Women in TECH Jhb

When: 10 May 2018 from 6:00 p.m.

Where: JoziHub

Taking charge of work-life balance | Too Many Tasks.. Thought of scripts? Details Taking charge of work-life balance | Too Many Tasks? Have you thought of scripts? Please join us for our first official meetup for the year! We promise to deliver lots of learning and fun. We want you to get to know your fellow women in tech. We’ll be covering two important and relevant topics during this meetup: Danai Nhando will be telling us about how to take charge of your life-work balance and to succeed as a women in tech. “Having a work-life balance can be challenging at every stage of your career. Whether you are a young professional, an expert or a manager who needs to juggle their career and personal life. I believe it’s possible to manage both, I’ll share tools and examples to show you how this is possible from every level and not just top management.” - Danai Nhando Charlene Tshitoka will help you solve the problem of ‘Too many Tasks? Have you thought of scripts?’ “As techies, we often have tasks we need to complete as mandatory steps toward delivering a solution. There are also other tasks, not necessarily technical, that may be part of our role at work, and finally there are those little tweaks we don’t think we need, but that could save us a couple of minutes per day. Thought of anything to make these tasks less time consuming? Some solutions include updating modules in a repo so you can write some code, approving vacation requests from colleagues, or even just customising your terminal with tools and plugins that would make you more efficient. In this talk, we’ll talk about how we can automate some tasks using scripts. I’ll share some of the things my colleagues or I did to cut off a few minutes from our daily tasks. Hopefully that will help you identify those circumstances where you could also benefit from scripting.” - Charlene Tshitoka About the speakers: Danai Nhando (https://www.linkedin.com/in/danainhando/) is a Human Rights Lawyer and the Co-Founder of Ampli5yd a Learning and Development Consultancy that designs, develops and delivers technology-based learning solutions. Prior to Co-Founding Ampli5yd, Danai was General Manager International at Higher Life Foundation. In addition, Danai is a TEDx Pretoria 2016 speaker, and a 2017 Fellow of the U.S. Department of State TechWomen Program in Silicon Valley. Danai is a published author with eLearning Industry, Mail and Guardian and Huffington Post primarily writing on issues relating to access to quality education for all. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Law and Economics and an LLB from Rhodes University, as well as an MBA in International Management and Sustainability from University of London, Royal Holloway. Charlene Tshitoka (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tcharlene/) is a software developer who is passionate about learning different languages and paradigms. These days she spends her time on microservices in Node.js and React. Charlene is currently a part of Tes, a company that provides an online platform for educational materials to teachers around the world. Before that, she worked as a consultant for ThoughtWorks. A long time ago, Charlene worked as a programming lecturer at a University. The schedule for the event will look as follows: 18:00 - 18:10 Introduction 18:10 - 18:20 Ice breaker 18:20 - 18:50 Too many Tasks? Have you thought of scripts? 19:00 - 19:30 Break 19:30 - 20:00 Take charge of your life-work balance 20:10 - 20:30 Networking Snacks and Drinks will be provided. Women and men in tech are welcome. Women in Tech ZA believes inclusivity and dialogue is the way to address the gender gap. More info here https://www.meetup.com/Women-in-Tech-JHB/events/249639511/

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