On Thursday, July 17th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm, the 68th Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner will be hosted by Amazon Lab126 in Sunnyvale, California!
The event will take place poolside at the Moffett Towers Club in Sunnyvale. We will get to know one another with Amazon trivia and hear from Lab126 engineers behind two of Amazon’s groundbreaking new products, Amazon Fire TV and Fire Phone.
Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronic devices like the Kindle family of products. Lab126 began in 2004 as a subsidiary of Amazon.com. Since then, we have worked to produce hardware and software for best-selling devices, including Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon Fire TV, and the newly-released Amazon Fire Phone.
Amazon Lab126 Girl Geek Dinner Agenda
5:30pm – 6:15pm: Networking
6:20pm – 6:40pm: Fire Phone Dynamic Perspective Tech Talk by Flora Yang, Software Quality Assurance Manager at Amazon Lab126
6:40pm – 7:00pm: Amazon Fire TV Tech Talk by Jaee Patwardhan, Senior Software Development Manager at Amazon Lab126
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Games, networking, and product demos
The Amazon Lab126 Girl Geek Dinner will take place poolside at the Moffett Towers Club located at 1080 Enterprise Way in Sunnyvale, CA.
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Flora Yang, Amazon Lab126 Software Quality Assurance Manager
Flora Yang is a Software Quality Assurance Manager at Amazon Lab126. Flora currently manages quality for Dynamic Perspective on Fire Phone. She also manages the quality for a variety of framework and system areas for Kindle devices. Prior to joining Amazon Lab126, Flora worked on webOS devices and Treo devices at Hewlett-Packard and Palm as a QA Manager. Flora holds an MS degree in Information Systems from University of Maryland College Park. She is the sole inventor for a US patent and has another US patent application filed, both for mobile devices and mobile applications.
Jaee Patwardhan, Amazon Lab126 Senior Software Development Manager (Fire TV project)
Jaee Patwardhan is a Senior Software Development Manager on the Fire TV project at Amazon Lab126. Jaee is a seasoned engineering leader in software development, validation, and test, with experience building top-notch groups. Before becoming part of the core engineering leadership for Fire TV, Jaee held positions at Hewlett-Packard, Palm, and Hughes in a variety of leadership roles, from software development to field and customer support engineering. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Telecommunications from the University of Pune and a Master’s degree in Engineering – Wireless from North Carolina State University. Jaee is a passionate technical leader who believes that everyone should strive to achieve their full potential, and helps build this environment as an advisor for Bay Area Women at Amazon Circles mentoring.