Girl Geek X

Girl Geek X

Girl Geek X Optimizely Dinner – March 1st, 2018 in San Francisco!

Girl Geek X Optimizely Dinner

You are invited to Girl Geek X Optimizely Dinner on Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at Optimizely’s office in San Francisco!

We will participate in icebreaker activities — meet fellow women in tech over dinner and drinks! Then we will ask the panel of Optimizely women questions on problem solving, feedback, mentorship, and productivity — from marketing, success, engineering, and sales!


5:30pm – 6:30pm: Registration, Food & Drinks
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Panel Discussion
7:30pm – 8:00pm: Networking & More Food!

Optimizely Girl Geek Speaker Bios:

Brigitte DonnerBrigitte Donner, VP Product Marketing
Brigitte is the VP of Product Marketing at Optimizely and brings a wealth of knowledge across all disciplines of Marketing with responsibility for product marketing and events and sponsorships. As Optimizely’s head of product marketing, she creates compelling narratives and customer success stories that drive a market-moving product. Prior to Optimizely, Brigitte served as the VP of Marketing at Campaign Monitor, and spent many years at Salesforce as Senior Director of Product Marketing where she focused on Marketing, Service, and HR products. There she created effective messaging, drove product launches, and evangelized customer success through on-stage presentations and demos. Brigitte is an energetic and passionate marketer with a solid track record developing successful go-to-market strategies and product messaging for startups and Fortune 500s. She holds an MBA from the Darden School of Business (University of Virginia) and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. In her spare time, Brigitte plays water polo for the Olympic Club and enjoys a fancy dress party! Follow her on Twitter at @bcdonner.

Jennifer RuthJennifer Ruth, VP Customer Success
Jennifer is VP of Customer Success at Optimizely. Her team is committed to making their customers’ experimentation programs wildly successful by driving product adoption, delivering thought leadership and advocating on behalf of customers inside Optimizely. Prior to Optimizely, Jennifer led the Adobe Customer Success Team in Asia-Pacific. She has worked in investment banking, marketing, finance and SAAS, and served as an United States Peace Corps volunteer. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Washington University, St. Louis.

Elizabeth EadyElizabeth Eady, Engineering Manager, DevOps
Elizabeth has applied her bias towards clear concise communication and shared understanding of fundamentals from her time studying Mathematics at UC Berkeley to learning about systems theory and Devops since 2013. Her core motivation is enabling her coworkers to do the best job they can as themselves. She is doing just that as the contributing manager for the Engineers for Engineers team at Optimizely, responsible for improving the productivity and quality of the entire engineering team. Before Optimizely, she led the Nuna Inc’s Infrastructure Engineering team Inc on a variety of projects, from data warehouse migrations to data distribution efforts on behalf of the US government. Outside of work, Elizabeth is an armchair mathematician, freelance artist, and occasional cat impersonator.

Neha SinglaNeha Singla, Engineering Manager, Application Backend
Neha heads up the Application Backend team at Optimizely where she’s been for 5 years. Her kickass team powers all the account data that customers see on Optimizely. After receiving her masters degree from Italy, Neha worked at Microsoft for 5 years before coming to Optimizely. Neha believes in leading by example. She’s excited about bringing Girl Geek to Optimizely for the 3rd time. In her free time, she loves traveling, painting and plotting monthly pictures of her baby.

Heather HargreavesHeather Hargreaves, Solutions Engineer
Heather is a Solutions Engineer at Optimizely. She works exclusively with the sales team to ensure potential customers are confident leveraging Optimizely across their tech stack. Prior to Optimizely, she worked in sales at MuleSoft and received a scholarship from Lesbians Who Tech to attend a coding boot camp in Utah. She earned her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley where she was recruited to be a Division I athlete. While she does not row after medaling at NCAAs and winning conference championships she stays competitive by hustling pool tables around the city and getting on the leaderboard at spin class.

Greeshma YellareddyGreeshma Yellareddy, Performance Engineer
Greeshma is a Performance Engineer at Optimizely. She focuses on Javascript performance at Optimizely. Before Optimizely, she worked as a compiler engineer and hardware engineer, always focussing on performance/efficiency. In her free time, she likes to travel, backpack and write.

Jessica ChongJessica Chong, Software Engineer
Jessica is a frontend engineer. She joined Optimizely via the I/Own It scholarship, which she helped run again this past year. Prior to working as a software engineer, Jessica worked at a nonprofit, a publishing company, a digital agency, and spent several years writing, designing, and building websites for clients ranging from an MMA judging app to a fish restaurant. (She has worn many hats indeed!) She enjoys knitting, reading, drawing, and exploring. She studied Geography at Vassar. Follow her on Twitter at @crocophant.

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Event Tickets & Details:

Tickets go onsale on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 on Eventbrite.