Mar
2017
28

Girl Geek Sydney + HackAUS March Meetup

Description

Girl Geek Sydney and Hackathons Australia are teaming up for a joint meetup at Fishburners from 6:30pm on Tuesday 28th March, 2017. 

We'll be hearing from Liz Kaelin, CEO of Caitre'd (Formerly YouChews) who has previously appeared on Shark Tank on her transformation from hackathon idea to Australian startup. We also have Amanda Caunt, the brains behind Remarkable's Designathon focused on building solutions identified by peple with disabilities, therapists and caregivers. 

Azadeh Khojandi, Microsoft tech evangelist who attended Girl Geek Sydney's #SheHacks Hackathon; and Manuel Betancurt, IoT Specialist who attended Remarkable's Enabled by Design-athon will also be pitching and sharing their learnings at the event. 

Thank you to Fishburners for providing our venue, food and drinks. 

Agenda

6:30pm - Welcome and networking games

6:45pm - Hackathon to Startup, Liz Kaelin

7:05pm - Using design thinking to create accessible, usable and desirable technologies, Amanda Caunt

7:35pm - Project Pitches

7:50pm - Noticeboard (anyone who is looking for a job, job offers, hackathons coming up, etc)

8:00pm - Networking 

Food and drink will be generously provided by Fishburners. 

Speakers

Liz Kaelin is a dietitian, nutritionist and foodie-turned-founder of leading Australian food tech startup Caitre'd, a catering concierge service. Recently featured on last season's  Shark Tank, she is a SydStart top 10 finalist, a muru-D class#2 alumni, a portfolio CEO of Heads over Heels, a Telstra Women in Business spokesperson, was recently named one of Australia’s Top 50 Female Entrepreneurs two years running and was the only startup founder recipient of last year’s prestigious Marketing Academy Scholarship, Sydney cohort.

Amanda Caunt is a passionate hackathon organiser, an events and communications specialist who has worked across both corporate and not for profit sectors. Her design thinking methodology in the events spectrum has given her the upper hand when coordinating Remarkable's programs. Amanda is also well known for drinking those healthy green juices.

For any enquiries about the event contact Angela (hackathonsaustralia@gmail.com) or Maria (girlgeeksydney@gmail.com)

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