Witty Careers at Microsoft

On Saturday 30th June 2018, we hosted an insight into Technology event for women at the Microsoft Reactor in London. The day was made up of a mix of Tech Talks, a fun workshop and an interactive panel session. We were joined by guests from our partners, Microsoft and The Bakery Innovation Programme. Here is what we covered:

  • 3 TED-style Tech talks: What is Internet of Things?, The Future of Technology and Women in Entrepreneurship

  • A mobile app prototyping workshop along with a pitch and demo

  • A Careers at Microsoft panel session

 The Witty Careers Team

The Witty Careers Team

 

As part of our app design workshop, our guests formed mini-startups for the day creating their own app prototypes. Here are some of the ideas by our groups:

  • Beauty Finder: an app that helps you find the right makeup for your skin type and skin tone

  • Stitch n Fix: an on demand tailor service that takes care of your last minute wardrobe malfunctions

  • Freshman 15: an app to take care of your mental and physical health throughout university

  • Match Beauty: an app that matches you with makeup based on your brand preferences and syncs to makeup shops online so you can purchase matched makeup instantly

  • Find your fashion: an app to help you find cheaper versions of clothes you love

  • Busy Body: an event planner and scheduler for you and your friends

Here is what the community had to say about the event:

We got a lot of positive feedback from our event. Here is some feedback we received via email..

Thank you guys so much for an amazingly inspirational and well put together day! It made you feel like you can do it too and that it’s never too late!
The app developing session was a very useful demonstration of how to brainstorm ideas and start to bring them to life.
You also really took care of us, hosting the event in a light and airy and fun venue, and free lunch with endless drinks which in the weather was really appreciated! I felt very pampered! Thank you!
— Marsha C.

Check out our gallery for pictures from the event.

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