Pearson Community Service Award

Congratulations to Karen Michaeli, winner of the Pearson Community Award for her work with Iowa Tech Chicks! The award (one of only 7 awarded globally and only 2 in the U.S.) includes £5000 for Iowa Tech Chicks to expand outreach to girls.

Karen at GTCD 2014

Karen and Rebecca at Girls Tech Career Day 2014

Stay tuned for more information about how Girls Tech Career Day and other activities will be impacted by this recognition.

Intro to Python Workshop

Jennifer Kyle from Planet Labs will lead a hands-on introduction to Python. Python is widely used for data visualizations, robotics and on popular sites such as Pinterest. Its syntax makes it a great language to start your programming journey.

Jennifer Kyle at GTCD

Jennifer at Girls Tech Career Day 2014

Many thanks to Dev/Iowa for providing laptops for this workshop.

Thursday, March 5, 7-10 pm
Exact location TBD
Iowa City

Meetup of Tech Meetups

The fall version was so much fun, let’s do it again! This will be a chance to meet and hang out with people from many of the area tech/creative meetups, including:

• Iowa Web Designers and Developers

• Iowa Tech Chicks

• IC Ruby

• Mobile Developers

• Geek Out, Go Out

• Iowa Javascript

• Open Hardware Hackers

• CoderDojo

• DrupalCorn

• Mission Creek Festival Tech Conference Organizers

(Probably missing some…)

POSTPONED due to heavy snow on February 25
Catalyst Cafe (Geonetric/Vault building)
415 12th Ave.
Cedar Rapids, IA

Girls Night Out: Tech in the Corridor

Come enjoy a relaxing evening discussing local trends in tech at Iowa Chop House, a restaurant specializing in local food and drink. Facilitated by Laura Christenson, Senior User Experience Design Strategist at MedTouch.

Wednesday night meetings are women-only events.

Wednesday, April 8, 7 p.m.
Iowa Chop House
223 E Washington St.
Iowa City

February Meeting: Please Read my Blog

How to generate blog traffic without begging for it by Brook Easton.

Creating a blog can be fun, stressful and a great way to make money, but only if you have an audience. Brook will provide you with a few takeaway tips and debunk some myths about blog readership.

About this month’s presenter: I’m Brook {without the “e”} a spunky faux redhead who loves blogging as much as I love dark chocolate and wine. I’m a social media ninja at Sculpt, a contributor at Iowa City Moms Blog and write for my own blog Redhead Reverie. When I’m not writing or Tweeting I’m a wife, mom to two boys and a weekend triathlete. My motto: Life is a journey not a destination.

Iowa Tech Chicks Wednesday night meetings are women-only events giving women a chance to network and learn from each other.

Wednesday, February 11, 7 p.m.
University Capitol  Center 2390
Iowa City