Samar Alrayyes & Charlie Gavey - Never done the T-Rex thing

Samar Alrayyes & Charlie Gavey - Never done the T-Rex thing

Samar is currently an Azure Digital Transformation Specialist at Microsoft and Charlie is the Product Manager of Search at Trade Me however both would say they are way more than titles and you need to listen to get to know the real them in this episode that ranges from "What even is tech?", through to, "How to support those that work in tech"

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Kylie Reiri - Better decisions everywhere

Kylie Reiri - Better decisions everywhere

Kylie is one of those treasurers of New Zealand, a values focused wahine leading a data scientists focused company working on the issues that matter to all of us. Hear Kylie explain where she comes from and how she wants data to make a difference through actual supporting better decisions, for instance services provided by central government.

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Jessica Manins - Shoot friends with fart guns

Jessica Manins - Shoot friends with fart guns

Tweet from Jessica, Aug 19 - "When Sir Richard Taylor plays your game @beyonddotfun and says it’s the most fun he’s had in #VR it’s hard not to feel like this #oddball #comingsoon #VR"

Listen to Jessica's plans for her co-founded company, where it all came from, why VR has tickled Jessica for so long, and most of all how you too could have the best VR time of your life ... with a VR fart gun (if you're quick enough)!

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Aleisha Amohia - a good mix of tech stuff and people stuff

Aleisha Amohia - a good mix of tech stuff and people stuff

Aleisha Amohia has already achieved more than … YOU! No, seriously, final year of University; jump started a very successful women in tech club; an actual job contributing to a massively popular open source project; finalist in NZ Hi-Tech Awards …

Listen in and find out how Aleisha manages it all.

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#WiDSWellington Event Day

#WiDSWellington Event Day

Note: you should also listen to part 1 and part 2 of the #WiDSWellington 2019 Speaker series.

The day of the event and we got to catch-up with a staaaaaack of people including ALL of the speakers not already represented on the podcast (see above), and all of the exhibitors. We asked 3 simple questions 1) Who are you; 2) Who are you representing; 3) Why this event?

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WiDS Wellington speakers (pt 1) - Talking to the Wizards of Data Science

WiDS Wellington speakers (pt 1) - Talking to the Wizards of Data Science

In the run up to the Women in Data Science (WiDS) Wellington event we find out who, what, where, and why from four of the speakers - you will hear from:

  • Mary-Ellen Gordon

  • Kat Greenbrook

  • Amanda Hughes

  • Ernestynne Walsh

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Kate Kolich + Mary-Ellen Gordon: WiDS 2019 (9th March, Wellington)

Kate Kolich + Mary-Ellen Gordon: WiDS 2019 (9th March, Wellington)

We had a brief chat with Kate Kolich and Mary-Ellen Gordon, the co-organisers of WiDS Wellington (Women In Data Science) being held at Wellington’s Victoria University on Saturday 9th March. They take us through the global event, the Wellington one, and what everyone can expect when they come along …

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