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Up Your Tech Game by Getting Involved in Upcoming Conferences & Events

To help the She Codes community stay up to date with what’s going on, we’ve put together a list of some upcoming tech events around Australia!

DDD is Perth’s largest community run conference for the tech community, and their annual conference is taking place on Saturday 10th September. Their goal is to create an approachable event that appeals to the whole community, especially people that don’t normally get to attend or speak at conferences.

We are thrilled to see so many speakers from our community on this year’s agenda, presenting on a huge range of topics. The following speakers from the She Codes community will be presenting at DDD this September:
Ricki Barnes – ‘Escaping the Vortex: Or How I Learned to Stop Procrastinating and Get Things Done’,
Macklin Hartley – ‘How Fast is Your Website Really?’,
Hayley Stewart – ‘Paying it Forward’,
Gab Martini – ‘How to Have a Kick Ass Mental Health Breakdown’,
Jia Keatnuxsuo – ‘Standing on the Shoulders of Giants- the Next Great Generation in Tech Needs you’ and
Mandy Michael – ‘Designing Inclusive Systems’.

This event is sold out, however we are lucky enough to have saved a few tickets for members of the She Codes community! Want to get your hands on them? Well, we have partnered with DDD to run a special Python workshop for young women, and have the opportunity for you to attend for free in exchange for some mentoring for a portion of the event. Contact us to find out how you can get involved if you are interested.
For more info on DDD Perth, click HERE.

YOW! Perth Developer Conference
Bringing software developers to you, over the span of the two day conference from 19th-20th September, you’ll learn from Thought Leaders, Architects and Developers as you connect with like-minded people to share skills, insights and lessons. 

The speakers are chosen based on their expertise; where they’ll provide excellent technically rich content appropriate to all roles in software and IT. Serious software professionals and IT leaders will benefit from attending, as the speakers have a wealth of experience and case studies they are eager to share with you. 
To learn more and access both in-person and virtual tickets, click HERE.

She Codes Perth One Day Workshop
Join us for a FREE day of coding fun in a friendly and safe collaborative environment at Riff in Perth. We offer beginner-level HTML & CSS, and Django & Python workshops, in a self-paced environment, mentored by industry professionals. PLUS we offer lunch, cupcakes and a quick dance break in the afternoon. No experience is necessary, just a laptop, a sense of adventure and a willingness to learn.
Tickets will go live on the 10th September, but you can sign up to be notified in advance HERE.

November –
Women in Digital Awards 2022

If you’re located in Brisbane, come celebrate women in the tech industry by attending the Women in Digital Awards 2022. This monumental year marks the 5th annual awards ceremony and is due to take place on November 4th. Last year’s 2021 awards was a sold-out event which hosted 700+ guests, and this year is sure to be just as extravagant. Taking place at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, everyone is welcome at this event including Women in Digital allies, digital & technology industry leaders, nominees and finalists, category judges and even those just looking for a fun night out. Participants at this event can expect a night with industry peers and dignitaries, a chef-crafted three-course meal, announcement of award winners, a flowing 5-hour drinks package, music performances by a live band and special guests.
Tickets are available HERE.

WITWA Tech+ Conference
Established in 1998, Women in Tech WA (WiTWA) started to form a network to support women who found themselves in heavily male-dominated industries. With a membership of over 5,000 people, WiTWA operates as a mission-driven not for profit network under the governance of a highly experienced group of women who are veritable champions for diversity and equality for women in tech in Western Australia.

The WiTWA Tech conference is taking place on November 17th, from 8am-5pm at Perth Convention Centre. The conference will allow attendees to listen to motivating and enthusiastic speakers who will take you on a full day journey and leave you in awe and wanting more. Conference themes for this year are based on ‘driving sustainable change’, including unconscious bias, securing our future, sustainability and tech, and thriving in challenging times.

Whilst tickets are not yet available for the WiTWA conference, awards are open for nominations. The WiTWA Tech [+] Awards celebrate the achievements of women and allies who are making an impact through technology. There is a wide selection of award categories, so if you want to nominate somebody for a WiTWA award, click HERE.
Alternatively, to learn more about the event itself, click HERE.

Every Month

Python WA Meetup
Want to get together with other tech enthusiasts to discuss Python in Perth? Join Python WA every month at their meetups hosted at Spacecubed. Each event covers a range of topics, from the latest developments in web technologies to using Python for hardware hacking. All skill levels are welcome and there’s always time for catching up and networking before and after the talks. 
To join the Python Meetup group and stay up to date on when and where the meetups are taking place, click HERE.
Alternatively, if you want to join the conversation but not come to the physical meetups, you can join the online community via Slack HERE.

Getting involved in events such as those listed above is a great way to meet other like-minded tech enthusiasts, where you will be able to engage and learn from others whilst creating strong professional and personal bonds and networks.