Geek Girls Carrots Zurich #3
When: Thursday, 13th October, at 6:30 pm
Where: Zurich *will be announced soon
Language: Meetup held in English
18:30 – Start
18:45 – “UX Research Insights” by Simone Reichlin
19:25 – „Resources for getting kids interested in programming” by Carol Hamer
20:05 – „The Beauty of the State Machines” by Milanka Ringwald
20:45 – Networking
Simone Reichlin.She studied psychology because she is interested in the human behavior and human needs. She wants to know why and how people are doing something. In her job as a UX Researcher, she can exactly explore this kind of questions. She analyzes user behavior and needs and as an “advocate of the user” she ensures that users play a central role in product development. Currently, she is working at Ginetta, a digital agency that specializes in user-centered design and development. Prior to this, she worked in various usability agencies and as part of the UX team at a large medical technology company.”
Carol Hamer has a Ph.D. in Mathematics followed by seventeen years of experience in Software Engineering in the United States, France, and Switzerland. She is the author of three books on Java programming „J2ME Games with MIDP 2″ (Apress, 2003), „Creating Mobile Games” (Apress, 2007), and „Learn BlackBerry Games Development” (Apress, 2010 with Andrew Davison). She currently lives in Zürich with her husband and two sons (13 and 15) and is illustrating a comic book using SVG.
Milanka Ringwald started her career in Serbia in the field of relational databases. She moved to Switzerland to extend her experience with the concepts of object-oriented databases and to complete her M.Sc. in Computer Science. Intrigued by the quest to understand how the brain works, she joined the Institute of Neuroinformatics at the ETH Zurich and University of Zurich to investigate how to acquire and use knowledge optimally in a biologically-based cognitive system. After obtaining her doctoral degree, she is now mother of a five year old girl and co-founder of BluetKitchen GmbH, where she meets the challenge of implementing a compact Bluetooth communication protocol stack for small embedded systems in plain C.
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