MEETING AND NETWORK
Pink-I.T is about meeting, interacting with like minded females who share the vision of increasing the number of females in the software development space, while tackling issues that they face. We host meet ups and conferences so as to create a social culture which will eventually create a female perceptive in the IT sector.
High School Visits
We are also focusing on high school pupils to educate them what a software developer does. The aim is to expose them to the career, companies that high such skill also show them successful women in the field so they don’t grow up thinking its a male only career. According to statistic females in high school do better in science and mathematics compared to their male counter parts meaning most girls are already in the right track.
We would like to partner with already existing initiatives out the in the world so that the right information gets to reach all females in need of it. Some of these initiates include companies that allow the girls to profile themselves so they can get employment.
According to a survey done by StackOverflow in 2015, "92% of software developers are males". These
statistics have motivated a few of the existing initiatives that aim at leveling out these stats, as the number of
females majoring in computer science decreased from 37% in the mid-1980's to 18% in 2012. Pink-IT is a
movement of woman in IT aimed at creating a network to foster a culture and way of thinking for females in
the software development field. Not because we don’t share well, but because the industry is in need of a
The Pink-IT movement will open up a platform where female software developers get to share ideas and tackle industry issues that they face. The goal is to increase the number of women in software developement through sharing industry opportunities, challenges and successes. Create an awareness of different initiatives which share a common goal and taking this awereness to high school pupils as well.
Robotics and Gaming Speakers
We are please to announce that Pink-IT has been mentioned on the google entepreneurs website in callaboration with JoziHub. An appreciation of some of the good work that went in 2016 and the opened possibilities of thing to come for this new year. Have a look here Google for Entrepreneurs and celebrate together with us[…]
Its time for yet another meet up , as we slowly move close and closer to the final Conference in November This Meet-Up is title Gaming and Robotics because the stereotype of gaming and robotic development to be a male only field is a myth. We are here to show the rest of the world that[…]
We are having a meet-up see details below, this meet up is a symbol of the beginning of a new journey, we titled it “Build and Deploy” because just like an IT projects requirements get analysed, developed then a built and deployed on an environment we refer to as “Prod – Production”. This meet up[…]