SULAMITA GARCIA 

JULIA KNOERL

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My name is Sulamita Garcia, and I am a Brazilian arrived in Munich 4 years ago. I am passionate about cool technology, user experience, music and empowering women. I have worked with groups like Linuxchix and the Ada Initiative where I discovered that although mostly unseen, women working in technology are a much bigger and important force than it's believed.

I started working in IT while undertaking my Computer Science degree a long time ago, and I have worked in many areas from development to system administration and security. Community is also a big part of what I do, so a few years ago I started working as Developer Evangelist for Intel Software division. My work involves constantly looking into new technologies and engaging developers. I love to travel and meet new people, and I am waiting to meet my first child any moment now. 

I meet the Geekettes project in an event in Berlin, and have participated in the first hackathon. It was an amazing weekend of technology and fun, where we all felt welcome to just share ideas and work together. I am very happy to be able to bring it to here and expand the Geekettes worldwide, and hope lots of Geekettes will join us!

Follow Sulamita on Twitter @sulgagarcia

My name is Julia Knoerl and I am passionate to bring the vision of the Geekettes to Munich. I was born and raised in Germany and spent some years living abroad. Besides my Master's degree in international business at the Sorbonne University in Paris I also worked in the UK and on the Philippines.

After my first working experience as a project manager, I co-founded a Munich-based software start-up. Within the last years, I got more and more involved in the Tech and Founder Scene and am passionate to broaden my horizon with regards to technology. During my time as a tech founder, I very often had the experience of being one of the only women amongst men.

The Munich tech start-up scene is evolving and I want to use my experience and my network to bring women together and to encourage more of them to start a career in tech. When I met Jess during her speech at the Strascheg Center of Entrepreneurship, I knew immediately that we need a Geekettes chapter in Munich. We have many great and talented women here that need to be connected.