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Girls Who Code Sponsor Women In IT Discussion At Ridgefield Library

Ridgefield Library's second annual Women in Information Technology panel discussion will be take place on Saturday, June 4, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St.
Ridgefield Library's second annual Women in Information Technology panel discussion will be take place on Saturday, June 4, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Ridgefield Library, 472 Main St. Photo Credit: Girls Who Code website

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Ridgefield Library's second annual Women in Information Technology panel discussion will be take place on Saturday, June 4, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

The library is located at 472 Main St.

Organized in partnership with Wooster School, the panel’s theme is “Cool people discussing fun jobs! The Real Face of IT” and will feature a lineup of women talking about their work, their education and their passion for science, technology, engineering and math.

The seven panelists include:

  • Emma Sawin, relevance algorithms engineer at Groupon
  • Lisa Sawin, director of user experience and digital strategy at Yale University
  • Radha Ratnaparkhi, vice president of research impact at IBM
  • Courtney Wiggins, curriculum developer at Codesters
  • Rebecca Fanning, business analyst for cloud SoftLayer technical sale Group at IBM
  • Wafa Elmannai, doctoral candidate in the computer science and engineering department, School of Engineering at University of Bridgeport
  • Margaret Dubowsky, System z network development firmware engineer at IBM

The panel discussion and Q & A will be moderated by Diana LeRoi-Schmidt, UX/UI designer and developer at CRIANA.

The panel is presented as a project of the library’s Girls Who Code club, but admission is open to men and boys as well as girls and women.

Students, parents and teachers are encouraged to attend and bring their questions for the panelists.

Girls Who Code is a national organization whose programs work to inspire, educate and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. For more information on Girls Who Code, click here .

The Ridgefield Library is completing its second year as a host site for a GWC local club.

Register for the program by clicking here . Walk-ins are also welcome. For more information, call 203- 438-2282.

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