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Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #128: Sponsored by Twilio

06.12.2016 (5:11 pm) – Filed under: Girl Geek Dinners ::

Join Twilio for an evening of networking, delicious food, panel discussions and engaging conversation with girl geeks on Thursday, December 15 at our new San Francisco HQ!

Join Twilio for an evening of networking, delicious food, panel discussions and engaging conversation with Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners on Thursday, December 15 (6pm-9pm) at Twilio’s NEW San Francisco office!

Our panelists – both R&D and business leaders – will discuss the topic of allyship within Twilio and the greater technology industry. What makes an active ally? What can we all do to encourage women to enter, stay and thrive in tech?

Twilio makes communications easy and powerful. With Twilio’s platform, businesses can make communications relevant and contextual by embedding real-time communications and authentication capabilities directly into their software applications. Twilio gives businesses the ability to innovate, prototype, create and connect with their customers at the right time and in the right way. We are reinventing the communications market, taking it from its 150-year legacy in hardware to its future in software. Over 1 million developers and industry disruptors like Uber, Box, Square and Zendesk and enterprises like Nordstrom, Coca-Cola, and Intuit trust Twilio to power and innovate their communications at global scale.

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Twilio Girl Geek Dinner Agenda

6:00pm – 7:00pm Check In, Dinner & Networking!
7:00pm – 7:10pm Introduction to Twilio
7:10pm – 7:20pm Twilio API Demo
7:20pm – 8:00pm Panel discussion

Twilio Girl Geek Speakers

Dom DeGuzman (Infrastructure Engineer, Twilio)Dom DeGuzman
After years of tumble weeding around different career paths and college majors, Dominique (Dom) turned a college job fixing personal computers into a career in software development. She identifies her career path as community & self-taught in engineering and development, with a background in comedy and public speaking. After years of tinkering, curiosity and linux administration, Dom jumped into software and tools development. Now as an Infrastructure Engineer focused on Identity & Access Management at Twilio, she focuses on Infrastructure as a Service tooling including infrastructure security, credential and identity management and developer productivity tools. Follow her on Twitter @itshella_dom.

Christine Roberts (Vice President, Twilio)Christine Roberts
Christine has a passion for finding every opportunity to make customers happy. She has over 20 years of experience in telecom, mobile and global networks. As the Vice President and General Manager of Twilio’s Super Network she and her team are responsible for the health and welfare of Twilio’s global network of carriers partners and interconnections. She joined Twilio after 20+ years at Motorola Inc. where she held various positions ranging from manufacturing engineering to working on US E911 systems to running Worldwide Product Operations and the Sub-$200 portfolio of smartphones for Motorola Mobility. Christine is an active proponent of engaging women and under-represented minorities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and believes that exposing these groups to the STEM fields at an early age and in a fun way is key to making sure diverse views are more appropriately represented in technical fields. Christine received her BSME from Michigan Technological University and now serves on both the MTU Presidential Council of Alumnae and the Mechanical Engineering External Advisory Board. She later received her MBA from DePaul University in Chicago where she spent 20+ years before finally making the move to the California where she now lives with her husband and 13-year-old daughter.

Bi Le (R&D Business Partner, Twilio)Bi Le
Bi is the founding member of the Twilio’s Business Operations & Strategy Team. Over the past 10 years, he has led teams across Strategy, Product, Finance, and Operations. Bi believes that company challenges are most often people-oriented, and that the most successful people are the ones who do more listening than talking.

Event Tickets & Details

Tickets on sale starting at 12:00pm PST on December 7, 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.

Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #127: Sponsored by Qualcomm

08.11.2016 (10:23 pm) – Filed under: Girl Geek Dinners ::

Qualcomm Girl Geek Dinner 2016

Qualcomm is hosting a Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner on Thursday, November 17, 2016 in Santa Clara!

Join Qualcomm’s girl geeks for an evening of talks, insightful conversation with our women leaders, dinner, drinks and of course lots of fun. Learn about all the cool stuff we are building and why Qualcomm is an exciting place to be!
Qualcomm is bringing the future forward faster with next generation mobile technologies that accelerate innovation across connectivity, computing, and the Internet of Things. Working with customers across industries – from automotive to health care, from smart cities to robotics, Qualcomm continues to transform experiences for people around the world and unlock new possibilities in a time where everything is connected.
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Qualcomm Girl Geek Dinner Agenda

5:00pm – 6:15pm: Registration, Networking, Dinner & Demos!
6:15pm – 7:00pm: Welcome, Keynote & Talks
7:00pm – 7:45pm: Panel, Q&A
7:45pm – 8:30pm: Closing, Raffle, Open Networking & Demos!

Qualcomm Girl Geek Dinner Speakers

Rahul Patel (Senior Vice President & General Manager of Connectivity, Qualcomm)
Rahul PatelRahul serves as Senior Vice President & General Manager of Connectivity for Qualcomm Technologies Incorporated, where he is currently responsible for QCT’s connectivity and networking businesses and leads the Wired/Wireless, Infrastructure and Networking (WIN) and Mobile, Computing and Location (MCL) product management organizations. Rahul is a veteran of the semiconductor and telecommunications industry with more than 20 years of experience in product and business development for networking and wireless connectivity solutions. Rahul holds an MBA from Santa Clara University in California, a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Arizona State University in Tempe and a B.Tech in Electronics and Communications Engineering from NIT in Warangal, India.

Vanitha Kumar (Vice President, Software Engineering, Qualcomm)
Vanitha KumarVanitha is a Vice President of Software Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies Incorporated. Vanitha holds a MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University, and a BS degree from PSG College of Technology, India. Vanitha has spent nearly 20 years in the wireless telecommunications industry and has also contributed actively to cellular technology standards. She has more than fifteen issued patents. At Qualcomm, Vanitha leads the modem SW air interface technology (3G/4G/5G) teams across multiple global locations. Vanitha played a key role in the commercialization and launch of CDMA in Qualcomm’s chipsets in early/mid 2000. She led the 4G SW technology team and has been responsible for integration, commercialization and launch of 4G in 1000s of products globally. Vanitha is passionate about the role of women in science and technology. She has chaired and put together panels for the Grace Hopper and IEEE women leadership conferences. She is one of the recipients of the prestigious YWCA TWIN (Tribute to Women and Industry) award for 2016.

Ketal Gandhi (Product Manager, Smart Cities & Industrial IoT, Qualcomm)
Ketal GandhiKetal is a Staff Product Manager for Smart Cities & Industrial IoT business unit at Qualcomm Technologies Incorporated. Ketal is responsible for creating differentiated software product offering and building the software ecosystem with the goal of increasing market share of Qualcomm products in Commercial and Industrial IoT market. She has almost 10 years of experience working at Qualcomm developing new products and business models, striking key strategic partnership deals, leveraging existing products for new markets, evangelizing technology to larger community in Mobile, Embedded, IoT and Robotics segments. Before joining Smart Cities team, she was product manager of DragonBoard platform. Ketal holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from Mumbai University, as well as an MBA from the Paul Merage School of Business at University of California, Irvine.

Mary Gendron (Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President, Qualcomm)
Mary GendronMary is Chief information officer and Senior Vice President at Qualcomm Technologies Incorporated. In this role, Mary leads Qualcomm’s global IT organization, driving operational excellence within the IT function and across the enterprise, as well as collaborating with the executive and business unit leadership teams to ensure Qualcomm continues to incorporate forward-looking technology solutions into the business, products, and strategies to achieve Company business goals. Mary brings more than 25 years of IT experience to the role, with expertise in developing and executing IT and talent-focused strategies, services and plans. She has led complex global organizations, driving proactive business strategies required to develop differentiation and has consistently generated customer, shareholder and employee value. Mary holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from McGill University in Canada.

Vicki Mealer-Burke (Chief Diversity Officer & Vice President, Qualcomm)
Vicki Mealer-BurkeVicki has been recently appointed as Qualcomm’s first Chief Diversity Officer. In this role as Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, Vicki brings nearly 20 years of business and operational leadership experience at Qualcomm which uniquely position her to drive the vision, leadership and oversight of inclusion and diversity initiatives across the company. Vicki is also the chairperson of Qualcomm’s Women’s Leadership Council, co-creator of Qualcomm’s Executive Women’s Leadership Development program and is the executive sponsor of eQuality, Qualcomm’s LGBTQ employee network. Vicki holds a Bachelor’s Degree in management information systems from Iowa State University and a Master’s Degree from Ohio State University.

Dina McKinney (Senior Director, Engineering, Qualcomm)
Dina McKinneyDina is a Senior Engineering Executive at Qualcomm, where she leads Qualcomm’s Bay Area design engineering team in developing the latest graphics, multimedia, and high performance IP for the industry leading Snapdragon mobile processors. Passionate about helping other women succeed in technical careers, she is an Executive Board Member of QWISE (Qualcomm Women in Science and Engineering). She is also actively engaged in community support with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley. Dina has been a processor designer and leader for over 25 years in the semiconductor industry. She holds a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Central New England College and started her career in the U.S. Air Force.

Terie Scerbo (Qualcomm Learning & Organizational Development, Qualcomm)
Terie ScerboTerie has been with Qualcomm for 15 years, having driven a variety of learning and Organizational Development service deliveries. She currently spends most of her time on leadership and executive development, acquisition integration, and employee engagement initiatives for executives and groups based in the Bay Area. Terie holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Mills College and has been a past board member for NASAGA, the North American Simulation and Gaming Association.

Event Tickets & Details

Tickets on sale starting at 12:00pm PST on November 9, 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.

Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #126: Sponsored by eBay

18.10.2016 (3:57 am) – Filed under: Girl Geek Dinners ::

eBay Girl Geek Dinner 2016

eBay is hosting a Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner on Thursday, November 3, 2016 in San Jose!

Join us for an evening of lively conversation, food, drinks and prizes. Hear from eBay leaders about how we are creating a richly diverse culture and why we believe that diversity will be a key driver of eBay’s success.
eBay is a global commerce leader that connects millions of buyers and sellers around the world, empowers people and creates opportunities through connected commerce. We believe in the power of inclusion and take pride in everyone who works here. We are a global community of extraordinary people.
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Event Hashtag: #eBayGridGirlGeekDinner

eBay Girl Geek Dinner Agenda

5:30pm – 6:20pm: Registration, Networking, Food & Drinks!
6:20pm – 7:00pm: Welcome to eBay Girl Geek Dinner & Keynote
7:00pm – 8:10pm: Panel Discussion & QA
8:10pm – 8:45pm: Networking & Raffle Prizes

eBay Girl Geek Dinner Speakers

Damien Hooper-Campbell (Chief Diversity Officer, eBay)
Damien Hooper-CampbellDamien, Chief Diversity Officer, has deep expertise in Diversity and Inclusion and experience spanning the technology industry, finance sector and academia. He is responsible for leading eBay’s Diversity and Inclusion efforts, creating new programs and expanding existing activities that foster and an inclusive culture. Prior to eBay he was running Diversity and Inclusion at Uber Technologies, Google’s Diversity, Integrity and Governance Division and was Assistant Director of Minority Initiatives for Harvard Business School’s Admissions Board. Damien also held management positions at Morgan Stanley and served at the non-profit Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp in Harlem, NY. Damien earned a Bachelor degree in economics from Morehouse College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Ishita Majumdar (Senior Director, Product Management – Platform and Infrastructure & eBay Women in Product President, eBay)
Ishita MajumdarIshita is the Senior Director of Product Management of Platform and Infrastructure where she is responsible to build, deploy, manage and innovate eBay’s Datacenter, Cloud, Data Platforms and Data Services. She leads a diverse team of product managers, strategists and operations to shape the future of ebay’s platform. In her role of President of eBay Women in Technology – a global organization with 1000+ members, she leads the mission to support the success of women at eBay. Ishita earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Math, her Masters degree in Math and Operations Research, and an MBA (Finance, Entrepreneurship). Ishita was selected as a TechWomen motor by the US Department of State in 2013. She lives in the Bay Area with her daughter and her husband, enjoying work and life with a glass full of humor and optimism.

Laura Chambers (Vice President of Consumer Selling, eBay)
Laura ChambersLaura leads eBay’s global consumer selling business, where she’s responsible for driving strategy and execution based on customer needs and market dynamics. You’ll often find her at seller events and meet-ups in deep conversation with sellers about opportunities, as well as challenges. Prior to her role in consumer selling, Laura led eBay’s Trust organization and was responsible for spearheading key programs such as the Money back Guarantee and Seller Performance Standards. Laura has been with eBay Inc. for more than 10 years. During that time she has held a variety of diverse roles, including leading the strategy efforts at eBay, PayPal and Skype; leading Consumer Products at Skype; serving as Chief of Staff to the CEO; and acting as General Manager of PayPal Mobile. The common thread across these roles is twofold: She loves solving really hard problems (bringing great solutions to complex situations), and she loves working on topics that have huge positive impact for our customers. Laura earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Arts/ Commerce from the University of Melbourne in Australia.

Mrinalini Loew (Senior Director of Mobile & Accessibility, eBay)
Mrinalini LoewMrinalini is the Senior Director of Mobile & Accessibility at eBay, where she is responsible for eBay’s native apps and mobile-web experiences, as well as ensuring that customers of all abilities can take advantage of participating in our marketplace. Since she joined eBay in 2015, she has been a Product Leader on both the Shopping and Selling sides of eBay, which gives her a unique perspective on how to optimize e-commerce in a marketplace environment. Mrinalini came to eBay with extensive Product and Mobile experience, including her roles as VP Product at Weight Watchers International and VP New Product Development at Citibank. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering, and an MBA from Columbia University, and currently lives in the Bay Area with her husband, daughter and cat.

Kelly Vincent (Vice President, Consumer Selling Product Management & Engineering, eBay)
Kelly VincentKelly is a product management and engineering executive with over 15 years of experience leading global product teams for companies including eBay, NetApp, and Cisco Systems. She is currently vice president of consumer selling product and engineering at eBay. Just prior to this role, Kelly led Identity at eBay and before that led the Trust and Risk product teams. Kelly earned a Bachelor of Science degree from MIT, an MBA from Santa Clara University, and graduated from the Stanford executive program for women leaders. In addition to building innovative products that delight customers, she enjoys playing the piano, painting, playing sports with her kids, and drinking great wine.

Maliena Guy (Product Manager, Search, eBay)
Maliena GuyMaliena is a recent grad coming on from the eBay Intern Program on the Search Science team leading as a Technical Product Manager. The team is responsible for the logic and machine learning that determine which listings surface upon users’ searches, and the sort-order of those listings. Maliena’s role includes overseeing projects during their brainstorming, planning, prioritization, Alpha-Beta testing, and analysis. After leading the project through these steps, she is then ultimately responsible for making the launch decision. She also takes on coding projects from time-to-time, as often as she can. Before joining eBay, she studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley, and spent her summers interning at multiple start-ups as a Software Engineer. Before her final year at UC Berkeley, she interned at eBay, completing a detailed competitive analysis on eBay’s search compared with Amazon, Walmart, Etsy, and Pinterest. At the end of her summer internship, she was offered a full-time position for once she graduated and started at eBay in San Jose. She was involved in multiple societies, serving as the Social Chair for the Society for Women Engineers, a mentor for the Pioneers in Engineering, and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. For fun, she volunteers at Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, spending a week with kids who suffer from childhood cancer and their siblings in the mountains near Palm Desert.

Connie Yang (Principal MTS, Software Engineer, eBay)
Connie YangConnie is a technologist who has had the opportunity to play different roles and to work on a wide variety of challenging but fun projects at eBay and previously PayPal. Connie likes to leverage open source technology when applicable and is passionate about creating good architecture and writing good software. Currently, Connie is leading the Near Real-Time Streaming Data Platform initiative at eBay. Connie earned her Bachelors in Science in Math and Computer Science from UCLA.

Event Tickets & Details

Tickets on sale starting at 12:00pm PST on October 19, 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.

Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #125: Sponsored by IBM, Intel and the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership at UC Berkeley

07.10.2016 (4:10 pm) – Filed under: Girl Geek Dinners ::

Berkeley Girl Geek Dinner 2016

IBM, Intel and the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership are hosting a Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 (6:30pm-8:45pm) at UC Berkeley’s Bechtel Engineering Center!

Join IBM, Intel, UC Berkeley’s Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, and Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners for an evening of inspirational speakers, demos, networking, giveaways, drinks and food, as we showcase how women are leading in the field of engineering, and how you can too.
The Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership in UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering will be hosting this event in partnership with Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners. The Fung Institute operates the Master of Engineering program at UC Berkeley, which trains students to use the power of business, leadership, and technology to solve global challenges. Bay Area Girl Geek dinners runs popular Bay Area events that link corporations and organizations hoping to recruit more women into tech positions with a wide cross section of women in the Bay Area who are seeking these kind of opportunities.
This event is generously sponsored by IBM (check out the Watson Developer Conference), and Intel.
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Event Hashtag: #BerkeleyGirlGeekDinner

Girl Geek Dinner Agenda

6:30pm – 7:15pm: Registration, networking
7:15pm – 8:00pm: Lightning tech talks from girl geeks from IBM, Intel and the Fung Institue for Engineering Leadership at UC Berkeley
8:00pm – 8:45pm: More networking!

Emily Chung (Platform Architect, Intel Corporation)
Emily ChungEmily enables Intel’s technology leadership in the storage market, and architects the resulting technology into Intel’s Solid State Drive products. She leads the system architecture definition for Intel’s next generation solid state drives. Emily’s areas of expertise include embedded systems architecture and systems on a chip design for storage and mobile markets. Prior to joining Intel in 2007, Emily was an ASIC Designer at Microsemi. Emily received her BASc in Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia.

Rama Akkiraju (Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor, IBM Watson User Technologies)
Rama AkkirajuRama is a Distinguished Engineer, and Master Inventor at IBM. She is presently leading the mission of People Insights at IBM and is researching and developing technologies to infer people’s personalities, emotions, tone, attitudes and intentions etc. from social media data using linguistic and machine learning techniques. In her career, Rama has worked on agent-based decision support systems, electronic marketplaces, and business process integration technologies including semantic Web services. Rama has co-authored 4 book chapters, and over 40 technical papers. Rama has over dozen issued patents and 20+ others pending. She is the recipient of 3 best paper awards in the areas of AI and Operations Research. Rama also received multiple awards and honors at IBM in her professional career. Rama holds a Masters degree in Computer Science and has received a gold medal from New York University for her MBA.

Sarah Knoop (Mobile Health Solutions Technical Lead, IBM Watson Health)
Sarah KnoopSarah is a Senior Technical Staff Member and the manager of the Mobile Health Solutions Innovation team in IBM Watson Health. She and her team are pioneering new, cognitive analytics-backed, mobile health and wellness solutions with our foundational healthcare partners. Just prior to joining Watson Health in May 2015, Sarah was the Senior Manager of Discovery Solutions at the IBM Research – Almaden in San Jose, CA where she worked across research disciplines to explore new physical and analytic technologies for the Internet of Things. Sarah’s roots at IBM are in the Healthcare Informatics Research Department at IBM Research – Almaden. For nearly a decade, she held various leadership roles across a diverse technical team of researchers and software developers in order to advance the state of the art for public health informatics and healthcare data integration through the evolution of healthcare IT standards, open source software and novel technology additions to IBM’s product portfolio.

Amanda Brief (Co-Founder and CEO, my.Flow, Inc)
Amanda BriefAmanda is the co-founder and CEO of my.Flow, which has developed the world’s first tampon monitor to obliterate period shame, leakage, stigma, risk or infection, and anxiety, and aggregate data for menstruators everywhere in a way that has never before been possible. Her interests and experience, however, had occupied the women’s health and advocacy spaces far before founding my.Flow. She was a counselor and counseling trainer for the EARS peer anxiety reachout hotline at Cornell, an active member of the Vagina Monologues movement, and an intern at Rockland Family Shelter, working with survivors of domestic abuse. Ever since she went back to school to do her Post-Baccalaureate studies in engineering, she has sought to combine her predilections for both quantitative and outreach-related endeavors, and has found this and more in my.Flow.

Margaret Liu (Vice President, North America Blockchain Association)
Margaret LiuMargaret is the Vice President of North America Blockchain Association, a non-profit organization. She received a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from TU Delft in the Netherlands and M.Eng in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley in 2014.

Event Tickets & Details

Tickets on sale starting at 12:00pm PST on October 10, 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.

Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #124: Sponsored by PlanGrid

27.09.2016 (11:07 pm) – Filed under: Girl Geek Dinners ::

PlanGrid Girl Geek Dinner 2016

PlanGrid is hosting a Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner on Thursday, October 6, 2016 in San Francisco’s Mission district!

Join us for an evening focused on “Building for Impact”. How do you design meaningful impact at an enterprise company? What role does empathy/user research play in prioritizing features? How do you measure success? Come learn, share experiences and hear lightning talks focused on designing, measuring and engineering meaningful products. The talks will be followed by Q&A and more opportunities to learn from one another.
PlanGrid is construction software made for the field. Our cloud-based construction document collaboration platform is being used by major construction firms on more than 400,000 projects, and we currently store more than 30 million pages of digital blueprints, making us the world’s largest blueprint repository.
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Event Hashtag: #PlanGridGirlGeekDinner

PlanGrid Girl Geek Dinner Agenda

5:00pm – 6:15pm: Networking, registration, food & drinks!
6:15pm – 7:30pm: Lightning tech talks from PlanGrid Girl Geeks, with Q&A to follow
7:30pm – 8:30pm: More networking, food & drinks!

PlanGrid Girl Geek Speakers

Tracy Young (CEO, PlanGrid)Tracy Young
Tracy is the CEO and co-founder of PlanGrid. Tracy has a degree in Construction Engineering Management, and helped build several hospitals prior to founding PlanGrid. She likes to joke that she went from working for one superintendent to hundreds of thousands through PlanGrid. Follow her on Twitter at @tracy_young.

Diyang Tang (Data Scientist, PlanGrid)Diyang Tang
Diyang is a data scientist at PlanGrid, where her projects include measuring product impact, maintaining ETL pipelines, and gauging user happiness. Previously, she was a data scientist at Stellar and Twitter, and she studied math at MIT. Diyang likes to knit, puzzle, and read. Follow her on Twitter at @dydt.

Alissa Briggs (Head of Design, PlanGrid)Alissa Briggs
Alissa is Head of Design at PlanGrid, the #1 construction collaboration mobile app. She previously led the design team at Brigade, the world’s first network for voters. She was a Senior Design Manager at Intuit where she helped to improve the financial lives of small business owners. She’s spoken at SXSW, Enterprise UX, UXPA, and Grace Hopper conferences and has been featured in top industry publications. Alissa holds advanced degrees in Human-Computer Interaction and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. In her free time, you can find her tweeting @alissadesigns, designing wearable electronics, and exploring the great outdoors.

Chelsey Tanaka (Product Manager, PlanGrid)Chelsey Tanaka
Chelsey is the product manager for the Enterprise team, which focuses on building products to help PlanGrid grow to 10x its current size. This includes everything from web payments to single sign-on to tools for customers to manage their users and licenses. Prior to PlanGrid, Chelsey led the development of web products for Opower, a SaaS software company that used behavioral science to get utility customers to use less energy. Before becoming a product manager, Chelsey consulted for non-profits with the Bridgespan Group and was a project manager for the job training nonprofit Year Up. She holds an MBA from Berkeley’s Haas School and a BA from Harvard University.

Event Tickets & Details

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