Women Tech Makers: Pushing Societal Barriers.

Nov 10, 2021 · Johannesburg, South Africa

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&lt;p&gt;Our November meetup, the last meetup of the year will be the one with a variety of topics from our speakers. We take a journey through the gaming industry, and what can be done to make it safer for players, to the barriers women have in tech and how to navigate those. &amp;nbsp;Join us as we close out another fantastic year for GDG with some great speakers .&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Also, if you&#39;re not aware yet, check out our Women Tech Makers hackathon happening on the 3rd of December and will take place through out the weekend that focuses on Women&#39;s safety online . For more info, check out the events page here:&amp;nbsp;&lt;a href=&quot;https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-johannesburg-presents-womens-online-safety-hackathon-2021/&quot;&gt;&lt;span&gt;https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-johannesburg-presents-womens-online-safety-hackathon-2021/&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</p>;

Agenda<br/>

6:00 PM: Welcome<br/>

6:10 PM: Women in Tech – Journey and barriers by Bianca-Valentina Dumitriu<br/>

In this talk, Bianca, goes into what the barriers are for women that are going into technology and what it takes for them to succeed. Having amassed a vast array of achievements so far in her career, she&#39;s here to share her journey, and what she hopes you can take away and incorporate in your own path as a woman navigating the tech world. <br/>

6:40 PM: Need For Consumer Regulation in the Gaming Industry by Sylvia Gathoni<br/>

As Sylvia has been an avid gamer for quite a while, she feels that she&#39;s been around the block to know that there is a need to regulate games within the industry. <br/>

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Speakers<br/>

Bianca-Valentina Dumitriu - Access Group (Software Developer)<br/>

Hello! My name is Bianca-Valentina Dumitriu, and I am a proud Woman in Tech from Romania. Currently, I am a Software Developer at the Access Group, Team Leader and Gold Ambassador in the Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors program, Student in the Artificial Intelligence and Distributed Computing Master’s Program at West University of Timisoara, former Support Engineer Intern on Big Data at Micr...<br/>

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Sylvia Gathoni<br/>

Sylvia Gathoni aka QueenArrow is an aspiring world class Tekken player and content creator from Kenya. She is currently signed to UYU (North American team) and hopes to be the most recognisable esports athlete from the African continent <br/>

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Vuyo Mhlotshane - Container Solutions (Cloud Native Engineer)<br/>

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Hosts<br/>

Vusi Moyo - Takealot (Android Engineer)<br/>

Vusi Moyo is an Android Engineer within the finech space. He has more than 10 years experience spanning various sides of the tech space including network engineering, systems admin and software development. He is currently working as an Android Dev with Standard Bank. He enjoys yoga, running and reading books. Without COVID-19, he would have been travelling.&nbsp;<br/>

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Potsane Mohale - Luno (Senior Android Engineer)<br/>

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Vuyo Mhlotshane - Container Solutions (Cloud Native Engineer)<br/>

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Koketso Motse<br/>

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THIS IS A FREE EVENT - PLEASE FINISH YOUR RSVP IN THE LINK BELOW

<br/>https://gdg.community.dev/events/details/google-gdg-johannesburg-presents-women-tech-makers-pushing-societal-barriers/

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  • Google Developer Group (GDG) Johannesburg

    GDG Johannesburg is a local community run Google Developer Group (GDG). Google Developer Groups are for developers who are interested in Google's developer technology; everything from the Android, Chrome, Drive, and Google Cloud platforms, to product APIs like the Cast API, Maps API, and YouTube API. At the core, GDGs are focused on developers and technical content, and the core audience is developers. GDG Johannesburg aims to meet once a month, the first Wednesday evening every month. The official venue

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