Thursday December 14 7:30 am – 9:30 am
Christmas at the Castle | A Holiday Breakfast Tradition
Hatley Castle, Royal Roads University 2005 Sooke Road (*paid parking in lower lot is best)
Who cares if daylight lasts about as long as my iPhone battery? Get an early start on fun with your iWIST friends for the annual holiday breakfast! Big thanks to our sponsor/host Royal Roads University – Executive Education. Are you an iWIST Member? This is a free event for you.Yup, just contact iWIST for your code.
Rest of the world, $25 for scrumptious breakfast at Hatley Castle with prizes & surprizes. No humbugs here. Limited seating so register asap!
Thursday October 12 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Victoria Nailed it!
Creative Tech Crawl
Discover hidden artistry, digital design and quirky careers here in Victoria With your crawl hosts: Robyn Quinn (iWIST) and Corina Ludwig (FunctionFox) Special thank you to our participating stations: FunctionFox, Codename Entertainment, Latitude Geographics Group, ESIT Advanced Solutions Inc (a DXC Company), JASCO Technologies, Starfish Medical, Suburbia Studios
Monday September 18 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Nanaimo)
Science Literacy Week at Vancouver Island University Library
Code: Debugging the Gender Gap tells the history of how women originally dominated careers in computing science and profiles inspirational pioneers. It then examines their consequent decline in the 1980s, questions the science’s lack of ethnic and gender diversity, and explores strategies for future change. Since coding has become ubiquitous in most 21st century disciplines, proponents recommend the acquisition of coding skills in all fields of study.
This film & talk event is hosted by Robyn Quinn, the Chair of Island Women in Science and Technology (iWIST), a passionate advocate about building diversity in the STEM sector. In this capacity, she’s launched many events, including a conference for women in STEM, Leading the Way, aimed at creating leadership opportunities for women who wish to build their networks and their own skills.
Wednesday September 13 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Victoria)
She Started It – Documentary screening at Fort Tectoria
The film follows five young women over two years as they pitch VCs, build teams, bring products to market, fail and start again.
She Started It takes the audience on a global roller coaster ride from San Francisco to Mississippi, France and Vietnam. Along the way, it weaves in big-picture perspectives from women like investor Joanne Wilson; White House CTO Megan Smith; GoldieBlox CEO Debbie Sterling; and Ruchi Sanghvi, the first female engineer at Facebook. Help us inspire the next generation to dream bigger, and urge today’s generation to support women entrepreneurs. Sponsors: The Discovery Foundation, Purpose Five with thanks to VIATEC
SOLD OUT – more than 80 attendees enjoyed the film (special thanks to Used.ca for the popcorn)