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Introducing… our new CEO

By John
January 20 2015

Posted in Announcements


Summer of Tech has come a long way in the last 9 years. Now we are a ready our the next chapter. We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ruth McDavitt as our full-time CEO.

Ruth has been contributing to the programme in various roles since 2009, in between a career in business support focusing on high growth digital and technology enterprises.  Ruth is an active member of the Wellington tech startup community, co-organising the Hackers and Founders, Female Founders and Springboard Wellington meetup groups, and has been a mentor/presenter at accelerators Lightning Lab, Akina Launchpad, and Live the Dream.

Ruth starts in the position in February.

About Summer of Tech

Summer of Tech is a not-for-profit, founded by a group of startups in Wellington’s business incubator Creative HQ in 2006 out of a growing need to access quality tech talent. Originally called Summer of Code, we changed the name in 2010 as demand from companies grew to encompass a broad range of technical and innovative skills. In 2014 the programme piloted in Auckland, and is responsible for connecting 106 NZ students with employers for paid summer tech internships.

Summer of Tech remains an industry led, non-profit, volunteer-driven initiative focussed on meeting the real needs of NZ students and employers looking for growth.

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