Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner - definitely does compute!

Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners – Definitely Does Compute

Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #131: Sponsored by AppDynamics

Join Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners at AppDynamics's office in San Francisco on Tuesday, March 7th (6pm-9pm) for tasty food, beverages, networking, and stories!

Join Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners at AppDynamics’s office in San Francisco on Tuesday, March 7th (6pm-9pm) for tasty food, beverages, networking, and stories!

We are excited for you to join AppDynamics for our second Girl Geek Dinner! Learn about AppDynamics roles and hear AppDynamics girl geeks’ stories about how they got to where they are professionally today. What are some of the significant ways they have been empowered in the workplace, empowered others on their teams, and lessons learned along the way?

At AppDynamics, our Application Intelligence Platform empowers today’s software-defined businesses with the ability to proactively monitor, manage, and optimize the most complex software environments. Because we start with user interactions, our platform is able to dynamically collect millions of performance data points across your applications and infrastructure. We then apply intelligence to instantly identify performance anomalies, enable automatic fixes and continuously measure business impact. And all this happens in real time, in production, with cloud or on-premise deployment flexibility. So even in the most dynamic production environments, you can know more and know it faster. It’s more than monitoring—it’s true Application Intelligence.

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AppDynamics Girl Geek Dinner Agenda

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Registration, Food & Drinks, Networking
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Lightning Tech Talks from AppDynamics Girl Geeks
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Networking

About the AppDynamics Girl Geeks – Bios

Megan Slater (Director, Business Systems, AppDynamics)Megan Slater
Megan currently serves as Director, Business Systems at AppDynamics where she is responsible for enterprise cloud applications used by AppDynamos globally. She has close to twenty years of technical product and team leadership experience. Her passion is aligning technology with strategic business needs and goals. Megan graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in English.

Nina Yang (Software Engineer, AppDynamics)Nina Yang
Nina is a backend software engineer at AppDynamics on the Server Visibility team. She helps provide insight into the application’s performance from a machine perspective. Prior to AppDynamics, she studied Computer Science at MIT and was also a prominent member of her sorority and the school’s tennis team. Currently, Nina is an avid powerlifter and can often be found at the bar – the one in the gym.

Jennifer Li (Product Manager, AppDynamics)Jennifer Li
Jennifer is a Product Manager on self-service, user onboarding experience in AppDynamics. She and her team build free-trial, onboarding mechanisms to ramp up new users faster. Prior to AppDynamics, she studied Software Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She’s passionate about solving problems and building products that delight people. In her spare time, she likes hiking and practicing yoga.

Laura Spaventa Lewis (Senior Customer Reference Manager, AppDynamics)Laura Spaventa Lewis
Laura is AppDynamics’ Senior Customer Reference Manager. In this role she is responsible for bringing to life AppDynamics’ customers’ successes to help create brand awareness and credibility, as well as build customers’ thought leadership. Prior to taking on this role, Laura helped lead the AppDynamics’ PR team and has over eight years of public relations experience. Laura graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.A. in Communication and B.S. in Apparel Merchandising.

Hanna Macho (Director of FP&A, AppDynamics)Hannah Macho
Hanna is currently the Director of FP&A at AppDynamics. Prior to joining, she spent 5 and a half years in Treasury and Finance at VMware, and also worked at ExxonMobil. Originally from Brazil, Hanna graduated with multiple degrees from Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná and Universidade Federal do Paraná before getting her MBA at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Outside of work, Hanna enjoys rock climbing, cross-fit, challenging mind games/puzzles, and is known to ride her bike in the rain.

Gwen Tillman (Head of People Development, AppDynamics)Gwen Tillman
Gwen recently joined AppDynamics as Head of People Development. Gwen started her career working in non-profit organizations, where her work ranged from partnering communities to renovate schools and youth centers to caring for children in group homes to working with companies to create viable alternatives for working parents. For the past 18 years she has working in HR in tech companies where she has been building and delivering people programs from manager development to employee recognition to career coaching to mentorship. She holds a B.A. degree in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz, and completed graduate work at SFSU in Social Work. Feedback Assessment, and Strength Development Inventory certifications.

Event Tickets & Details

Tickets on sale starting at 12:00pm PST on February 28, 2017 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.