About the speaker: Stephanie is a Product Manager at Yelp where she focuses her time on designing and building a variety of consumer-facing software products both for the site. Today, she works most closely on bringing the site to international markets around the world. Prior to Yelp, Stephanie was a Product Manger with Microsoft where she had first-hand experience working with Microsoft Kinect, as well as the Windows Phone. She went to Yale where she graduated in with a degree in Cognitive Science. Follow her on twitter at @steng
Hannah Hu (Front-End Engineer, Yelp)
Talk Topic: Python, team dynamics, and everyday life in Yelp
Hannah will focus on her day-to-day routine at Yelp, covering what technologies they use and where she fits in the picture, team dynamics, etc; She will also be talking about interesting front-end challenges in regards to the Yelp site and even with the rest of her team.
Sasha Laundy (Founder, Women Who Code)
Talk Topic: Hack Nights, Women Coders and Study Groups
Sasha shares some of her secrets and advice for organizers and leaders. She also tells the story of attracting the first 1,000 Bay-area members. Women Who Code provides woman-only hack nights, tech talks monthly, and language-specific study groups every week.
About the speaker: Sasha <3’s Python. It’s the sixth language she learned but first in her heart. She’s returning to coding after five years teaching physics and neuroscience to eager young minds. She launched Women Who Code in September and has been trying to keep up with the energy and enthusiasm of the community ever since. A Twilio alum, she is the first content architect at Codecademy, helping lesson creators teach thousands of students to code. Follow her on twitter at @SashaLaundy
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