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Girl Geek Dinner @TwitterBoulder - Career Paths in Tech

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MDT)

Girl Geek Dinner @TwitterBoulder - Career Paths in Tech

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Girl Geek Dinner @TwitterBoulder - Career Paths in Tech 

Girl Geek Dinners are a place for self-identified girl geeks to discuss industry trends, hear from female tech leaders, and connect with others in our community. 

Please join us at Twitter Boulder for light appetizers, drinks and a look at the different career paths in tech. 

We’ll kick the evening off with a tech talk from one of our own senior software engineers, Katie Dunn. The topic is “Functional Programming: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”. Following that, we have a great lineup of panelists who are excited to share their experiences and personal journeys: how they got here and why they love their current positions. 

Come prepared with questions – we’ll open it up to the floor at the end for Q&A. We hope you finish the night with some new friends, knowledge and ideas! 


Twitter Girl Geek Dinner Agenda for Wednesday, June 24th

      6:00pm - 7:00pm: Registration, food & drink, networking

      7:00pm - 7:15pm: Tech talk 

      7:15pm - 8:00pm: Panel discussion

      8:00pm - 9:00pm: More networking


Speakers and Panelists:

Tech Talk: Katie Dunn, Senior Software Engineer

Katie Dunn is a member of the Data Services team at Twitter. Prior to working at Twitter, she worked on a high-speed trading platform. She holds a BS in aerospace engineering from MIT. Her most prized possession is a Red Sox hat that has traveled with her to five continents. Follow her on Twitter at @katie_dunn.

Panelist: Rachel Vecchitto, Senior Software Engineer

After getting into the internet by making fan sites for 90s bands, Rachel graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a BS in Computer Science in 2003. She's currently a software engineer at Twitter and has also worked at place like Etsy, Meetup, the New York Times, and a few startups that didn't start. In addition to the internet, Rachel likes mountains, skis and pizza.

Panelist: Shannon McCoy, Software Engineer

Shannon is a software engineer at Twitter on the Data Products team. She writes and tunes customer-facing APIs and their underlying systems. She currently works in a mix of languages: mostly Ruby, Java and Scala. Shannon studied Spanish Language and Literature at CU Boulder and Ruby on Rails at a coffee shop in downtown Boulder.

Panelist: Whitney Rogers, Engineering Manager

Whitney is currently an Engineering Manager for three teams at Twitter in the Data Products organization. Prior to joining Twitter, Whitney was a developer, starting her career in defense and later moving on to the web. She loves people, problem solving and bikes. Follow her @whitneyrogers.

Panelist: Emily Sheehan, Partner Engineer

Emily's a fifth-generation Coloradan from Arvada, CO and attended CU for Civil Engineering and African Dance.  After a short stint at the EPA she decided to join the fast fun world of tech.  She got a job at a smaller tech company in Boulder called ShipCompliant, a SaaS which specializes in wine, liquor and beer registration, compliance and logistics management.  There she created and managed the partner integration platform between mid to large size wineries and eCommerce companies such as Lot18, Amazon, Shopify and WooCommerce (Wordpress). This set her up nicely for working with Twitter's enterprise data business clients as a Partner Engineer in DPR-Twitter Boulder.  She also enjoys playing bluegrass fiddle, camping, art & music festivals and the farmers market. Follow her at @happycamper.

Panelist: Katie Weiss, Partner Engineer

Katie is the Strategic Services Manager for Data products at Twitter (and previously, at Gnip), where she creates and deploys services to assist customers in getting the most value from Twitter data.  Prior to Twitter, Katie held a variety of roles in change management, systems design and implementations, training and conflict resolution.  She specializes in bridging the gap between technical specifications and business needs and thrills at opportunities for data science storytelling. When not at work, you'll find Katie spending time with her family or creating the next Pinterest fail. Follow her @KatieJWeiss.


Directions and Parking:

The Twitter Boulder office is located at 1050 Walnut Street, Ste 115, Boulder, CO 80302. There are several parking garages located close to our space. We recommend either the garage located in the southeast corner of 11th and Walnut (Randolph Center) or the garage at 10th and Walnut (St. Julien Hotel). We cannot validate parking, unfortunately. 


 

*Note: No press will be admitted to this event; please e-mail press@twitter.com if you have any questions. Twitter reserves the right to refuse entry to this event. Twitter also reserves the right to remove individuals from Twitter's premises for disruptive or disorderly behavior, or for any other reason in Twitter's sole discretion. Please arrive before 6:30 to ensure admission to the building.

Have questions about Girl Geek Dinner @TwitterBoulder - Career Paths in Tech? Contact @WomEng

When & Where


@TwitterBoulder
1050 Walnut Street
Suite 115
Boulder, CO 80302

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MDT)


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