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May 2020 Newsletter

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Only 22 Tech Showcase Spots Left…

Get your company/product in front of hundreds of decision-makers and influencers!
Increase brand awareness, get new hires, and increase sales!

WHEN: December 9, 2020 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Backup date in March 2021

WHERE: The Galt House, Louisville, KY
COST:  *Early Bird special $575 until May 31 •  $700 Starting June 1st
Either price comes with two attendee conference tickets – a $300 value! 
*Does not include the cost of electricity. If needed, The Galt House will bill you directly.

The tech showcase is open to all tech-related resources that could help our attendees learn new skills, discover the latest and greatest in tech, find a job, make new connections, or join a new networking group. Help us bring more jobs to Kentuckiana, support, and help retain and grow women in technology! You do not have to display your technology during the event, but the more interactive your booth is the better!

For more information visit www.womenintechlouisville.com

Signup for Tech Showcase

Videoconferencing Isn’t Always Easy

Working from home for some people is brand new. I have seen some crazy things these past few weeks that made me think “maybe we could all use some helpful tips or reminders.” So, here are my tips for successful videoconferencing from home:

  1. Wear Pants. You never know when you might have to stand up during the call and you do not want to be caught in your PJ pants or boxers!
  2. Put your light in front of the computer and not behind you.
  3. Mute yourself if you are not talking. Enough said.
  4. If you’re in a loud place and don’t have super-fancy headphones, you can use Meet’s live caption feature to display captions in real-time (just like closed captions on TV). This way you are not asking people to repeat things over and over again.
  5. Be real. We are all in the same boat with the kids at home so let them come in and say hi . Don’t get upset or apologize for interruptions.
  6. Avoid a cluttered background with a virtual background! Have some fun with it and add your personality!

Got video tips of your own? We’d love to hear them. Post them on our social media channels! See below.

 

The Show Will Go On…

During these trying times, it’s difficult to imagine ever getting back together for events, yet we will. As of right now, we are moving forward with the December 9, 2020 WIT event. However, if we need to move it, we will.  As a back up we have secured The Galt House in March 2021. All sponsorships, speakers, tickets, etc. will carry over to the new date.

We are still looking for sponsors so that we can get as many women to the conference as possible.  Support women in tech and help empower, connect, and inspire women.  When one woman helps another woman, amazing things can happen and we all benefit.

CONTACT US TO GET INVOLVED

Jobs and Other from WITLOU Sponsors and Partners

Cloud Financial Manager — AWS – Louisville

Enterprise Solution Architect — AWS – Virtual

Security Transformation Consultant – AWS – Virtual

Cloud Infrastructure Architect – AWS – Virtual

How to Make a Career Change and Land a Job in this Online Age – Learn More

How Bootcamps Help You Land Your First Tech Job – Learn More

Current students and recent graduates in STEM or computer science can now apply for the Aspire Scholarship. In partnership with mthree, The Software Guild is offering online Java training that can help you find a career in the tech market. Learn More

Community Coordinator – Code Louisville – Louisville

TECH-Nique, a local nonprofit whose mission is to increase diversity in the field of computer science, has two exciting new **completely online** summer programs.  Click here to find out more.

 

Resources to Get You Through the Pandemic

As you may or may not know, Fante’s is now offering curbside coffee– order a cup or bagged coffee to make at home and support a local small business.  They also have awesome hot chocolate!

Disposable Face Masks can be purchased through GLI in packs of 25 for $25.00 (plus sales tax) by placing your order here.

If your company is searching for college or high school interns -complete this quick survey to be added to GLI’s opportunity database.

Childcare for those who need to go back to work: Call 2-1-1 for a list of all the open childcare centers providing care for essential workers and other resources folks may need.

 

May Monthly WITLOU Planning Meeting

The best way to shape the conference is to get involved. The best way to meet new people, give back to others, or learn a new skill is to get involved. Join us on Friday for our monthly planning committee meeting. Learn about the latest plans and hear about the various committee opportunities.  Can’t join the call- no worries – fill out the volunteer form on the website and someone will contact you,  We would love for you to get involved!

ISO – Marketing Committee Chair and Tech Showcase Chair – low commitment – high impact.

Join our Zoom Meeting
VIA WEB BROWSER
https://zoom.us/j/93005157816
Meeting ID: 930 0515 7816
Password: 929505

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abWSGKYsen

We’re Lookin for Blog Writers

Share your stories, tips, and more! 

Do you have something you would like to share with women in tech? We would like to help! At https://www.womenintechlouisville.com/, you will soon find a blog where women can go to find information about tech industry jobs, technology, and more!

There are so many amazing women in our community with technology skills from computer programming to leading entire information technology companies. Why not share the love all year round? Stories can be submitted any time. We will help by being an extra set of eyes to edit, selecting images, loading to the website and promoting. Who knows maybe your piece will even be featured in a future newsletter.

If you are interested in writing or being on the WiTLOU marketing committee, contact Aly Goldberg.

Funny video, but frustrating issue women still face.

We hope this makes you smile and helps you remember why this conference and your sponsorship/support of it is so important.

“Do the job you’re paid to do.” Check out more awesome BuzzFeedYellow videos! http://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedyellow