April Showers, May Flowers?

April has been (another) busy month at Stemettes HQ. As we recover from our Women’s Day event and build up to our June panel event (which will feature a ‘Summertime’ theme) we’ve had a number of requests for partnership shower in, and have been tied into organising a number of events outside of our Panel event/Hackathon/Exhibition schedule.

Mini Fashion Hack (April 9th)

Cassandra Harris from Freeformers (who sat on our March panel) invited us to join her at a ‘Mini Fashion Hack’ on the Strand, which featured two of the boys from Made in Chelsea, copious amounts of pizza and a load of ‘API cards’. Little Stemettes got stuck in with ideas around the brief of ‘wearable technology’ and came up with ideas as diverse as a ‘T-shirt which speaks directions to you’ and ‘a watch which can help you out in emergencies’. The creative, technical juices were really flowing.

Hack the Barbican bazaar (April 27th/28th)

This month will end with a few little Stemettes joining a ‘Hack the Barbican bazaar‘ event which, over the course of one day will bring together entrepreneurs, technologists and artists at the world famous Barbican venue. We’ll spend a Sunday mashing together ideas and learning about ways to connect the three disciplines. A handful of Little Stemettes will get involved by capturing some of the action, proposing ideas, feeding back on ideas and getting stuck in with some of the artsy-meets-tech projects proposed. Watch out for the HackTheBarbican tumblr, YouTube and Twitter account on the day. (This event is a test bed for a month long ‘Hack the Barbican’ series of events in August, which we’ll be a part of).

Digital Shoreditch – Make & Do (May 25th/26th)

In May, we’ll be a part of the surprise Make & Do weekend at the huge Digital Shoreditch festival. We have a limited number of Stemettes space for Little Stemettes (and a guardian). Email stemettes@gmail.com if you’ll be able to spend the weekend at the festival – we’ll be doing some high-profile (but secret) stuff – it’s all very exciting!

Stemettes at Big Bangs

We’ve also had confirmations for Big Bang London and Big Bang South East, so if you’ll be in London on 3 & 4 July, or Exeter on June 27th, be sure to sign up and come and visit our stands. If you’re a Stemette who would is available on any of these days, get in touch too – we’d like you to meet some of the girls, and sit on a panel…check out date listings on our Events page.

Will you be famous?

Finally, we’re working on a Stemettes trailer to add to our YouTube, and explain to everyone what we’ve been about so far – watch this space, if you’ve been at an event, you might be famous!

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