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Women in Tech Event Info

18th February 2017

At Women in Technology, you will hear from speakers who identify as women and currently work in the technology industry. We aim to reflect the diversity of careers that exist within the technology sector through providing talks that cover a wide range of technical roles and disciplines.

The Women in Tech Panelists

This year at #WIT17 we have an exclusive Women in Tech Panel!
Join us for the opportunity to ask the women on the panel anything about their technology careers in this workshop event. These ladies will cover everything; overcoming barriers, applying for jobs, interviews and much more!

  • Lizzie Lang
    Lizzie is a UC Berkeley graduate and Silicon Valley native who manages a sales team responsible for launching UberEATS in UK expansion cities. She started her career with the San Francisco-based tech company in operations and logistics - setting up the Uber rides business in several UK cities including Sheffield, Southampton, York and Nottingham.
  • Melinda Seckington
    Melinda is a developer at FutureLearn, a social learning platform, and leads the team’s employee evangelism. She loves attending BarCamps, Hackdays and other tech meet ups, and since 2009 has been organising them at Geeks of London. She also writes at MissGeeky, a blog about all things geeky and girly. When she’s not busy with events or blogging, you can find Melinda curled up on her couch with a good book or video game.
  • Paula Clerkin
    Paula is a University of Nottingham Graduate Computer Scientist now working at the Defence Science Technology Lab. In 2014 Paula founded the Women in Tech Conference at The University of Nottingham - this very event! Last year Paula was awarded the Vice Chancellor's award for her fantastic achievements.
  • Jess White
    WiT Notts
    Jessica is a Nottingham-based developer. As well as writing code, Jessica helps organise WIT Notts and would love to hear from potential speakers. Some say Jessica is a caffiene powered half hobbit, but she hasn't found any magical rings lately.
  • Mergime Raci
    Nice Agency
    Mergime is a User Experience Designer at Nice Agency and one of the organisers of GeekGirl Meetup UK. As a former banker and having transitioned into both the Creative and Tech worlds, she relates highly to the journeys that some of you might decide to take. Empowering and inspiring other women (and occasionally the odd man!) is one of Mergime's biggest motivations.

Event Schedule

Time Activity
09:30 Doors Open / Registration
10:00 Introduction to #WIT17
10:05 Talks Begin
11:20 Refreshment Break
11:30 Talks Resume
12:45 Lunch & Networking
13:45 Workshops (1st Session)
14:45 Refreshment Break
15:15 Workshops (2nd Session)
16:15 Closing Talk & Thanks
16:30 Cake Drop & Networking
17:30 Event Close


At the Women in Technology conference you will have the opportunity to network with representatives from local, national and international technology companies.
Whether you are interested in tech as a career or just have some questions about specific subjects our partners are on hand to chat to our attendees throughout the day.


As well as talks there is opportunity for our attendees to pick up a new skill.
Never coded before?
Don't panic! We provide entry level workshops that are suitable for everyone no matter your previous experience or background.
Choose from a range of subjects from idea generation to learning how to code. We aim to provide you with the chance to learn something new.

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