WIN: Tickets to the weAREhere Unconference 2015

16 Apr 2015

Last year's weAREhere Unconference

The fantastic weAREhere is back with a new ‘unconference’ for 2015 – and one lucky Silicon Republic reader is in with the chance of winning a pair of tickets to the event.

Following on from the success of its unFAIL unconference last year, this year’s event will focus on TIME.

WeAREhere is a collaboration of women in tech groups in Ireland who work together to promote and encourage women in the science and technology sectors. 

This year’s unconference is in association with Tech Week, supported by the Irish Computer Society, and takes place on Saturday, 25 April in the Guinness Enterprise Centre in Dublin.

An unconference is a democratic gathering of people interested in sharing thoughts and ideas about a certain topic – speakers and talks are selected on the day and all attendees are encouraged to get involved in some way.

The unconference, and weAREhere in general, focuses specifically on the areas of tech, digital, science and entrepreneurship.

Event organiser Vicky Twomey-Lee, founder of EventGeek.iethinks people should attend this one-day event because: “It’s a great opportunity for people from various female-friendly organisations and industry backgrounds to share their experiences and learn from one another in a friendly atmosphere.”

The unconference is organised by Coding Grace, Digiwomen, Ireland Girl Geek Dinners and Plyladies Dublin, and supported by Askaton, CoderDojoGirls@DCU and Women in Technology and Science Ireland (WITS).

It promises to be a great day and to be in with a chance of winning simply follow and tweet at @siliconrepublic and tell us your best time-management tip, including the hashtag #TimeUnconf in your tweet.

The winner will be picked next Wednesday (22 April).

Women Invent is Silicon Republic’s campaign to champion the role of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. It has been running since March 2013, and is kindly supported by Accenture Ireland, Intel, the Irish Research Council, ESB, Twitter, CoderDojo and Science Foundation Ireland.

Inspirefest 2015 is Silicon Republic’s unique international sci-tech event running 18-19 June in Dublin, connecting professionals passionate about the future of STEM with fresh perspectives on leadership, innovation and diversity. Buy your early bird tickets nowGet in early and grab the ‘Two-for-one’ tickets before the end of March. You don’t want to miss this!

Brigid O Gorman is a former sub-editor of Silicon Republic.