By Catie Gross, Marketing and Communications Assistant
The field of information technology is often thought of as a male-driven industry; however, many industry leaders from companies such as Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Goldman Sachs are women. The student-led WECode (Women Engineers Code) conference held at Harvard University Feb. 7-8 brought women around the nation together to promote women in technology and helped them expand their skills. University of Cincinnati’s School of Information Technology Women in Technology (WIT) Club was one of hundreds of organizations that attended.
WECode consisted of a variety of keynote speakers, workshops, panel discussions, and various activities to inspire women in the technology field and help them keep up-to-date with industry developments, news, and opportunities. Women industry leaders from Google, Dropbox, Facebook, Microsoft, Two Sigma, and more were available for hands-on learning and networking.
Michelle Blauman, a third-year information technology major and the Women in Technology club president, was one of five students from CECH who attended WECode.