188 participants listened to 16 Sii experts, who provided 12 hours of substantive presentations in 6 polish cities – this is how the second edition of the Women in IT meet-up could be summarised in short. The free tickets were out in a few days.
The second edition of the technological event, which is dedicated to female IT enthusiasts, took place on March 22nd in 6 Sii offices – in Cracow, Warsaw, Lodz, Gdansk, Katowice and Wroclaw. The total number of 188 women attended the event. The Sii experts shared practical knowledge in the field of programming, Agile, Business Intelligence and testing. The quality of the presentations was highly evaluated by the participants.
– Sii recognizes the value of women’s presence and their development in IT. The huge interest in the meetup dedicated to women exceeded our highest expectations. The free tickets were out in a few days, which indicates a high demand for such events – says Martyna Kalicka, one of the organizers of Women in IT in Sii Warsaw.
The variety of topics of proposed by the speakers is very vast. In Gdansk, Anna Szopińska, Service Delivery Manager, explained “How (not to) do projects in Agile/Scrum”. In Lodz Joanna Goss, Test Coordinator, answered the question “Is the tester always a black sheep in the project?”. One of the subjects in Cracow was “Scrum in non-scrum projects” performed by Marlena Bielak, Junior Project Manager. In Warsaw, participants were be able to learn more about “Project Management – Release Management similarities and differences” from Małgorzata Kotlarska-Wąsacz, Project Manager. In Wroclaw Dobrochna Żuk has shared share her knowledge from the perspective of a “Scrum tester”. In Katowice Alicja Smolnik, Software Engineer, has shared the “Things that I would like to know before I started programming”.
Women in IT powered by Sii is one of many events organized by Sii with the purpose of exchanging knowledge and developing the employees skills. In all branches of Sii, many trainings and cyclical meetings lead by Sii expers are organised. The company finances also the individual passions within the Passions Sponsorship Program.
– We support our employees not only in exchanging knowledge, but also in what they do after hours. Last year we donated 300 thousand PLN to the Passions Sponsorship Program. Currently we are are collecting application for a new edition of the Program and I am certain that this time the ideas will be even more spectacular, than previously – explains Katarzyna Domańska, CSR Manager at Sii.
The next edition of the event is coming soon!