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Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #2: Sponsored by Facebook

The next Girl Geek Dinner and Dev Garage will be hosted by Facebook on Thursday, June 26th from 6pm to 9pm at Etiquette Lounge in San Francisco.

There will be free drinks, appetizers, schwag, dancing, with fun & silly geek-themed photo shoots by professional Zivity photographers! Guests will be treated to a presentation about Facebook Platform, followed by a Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner Panel featuring top female geeks, including a few from Facebook.

This event is FULL. See you at a future Girl Geek Dinner!

Facebook Platform Presenters:
Julie Tung, Software Engineer, Facebook
Julie Zhuo, Product Designer, Platform, Facebook
Featured Panelists:
Ruchi Sanghvi, Principal Product Manager, Facebook
Julie Zhuo, Product Designer, Platform, Facebook
Alina Libova, Founder and Developer, Easter Eggs
Holly Liu, User Experience and Co-Founder, Watercooler
Annie Chang, Co-Founder, LOLapps

Sandra Liu Huang, Program Manager, Facebook

Cyan Banister, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Zivity

Thursday, June 26, 2008
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Etiquette Lounge
108 Market Street,
San Francisco, CA

Speaker Bios:

Julie Tung is a software engineer on the Platform team at Facebook, where she currently works on the new profile design, including some of the new Platform integration points. In addition, she has worked on the Platform open source efforts along with other backend projects to improve performance for applications and the site. Prior to joining Facebook in 2007, she worked as an engineer on the backend ads targeting systems at Google. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from Stanford University.
Julie Zhuo is a Product Designer at Facebook, where she focuses on Platform integration and user profiles. She has worked on the two main Facebook site redesigns as well as building application integration and developer tools. Julie is also the main artist for the Facebook application (fluff)Friends. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University.
Ruchi Sanghvi is the Principal Product Manager at Facebook, where she oversees Facebook Platform and News Feed. She is responsible for the company’s Platform product strategy and new product initiatives. Ruchi was an early engineer at Facebook and is one of the primary developers for News Feed. Prior to Facebook, she was a software engineer in the Real Time Communication Group at Oracle. Ruchi holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Alina Libova developed a Facebook application called Easter Eggs using Ruby on Rails and sold the application in March 2008 with over 300,000 users. Alina is currently a second year computer science major at UC Berkeley. She enjoys programming, graphic design, hiking, and ice skating in her free time.
Holly Liu is in charge of product design and founding member of Watercooler, a creator of sports and television entertainment applications within Facebook and other social networks for millions of fans. Prior to Watercooler, she was a Lead Designer at AOL in the Community Product Line. Holly holds a Masters from UC Berkeley in Information Management and a B.A. from UCLA in Communications.
Annie Chang is Co-Founder of LOLapps, provider of custom applications spanning pop culture, entertainment, and a variety of special interests for Facebook and other social networking platforms. Prior to LOLapps, Annie was a product manager at BitTorrent and an engineer at Adobe. Annie has a B.S. in EECS from UC Berkeley.
Sandra Liu Huang is a Platform Program Manager at Facebook, where she focuses on new strategic initiatives and programs for developers on Facebook Platform. Prior to Facebook, Sandra worked in product management and product marketing at Google for business products including Google Checkout, AdWords and AdSense. She holds a master’s degree in management science and engineering and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Stanford University.
Cyan Banister is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Zivity, a subscription-based social network and royalty distribution platform that nurtures artistic freedom. Cyan is bringing sexy back to the Silicon Valley, and was the 2000 winner of the Sexiest Geek Alive award. She recently launched a blog with other amazing writers ( that celebrates sexy geeks everywhere. The Sexiest Geeks Alive team also produced a Nrrrd Grrrl music video that received nearly 1M views on YouTube and was the 5th most popular music video on Youtube for over a week. Cyan has succeeded in a dizzying array of leadership roles throughout her career, from leading technical operations teams to being the CTO of a non-profit helping women master technology.

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