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Girl Geek X Yummly Dinner – January 31st, 2018 in Redwood City!

Girl Geek X Yummly Dinner

On Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 in Redwood City, Yummly invites girl geeks to an appetizing evening with talks cooked up from their talented engineers, data scientists, product pros, and nutrition gurus!

Girl Geek X Yummly Dinner features women speaking about their experiences combining two passions: food & technology. Many of the talks center around a key theme of courage. Get your ticket to join us!


6:00pm – 7:00pm: Registration & Food
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Welcome & Talks
8:00pm – 9:00pm: Networking & A Sweet Giveaway

Please Follow Us:

Twitter: @GirlGeekX @Yummly
Instagram: @GirlGeekX @Yummly
Event Hashtag: #GirlGeekXYummly

Girl Geek Speaker Bios:

Suzanne PilkingtonSuzanne Pilkington, Yummly CFO & Head of HR
Talk Topic: “Life’s a Buffet; Go Back for Seconds”

Suzanne joined Yummly in early 2012 and leads the G&A teams, including finance, accounting, HR and office administration. Partnering with the leadership of the organization, she is leading the charge to double the employee base in 2018. She is a serial startup executive, holding similar roles in diverse industries, including hardware, software, and service organizations. When not at work, you can find her gardening, hiking or cooking for her family and friends. Ice cream is her kryptonite and this is her favorite recipe on Yummly! Follow her on Twitter at @SDPilkington.

Melissa GuyreMelissa Guyre, Yummly VP of Product
Talk Topic: “What Doesn’t Kale You Makes You Stronger – Building the Kitchen of the Future at Yummly”

Melissa is a big nerd for product, design, and cooking with early adopter technologies. Yummly is the perfect match for her passions and as Head of Product, she leads creation of experiences that guide home cooks to successful execution in the kitchen based on their tastes and interests. Prior to joining Yummly, Melissa was at IGN Entertainment where she led mobile engineering, video platform, and media channel development. An avid home chef, kitchen adventures from this past year have included whole baked suckling pig and successfully reverse engineering dishes tasted at Alinea. An on-going crowd favorite recipe first made at an all things duck dinner she hosted is Sous Vide Duck Breast sliced and served in butter lettuce cups… this preparation was reviewed by friends as better than Atelier Crenn’s sliced duck breast dish.

Melanie LeiMelanie Lei, Yummly Senior Product Manager
Talk Topic: “What Doesn’t Kale You Makes You Stronger – Building the Kitchen of the Future at Yummly”

Melanie leads Yummly’s smart kitchen product initiatives, which is a perfect match for her love of cooking and life-changing technology. Before Yummly, she worked in various roles as a PM and general manager at other companies that improve people’s lives, including NerdWallet and Coursera. Her culinary heroes are Julia Child and Christina Tosi, and she loves baking souffles. Her favorite recipe on Yummly is this Singaporean Chili Crab recipe. Follow her on Twitter at @melanielei_.

Yaprak AkdereYaprak Akdere, Yummly Senior Android Engineer – Lead
Talk Topic: “Bacon All The Rules – How We Design Award Winning Mobile Apps”

Yaprak is a senior Android engineer at Yummly, leading a team of 5 software engineers and developing Yummly’s delightful, innovative, and award-winning Android App. Yummly is ranked in the top 5 Cooking App! Before Yummly, Yaprak led the mobile engineering team at Zoosk, which is currently the top ranked dating app in the Play Store. As a lover of all things technology, Her most recent challenge is to create a Connected Cooking Platform, connecting smart appliances to mobile technology. Outside of work, she enjoys volunteering at Android bootcamps held by Codepath and Women Who Code, as well as trying different things in the kitchen. Check out her favorite savory recipe on Yummly! Follow her on Twitter at @yaprakakdere.

Chloe BiChloe Bi, Yummly Product Data Scientist
Talk Topic: “Big Data & Food – The Perfect Pear!”

Chloe is a Product Data Scientist at Yummly. In her role, she makes use of Yummly’s rich data to discover interesting trends around food, recipes and people’s lifestyle. Trained as an economist and a statistician, she enjoys transforming data into actionable insights. Outside of work, she is keen on exploring new food options, watching culinary shows and of course cooking. Check out this simple chocolate marble cake recipe in her dessert collection.

Anagha DuttAnagha Dutt, Yummly Controller
Talk Topic: “Finding Inner Peas, Life Outside Work”

Anagha loves numbers. Which is probably why she is the Controller at Yummly! She joined Yummly in 2015. Before that, she served as Controller for other high-growth startups and held various accounting roles at large companies like Aon, HSBC, and Baxter. She holds a Masters in Accounting from Boston College, an MBA from IMI in India, and is an active CPA. Apart from debits and credits, Anagha enjoys crocheting, reading or contemplating the next family travel destination. She is an Ethiopian food fanatic and her favorite recipe on Yummly is Kik Alicha.

Edwina ClarkEdwina Clark, Yummly Head of Nutrition and Wellness
Talk Topic: “Turnip The Beet on Your Health”

Edwina is the Head of Nutrition and Wellness and leads all content creation efforts at Yummly. She holds her bachelors and masters degrees in nutrition from Boston University, and is dually credentialed as a Dietitian in both the US and Australia. Edwina has worked a spokesperson, content creator, and consultant for multiple early stage startups, and thrives in a fast-paced environment. She regularly contributes to the media, and has been featured in SELF magazine, Women’s Health, Glamour, Teen Vogue, among others. Outside of the office you can find Edwina running, cooking up a storm, or traveling far and wide. She’s a self-confessed chocoholic with a penchant for avocado toast and anything with blueberries. This chocolate-mint energy bite recipe is one of her favorites. Follow her on Twitter at @edwinatherd.

About Yummly:

The smart cooking sidekick that learns what you like and customizes the experience to your personal tastes, nutritional needs, skill level, and more.

Event Tickets & Details:

Tickets go onsale Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 at NOON Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Girl Geek X ThoughtWorks Dinner – January 23rd, 2018 in San Francisco!

Girl Geek X ThoughtWorks Security Talks And Dinner

On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 — ThoughtWorks invites girl geeks to hear industry experts tell their security stories! In the light of Meltdown and Spectre, it is more important than ever to think about the business of hacking, risk tolerance and information ownership.

ThoughtWorks would like to invite people of all genders to enjoy a meal, grab a beer, and meet like minded security enthusiasts at this Girl Geek X ThoughtWorks security talks & dinner evening in San Francisco! Get your ticket to join us!


6:00pm – 7:00pm: Registration & Food
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Welcome, Security Talks & Panel Discussion
8:00pm – 9:00pm: Networking & Fun

Please Follow Us:

Twitter: @GirlGeekX @ThoughtWorks
Instagram: @GirlGeekX @ThoughtWorks
Event Hashtag: #GirlGeekXThoughtWorks

Girl Geek Speaker Bios:

Rosalie TolentinoRosalie Tolentino, ThoughtWorks Pure Energy

Rosalie started as a full stack developer at ThoughtWorks, engineering agile software for clients. Since then, she has chosen to specialize in security and privacy. She has spent the last year and a half developing privacy enhancing technologies, including a new draft of the effective Off-the-Record messaging protocol. Prior, Rosalie spent a year deploying training material on security hygiene for ThoughtWorks. This included running a capture the flag competition and a lockpicking contest for a major internal conference to engage participants from all backgrounds. Today, Rosalie is passionate about designing systems for a better future. Follow her on Twitter at @rosatolen.

Talk Proposal: “The Road to Private Disillusionment”

Vanessa ArandaVanessa Aranda, Gap Security Analyst

Vanessa is a security analyst, bridging the gap between the red and blue teams. In her role, she hunts for vulnerabilities and threats being exploited in the wild along with managing the phishing program for all Gap brands. She is the lead for intelligence sharing across a network of retailers and helps strengthen her company’s security posture by performing pentests, ensuring the protection of PII for both customers and employees worldwide. Vanessa is an alum of the Year Up Bay Area program, before that she studied biochemistry at Fresno State. Her hobbies include mentoring at devmission and Year Up, volunteering at San Francisco Pathways to Citizenship Initiative workshops, is an active member of the Bay Area’s diversity and inclusion movement, and loves Star Trek.

Talk Proposal: “With cyber security events making headlines, it’s important to understand the business of hacking, breaking the kill chain and increasing user awareness. The biggest hole in any company’s security is the end user. With my phishing campaigns, I educate the employee base to identify red flags in suspicious emails, empowering them to secure themselves, as well as the company. It’s important in my role to be the proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing, for the benefit of the people I’m trying to protect. I have to think like an attacker.”

Ruchi ShahRuchi Shah, Google Senior Technical Program Manager

Ruchi is a senior technical program manager in security at Google, where she leads a team whose mission is to secure acquisitions and Alphabets. Ruchi has over 12 years of experience in security. Previously, she spun up the Subsidiary Security Program at Amazon and managed the product roadmap for AWS Identity and Access Management and AWS Key Management Services. Ruchi also worked at Deloitte and Touche LLP and Ernst & Young, where she helped clients implement security solutions ranging from identity and access management (IAM) and security information and event management (SIEM) to network security products. Follow her on Twitter at @ruchieng.

Talk Proposal: “What are the top 15 things that Google Security worries about when acquiring or starting a company? How do they address them in order to protect both the entity and Google itself? Along the way, she will cover the people, process, and technology aspects of information security that companies should pay attention to when acquiring or starting out.”

Aika SengirbayevaAika Sengirbayeva, Autodesk Information Security Senior Program Specialist

Aika is people-security expert focused on engaging people to be key elements of secure organizations. She is building security engagement programs focused on improving the security mindset of employees. The scope of her work runs the gamut from general awareness such as phishing and reporting activity, red team assessments and others.

Talk Proposal: “95% of security breaches are caused by human error. Changing behavior and transforming employees into your company’s strongest asset in preventing breaches is your best defense. With internet access rapidly expanding across the globe, and the increase of greater connectedness across business, finance, and individuals, ensuring privacy and security of this activity will only become more paramount. This reality makes cybersecurity – the technologies, processes and best practices that protect networks, individual computers, programs and all digital data from attack — one of the critical problems of our time. As security professionals and companies look for answers, efforts have been heavily skewed toward finding technological solutions. Yet, experts estimate most of the cost attributed to cyber-attacks is actually a result of human error. Things as simple as clicking on a bad link, opening the wrong email attachment, or using an insecure USB drive can be devastating to network security. The strongest security network in the world is only as good as the human.”

Beth Andres-BeckBeth Andres-Beck, The Long-Term Stock Exchange Software Engineering Manager

Beth has written code for everything from networking for real-time video understanding systems at BAE Systems to a serverless donation page platform for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. She is a proponent of collective code ownership, automated testing, security cultures, user experience design, cyborg feminism and event-driven javascript. She has spoken at conferences like Velocity NYC, OSCON and USENIX, and has a BA in Theater from Smith College. Follow her on Twitter at @bethcodes.

Talk Proposal: “With regards to security, my focus is on creating teams that build secure systems by managing risk tolerance & sharing security principles. If people are willing to tolerate a lot of risk, then adding more security support just lets them take even bigger risks, knowing there is a safety net. By thinking of security in terms of the consequences of failure and our responsibility to our customers, we can instead lower a team’s risk tolerance. A combination of healthy fear, easy-to-apply principles and easy-to-access support can build security into our daily work the same way testing already is.”

Nicola HughesNicola Hughes, ThoughtWorks Consultant Developer

Nicola is a developer, tinkerer, data wrangler, and promoter of women in tech. She loves to learn, and is a speaker, trainer, and advocate for women learning to code. She blogs and tweets about #WomenInTech at and @GirlMeetsCode. She left CNN International to learn to code with tech startup ScraperWiki, becoming a Knight-Mozilla OpenNews fellow at the Guardian in 2012 and a data journalist at the Times & Sunday Times the following year. Now Nicola is a developer at social justice and technology consultancy, ThoughtWorks.

Nicola is the event organizer and Emcee for the Girl Geek X ThoughtWorks security talks evening!

About ThoughtWorks:

ThoughtWorks is a software company and a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients’ toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change.

Event Tickets & Details:

Tickets go onsale Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 at NOON Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Girl Geek X Indeed Dinner – January 18th, 2018 in San Francisco!

Girl Geek X Indeed Tech Talks And Dinner

On Thursday, January 18th, 2018 in San Francisco — Indeed’s Women in Tech (WIT) invites you to join them for a set of lightning talks that include topics on Security Engineering, Mentorship, Site Reliability, Quality Assurance, Product, and Design!

The Women in Tech group will host five speakers to present on their inspirations, their challenges, and how they can help you learn from their experiences in this industry.

Whether you’re looking to grow personally or professionally, these presentations are meant to demonstrate the ways women can succeed in tech. All speakers, and other Indeed WIT members, will be available after the presentations for a meet-and-greet to answer any and all of your questions — and to hand out some pretty cool Indeed swag. We hope to see you there!

Girl Geek X Indeed Event Agenda:

6:00pm – 7:00pm – Check-in, Networking & Dinner!
7:00pm – 8:00pm – Talks!
8:00pm – 9:00pm – More Networking & Mingling!

Please Follow Us:

Twitter: @GirlGeekX @InsideIndeed
Instagram: @GirlGeekX
Event Hashtag: #GirlGeekXIndeed

Indeed Girl Geek Speaker Bios:

Kim WilliamsKim Williams, Indeed Director of Experience Design

Kim is Director of Experience Design at Indeed. She leads a team of copywriters, brand strategists, user researchers, interaction and visual designers, as well as illustrators defining Indeed’s product experiences. She oversees the core search experience, native apps, design and brand systems, helping Indeed craft experiences that show up in the lives of job seekers and employers in a meaningful way. Prior to Indeed, she led brand systems at eBay, was a creative director for Ogilvy’s largest global brand, and produced data visualization software, immersive games, and products for the public and private sector. When Kim’s not nerding out on color theory, she’s hopping around the city with her husband and precocious toddler for playdates and adventures.

Talk Topic: “Beating The Mommy Guilt Blues In Tech” by Kim Williams

Samikshya PatraSamikshya Patra, Indeed Engineering Manager

Samikshya is a Quality Assurance Engineering Manager at Indeed, where she uses a combination of efficient processes and tools to help hundreds of millions of job seekers daily. With over 8 years of experience as a Quality Assurance professional in banking, industrial automation and other fields, she uses her wide range of experience to create best practices for her team. She is passionate about quality at all levels of software development, and eager to explore new ways for teams to improve quality with Agile methodologies.

Talk Topic: “Evolving Quality Assurance for Agile Development” by Samikshya Patra

Janie Clarke, Indeed Product ManagerJanie Clarke

Janie is a Product Manager at Indeed. She helps tens of thousands of job seekers get hired every day with customized job alert emails. Prior to moving into Product Management, she worked as an Engineer in a wide variety of industries from online marketing to embedded linux and has also been an Engineering Manager. In her spare time, Janie enjoys travel, ballet and live music.

Talk Topic: “How Peer Mentorship Can Help You Achieve Your Goals” by Janie Clarke

Jessi Roesner, Indeed Site Reliability EngineerJessi Roesner

Jessi is a Site Reliability Engineer at Indeed. She is passionate about developing engineering solutions that optimize large-scale, business-critical systems. Before becoming an SRE, she worked for 6 years as a software engineer on a variety of Indeed products including the core job search data pipeline and Indeed’s data science infrastructure. In her current role, Jessi works to improve the reliability and scalability of Indeed’s notifications platform, which sends over 100 million emails and push notifications to job seekers every day.

Talk Topic: “From SWE to SRE – Site Reliability Engineering at Indeed” by Jessi Roesner

Ashley Graves, Indeed Security EngineerAshley Graves

Ashley is a Security Engineer at Indeed, where she is a three-year veteran in the Indeed Security Team. She focuses on software-as-a-service security, tool development and automation, and general security awareness at Indeed. Ashley is interested in solving complex technical issues, particularly those with political or social components. When she isn’t inspiring her coworkers to take personal stake in security, she likes do spend time with her cats Meredith and Princess, eat food, and play video games. Meredith and Princess enjoy joining her in these activities, despite their relative lack of video game skills.

Talk Topic: “We Help People Get Jobs Securely” by Ashley Graves

Shirley XiaoShirley Xiao, Indeed User Experience Designer

Shirley is a UX Designer on the Design Systems team at Indeed. She is currently helping to establish the new component library for Indeed’s ever-evolving design team. She spends most of her time thinking about visual foundations, consistency, and convergence. Prior to Indeed, she worked in a broad range of industries including fin tech, real estate, baby and interpretation/translation. She is passionate about all things design, and believes that beauty lives in the details. In her spare time, Shirley loves learning new languages. Ask her about her digital nomad experience in Kyoto, Japan!

Shirley Xiao is the Emcee for Indeed Girl Geek Dinner.

About Indeed:

As the world’s #1 job site, with over 200 million unique visitors every month from over 60 different countries, Indeed has become the catalyst for putting the world to work.

Event Tickets & Details:

Tickets go onsale Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 at NOON Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Girl Geek X Salesforce Dinner – January 10th, 2018 in San Francisco!

Girl Geek X Salesforce Tech Talks And Dinner

On Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 in San Francisco — Salesforce invites girl geeks to wander into a cozy Salesforce cabin and enjoy some campfire snacks, get hands on experience with our demos, listen to our engineer’s stories around the campfire, and enjoy meeting other members of the Girl Geek X community!

Our Ohana is excited to embark on this trail with you with an adventurous night filled with inspiration, networking, and s’more fun! All genders and ages welcome. Get your ticket to join us!

Girl Geek X Salesforce Event Agenda:

5:30pm – 7:00pm: Registration, Heavy Appetizers, Demos, Drinks & Networking
7:00pm – 7:45pm: Welcome & Lightning Talks
7:45pm – 8:30pm: Demos, Networking, & s’more Fun!

Please Follow Us:

Twitter: @GirlGeekX @SalesforceEng
Instagram: @GirlGeekX @SalesforceEng
Event Hashtag: #GirlGeekXSalesforce

Salesforce Girl Geek Speaker Bios:

Christina AmiryChristina Amiry, Salesforce Senior Director of Technical Program Management

Christina is a Senior Director of Technical Program Management at Salesforce. In this role within Technology & Products, she leads Infrastructure Customer Experience and Mergers & Acquisitions, Integration programs. Christina has 20 years of combined technical program management, implementation, and consulting experience. Within Salesforce, she’s held various leadership roles in HR Technology, Sales Engineering Enablement, to Salesforce University, and now in Infrastructure. Prior to joining Salesforce, she worked in industry leading companies such as Hewlett Packard, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, IBM, Wells Fargo, and two startup consulting firms. Christina holds a B.S. in Business Administration / Management Information Systems from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She resides in Oakland, CA with her husband and two daughters. Follow her on Twitter at @cdramiry.

Talk Topic: “Trailblazing and Transformation: From HR to Infrastructure” by Christina Amiry

Sarah MeiSarah Mei, Salesforce UX Architect

Sarah has been writing code since before the internet had cats, and is currently an Architect in the UX Engineering group at Salesforce. She makes infrastructure, tools, and services to support adoption and usage of the Salesforce Lightning Design System across the Salesforce ecosystem. Prior to Salesforce, she spent ten years doing software consulting, helping teams of developers run efficiently and joyfully through software and process design. Prior to her consulting work, Sarah was as a product developer in Java, Ruby, and JavaScript. Her general technical interests lie at the intersection of software design, teams, and graph theory. Sarah speaks at (and runs) technical conferences and serves on several non-profit boards. She lives with her kids in San Francisco. Follow her on Twitter at @sarahmei.

Talk Topic: “The Treachery of Words” by Sarah Mei

Mary Ann JawiliMary Ann Jawili, Salesforce Software Engineer, Application UI Infrastructure

Mary Ann is a Software Engineer at Salesforce, where she develops core user experiences and functionality within Lightning Experience. Most recently, she contributed to myLightning’s theming feature, which lets companies ensure that Lightning aligns with their brand. She also onboards new hires with a class on user interface development. Outside of the office, she can be found biking, whether it’s to work, running errands, on vacation, for exercise, or with friends. Follow her on Twitter at @mjawili.

Talk Topic: “Colors & Color Spaces: A Primer” by Mary Ann Jawili

Brina LeeBrina Lee, Quip Engineering Manager

Brina is an Engineering Manager at Quip. Brina majored in Communications at UC San Diego as an undergrad, and began her first job at a startup in a marketing position. She quickly realized the company needed a website, and taught herself to build it. She enjoyed coding and decided to pursue a CS degree. While taking the necessary classes to apply for a Masters program, she continued working part-time and later joined Yahoo! as an Interaction Designer. A year and a half later, after starting a CS Masters program at UCSD, she landed internships at Google and Facebook. After joining Facebook full time and going through the onboarding program, she joined Instagram in 2013 as the first female engineer. After more than two years there, she joined Quip as a full-stack engineer and is now an engineering manager after Quip’s acquisition by Salesforce. Follow her on Twitter at @leebrina.

Talk Topic: “Live Apps: From Product to Platform” by Brina Lee

About Salesforce:

Salesforce is a trusted cloud platform that helps companies connect with their customers. We run 24×7 systems at massive scale, and give our customers innovative new capabilities with social, mobile and data science apps.

Event Tickets & Details:

Tickets go onsale Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 at NOON Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #157: Sponsored by Twilio

Twilio Girl Geek Dinner

Join the Women of Twilio for an evening of lightning talks on topics near and dear to their hearts on Thursday, December 14th at a Twilio Girl Geek Dinner in San Francisco!

At our “From Flamenco to Analytics, Learnings from DOers at Twilio” evening, hear from eight women at Twilio speak about various topics related to personal and professional growth. Start the holiday season off right with your fellow girl geeks! Join us at 6pm for snacks, drinks, and networking. Demo and talks start at 7pm.

Twilio Girl Geek Dinner Agenda:

6:00pm – 7:00pm – Check-in, Networking & Dinner!
7:00pm – 8:00pm – Twilio Demo & Talks!
8:00pm – 9:00pm – More Networking & Minging!

Please Follow Us:

Twitter: @Twilio @BayAreaGGD
Event Hashtag: #TwilioGirlGeekDinner

Twilio Girl Geek Speaker Bios:

Gowri Grewal (Senior Director of Sales & Solutions Engineering, Twilio)Gowri Grewal

Gowri Grewal leads the Sales and Solutions Engineering team at Twilio, along with our Expert Services team. She has been at Twilio since 2014, and in her spare time she loves to run, ski and generally spend time outdoors with her family.

Talk Topic: “What is Twilio?” by Gowri Grewal

Bobbi Jo Price (Director of Enterprise Partnerships, Jo Price

Bobbi Jo Price is the Enterprise Partnerships Director for With 15 years experience working in the tech sector serving clients in areas such as higher education, government, and healthcare, Bobbi Jo is excited to now be working within helping nonprofits and social enterprises think about communication strategies in new ways. Bobbi Jo spends her free time volunteering with seniors and at a therapeutic riding center in Orinda.

Talk Topic: “Communication for Social Good: Meet” by Bobbi Jo Price

Dhara Patel (Senior Manager, BI – Data Engineering & Analytics, Twilio)Dhara Patel

Dhara Patel is a Senior Manager of Business Intelligence (BI) group consists of data engineering and analytics functions at Twilio. She joined Twilio with a charter to form BI division and establish company wide BI practices. Today, her group has built systems and services that is supporting twilio wide data needs and has empowered twilions make data driven decisions. Prior to Twilio, she led data platform and analytics teams at Citrix – GoTo Division that provided insights to all business units and product teams. She has a proven track record of forming and leading high performing data teams with expertise in building large scale data systems supporting company wide analytics. She is passionate about providing actionable insights to the right people at the right time. She has a strong technical background and received her M.S. in Computer Science at USC. She also earned her M.S. in Information Technology with specialization in data systems back in India.

Talk Topic: “Analytics at Twilio” by Dhara Patel

Sri Esha Subbiah (Senior Engineering Manager, Twilio)Sri Esha Subbiah

Sri Esha Subbiah is Senior Engineering Manager in Twilio leading Data Platform team. She is a Technically well-versed and business savvy Leader with strong management experience coupled with technical experience. Earlier she worked for eBay and Oracle for 7 years. She has been one of the leader and board member of WIT (Women in Technology) and WIN (Women in Network) groups in those organjizations and was leading innovation track. She has 17+ years of Industry experience in various areas such as Oracle Middleware, Oracle ERP, Front End Frameworks, Backend Java Frameworks, Big Data and AI. She has done M.S (By Research) and published many research papers and articles in Journals about Intelligent Software Agents and IoT devices.

Talk Topic: “How To Form A Team” by Sri Esha Subbiah

Manasa Battula (Product Operations Manager – Fraud and Messaging Operations, Twilio)Manasa Battula

Manasa Battula helps teams operationalize their processes to deliver the best customer experience. At Twilio, she is a Product Operations Manager leading two teams, Fraud and Messaging Operations. Manasa moved to the US in 2007 and worked as User Operations Manager for a boot­strapped startup in the payments space. Prior to that, she worked in a variety of Operations roles at TATA and HSBC in India. She is an avid learner who has taught herself technical skills, such as Python and SQL, and constantly advocates for learning something new. She is passionate about easy to use API’s, scaling business needs with technology and ‘Drawing the Owl’. She is a 2017 Co-chair for Women@ Twilio ERG and advocates, volunteers and partners with WEST, a mentorship initiative that aims at encouraging and retaining women in tech. She holds an MBA from International Institute of Information Technology, India.

Talk Topic: “The Art of Developing a Habit” by Manasa Battula

Nivedita Reddy Musku (Senior Software Engineer, Twilio)Nivedita Reddy Musku

Nivedita Reddy Musku is a Senior Software developer working on Twilio Voice Media team. Previously, she worked as an Applications Developer in the Customer Service Management team at Service Now, an enterprise cloud company. She earned her M.S. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University. Follow her on Twitter at @nivedita_musku.

Talk Topic: “Voice Media App Demo” by Nivedita Reddy Musku

Cara Borenstein (Software Engineer, Twilio)Cara Borenstein

Cara Borenstein is a Software Engineer on the Network team at Twilio. She builds APIs that enable enterprise customers to connect privately to Twilio. Prior to Twilio, Cara was working in FinTech in New York. Cara is passionate about education and about empowering more women to pursue software engineering. Cara earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis and hiking.

Talk Topic: “Imposter Syndrome” by Cara Borenstein

Marnie Skehan (Contact Center Solutions Specialist, Twilio)Marnie Skehan

Marnie Skehan began her 25 year Enterprise Software Sales career during the early 90’s. After spending several years in the fast-moving arena, she entered the Enterprise Contact Center Communications space with Aspect Communications. She then worked at Genesys in the Sales Channel organization, where she was the Bay Area Director of Strategic Sales. Presently, Marnie is maintaining the same sales velocity at Twilio, where her tenured Contact Center and Enterprise Engagement expertise is helping the North American Sales Team target partnerships. Marnie’s board positions have included The Stylist Online, The San Jose Flamenco Society, SOCAP International, and the Northern California Contact Center Association. Follow her on Twitter at @MLSClassic.

Talk Topic: “Learn to Flamenco in Five Minutes!” by Marnie Skehan

About Twilio:

Twilio powers the future of business communications. Enabling phones, VoIP, and messaging to be embedded into web, desktop, and mobile software. We take care of the messy telecom hardware and expose a globally available cloud API that developers can interact with to build intelligent and complex communications systems.

Event Tickets & Details:

Tickets on sale starting at 12:00pm PST on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at Eventbrite!