Girls Who Code Celebration Day is the first Romanian conference that celebrates women programmers and honors the memory of Anita Borg. Anita Borg Birthday Celebration was initiated by the Google Anita Borg Scholars while the event is organized by Girls Who Code – Romania, Girls in Tech – Romania and Tech Lounge.
Girls Who Code Celebration Day consists in a one-day girls-only conference followed by an after-party. The conference will take place at Impact Hub Bucharest, where programmer girls from companies like Google, Gameloft or Luxoft will share their experience, talking about their career paths and about some cool projects they have worked on. This event is addressed to women passionate about programming and in order to receive an invitation participants need to apply here.
The celebration would not be complete without an after-party at the KAFKA Pub, where the Obligó actors will entertain the guests with an improvised show. Guys, especially those who are programmers and willing to share some good tips and tricks are welcome, and in order to be invited at the after-party they just need to apply here.
A big thank you to our Sponsors who made this event possible: Google (Benefactor Sponsor), Gameloft Romania (Plus Sponsors), Luxoft Romania (Plus Sponsors), Impact Hub Bucharest (Location Sponsor), Domeniile Sâmburești (Drinks Sponsor), Cabina Foto – Cutia cu Poze (Photo Booth Sponsor), Kafka Pub (After-Party Sponsor).
The event will be held in the memory of Anita Borg, a very talented american programmer who worked on the development of one of the first fault tolerant operating systems. A technology rebel with a cause, Anita Borg is responsible for including women in the technological revolution – not as bystanders, but as active participants and leaders. She is the reason we now have a movement from companies all over the world to increase the number of women in technical fields to a ratio of 50% by the year 2020. Her most important initiatives are: founding the Systers group, the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology and the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference. Anita Borg died in 2003 because of a brain tumor.
THE GOOGLE ANITA BORG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Google offers each year a scholarship in the memory of Anita Borg, for women students who have demonstrated programming and leadership abilities. As such, the alumni scholars from all over the world organize events dedicated to Anita Borg close to her birthday, the 17th of January. The Anita Borg Scholars Community has also initiated this event, which is part of over 100 worldwide similar events