Episode 23 – Louisville Tech Ladies

Episode 23 – Louisville Tech Ladies

If you’re a smart lady in Louisville and interested in all manner of technology, you should check out Louisville Tech Ladies. The Nerd Louisville Podcast sat down with Sue Freas, the founder of the group, to discuss just what this group is all about, women in tech fields, how one can get involved, and the future of the organization.

Note: we recorded at a coffee shop, so sometimes you’ll hear some grinding and steaming in the background. 

Highlights:

  • Introductions
  • Who are the Louisville Tech Ladies?
  • Timing is everything
  • Women in the technology field
  • Not being the minority in the room, STEM, representation
  • Going somewhere where you don’t feel alone
  • False starts, She Geeks Out inspiration, and finally getting the group off the ground
  • Defining “tech curious” and smart women
  • NASCAR geekery
  • Who is welcome to the Lou Tech Ladies?
  • 6th grade dances
  • Activities and networking, getting something out of the meetup beyond networking
  • Presentations and speakers, varieties of topics
  • How many people are showing up to these events?
  • The need for a group like this
  • Matchmaking for tech engagement
  • The conversation around becoming a non-profit
  • How to get involved
  • First Thursday of every month
  • The next meetup is 6-8 PM on Feb. 2nd event at Occam Design
  • Sue’s nerdy side
  • Arcade Expo
  • Dr. Who for 10 minutes
  • The end

You can find the Louisville Tech Ladies on their website, twitter, and Meetup!

The Crew:

Intro / Outro music is The White of Noon by STRFKR, graciously provided by Polyvinyl Records.

Mike Pfaff

Mike is the co-founder of Nerd Louisville and still volunteers from time-to-time. He's been a nerd since he was first introduced to Dungeons & Dragons when he was a wee lad and continues playing to this day. You can play games with him at Slur Your Role or other Nerd Louisville events.