Geek Girls Carrots Zurich #8
Girls expeditions, UX and …
18:30 – Introduction
18:45 – Talk by Marijke Hebermann “Inspiring Girls Expeditions”
19:05 – Networking
19:20 – Talk by Kate Rageth „UX is more …”
19:45 – Talk III
20:10 – Networking
“Inspiring Girls Expeditions” by Marijke Hebermann
Inspiring Girls Expeditions are unique, FREE, wilderness science education programs for high school girls. Each summer a team of 9 teenage girls and 3 instructors spend 12 days exploring and learning about glaciers and the alpine landscape. They conduct scientific field studies with professional glaciologists, mountain guides and artists. Marijke will tell stories about the program, and she will talk about the impact the program has on her and fellow instructors.
Marijke is a software engineer in SAP-related fields. She has a masters in physics from ETH and studied glaciers for her PhD. Understanding snow and ice through models was her entry point into programming. She brought Girls on Ice to Switzerland to help girls build self esteem, become climate advocates, and discover opportunities in STEM.
„UX is more …” by Kate Raget
UX strongly focusses on the user but what does that mean in the daily life of a developer? I will shed some light on the professional field in my talk and present a selection of the most common methods in brief. UX is not an exact science but a perfect set of methods to build better software in an agile world.
Kate is a UX expert and an agile product manager. She worked for a long time in the IT and has a broad experience as product-manager. Her main focus is a good intermediation between the different worlds of users and developers. Kate holds an MAS in Human Computer Interaction Design. She currently runs her own startup OPcheck in order