By Angie Chang (Girl Geek X Founder)
We’ve hosted 27 Girl Geek Dinners, of which 60% were located in San Francisco and 40% were located in the Silicon Valley. These dinners were attended by over 4,000 women this year and we are thrilled to continue to host Girl Geek Dinners for the 12th year.
Missed a few dinners? Don’t worry, we share videos of talks on the Girl Geek X YouTube channel. Subscribe to watch the latest videos!
GIRL GEEK DINNER TALKS IN 2019 – MOST-WATCHED ON YOUTUBE
Maybe you’re wondering where to start watching.
Here are the most popular Girl Geek Dinner videos in 2019, ranked by most YouTube views:
#1 – “Scale Your Career With Open Source” Confluent Girl Geek Dinner (video) – Neha Narkhede (Confluent Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder) with transcript
#2 – “Thank U, Next: How “Diversity” Gets In The Way Of Gender Equity” Atlassian Girl Geek Dinner (video) – Aubrey Blanche (Atlassian Global Head of Diversity & Belonging) with transcript
#3 – “Security First” Palo Alto Networks Girl Geek Dinner (video) – Citlalli Solano (Palo Alto Networks Director of Engineering) with transcript
#4 – “Data + Scale + Community = Impact” Strava Girl Geek Dinner (video) – Cathy Tanimura (Strava Senior Director, Analytiics & Data Science) with transcript
#5 – “Offline Performance Marketing: Using Art & Science To Drive Response & Revenue” HomeLight Girl Geek Dinner (video) – Molly Laufer (HomeLight Director of Offline Marketing) with transcript
#6 – “Dossiers Of Awesome: One Way To Help Folks Get The Recognition They Deserve” Stitch Fix Girl Geek Dinner (video) – Erin Dees (Stitch Fix Principal Software Engineer) with transcript
#7 – “Finding Your Niche By Identifying Your Strengths” Blend Girl Geek Dinner (video) – Ashley McIntyre (Blend Sales Engineering Manager) with transcript
#8 – “Accelerating Computation For Real-Time Machine Learning” Xilinx Girl Geek Dinner (video) – Jennifer Wong (Xilinx Vice President of FPGA Product Development) with transcript
#9 – “Machine Learning In Support: Infusing A Flagship Product With Innovative New Features” Zendesk Girl Geek Dinner (video) – Eleanor Stribling (Zendesk Group Product Manager) with transcript
#10 – “People-Powered Innovation” Poshmark Girl Geek Dinner (video) – Tracy Sun (Poshmark Senior Vice President of New Markets & Co-Founder) with transcript
GIRL GEEK DINNERS IN 2019 – HIGHEST ATTENDEE-RATED SESSIONS
Prefer the metric of quality over quantity? Maybe the Girl Geek Dinner happened later in the year, so there was less time to amass YouTube views.
Here are audience favorites from Girl Geek Dinners, ranked by attendee ratings on content and speakers in 2019:
GIRL GEEK DINNERS IN 2020
We would love to have more Girl Geek Dinners at med/health companies, biotech companies, consumer-facing companies… We are interested in partner more with the scientific and ethical-minded companies out there in addition to our slate of tech companies hosting Girl Geek Dinners.
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We’ll be releasing the best of 2019 lists for more content soon, stay tuned!