Day of Shecurity Conference San Francisco 2019

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Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

101 Market St

San Francisco, CA 94105

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The Day of Shecurity is a free-to-attend one-day hands-on conference in San Francisco for women in technology interested in cybersecurity. The event is a joint headlining effort by the Lookout Diversity Steering Committee, Secure Diversity and OWASP. Additionally, local area non-profit and special interest groups are invited to participate.

Lack of gender diversity continues to plague the technology industry. Women are vastly underrepresented and under promoted in technology roles, hampering the industry’s effectiveness. According to a report by the organization ISACA, while eight in ten women report having a male supervisor and nine in ten women are concerned about the number of women in technology, only one in five organizations are very committed to hiring women in technology roles. These numbers are even worse in application security where only eleven percent of the workforce is female.

Young women will not consider security a viable career path if they do not see themselves represented in leadership roles. In fact, because of these gaps, qualified women are often left out of training, mentoring and speaking opportunities, further hampering their professional growth.

In order to change the course of this industry’s hiring practices and provide a bright future for anyone who wishes to accept the challenge, we need to come together in a massive way. The only way to address the situation is through concentrated mentoring, training, and recruitment of qualified women. To address that we are inviting meetups, nonprofits and commercial businesses alike to show the technology community in San Francisco that together, we can make a difference. For one day, we can stand united and help change direction not only for the future of the technology industry in this great city, but also for the potential future careers of over two hundred women in technology. Our goal is for every participant to walk away with a clear understanding of and direct hands-on exposure to what is actually involved in the information security industry, what skills they will need to build to transition into this field and the resources and disciplines to pursue to make this professional leap forward a reality.

For more information about the day visit https://www.dayofshecurity.com/

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Self-Vetting Process:

Please review our self-vetting guidelines to ensure eligibility prior to registration.

As an attendee, in order to get the most out of the Day of Shecurity, you should meet the following criteria. While we will not be verifying the technical criteria, you will want to consider these before diving into one of our technical tracks. Requirements are marked with a star ().

To be eligible for admittance you must meet the following criteria:

  • ✺ Individuals who self-identify as Women: This event is for attendees who identify as women in a way that is significant to them.

  • ✺ Be able to physically attend: This event is in San Francisco. We cannot provide any travel assistance for attendees.

  • ✺ Be at least 18 years old

To get the most out our technical tracks, you should have ANY of the following experience in SaaS, Cloud, Mobile, or Full-Stack:

  • SaaS Experience: You should have at least a basic level of proficiency with SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) projects or IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) initiatives. This should include the following:

    • Server-side Development Experience: Some exposure to server-side languages like PHP, ASP.NET (C# or Visual Basic), C++, Java, JSP, Objective C, and Python

    • Client-side Development Experience: Some exposure to HTML, CSS jQuery, and Javascript.

  • Cloud Experience: You should have a basic level of proficiency in micro-cloud concepts like database administration and DevOps to macro-cloud concepts like cloud strategy and planning. This should include the following:

    • Cloud Platforms: Some exposure to cloud platforms like AWS (Amazon Web Services), Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, IBM Cloud, Verizon Cloud, and CenturyLink

    • Database Experience: Some exposure to at least one data store technology.

  • Mobile Experience: You should have a basic level of proficiency in UX/UI (User Experience/User Interface) design skills This should include the following:

    • Cross-platform development: Some experience with iOS, Android, Blackberry development & application store deployment

    • Database Experience: Some exposure to at least one data store technology.

    • Programming Languages: Some exposure to HTML, CSS jQuery, Java, JSP Python, Objective C, and Javascript.

  • Full-Stack Experience: You should have at least a basic level of proficiency with full-stack development. This should include the following:

    • Front End Experience: Some exposure to HTML, CSS, and Javascript. A particular framework is not required.

    • Back End Language Experience: Some exposure to at least one back end language.

    • Database Experience: Some exposure to at least one data store technology.

    • Linux/ Terminal Experience: Some exposure to basic Linux / Terminal commands and file and folder structure.

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Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

101 Market St

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