Tech Sisters Beyond Borders #amsterdam
September was a very important month for Tech Sisters, because we went beyond borders! We reached out to find a team of people in the Netherlands who are trying to reach similar goals of getting more women excited about technology and IT. Continue reading to find out how did it go for Riin Kont-Kontson, our Tech Sister.
Tech Sisters hosted by Playtech Estonia
This autumn Tech Sisters was hosted by Playtech Estonia OÜ in Tartu, one of the biggest IT companies in Estonia. The main organizer from Tech Sisters’ side was Kristi Tammet, also an employee of Playtech.
Tech Sisters is the national winner of the European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2017
Tech Sisters is among the two winners of the national competition of the European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2017 and will be representing Estonia in the pan-European contest in the category of "Promoting the Entrepreneurial Spirit".
Tech Sisters Hosted by Helmes
Our second networking event of the year, and our second panel discussion (ever!) took place at the beginning of February. This time we visited our good friends at Helmes to peek behind the curtain at their offices and take a deep dive into the work of analysts.
Linda Liukas children's book for programming
Last September 13, the publishing house Hea Lugu, Telia and Tech Sisters presented the children's book "Tere, Ruby! Programmeerimisseiklused" ("Hello, Ruby! Programming adventures). Liukas is a computer programmer and children's book writer who got interested in creating websites at a very young age. This book is a playful and fantastic way to introduce young children into the world of computer programming.
Tech Role Models: The story of Ahti Heinla
If you are versed in the IT world of Estonia, you've probably heard the name of Ahti Heinla. In case you have not, he is known for being a co-founder and Chief Technical Architect of Skype and Kazaa, he has also worked at another number of startups. Today he is the CEO and CTO of Starship, a company developing small self-driving robotic delivery vehicles.What you probably haven't heard is how Ahti got started into programming, but most importantly, who inspired him to do so. Ahti has shared this precious story with us at Tech Sisters, and you won't be surprised to know why we were so excited to read it and share it with you. Wait no more and read it in his own words:
We inspire, educate and encourage women and girls in IT.
Tech Sisters is a non-profit organization with a goal to get more women excited about technology and IT. We think the world needs a more diverse group of people taking part in developing new technological solutions. So we are trying to encourage people to step out of their comfort zone, to experiment and learn new things.