This week we held our first event as a new team – Girls Who Code Iasi #Refreshed. We’ve been planning it for a while, promoting it on social media and working on every little detail to make sure that everything will go as expected. The purpose of this event was to present our mission, our objectives and how we’re planning to achieve them. Beside that, we wanted to give our participants a source of inspiration, a role model and we found a perfect match – Ana Bandas, Site Manager and Delivery Manager at Softvision, mother and wife.
On Monday, the long awaited day came and we were more than excited to meet so many enthusiastic girls and women. At 6 PM participants started to gather at Fab Lab Iasi and we were amazed to see that in about 30 minutes, the room was almost full. The event started with a short presentation about who we are, what we do and what plans we have. After that, our special guest, Ana Bandas, presented “Be so good they can’t ignore you”. We learned which are some of the most important aspects to focus on in order to improve our development career and received a lot of advice on how to be a good teamplayer, a bright developer and least but not last, a successful leader. We ended the event with open discussions in which participants had the chance to get their questions answered by Ana.
We would like to thank everyone for participating and state our big appreciation for Ana, for sharing her story with us and being a real inspiration for girls and women in IT. Also, special thanks to Cuptorul Moldovencei for the sweets offered to participants, Floraria Pastel for the wonderful flowers offered to Ana and FabLab Iasi for hosting our event.
We’re looking forward to see you at our next events!
See more pictures of the event here.