Geek Girls Carrots Zurich #2
When: Thursday, 30th June, at 6:30 pm, 2016
Where: Teralytics, Zollstrasse 62, 8005 Zurych
Language: Meetup held in English
18:30 – Start
18:45 – Diana Flores – „A software tester career and demo”
Diana will make an introduction to a career in IT in the corporate world: what are the de/motivating factors for a woman and what you need to know to succeed.Afterwards, she will speak about the software test engineer career: testing is a developing profession, which can be attractive to people who like experimenting, like scientists. There is a social and a technical side to it, we will take a glimpse into the later one with a practical example about API testing.
19:25 – Mona El Isa – „Introduction to blockchains”
An introduction to blockchains’ will cover what block chains are, and why there is so much hype over them. This will lead on to applications of blockchains in real life and the difference between public and private chains.
20:05 – Caroline Alexiou-„Adventures in Open Source”
How to get started contributing to open source project and navigate the waters, both from a technical and a communication skills perspective.
20:30 Networking & apero sponsored by Teralytics!
„My motivation to choose a stem career was solving problems; since I first interacted with a computer, programming it, around the age of 10, I was interested in the possibilities we could do with it. I went to university in Budapest to study Informatics and Mathematics, then for the Computer Science Master program in Amsterdam.I worked mostly as a software test engineer, occasionally also acted as scrum master, at corporations like Nokia, General Electric, and most recently Swisscom.”
Mona El Isa
Mona is a former star-trader at Goldman Sachs, promoted to Vice President by the age of 26 and made the “top 30 under 30” list in Trader Magazine in 2008 and Forbes Magazine in 2011 after profitably trading the 2008 and 2011 crashes. Moved to Geneva-based macro fund Jabre Capital in 2011, before deciding in 2014 that the future of finance lay in blockchain. In early 2016 set up blog, incubator and consulting firm Blockchainwizz.com.
Caroline is an ETH graduate & Data Engineer, she develops in Python and Java/Scala with the occasional MATLAB and C++, with main focus on Big Data solutions and some full stack web development experience. Her main interest is on geospatial/geotemporal data and on providing intuitive solutions that aid the development and evaluation of models developed by domain experts/data scientists.