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Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #43: Sponsored by Zendesk

Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #43: Sponsored by Zendesk

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Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #43 will be hosted by Zendesk on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 in San Francisco!




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Come enjoy an evening full of mingling, food and drinks, speakers, demos, and more at the Zendesk office in San Francisco, CA 94121
Our line-up will include an awesome panel on “Building the Path Toward Customer Happiness," and feature a range of Zendesk geek girls, from product managers, to software engineers, to app developers, and even the company's technical recruiter.
We know you'll have lots of questions for us, but we will also have lots of questions for you, such as:
How do you contribute towards customer happiness at your company?
How do you use your own product before you push it to customers?
How do you take a customer from being unhappy to beaming from ear to ear?
So come prepared ready for participation! We'll also have an open discussion on this topic: How does your company make sure a product is being developed for women vs. men?
We hope you can make it and look forward to meting you soon.

Event Hashtag: #ZendeskGGD

Twitter handles for the hosts: @BayAreaGGD and @Zendesk


Zendesk Girl Geek Dinner Agenda:

6:00pm - 6:30pm: Check-in 

6:30pm - 7:00pm: Networking, Demos, Food & Dessert

7:00 pm - 7:30pm: Building the Path Toward Customer Happiness Panel Discussion

7:30 pm - 8:00pm: How Does Your Company Make Sure a Product Is being Developed for Women vs. Men?

8:00pm - 8:30pm: More Networking


Zendesk Girl Geek Speakers:
Product Manager, Erin Boyle

Erin Boyle (Product Manager)

Erin Booyle is a Product Manager on the ticketing team at Zendesk, where she owns a variety of features and CRM integrations. Her primary focus is customers with internal use cases, including IT implementations of Zendesk. Prior to joining Zendesk over a year ago, she was an IT Project Manager for GE Aviation for nearly six years.  In her spare time, she enjoys picking heavy things up and putting them back down.  Erin graduated from Miami University (of Ohio) with a degree in Computer Science.
Saroj Yadav

Saroj Yadav (Software Engineer)

Saroj Yadav is a software engineer at Zenesk. Most recently, she shipped ticket forms for Zendesk customers. Before Zendesk, she started kreeya.com, a curated online shopping destination to promote independent fashion designers. She holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She ikes to spend her free time planning her next big trip.
Web Application Developer, Rose Trujillo
Rose Trujillo (Web Application Developer)
Rose Trujillo is a web application developer on the services team at Zendesk, and is in charge of a variety of client-by-client projects working to customize and configure Zendesk to work for the unique and varied needs of individual companies. She has attended the App Academy iOS development course in 2012 (appacademy.io), and has been largely self-taught in the realm of web development. Since joining Zendesk in January 2013, she spends most of her time using Ruby and JavaScript to find ways to embody the company's motto, "Beautifully simple" to solve problems.
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989 Market Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94103

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 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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