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Toronto: Industry Fireside Chat for Teen Girls ages 13 to 17 on August 16th – Women in Tech Career Panel

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

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16 Aug 2017 Free  
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Want to learn more about what it’s like to work in tech? Join us for our industry career panel featuring women working in different areas of the tech industry in Toronto!  This career panel will get you the chance to learn more about working in the industry in a fun, social, and low-pressure environment. You’ll hear about some of the projects our guest speakers work on, what a typical day is like, and how they got to where they are today.  You’ll also have the opportunity to have some of your questions about working in tech answered!  




Abigail Cabunoc Mayes is the Lead Developer of Open Source Engagement at the Mozilla Foundation where she cares about code, science, prototyping and open source. Before this, she was Lead Developer of the Mozilla Science Lab transforming science on the web. Prior to joining Mozilla, Abby worked as a bioinformatics software developer at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and at Michigan State University. With a background in bioinformatics and computer science, she builds tools that use the web to move science forward.   Abby is an editor for the Journal of Open Source Software, and has been named one of the "100 awesome women in open source".




Meagan Byrne is a Métis (Swampy Cree/Newfoundlander) game designer from Hamilton, Ontario. She is co-director of Indigenous Routes, a nonprofit providing new media training for Indigenous youth, and Dames Making Games, a nonprofit dedicated to helping marginalized game designers and developers. She is also the founder of Achimostawinan Games, a small start-up video game company.


Meagan Byrne


Dana Jansens is a Staff Software Engineer who works on graphics for the Chrome Web Browser at Google Canada, and she has worked on this team both in Canada and in the bay area USA. Before this, she was a grad student in Computer Science at Carleton University in Ottawa. She's also been an active open source contributor, including lead developer for the Openbox window manager. In her free time she has been seen playing video games and riding motorcycles.
Ruta Wad is a Technical Outcomes & Strategy Manager at Telus Digital where she helps developer teams do their best work by helping to hire great talent and by enabling teams to standardise on the latest and greatest tools and technology across the organisation. In her past lives she has done customer success & support for Jahia, a web CMS startup headquartered in Geneva, as well as devops/config management for 407ETR. For a short time, she worked in the enterprise data warehouse at Rogers. Ruta started her career at Symcor as a Java developer after studying Computer Science and French Linguistics at the University of Toronto. Even though she only wrote 5 lines of code before moving into a non-coding job, she’s still a developer at heart!


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There are no requirements to attend other than your curiosity about the tech industry and an open mind! All levels of expertise are welcome - just be sure to register to let us know that you’ll be coming. 


What is Teen Club?

Teen Club–a membership-based club for 13 to 17 year old highschool girls, trans and non-binary youth–is much more than learning how to code. It is also about learning problem solving skills, how to turn ideas into reality, exposure to what a future in technology could look like, networking and making friends!  

Cet évènement est offert gratuitment grâce à l'appui de Google Canada, et de nos donnateurs individuels. Si vous désirez faire un don, suivez le lien sur la page d'inscription. | This (free) event is made possible from our friends at Google - and individual donations. If you'd like to help programs like this for teenage girls possible, feel free to make a donation!  

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483 Queen Street West
Floor 3
Toronto, ON

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

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