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The Annual ACS WA Diversity Dinner 2018

Presenting Dr Michelle Ellis & Freelance Developer, Amy Kapernick on this year's theme: A Better Me - Come join us for a sumptuous 3 course meal and accompanying delicious wines and beers in a glamourous setting at The Westin, Perth.

Registration End Date: Fri, 30 Nov, 06:30 PM

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  • where

  • The Westin, Perth
    480 Hay Street
    PERTH WA 6000
  • when

  • Event Start: Fri, 30 Nov, 06:30 PM
    Event Finish: Fri, 30 Nov, 10:30 PM
  • event price

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<b><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: arial,sans-serif;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 32, 96);">This years theme will be “A better me” and will encourage all of us to think about who we are, what we love and to follow a path of continuous improvement so we can all be, our best selves.<br><br><img alt="diversity dinner" src="https://acsau--c.ap1.content.force.com/servlet/servlet.ImageServer?id=0159000000FdT16&amp;oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1537165210000"></img></span></span></span></b><br><br>This is a formal, end of year celebration so <b>black tie</b> (or a more diverse colour), pretty frocks or outrageous outfits of an appealing nature are all welcome. Last year we saw a Unicorn empress, some traditional dresses from across the globe and a rather dapper scarlet suit. It was also rumoured that Neo from the Matrix made an appearance. But traditional or irrational – we welcome all to our very popular diversity dinner.<br><br>You will be joined by digital and technology professionals, Directors, Executives, students and social media influencers. This is your opportunity to reach decision makers and build relationships across industry, education and the public sector.<br><br><b>This year&#39;s Speakers:</b><br><br><b>Dr Michelle Ellis: <br>DigiTech in Schools and Girls Programming Network - Outreach and Engagement at Edith Cowan University -</b><br><br><b>Capturing girl’s interest in Digital Technologies.</b> <br>“There are two global aspects trends which have significant implications for our economic growth prospects. Both shine the spotlight on the critical role women must play if Australia is to fully harness its human capital and achieve the standard of living to which we aspire.” Brenda Aynsley OAM. The Promise of Diversity. Gender Equality in the ICT Profession. December 2015.<br><br>ECU is the only university named after a woman in Australia, a woman whose lifetime achievements included a strong focus on gender equality. Under the Athena SWAN charter, there are 10 key principles that ECU and Australia’s higher education and research sectors are adopting. These are designed to improve gender equity in STEMM. <br><br>Currently, Dr. Michelle Ellis’s research focuses on female year 9 and 10 students&#39; attitudes towards computer and security science. Findings from the research include a need for greater understanding of the variety and depth of skills needed to work in computer and security science by exposing and engaging girls in computing and security activities. <br><br>Dr. Michelle Ellis is a mentor, role model and source of inspiration to many women in Tech. Michelle co-ordinates several initiatives aimed at inspiring high students to work in the computing and security field. <br><br><b>Amy Kapernick:<br>Front End Jedi, Evangelist, Dog Lover - </b><br><br>Amy is a front end developer, who started her own business at the age of 20 and spends her time working with other freelancers and learning everything she can about the web.  <br><br>Amy also spends her time helping out as a co-organiser for Fenders (a community group of front-end developers in Perth), other community events (such as Perth Web Girls) and works as an evangelist for YOW! Conference. She blogs in her spare time (about tech, the web and life), and volunteers as a reviewer for the Fringe World Festival in Perth. Amy has also started The Freelance Guide to help other freelancers.<br><br><img alt="Sponsors Terabyte Microsoft, Empired and Gigabyte RAC WA" src="https://acsau--c.ap1.content.force.com/servlet/servlet.ImageServer?id=0159000000GL6ew&amp;oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1542257145000"></img><br><b>If your Company or Organisation is a proud supporter of Diversity and Inclusion and you are interested in Sponsorship, please reach out to:</b>

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Keynote Speaker

Michelle Ellis

Michelle Ellis

Edith Cowan University - Program Coordinator for DigiTech in Schools: Overseeing the engagement, delivery, and implementation of Computer and Security Science activities for high school students and adult learners.

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Keynote Speaker

Amy Kapernick

Amy Kapernick

Amy is a front end developer, who started her own business at the age of 20 and spends her time working with other freelancers and learning everything she can about the web. 

Amy also spends her time helping out as a co-organiser for Fenders (a community group of front-end developers in Perth), other community events (such as Perth Web Girls) and works as an evangelist for YOW! Conference. She blogs in her spare time (about tech, the web and life), and volunteers as a reviewer for the Fringe World Festival in Perth. Amy has also started The Freelance Guide to help other freelancers.

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480 Hay Street,PERTH,WA,Australia

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