Thursday, September 02, 2010

September NY Tech MeetUp Needs To Feature Reshma Saujani

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I have an email from Nate Westheimer from two days ago and I don't see any mention of the Reshma Saujani name anywhere. This is so lame. Nate can do better than this. There have been times before when someone who was not listed as a speaker spoke. I hope this is one of those instances.

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One of the founders of the NY Tech MeetUp Dawn Barber first came up with the idea that Reshma Saujani should speak for five minutes at the September NY Tech MeetUp. That was back in June.

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Why would Reshma speak at a NY Tech MeetUp? It is about tech and it is about gender. Reshma Saujani is the national candidate to the tech sector.

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This is about the New York tech scene refusing to play second fiddle forever. This is about the NY tech scene getting a voice of its own in Washington DC.

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This is also about gender, a raging topic in tech these past few weeks.

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Nate Westheimer to newtech-1-anno.
show details Sep 1 (2 days ago)
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NY Tech Meetup

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