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Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #133: Sponsored by Splunk

28.03.2017 (10:41 pm) – Filed under: Girl Geek Dinners ::

Join Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners at Splunk's office on April 5th in San Francisco!

Splunk is excited to invite you to the inaugural Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner at their HQ in San Francisco on April 5th from 5:30pm – 8:30pm! Learn how digital transformation is shaping the industry and changing the way you work.

You’ll also hear from panelists Tracy Edkins, Chief HR Officer; Haiyan Song, SVP, Security Markets and Vi Ly, AVP, Global Pre-sales Strategy & Operations about the differentiators of hyper-growth companies and how to take advantage of them to further your career. Splunk Inc. is the market leader in analyzing machine data to deliver Operational Intelligence for security, IT and the business. Splunk® software provides the enterprise machine data fabric that drives digital transformation. More than 13,000 customers in over 110 countries use Splunk solutions in the cloud and on-premises.

Splunk Girl Geek Dinner Agenda

5:30pm – 6:15pm: Registration, Food & Drinks, Networking, and Demos!

6:15pm – 7:00pm: Lightning Talks

7:00pm – 7:45pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A

7:45pm – 8:30pm: Food & Drinks, Networking, and Demos!

About the Splunk Geeks – Bios

Tracy Edkins (Chief Human Resources Officer, Senior Vice President)Tracy Edkins
Tracy Edkins has served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer since 2015. Prior to joining Splunk, Ms. Edkins served as Vice President of Human Resources, Global Product and Technology at eBay, an e-commerce company, from 2012 to 2015. From 2009 to 2012, Ms. Edkins served as Senior Director, Human Resources at eBay. Previously, Ms. Edkins served in a variety of senior management roles at Starbucks, Blast Radius and Business Objects. Ms. Edkins holds an advanced B.A. from the University of Manitoba.


Haiyan Song (Senior Vice President, Security Markets, Splunk)Haiyan Song
Haiyan has been with Splunk since 2014 and currently serves as our Senior Vice President, Security Markets. From 2012 to 2014, Ms. Song served as Vice President and General Manager of HP ArcSight, a security and compliance management company previously acquired by Hewlett- Packard Company. From 2005 to 2012, Ms. Song served as Vice President of Engineering at ArcSight. Ms. Song previously served as Vice President of Engineering at SenSage, an event data warehousing company, from 2004 to 2005. Ms. Song started her career at IBM/Informix, a database software company.
Ms. Song holds a M.S. from Florida Atlantic University and studied Computer Science in Tsinghua University in China. Since joining Splunk, Ms. Song’s strategic leadership has led to widespread industry and analyst recognition for Splunk and Splunk Enterprise Security. In 2016, Ms. Song achieved one of her most personally rewarding accolades, being named one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Tech by the National Diversity Council.


Vi Ly (AVP, Global Pre-Sales Strategy and Operations, Splunk)Vi Ly
Vi is responsible for driving key strategic initiatives of the worldwide Sales Engineering organization, which include discovery, standardization and communication of best practices, leading with reporting and analytics, and ensuring an effective teamwork model. She is also responsible for aligning and collaborating with business partners in Customer Success, Sales, Marketing, Engineering and Human Resources. A fan of geeks, diversity and problem solving, Vi holds a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Willamette University.


Kelly Kitagawa (Sales Engineer, Splunk)Kelly Kitagawa
Kelly has been with Splunk since 2013 and has served as a Splunk Sales Engineer since 2016. Prior to her sales engineering role, Kelly was an IT Project Manager focusing on Splunk internal systems and vendor management. Before joining Splunk, Kelly was a consultant at Accenture building out large scale system integrations for three years. Kelly holds a degree in Computer Engineering from University of California, Santa Cruz.


Susan Rusconi (Director Leadership Development)Susan Rusconi
Susan Rusconi is the director of leadership development at Splunk where she designs and delivers strategic leadership programs which align with the business strategy of the company and supports the growth and development of Splunk’s leaders. Her programs include the Splunk New Leader program, a virtual program that includes 1:1 coaching for new people managers, a Core Management Program for people managers focusing on Splunk’s core competencies, and a Strategic Leadership Program which focuses on business acumen and leading in a high growth environment. In addition Susan facilitates customized development sessions for teams. Prior to Splunk Susan was head of leadership development and worked in sales enablement at Adobe, and prior to that she held a variety of positions in marketing and field enablement at Silicon Graphics. Susan received her Bachelor of Science in Development, Resource, and Consumer Economics from the University of California, Davis and her MBA from Santa Clara University.


Fred McAmis (Sr. Director of Learning and Development and Employee Communications)Mary Ann Gallo
Fred oversees programs, such as leadership development, employee communications, performance management, employee development, coaching and onboarding at Splunk. These programs weave together to ensure that after people join Splunk they have many opportunities to develop themselves professionally. Some notable recent programs that we launch are the Sr. Leadership Program, The employee portal, Goal Management across the organization and an upgraded employee communications program. Prior to joining Splunk, Fred was an independent HR consultant focusing primarily on team development and executive coaching. He also held senior HR postions at Hyperion, Autodesk, and Octel Communications. He started his career in an engineering services role for Sun Microsystems. Fred holds a BA in Psychology from UC Davis and an MA in Management from JFK University.

Event Tickets & Details

Tickets on sale starting at 12:00pm PST on March 29, 2017 at Eventbrite!

Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #132: Sponsored by Hitachi

14.03.2017 (9:36 pm) – Filed under: Girl Geek Dinners ::

Join Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners at Hitachi's office on Thursday, March 23rd (6pm-9pm) in Santa Clara!

Join Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners at Hitachi’s office on Thursday, March 23rd (6pm-9pm) in Santa Clara! Meet Hitachi’s girl geeks and hear the executives share insights about IoT, products and technologies.

Hitachi Girl Geek Dinner Agenda

5:30pm – 6:30pm: Registration, Food & Drinks, Networking
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Welcome & Introductions from Angie Chang and Sukrutha Bhadouria (your Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners organizers), Sara Gardner (Chief Technology Officer at Hitachi Insight Group) about what Hitachi is working on in the IoT space, and introducing the panel
7:30pm – 8:30pm: Networking

About the Hitachi Girl Geeks – Bios

Sara Gardner (Chief Technology Officer, Hitachi Insight Group)Sara Gardner
Sara is Chief Technology Officer for Hitachi Insight Group (IoT) based in Santa Clara CA. She collaborates with engineering, research, strategy and business teams across the Hitachi group of companies to help drive Internet of Things business and technology strategy. She is passionate about data of all shapes and sizes and the undoubtedly transformative impact of the Internet of Things. Sara’s Tech career spans 30 years working primarily in data management and analytics. Her expertise includes IoT, Analytics, Video Analytics, Machine Learning and AI, Big Data, DBMS and Data Warehousing. Prior to HDS she held Product Management, Strategy and Product Marketing leadership positions at Oracle, HP and Ingres. She grew up in the UK and was always passionate about Math and Computers at High School, programming at home in Basic on a Sinclair ZX80. This led to an Engineering Apprenticeship in Defense Engineering in the early 1980s combined with a Computer Science Degree in a class where men outnumbered women 50:1. She yearns for a day when that ratio is reversed! Follow her on Twitter at @IoTthatMatters.

Renée McKaskle (Chief Information Officer, Hitachi Data Systems)Renée McKaskle
Renée is responsible for developing and implementing information technology initiatives that align with the Hitachi Data Systems mission. She supervises the information systems and communications network of the company and directs the planning, implementation and continuous improvement of technology solutions in order to improve cost effectiveness, service quality, and mission development. Before coming to Hitachi Data Systems, Renée was chief information officer and vice president, business process and technology, at SC Johnson & Sons. Prior to that she served as chief information officer and vice president, IT governance services, at Symantec Corporation. She also held senior IT leadership roles at Oracle and PeopleSoft. Renée holds a bachelor's degree in economics from UCLA, and a master's degree in information systems from the University of Texas. She is a strong advocate of STEM programs and careers for girls and women to give them the confidence to do what inspires them.

Rich Rogers (SVP, IoT Products and Technologies, Hitachi Insight Group)Rich Rogers
Rich oversees global Product Management, Engineering & Technology Alliances for the Hitachi Insight Group. Earlier, he served as the company’s senior vice president, of engineering for emerging and high growth offerings such as converged infrastructure, object storage, mobile applications and SaaS offerings. A seasoned veteran with the company, Rich joined Hitachi in 2006 via the acquisition of digital archiving startup Archivas. Over the years he has established a solid record for building global teams and efficiently delivering compelling high-quality offerings. He has built and led world class teams in Boston, Seattle, the Bay Area and Japan. Rich holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer & Information Science from the University of Maryland. Rich also served as an active duty US Marine. And, he has completed executive development programs at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Tuck School of Business.

Mary Ann Gallo (VP and Chief Communications Officer, Hitachi Data Systems, Hitachi Insight Group)Mary Ann Gallo
Mary Ann leads the global organization responsible for driving the Hitachi brand through compelling storytelling. As vice president and Chief Communications Officer, Mary Ann is responsible for the company’s brand and creative services, global public relations, investor relations, industry analyst relations, social media, executive and internal communications, global events and customer advocacy groups. Prior to joining Hitachi in 2009, Gallo led Global Communications for virtualization leader, VMware. Prior to VMware, Mary Ann was vice president and group head of the Enterprise Software and Security Group at Edelman, the world’s largest independent public relations agency. Her clients at Edelman Silicon Valley included TIBCO, Symantec, iPass and start-ups in the security space. Mary Ann’s 20-plus years in marketing and journalism fields have also included several senior marketing roles at technology startups like Luminous Networks, an optical networking company and Resonate, a software performance management company. Mary Ann began her professional career as a radio and television broadcast reporter and leverages those storytelling skills today. Mary Ann was a reporter/anchor for the CNN-radio affiliate, KLIV in Silicon Valley and was an on-air television reporter for CBS-affiliate, KBIM-TV in New Mexico. Mary Ann holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from San Jose State University. She has also completed executive leadership programs at the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth, IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland and the WOMEN Unlimited LEAD program. Gallo is an avid proponent of diversity issues and founded the Women of Hitachi program. She also serves on the Board of Advisors for an athletic dance fitness program featured at gyms and fitness centers around the world, U-Jam Fitness.

Deboshree Dutta (Product Manager, Hitachi Insight Group)Deb Dutta
Deb is a product manager for Hitachi’s Public Safety & Smart City IoT portfolio. Deb grew up in India and came to Carnegie Mellon to do her Masters in Computer Science in 2007. She began her career at Microsoft as a software engineer and has over the years evolved into a lead Product Manager at Hitachi. Deb owns the product lifecycle and GTM strategy for all of Public Safety & Smart City IoT software portfolio including product roadmap, product design, pricing, licensing, sales enablement while supporting all other functions such as presales, professional services & support. Deb also evangelizes products internally to interested parties within Hitachi as well as externally to customers and partners. Deb also runs a popular Fashion and Lifestyle blog with over 17,500 followers on Instagram where she partners with well-known fashion brands and local boutiques on a daily basis to showcase their newest collections to her globally diverse audience. One more interesting fact – she has performed with Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas in 2012. When not working on IoT or on her blog, Deb performs at open mics across the Bay area, does home-DIY projects and is a long distance runner.

Event Tickets & Details

Tickets on sale starting at 12:00pm PST on March 15, 2017 at Eventbrite!

Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #131: Sponsored by AppDynamics

27.02.2017 (9:25 pm) – Filed under: Girl Geek Dinners ::

Join Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners at AppDynamics's office in San Francisco on Tuesday, March 7th (6pm-9pm) for tasty food, beverages, networking, and stories!

Join Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners at AppDynamics’s office in San Francisco on Tuesday, March 7th (6pm-9pm) for tasty food, beverages, networking, and stories!

We are excited for you to join AppDynamics for our second Girl Geek Dinner! Learn about AppDynamics roles and hear AppDynamics girl geeks’ stories about how they got to where they are professionally today. What are some of the significant ways they have been empowered in the workplace, empowered others on their teams, and lessons learned along the way?

At AppDynamics, our Application Intelligence Platform empowers today’s software-defined businesses with the ability to proactively monitor, manage, and optimize the most complex software environments. Because we start with user interactions, our platform is able to dynamically collect millions of performance data points across your applications and infrastructure. We then apply intelligence to instantly identify performance anomalies, enable automatic fixes and continuously measure business impact. And all this happens in real time, in production, with cloud or on-premise deployment flexibility. So even in the most dynamic production environments, you can know more and know it faster. It’s more than monitoring—it’s true Application Intelligence.

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Twitter: @AppDynamics @BayAreaGGD
Event Hashtag: #AppDynamicsGirlGeekDinner

AppDynamics Girl Geek Dinner Agenda

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Registration, Food & Drinks, Networking
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Lightning Tech Talks from AppDynamics Girl Geeks
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Networking

About the AppDynamics Girl Geeks – Bios

Megan Slater (Director, Business Systems, AppDynamics)Megan Slater
Megan currently serves as Director, Business Systems at AppDynamics where she is responsible for enterprise cloud applications used by AppDynamos globally. She has close to twenty years of technical product and team leadership experience. Her passion is aligning technology with strategic business needs and goals. Megan graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in English.

Nina Yang (Software Engineer, AppDynamics)Nina Yang
Nina is a backend software engineer at AppDynamics on the Server Visibility team. She helps provide insight into the application’s performance from a machine perspective. Prior to AppDynamics, she studied Computer Science at MIT and was also a prominent member of her sorority and the school’s tennis team. Currently, Nina is an avid powerlifter and can often be found at the bar – the one in the gym.

Jennifer Li (Product Manager, AppDynamics)Jennifer Li
Jennifer is a Product Manager on self-service, user onboarding experience in AppDynamics. She and her team build free-trial, onboarding mechanisms to ramp up new users faster. Prior to AppDynamics, she studied Software Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She’s passionate about solving problems and building products that delight people. In her spare time, she likes hiking and practicing yoga.

Laura Spaventa Lewis (Senior Customer Reference Manager, AppDynamics)Laura Spaventa Lewis
Laura is AppDynamics’ Senior Customer Reference Manager. In this role she is responsible for bringing to life AppDynamics’ customers’ successes to help create brand awareness and credibility, as well as build customers’ thought leadership. Prior to taking on this role, Laura helped lead the AppDynamics’ PR team and has over eight years of public relations experience. Laura graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.A. in Communication and B.S. in Apparel Merchandising.

Hanna Macho (Director of FP&A, AppDynamics)Hannah Macho
Hanna is currently the Director of FP&A at AppDynamics. Prior to joining, she spent 5 and a half years in Treasury and Finance at VMware, and also worked at ExxonMobil. Originally from Brazil, Hanna graduated with multiple degrees from Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná and Universidade Federal do Paraná before getting her MBA at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Outside of work, Hanna enjoys rock climbing, cross-fit, challenging mind games/puzzles, and is known to ride her bike in the rain.

Gwen Tillman (Head of People Development, AppDynamics)Gwen Tillman
Gwen recently joined AppDynamics as Head of People Development. Gwen started her career working in non-profit organizations, where her work ranged from partnering communities to renovate schools and youth centers to caring for children in group homes to working with companies to create viable alternatives for working parents. For the past 18 years she has working in HR in tech companies where she has been building and delivering people programs from manager development to employee recognition to career coaching to mentorship. She holds a B.A. degree in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz, and completed graduate work at SFSU in Social Work. Feedback Assessment, and Strength Development Inventory certifications.

Event Tickets & Details

Tickets on sale starting at 12:00pm PST on February 28, 2017 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 #130: Sponsored by Stitch Fix

17.01.2017 (8:32 pm) – Filed under: Girl Geek Dinners ::

Join Stitch Fix on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 5:30pm to 8pm for an evening of insightful conversation with our engineering and data science teams, dinner, drinks and networking!

Join Stitch Fix on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 5:30pm to 8pm for an evening of insightful conversation with our engineering and data science teams, dinner, drinks and networking!

Stitch Fix is stacked with amazing women! Led by female founder and CEO, Katrina Lake, who was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, an executive team that is two-thirds female, and a board that is half female, Stitch Fix is 75 percent female – an anomaly in Silicon Valley. Our engineering team is led by CTO Cathy Polinsky, making Stitch Fix a very great place for women to work! Come network with amazing women and hear reflections on our technology and culture from women in our technology teams.

Stitch Fix is the world’s leading online personal styling service. We blend the art of expert personal stylists with the science of machine learning to deliver apparel and accessories selected to fit our clients’ unique tastes, lifestyles and budgets. Our engineering team is a full-stack technology organization solving a wide range of problems: creating unique solutions in data-driven merchandising, massively scaled personal styling and complex, streamlined warehouse logistics, just to name a few! Our algorithms team is industry leading. We breathe data, developing cutting-edge algorithms to enable our company to be one of the most data-driven, metrics focused companies in the industry. Through the optimized use of machine learning and unique algorithms on our rich dataset, we are able to pioneer new techniques across our entire business.

Follow Us:
Twitter: @StitchFix @StitchFix_Algo @BayAreaGGD
Event Hashtag: #StitchFixGirlGeekDinner

Stitch Fix Girl Geek Dinner Agenda

5:30pm – 6:30pm: Registration, Food & Drinks, Networking
6:30pm – 6:45pm: Intro by Cathy Polinsky: Reflections from a Female CTO
6:45pm – 7:00pm: Lightning Tech Talks on Data Science and UX
7:00pm – 7:30pm: Panel on Thriving as a Woman on an Engineering Team – Even when you’re the only woman on the team!
7:30pm – 8:00pm: Networking

About the Stitch Fix Girl Geeks – Bios

Cathy Polinsky (CTO, Stitch Fix) – SpeakerCathy Polinsky
Cathy is is the CTO at Stitch Fix. Prior to Stitch Fix, Cathy was an SVP of Engineering at Salesforce and led the team launching a new infrastructure for search. She also worked in software engineering and engineering management roles at Yahoo!, Oracle, and Amazon. Cathy has two daughters who love everything tech especially emojis, Scratch, Minecraft, VR and Khan Academy. Follow her on Twitter at @cathy_polinsky.

Cameron Jacoby (Software Engineer, Stitch Fix) – Lightning TalkCameron Jacoby
Cameron found coding by way of Merchandising, while working at Stitch Fix on the Jewelry & Accessories team. In 2014, she attended General Assembly’s full-stack web development immersive program. She’s now back at Stitch Fix, working on the tools that once made her job on the Merchandising team easier. Cameron loves traveling, teaching others to code, and looking at pictures of dogs on Instagram. Follow her on Twitter at @cejtweeets.

Ceslee Montgomery (Data Scientist, Stitch Fix) – MCCeslee Montgomery
Ceslee loves working at the intersection of people & data. At Stitch Fix she’s working on conversion & better data. Most recently, she’s worked across user/behavior data sources from social networks to wearables at companies like Mightybell and Pebble. She’s got a B.A. in Sociology from Stanford and hails from Arkansas. Her favorite things range from an unhealthy love of the Minions to movies/shows about megalomaniacs (i.e. House of Cards, There Will Be Blood, The Godfather). Follow her on Twitter at @cesleedineen.

Emma Colner (Software Engineer, Stitch Fix) – PanelistEmma Colner
Emma is a software engineer at Stitch Fix building tools that the merchandising team uses to manage our ever-increasing inventory. Prior to discovering the joys of building things that make people’s jobs better, she earned a PhD in cognitive neuroscience studying the behavioral and brain basis for how our attentional and emotional states affect our perception and cognition. Outside of work she spends all her time with her 6 month old son. She used to have hobbies but now doesn’t remember what they could’ve been. Follow her on Twitter at @meemameemameema.

Erin Boyle (Data Scientist, Stitch Fix) – Lightning SpeakerErin Boyle
Erin is a data scientist at Stitch Fix working on the Merchandise Algorithms Product Development team. She works with merch buyers and in-house designers, keeping them informed on the stylistic preferences of our clients by building statistics-backed tools. She also provides recommendations on data-driven designs. Erin completed a PhD in physical chemistry at the University of Wisconsin in 2014. Her thesis work was in the field of nonlinear spectroscopy. She subsequently did the Insight Data Science fellowship in Palo Alto. She’s been at Stitch Fix for 1.5 years.

Kim Ostler (Senior Software Engineer, Stitch Fix) – PanelistKim Ostler
Kim is a Senior Software Engineer working on tools merchandise buyers use to keep Stitch Fix’s inventory stocked with amazing apparel. She earned a B.S. degree in Computer Science with minors in Business and Dance from the University of Iowa. Kim gained diverse experience at Texas Instruments and Pearson before joining Stitch Fix 3 months ago. When not working, she enjoys volunteering, recreational biking, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and enjoying warmer (than Iowa) winters in Texas.

Nitika Daga (Software Engineer, Stitch Fix) – Panel ModeratorNitika Daga
Nitika is a software engineer at Stitch Fix working on tools used by the Merchandising team to make their jobs easier. She is originally from the east coast but has become a California convert after graduating from Berkeley in 2015. She’s worked in the fashion/tech space since graduating at companies like Polyvore and now, Stitch Fix. In her spare time she’s a huge national parks buff (her life goal is to visit all 59) and a bubble tea fanatic. Follow her on Twitter at @nitika_daga.

Rachel Bobbins (Software Engineer, Stitch Fix) – PanelistRachel Bobbins
Rachel is an engineer focused on Stitch Fix’s customer-facing software. Prior to Stitch Fix, she worked on a variety of projects at Pivotal Labs. Outside of work, she can usually be found cycling or golfing. Follow her on Twitter at @bobbins.

Sarah Poon (UX Designer, Stitch Fix) – Lightning TalkSarah Poon
Sarah is a UX designer at Stitch Fix who designs expert use tools that empower people to be better at their jobs. Prior to Stitch Fix, she worked for the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab designing software for scientific data analysis. You’d be surprised by how many parallels can be drawn between science and fashion! When not designing, she is often running herself ragged taking care of her 2 children, 1 dog, and 6 chickens.

Event Tickets & Details

Tickets on sale starting at 12:00pm PST on January 18, 2017 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 #129: Sponsored by Asana

01.01.2017 (9:46 pm) – Filed under: Girl Geek Dinners ::

Join Asana on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 5:30pm to 8pm for an evening of insightful conversation with our engineering and business teams, dinner, drinks and networking!

Join Asana on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 5:30pm to 8pm for an evening of insightful conversation with our engineering and business teams, dinner, drinks and networking!

Learn about the product we’re building and how we collaborate internally at Asana.

Think back to the last time you were deep in the zone—time flew by and the work flowed through you almost effortlessly. That’s how working together should be. But instead, information is scattered and responsibilities are unclear. Work is chaotic, and it’s time for that to change. At Asana, we’re building a place where everything from the most immediate details to the big picture are organized. With Asana, each person knows what they should be doing and why. This clarity, transparency, and focus allows teams to collaborate with less friction and produce great results. We believe coordination should be as effortless between people as it is between our own brains and bodies, that people should be appreciated, and love what they do. By empowering all teams to work together, we help humanity thrive. From Uber, Pinterest, TED, The New Yorker, IDEO, Zappos, Malala Fund, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Tribeca Film Festival, and Autodesk, teams and organizations are running their operations and tracking projects more efficiently in Asana.

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Twitter: @Asana @BayAreaGGD
Event Hashtag: #AsanaGirlGeekDinner

Asana Girl Geek Dinner Agenda

5:30pm – 6:30pm: Registration, Food & Drinks, Networking
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Lightning Tech Talks & Discussion
7:30pm – 8:00pm: Networking

Asana Girl Geek Speakers

Sara Caldwell (Technical Customer Success Manager, Asana)Sara Caldwell
Sara works as a Technical Customer Success Manager at Asana, helping strategic teams build organization and processes in their work so that they can be most productive. She’s passionate about every facet of education, previously working as a high school teacher, instructional coach and Head of Support for an educational technology company. Outside of the office, you can find Sara hiking, eating a super burrito, or reading the thesaurus.

Alexis Wong (Business Technology Developer, Asana)Alexis Wong
Lexi works on the Business Technology team at Asana, which supports the business teams (marketing, sales, customer success, user operations, and finance) with tooling and business intelligence. Formerly she worked as a consultant in the energy efficiency and renewable energy space. She attended the University of Pennsylvania, studying business and engineering.

Erin Akinci (Data Scientist, Asana)Erin Akinci
Erin works as a data scientist at Asana, primarily focusing on helping the mobile team make data-driven product decisions and implementing data pipelines for the data team’s new Spark cluster. Prior to her time at Asana, she worked as a food chemist discovering aromas that make food taste sweeter or saltier. Outside of work, she enjoys weaving, growing vegetables and writing scripts to predict the matches on Are You the One?.

Rachel Miller (Engineering Manager, Asana)Rachel Miller
Rachel was Asana’s first new grad hire, and so has gotten to grow up with the company over the last four years. She’s worked on a wide range of product teams, and is also an Engineering Manager. Before Asana, she studied math, physics and CS at the University of Virginia, and has a MS in computer science theory from MIT.

Event Tickets & Details

Tickets on sale starting at 12:00pm PST on January 2, 2017 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.