Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #25 will be hosted by ThoughtWorks on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ the Don Soker Gallery in downtown San Francisco!
Meet Chief Technology Officer, Rebecca Parsons and discover how her passion for technology has made her one of the most sought after sources of innovation today. Take the opportunity to discuss with Rebecca domain specific languages, technology in the developing world, big data, agile principles, the science of diversity and much more!
There will be lightning talks featuring ThoughtWorks’ own girl geeks on various topics, including: creative thinking and user testing in software development for great user experiences and how to write automated tests for iOS applications.
6PM-7PM : Registration and Mingling over Refreshments
7PM-8PM: Talk by ThoughtWorks’ CTO - Rebecca Parsons followed by Lightning Talks.
8PM -9PM: Breakout for Q&A and More Networking
Bonna is an Agile Business Analyst & an advocate for better ways of building software. She works as a senior consultant to enable the client team with Agile while delivering a working software. She joined ThoughtWorks twice with the belief that ThoughtWorks is the place where she can dream and work hard to make it come true. She's worked in various countries (Australia, China, India and United States). She values diversity, creativity and leaving footprints where she goes, what she does and who she meets.
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When & Where
Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners
Google hosted the first Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner in January 2008, inviting 400 girl geeks to enjoy sushi, an open bar, Google schwag, great conversation and even better networking at Charlie’s cafe on the Google Mountain View campus. Events sponsored by Facebook and Yahoo! soon followed. Startups like LOLapps and Polyvore followed suit.
Today, Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners have been hosted by a diverse set of companies including Genentech, Palantir, Microsoft, Citrix Online, Electronic Arts…
The ask is simple — buy dinner and drinks for girl geeks, and give away a piece of co-branded schwag (to extend the lifetime of the event). Invite female speakers in areas of their expertise, from well-known names to the up-and-coming. Encourage networking amongst the girl geeks and recruiting by the sponsoring company. Everyone wins.
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Meet the BAGGD Team!
Sukrutha Raman Bhadouria (Managing Director of Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners)
After earning her M.S. in Electrical Engineering from USC, Sukrutha now works as a Sr SW Engineer at salesforce.com. Sukrutha is involved in Girl Geek Dinners because she wants to change the world for girls, one geek dinner at a time. Follow her on Twitter at @sukruthasays.
Angie Chang (Founder of Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners)
Angie is currently working as a Director of Growth at Hackbright Academy. She enjoys running the mentor program and finding partner companies for Hackbright. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Women 2.0, a media company which promotes women in high-growth, high-tech entrepreneurship. She has held positions in product management and web/UI production at startups in the Silicon Valley. Angie started organizing Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners in January 2008 and was thrilled when Sukrutha joined the one-woman team at BAGGD in 2011. She holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.