Velkommen! Last gjerne opp et fint profilbilde av deg selv, og ha oppdatert info om hvem du er i profilteksten. Da blir det lettere å finne ut av hvem som er hvem her :)

Girl Geek - Gjøvik

Hei
Kommer dette til Gjøvik eller må jeg starte det selv? :)

Security Divas 2016

Torsdag 14. januar til fredag 15. januar, Gjøvik

For 6. år på rad inviterer vi alle kvinner med interesse for informasjonssikkerhet og IKT til en spennende konferanse – Security Divas 2016.

Noen smakebiter fra programmet:
- Louise Kathrine Dedichen, Sjef Forsvarets høgskole åpner i 2016 konferansen med foredraget «Kjerringa mot strømmen».
- Runa Sandvik, gjest på Skavlan i oktober 2015, også kjent for et samarbeid med Edward Snowden, vil snakke om «Mitt liv som white hat».
- Guro Slettemark fra Transperency Norge vil snakke om «Korrupsjon – angår det oss?»

Vi vil i tillegg ha flere foredrag om trusselbildet. Vi vil høre om hendelser som har vært i Norge, om en nylig publisert rapport fra Datatilsynet og om Dagbladets serie Null Ctrl.

Ikke minst blir det muligheter til å møte andre kvinner som arbeider og studerer innen informasjonssikkerhet for å diskutere dagens utfordringer og bygge langsiktig nettverk. I tillegg til det faglige legger vi vekt på det sosiale og vet at kulturelle innslag bidrar til hyggelig samvær. Vi er stolte over at Trond og Ingvild Nagel Dahl har sagt ja til å underholde oss under middagen.
Les mer på https://norsis.no/2015/11/security-divas-2016/

Stem fram din favoritt til Årets Girl Geek 2015!

Nå kan du stemme fram dine favoritter til Årets Girl Geek-prisen! Det blir spennende å se hvem som får hedersbetegnelsen etter Toril Nag, konsernsjef i Lyse Energi, som fikk den nye prisen i fjor.

Her er finalistene i år

Les mer…

Rapid Game Development - Mini Hackathon

Dear Girl Geeks,

I’m arranging a mini hackathon at Hackeriet with the topic Rapid Game Development. Since no coding is required, I thought even some not-so-techy girl geeks might be interested. I’m running this mini hackathon as part of a scientific evaluation about location-based mobile games created with an editor.

We’re going to create location-based mobile games with the editor ActionBound. I’ll take you through the whole process of game creation in fast-forward. You can work on your own or in small groups where you will develop your game idea and implement it using the editor, so no coding.
In the second part (day 2 &3) we’re going to play these games. Each player is asked to fill out a questionnaire after each game, to find out how much fun the game was. The anonymised results of the survey will be used in my thesis. The anonymised data will be publicly available, unless the game authors object.

Program:
day 1, Sat 20th June, 11:00-16:30:
Game Creation
- develop a game idea for a location-based mobile game
- use of the game editor ActionBound to implement the game
day 2 & 3, Sun 21st June and/or Sat 27th June, 13:00-17:00
Is this game fun? Testing location-based mobile games
- run a user test for your game
- participate in user tests for others’ games

You can join all three days or just any of them. On day 2 and 3 you can just drop in any time between 13:00 and 17:00, you don’t need to be there the whole time.

Location:
Hackeriet, Hausmannsgate 34, Oslo

You need:
- Laptop (only day 1)
- SmartPhone or Tablet (capable of running iOS or Android apps)
- no previous knowledge required
- as these are outdoor games, dress appropriately for the weather (day 2 & 3)

Register:
If you have a Meetup account, please RSVP there, so I’ll have an idea about how many will be there.
Day 1: Game Creation
Day 2: Is this game fun? Testing I
Day 3: Is this game fun? Testing II

Please don’t hesitate to contact me or leave a comment, if you have any questions!

Risiko og Sikkerhet hos Teknologihuset 12. mars - opptak del 2

Del to av opptaket fra konferansen tar for seg de siste tre innlederne:
- Kristine Brunmark snakker om samfunnssikkerhet, terrortrusler og risikosamfunnet fra en journalists perspektiv.
- Tone Hoddø Bakås, seniorrådgiver i Norsk senter for Informasjonssikring (Norsis), diskuterer sikkerhetsproblematikk i organisasjoner og bedrifter.
- Forfatter Øyvind Vågnes lese høyt fra boka si Sone Z.

Risiko og Sikkerhet på Teknologihuset 16. mars 2015 – del to av konferansen from Girl Geek Dinner Oslo on Vimeo.

Risiko og Sikkerhet hos Teknologihuset 12. mars - opptak del 1

Streamingopptaket fra Risiko og Sikkerhet er på grunn av filstørrelsen delt opp i to deler. Denne første delen tar for seg de to første innlederne:
- Torben Hviid Nielsen, professor i sosiologi ved UiO presenterer Ulrich Becks tanker om Risikosamfunnet.
- Helene F. Widerberg, koordinator i Utenriksdepartementet, presenterer det pågående arbeidet med ny stortingsmelding om Globale sikkerhetsutfordringer.

Del 2 av arrangementet vil bli lastet opp tirsdag 24. mars (fordi Vimeo har begrensninger for hvor mye det kan lastes opp per uke uten å måtte betale).

Risiko og Sikkerhet på Teknologihuset 16. mars 2015 – del en av konferansen from Girl Geek Dinner Oslo on Vimeo.

Risiko og Sikkerhet

Neste girl geek event går av stabelen mandag 16 mars på Teknologihuset i Pilestredet 56 (like ved Dalsbergstien trikkestopp) på Bislett. Teknologihuset stiller på deleøkonomisk vis sine high-tech lokaler til rådighet for 80 deltakere ved neste event. Twitter id: @Teknologihuset

Tematikken for arrangementet er høyaktuelt i disse dager hvor risiko, terror, sikkerhet og overvåking er stikkord. Vi ønsket å lage et arrangement som setter teknologi i en større helhetlig sammenheng og vi har derfor innledere som begynner med et fugleperspektiv og som borrer seg nedover til et personnivå utover kvelden.

Foto: CarbonNYC [in SF!] https://www.flickr.com/photos/carbonnyc/2294144289/sizes/l

Dørene åpnes 17:30 hvor snille snille Itera og Webstep sponser alle deltakerne med pizza fra Norgesmesteren Patio like oppe i gata og drikke (med eller uten alkohol). Tusen takk til Itera og Webstep som er to av en rekke partnere i Teknologihuset (noe du også kan bli for en liten slant).

Den tradisjonelle presentasjonsrunden begynner klokka 18:00 og når den er ferdig skjer følgende:

Først ut: Vi begynner med en introduksjon av samtidstenkeren og sosiologen Ulrich Beck som gav ut boka Risk Society på åttitallet. Vi har vært så heldige å få en av Norges fremste Beck-kjennere til å presentere hovedpunktene i Becks tanker om nettopp Risk society, nemlig professor i sosiologi ved UiO Torben Hviid Nielsen. Denne artiklen fra Morgenbladet illustrerer at Becks tanker kanskje er mer sentrale enn noen gang.

Dernest: Denne våren legges ny stortingsmelding om Globale Sikkerhetsutfordringer frem. Hvordan ser «landskapet» ut i Norge? Helene F. Widerberg og Kristine Brunmark fra Woman and Security nettverket vil gi oss disse innsiktene. Helene F. Widerberg er koordinator i Utenriksdepartementet, og vil snakke om det pågående arbeidet med den nye stortingsmeldingen. Etter Helene vil journalist Kristine Brunmark snakke om samfunnssikkerhet, terrortrusler og risikosamfunnet fra en journalists perspektiv.

Tone Hoddø Bakås inntrer podiet etter Helene og Kristine. Bakås er seniorrådgiver i Norsk senter for Informasjonssikring (Norsis), har en finger med i security divas arrangementene og var nominert til årets girl geek i 2014. Bakås vil ta oss med på sikkerhetsproblematikk i organisasjoner og bedrifter. Tones Twitter id: @ToneBakas

Øyvind Vågnes tar over stafettpinnen og flyr fra Bergen til Teknologihuset for å lese høyt for oss fra sin rykende ferske bok Sone Z! DN beskriver Sone Z som «Presis dystopi berører temaer som overvåkning og våpenteknologi» og «Sone Z er en gjennomført fremtidsfabel som passer inn et sted mellom Pushwagner-trykket og flatskjermen». Og ikke nok med det, Tiden forlag har tatt på seg spanderbuksene og gir alle deltakerne et eksemplar av Sone Z. Tusen tusen takk til Tiden forlag (på twitter: @tidenforlag). #Kudos

Arrangementet avsluttes med et knippe lyntaler fra salen som svarer på «Hva gjør du for å skape en trygg digital hverdag?». Har du lyst til å holde en slik lyntale? Ta isåfall kontakt med Marte (martekaATgmail.com /twitter: @mmartee) eller Lene (lene.pettersenATmailbox.org /twitter: @LeneJBP).

Arrangementet er ferdig klokka 22:00.

Påmelding åpnes mandag 2. mars klokka 12:00. Påmeldingslenken vil publiseres nederst på denne nettsiden. Merk at det er bindende påmelding hvilket vil si at dersom du ikke kan komme allikevel MÅ du melde deg av i GOD TID.

For de av dere som ikke kan komme eller som ikke får plass: eventet vil streames live. Lenka til hvor streamingen vil gå er http://www.videoforweb.no/tekhuset Sendingen vil begynne etter presentasjonsrunden og vanskelig å si helt når, men følg med fra ca klokka 18:45.

Hashtag for kvelden er, som alltid, #ggdo

Vel møtt! Vi gleder oss!

Påmelding: https://risikoogsikkerhet.eventbrite.ca

Women and the Tech Industry - An Event Recap

Yesterday, Girl Geek Dinners Oslo & Varnish Software got together to discuss issues related to women and Tech / IT. Such as, how do we get more women aboard, how do we make them stay on, what are the challenges we’re facing and what needs to be done?

Here is a recap of what went down:


Girls & Informatics – Never ending work
“It works, but needs to be worked with continuously”, Kristin Braa, leader of the “Girls & Informatics” project at the University of Oslo, has experienced firsthand that initiatives to increase the number of female Informatics students go up if the schools take the matter serious and work dedicated with it.

Some of the initiatives from the “Girls & Informatics” project:

  • Opening a “girls room” – a meeting place for female students
  • Recruiting more female group leaders
  • Communicate that you’ll learn everything you need at class – no programming skills needed in advance


Needs to start earlier
“If Informatics have ca 20 % girls, and IT-companies have 20% female employees, the numbers add up” one of the attendees noted in the group discussion.

“We need to start earlier, more focus on getting girls interested in IT at an early stage”, was the conclusion from the group. The attendees went on to discuss what could be done, here are some take away’s:

  • School counselors – Should be the most attractive job at the school – not part of the retirement plan! We need dedicated and up-to-date counselors to give the students the best starting point for their future education
  • Introduce programming and IT at school at an early stage.
  • Interdisciplinary focus – make IT an integrated part of all studies.
  • Go behind the technology – show how it works, and why it matters


What can IT-companies do to attract more women?
The average share of female employees in IT companies is 19 %. Evry has a share of 23 %, “and it is not enough” says Hilde Tank-Nielsen, a regional manager at the company and one of the initiators of the “Female@Evry” network.


Some of Hilde’s advices:

  • Top-level management needs to be onboard – and communicate this both internally and outside the organization
  • Focus on increasing the number of female in management positions, they will be role models for others
  • Always bringing women “on stage”, make sure women participate in career days and company presentations
  • Change “exit survey” to catch up on why women leave, and uncover potential gender differences


Why do IT-companies say they want women, exactly?
Some feel that companies in their quest to increase their female share, (unintentionally) promote stereotypical gender based qualities ( e.g. “Women are nicer and less competitive = creates a friendlier work environment”), and as a result end up alienating female job seekers who would rather be hired for being the best candidate. What are “legitimate” reasons for wanting more women, and what’s not?

Nadia Tokerud, the communication manager at Smallworld Systems, raised this issue in her talk. Smallworld Systems, as so many other IT-companies, have an outspoken strategy about increasing their number of female employees, but they are also focusing on why they say they want women.


“We want the best person for the job and our female programmers have shown that they are just that”, Nadia says.


Recruiters have a way to go
“Men get a “potential quota”, women don’t. Even female recruiters give men this benefit”, Mailen T. Greve, head of Accenture Mobility, has substantial insight when it comes to IT-recruitment and she thinks we have a long way to go.

It is not enough to have a female employee present at the interview (which many companies are doing today as part of the strategy to increase the share of female employees). We need to go deeper and challenge the prejudices.


Job ads are part of the problem
“Change the job ads if you want to attract more women”, one of the attendees noted in the group discussion.

Feedback from the group discussion:

  • The ads often contains language that alginate women (“Code Rockstar” “Ninja”)
  • Kill the bullet point lists with qualifications (women only apply if they can check of all, men if they can check of half?)
  • Ship the standard “about the company” section – focus on what makes your company unique and why anyone should want to work there


Women has a job to do, too
“Women show, they don’t tell. And that’s holding them back”, says Mailen T.Greve, she has been involved in managing several women network and is confident networks are needed and work. She also thinks women has a job to do.

She advice women to:

  • Speak up about your ambitions – tell your manager what you hope to accomplish and when
  • Team up with a colleague and be a “Skrytekamerat” (“Boost-buddy”) for each other

Thanks to the host, Varnish Software, the speakers and all the attendees!

Women & the Tech Industry - An Event Recap

Yesterday, Girl Geek Dinners Oslo & Varnish Software got together to discuss issues related to women and Tech / IT. Such as, how do we get more women aboard, how do we make them stay on, what are the challenges we’re facing and what needs to be done?

Here is a recap of what went down:


Girls & Informatics – Never ending work
“It works, but needs to be worked with continuously”, Kristin Braa, leader of the “Girls & Informatics” project at the University of Oslo, has experienced firsthand that initiatives to increase the number of female Informatics students go up if the schools take the matter serious and work dedicated with it.

Some of the initiatives from the “Girls & Informatics” project:

  • Opening a “girls room” – a meeting place for female students
  • Recruiting more female group leaders
  • Communicate that you’ll learn everything you need at class – no programming skills needed in advance


Needs to start earlier
“If Informatics have ca 20 % girls, and IT-companies have 20% female employees, the numbers add up” one of the attendees noted in the group discussion.

“We need to start earlier, more focus on getting girls interested in IT at an early stage”, was the conclusion from the group. The attendees went on to discuss what could be done, here are some take away’s:

  • School counselors – Should be the most attractive job at the school – not part of the retirement plan! We need dedicated and up-to-date counselors to give the students the best starting point for their future education
  • Introduce programming and IT at school at an early stage.
  • Interdisciplinary focus – make IT an integrated part of all studies.
  • Go behind the technology – show how it works, and why it matters




    What can IT-companies do to attract more women?
    The average share of female employees in IT companies is 19 %. Evry has a share of 23 %, “and it is not enough” says Hilde Tank-Nielsen, a regional manager at the company and one of the initiators of the “Female@Evry” network.

    Some of Hilde’s advices:
  • Top-level management needs to be onboard – and communicate this both internally and outside the organization
  • Focus on increasing the number of female in management positions, they will be role models for others
  • Always bringing women “on stage”, make sure women participate in career days and company presentations
  • Change “exit survey” to catch up on why women leave, and uncover potential gender differences


Why do IT-companies say they want women, exactly?
Some feel that companies in their quest to increase their female share, (unintentionally) promote stereotypical gender based qualities ( e.g. “Women are nicer and less competitive = creates a friendlier work environment”), and as a result end up alienating female job seekers who would rather be hired for being the best candidate. What are “legitimate” reasons for wanting more women, and what’s not?

Nadia Tokerud, the communication manager at Smallworld Systems, raised this issue in her talk. Smallworld Systems, as so many other IT-companies, have an outspoken strategy about increasing their number of female employees, but they are also focusing on why they say they want women.


“We want the best person for the job and our female programmers have shown that they are just that”, Nadia says.


Recruiters have a way to go
“Men get a “potential quota”, women don’t. Even female recruiters give men this benefit”, Mailen T. Greve, head of Accenture Mobility, has substantial insight when it comes to IT-recruitment and she thinks we have a long way to go.

It is not enough to have a female employee present at the interview (which many companies are doing today as part of the strategy to increase the share of female employees). We need to go deeper and challenge the prejudices.


Job ads are part of the problem
“Change the job ads if you want to attract more women”, one of the attendees noted in the group discussion.

Feedback from the group discussion:

  • The ads often contains language that alginate women (“Code Rockstar” “Ninja”)
  • Kill the bullet point lists with qualifications (women only apply if they can check of all, men if they can check of half?)
  • Ship the standard “about the company” section – focus on what makes your company unique and why anyone should want to work there


Women has a job to do, too
“Women show, they don’t tell. And that’s holding them back”, says Mailen T.Greve, she has been involved in managing several women network and is confident networks are needed and work. She also thinks women has a job to do.

She advice women to:

  • Speak up about your ambitions – tell your manager what you hope to accomplish and when
  • Team up with a colleague and be a “Skrytekamerat” (“Boost-buddy”) for each other

Thanks to the host, Varnish Software, the speakers and all the attendees!

Women & the Tech Industry

Is the Tech-Industry a “Macho Culture”, and if so, how can we change it towards being a more including place for women? What needs to be done, and who can help changing it?

These are some of the questions we’ll dive into in the next Girl Geek Dinners Oslo event. Varnish Software is the host, and the date is February 10th.

Registration opens at noon on the 3rd of Feb (aka today!): http://bit.ly/1LzViRm

What happened in 1984?

We hear women fleeing from the tech industries, dropping out of informatics and computer science, but this has not always been the case. In fact, a lot of computing pioneers — the people who programmed the first digital computers — were women. And for decades, the number of women studying computer science was growing faster than the number of men. But in 1984, something changed. The percentage of women in computer science flattened, and then plunged, even as the share of women in other technical and professional fields kept rising (Source: NPR.org))

Agenda:

All talks will be held in English

5.30 pm: Doors open, food and networking

6.00 pm: Introduction by Girl Geek Dinners Oslo, and the traditional “Greeting round”

6.10 pm: Introduction by Per Buer, Founder & CTO Varnish Software
Per reached out to Girl Geeks Dinners Oslo with an important question: “Women in IT tend to leave the business sooner or later. How can a company create a company culture that is both welcoming to women and encourages women to stay throughout to their career?”

6.30 pm: «Girls & Informatics» – Kristin Braa
Kristin Braa is the head of the Global Infrastructures (GI) group at the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo. Kristin is also leading the “Girls & Informatics” project at UIO, an initiative established to decrease the number of female students dropping out of informatics, she will share some of the results of the project with us.

Kristin was one of the nominees for the first Norwegian Girl Geek Award “Årets Girl Geek” / “Girl Geek of the Year” in 2014.

6.45 pm: «Female@Evry» – Hilde Tank-Nielsen
Hilde is a Regional Director in Evry, and one of the founders of “Female@Evry”.

While women make out 19% of the workforce in the Norwegian IT-industry, Evry has a share of 23 % and they are working towards increasing the presence of women even more. Initiatives such as Female@Evry, an internal network for Evry’s female employees, is part of their strategy. Hilde will give us an insight in Evry’s strategy, and share some of their results with us.

In 2014 Evry won the Oda Network award “Company of the Year” for their work on inspiring and recruiting women to the IT-industry.

7.00 pm: Break

7.15 pm: «Employer Branding – Words, Stories & Company Culture» – Even Sandvold Roland

Even is the Communcation Manager of Adecco Norway. He was also the founder of Norway’s first employer branding bureau. Even will give us an insight in employer branding, and talk about how the words we choose and the stories we tell influence what kind of people we attract, and how this affects the company’s culture.

7.30 pm: «Why do we say we want girls to come and work for us?» – Nadia Tokerud

Nadia is the Communication Manager in Smallworld Systems, in her talk she will raise and answer the question: “Why do Smallworld Systems focus on hiring more and work towards a more gender-balanced work environment?”

7.45 pm: TBA

8.00 pm: Break

8.15 pm: Group discussion

8.30 pm: Recap of discussion

9.00 pm: Event ends

All talks will be held in English.

Registration opens at noon on the 3rd of Feb (aka today!): http://bit.ly/1LzViRm

About Varnish Software:
Varnish Software is the company behind Varnish Cache, a widely trusted open source web accelerator, significantly enhancing web performance for businesses online. We power major sites across all industry types—for businesses such as New York Times, Vimeo, Transport for London, and Newsday as well as more than 1.8 million websites worldwide. Varnish Plus is our commercial suite, offering products for scalability, customization, monitoring and expert support services

Directions to Varnish Software´s office:

Address: 12 Gjerdrums vei, 0484 Oslo

Our offices are in a red stonebrick building right next to Akerselva/Nydalensdammen. The meeting room where we are doing the meet-up are on the first floor, to your left when you enter the building.

You can take the T-bane to Nydalen T-banestasjon and walk 7 minutes from there to Gjerdrumsvei 12. This is how you get from the station to our office by foot. If you are driving a car there is paid parking right outside the building.