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Lunch and learn for Women in ICT on Oct. 16 September 22, 2012

Posted by Jane Fritz in Event, October 2012.
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The next luncheon gathering of women in ICT in Fredericton (and those visiting) will be held on Tuesday, October 16.  Information about our speaker and location details follow below.  We encourage you all to come out to catch up with each other, make new acquaintances, and especially to meet our visiting speaker, Dr. Christin Wiedemann.  Please let your female colleagues know about this event.  You can register (free, but limted seating so please let us know of your interest) for the luncheon at this doodle: http://doodle.com/zq6tq65vccbuqdxu.

When: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, noon – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Isaac’s Way
Speaker: Christin Wiedemann
Topic: Supporting the Gender Balance in a Male Dominated Industry

Christin’s background:
At University Christin got engaged in the Nordic Network for Women in Physics (NorWiP), and as the chairman of the Ph.D. council she worked with gender issues and the specific challenges faced by female students trying to pursue a career in physics. After finishing her Ph.D. in Physics at Stockholm University, Christin Wiedemann started working as a software developer for the Swedish consulting company HiQ. Christin soon discovered that software testing was more interesting and challenging than development and joined the Swedish test company AddQ Consulting. There, she worked as a tester, test lead and trainer, giving courses on agile testing, test design and exploratory testing throughout Europe. During this time, Christin also developed a course on exploratory testing, and is a co-creator of the exploratory testing approach xBTM.

Christin currently lives in Vancouver, where she recently started working with FoWCS – Focus on Women in Computing – at UBC (https://www.cs.ubc.ca/our-department/administration/committees/women). She has also recently joined the team at Professional Quality Assurance (PQA) Ltd. where she continues to use her scientific background and pedagogic abilities to develop her own skills and those of others. Having spent the last 15 years in male-dominated environments, she’s taken a strong interest in promoting women and working to encourage women to select careers in science and technology. It’s something she cares deeply about, and something she think is very important to talk about.

Register:  http://doodle.com/zq6tq65vccbuqdxu

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