Overview

Informatica Feminale – the 22nd international Summer University for Women students and professionals in Informatics / Computer Science will be organized by University of Bremen in Germany from August 12 to August 30, 2019. We cordially invite women students of all disciplines, levels and different types of institutions of higher education as well as all women interested in computing and women ICT professionals from all over the world! Teaching languages will be English and German.

(Status quo 10.06.2019) Registration is open!

For human resources managers we are particullarly pointing out that, during the whole summer school there will be plenty of opportunities to sponsor and to get in touch with graduates.

Students and unemployed are charged a one-time fee of 40 Euro for a participation of two weeks or 60 Euro for three weeks. Reduction of fees is available with 4 hours work with the organization team. Employed women pay a fee of 40 Euro a day. During the entire summer university, childcare is provided for free.

For more information, see our Informatica-Feminale-FAQ2019-en.pdf.

We are looking forward to meet keen and ambitious participants!

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Social Events

 

When the daily courses will be finished and especially both of the two Sundays we are organizing a cultural and touristic program including lectures, discussions and evening events. Further on, you are invited to join several field trips.

12 Aug(Mon) – Opening – Get together

Opening of the 22nd Informatica Feminale and the 11th Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni

Monday, 12th August at 4:30 p.m.

Get together of lecturers and participants with coffee, tea and cakes –  der Dozentinnen und Teilnehmerinnen mit Kaffee, Tee und Kuchen
– open for all, no registration required –
Place: at the cafeteria of the summer universities

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13 Aug(Tue) – NEULAND: A women’s network at work

LUNCH BREAK
Company presentation Neuland GmbH: A women’s network at work

Tuesday, 13.08.2019, 01:30-02:00 p.m., room: MZH 1110
Language: If participants who are English-speaking (but not German-speaking) are present, the language will be English.

As women working as software developers in the IT we have been a minority throughout our careers. We only became aware of the implications this has on us after founding a women’s network in our company. In this talk we’ll discuss the steps we took to help each other become stronger, identify the benefits for our company and talk about the things we want to do for other women in tech.

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13 Aug(Tue) – Visit a FabLab

Visit a FabLab

Tuesday, 13.08.2019, 05:00 PM

Meeting Point: Cafeteria

Participants: 15

Language: deutsch and english

From concept to the product. Designing with digital fabrication technologies.

The FabLab of University of Bremen provides a lot of fascinating technologies like 3D printers, a laser cutter and a plotter.

The FabLab (Fabrication Laboratories) explores the potentials of digital fabrication technologies for research, lectures and educational contexts. For their research work students, researchers and pupils run small projects and experiments with the provided technologies.

We start with a short introduction in our work by examples from 3D modelling, 3D printing. We will present how to design for laser-cutter and some basics of programming a microcontroller.

Then the participants will design and produce their own little objects.To a limited extend children can join and design together with their mothers or aunties.

> Registration necessary.

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14 Aug(Wed) – Special Theme Day 1 “Gender and Media”: Silvia Bauer, München

Talk and discussions for participants and lecturers integrated into the courses as part of the
Sommeruni-Focus 2019: Women´s Network – Feminist Networking!

11.30 – 12.30 a.m., Room MZH 1470

Introduction to the concept of special theme days
Henrike Illig und Veronika Oechtering, Uni Bremen

Gender and Media
Sylvia Bauer M.A., München

The talk will introduce critical feminist views on some relations of technological knowledge and developments in societies as presented in recent films.

Silvia Bauer M.A. is a cultural manager and lecturer in intercultural communications.  Since 2004 she manages and curates a wide spectrum of cultural events, film festivals, and art exhibitions. Her work and research focusses on Gender Studies, Postcolonial Studies and (Visual) Cultural Studies. Some of her research projects dealt with “Gender and Globalization”, representations of the Body in digital media, or the relations of Islam and Feminisms.

following
ca. 12.30 -2.00 p.m. Uhr at the cafeteria MZH 1090
Lunch buffet
All participants and lecturers are warmly invited!

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15 Aug(Thu) – CONTACT SOFTWARE: The Product in the Internet of Things: From Technical Design to the Digital Twin

The Product in the Internet of Things: From Technical Design to the Digital Twin

Thursday, 15.08.2019, 01:25-01:55 PM

Language: If participants who are English-speaking (but not German-speaking) are present, the language will be English.

Room: MZH 1110

The design of an IoT product requires more than just the design of the networked “Thing” and its direct user interface. An important step is moving from the product to its digital image, the so-called digital twin. Dr. Nicole Drechsler of CONTACT Software, the leading software producer for open solutions in product development and project management, will explain software architectures and present techniques for connectivity in an interactive software demonstration.

16 Aug(Fri) – NETLIGHT

Netlight

Friday, 16.08.2019, 01:25-01:55 PM

Room: MZH 1110

Language: If participants who are English-speaking (but not German-speaking) are present, the language will be English.

Netlight provides genuine consulting services for leaders in the digital industry. The combination of competence, creativity and business sense is what makes Netlight stand out as a service provider, and are also the characteristics of each individual Netlighter. By building a culture that embraces us all fully, as human and as people, we are propelled forward by the force that lies naturally within us all. We don’t work to restrict. We work only to release.

16 Aug(Fri) – VRG: Excursion Oldenburg and visit of the Computer Museum

EXCURSION
Visit to the Computer Museum in Oldenburg and to the VRG company office

Friday, 16.08.2019, 4.30 p.m., meeting point cafeteria
Bus transfer to Oldenburg (free of charge);
departure Oldenburg – Bremen: 8 p.m. ; arrival Bremen at 9 p.m.
Participants: 20

Program: Guided tour through the computer museum in Oldenburg (https://www.computermuseum-oldenburg.de/),
afterwards we drive to VRG office.

About VRG: Together with the VRG Group, TARGIS has over 50 years of experience in the IT environment and develops future-proof software solutions for companies in all industries. Our staff AND employees work daily for sustainable, satisfied customer relationships. The areas of software development, product management and user and partner support ensure that our products not only meet the highest functional requirements.
The VRG Group is backed by more than 400 motivated and motivating employees who are connected to people through their passion for IT and their enjoyment of working. Whether summer party, Christmas party or product week, whether privately organized canoe tour or LAN party – we are a strong team even beyond the limits of our daily cooperation. A team in which everyone can rely on everyone. A team in which you help each other and pull together in the same direction. During the entire excursion you will have the opportunity to talk to a few of our employees and learn more about our company and our daily work. If you would like to find out more about us in advance, please visit our homepage:
https://www.vrg-gruppe.de/?L=0
https://www.vrg-gruppe.de/karriere/start-karriere/
We are looking forward to seeing you and wish you an interesting summer uni.

> Registration necessary.

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18 Aug(Sun) – Excursion Use-less: Slow Fashion against waste and ugly clothes

Excursion Use-less: Slow Fashion against waste and ugly clothes

Sunday, 18.08.2019, 11:00 am

Meeting point: Port Museum Speicher XI, Am Speicher XI 1, 28217 Bremen

Language: deutsch and english

Participants: 20

Clothes tell stories. How did they emerge? Who bought them? Why were they disposed? use-less shows what hides in our wardrobes and what the idea of «Slow Fashion» is. Regardless of whether jeans, shirts or nylon stockings — clothes emerge in complex production processes with consequences for humans and environment. The exhibition show the results of the Slow Fashion research done by the Hochschule Hannover. The design projects make clear that fashion can be designed durably, ressource-savingly and beautifully. At the same time the exhibitions asks what users can change with their way of consumation. Not only waiver but also transparency and participation are important to design sustainable fashion. Therefore the protection of the environment and fair working condition are as important as the material, creativity and aesthetics.
https://www.hafenmuseum-speicherelf.de/Startseite.html

> Registration necessary.

19 Aug (Mon) – Visit the FabLab

From concept to the product. Designing with digital fabrication technologies.

Monday, 19.08.2019, 4:30 p.m. till 6:30 p.m.,
Meeting Point: Cafeteria MZH 1090
Languages: German and English
Participants: 15

The FabLab of University of Bremen provides a lot of fascinating technologies like 3D printers, a laser cutter and a plotter.
The FabLab (Fabrication Laboratories) explores the potentials of digital fabrication technologies for research, lectures and educational contexts. For their research work students, researchers and pupils run small projects and experiments with the provided technologies.
We start with a short introduction in our work by examples from 3D modelling, 3D printing. We will present how to design for laser-cutter and some basics of programming a microcontroller.
Then the participants will design and produce their own little objects.To a limited extend children can join and design together with their mothers or aunties.

> Registration necessary.

19 Aug(Mon) – Excursion The Bremen Drop Tower – ZARM. Space Technology on Earth

Excursion The Bremen Drop Tower – ZARM. Space Technology on Earth

Monday, 19.08.2019, 04:30 pm

Meeting point Cafeteria

Language: English
Participants: 20

The Bremen Drop Tower is a ground-based laboratory for short-term microgravity experiments. It is a unique facility in Europe that attracts scientists from all over the world. In comparison to orbital systems it represents an economic alternative with permanent access. Since its inauguration in September 1990 the concrete shaft of a height of 146 m has become the landmark on the Bremen University campus. The Drop Tower serves as an important supplement to either existing or planned orbital or suborbital platforms for microgravity research. About 400 drop experiments each year have successfully been carried out since. The facility delivers 4.74 s of near weightlessness up to three times a day.

In December 2004 Bremen celebrated the first shot of the catapult system. This allows to perform experiments under weightlessness for 9.3 s by conducting a vertical parabolic flight. This construction has been developed at Zentrum für angewandte Raumfahrttechnologie und Mikrograviation (ZARM) and offers world-wide unique research conditions. A visit of the top of the drop tower is not possible on this tour!

 

> Registration necessary.

20 Aug(Tue) – Field Trip City Tour Bremen

City Tour Bremen

Tuesday, 20th August at 04:30 p.m.
Departure from Bremen University, meeting point at cafeteria 04:30 p.m.
Language: If participants who are English-speaking (but not German-speaking) are present, the language will be English.
Participants: 20

We offer a guided city tour in Bremen´s historic center with a special focus on the history of women and technology in the history in the hanseatic town.

> Registration necessary.

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21 Aug(Wed) – Special Theme Day 2 “Gender and Language”: Claudia Czycholl and Henriette Ullmann

Talk and discussions for participants and lecturers integrated into the courses as part of the
Sommeruni-Focus 2019: Women´s Network – Feminist Networking!

11.00 – 1 p.m., Room MZH 1470

Introduction to the concept of special theme days
Henrike Illig and Veronika Oechtering, Bremen University

LECTURE
Claudia Czycholl und Henriette Ullmann
Cultural scientists and free-lancer trainers with topics on gender, anti-discrimination and diversity
Kurzinput über die Formen und das Nutzen der gendersensiblen Sprache

LECTURE
Veronika Oechtering
Center of Excellence Women in Science and Technology, Bremen University
The International Summer Universities for Women in Technology: Informatica Feminale and Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni

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ca. 1.00 -2.15 p.m. Uhr at the cafeteria MZH 1090
Lunch buffet
All participants and lecturers are warmly invited!

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