Our amazing ticketing solution, Eventbrite is hosting a Girl Geek Dinner! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Eventbrite's HQ in SOMA!
It's the eve of The Crunchies
and Eventbrite's President, Julia Hartz along with our 2 other co-founders are nominated for Founder of the Year! What better way to kick off 2013 than to host a Girl Geek Dinner right at our headquarters in San Francisco to share our success stories with other women in tech! The dinner will feature three of our top lady leaders including our President, Julia Hartz, our VP of Product, Julie Thompson, and our Director of User Experience, Melissa Cooper.
Julia Hartz will kick off the event talking about Eventbrite's growth and our amazing company culture. She will be followed by Julie Thompson, who will discuss the importance of how product managers build strong relationships with engineering. To wrap up our keynote speakers, Melissa Cooper will take a deep dive into Design for Pirates: Hidden Treasures of the Purchase Funnel
We will then split into breakout sessions depending on each Girl Geek Attendee's interests! Britelings from our Program & Product Management, Visual & Interaction Design and Engineering teams will be in 3 of our conference rooms to go through mini demos and Q&A sessions. Did we mention that there will be desserts in each room? What's a dinner without dessert?!
We can't wait to see you there!
Be sure to sign up for a ticket that best represents your background.
Event Hashtag: #EventbriteGGD
Eventbrite Girl Geek Dinner Agenda:
5:30-6:30pm: Registration and Food
6:30-6:45pm: Intro by Julia
6:40-7:00pm: Keynote by Julie
7:00-7:15pm: Keynote by Melissa
7:30-8:30pm: Breakout Sessions & Networking over Dessert!
Meet The Speakers:
Julia Hartz (Co-Founder & President)
Talk Topic: How to build a sustainable culture
Speaker Bio: Julia spends her day focusing on the happiness, productivity, and growth of the team at Eventbrite (aka the Britelings). She strives to foster the culture that has defined Eventbrite, and that has placed the company among the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area three years in a row, according to the SF Business Times.
Prior to co-founding Eventbrite with her husband, Kevin Hartz, Julia enjoyed a career in Television Development at MTV Networks
and FX Networks
. She was fortunate enough to be a part of acclaimed shows such as Jackass, Nip/Tuck, The Shield, Rescue Me, and Morgan Spurlock's 30 Days.
Julia graduated from Pepperdine University with a B.A. in Telecommunications. She has served on the board of The Village Well, a non-profit organization that supports slow parenting, and has been active in The Full Circle Fund.
Julia has participated in several keynotes and panels to discuss ticketing, social commerce, and entrepreneurship including 2011 SF MusicTech, 2010 SXSW, 2011 Women in Business Conference, 2010 Girls in Tech Catalyst Conference, and 2010 Women 2.0 Founders Lab and Pitch Night.
Julie Thompson (VP of Product)
Talk Topic: How Product Managers can build strong relationships with Engineering
Speaker Bio: As VP of Product, Julie is responsible for overall direction and design of Eventbrite. Julie has over eight years experience managing a variety of software products from conception to release. She started her career as a software engineer and moved into product management to improve communications between customers, engineers and business teams.
Julie made her leap to product management while working for Elemental Software, a startup which Macromedia acquired in 1999. At Macromedia, she was a Senior Product Manager responsible for major product releases on both the Dreamweaver
product lines. Later, Julie joined Apple
as Product Manager of Shake
in Apple's Pro Apps Division.
Julie holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from University of California, San Diego and a master's degree from Columbia University.
Melissa Cooper (Director of User Experience)
Talk Topic: Design for Pirates: Hidden Treasures of the Purchase Funnel
Speaker Bio: 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. Since joining Eventbrite in early 2011, Melissa is proud to have had her work selected by the Neilson Norman Group for their 2012 Application Design Showcase and for establishing a formal stream of work for continuous improvement focused on growth, retention and scalability.
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. Her experience extends across several leading e-commerce products, classifieds and new ventures.