Level Up Series #2 - Making the Change & How to Build a Github Learning Lab Course

Level up series aims to improve women career progression through soft skills improvement & technical capabilities be it in deep tech or in citizen tech (simpler productivity solutions).

The meetups will always consist of two talks: #1 Soft skills, #2 Deep tech / citizen tech (alternate month). This series is a joint effort between Microsoft and Women Who Code KL.

What can I expect from the talk?

Diane Boettcher, a Military Veteran and Microsoft executive will lead a discussion on why, when and how to change career tracks.

Rowena Foo and Prem Kumar Ponuthorai, Implementation Engineers at GitHub will share about How to Build a Github Learning Lab.

  • 6.30pm - 7.10pm Registration, mingle with people, dinner
  • 7.10pm - 7.15pm Welcome notes
  • 7.15pm - 7.55pm Soft skills: Making the Change – Diane Boettcher, Microsoft
  • 7.55pm - 8.00pm Session break
  • 8.00pm - 9.00pm Deep tech: How to Build a Github Learning Lab course – Rowena Foo, Prem, Github
  • 9.00pm - 9.15pm Shout outs (open to the floor)
  • 9.15pm Adjourn
Getting there
1. Can take LRT / MRT or drive
2. If you are exit from Nu Sentral, come out from LG floor, Coffee Bean, turn right (refer to image)
3. You should see Menara Shell! (the shape of the building is unique, see image)
4. If you are driving, can park at fix rate (after 6) either in Nu Sentral or the open car park we circle below (refer image)
5. Check in at lobby & come up to Level 18.
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More about the talks & speakers

Talk #1 (Soft skills): Making the Change

Career changes are exciting and scary. Diane will lead a discussion on why, when and how to change career tracks. Drawing from her own experience as a military Veteran and Microsoft executive, she will provide actionable steps to determine if a career change is the right next step for you.

Speaker: Diane Boettcher

Diane is a strategic leader who takes organizations through change, into high performance.

An expert in military operations, IT, change management and leadership, Diane constantly raises the bar of performance and consistently adapt organizations to meet current and future needs. She has led various large network operations programs for Special Operations, the Joint Staff, and other organizations in Africa and in Germany. She has also helped the Defense Information Systems Agency and the Navy implement Knowledge Management and online collaborative decision-support software.

Talk #2 (Deep tech): How to Build a Github Learning Lab course

Learning Lab helps people build real world skills through hands-on activities. This course streamlines the course building process, and gives you all the tools you need to help others learn.

Learning outcomes:

Identify the structure of a Learning Lab course
Define a title and description for your course
Define a template repository
Create course steps
Create responses
Publish a course to GitHub Learning Lab

Speaker: Rowena Foo

Rowena Foo is an Implementation Engineer at GitHub. She came from a consulting background in the Natural Language Generation field and enjoys working with customers to optimize their workflow.

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Speaker: Prem Kumar Ponuthorai

Prem Kumar Ponuthorai is an Implementation Engineer with GitHub, building on a software engineering background. An avid social learning evangelist and Git convert, Prem enjoys all things creative and loves to have discussions on development workflows.

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Fri Nov 15, 2019
6:30 PM - 9:15 PM MYT
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Everyone FULL
Ladies Only FULL
Microsoft (Reserved) SOLD OUT RM99,999.00
Venue Address
L18 Menara Shell, 211, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
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