Fostering tech interest in women

Women Techmakers Brunei with support from Google Developer Group Brunei, Royal Brunei Airlines (RB), Cyber Security Brunei and Youth Council Brunei, organised an International Women’s Day event at RB Campus, Jalan Kustin on Sunday.

The annual one-day conference featured sharing sessions on technical and soft skills.

This year’s theme ‘#CourageToCreate’ aimed to inspire and encourage more women and allies to dream, create, grow and welcome changes by showcasing the strength and power women in the industry have shown.

Various tech related projects were also showcased.

There was a panel session titled ‘Courage to Climb’ comprising local C-Suite women leaders including Managing Director of Brunei LNG Sdn Bhd Hajah Farida binti Dato Seri Paduka Haji Talib, CEO of Dynamik Technologies Sdn Bhd Haslina binti Haji Mohd Taib and CEO of Progresif Sdn Bhd Hajah Nurul Haniah binti Haji Jaafar.

Women TechMakers Brunei also co-hosted its second all women’s Cyber Capture the Flag Competition with Cyber Security Brunei. The competition hoped to encourage more women to consider a career in cyber security, a field that is of high demand in the country.

Panellists during the ‘Courage to Climb’ session