TechTober: CEWiT's Official Launch Month

By Meghan McGrath

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Join us as we celebrate the official launch of the IU Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT), an IU Bloomington initiative to promote the global participation of women in technology-driven fields.

Our month of TechTober programming will culminate in a talk by NPR’s Moira Gunn, host of Tech Nation and BioTech Nation, on October 28th in the IU Auditorium. The talk will be followed by a launch party in the Auditorium foyer, refreshments, networking with our student, staff, and faculty alliances, and a demonstration of new technology being used at IU, including Google Glass, "lovable robots," 3-D printing, and more.

Our launch month events are a great opportunity to get involved, network with other women in technology, and learn about resources for techie women at IU. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to get the lastest updates of fun campus events.

Upcoming TechTober Events
Faculty Salon
Discuss three "lightening" talks on health in technology with fellow faculty members. Refreshments provided. Indiana Memorial Union Building, Faculty Club, October 2nd from 4:00pm-5:00pm

WESiT Twitter Competition
Tell us what you think women can bring to technology fields, and have your picture taken in the iconic "red chair"! Outside of the Arboretum at 10th and Fee Lane, October 8th from 10:00am-5:30pm

HTML/CSS Workshop

Learn the basics of HTML and CSS, while working towards a UITS badge in Web Design. Student Building, Room 015, October 10th from 2:30pm-5:30pm

PhD Women Reception

This special reception will recognize PhD women on campus. Refreshments provided. Indiana Memorial Union, University Club, October 16th from 12:00pm-1:30pm

Research Practice Talk
Hear about the research other IU women are currently involved in, or get experience presenting a paper of your own! School of Public Health, Room 125, October 22nd from 5:30pm-7:00pm

Tech Scavenger Hunt
Explore IU's tech resources and win prizes at this fun student event. Students will compete in teams and snacks will be provided. Meet in the Informatics East lobby, October 25th at 12:00pm.

2013 Statewide IT Conference

In today's fast-paced world, getting and staying ahead means constantly learning and growing. Join the 1IUIT team at the 2013 Statewide IT Conference (Oct. 28-30) for insights on ways leading women in IT@IU are "always learning," as well as keynotes from national cybersecurity experts, training workshops, and networking opportunities. To register, visit

IUWIT Speed Networking Workshop
Stop by for a free networking session hosted by IUWIT and the School of Informatics and Computing. This event is affiliated with the Statewide IT Conference, but open to all interested students, faculty, or staff. Please register at: Indiana Memorial Union Building, October 28th from 1:30-2:30pm.

Official Launch Event with Keynote by Moira Gunn
Celebrate the official launch of CEWiT with a keynote by NPR's Moira Gunn, followed by a special reception and demonstration of exciting new technology. IU Auditorium, October 28th from 3:00-5:00pm

Vist our events page for more information about our launch month events. 

Questions about CEWiT events or membership can be directed to: