DSC Women in Tech Conference

March 20 - 21 Online
Inspiring and impacting the
future women in technology.
Speaker Talks


Join us for a two day event featuring various women in tech providing their experience in their fields, students sharing insight to getting a tech internship, workshops to learn a new technical skills and a competition to win exciting Google swag and cash prizes! The aim of this event is to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and empower the future generation of women!
All women and allies are invited to attend and it is completely FREE!

Who we are

The Google Developer Student Clubs is a student-led community powered by Google Developers that aims to inspire students through technology. We host workshops, events and projects that support and grow student developer skills. Check out some of our initiatives below.


Lena Elizabeth
Lena Elizabeth
Software Engineer and Youtube Content Creator
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Stephanie Nuesi
Stephanie Nuesi
CEO and Founder
Max Up
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Julie Quintero
Julie Quintero
Incoming Machine Learning Engineer
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Bohdana Tyshchenko
Bohdana Tyshchenko
UX/UI Designer Intern
Weavik Inc
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Nathalia Silva
Nathalia Silva
Women Techmaker Ambassador
Google Developers
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Nouha Dziri
Nouha Dziri
Ph.D Student and Research Intern
Google AI and Microsoft Research
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Aditi Jain
Incoming Product Intern at Unity Technologies, Microsoft Learn Ambassador, ex-DSC Lead
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Marina Ivanovic
Head of Recruitment
Kolibri Games (Ubisoft Mobile)
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Eraina Ferguson
UX Designer, TEDx Speaker and Founder of My Good Life
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Laura Morinigo
Developer Advocate
Samsung Internet
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Aadhya Bhatt
Technology Specialist
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Stephany Lopez
Incoming Product Intern
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Param Gandhi
Software Engineering Co-op
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Megan Landau
Software Engineer
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Kierra Page
Software Engineer Intern at Boeing Space and Youtube Content Creator
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Stephanie Wong
Senior Developer Advocate
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Times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST)

11:00 - 11:30

Google Developer Student Clubs
Google Developer Student Clubs

Opening Remarks

Join the DSC conference organizing team as we introduce the conference and share the coding challenge prompt! You don't want to miss the exciting prizes and swag you can win throughout the conference and competition! Got a question around the event? Ask them here!

11:30 - 12:00

Not All Software Engineers are Good at Math: Breaking Into & Finding Your Place in the Tech Industry

Come join Lena Elizabeth, Software Engineer and Youtube Content Creator based in NYC as she shares her insight in Software Engineering and learning to find your place in the vast tech space!

12:00 - 12:30

Inspiring females to pursue a STEM career: “She believed she could …. So she did”

Join Nouha Dziri, Ph.D student at the University of Alberta and Research Intern at Google AI and Microsoft Research as she shares her insight to how you can inspire the next generation of women to pursue STEM and shares her journey getting into research in tech.

12:30 - 13:00

The Secret of Landing a Job

Come join Aadhya Bhatt, Google Developer Group Organizer and Women TechMakers Ambassador as she shared her insight in landing a your dream job! Hear her career researching around AI, Deep Learning, and Internet of Things, taking a Masters and now working as a Technology Specialist at Bell Canada!

13:00 - 13:30

Breaking into the Gaming and Tech Industries (as a Womxn)

Hear from Marina Ivanovic, Head of Recruitment at Kolibri Games (Ubisoft Mobile) as she shares her insight in technical recruitment across the video game and tech industry, how you can network like a pro to feel empowered and fight imposter syndrome!

13:30 - 14:00

Choose your own adventure in tech: My Path to Web Advocacy

Join Laura Morinigo, Developer Advocate at Samsung Internet and Google Developer Expert as she shares her experiece learning and working around web development to now being a mentor and leader for others in the tech space. Hear about the career of a Developer Advocate and the advice she has for others growing their expertise and knowledge in development!

14:00 - 15:00

Student Tech Internship Panel

Join a panel of students who landed internships at various tech companies (Square, Weavik, Unity Technologies, Github, Adobe and DataChat) related to Software Development, Machine Learning, UX/UI Design, Product Development and Data Science! They are here to share their insight to receiving an offer and how to transition into a tech internship!

15:00 - 15:30

Getting into a tech career from a non-technical background

Come join Stephanie Nuesi, Founder of Max Up and incoming Google BOLD Intern as she shares her story and advice getting internships and jobs at various top accounting firms, tech companies and banks from a non technical background.

15:30 - 16:00

The Power of Personal Brand for Students

Personal branding helps individuals to expand horizons while building a plan to achieve bigger career goals. Join Nathalia Silva, Women Techmakers Ambassador and Founder of Women Developers Toronto in this presentation that will show you how to improve your brand through 5 simple steps.

16:00 - 17:00

Workshop: Intro to UX Prototyping

Learn the fundamentals of UX Design through this interactive workshop with Stephany Lopez from DSC UTRGV. You'll build on your digital design skills and learn how to use styles, components, responsive design features, prototyping tools and live feature - all within Figma itself!

17:00 - 17:30

Owning your Narrative

Join Aditi Jain as she shares how you can learn to make the most of personal experiences and how our personal perspective guides our life. We all have so many experiences in our life’s but still we feel that they are not enough or not as cool as XYZ. In this workshop we will learn how to see and present those experiences with an enthusiastic outlook.

17:30 - 18:00

When Science, Math, and Creativity Collide in Tech

Come join Megan Landau as she shares her journey to becoming a Software Engineer at The Walt Disney Company and how she learned that no experience counts for nothing when you are entering a role in the tech industry.

18:00 - 18:30

Navigating the World of Cybersecurity, College, & Content Creation

Join Kierra Page, Software Engineer Intern working in Cybersecurity at Boeing Space and Youtube Content Creator as she shares her experience working in Cybersecurity as women while growing her online community creating content about tech, lifestyle and productivity on Youtube

18:30 - 19:00

The Power of Entrepreneurship & Innovation

After graduating from Yale with a Master’s in Religion, she made the ultimate pivot into tech and entrepreneurship. Tune in to learn about her journey, and the things she’s learned along the way

19:00 - 19:30

Google Developer Student Clubs

Closing Remarks and Coding Challenge Announcements

Join the conference organizers as we close off the event and share some exciting news around the Coding Challenge for Sunday!

12:00 - 13:00

Tech Challenge Office Hours

Come validate and ask questions around your solution through open Office Hours with the team

13:00 - 14:00

Google Developer Student Clubs

Workshop: Learn React and Firebase

Firebase is a platform that allows you to deploy sophisticated web and mobile applications without having to build your own complex, server-side infrastructure. Additionally, Firebase offers easy authentication, hosting, storage, and message. Join DSC UTM in this 1 hour workshop as they provide an insightful introduction to Web Development using React and Firebase!

14:00 - 15:00

Games and Networking Night

Chill out and meet others in the community through some fun games!

15:00 - 16:00

Google Developer Student Clubs

Workshop: Intro to Databases

Database management systems (DBMS) provide a very powerful way to organize data and interact with other tools for graphics and web applications! Popular free, open-source database management systems like MySQL and PostgreSQL are used by thousands of companies and individuals worldwide! Join this 1-hour workshop with DSC's Technical Director, Vishnu to get an engaging introduction to what databases are all about!

16:00 - 17:00

Tech Challenge Office Hours

Come validate and ask questions around your solution through open Office Hours with the team

17:00 - 17:30

From no-code to Engineering: My path in Tech

Stephanie is a Sr. Developer Advocate at Google Cloud who went from a Communications Studies degree to an Engineering organization. Hear her path and some essential lessons she's picked up along the way. She'll debunk myths around finding your passion, pursuing education, accepting job opportunities, Imposter Syndrome, and bringing creativity to technical careers. Her story will help you find clarity in advancing your career, following your intuition, and building meaningful relationships along the way.

18:00 - 18:30

Tech Challenge Submission is OPEN!

Tech Challenge Submission is OPEN! Make sure to submit your project before the deadline at 6:30PM EST to have the chance to win some exciting swag prizes from Google!

20:00 - 20:30

Tech Challenge Winners Announced

Join us as we'll announce the winners of the Tech Challenge!

Tech Challenge

Join the two day Tech Challenge and apply your design and development skills for a chance to win Google swag and cash prizes!
The challenge prompt has been announced! Click here to learn more!


Want to become a partner? Get in touch with us at uoftdsc@gmail.com
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University of Toronto
Student Initiative Fund
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