Join Berlin Geekettes for an exciting evening for the screening of a new documentary she++. This film aims to “inspire girls, young and old, to take the lack of a Y chromosome and make a girl’s vision unique and useful in the world of code.”
We will kick off this screening with two talks from an engineer and cofounder of frestyl, Johanna Brewer, followed by a talk from Martin Gorner, engineer and head of Developer Relations at Google.
Special thanks to Google and Factory for sponsoring and hosting this exciting event.
Please RSVP if you can 100% attend, there are only 50 seats available for this event next Wednesday. Food and beverages will be provided, compliments of Google.
You can register here: http://sheplusplusberlingeekettes.eventbrite.com
1st Talk: The Unstoppable Train: How I became an engineer before I knew I had a choice
Live music nerd. Co-founder of frestyl. Developer, designer, ethnographer & long-suffering vegetarian. Doctor (the PhD kind) of Information & Computer Sciences (University of California). Designed location-based, mobile interfaces for Intel. Developed algorithms for scientific research at the Swiss National Super Computer and Massachusetts General Hospital.
2nd Talk: Google App Engine: Architecture for the Cloud World? (20 min + Q&A)
Martin is the Dev Relations program manager for Germany. He is passionate about science, technology, coding, algorithms and everything in between. Martin graduated from Mines Paris Tech, enjoyed his first engineering years in the computer architecture group of ST Microlectronics and then spend the next 11 years shaping the nascent eBook market, starting with the Mobipocket startup, which later became the software part of the Amazon Kindle and its mobile variants.
The Documentary (12 min: TV-14 DL) energetically proclaims ‘Hello, World’ after following smart, creative, and trailblazing technologists hard at work in hi-tech. This short documentary collects research and inspirational pieces of Silicon Valley’s unsung heroes to galvanize us to explore our potential as ‘femgineers’. Written and directed by recent Stanford University good girls gone geek, Ayna Agarwal and Ellora Israni, she++: The Documentary encourages the future CEOs, the innovative engineers, the techies and the fuzzies, the sisters, cousins, and daughters, to break away from the stereotype into a revolutionary field. As technology is becoming increasingly ubiquitous, all demographics must harness new ideas to transform and empower technology. Think of what more ‘femgineers’ could do.
Hosted at the Factory
Factory is a 16,000 square meter campus in the heart of Berlin. Six buildings adjacent to the former Berlin wall provide state-of-the-art workspace, leisure amenities, and a physical location to network for startups and mature technology companies from Berlin and beyond. Residents include 6Wunderkinder, SoundCloud, and Mozilla, and Factory is partnered with Google for Entrepreneurs. Initiated in late 2011 by two serial entrepreneurs and private investors, the Factory will officially open in the summer of 2013.