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Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #122: Sponsored by Khan Academy

Khan Academy Girl Geek Dinner 2016

Join Khan Academy & Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners on Thursday, September 15 in Mountain View, California for a Khan Academy Girl Geek Dinner!

Khan Academy’s mission is to provide a free world class education to anyone, anywhere. Join us for a cross-functional panel of women working towards this mission across engineering, design, and product management as they share about their path, current work, and the unique challenges they’ve faced as women in tech. Dinner and refreshments will be provided, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

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Khan Academy Girl Geek Dinner Agenda

5:00pm – 5:45pm: Registration and Networking
5:30pm – 6:30pm: Dinner
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A
7:30pm – 8:00pm: Networking

Khan Academy Girl Geek Panelists

Ruth Mesfun (Program Associate, Khan Academy)Ruth Mesfun
While teaching computer science at Excellence Girls Charter School in New York City, Ruth Mesfun realized there wasn’t an easy resource her students can go to find People of Color in the Tech Industry. She the co-founded POCIT, and organization that amplifies the voice of the underrepresented in tech. Now, she is the Program Associate in the Adoption Team where she strategizes and helps creates programs and initiatives to implement Khan Academy into all classrooms.

Amy Skerry (Software Engineer, Khan Academy)Amy Skerry
As a Software Engineer at Khan Academy, Amy works across the stack to build free, personalized learning products that reach millions of students around the world. Before joining KA, Amy was working on her PhD at Harvard, using functional neuroimaging to study the neural systems underlying human social and emotional cognition. When she’s not playing on her computer, Amy enjoys rock climbing and mountains.

Anju Khetan (Product Manager, Khan Academy)Anju Khetan
Anju is a Product Manager at Khan Academy, where she works on bringing free, high-quality SAT and Test Prep material to all students, anywhere. Prior to Khan Academy, Anju worked as a consultant with McKinsey’s Business Technology Office and as an engineer on the Microsoft Outlook Team. She originally graduated from the University of Michigan with a CS degree and then went on to get her MBA from the Wharton School of Business. Outside of Khan Academy, Anju likes experimenting with vegetarian cooking, reading anything she can get her hands on and Bollywood dancing!

Elizabeth Lin (Product Designer, Khan Academy)Elizabeth Lin
Elizabeth is a product designer working to bring Khan Academy into classrooms. She recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in computer science, and previously interned at LinkedIn and Sprig. Outside of design, she spends her time watching fashion shows on YouTube and playing classical sax.

Natalie Rothfels (Product Manager, Khan Academy) – moderatorNatalie Rothfels
Natalie is a Product Manager at Khan Academy, where she works on expanding our content and products to learners outside of the US. She has worked on several initiatives to reach more learners, from scaling content into more than 10 languages to reducing barriers to accessing Khan Academy on mobile devices to empowering partners around the globe with tools to build and distribute locally relevant content. Before working at Khan Academy, Natalie was a Fulbright Scholar in Turkey, worked in public radio, had a brief stint in mobile payments, and graduated from the University of Chicago.

Event Tickets & Details

Tickets on sale starting at 12:00pm PST on August 31, 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.