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Mentoring Opportunity in Fredericton (with FHS students) September 3, 2013

Posted by Meaghan Seagrave in Event, September 2013.
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ACcelR8 will be hosting an event at the Fredericton High School (FHS) to get students excited about tech startups and they need women from the tech startup scene wish to share their story!

When: Sept. 18 with an 8:30AM class, and a 2:30PM class at FHS.

What: Mentor Speed Dating = A focus on tech startups, leading up to National Coding Day.

Interested? Contact Joey O’Kane at ACcelR8 email: joey@accelr8.ca or call: 506.261.8700

Participants will be high school students who are enrolled in FHS’ entrepreneurship class. The mentor will simply explain to a group of students about their career path and provide some ‘words of wisdom’.

This is a great opportunity to support the ICT sector and the entrepreneurial culture shift taking shape in New Brunswick.


NBWICT September 13th Luncheon Event 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm: SHE++ Screening September 2, 2013

Posted by Meaghan Seagrave in Event, September 2013.
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The next luncheon gathering of NB women in ICT will be held on Friday, September 13th in Fredericton, NB.

In partnership with Canadian Women in Technology (CanWIT), we will be screening the acclaimed documentary. SHE++: Inspiring Women to Empower Computer Science.

Use this opportunity to open the eyes of a friend, neighbour, or daughter regarding the potential of a career in ICT.

Please let your female colleagues know about this event.  You can register for the luncheon at this doodle: http://doodle.com/w7aveqp5m2tn4x7y  – registration is free, but seating is limited at this venue. 

On September 13th –  please join us for a movie, lunch and a discussions around the SHE++ documentary. 

When: Friday, September 13th, 2013: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: DJ Purdy’s Lounge – Delta Hotel Fredericton New Brunswick
Movie Screening: SHE++
Registration: (Free, but attendees will be responsible for purchasing their lunch. For our convenience, DJ Purdy’s will be offering a set menu (DJ Purdys Set Menu).

Let us know you are cominghttp://doodle.com/w7aveqp5m2tn4x7y

Consider bringing a friend – invite them by sending them to our web blog: https://nbwict.wordpress.com/

SHE++:  Founded in January 2012, SHE++ was Stanford’s first conference on women in technology. In April 2012, the conference hosted a lineup of inspirational women in tech–from companies such as Google, Facebook, Dropbox, and Pinterest, among others–and 250+ attendees on Stanford’s campus. After positive feedback from attendees, mentors, and the press, they have decided to expand SHE++ into a full-fledged community that inspires women to empower computer science. Through a number of initiatives, they aim to create community and momentum for female technologists. Learn more about SHE++: http://sheplusplus.stanford.edu/index.php

Looking forward to seeing everyone – please let us know you are coming by registering: http://doodle.com/w7aveqp5m2tn4x7y

Upcoming Events of Interest for September 2013 September 2, 2013

Posted by Meaghan Seagrave in Event, September 2013.
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A few events you may be interested in:

Ladies Learning Code, Sept 21 August 28, 2013

Posted by Jane Fritz in Event, Opportunity, September 2013.
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Ladies Learning Code is a not-for-profit organization, with chapters across Canada, that runs workshops for women (and men) who want to learn beginner-friendly computer programming and other technical skills in a social and collaborative way.

Nicole LeBlanc (Nicole.LeBlanc@nbif.ca) is organizing a local Ladies Learning Code workshop on Sept 21st from 10-5 and is actively searching for mentors to assist with Ladies Learning Code on Sept 21st from 10-5. It will be a basic workshop on HTML & CSS. There will be one mentor for every four participants; the mentors will be responsible for helping people with the assigned exercises. If you would like to be involved, or want further information, please contact Nicole at NBIF: Nicole.LeBlanc@nbif.ca.

Ladies Learning Code Launches in New Brunswick with Learn to Code Day

Ladies Learning Code is excited to announce that it will be expanding its hands-on technology workshops to another province in Canada and bringing their popular beginner friendly workshops to New Brunswick. The first event will take place in Fredericton as part of the National Learn to Code Day initiative but the New Brunswick Chapter be hosting events on an ongoing basis rotating events monthly between Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John.

The first-ever workshop in Fredericton

Students in Fredericton will learn introductory HTML and CSS from instructor Christina Truong and work with volunteer developer mentors who will lead students through the course material and practice activities. By the end of the day each student will have developed their own personal website and have a strong understanding of foundational web skills. HTML and CSS are the backbone of all websites, and knowledge of them is essential to pursuit of web development, creating marketing emails, and even blogging.

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