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Friends, Arab Techies & SMEX have teamed up to host a meeting in Lebanon on May 11 – May 15. The objective is for women techies to meet up, exchange skills & ideas, discuss collaborations, talk about tech from a gender perspective, and network. I met with @jessdheere last week and had previously met @manal two years ago, the two women working on this meeting & proposed that our new Take Back the Tech / Arabia program which we just launched at Nasawiya two weeks ago partner up with the organizers to support young women using technology for social change.
The agenda of the meeting is very flexible. Participants will be proposing different workshops they’d like to give / receive. It’s very open & we can ensure it turns out to be a kickass empowering feminist meeting! So please read more here and email firstname.lastname@example.org to participate. The organizers are sponsoring 30 female participants from across the Arab world. Join us! Feel free to contact me as well if you need to ask or suggest anything. The main criteria are:
- Techie (i.e. works with technology, not only internet technology but also communications, engineering, software, hardware, etc..)
- Interested in the intersection of gender and tech
- Able to come to Lebanon May 11 – 1
Yalla hurry up! They’re on a rolling deadline – as soon as the participants are closed, they will close.
Please forward to all of your friends who might be interested!
At the Collective Work on Women’s Rights meeting in Cairo – December 8, 2009, Ms. Ebba Augustin, GTZ consultant, gave a run-down through important practical needs of networks. A veteran of many network start-ups, Ms. Augustin is on top of the game when it comes to the criteria for successful networking among organizations. She was also cool enough to share her powerpoint presentation, which you can download here.