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OKWIT meets monthly on the last Tuesday in Tulsa and the last Wednesday in OKC for leadership luncheons, networking or workshops.

Spark Your Career:
OKWIT 2018 Spring Retreat


WHEN: Friday, May 4, 2018 
TIME: 8 A.M. – 1 P.M.
WHERE: University of Oklahoma Tom Love Innovation Hub |
201 David L. Boren Blvd. | Norman, OK 73019


Are you curious about the career opportunities available within Technology? Are you interested in taking a look behind the scenes at what it takes to operate an organization like NexThought, the National Weather Center, and OU Innovation Hub? If so, then this event is for YOU!


To increase awareness of technology careers, Oklahoma Women in Technology (OKWIT) will host a half-day Behind the Scenes retreat for 100 young women (ages 13 – 18 years old) that will allow for attendees to 1) meet and hear from technology professionals about their careers via short presentations, 2) tour technology departments and 3) tour the data centers at three different local companies – NexThought, the National Weather Center, and the OU Innovation Hub.


The goal of our Behind the Scenes Spring Retreats is to spark curiosity and show the wide range of careers and environments that are available in the technology industry. We also hope for possible networking or mentoring opportunities to naturally foster as students look toward the possibilities of STEM degrees.


Who can attend?
In recognition of the ongoing gender gap in IT within the classroom and in the workforce, we specifically market this event free of charge to females in local area middle and high schools (ages 13 – 18). While this event targets women, we openly welcome men who want to engage in the conversation and contribute to a more equitable, diverse society.


Lunch and Prizes!
Each attendee will receive a complimentary lunch, a bag full of SWAG, an official OKWIT Behind the Scenes -t-shirt, and have the chance to win raffle prizes.


When does registration open and close?
Registration is currently open and will close on Friday, April 20 at 5 p.m. Space is limited, and registrations are accepted on a first come basis.


Can I register a group of people?
Contact springretreat@okwit.org to register a group larger than 15 participants.



8 AM – Students arrive at the first venue and register
8:30 AM – First venue presentation
9:15 AM – Students travel to the next venue
9:30 AM – Second venue presentation
10:30 AM – Students travel to the next venue
10:45 AM – Third Venue presentation
11:30 AM – Students travel to lunch
12 – 1 PM – Lunch and keynote speakers


Transportation and venue details

We ask that schools/individual attendees provide their own transportation to the OU campus, where each venue will be within walking distance to each other (the National Weather Center, NextThought, and the OU Innovation HUB). There will be designated parking lots for buses and other vehicles to use. Parking lot details, venue addresses, and the order in which we will visit each venue will be provided by April 27th via email after you register.

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Tulsa April Event:
Creative Data Strategy


WHEN: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 
TIME: 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
WHERE: 36 Degrees North |
36 E. Cameron St. | Tulsa, OK 74103


Big Data is one of the most popular topics in IT, but how can data be leveraged to make a meaningful impact in your organization? Thinking beyond the buzzwords, join us as speakers share first-hand experiences of how creative data strategy can shape the future. We are honored to hear from James Wagner, City of Tulsa; Tammy Torkelson, Indigo Technologies; and Tasha Kay Douglass, Tulsa Data Science.


Appetizers and a drinks will be provided by thanks to our sponsors, Devon Energy and Pinnacle Business Systems.



This event is made possible by our corporate sponsors – Devon Energy and Pinnacle Business Systems.

OKC April Event:
The Transformative Power of Data


WHEN: Tuesday, April 25, 2018 
TIME: 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
WHERE: Exaptive | 309 NW 13th St. | OKC, OK 73103


Data in general is increasingly being considered as a topic for strategic opportunity within businesses, and the possibilities are endless.  Knowing how to harness data to create tangible results can provide leverage for both businesses and individuals to be more impactful.
Join us in Exaptive Studio for a collaboration and series of expert talks on the power of data, with topics including:

  • Using data to support ideas and growth
  • How data can translate patterns of behavior
  • Improving your business through data strategy


Whether you’re a beginner or a specialist yourself, our presenters will dive beyond the buzzwords to provide clear steps on how to take creative control of your personal data journey, and the benefits it may bring.
Technological growth awaits!
Appetizers, cash bar, and our wonderful space will be provided by our event sponsor and collaborative partner, Exaptive, and our annual corporate sponsors, Devon Energy and Pinnacle Business Systems.  Complimentary parking is available in the north and west lots neighboring the Exaptive building.


This event is made possible by our corporate sponsors – Devon Energy and Pinnacle Business Systems.