6 PM Door open at Procurify. Refreshments provided by Procurify. 6:30 PM Message from Sanaz Jahanbakhsh, Procurify 6:45 PM Talks begin.
1. Back to the future: Timeless career tips for my younger self, presented by Kim-Adeline Miguel Fundamentally, "managing your career" is about being happy at work, and moving your career in a direction that makes you happy. This talk will share 4 actionable tips to own your career, so that you can kickstart your happiness whether you are starting up, already climbing the ladder or simply looking for a change.
Kim-Adeline is a Software Engineer at Microsoft working on the Python extension for VS Code. Prior to that, she dabbled with parallel programming in Singapore and worked as a front-end engineer in Denmark and in Vancouver.
2. Programming a Robot Arm to Paint: Successes & Happy Accidents, presented by Joanne Hastie
I paint with a robot arm. I am often asked if I miss the "happy accidents" that happen when a human paints. I actually think there are even more mistakes that happen when programming a subjective process like painting! In this talk I will share the development of painting with a robot arm both the mistakes & successes.
Joanne Hastie is an artist based in Vancouver BC, Canada. Her focus is using technology to be more creative. In her current work she uses robotics, programming and paint to create art. For over a decade she worked as an R&D Engineer in various small companies while painting on evenings and weekends. She kept both careers very separate as they have very different communities and expertise. until recently. Joanne's first tech-art project was with a small desktop robotic arm and she taught herself to code in Python. This work earned her a 5th place in the 2018 International Robot Art competition and international press. Since then she has been incorporating machine learning algorithms and robotics throughout her work. Her painting robots have been installed in shows in Vancouver, Canada and London, UK.
Ideas for talks include: a walkthrough of a problem you solved recently, a demo of a project you're working on, a summary of your favourite Python library, a guide to how you got to your current technical skill level (including beginner!), a discussion of how software affects your field or anything else you might want to hear about! Talks can be as short as 5 mins or as long as 30 mins.
PyLadies Vancouver is a Python programming group for women in the Vancouver area.
PyLadies Vancouver is welcoming to and respectful of trans women. Persons with other gender identities are also welcome, and should respect that PyLadies Vancouver must be a place where women's voices are heard frequently.
PyLadies is an international mentorship group with a focus on helping more women become active participants and leaders in the Python open-source community. Our mission is to promote, educate and advance a diverse Python community through outreach, education, conferences, events and social gatherings.