Girls in Tech to host 1st mentor engagement

first_imgThe Girls in Tech’s local chapter will be hosting its first-ever mentor/mentee engagement on October 10, bringing together students and professionals in the technology field. The event will be held at the Education Lecture Theatre of the University of Guyana (UG), bridging the gap between local and global programmes to Guyana’s female tech students, enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and professionals.Girls in Tech is a global non-profit that works to put an end to gender inequality in high-tech industries and start-up enterprises. According to the organisation, the programme “focuses on the education and empowerment of women in technology and entrepreneurship. Offered for university and professional women, the goal of the programme is to identify and solve the obstacles keeping mentees from achieving their professional goals. As a result, the programme is customised to each participant and her goals.”This meeting will be celebrated under the banner: “Coffee and Code”. The main objective is geared at customising a goal for each mentee which also circles around career development. They will be paired to have regular meetings and the programme will then utilise an extensive vetting process that ensures they match mentors and mentees optimally. The event may be directed at girls, but men are welcomed to be mentors.At the meet-up, attendees will get the chance to hear from an outstanding woman in technology, the challenges she faced or faces, and how she navigates them.Girls in Tech, headquartered in San Francisco, USA, was founded in 2007. The Girls in Tech global community is 60 chapters strong with an impact of more than 100,000 members in 36 countries. As a result, events and programming in each chapter vary to fit the unique needs of each community.Their mission is “to support women with the access and community they need to succeed in tech by educating and empowering women who are passionate about technology and entrepreneurship in technical industries”.last_img read more

Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The Cardinals are sitting at 0-3 in the preseason and are looking forward to the next match-up at home with a visit from the 2-1 Denver Broncos. The model for success during Week 4 of the preseason isn’t predicated on possession time but production time.“I don’t believe in possession time, I believe in production time. We want a point for every minute of possession; we hit that about eight times last year. I’ve gone through years in Pittsburgh where we didn’t hit it at all,” Arians said. – / 33 The 34-24 Arizona Cardinals loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday resonated Monday with coach Bruce Arians.Offensive woes still linger even after the first two preseason games. The Cardinals scored a combined 13 points and gave up 50 within the first two weeks. Discipline also remains a concern with 14 penalties for a total loss of 111 yards in the first two weeks.Week three was no different. It was a mixed bag.“We had two really nice drives. The no-huddle was the best we’ve ever done it, especially with Carson (Palmer) at the helm,” Arians told Bickley and Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “We were pretty much no-huddle the whole first quarter. Other than the tip on the screen pass, we could’ve executed that play better because that was a 30-yard gain. The screen runner could have ran it better and Carson could have had a better alley to throw it in but the guy made a nice play. We’ve had two tipped passes for interceptions the last two weeks. They made good plays, but we can’t throw it through people either.” Top Stories Four of the six costly turnovers were made by quarterbacks Carson Palmer and Matt Barkley. Barkley recorded two touchdowns on 12 for 18 passing while Palmer had 64 yards and two interceptions.Drew Stanton, after a few early hiccups, got going after Palmer took a seat.“Drew was a victim of guys screwing up around him. I thought he was in really good command. He only threw one bad ball really,” Arians said. “Matt had some really, really bright moments and some really, really bad moments. He has to get rid of the bad moments. His two interceptions were just bad balls. He had a nice scramble for a touchdown.  He did really good things you’d just like to see those other things go away. His biggest problem is he’s usually high and hot.”Overall, Arians likes what he sees from the offensive line that is only missing backup do-it-all lineman Earl Watford. Rookie offensive linemen Evan Boehm from Missouri and Cole Toner from Harvard have been the bright spot for the Cardinals preseason.“When we get Earl back we’re going to be fine,” Arians said. “Those two rookies have done a really good job. They got a lot of time. They had about 100 plays the last two games and they are doing a lot with it. Antoine McClain needs to pick it up. We’ve had high hopes for him and he’s just not quite getting it done. I like the depth and the number of offensive linemen that we have.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo LISTEN: Bruce Arians, Arizona Cardinals head coach Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Your browser does not support the audio element.last_img read more