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Girl Geek X SurveyMonkey Dinner – March 15th, 2018 in San Mateo!

Girl Geek X SurveyMonkey Dinner

Join us for a Girl Geek X SurveyMonkey Dinner in San Mateo on Thursday, March 15th, 2018!

Hear tech talks from various women in engineering and product, followed by a career panel of executives moderated by SurveyMonkey CTO Robin Ducot! She will share the story of her career path and her decision to join SurveyMonkey. The group will provide insights on career path-related topics such as how to make deliberate career decisions, when to change jobs or careers, how to ask for promotion.


6:00pm – 7:00pm: Registration, food, drinks & networking!
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Welcome, tech talks & career panel
8:00pm – 8:30pm: More networking!

SurveyMonkey Girl Geek Speaker Bios:

Louise FoxLouise Fox, Engineering Manager
Louise is an Engineering Manager at SurveyMonkey where she works with a team of engineers on all things related to frontend architecture. During her tenure at SurveyMonkey, she also held positions as a full stack engineer and software web app developer. Starting her career as a Mechanical Engineer at Lam Research, Louise designed and tested parts for large-scale production on various projects focusing on vibration and heat transfer. After Lam, she worked at Otherlab, where she focused on low cost novel actuators for heliostat application using 3d printers, laser cutters, Autodesk CAD, SolidWorks CAD, and FEA software. Louise graduated first in class from California State University, Chico where she earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Louise also works on a number of open source projects: Bitcoin Private, Zclassic, and SurveyMonkey related open source projects. Follow her on Twitter at @kaboomfox.

Talk Topic: “Evolving Front-End Architecture at SurveyMonkey” by Louise Fox & Mala Neti
Talk Description: “Learn about SurveyMonkey’s efforts to move to a monolithic front-end architecture with a graphQL aggregation layer in an effort to streamline engineering velocity and front-end performance.”

Mala NetiMala Neti, Software Engineer
Mala is a software engineer on the UI Platform team at SurveyMonkey, with a passion for front-end development. Prior to this, she was a web app developer on the Mobile Team, primarily working on the mobile web platform. Mala graduated with an engineering degree from UC Berkeley in 2013. She has a passion for public speaking, and encouraging more women to pursue technical speaking in their fields.

Shayani RoyShayani Roy, Director of Product Management
Shayani is a director of product management at SurveyMonkey. She leads the Analyze and Collaboration product lines that help customers work efficiently and get valuable insights from their survey results. Shayani has led multiple product teams since she joined SurveyMonkey in 2013. She is an ex-aeronautics engineer, is passionate about building new products at scale and has recently discovered the joys of urban gardening. Shayani earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Masters in Aeronautics & Astronautics Engineering from Purdue University. Follow her on Twitter at @shayani2910.

Talk Topic: “Building a Compelling Vision Together” by Shayani Roy & Hally Bowman
Talk Description: “Getting buy-in to execute after delivering a compelling vision to your executive team is the first step in all great product launches. At SurveyMonkey, product, design, and engineering leaders work together to shape that compelling vision. We’ll touch on the process we used and various milestones that shaped the future vision of helping our customers get insights from their data.”

Hally BowmanHally Bowman, Senior Product Designer
Hally joined SurveyMonkey over two years ago and leads product design for Analyze, SurveyMonkey’s analytics tool that helps users reveal valuable insights from their survey results. Prior to SurveyMonkey, she lived in London and worked as UX designer at MOO where she drove design for the enterprise application known as MOO for Business. Prior to working in the digital design world, Hally worked as an electrical design engineer. Follow her on Twitter at @hallybowman.

Jessica Egoyibo MongJessica Egoyibo Mong, Senior Software Engineer
Jessica is a senior software engineer on the Machine Learning Engineering team at SurveyMonkey. She also oversees the technical talks program, jointly manages the engineering internship program, and co-leads the Women in Engineering group. Jessica is a 2014 White House Initiative on HBCUs All-Star, a Hackbright alum (Summer 2013) and CODE2040 alum (Summer 2014). She has served on the leadership team of the Silicon Valley local chapter of the Anita Borg Institute and is a member of /dev/color. Jessica earned her B.S. in Computer Engineering from Claflin University in South Carolina.

Talk Topic: “Quick Peek into SurveyMonkey’s Machine Learning Ecosystem” by Jessica Egoyibo Mong
Talk Description: “In 2017, SurveyMonkey received over 12 billion individual responses from over 17 million surveys. Learn how SurveyMonkey is harnessing this data to deliver an intuitive and safe platform for users.”

Robin DucotRobin Ducot, Chief Technology Officer
Robin joined SurveyMonkey in October 2017. She leads the company’s engineering function and works closely with product, design, and data teams to help define our technical product vision. Previously, Robin spent five years as Senior Vice President of Product Engineering at DocuSign where she scaled the engineering team into a high-velocity streamlined organization using scaled agile framework, moved the product to a multi-product platform with a service-oriented architecture, and shifted the organization to a continuous integration delivery model. Prior to that, she was the Vice President of Engineering at Eventbrite responsible for delivery of their platform and building out a complete engineering organization with extremely high staffing standards. Robin earned her BS in Computer Science from University of Massachusetts, Boston. Follow her on Twitter at @rducot.

Robin Ducot is moderating a career panel at Girl Geek X SurveyMonkey Dinner.

Erica Weiss TjaderErica Weiss Tjader, VP of Product Design
Erica is the VP of product design at SurveyMonkey. She joined the company in 2017 with the mission to make design a competitive advantage for SurveyMonkey. Previously, Erica spent six years at Quantcast as the Director of Product Design, where she was responsible for building the design and research functions. Prior to that, she was an Interaction Designer and User Researcher at Move, eBay and Yahoo. Erica earned a B.S. in Cognitive Science and B.A. in Communication Studies from UCLA. She is passionate about great product design, career development, and California sun. Follow her on Twitter at @ericatjader.

Erica Weiss Tjader is on a career panel at Girl Geek X SurveyMonkey Dinner.

Deepti PatibandlaDeepti Patibandla, Senior Director of Product Management
Deepti is the senior director of product management at SurveyMonkey. She leads the enterprise side of product initiatives in close partnership with sales, marketing, and customer success to deliver an end-to-end solution for organizations at scale. Deepti has a broad spectrum of experience in product management, and prior to SurveyMonkey she led various teams and initiatives at companies ranging from startups to public companies. Deepti earned her Bachelor’s in Electronics & Communications from India, an MBA from Haas School of Business, Berkeley.

Prachi Sakharkar is on a career panel at Girl Geek X SurveyMonkey Dinner.

Phuong TrangPhuong Trang, Director of Program Management
Phuong leads the technical program management team and is responsible for planning and delivery of SurveyMonkey product roadmap. She has over 15 years of experience working in high tech, leading teams to deliver complex cross-functional programs. Previously, Phuong was at Shutterfly where she was responsible for the execution of TinyPrints and Wedding Paper Divas strategy. Before Shutterfly, Phuong spent six years at Intuit on the small business division and web center of excellence teams and held roles in both program management and engineering. She has a passion for operational excellence, building high functioning teams while creating a collaborative culture.

Phuong Trang is on a career panel at Girl Geek X SurveyMonkey Dinner.

Prachi SakharkarPrachi Sakharkar, Senior Engineering Manager
Prachi is a senior engineering manager at SurveyMonkey. She manages the survey creation and the survey taking experience teams, which account for more than 9 million responses in a day. Prachi earned a Master’s in Computer Science from USC. Prachi contributes her growth to being curious and asking questions while being an active listener, which are both essential to effective Communication. Follow her on Twitter at @olipeno.

Prachi Sakharkar is on a career panel at Girl Geek X SurveyMonkey Dinner.

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About SurveyMonkey:

SurveyMonkey’s 650+ employees throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific are dedicated to powering the curious.

Event Tickets & Details:

Tickets go onsale on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 on Eventbrite.