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RMOUG’s Movie Night and WIT Panel

Last night I attended our RMOUG WIT’s movie night.  We partnered with Regis and the choice in movie has received a lot of great reviews, titled, Code-  Debugging the Gender Gap.  The movie resonated with me profoundly, as I was able to connect with not just the women involved in the interviews, but the girls who reminded me of myself when I was young. There were a number of initiatives that made me proud to be part of the IT industry and opportunities still needing our contribution towards change.

Once the movie was over, we held a short WIT panel session.  I was joined by Sharisse Hawkins, Terry Morreale and hosted by Sharri Plantz-Masters from Regis.  I had way too much caffeine before being put center stage and regretted it immediately as I spoke way too much during the panel discussion.  The women who joined me on this panel had impressive credentials and I was terribly disappointed that I didn’t get to learn more about them during this short session.

The interaction with the audience was fantastic and there were a number of young women who attended that are planning on a career in technology.  I was very happy to meet many of them after the panel and impressed at their energy and intelligence.

Next time, though, I bring my time-out muzzle to keep my contributions to a controlled amount… </p />
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