz enjoys learning more about design in general, scribbling poems, and picking perfect GIFs on Twitter. She is also obsessed with Hamilton, The Musical.
Win Free Stuff At WiT Notts!
This month at WiT we have two brilliant books for you to win!
The Art of Asking
by Amanda Palmer
'When we really see each other, we want to help each other' - Amanda Palmer
Imagine standing on a box in the middle of a busy city, dressed as a white-faced bride, and silently using your eyes to ask people for money. Or touring Europe in a punk cabaret band, and finding a place to sleep each night by reaching out to strangers on Twitter. For Amanda Palmer, actions like these have gone beyond satisfying her basic needs for food and shelter - they've taught her how to turn strangers into friends, build communities, and discover her own giving impulses. And because she had learned how to ask, she was able to go to the world to ask for the money to make a new album and tour with it, and to raise over a million dollars in a month.
Work Like a Woman: A Manifesto For Change
by Mary Portas
Are you ready to be your best self at work?
Packed with advice, tips and decades of business experience from Mary Portas, this is a book for every one of us: whatever level you are, wherever you work.
It’s about calling time on alpha culture and helping every one of us to be happier, more productive and collaborative.
It’s time to #WorkLikeAWoman.
Join in with the Nottingham Tech Community online
The conversation continues online in the Tech Nottingham Slack group, which is a bustling, friendly online community with a channel for (almost) everything you can think of from #pets-corner to #devcorner, #podcasts to #design and everything in between. We'd love to see you there!