- Saturday, April 2, 2016
1916 Issac Newton Sq West, Reston, VA
Classrooms A & B
Our first women’s Makers mixer! Join your fellow females with passions for IT, crafts, woodworking, electronics, drones, 3D printing and/or Making of all sorts. Experts or those just learning; meet, collaborate, network. Come and find out what are women doing with the cool tools at the lab?
Potluck. Bring a dish (homemade or store bought). We’ll provide water, wine, beer, wine glasses, and cups.
I’m a Maker and a geek, so we are going to make something and learn something in betwixt the chatting and the mixing.
-> Keynote speaker: Marybeth Haneline, VP of Nova Labs – She’ll speak about achieving gender equity in the competitive robotics program for youth at Nova Labs. This robotics season our FIRST Lego League program reached gender equity. This shift didn’t occur on it’s own. We’ll take a look at the work behind the scenes and lessons learned.
-> Speaker: DeShawn Robinson-Chew, CEO of SheEO™, LLC – She’ll share her company’s philosopy and goal of exposing motivated young ladies to business, entrepreneurship, finances and goal-setting to prepare them to be self-reliant, successful, and happy in their careers and lives.
-> Intro to basic electronics
-> Flash Talks – 5 minutes of sharing what you’re making.
-> Collaboration project ideas discussion (I’ll pitch a few, you do too).
I’ll be coming around during the event to recruit people to do Flash Talks. It’s easy, just share what you are making. Very informal. Sharing and collaborating is a HUGE reason the maker movement works.
This is an opportunity to meet the women and young ladies who are here at the lab. Come ask or answer questions. Let’s hear how you are doing and what you are Making. Have you met some of the amazing women around the lab? Wow! Women are making 3D printers, in the wood shop, at the laser cutter, on the Rhino teams… This event is not meant to separate based on gender. It’s just one of many types of opportunities to meet like-minded people with similar personal styles and passions. Come meet and network into the Nova Labs community.