Talks & Such: International Women’s Day 2020 with Women Techmakers Brunei, Part I

Five years ago, I was part of a local women’s tech seminar and, on stage, had a cringey experience (read: I embarrassed myself). There is a blog post for this that I’ve never managed to finished, haha.

When I signed up for another women’s tech event this year, I wasn’t really thinking of that previous incident. Because I’m optimistic sometimes.

In February this year, I signed up to present a talk, and to conduct a workshop, at an International Women’s Day 2020 (IWD2020) event, organised by Women Techmakers Brunei (WTM Brunei) and GDG Brunei.

Quick Info: International Women's Day 2020 (IWD2020) with WTM Brunei
  • Link to event website
  • One-day event of talks and workshops, open to all genders and all skill levels
  • 8 March 2020 at Royal Brunei Campus, Jalan Kustin
  • Organised by Women Techmakers Brunei and GDG Brunei
Photo of me at the podium, laughing over something, during my presentation

Photo from Syuaib Rahman (GDG Brunei)

Here’s the graphics for the talk, the workshop and the event itself:

So how did my activities go? Spoiler alert: The cringe was back.

In reflection, and after talking to others,  ‘cringe’ is inevitable  for some of us when we recall our past work. And I cringe when I remember my talk. But I’m glad to say that it was offset by a pretty great experience with the networking activity. *

This is part one! This post will cover my decision (or lack of) on the topics, and some thoughts on my talk “Self-Taught Programmer: An Experience”.

* My networking activity will be covered in a separate post, part two.

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Being on the 33 under 33

This post hasn't been updated in over 3 years.

In February, I was told I would be featured by Muslyfe on a list of 33 women under 33 who were “influential”, though it has since been changed to “to watch in 2017”. I can tell you it led to a number of people asking me what I’m planning in 2017, and a healthy amount of self-doubt. But after all, I had agreed to be listed.

“33 Brunei women under 33 to watch in 2017” – by Lyfe Media (Infographic / Article)

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