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#rolemodels - Edition Thirteen - Obi Felten
Wed, March 29, 2017, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM CEST
The mission of #rolemodels is to capture and share the voices and stories of the people who inspire us.
#rolemodels was created by Isa Sonnenfeld of Google and David Noël of SoundCloud.
Obi leads early stage projects at X, the team behind self-driving cars and Project Loon. As director of X Foundry, she is responsible for getting early stage X projects from the lab into the real world (or ensuring they fail fast). Previously she was director of consumer marketing for Google EMEA. Before Google, Obi launched the e-commerce business of a major UK retailer, worked as a strategy consultant and led eToys.com's (unsuccessful) expansion to Germany during the first dotcom boom.
Obi is a startup mentor and angel investor focusing on women founders. She set up Campus London, a Google-funded space for tech entrepreneurs. She is on the board of Shift, a non-profit designing products to address social problems like youth mental health. She is also on the board of Picasso Labs, a tech startup.
Obi grew up in Berlin, went to Oxford University, and lives in San Francisco with her husband and young children.
In this far-reaching conversation, Isa and Obi will discuss her career path, important choices she's made along the way, and advice she'd share with her past self and the audience.
The event is free. Please consider buying a Rails Girls Supporter Ticket. 100% of the Rails Girls ticket proceeds will be donated to the RailsGirls Summer of Code initiative. If you choose this ticket, you're supporting an amazing program that helps women develop programming skills and easier access the technology sector.
Drinks and location sponsor: SoundCloud
- 6:30pm - arrival and check-in
- 7:00pm - fireside chat & open Q&A
- 8:15pm - networking
- 9:30pm - end
This event is open to anyone.
Who are the organizers of #rolemodels?
#rolemodels is a volunteer effort by Isa Sonnenfeld, News Lab Lead GAS at Google and David Noël, Internal Comms at SoundCloud.
What if I need to cancel last minute?
That's ok, we know that plans can change. If the event is "sold out" you can cancel your order to free up the ticket for others. You can do that here: https://www.eventbrite.com/mytickets
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
U8 Bernauer Strasse. SoundCloud HQ is located in a residential area which means limited parking space. We recommend biking :)
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
If you forget your ticket, that's ok, we've got you on the list.
What is the refund policy?
The event is free unless you purchased a RailsGirls supporter ticket. Refunds for this ticket category are not possible since they are donations. Fear not, your money will be put to good use :)
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yup, if you can't make it yourself, feel free to pass your ticket to a friend.