Looking forward to W-Tech tomorrow

w-tech.gifI’m off to the BCS / Women in Technology W-Tech event in London tomorrow, at the IET building. It promises to be a good day, with networking opportunities, a female-friendly recruitment fair and a good programme of seminars and talks. The event’s been designed with women in mind, although it’s open to men too – but it’s nice to feel that for once I’m unlikely to be in the minority gender!

I’m going to sessions on subjects ranging from “Cloud Computing and the Law” to the potentially esoteric “Living in the Future”, and if the gods of Wi-Fi look kindly upon me, I’ll be live-blogging what I can here on the WITsend blog.

Pity I can’t be in two places at once, as there are a lot of sessions I’d like to attend. Not least the evening panel on Achieving as a Woman in the Technology Profession, which I’m sadly going to have to miss thanks to a prior commitment. 

Computer Weekly’s reporter Rebecca Thomson will also be at the event, and our IT security blogger David Lacey will be speaking on the subject of ‘Managing the Human Element in Information Security’.

As well as being there to cover what I can on behalf of Computer Weekly, I’m also hoping I’ll pick up some tips for both the future of the website, and, given the state of the media industry today, for ways to use my web project management experience to extend my own future career potential!  : )

Maybe I’ll see you there!