WIT Russia organized “Ways to IT” meetup in Saint Petersburg on February 8, 2020. 150 people gathered together to get a jumpstart in their career and advice from speakers and mentors in IT. The focus of the event was on helping beginners overcome initial hurdles in starting their journey in technologies. The program contained presentations from exciting speakers, breakout sessions with mentors covered different spheres such as QA-testing, programming, data science, startups, project management and so on. This event dispelled confusion women might have about their future in technology. After “Ways to IT” participants got a roadmap on how to enter the industry and succeed in it.

The meetup was supported by 15 mentors and 4 speakers:

Anastasia Zarechneva, Department manager at Noveo. WIT SPb Delegate.
“Two-way ticket to QA-engineering”.

Olga Andrienko, Head of Global Marketing at SEMrush. Top-25 most influential women in digital marketing (TopRank, 2018).
“How I inadvertently was hired by the company of my dreams”

Angelina Makuha, QA-engineer at Noveo.
“I’ll never work in IT”

Yulia Kanova, Python-developer.
“How I found my first job in IT, got disappointed and got excited again”.

We received great feedback from the participants and look forward to hearing their success stories. Thanks to all mentors, guests and digital-marketing company “SEMrush” for the outstanding event.