Google I/O Recap 2019 by WomenInTechPK
July 27th, Karachi – WomenInTechPK hosted the Google I/O Recap 2019 at The Pearls University. The full-day event was designed to bring together female technologists of the city, including members from WomenIntechPK and students and graduates of CodeGirls. The day’s agenda included, keynotes and tech talks, hands-on learning with experts, Google’s mSite certification workshop and product demos from local entrepreneurs and techies. The events was attended by more than 50 females technologists including both students and professionals.
Founder – WomenInTechPK
The ceremony started with a welcome note. She welcomed all the participants and talked about her community and the agenda of the event.
CTO – Sastaticket.pk
Mashhood Rastgar gave the first keynote at the event
He spoke on “PWAs: Mobile for the next billion users” and discussed what they are and how to get started on creating one for your business.
PM – Genetech Solutions
Who gave a hands-on Codelab on Dialogflow.
The session was full of learning and participants asked questions and worked on a few prototypes to polish their newly acquired skills.
In parallel, there were Product Demos & Lightning Talks Happenings where
Founder – Next Generation Analytics
She talked about “AI Commercialization or AGI”.
Her talk was the highlight of the day and was really well received by the audience.
Mashhood Rastgar & Ahsan Ayaz
Two of Our local GDEs
Conducted Google’s mSite certification workshop
Participants learned the content and attempted the exam to become Google Certified Developers.
Hafsa Jehangir threw light on the topic “Starting a Freelancing Career and its Challenges”. She addressed the possible ways of starting a career in freelancing, Further women Asra Rizwan addressed the audience on “How to find opportunities and build your portfolio as a Student freelancer”. She discussed various ways in which a student can develop projects and add them to the portfolio which ultimately help to get a freelance job. Rabia Asif gave an awesome talk on “Design Thinking”. She talked about a design methodology that provides a solution-based approach to solving difficult problems.
Software Architect – Modus Create
He Spoke on “Angular v8: Features and Changes”.
He mentioned a bunch of workflow and performance improvements in Angular 8.
A number of products were also showcased at the conference, including:
Taste of Blue
Showcased their application that uses AI to facilitate their users in finding the desired luxury lifesyle services.
Introduced their chatbot and how it is creating an impact in the area of reproductive health for women.
Presented their product and talked about it uses AI to solve aerial mapping and modeling problems.
Team presented their awesome social media management tool and how it can help you with your digital reach. How it uses AI to solve aerial mapping and modeling problems.
Demonstrated their robotics kits to the audience which have the potential to make kids fall in love with STEM!
Demonstrated their robotics kits to the showcased their AR based games which are built for therapy and education of children with special needs.kids fall in love with STEM!
- Faiza Yousuf presented a token of appreciation and thanked all the amazing speakers who spent time with the participants and helped them technically with excellent advice.
- Shamim Rajani (COO – Genetech Solutions, Founder – CodeGirls) concluded the event by an ending note. She thanked all sponsors and partners, including 10Pearls University (venue partner), Musavvir – By Maria Homaee (Photography partner), Genetech Solutions (tech partner), and CodeGirls by ConsulNet Corporation (community partner).
- All participants and speakers received Google Schwag, enjoyed the food, and networked with each other.
WomenInTechPK is a Pakistan-based community focused on helping women get access to education, employment, peer to peer mentoring and networking opportunities. Our mission is to help create and inclusive environment for women technologists in Pakistan.
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