WOMEN ARE TAKING OVER!
The goal of the WiT Takeover is to celebrate, promote and encourage women working in (or thinking about working in) the tech industry. This will be a special event for one evening only, so we are taking the opportunity to let the audience control with Lightning Talks!
Everyone is welcome, regardless of gender identity. There will be the usual pizza and drinks provided by our kind sponsor, the Lincoln Science and Innovation Park.
SO WHAT IS A LIGHTNING TALK?
A lightning talk is a short talk on any subject (about 5 mins) - techy or non-techy. We will start the evening with a board and some post-its. Anyone willing to do a talk, stick your idea up on the board and that will be the plan for the evening!
You don't have to be a woman to speak, but we will give preference to women and gender-minorities if there's a surplus of talks.
Slides are allowed, but talk to me first (DM on Slack) so I can get techy things organised in advance and make the evening go more smoothly.
BUT WHAT DO I TALK ABOUT?
Here are some links for inspiration, blatantly stolen from the always awesome WiT Notts (https://www.meetup.com/Women-In-Tech-Nottingham/):
For inspiration, you can see some examples in this blog post (https://link.medium.com/saPHrF5F8T) about a previous Lightning Talks session at WiT Notts and this blog post (https://www.technottingham.com/news/2017/10/13/tech-nottingham-was-struck-by-lightning-and-it-was-awesome) about a previous Lightning Talks session at Tech Nottingham (https://www.technottingham.com).
Speaker resources: https://www.technottingham.com/speaking-resources
I NEED MORE BRIBING!
There will be prizes! More info TBC, but we have at least one giveaway in the pipeline!
In the meantime, join us on the DL Slack channel #women_in_tech to keep up to date before the event or follow our brand new Twitter @WiTLincs (https://twitter.com/WiTLincs)
I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO ONE OF THESE BEFORE, WHAT'S THE DEAL?
* Want to come but never been to a DL meetup before?
* Don't know anyone, and feel weird walking in by yourself?
* Where the heck is the Boole anyway?
Fear not, help is at hand! I will be hanging around outside the McDonalds on the roundabout from about 6pm (specifically, I will be sitting on one of the picnic benches near the front door with a coffee), so if you don't want to turn up alone or you don't know where you're going, come and find me and we can all go together.
Feel free to hit me up on the DL slack as well, my username is jen_mac :)