Eventbrite was founded with the (quite ambitious) mission of bringing the world together through live experiences. We’re building the technology that has powered millions of live events in 190 countries. Live experiences that range from music festivals, to hackathons, political rallies, mud runs, beer festivals, and Girl Geek Dinners.
Our technology spans across web, mobile, API, big data, machine learning, search, physical point of sale, and scanning systems. We even build servers in boxes and drive them up mountains in deserts to power the most remote events.
Join some of Eventbrite’s geekiest on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 for an evening of mingling, cocktails, crème brûlée, and learn about our plans for the future with our co-founder Julia Hartz and more of Eventbrite’s leading girl geeks as we work towards redefining an industry in desperate need of a shakeup.
We hope you can make it and look forward to meeting you soon!
Eventbrite Girl Geek Dinner Agenda
5:30pm – 6:30pm Doors open, dinner + cocktails served
6:30pm – 6:45pm Welcome & Intro by Julia Hartz
6:45pm – 7:30pm Lightning Talks about Engineering, UX & Product at Eventbrite
7:30pm – 8:00pm Eventbrite Girl Geek Panel
8:00pm – 8:30pm Q&A and Discussion
8:30pm – 9:30pm Mixer continues
Twitter hashtag for the event: #EventbriteGirlGeekDinner
Twitter handles for the hosts: @Eventbrite @BayAreaGGD
Eventbrite Girl Geek Speaker Bios
Julia Hartz (Co-Founder & President, Eventbrite)
Focused on in-house strategy and growth, Julia is responsible for building, evolving, and sustaining Eventbrite’s growing team of 400 “Britelings” and award-winning company culture. Before co-founding Eventbrite, Julia worked as a television development executive at MTV and FX Networks and was part of the team that discovered Jackass (you’re welcome). Follow her on Twitter at @juliahartz.
April Chang (VP of Engineering, Consumer & Infrastructure Operations, Eventbrite)
Formerly on the engineering leadership team at PayPal, Yahoo!, and Sun Microsystems, April brings over 20 years of product development experience. As Eventbrite’s VP of Engineering, April continues to grow our world-class engineering team, develop innovative product features, and execute on Eventbrite’s vision to become the global marketplace for live events during a time of extraordinary growth.
Melissa Cooper (Director of User Experience, Eventbrite)
Melissa is responsible for building and managing a team of talented user experience designers, developing the broader user experience strategy and managing day-to-day user research and design practices. Prior to Eventbrite, Melissa designed user experiences for large Australian news sites such as The Sydney Morning Herald. She also worked exclusively on developing new mobile products in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Innovation unit. Follow her on Twitter at @mississa.
Stephany Bader (Principal Product Manager, Eventbrite)
Stephany joined Eventbrite’s Product team in 2012 and has been integral to building our mobile products, including our native app and newly entirely responsive website. She has refined the user experience of event creation that has been the core of Eventbrite’s product. Stephany loves the great outdoors and wears some killer heels (in the office, not while hiking). Prior to becoming a Briteling, she was a Googler. Follow her on Twitter at @stephanykr.
Mansi Shah (Software Data Engineer, Eventbrite)
Mansi joined Eventbrite in July 2014 as a Software Data Engineer with the Discovery team where she is responsible for developing the next version of Eventbrite’s recommendation engines to provide relevant event recommendations to consumers. Prior to Eventbrite, Mansi worked at various companies like Qualcomm, a few startups and most recently, Expedia, where she was an active member of the women’s group (WELL) and helped organize GGD events hosted by Expedia. Mansi is a mom of an active toddler, yoga enthusiast, board game player and a globetrotter (yes, even with a toddler in tow!). She has a BSc in Computer Science from University of Texas at Austin.
Kat King (Software Engineer, Eventbrite)Kat King
Kat joined team Eventbrite as a Software Engineer in 2013 after completing her Hackbright fellowship. Kat is focused on building the tools that help organizers create quality events on the Eventbrite platform. Follow her on Twitter at @SatchKat.
Nicole Zuckerman (Software Engineer, Eventbrite)
Nicole joined Eventbrite as a Software Engineer in January 2013 after graduating from Hackbright Academy, where she is now a mentor. Nicole works on the Organizer Growth team where she is responsible for writing features to help increase our organizer base. Nicole is an avid dancer, sci-fi book fanatic, board game player and cheese lover. She has an MA in English Literature and Women’s Studies from the University of Liverpool. Follow her on Twitter at @zuckerpunch.
Mica Swyers (Software Engineer, Eventbrite)
Mica joined the Engineering team in 2014 after completing her fellowship at Hackbright Academy. She works on spam and fraud engineering. She holds an MA in French linguistics from the University of Illinois but won’t speak French when we ask her to. Follow her on Twitter at @micaswyers.
Jacky Chang (Software Engineer, Eventbrite)
Jacky studied computer science at MIT, and began taking web development seriously in 2010. She followed the job market by moving to San Francisco to work for StumbleUpon, but quickly found herself at the center of a startup whirlwind. After a couple of years serving as CTO of digital publishing startup Plympton, she now works as a software engineer at Eventbrite on the Organizer Growth team. She appreciates climbing, comic books, and code that seems to actually have a reason to exist. Follow her on Twitter at @kyoki.
Whitney Ryan (Product Manager – Organizer Growth, Eventbrite)
Whitney joined Eventbrite as a Product Manager earlier this year to lead the Organizer Growth team. When not working on optimizing conversion funnels, Whitney loves to read awful sci-fi novels and turn leftovers into culinary delights.