Women's computing congress coming to NZ

Kicks off at Waikato University on Saturday

The role of women in IT will be in the spotlight at Waikato University from February 5–13 as the first Pan–Pacific Computing Women Congress takes place.

The conference will be hosted by the university and supported by Women In Technology NZ and the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Project management, business process management and a session on presentation skills are among the topics on the agenda. Susie Kleis, 3D Department coordinator at Weta Digital, will give a keynote address.

The congress is modelled on the German Informatika Feminale conference. CWC organiser Annika Hinze, who lectures in Computer Science at Waikato, says the congress will offer women in IT networking opportunities and the chance to expand their skills.

It will also provide support and motivation for those about to start their computing career, she says.

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