Geek Girls Carrots Zurich #5

Why learn to code & Software development tools

When: 9 March, 6:30 pm, 2017


18:30 – Introduction

18:45 – Talk by Melanie Kovacs „Why learn to code and how (not) to do it”

19:05 – Networking

19:20 – Talk by Weronika Trybek „Software Development Tools”

19:45 – Networking

More details will be announced soon

About Melanie Kovacs:

For Melanie, it’s all about the people we meet and the things we create together. After business school, she co-founded the non-profit Aspire to bring more diversity into tech. To date, she has facilitated several educational programs such as Startup Weekend, the Aspire Accelerator & Mentorship Program and TEDxZurich. Working closely with developers at Ginetta, she started to learn to code. Melanie is committed to build a great, diverse and fun Master21 community.

About the talk:

Working in tech, Melanie wanted to learn coding. Unfortunately, her chosen computer science class was extremely boring & most of her classmates decided that coding just wasn’t for them. Convinced that coding can be fun & is a critical 21st century skill, Melanie started Master21. She will talk about her personal experience with coding and the why and how of learning it.

About Weronika Trybek:

Currently Solution Architect at Roche Diagnostics in Rotkreuz. Focused on finding the best solution, creating the value and simplifying wherever possible to improve the end users’ experience.
Her IT adventure started with studying Information Technology at Warsaw University of Technology. Then she continued as a software developer responsible for the back end layer. Programming gave her a lot of satisfaction as she could see the progress, have ‚fun’ with finding the bugs and solve the problems.Almost 3 years ago she got the opportunity to relocate to Switzerland, where she could improve not only her programming skills, but also lead the project as a project manager. This gave her the experience with building the software, starting from the requirements till the production release. She also strongly believes in the team spirit and unlimited possibilities, that you get when you build it.

About the talk:

What tools do you need to develop software? Just an IDE and a source code repository? Software development is definitely more than just code. It starts with the user requirements and covers design, implementation, testing, and finally the release. Where and how should you store all the information related to this process? Weronika will present the differences in software development tools between a ‚one-man/woman show’ and teams in regulated environments.