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Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #26: Sponsored by Box

Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners

Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 5:30 PM (PDT)

Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #26: Sponsored by Box

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Join us for Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #26 sponsored by Box on Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ Box Headquarters in Los Altos!
Meet and Mingle with Girl Geeks from Box, and much more!
There will be lightning talks featuring Box’s own girl geeks on various topics!
Event Hashtag: #BoxGGD  
Box Girl Geek Dinner Agenda:

5:30pm – 6:30pm: Registration, Food/Drinks and Networking
6:30pm – 6:45pm: Intro/About Box
6:45pm - 7:30pm: Lightning talks from Box girls
7:30pm – 8:30pm: Q&A and more networking
Speakers Bios:


Kimber Lockhart
Kimber Lockhart (Director of Engineering, Box)

Talk Topic: Movin' on Up: 10 Ways to Become an Engineering Leader.

About the Speaker: Kimber Lockhart is Director of Engineering at Box, where she leads the web application engineering team that builds most new features on Box. Launched in 2011, Kimber was responsible for #newbox, a major redesign and rebuild of the Box user experience which marked a turning point in the company’s transition to the enterprise market. She's especially interested in Box's virality and usability, dreaming up, testing and implementing countless improvements over the last three years. Prior to Box, Kimber was co-founder and CEO of cloud computing startup Increo Solutions, funded by Draper Fisher Jurvetson. At Increo, she led the creation of Backboard, a web-based service that allows users to share and review documents in a secure space. Increo was later acquired by Box, in 2009.
Samantha Paras
Samantha Paras (Software Engineer, Box)


Talk Topic: About Box: An Engineer's Perspective


About the Speaker: Samantha Paras is a Software Engineer at Box on the web application team, where she works full stack to add new features for end users. Her previous projects include adding security settings to Share Links, Social Workflow, and welcome messaging for new users. She holds a B.A. in Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley and previously interned at Pixar Animation Studios. 

Tamar BercoviciTamar Bercovici (Sr Software Engineer, Box)

Talk Topic: Scaling MySQL for the Web
Tamar will discuss her experience transitioning Box from a single monolithic MySQL server to a horizontally scalable database architecture, all the while continuously serving billions of queries per day. She will share some of the key lessons learned, including best-practices for making fundamental architectural changes without adversely affecting functionality, and most importantly, without downtime.

About the Speaker: Tamar Bercovici is a Senior Software Engineer at Box where she specializes in scaling Box’s database architecture and ORM layer. Prior to Box, Tamar was an early-stage employee at XMPie (now a Xerox company), where she drove the development of the award winning uImage product. Tamar holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
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When & Where

4440 El Camino Real

Los Altos, CA 94022

Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 5:30 PM (PDT)

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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

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

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

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Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #26: Sponsored by Box
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