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Tech Girls are Superheroes

Who: Tech Girls are Superheroes

When: December 2014

Where: Brisbane

Website: www.techgirlsaresuperheroes.org/

Female participation in IT stands at a mere 25 per cent, against 45 percent for other careers. The Tech Girls Movement is an intervention program for girls in computing and women in the information technology industry to overcome this problem. Led by Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen, the campaign aims to inspire school girls to take up technology careers. The campaign is based on an animated story book containing stories of 26 talented technology and engineering Tech Girls.

At the 2014 Brisbane Summer Hackathon a team came together to help define user stories and map out some strategic aims for the campaign. 

The Beauty in Tech

Who: The Beauty of Tech

When: June 2015

Where: Sydney

Website: http://www.thebeautyoftech.org/

The Beauty of Tech is an initiative to curate and aggregate as many useful resources as possible, to help encourage females to pursue technology as a career. From upcoming events to inspiring stories. From grass-roots meetups to training programs. It should all be in one place. As a group of individuals banding together, they are focussed on supporting the diversity and volume of the Australian technology talent pipeline. They hope to achieve this through encouraging a greater number of individuals to consider a career in technology, in particular, women.

The Beauty of Tech came to RHoK with an idea that was well thought out, but not yet built. At the Winter 2015 Hackathon in Sydney a group of amazing women (and a few men) came together to help hack that idea into something workable. The result is an ongoing experiment, and can be found at http://www.thebeautyoftech.org/.