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Women in Technology Roundtable

With fellow Hackforge Board members, Doug Satori and Anjana Jacob, I helped bring about the Women in Technology Roundtable held in conjunction with the Grand Opening of Hackforge on May 30th, 2013.

Before the roundtable, had a feature presentation by Erika Carlson and Michelle Srbinovich, the co-founders of Girl Develop It Detroit. GDI is a non-profit organization aiming to empower women of diverse backgrounds to learn how to develop software. Erika and Michelle told their personal stories, described how they founded the organization’s Detroit chapter, and talked about the group’s achievements inspiring and teaching women to become coders.

Erika and Michelle were the joined for a roundtable discussion by a pair of accomplished Windsor women working in technology – Trudie Carlesso of Imperative Solves  and Sherri Wheeler of Avinus Web Services.  Moderator Pierre Boulos guided a spirited and amusing discussion of the challenges, awkward moments and triumphs they’ve experienced as women in technology.

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