TOMORROW! International Women's Day Mini-Conference! March 8th (with WWC DFW and Women Techmakers)


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Please register on the WWCode Meetup Here :

https://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-Dallas/events/258855376/

It’s time again for our annual International Women’s Day event! We hope that you will join us for an evening of learning, and celebrating women in technology!

6:30 - 6:50 - Guest Sign-In
6:50 - 7:00 - A Word From USAA
7:00 - 7:25 - Women Who Code - A Year in Review
7:30 - 8:00 - The Main Role of Animations in User Interfaces, with Vanessa Alvarez
8:05 - 8:35 - Women, Programming, and the History of Computing, with Lucy McGuigan
8:35 - 9:00 - Final Raffle


TALKS:

  • The Main Role of Animations in User Interfaces, with Vanessa Alvarez*

Animations is a word mostly known in the tech industry as the nice-to-have decorations which in the majority of cases they turn into the low hanging fruit of a project. In this talk I will explore some examples of well implemented web animations with the purpose of demonstrating the benefits that animations bring to the users, the importance of animating responsibly and how to communicate animations across teams. My goal is to convey to the audience that animations are more than just a decorative they make web interfaces more usable.

Vanessa was born and raised in Colombia and moved to sunny Miami 12 years ago. Vanessa went to school at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale for graphic design. In 2016 she decided to follow a new passion for web development and moved to Dallas to attend DevMountain. She currently works at Alkami Technology.

  • Women, Programming, and the History of Computing, with Lucy McGuigan*

This presentation will explore the history of women’s contributions to programming and computer science. Figures discussed will include notable contributors from “first programmer” Ada Lovelace and her revolutionary ideas about the applications of the Analytical Engine, to the women programmers of the 1940s (such as Grace Hopper, and the women programmers of ENIAC and UNIVAC), to programmers of the 1960s and 1970s (like Elizabeth “Jake” Feinler of ARPANET) who made critical contributions to the field. The talk will touch upon shifts in gender demographics within the field over time to re-examine the historical narrative of women in programming.


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Trolling is really not appropriate or funny for an event like this.


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Not trolling. Simply asking a question to provoke some consideration of inclusive versus exclusive behavior.


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The date you looking for is November 19.
The event, if looking at any of the rules/regulations/terms for the hosting groups mentioned, is inclusive. Historically, both hosting groups have had men and members of the LGBTQ+ community present at prior events and all are welcome at all as long as they are following the Code of Conduct.


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