Tech event a hit

Nyriad’s women-in-tech event in Auckland last month gave opportunities to learn more about working in the technology industry.

Nyriad’s women-in-tech event in Auckland last month proved to be a success, with a number of participants taking part.

Held July 26 in conjunction with She#, the event aimed to encourage people, especially women, to consider pursuing a career in technology.

Gathering inside the Auckland Rose Park Hotel, participants were first introduced to Nyriad – a Cambridge-based exascale computing company – and its internship programme, which gives participants computer programming challenges and encourages them to learn as they go.

A problem-solving presentation then provided a glimpse of what working in the technology industry might be like, and the skills they could apply in a real-life context.

A number of young women, and a handful of men, attended the Nyriad She# tech event.

Participants then completed four rounds of tasks in a simulated project, where they worked in teams to create mock-deliverables for their customers. At each stage they faced a problem they had to resolve while still meeting customer requirements. “The teams then presented their work to the rest of the attendees, where their innovative ideas and passion for the tech industry really shone through,” said Nyriad’s Amy Gibb, who helped organise the event. “After the event, many connections were made, and advice shared.”

For more information on Nyriad’s upcoming events and internship programme, visit nyriad.com.

Nyriad’s internship programme does monthly intakes and is open to anyone regardless of qualifications. Internees simply need to have a perseverance and an interest in technology. Those interested can send their CV to careers@nyriad.com.

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