Bloomberg Engineering Girl Geek Dinner
Join us at Bloomberg Engineering’s San Francisco office on Thursday, January 30th, 2020 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm for a Girl Geek Dinner!
Enjoy delicious food, libations, and, of course, networking! All ages & genders are welcome.
The event will feature a panel discussion on “How to Thrive in Open Source Communities,” a fireside chat on “Taking an Employee Resource Group (or Community) from Idea to Impact” and a lightning talk on “How to Find Your Dream Job in Tech.”
Our engineers will also be on hand to answer questions about Bloomberg and how their work matters within the world of global finance. They face some of the tech industry’s most complex and challenging problems, including the need to concurrently accommodate the global capital markets’ unyielding requirements for velocity, volume, and veracity.
“Welcome & Intro”
- Mario Cadete (Regional Head of Engineering – San Francisco)
“How to Thrive in Open Source Communities”
Kaia Young (Team Lead – BQuant Visualizations Engineering)
Paul Ivanov (Senior Software Engineer & Project Jupyter Core Developer/Steering Council Member)
- Stephanie Stattel (Senior Software Engineer)
- Danica Fine (Software Engineer – Derivatives Data Streaming Infrastructure) – moderator
There’s more to Open Source than code. One of the most rewarding and challenging experiences can be the “community” part. However, some OSS communities may be more welcoming to contributors than others. Our panelists contribute to several Open Source projects and they will explain how to identify projects that will welcome you as a contributor, as well as how to successfully contribute. This panel will explore:
Recommendations for joining OSS communities and maintaining relationships
Best practices for making contributions and becoming a committer
A behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to moderate an OSS community
The most surprising things about active participation in an OSS community
“Taking an Employee Resource Group (or Community) from Idea to Impact”
- Cheryl Quah (Team Lead – BQuant Applications Engineering & Bloomberg Women in Technology Co-Founder)
- Rebecca Ely (Software Engineer & BWIT Allyship Steering Committee Member)
“How to Find Your Dream Job in Tech”
- Alexandra Dobkin (Software Engineer – BQuant Financial Libraries)
- How does the company treat its customers/clients/end users?
- What is the company’s commitment to health and wellness?
- What is the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion?
- What impact does the company have in the industry it serves, and how does this translate into the impact you will be making in this role?
- What career path options are available beyond the job you are accepting?
As the central nervous system of global finance, Bloomberg processes more than 100 billion market data messages per day. Bloomberg’s engineers face some of the tech industry’s most complex and challenging problems, including the need to concurrently accommodate the global capital markets’ unyielding requirements for velocity (speed at which the data moves), volume (scale of the data moving through our systems) and veracity (high data quality with no margin for error).