Girl Geek X

Girl Geek X

Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #66: Sponsored by Square

Square welcomes you to a Girl Geek Dinner on Wednesday, June 25 at Square headquarters in San Francisco (map).

“If you can’t find a good role model, be one.” – Gale Anne Hurd

As women in technology, we know the importance of coming together to share our stories, learn from one another, and support each other as both colleagues and as friends. Please join us for food, drinks, and conversation with a dynamic and powerful group of ladies!

Square is thrilled to host the 66th Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner – where we’ll bring together a diverse set of talented women in tech to help us grow professionally and expand our networks. During the evening, you’ll participate in activities to help you find a mentor, hear from leaders in our industry, and leave with new contacts who we hope you’ll continue to meet with well beyond the dinner.

Use hashtag #SquareGirlGeekDinner to interact on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

Sign up for a chance to win a ticket to the Square Girl Geek Dinner!

– Deadline to enter the lottery: Thursday, June 19 @ MIDNIGHT –

Square Girl Geek Dinner Agenda

5:30pm – 6:30pm – Registration, Food/Drinks and Networking

6:30pm – 7:30pm – Welcome and Talks from Square’s women in tech

7:30pm – 8:30pm – Keynote from Alyssa Henry, VP of Engineering

Speaker Bios

Alyssa Henry, VP of Engineering

Alyssa Henry is Square’s Engineering Lead and oversees engineering operations for Square’s infrastructure and payments platform. She was most recently the Vice President of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Storage Services, where she led services including Amazon S3 and Amazon EBS through hypergrowth, and scaled the teams, software, and businesses. Prior to AWS, Alyssa was Amazon’s director of software development for ordering, with responsibility for Amazon’s ordering workflow software and databases. Before Amazon, Alyssa spent 12 years at Microsoft working on databases, data access technologies, and internal customer relationship management software in a variety of engineering, program management, and product unit management roles. Alyssa started her career as a developer in the financial services industry. Follow her on twitter at @alyssahhenry.

Grace Chen, Product Lead

Grace Chen is a Product Lead on the Register team at Square. She was a mentor for Square’s 2014 High School Code Camp class, working to inspire, educate, and empower the next generation of women in technology. Previous to Square, she spent 5 years at Google, starting off in Partner Management, moving to Sales Strategy, and eventually transitioning to Product Management on the Commerce team. Grace has a BS degree from Stanford University in Management Science and Engineering. She hopes to eventually start her own cafe or restaurant.

Jonathan Wolter, Engineering Manager

Jonathan Wolter is an Engineering Manager at Square who manages the card processing engineering team. His team is responsible for moving all money over the domestic and international credit networks, processing tens of billions of dollars in payments annually. He brings 9 years of experience in enterprise software development and startups. Follow him on twitter at @jawspeak.