We had a great time getting to know Bridget Benson at this month’s WIT breakfast. Bridget is an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at Cal Poly. Her research interests span computer engineering and aquatic sciences, focusing on selecting and developing technologies to advance marine science research.
For those you who missed the breakfast—don’t worry! We recorded the interview.
Check out the link below for Bridget’s insights on electrical engineering, marine science, and women in tech:
Apologies for the background noise. These interviews are done in an informal, coffee shop setting. We’re working on engineering a better audio setup, so stay tuned!
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We’re gearing up for 2017—and there are some exciting new changes coming to Softec’s Women in Tech (WIT) group!
First off, we’re going to shake things up with new days, times, and venues for some of our monthly events. Here’s what we’ve got planned:
Breakfast will now be the first Wednesday of the month at Steynberg Gallery on Monterey St.
For our breakfast program, we’ll be interviewing local women in technology—focusing on relevant issues—so bring your questions. For our first meeting, we’ll be doing some group brainstorming around the topic of “What does it mean to be a woman in tech?”
WIT and Wine Happy Hour:
Our wine nights will be the second Tuesday of each month at Wine Shed.
This is a great opportunity to grab a glass of wine and network with our local women. We keep this program loose and informal—with just a few announcements. The rest goes wherever the conversation may take us.
Lunch will continue to be at noon on the third Thursday of the month at Shalimar.
Take a break from the workday and enjoy a casual lunch with your WIT friends. Informal networking happens over lunch.
Can’t make it?
We’ll miss you—but you can now follow us on our brand new Facebook Page! Stay up to date on our latest events, get audio files of anything you might have missed, and participate in polls so we can continue to bring you the discussion topics you care about most. See you in 2017!