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Women in Engineering @TwitterUK


Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (BST)

Women in Engineering @TwitterUK

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Twitter’s @WomEng is proud to host an evening of tech talks at Twitter UK.

Doors open at 6:00pm and the talks will begin at 7:00pm, followed by a happy hour with appetizers and drinks.

Space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, so please sign up now!



6:00 PM // Doors Open
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM // Networking
7:00 PM - 7:15 PM // Introduction by Jessie Link, Director of Engineering
7:15 PM - 8:05 PM // Tech talks with Q&A Talk
8:15 PM - 8:35 PM // Panel: "Progressing as a Software Engineer"
8:35 PM - 9:00 PM // Networking
9:00 PM // End of Event

Talk: "Hack To The Future"
Why going to hackathons can help us shape up the world of tech, make new friends & contribute to closing the gender gap.
Eleanor Harding @tweetanor
Product-developing, pixel-perfecting, experience-building, interaction-designing, hackathon-winning Supergeek. Works in space, mostly.
Andreas Savvides, Software Engineer @Twitter @andrs
Product-drives Software Engineer, currently building things at Twitter & helping Code First: Girls. Not cool enough to work in space yet.


Talk: "Who Should You Follow"

In this talk Laura will talk about basic recommender systems’ techniques and will touch upon the existing applications outside of Twitter as well as within.


Laura Blédaité, Data Science @Twitter @eigenlaura


Laura is a data scientist at Twitter with a taste for functional programming. She is mostly building domain specific user behaviour models, and is enjoying writing Scala, using ScaldingAlgebird. Her background is a combination of actuarial mathematics and computer science with interest in recommender systems.


Panel: "Advancing in your career as a Software Engineer"

Getting into tech is just the first step, but what should you be doing once here to ensure you are developing your career the right way? We have invited a technical panel who are at various points on that career path to share their insights and advice about to progress up the technical ladder.

Moderated by Andy Piper @andypiper

Andreea Dimitriu, Junior Software Engineer @Twitter @andreea_barac


Software Engineer at Twitter passionate about social networks, distributed systems and computer vision related things.



Filipa Moura, Senior Software Engineer @Twitter @filipam


Filipa joined Twitter in June 2015 and has worked on multiple new projects and features. Before Twitter, she worked at Yahoo in Ads Reporting using Big Data tools. 



Jessie Link, Head of Engineering @Twitter @mad_typist

Jessie Link is the Head of Engineering for Twitter UK. She previously lead teams at LivingSocial, LookingGlass Cyber Solutions, and General Dynamics, and also served as a US Air Force officer. She enjoys reading, american football, tweeting and cat gifs.

*Note: Press is not admitted into these events; please e-mail 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.

Have questions about Women in Engineering @TwitterUK? Contact @WomEng

When & Where

Twitter London
20 Air Street
W1B 5DL London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (BST)

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