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Celebration of International Women's Day & Arduino Day 2019


Celebration of International Women's Day & Arduino Day 2019

It's March so it must be International Women's Month!!

As such, Lamba Labs is co-hosting a celebratory day with GDG Coast Lebanon and Women Techmakers Lebanon. The event is in partnership with The Olive Grove Beirut, a phenomenal co-working space run by 2 super boss ladies. This event is also in collaboration with WIE Women In Engineering - Lebanon Section.

But wait a second, this month also happens to be Arduino's birthday (#arduinod19)! That's why we're throwing a combo celebratory event for both on Saturday March 23rd 2019.

This year it's all about balance. Balance is not a women's issue, it's a business issue. The race is on for the gender-balanced boardroom, a gender-balanced government, gender-balanced media coverage, a gender-balance of employees, more gender-balance in wealth, gender-balanced sports coverage ...

Gender balance is essential for economies and communities to thrive. This is why this year's motto is #BalanceforBetter!

Working under this theme, Lamba Labs, GDG Coast Lebanon, and Google Women Techmakers Lebanon Branch is inviting women speakers who will show how they are helping balance the workforce in the Lebanese tech scene. Talks and workshops will be delivered by women speakers who have years of experience in their respective fields of work.

An Arduino Day celebration would not be possible, however, without an Arduino driven workshop. As such, Eng. Alaa Salam from Lamba Labs Beirut Hackerspace will be driving a workshop on IoT with Plants (a.k.a Smarty Pants Plants)!

• Agenda for the Day:

9:30am - 10:00am:
10:00am - 10:20am:
Opening Ceremony - Rayan Al Zahab & The Olive Grove
10:25am - 10:40am:
Women in Engineering IEEE Intro - Dr.Sirine Taleb
10:40am - 11:10am:
Women in Field Service Engineering - Eng. Alaa Salam
11:10am - 11:40am:
AI for Everyone - Alaa Maarouf
11:40am - 12:05pm:
UX Masterclass - Carine Teyrouz
12:05pm - 1:05pm:
1:10pm - 4:10pm:
Workshop 1: Smarty Pants Plants - IoT Home Plants Monitoring System (Based on Wemos D1 Mini board; platforms used include Ardunio IDE - Thingspeak - Blink App - IFTTT) - Presented by Eng. Alaa Salam
1:10pm - 4:10pm:
Workshop 2: I am REMARKABLE - Presented by Rayan Al Zahab
4:10pm - 4:30pm:
Closing Ceremony & Raffle*

* Raffle eligibility rules: must participate in one of the workshops and must be present throughout whole day

• What to bring
Laptops with Arduino 1.8.5 installed (for those partaking in the workshop); required material for the workshop will be announced soon

• Important to know
Basic knowledge in C or Arduino are preferred.

Preferred color of attire is purple (not the entire thing of course, just a hint :D)

Registration link can be found below:

Map for location can be found below:

Map The Olive Grove Beirut, The Olive Grove, Beirut, Lebanon, Beirut, Lebanon
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