Fact or Faction 2021 – Girls in tech
18 August at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Have you ever thought about trying to tackle a social issue or change the world? Maybe starting your own business or doing a complete career swap, but aren’t sure where to start?
Come get inspired by two amazing young entrepreneurs using technology to do all of this and how easy your new journey could be to take that first step.
Caitlin is currently a freelance producer of all types of mixed reality projects, virtual production and digital experiences. Whether it’s a website, virtual reality experience, motion capture or Arduino and robotics, she loves bringing ideas to life with technology.
She built her first computer game when she was 13. Not getting support from her computing teacher at the time really shut her down and she didn’t pursue it again until years later. Now Caitlin has her own VR and games company in her home town, and is on a mission to try get more support not just for women but for all young people in the region to have access to developing these skills.
Driven by her own life experiences with bullying, Alexis (Lexy) McDonald is changing the lives of young women across the country by creating her own social media platform app HerHelp.
Lexy is a young local girl who is making a difference in our community by encouraging, guiding and supporting girls through daily challenges in a safe and inclusive space.
HerHelp provides an interactive, safe space and support for issues around confidence and relationships and provides a networking forum.