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Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #135: Sponsored by Box

20.04.2017 (9:02 am) – Filed under: Girl Geek Dinners ::

Box Girl Geek Dinner

Join us for Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #135 on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Box HQ in Redwood City to hear from Box’s outstanding female leaders about the technical problems they are solving to help cloud content management change the way people work!

What if big business could move at start-up speed? What if files could be openly shared, yet fully secure? What if scaling too fast was an opportunity, not an issue? That’s what Box is all about. Defying “possible.” Turning “what if” into “what can be.” Using the power of Box to make your business perform like never before. No matter what business you’re in. Our mission is to make businesses more productive, competitive, and powerful by connecting people and their most important information.

Box Girl Geek Dinner Agenda

5:30pm – 6:30pm – Registration, Food, Drinks & Networking
6:00pm – 6:15pm – Welcome & Intro by Peipei Yu Pollmann, Box WIT Executive Sponsor
6:15pm – 7:30pm – Lightning Talks By Box Women

Kelsey Dutton – Making Authentication Simple
Joy Ebertz/Rachel Maclay – Permissions and Microservices
Julia Edwards – API Driven Development
Nicole Salzman – Running an Enterprise Beta
Sid Sidhu – Bring Your ____ Self to Work

7:30pm – 8:30pm – Networking

Box Girl Geeks – Bios

Kelsey Dutton (Software Engineer, Platform, Box)Kelsey Dutton
Kelsey Dutton is a software engineer on Platform. She focuses on building secure and scalable authentication services while maintaining a seamless developer experience. She helped launch the platform side of Box, enabling developers to power their applications with Box as the content layer. Kelsey is also co-chair of Box’s Women in Tech group. In her free time you can find her backpacking, running, and generally enjoying the outdoors.

Julia Edwards (Software Engineer, Partners, Box)Julia Edwards
Julia Edwards is a software engineer on the Partners team at Box. She works on designing, building out, and maintaining Box’s integrations with partners like Google and Microsoft. She is passionate about developing and leveraging APIs to create a more connected and knowledgable world. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with Malibu (her grumpy 10 year old yellow Lab), doing CrossFit, gardening, and playing Zelda on her N64.

Joy Ebertz (Staff Software Engineer, Core, Box)Joy Ebertz
Joy Ebertz is a staff software engineer on the Permissions team, which is part of a larger team spearheading Box’s shift to microservices. Specifically, her team is focusing on moving the permissions system (how we determine if a given user is able to perform a given action on a given object) out of our current monolith and striving to simplify the system in the process. Joy has been at Box for over 5 years and has worked on a variety of teams – from full stack to backend. She was one of the founding members of Box’s Women in Tech group and is currently serving her second term as co-chair. Joy blogs regularly about her experiences – mostly, but not entirely, work related.

Rachel Maclay (Permissions Team Tech Lead, Future Architecture, Box)Rachel Maclay
Rachel Maclay is the tech lead for the Permissions team, which is part of the larger Future Architecture team that is spearheading Box’s shift to microservices. Specifically, her team is focusing on moving the permissions system (how we determine if a given user is able to perform a given action on a given object) out of our current monolith and striving to simplify the system in the process. Rachel has been at Box for over 5 years and has worked on a several monolith-slaying projects. She was one of the founding members of Box’s Women in Tech group and is currently the Career Development co-chair.

Nicole Salzman (Product Operations Manager, Box)Nicole Salzman
Nicole Salzman leads Product Operations. She focuses on improving PM processes and collaboration across other organizations at Box. Her work on the Product team includes improving product betas, the product development process, product feedback and company-wide communications. She is also co-chair of the Box’s Women Network group.

Sid Sidhu (Senior Engineering Manager, Productivity Engineering, Box)
Sid Sidhu leads the Productivity Engineering group at Box. Her group is responsible for building the platform and infrastructure powering Continuous Integration, and focussing on long term developer productivity. She is an active member of WIT@Box, and cares deeply about building an inclusive workplace. She enjoys traveling, good food, and goofing off with her six year old son.

Event Tickets & Details

Tickets on sale starting at 12:00pm PST on April 20, 2017 at Eventbrite!

Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Iridescent, a 501c3 nonprofit organization inspiring children and families across the globe to imagine, invent, and engineer.