Women in Tech York Learn Something New

Women in Tech York Learn Something New

Thursday 11 April (6:00 pm)

Pitcher and Piano, York

Register Your Interest

Welcome to Women in Tech York’s April event!

Who are we?

We are a community of like-minded people studying, working or interested in technology. Our goal is to run events in which we can share our knowledge and interests as well as encourage and empower one another. This event is not exclusive to women; we welcome anyone passionate about tech and increasing diversity in the field.

We also welcome all students who are interested in learning more about Tech, and the careers it entails.


This month…

We will be learning something new – we have a mix of technical and inter-personal skills talks which will leave you feeling informed and enlightened!

As always, there will be a free buffet (vegetarian and vegan options avaliable) thanks to our sponsors Isotoma, Mitrefinch and Netsells.

Event Timings:

18:00: Registration Opens

18:30: Introduction

18:40: Difficult Conversations and Friendlier Workplaces – Alex Townsend and Laura Hilliker

Laura and Alex will talk through some pointers on how to prepare, have, and follow up on those difficult conversations we all have at inside and outside of work; and will provide some guidance on how we can all make our workplaces more human and friendlier for all.

Alex is UK HR Manager and Laura is HR Assistant, both at Piksel in the York-based HR team. Working to support colleagues in all areas of technical and non-technical discipline, we are always looking for ways to better understand and support our teams.

19:10: Buffet and networking

19:50: The importance of metadata in the production of online content – Dee Vincent Day

Metadata is all around us…In this talk Dee will introduce you to metadata. It is more than a few tags on a page, it is the basis of many businesses and it is all around you. Dee will explain what metadata is and the purpose of it. Thinking and talking about practical applications of metadata and how business is using it to improve customer experience.

20:30: Closing remarks and networking

21:00: Event close


This month we’ll be giving away a copy of the book “Invisible Women: Exposing data bias in a world designed for men” by Caroline Criado Perez. To win, tweet us on the night and make sure to include #WiTYork!

Nervous about attending?

A WiT York ambassador will be outside Pitcher & Piano to greet you on the night, direct you to our upstairs bar and answer any questions you may have.

You can also join our Slack and LinkedIn community beforehand or contact us directly via Twitter or email.

  • Slack: https://wit-york.slack.com
  • LinkedIn: Women in Tech York
  • Twitter: @WiT_York
  • Email: WomenInTechYork@gmail.com

Code of Conduct

The short version of our code of conduct is be respectful. Everyone here is part of our community. We do not tolerate any form of harassment or abuse. If you’d like to see the full code of conduct, please email WomenInTechYork@gmail.com or view it on our Slack channel.