Google Developer Groups (GDG) and Women on the Web (WOW) announce Devfest W, on 16th March, Bangalore

By Raghu Mohan|13th Mar 2013
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The Google Developers Group (GDG) in association with Women on the Web (WOW) by Google for Entrepreneurs are collaborating for a woman specific event - DevFestW - a community-led effort to bringing together women developers and entrepreneurs to discuss technology and business with an aim to foster networking between both the groups. The event is being held across many cities across the world. The event will be held on the 16th of March, at the Bangalore Google Office.

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Archana Doshi, one of the co-organizers of WOW is quite enthused by the idea. “The number of women in technology is on the rise. It is no longer seen as a barrier for women to excel in the field of research and innovation in engineering and technology.” This Google supported event is powered by a shared belief that when women come together to exchange ideas, amazing things can happen, says Archana.

The event will comprise of talks, panels discussions, technology jamming sessions and more, addressing key concerns and pertinent problems faced by Indian women in technology.

Here is the for the event -

09:00 -­ 9:30 - Registration/Check In

09:30 ­- 10:00 - Welcome by GDG Team

Welcome by WOW Archana Doshi - archanaskitchen.com

10:00 ­- 10:30 - Keynote Speaker Shradha Sharma, Founder & CEO, YourStory.in

10:30 -­ 11:00 - Tea Break and Networking

11:00 ­- 12:00 - Panel Discussion

          Archana Doshi, archanaskitchen.com (moderator)

Shradha Sharma, YourStory.in

Lakshmi Rebecca, chaiwithlakshmi.in

Anjali Gupta, anjaligupta.com

Valerie Wagoner, ZipDial.com

12:00­ - 12:45 - Introducing "developers.google.com" and the work they do. How you can get connected with other GDG's. How to & where to look for when you want to know something about technology. What people have built using technology (Showcase tab) etc

Before lunch, brief overview about day­to­day apps for noob's and introduced developer to their bible

12:45­ - 2:00 - LUNCH

2:00 -­ 3:00 - Why Do We Need More Women In Technology? - Bhavya from GDG

3:00 -­ 4:00 - Wow Mentorship Program - Archana Doshi

4:00 ­- 4:30 - Tea and Networking

4:30 ­- 5:30 - What are API's. Why we need them? - GDG Team

5:30 ­- 6:00 - Idea Jamming Session for Creating Apps and Videos

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Archana said, “Technology is one space where women can break many barriers and flourish as entrepreneurs successfully. Having said this, there are a few social, cultural and biological obstacles that could prevent women from becoming entrepreneurs. Among the many, one of the main obstacles is her children and family. When a woman has to work full time as a technologist or an entrepreneur she at the same time she has to craft a solution to take care of her family at home.”

At the event, Archana hopes to see and hear inspiring stories of women making successful careers despite these obstacles.

The latter part of the event will also include Googlers speaking about various Google APIs available for use and will be followed by a Jam session where women technologists and entrepreneurs can come up with new ideas.

For more information of DevFestW, click here.

Disclaimer - Shradha Sharma, founder YourStory.in, is a keynote speaker at this event

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