Join IXL Learning and Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners to celebrate Cinco De Mayo on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in San Mateo from 5:30pm to 8:30pm with tacos, drinks, dessert and networking!
Hear from IXL Learning engineers share lightning talks about the challenges we’re facing and solving at one of the top edtech companies in the world.
Come chat with IXL Learning staff from our engineering, product management, and curriculum design teams about how we’re reshaping the teaching and learning process! We’ll be giving away kits for a mini desk plant to commemorate the IXL Learning Girl Geek Dinner.
About IXL Learning:
IXL Learning is an educational technology company like no other. Our team is full of smart, motivated people with a passion for creating the best educational technology possible. We leverage cutting-edge technologies to solve seemingly intractable problems in education. Millions of users count on us to make learning as effective as can be, and we’re looking for exceptional people who are committed to solving the real-world challenges faced by students and teachers around the world..
Twitter: @IXLLearning @BayAreaGGD
Event Hashtag: #IXLGirlGeekDinner
IXL Learning Girl Geek Dinner Agenda
5:30pm – 6:30pm – Registration, Food & Drinks, Networking
6:30pm – 7:30pm – Lightning Talks by members of the IXL engineering team
7:30pm – 8:30pm – Dessert & More Networking
IXL Learning Girl Geek Speakers
Suzanne Pelz (Director of Engineering, IXL Learning)
With over 10 years engineering experience at IXL Learning, Suzanne has played a pivotal role in shaping the IXL product and developing our current engineering team. She now leads a dedicated team of engineers who focus their efforts on creating the code modules and supporting libraries that generate the questions in math, language arts, science, and social studies, that millions of students in over 190 countries answer every day. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a masters of arts in mathematics from UC Santa Cruz.
Victoria Zheng (Engineering Project Lead, IXL Learning)
Victoria joined IXL right after graduating from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering. She first started on the mobile team, and helped with shipping out the 1.0’s on both Android and iOS, then 2.0 on iOS. Today she leads the Product engineering team, which focuses on adding more features and providing better user experience for IXL users on the website.
Yachen Sun (Software Engineer, IXL Learning)
Yachen is a front-end software engineer on IXL’s content engineering team. She completed bachelor’s degrees in biology and computer engineering at Vassar and Dartmouth prior to joining IXL.
Ritchie Iu (Senior Software Engineer, IXL Learning)
As a senior software engineer, Ritchie has helped architect, develop and launch Sugarcane, IXL’s newest product offering, from the ground up. Ritchie is interested in writing modular software that is flexible and easy to maintain. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Cornell University. In his free time, he enjoys hiking around the Bay Area and playing piano.
Jocelyn Tang (Software Engineer, IXL Learning)
Jocelyn is a content engineer working on IXL Math. She joined IXL last year after spending a year in Laos as a Project Manager. She has a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from Princeton.
Gavin Brown (Software Engineer, IXL Learning)
Gavin is a software engineer on IXL’s mobile team. Right now he’s working on mobile subscriptions, Scratchpad, and networking in iOS and Android. His interests include software architecture, design patterns, and figuring stuff out. He completed his B.A. in Mathematics at Reed College, and he grew up on a llama ranchette in Oregon, where they used the llamas as pack animals while hiking!
Event Tickets & Details
Tickets on sale starting at 12:00pm PST on April 29, 2016 at Eventbrite! Donations are non-refundable. All proceeds go toward need-based scholarships for women to learn to code at Hackbright Academy, an engineering school for women.