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Women Techmakers IWD ’19 Meet-up in Hong Kong

Here comes the long-awaited Women Techmakers International Women’s Day 2019! This global event series celebrating International Women’s Day will be held on 13 April 2019 at Google HK office, from 12:45pm to 6:00pm. We have prepared a series of exciting activities for tech lovers like you!

In this event, our growing female community of designers, developers, and technology entrepreneurs will share their insightful stories with you. Other than having the valuable chance to join our free workshops, you can also make a lot of new friends who love tech as much as you do in the event.


Welcome Speech (English)

  • By Leonie Valentine, Managing Director, Sales & Operations, Google Hong Kong

Talk 1: “Intro & Career in Developer Relations Team” (Cantonese)

  • By Tony Chan, Lead, Partner DevRel APAC, Google

Actions on Google Codelab (Cantonese)

  • Trying to do something by saying “OK Google”? Want is “Actions on Google”? We are having an 1hr code-lab for building Action App on the Machine Learning empowered Google Assistant platform.
    *Beginner Level, No coding knowledge prerequired*
    **Must bring a notebook computer**

Speechless Workshops (Cantonese)

  • Fun and engaging workshop to put outsize of your comfort zone and transform you to be a public speaker! Even Google I/O conference includes the Speechless session every year. Are you ready to be transformed?

Talk 2: “How Design Help Increase User Engagement” (Cantonese)

  • * 新用戶初次使用你的產品時,他們到底在想什麼?
    * 如何吸引用戶重複回來使用你的產品?
    * 應該如何設計體驗, 並如何衡量及測試設計是否成功
    * 遊戲玩家的行為如何啟發我們提高User Engagement
  • By Amy Ip, Partner, White Knight Group
    Expert in UX & Digital Transformation, Former Senior Director & Design Expert in Tencent, worked in Yahoo & Microsoft

Panel Discussion: “Advantages & Challenges of Tech Women’s Career & Workspace” (English)

  • Amy Ip, Partner in White Knight Group
  • Dr. Lydia Leung, CEO, Belun Technology
  • Ying Zou, Director of Product Engineering APAC, Accedo.tv
  • Frances Ng, Software Engineer, Datarama
  • Michelle Chan, Founder, Weava

Cocktail Party

Language: Most of the talks and workshops will be conducted in Cantones


More about the guest speakers:

Talk Speaker & Panelist: Amy Ip

Amy is a Partner of White Knight Group, a revolutionary investor helping startups to release potentials. She is an expert in design thinking, leveraging design approach to help capture opportunities and develop innovative concepts. Previously, Amy was Group Director of Fjord Greater China (Part of Accenture Interactive) and she led Digital Transformation Programs to help clients (include banking, insurance and retail industry) develop experience strategy.

Amy was a Senior Director & Design Expert at Tencent, and was the Chairlady of Tencent Design Committee. She was also a Microsoft and Yahoo!HK alumni.

Panelist: Dr. Lydia Leung

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Dr. Lydia Leung possesses a very strong academic background. Not only has she published over 30 journals and conference papers, she is also the co-author of a book chapter and the owner of 17 US/China patents.

Dr. Leung is currently the CEO of Belun Technology, which is in the frontier of home screening tool for sleeping disorder, respiratory and cardiovascular related diseases. Prior to joining Belun Technology, she was the Director of the Opto-Electronic Technology Division at ASTRI. During her eleven years with ASTRI, she established the medical/healthcare electronic team and spearheaded its development. She was responsible for the strategic planning, R&D, patent portfolio, design, development and marketing of medical/healthcare electronic devices and telecare/telehealth system for chronic disease management.

Panelist: Michelle Chan

Michelle is the founder and CEO of Weava, a research tool to highlight, organize, and create research documents all in one place. It is used by over 200+ educational institutions around the world. Prior to joining Weava, Michelle was responsible for product design at Amazon and other startups in San Francisco and Hong Kong.

Does everything sound great to you? Register on Eventbrite now!
https://iwd19hk.eventbrite.com

Google Cloud Study Jam – Feb 2018

Want to get started on the Google Cloud, but don’t know where to begin?

Join us for our Cloud Study Jam! Together we’ll work through 4 Google Cloud Intermediate level code labs this Sat 10 Feb event, then you will get free access to the next quest so you can finish this series of labs at home to get a Google-hosted badge for your online profile.

  •  Learn how to set up development and production environments in the Cloud.

  •  Learn how Docker and Kubernetes work in the Cloud.

  •  Get access to Qwiklabs, a Google training tool, free of charge (a $70+ value).

  •  Get Google-hosted badges for your online profile, to show potential employers what you know about Cloud computing.

**Must bring a laptop** (PC, Mac or Chromebook)! The labs will run on all of the latest versions of the popular browsers. For the best experience, make sure your laptop has Firefox or Chrome installed.

Agenda:
10:00am: Three Google Cloud Platform Essentials labs
11:45am: Break
12:00am: Intro to Docker lab
01:00pm: Event ends

*Register on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/google-cloud-study-jam-tickets-42857793815
*We may not let you join the event if you have no laptop on the event day.
*Make sure your laptop has enough battery or bring the charger.
*Finish the all four labs during the event to get your one month free official Google training access.

Women Techmakers Hong Kong

Friday Chill Out & Talks on e-Wallet and Mobile Payment

Women Techmakers (WTM) 為大家請來杭州WTM Lead, Kiki Liao, 現職 阿里巴巴產品運營,來分享e-wallet 科技趨勢。 香港GDG成員Peter Lo也會為大家分享外國的Mobile Payment的發展情況及最新動向。

Date: 6 Oct 2017 (Friday)
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Cherrypicks, 18/F, 10 Knutsford Terrace Tsim Sha Tsui

7:00pm Registration & Chill Out
7:30pm Talks

Talk 1: Hang Zhou The Cashless City  (Language: English)
Speaker: Kiki Liao
Alibaba Product Operation
GDG HZ Organizer
WTM HZ Lead

Talk 2: View from the foreigners – Mobile Payment (Language: Cantonese)
Speaker: Peter Lo
CEO, CG Marketing
Instructor, SCS – The Chinese University of HK
GDG HK Organizer

Free Ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/friday-chill-out-talks-on-e-wallet-and-mobile-payment-tickets-38308152716

Thanks Cherrypicks for venue sponsorship!

Women Techmakers Hong Kong – IWD 2017

Sponsored by HKSTP

Women Techmakers(WTM) is Google’s global program for women in technology, providing visibility, community and resources to drive innovation and participation in the field.  https://www.womentechmakers.com/

<< WTM Global Event Series – International Women’s Day >>

This year, WTM Hong Kong will celebrate the International Women’s Day(IWD) on 8th of April. A half day event features inspiring speakers, technical sharing and networking opportunities.

Event details as follow:

Date: 8th April, 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 1:00PM – 6:30PM
Venue: G/F, Innocentre, 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon
Language: Cantonese and English (Some talk sessions will be conducted in Cantonese with English slides)

* Registration on Eventbrite is a MUST *
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iwd-2017-women-techmakers-hong-kong-tickets-32432966877

Tentative Schedule

13:00  Check in
13:15  Welcome
13:30  Women Guest Talk – Ping Wong
14:15  Women Guest Talk – May Yeung ^
15:00  Icebreakers
16:00  Refreshment
16:30  Talk Session “What difficulties met when starting start up” – Kinni Mew^
17:15  Talk Session “Falling in love with the problem, rather than the solution” – Andrew Green
18:00  Closing
18:30  End and After Dinner*

*The After Dinner is at your own expense. Anyway, it must be a great chance to build network with WTM friends! Don’t miss it. 🙂

^ Talk Sessions will be conducted in Cantonese with English slides.

Target Group

  • Women who are working in Technology, learning about Technology, or are just interested in Technology.
    We also welcome other gender, we encourage you come with your women friend who is in technology.

* Volunteers open for registration now, application for Volunteer will close at 17th of March(Fri) 23:30.

Guest Speakers

 >> Guest 1: Ping Wong


Ping has been working in ICT industry over 15 years as a business development and marketing professional, also a columnist for multiple well-known media .

She is a serial female entrepreneur and currently the CEO of EVENTION. She also contributes to the Internet community by taking volunteer work of being Director and Startup Working Group Convener of Internet Society Hong Kong and Director of Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation.

http://pingwong.hk/

 >> Guest 2: May Yeung

(Brief Introduction of May is coming soon)

>> Guest 3: Kinni Mew
Kinni Mew

Co-founder of Mindlayer

As a young company, its innovative projects have received fundings like Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities (TSSSU) 2016/17, Cyberport Incubation Programme 2016/17 and DBS Accelerator Program2016. In 2015, Mr. Kinni Mew was nominated by CityU to join the Cyberport University Partnership Programme (CUPP). In collaboration with Stanford Graduate School of Business, Mr. Kinni Mew went to Silicon Valley for a one-week entrepreneurship boot camp and visited Google, Facebook Headquarters and other companies at Silicon Valley. Mr. Mew was then awarded with cash prize of HK$100,000 in the ‘Global Entrepreneurship week China-Hong Kong’.

>> Guest 4: Andrew Green

Andrew Green
UX, Product Management, Agile coach and consultant @ Manner

Throughout his 15 year career, Andrew has worked extensively both as a UX Design, Product Management and Agile leader. Previously he was Head of Product Management & Design at SEEK Asia (jobsdb & jobstreet) and Director of User Experience at Razorfish in New York City. He has lead product design and management for projects around the world with Ford, Mercedes-Benz, SEEK, Lonely Planet and Racing.com.