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Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #116: Sponsored by Intuit

Intuit Girl Geek Dinner 2016

The Tech Women @ Intuit community invites you to join us at Intuit in Mountain View on the evening of Thursday, April 28, 2016 for a Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner!

It will be an evening of great food and killer desserts, cocktails and mocktails, raffles and networking … and some of Intuit’s best and brightest talking about the cool ways we use technology to solve customer problems. Real, everyday problems, like running a small business, doing your taxes or making sure you can afford that latte. We think there’s nothing more glamorous than simplifying the business of life for our customers in the most delightful way possible – securely in the cloud, optimized for any device, driven by data. We’d love to share some of our secret sauce with you.

About Intuit:
On the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the past 15 years, Intuit is a 33-year-old startup, continuously reinventing ourselves to stay ahead of changes in cloud computing, mobile, social, data and security. We believe finances should be simple. Taxes shouldn’t be taxing. Numbers should crunch themselves. Combining innovation and technology, we help people reach their financial goals with products like QuickBooks, TurboTax and Mint.

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Twitter: @Intuit @BayAreaGGD
Event Hashtag: #IntuitGirlGeekDinner

Intuit Girl Geek Dinner Agenda

5:30pm – 6:45pm: Registration, networking, dinner, drinks & demos
6:45pm – 7:15pm: All of the above plus dessert & coffee
7:15pm – 8:30pm: Speakers & raffles

Intuit Girl Geek Speakers

Manimala Kumaravel (Sr. Software Engineering Manager, Intuit)Manimala Kumaravel
Manimala leads engineering teams building QuickBooks Online Payroll. She has more than 20 years of software development experience, with the last 8 years spent leading engineering teams that deliver SaaS solutions and platforms. She has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Anna University, India, and a master’s degree in Computer Science from California State University.
Talk Topic: “Transforming QuickBooks Online Into a Component-Based Platform”

Carol Tsai (Software Engineering Manager, Intuit)Carol Tsai
Carol manages a team of UI developers at Intuit who are building the next generation UI platform for QuickBooks Online. Before becoming a manager, she was a full-stack engineer for nine years at various startups in Silicon Valley. Back then, websites sported “under construction” GIFs, dancing babies, and blinking text. Now, she’s excited to part of the golden age of Web development. Carol has a B.A. from University of California, Berkeley and an M.S. from Stanford University.
Talk Topic: “Transforming QuickBooks Online Into a Component-Based Platform”

Mita Mahadevan (Sr. Data Engineering Manager, Intuit)Mita Mahadevan
Mita leads a team of data engineers at Intuit who are building high throughput, real-time data products and end-to-end decision analytic systems. She has spoken at big data conferences and meetups, including Cassandra Summit 2015 and GHC 2014. Prior to Intuit, she led data infrastructure and social analytics at Ning and spearheaded retail analytics at Demandtec. She has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Mumbai.
Talk Topic: “Unlocking Data Insights to Deliver the Exact Personalized Products Customers Need”

Kristina Thai (iOS Software Engineer, Intuit)Kristina Thai
Kristina is an iOS Software Engineer at Intuit, where she works on the QuickBooks Self-Employed iOS application. She is an expert in Apple Watch development and regularly writess tutorials and technical commentary on the subject on her website. As an international technical speaker, she has presented multiple times on Apple Watch development and has hosted workshops on how to build watch apps. Her past speaking events include iOSDevUK, Swift Summit, GHC 2015 and many more. Kristina has a B.S. in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego. Follow her on Twitter @kristinathai.
Talk Topic: “What Makes a Compelling Apple Watch App”

Shannon Lietz (DevSecOps Leader, Intuit)Shannon Lietz
Shannon is an award winning innovator with over two decades of experience pursuing advanced security defenses and next generation security solutions. Shannon is currently the DevSecOps Leader for Intuit where she is responsible for setting and driving the company’s cloud security strategy, roadmap and implementation in support of corporate innovation. She operates a 24×7 DevSecOps team that includes Red and Blue Team operations. Previous to joining Intuit, Shannon worked for ServiceNow where she was responsible for the cloud security engineering efforts. Prior to this, Shannon worked for Sony where she drove the implementation of a new secure data center and led crisis management for a large-scale security breach. She has founded a metrics company, led major initiatives for hosting organizations as a Master Security Architect, developed security software and consulted for many Fortune 500 organizations. She has a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Mount St. Mary’s College.

Event Tickets & Details

Tickets on sale starting at 12:00pm PST on April 21, 2016 at Eventbrite! Donations are non-refundable. All proceeds go toward need-based scholarships for women to learn to code at Hackbright Academy, an engineering school for women.