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Announcing… GGD prizes

By Ruth
August 4 2010

Posted in Community

Drumroll please…

Last week, we announced a competition for Girl Geeks (here)

To keep you in suspense a bit longer, the competition asked female Summer of Tech candidates to name one inspiring woman in Technology.  Here are some highlights:

Agnete Enga, who is a member of the Femme Den studio (part of Smart Design) in Norway. She also spoke at AGIdeas this year in Melbourne.

Agnete Enga is a senior industrial designer at Smart Design, a multi-disciplinary design consultancy. Originally from Norway, Agnete brings a unique set of eyes to each design problem. She has guided projects in the areas of consumer electronics, fashion, and kitchen products. Clients she has worked with in the past include OXO, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and Nike. She has won multiple design awards and her work has been published in Time Magazine and Fast Company.

(from a bio on the DMI Conference page, here)

2 separate people mentioned Jane McGonigal!

Jane is a game developer and researcher from the states especially focusing on Massively multi-player gaming.  Jane has done some amazing research and helped to build games that give an alternate reality situation to help us deal with potential real-life scenarios. If you haven’t seen her TED talk on “Gaming can create a better world” check it out here

Anita Borg -what a great legacy for Women in Technology! Here’s a bit about Anita:

Anita Borg had a unique capacity to mix technical expertise and fearless vision that inspired, motivated and moved women to embrace technology instead of fearing or ignoring it. She touched and changed the lives of countless women in the computing fields and beyond. She is responsible for including women in the technological revolution – not as bystanders, but as active participants and leaders.

Google offer an “Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship for Australian & NZ students.  This year’s entries closed in May, but if you’re studying next year, watch out for it here.

Barbara Liskov

Barbara Liskov (born Barbara Jane Huberman in 1939) is a computer scientist. She is currently the Ford Professor of Engineering in the MIT School of Engineering’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department and an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She earned her BA in mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley in 1961. In 1968 Stanford University made her the first woman in the United States to be awarded a Ph.D. from a computer science department. The topic of her Ph.D. thesis was a computer program to play chess end games.

(from wikipedia)

All right, enough suspense and anticipation…

the winner of the very cool leather laptop bag is… Amanda!

Amanda also gets a ticket to next Wednesday’s Girl Geek Dinner!  Also, runners-up Kalani & Kate win tickets to the Girl Geek Dinner too!

All 3 of you get to listen to the most excellent Rochelle talking about intellectual property as applied to technology.  Plus awesome networking, great swag and prizes, and a yummy dinner.  Thanks for entering everyone, Summer of Tech is proud to support Wellington women into technology careers!

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