inspireWiT Conference is a technology-focused day for women and people of all gender minorities—inspiring everyone! 7th April 2018 Nottingham, UK
inspireWiT is a one-day conference in Nottingham, UK. It includes talks, workshops and (a whole load of) inspiration. Completely open and free for everyone to attend, it is a celebration of the achievements of people of all gender minorities in technology. You are a designer, rebel, disruptor, engineer, programmer, technologist, strategist, inspiration, alchemist, researcher, facilitator, advocate and role model.
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Please note that this schedule is provisional.
|09:30–10:00||Doors + Registration|
|10:00–11:25||Welcome and Talks|
|11:55–12:55||Talks and Panel|
More to be announced soon!
Pathways into tech for sixth-form and college students
A session tailored towards sixth-form and college students. Students from both the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University will share their experiences of their journey into University and their life as a student. There will also be people who have gone into technology without a degree who will share their path. This will be followed by a chance to find out more in a Q&A session.
Theatre Lighting in Practice
A workshop looking at the development of live event lighting, current practice and its advancement in to the future.
Zulekha Chaudhry and Lorna Byrnes
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python!
Have you ever wanted to learn Python but never knew where to start? Fear not! Get ready to master data types, loop through loops and summon forth the objects at our workshop (those faint of heart are also welcome!).
Web Scraping and Bot Making with Python
Learn how to get data from any website and do cool stuff with it, using Python and Beautiful Soup 4. Basic Python experience required.
Introduction to Interactive Storytelling
Learn how to make your writing immersive and interactive using the software Twine. This short workshop will introduce you to the features of twine and how you can incorporate it into your writing and projects. Twine is a great online tool that you can use to make text based adventures and games by incorporating HTML and CSS. No previous experience is necessary for this workshop.
Amy Dickens and Abdulhakim Ajetunmobi
Introduction to Git
Join GitHub Campus Reps Abdul & Amy for an introduction to all things Git. In this workshop we will take you through the basics of Git, from understanding why we use version control and what a repository is; to making your very first commit. We welcome all levels and there is no coding knowledge necessary to be able to take part.