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Women Techmakers Event in Our City


Last Sunday, I was privileged to attend Women Techmakers Cagayan de Oro City’s International Women’s Day Event Celebration ~ Connect. Create. Celebrate. held at Marianne Suites.

Women Techmakers is Google’s global program and brand for women in technology. This community is composed of women Googlers who are passionate about empowering other women in technology through increased visibility, community, and resources.

The event was opened by Ms. Josan Astrid Dometita, GDG (Google Developers Group) Cagayan de Oro Community Manager, who herself is a coder by day and designer by heart. She found her love in technology when she was in college.

Among the speakers that day, Engr. Aisa Mijeno is one of them. She is the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of SALT.PH, a company that produces a sustainable and cost effective ecologically designed lamp powered by “tap water” and “table salt.” Yup, you heard me right, tap water and table salt, awesome right?

Engr. Mijeno shared how she came upon this project and how they plan to reach-out communities with no electricity. They want that these communities will be able to benefit from these sustainable and cost effective ecologically designed lamps.

The next speaker was Ms. Shay Ramos. She is the President of Robogals CDO, a community that aims to increase female participation in engineering, science and technology. She shared about Robogals as an international organization, what their goals are and what they have done locally. They also shared to us their future events.

Nowadays, many women are into engineering, science and technology; though not that much, but still greater in participation compared to decades ago. I have seen a lot of women now being empowered to do things they want and not being hindered because of their gender.

Though I have to leave early due to a prior engagement, I am so happy that I have attended the event. I felt so empowered. It was very beneficial to me and I am looking forward to attend future events with Women Techmakers CDO!


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Michi April 3, 2015 - 9:03 am

It looks like a nice event. It is nice to know that there is an event like this for women because not only male are into technology.

Vera April 3, 2015 - 7:03 pm

Wow, it’s great that there are local events like Women Techmakers. Must have been empowering, congratulations for being part of it. Tech is no longer a male-dominated arena 🙂

theresa April 4, 2015 - 12:19 pm

If it’s all about women empowerment, I’m a supporter. Looks like a great event.

mayen April 4, 2015 - 5:08 pm

I am all for empowering women and people in general. Event such as this is really great. I bet you have a nice time listening to great speakers. 🙂

Jess April 5, 2015 - 7:16 pm

Looks like a great event. I haven’t attend on event like this. Hopefully someday maka-attend na 🙂

len April 5, 2015 - 7:44 pm

this is such a great event for women, empowerment is so important to boost our confidence!

Mommy Maye April 7, 2015 - 8:41 am

I’ll read more about this event. I wish I can attend such too. It looks like a great event for women like us.

Linnor April 7, 2015 - 10:12 am

tech is certainly not anymore a man’s world! i wonder if there’s a similar event here in cebu.

Elgarmummy April 8, 2015 - 3:43 pm

The idea of using tap water and table salt to power lights is fascinating! I would love to attend such conferences.

Joseph April 8, 2015 - 9:50 pm

Wow! Cool event! 🙂

Mark April 8, 2015 - 9:57 pm

Attending an event and seminars is a great idea to boost confidence. But sadly I never tried, not even once . 🙁

Aby April 8, 2015 - 10:07 pm

what a lovely to set a new home hebe

Aby April 8, 2015 - 10:18 pm

Great! Girl power it is! 🙂

Melgie April 8, 2015 - 10:55 pm

Its look like a great opportunity to learn and explore. I hope I can find something like this here. I surely supports something like this, So great!

Grown-Ups For A Day! April 8, 2015 - 11:20 pm

I believe it is a big disservice to a nation if there is never a advocacy to empower women. I’m glad we are not hesitant to give women the attendance they deserve.

Mommy Peach April 9, 2015 - 7:59 am

Sounds like an event you can learn a lot from.

Analyn April 10, 2015 - 10:22 am

I hope you had a blast during the event. It’s nice to see a lot of activities and events for women these days.

Maria April 13, 2015 - 6:44 am

Something to look forward to for techie women. It is not a man’s world after all 🙂

JanzCrystalz/January May 10, 2015 - 11:31 pm

Cool! How I wish I can attend events like this here in CDO.


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