I Want To Go To FITC Toronto 2013 | Shanta R. Nathwani, B.Com., MCP

I’ve finally launched my main site, thanks to the inspiration of FITC once again. You can check it out here:

I Want To Go To FITC Toronto 2013 | Shanta R. Nathwani, B.Com., MCP.

FITC Toronto 2013 – Women’s Initiative

This might be of some interest to some of you in and around the Toronto area. They are lucky if they get 50 entries, so you’re almost guaranteed a win!

FITC Toronto 2013 – Women’s Initiative // FITC.

Here’s a shot I took last year:

FITC 2012 with James White of SignalNoise

FITC 2012 with James White of SignalNoise

CareerMash Women in ICT Event Tomorrow Night!

Students take note it’s FREE for you! Hope to see many of you there tomorrow.

Women-in-ICT-flyer

For more cool events that I get to attend, check my Events page.

UPDATE:

Thank you for registering for the CareerMash Women in ICT Mixer!

We’re excited to host our first Women in ICT networking event this Thursday, and to thank you for registering, we’re offering a special promotional code so you can bring a friend at a reduced ticket price! While space is available, purchase as many additional tickets as you like for $5 each by using the promo code BRINGAPAL.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

FITC Screens

FITC is hosting a free sneak peek of their upcoming mobile development conference, SCREENS on September 13, 2012 from 7:00-9:30pm. Don’t miss your chance to win one of a limited number of tickets to an intimate evening event which features four awesome speakers who will be talking about mobile development, beer, pizza and use of the giant slide at event sponsor Grip Limited’s office . SCREENS speakers presenting at this exclusive event include Faisal Abid, James Halpern, Adam Hunter and Sachin Monga.

To enter for your chance to win, it’s two simple steps:

1. Make sure you follow @FITC on Twitter

2. Tweet the following message:

Hey @FITC I want to go to the exclusive #SCREENS12 Sneak Peek! #FITCsneakpeek http://fitc.it/d1hOf

Entries will be accepted until midnight on August 31, 2012. You do NOT need to be registered for SCREENS to qualify, but you must follow @FITC on Twitter. The randomly selected winners will be notified via Twitter DM by September 5, 2012.

Good luck!

#DevTO – Part 1

I attended the second #DevTO session held at Richmond Day. I read a tweet about it and though it might be a good way to network and meet some new people. I knew some of the people involved more than the event itself, so though I wasn’t sure what to expect, I knew it would be great.

This particular time, I was the only woman out of 6 people; four organizers, one presenter and me. It was marketed not only to developers specifically, but also to anyone who has an interest or deals with developers. I’ve done a bit of coding in my time and work as an IT Generalist, so I deal with developers, designers and more acting as a translator between the technical types and the business types.

An event like this helps me understand what developers face and perhaps help my clients by asking the right questions the first time, hence saving time and becoming more efficient.

At the first one I attended, I had the privilege of hearing Chris Brooker present Epilogger from the developer’s perspective. I’d seen their short presentation at Code Your Art Out a few days earlier, but it only scratched the surface. In this more intimate setting, I had the chance to ask more questions that helped me understand what difficulties they faced, why certain pieces were chosen and why others weren’t as well as what the process behind it was. It was also helpful to Chris to get feedback from users and developers alike, to provide more functionality and get ideas on how to solve some of the problems that they might have encountered so far.

I’d also recently signed up for #LadiesLearningCode (another post coming on that one soon). I went to their brainstorming session later that week and found that many of the women there were in a similar situation to myself. I thought many of them would probably appreciate something like #DevTO, so when I saw the invites come up for the next one, I started “marrying” the two hashtags together. Next thing I know there is a waiting list for the next #DevTO! I’m not sure how many spaces were filled because of my actions, but it came out of nowhere!

I’ll post more on the next #DevTO tomorrow, but in the meantime, Make sure you follow @DevTO_ca for more updates and register for the event here. At last check, they only have 5 spots left. Did I mention that they provide beer and pizza? 😉