InnoTech: Region’s largest Technology Innovation Conference & Women IT/Tech Summit

Come to Innotech this year on May 3rd, 2012: Women Tech Panel and Speed Mentoring Forum Presented by ViaWest & Software Association of Oregon
Women in IT Forum sponsored by Integra Telecom and Girls in Tech

git_2.0Girls in Tech Mentorship Programs(GITm) will be a part of the speed mentoring session. Ivo Lukas our CEO/Founder of 24Notion & COO of Girls in Tech will be at the event.

Only open to the first 50 registered women attendees, this is your opportunity to sit 1 on 1 with 3 different female executives within the technology industry.  Please register at www.innotechoregon.com and select Women in IT Forum.  ***Registration includes ALL InnoTech programs, the Why Oregon Keynote luncheon and Women in IT Forum.  (This pass does NOT include the eMarketing or NW Security Summit luncheons.)

After joining us for the Why Oregon? keynote luncheon

11:30am-1:00pm don’t miss: The Current and Future State of Women in IT

2:pm – 3:30pm Women in IT Mentoring Forum – only open to the first 50 registered Women in IT attendees. A complete list of mentors is available here

Congrats to our Girls in Tech leaders/members who will participate on the GITPDX speed Mentoring session: Ivo Lukas, Karen Eichelberger, Corinna Kruczynski, Rosina Zevallos, Sarena regazonni and Robin Segerdahl

3:45pm – 4:30pm Happy 45 minute reception & networking – Inside Exhibit Hall E

Girls in Tech discount available – Use Discount Code WTECH30 for the $30 price ($47 value). Price include all of InnoTech, Keynote Luncheon, Women in IT Event and reception.  www.innotechoregon.com click Women in IT during registration

Be sure to come to our booth to learn more about Girls in Tech and Girls in Tech Mentorship Programs(GITm); Be sure to be a fan on our group GITPDX

Check out Global GITm programs & Thank you to our sponsor, 24Notion

Fashion collaboration with a good cause: Ivo Lukas & Bryce Black

Finally, the fashion shirt is here! Limited Edition only! If you are interested in snatching one or two, pls email info@24Notion.tv

But for those who plans to attend this year Girls inc Fundraising Gala will get to snatch one on friday March 9th, 2012(first 200 customers only)

bryceheadshot ivofoto02Bryce Black (a fashion designer contestants from Project Runway season 9).  and Ivo Lukas (24Notion) are collaborating in designing fabulous fashion shirt together in effort to an amazing good cause for fundraising gala, Power of the Purse for Girls Inc. 100% of all sales of the shirt at the event goes to the Girls inc organization!

See recent blog post here

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Digital Marketing: Blogging World in 2012

Series I part I(Featured on an article post by @AnnTran_ 10 #Bloggers Share Their #2012 #Blogging Formula http://bit.ly/wLaIZK #tips #digital@24Notion @MsSonicFlare)

Screen shot 2012-01-20 at 11.38.46 AMMost recently, one of my dearest client just asked if we could help them on getting strategy and implementation in place for blogging for their corporate communications department. He asked if there is any magic formula to any successful blogs out there. Although, there isn’t any magic formula in developing a successful blog per say. There are best practices that you might want to implement. First and foremost, you need to know your overall strategy. Then, try to keep it up by creating an editorial calendar that essentially will build up your content throughout the duration of your blog strategy. Get a system going and do blog at least once or twice per week. Did you know that as of August 2011, there are estimated over 164 million blogs out there?

Here are more facts and data:

  • 27% of bloggers are full time bloggers
  • The U.S. has about 49% of the blogging population worldwide
  • 5% of the blogs are business-focused and 14% are focused on technology or Internet marketing
  • Traffic sources: 41% Search Engines, 28% Social Media, 20% Referring Sites
  • Two-thirds are male
  • 60% are 18-44
  • 75% have college degrees
  • 40% have graduate degrees

Here are my top 5 tips to keep in mind on blogging:

  • Be authentic
  • Write from the heart
  • Passionate about your topic
  • Don’t try to ramble too much, just get to the point.
  • Edit, edit, edit
  • Have fun

Interesting fact! By looking at the statistics, we need more women bloggers out there. Come on ladies, let’s help on balancing that number out. Together, we could be on a forefront in engaging our audience together.

If you need additional tips or help, please contact Ivo Lukas

Ivo leads all digital/creative/Marketing/Social PR agency, 24Notion, ranked #23 by Business Journal – Book of List 2012 on Corporate Philanthropist. To learn more go to http://www.24Notion.tv | be a fan Facebook.com/24Notion or follow her @MsSonicFlare

Happy New Year- Ring in 2012 with us

Welcome to 2012. We hope that you all enjoyed your holidays and had a wonderful and happy New Years celebration. We(@24Notion) definitely enjoyed our time off. We are happy to be back to get 2012 a head start!

We’ve done quite a milestone and accomplishment in 2011. One of the pivotal key on our milestone is the increase on our philanthropic effort. See release here Our total contribution in 2010-2011 rounded up to $186K( 20% increase from 2009-2010). btw, thanks to our rock star founder, Ivo Lukas, continued to support this cause.

This year, we will continue to branch out to make a difference in the global communities effort(charities/nonprofit organizations). Stay tuned for 2012 success story to come.

We’ve been busy on 2011, growing our agency as a whole. Check out our partial case studies(if you need to see full case studies, simply drop an email to: info@24Notion.tv).  Our branded entertainment & lifestyle effort has been growing tremendously(see below). From Fashion Week to American Country Awards; we’ve had a blast along the way(while giving back to the global charities). Simply put, our goal is to inspire one person at a time…

smbranded entertainment@24Notion

Interested in learning more about 24Notion, check out our site, follow us on facebook.com/24Notion and tweet with us @24Notion

#16Days of Activism – Say NO UNiTE

Screen shot 2011-11-24 at 9.31.01 AMOver 2,129,129 Actions taken by YOU on ending the violence against women. It is one of top sought priority worldwide part of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women initiative.

Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence against Women is a social mobilization platform on ending violence against women and girls, contributing towards UN Secretary General’s system -wide campaign, UNiTE to End Violence against Women. Launched in November 2009 by UN Women, Say NO – UNiTE showcases advocacy efforts and engages people from all walks of life, online and on the ground. UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman is the Spokesperson of Say NO – UNiTE.

This year, Say NO – UNiTE  will present 16 actions that organizations and activists can take, to mark the 16 Days of Activism. Actions can be taken online or offline, by participating in the highlighted events or by organizing your own. Activists can pick as many actions as they like, or take the action of the day. The 16 Days page will be live On November 21, 2011

Screen shot 2011-11-24 at 9.15.14 AMPosting your #16Days action on www.saynotoviolence.org is easy – create an account, and once it is activated, post an action page for each event/activity. Please select “16 Days” as the Action Type.

Google Wants You: Open Source Challenge

Screen shot 2011-11-23 at 8.08.58 AMOpen source: Google Code-in contest kicks in last week. For those students in the ages of 13-17 years old could participate and win fabulous prizes and recognition.  It’s a simple process: Pick a task, complete the task and your task is approved. The contest runs from November 21, 2011 to January 16, 2012. Worldwide participation is encouraged. The goal is to produce a variety of open source code, documentation, training materials and user experience research for the organizations participating this year. These tasks include:

  • Code: Tasks related to writing or refactoring code
  • Documentation: Tasks related to creating/editing documents
  • Outreach: Tasks related to community management and outreach/marketing
  • Quality Assurance: Tasks related to testing and ensuring code is of high quality
  • Research: Tasks related to studying a problem and recommending solutions
  • Training: Tasks related to helping others learn more
  • Translation: Tasks related to localization
  • User Interface: Tasks related to user experience research or user interface design and interaction

Check out the site to participate and learn more. 54 days left to the challenge, so spread the word!

Be sure to let us know that you are participating so, you might get a chance to be profiled on ourGirls in Tech Mentorship Program article. Drop us an email ivo@girlsintech.net

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What If… women in Technology

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Last week wrapped up the http://gracehopper.org/2011/ in Portland Oregon. 3000 attendees (over 140 companies, 235 academics representations and I would say 90% all women) from all over the world flocked to attend this 4 days conference. What if, is the topic of the conference – It is about creating the next generation to be the leader in STEM/Tech (science, technology engineering and mathematics). Telle Whitney opened the conference by introducing a new initiative by Anita Borg/Grace Hooper “TechWomen” change agent scholars: 6 women mentees (Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Egypt) selected as up-and-coming leaders who will advance in women’s participation in technology and help support more women in their hometown and expand STEM education. TechWomen pairs technical women in the greater San Francisco Bay Area with their counterparts in the Middle East and North Africa for a professional mentorship and exchange program at leading technology companies.

Keynote speaker, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook gave a career advice for any young woman who wants to move up the ladder in the career of technology:

  1. Believe in yourself
  2. Dream big
  3. Make your partner a real partner
  4. Don’t’ leave just yet
  5. Start talking about this

The conference sessions range from career, academic, technical, theme and industry track. With Saturday dedicated for an open source day: Codeathon for humanity.

Grace Hopper Aspirations computing awards by NCWIT took place on Thursday night. More than 1200 applicants applied for and top 30 young women were chosen to attend this conference. The Aspirations award is the catalyst that propels young women into studying computer science in college and ultimately pursuing a career in computing and information technology. Event sponsored by Microsoft, Intel, viawest, Lewis and Clark, puppetlabs and 24Notion (shout out to Ruthe F who did an amazing job on the award celeb; did you know that they’ve granted over 800 girls up to date on the scholarship?)

Career fair and exhibitors from Google, yahoo, Microsoft, NSA, Deutsch bank, Lockheed martin, Amex, Intel, Pixar, Facebook, Twitter and hundred others flocked to recruit the brightest STEM young individual to lead their company. (Did you know that STEM jobs paid 20% more than regular career?).

Leaving the conference energized and excited that at Girls in Tech Mentorship Program, we are here to support and developed the next generation to raise them up the top.  so, what are you waiting for? Get into it!

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