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Join us for Dinner #28 sponsored by Salesforce on Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 @ Salesforce Office in San Francisco!
Event Hashtag: #SFDCggd
Salesforce Girl Geek Dinner Agenda:
5:30pm – 6:30pm : Registration, Networking, Demos and Refreshments
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Lightning Talks
7:30pm – 8:30pm: Breakout for Q&A, Demos and More Networking
Talk Topic: Introduction
Speaker Bio: Rajani Ramanathan is the Chief Operating Officer for the Technology & Products organization at Salesforce.com. With Salesforce.com for twelve years, she was part of the core team that delivered the bleeding edge technology behind Salesforce.com’s pioneering array of products that power the social enterprise. Rajani started her career in sales and marketing, and founded companies specializing in marketing feasibility studies, corporate space planning, and interior design. After relocating to the United States, she transitioned to technology. As one of Salesforce.com’s technology leaders, Rajani has championed innovative and efficient software development methodologies using agile principles, which leads to providing a total quality customer experience.
Jeanine Walters (Architect, Sales Cloud)
Talk Topic: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Salesforce.com Architecture
Susan Kimberlin (Product Management Director, Search)
Talk Topic: “I hear what you mean…”: Product Management as Translation
Speaker Bio: Susan Kimberlin is a product management director for search features across Salesforce.com’s product offerings. Previously, she has been a “Jill of all trades,” working on search technology in some form or another in roles that have involved everything from rules coding and academic research to technical documentation and user training. She has applied this broad of range skills at a handful of diverse companies that include both the tiny research startup Discern and the tech giant eBay. Susan graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a B.A. in Linguistics and spent her third year studying at the Georg-August Universität in Göttingen, Germany. Outside of work, Susan spends her time singing with her all-women a cappella group, The Loose Interpretations, working with non-profit About Face on the board of directors to promote media literacy and improve self-esteem and body image for girls and young women, reading about San Francisco restaurants, bars and real estate, and geeking out in the kitchen with her husband and their macgyvered sous vide system.
Talk Topic: Individual Contributor and Leader: My First Year
Speaker Bio: Mysti Berry joined Salesforce.com in 2005, and is the Principal Content Strategist in the Technical Documentation department , which means it’s her job to figure out how her team’s rich and deep collection of content can attract and keep customers and save the company money. Mysti graduated from UCSC with a degree in Linguistics (where she got her first UNIX account!) and writes crime novels on the side. She has 22 years of technical writing experience, culminating with the first internal architecture guide at Salesforce.com.
Talk Topic: Test Automation at Scale
Speaker Bio: Reena Mathew is a Principal Architect with the Quality Engineering Department at Salesforce.com. She has been with Salesforce.com for more than 6 years and was the Lead Quality Engineer for several of the Platform and Reliability products. Reena has taken on other roles like Product Owner for several Productivity Teams which build tools for Salesforce.com’s engineers. She is currently the Product Line Manager for the Test Automation Program which is responsible for the extensive suite of automated tests that Salesforce.com uses to ensure the quality of their products. Prior to joining Salesforce.com, Reena worked at BEA Systems and Novell and she has a MS in Computer Science from UC, San Diego.
Talk Topic: Promoting Good Design
Speaker Bio: Anna Bonner Mieritz is a Senior Manager of User Experience at Salesforce.com. She studied Product Design Engineering and began her career designing medical products. From there she shifted focus from physical interfaces to web interfaces while working on the launch of Timbuk2’s ecommerce site and custom bag builder. She has worked in the agency world as well as the startup world, and currently is part of Salesforce.com’s Chatter team, creating workplace collaboration tools.