DigiGirlz Day in Upstate NY (Rochester)

DigiGirlz Day

Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs that
target youth. This one-day event, held at multiple Microsoft locations
worldwide, is designed to provide high school girls with a better understanding
of what a career in technology is all about. 


About DigiGirlz Day


During the event, students interact with Microsoft employees and managers to gain
exposure to careers in business and technology and to get an inside look at
what it’s like to work at Microsoft. This exciting event provides girls with
career planning assistance, information about technology and business roles,
thought-provoking exercises, and interesting product demonstrations.  By
participating in the Microsoft DigiGirlz Day, young women can find out about
the variety of opportunities available in the high-tech industry and can
explore future career paths.   


  Microsoft Corporation, 100 Corporate

Woods, Suite 240, Rochester, NY 14623

Date: Friday, April 20, 2012

Audience: High School Girls exploring careers in high tech

45 girls


information about the DigiGirlz program at Microsoft be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/about/diversity/en/us/programs/digigirlz/default.aspx



8:00am – 8:30am

Arrive at
  Microsoft, Registration

8:30am – 9:15am

  Edge Careers in Technology and Microsoft: 
  Katie Schwartzenburg,

  Management Consultant, Engineering Profession, Microsoft Corporation


Katie’s job is to keep a pulse on Engineering talent and
  jobs.  You’ll find her most days
  partnering with Technology Leaders to ensure that Microsoft offers not only great jobs solving hard problems to
  have serious impact on the world, but also that employees can enjoy a long and successful career across
  Microsoft’s broad range of products and technologies.  

9:15am to 10:00am

  Building Exercise: Kathleen Johnson
, Technology

  Program Manager, Xerox Corporation

10:00am to 10:15am


10:15am to 11:00am


  Innovation:  Priscilla Yin, Vivian Liao,

  RIT School of Interactive Games & Media, College of Computing &
  Information Sciences. 


Have you ever used a smart phone application?  Priscilla and Vivian will provide an
  overview of a prototype game entitled ‘Block Block’
  which they created in a mere 12 hours for the Windows Phone.  They recently won a Microsoft Choice award
  at the Microsoft Hack-A-Thon. They plan to enter the game in the Big App on
  Campus challenge, and later plan to enter the Imagine Cup contest with a new

11:00am to 11:30am

Take Charge
  of your Digital Life:  Cathy Leous,

  Solution Specialist, Microsoft Corporation.


Cathy spends her days working with developers at major companies
  in the northeast.  Each
  year Microsoft participates in Safer
  Internet Day
(SID) to

  help promote safer and more responsible use of online technology around the
  world, especially among young people.  Cathy will lead an interactive discussion on
  best practices to protect yourself (and your friends) from drama and
  scams and protect your online reputation, both now and in the future.

11:30am to 11:45am


11:45am to 12:30pm

  Panel Luncheon:
An open Q&A forum with

  Microsoft employees and partners
to answer career questions.  


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