Finally! the sequel to my last post is here. Did I keep you in suspense for four days?? It really was not the plan but this week is the exam week for the period 3 and I finally said goodbye to exams for this period yesterday. You might start asking how many exams in a semester? The Swedish educational system plan is a bit different. I would explain this fully in a different post. However, let’s get on with today’s story…
HOW DID I CHOOSE TO CELEBRATE MARCH 8TH?
Majorly, I had two events on the same day and I tried my best to participate in both the best way possible. First stop, the women in technology conference. As I said, the Women in Tech’s mission is to inspire talented women to consider a future in the field of technology. They also want to inspire and enlighten women already in the industry, to stay within the field, by providing the network and experience of successful people from the wonderful world of technology and media.
The conference started at 10 a.m and various topics were discussed either as presentations or in panel-like setting. This continued until lunch time. However, as the discussions were ongoing, various companies hand their stands outside and I spent part of the time talking with them. I really enjoyed this part of the conference and I look forward to working with some of them.
SECOND STOP: WIKI GAP
Once it was lunch time, I went for the next event, this was held at KTH library. In summary, students volunteered to write articles about prominent women in technology for Wikipedia. I really liked participating in this event and I liked that we had a good mix. Both boys, girls and people that were not students all came together. For some, it was writing an entirely new article and for others, it was to edit articles with more information. I volunteered for the editing team.
IS THIS THE END?
So, I participated in a competition organised by one of the companies at the conference and I won!! I had to shuffle back to the conference and I ended my day there.