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Tips to organize a meetup or community event on a low budget

Since my first days working at Regus, events have been some of the things I enjoyed the most. Organising an event is like throwing a party: you have to think of what you want, who you'll invite, what will you do, buy and prepare food... I've organised big events and tiny ones, and from every…

Mrgn: A different kind of meetup

One of the things that surprised me when I discovered the tech and entrepreneurs community in Berlin was the incredible number of opportunities to learn and meet people that were available. There is a number of user groups and workshops for specific technologies, such as the Ruby user group; up.front, a monthly meetup for designers;…

Speaking about women in tech at Campus Party 2013

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In the summer of 2013, I was invited to join a group of tech entrepreneurs on stage at Campus Party in London to present Rails Girls, a free workshop that introduces women to software development over a weekend. My short presentation highlighted: Technology is trend: The larges companies in the world have a technology base…

Tech Conferences: Women welcome and wanted

GOTO is a conference for software developers that happens in different locations, including Berlin. It features some of the industry's best speakers, practitioners and trainers and it covers topics such as agile development, UX, mobile, APIs, or product management. co.up sponsors some of the GOTO team activities, so I had access to a free ticket.…

Speaking about women in tech at the Rupy conference

A couple of weeks ago I traveled to Czech Republic to go to Rupy. In November 2012, just after 8 months in the Rails world, I received an invitation from the organizers to go to Brno and speak about Rails Girls - I couldn't say no! So on Thursday 15h I jumped in a car…

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