6:00pm – 7:00pm: Registration, food & drink and networking
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Panel discussion on mobile platforms w/ Q&A to follow
8:00pm – 9:00pm: More networking!
Twitter Girl Geek Speaker Bios
Sara Haider (Staff Software Engineer, Twitter)
Sara has spent 4 years on Twitter’s engineering team and is currently the technical lead on Vine for Android. Prior to Vine, Sara spent 2 years working on Twitter for Android. She manages Twitter’s @WomenEng group and is an advisor to Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization focused on inspiring young girls to pursue and stay in engineering fields. She advises startups in Silicon Valley, New York, and Toronto. Previous to Twitter, Sara interned at Google as a Software Engineer. Sara holds a degree in Software Engineering and Cognitive Science from the University of Waterloo. Follow her on Twitter at @pandemona.
Jan Chong (Engineering Manager, Twitter)
Jan is currently the Engineering Manager for the Twitter for Android team at Twitter. Prior to joining Twitter, Jan ran client and server software development at OnLive. She holds a BS and MS in Computer Science from Stanford University. Because she really likes Stanford, she also stuck around to earn a Ph.D from the Management Science & Engineering Department. Follow her on Twitter at @lessachu.
Mo Kudeki (Mobile Engineer, Twitter)
Mo was born and raised in Chambana, IL, and graduated from UIUC Computer Science in 2011. She then moved to San Francisco to tweet like it’s her job, and also to write some code. She spends her free time traveling, dancing, and attempting to DJ parties. The best moment of her career thus far was starring in a Vine with Sir Patrick Stewart AND Sara Haider. Follow her on Twitter at @kudeki.
Sommer Panage (Mobile Accessibility Lead, Twitter)
Sommer is currently the lead for Mobile Accessibility on iOS and Android at Twitter. Before moving into this role, she worked on various iOS projects such as DMs and Anti-spam. Prior to coming to Twitter, Sommer worked on the iOS team at Apple. She earned her BA in Psychology and MS in Computer Science at Stanford University. In her free time, Sommer enjoys performing as an aerialist, playing her flute, and traveling. Follow her on Twitter at @sommer.
Lien Tran Mamitsuka (Mobile Engineer, Twitter)
Lien has been developing mobile apps since 2009 and has been working on Twitter for Android the last 2+ years. She currently works on Crashlytics to build mobile SDKs. Prior to 2009, she was building web services and enterprise client/server desktop applications. She loves working on mobile products and seeing the products she helped build out in the wild. Lien holds a BS in Computer Science from Santa Clara University. Follow her on Twitter at @lientm.
Jeremy Gordon (Sr. Director of Product Engineering, Twitter)
Jeremy joined Twitter through the acquisition of visual mobile development platform maker Cabana, which he co-founded in 2009. In a past life, Jeremy was co-founder and CEO/CTO of San Francisco based Secret Level, a console video game development company. He led Secret Level through multiple console generations and ultimately to a acquisition by SEGA in 2006, where Jeremy joined SEGA’s executive staff as CTO of SEGA Studios. Follow him on Twitter at @JeremySF.