Microsoft Hardware Girl Geek Dinner 2020
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“Diversity in Culture = Innovation at Scale” by Aaratee Rao, Group Engineering Manager
Inclusion stimulates innovation. Diversity of thought, perspective, and expertise breeds creativity. Harnessing this to into products, that is the hard part. It is Microsoft’s secret sauce. Creating products that impact the world, first means we must represent the world. Join Aaratee to learn how a culture of diversity helps us innovate and thrive at Microsoft.
“The First 90 Days – The 3 Things You Need to Focus on to Make Them COUNT in Silicon Valley” by Safiya Miller, Strategic Account Executive
Everyone has heard about the importance of the first 90 days in your new role, but do you really know why this time period is important? Do you truly understand the tools you have in your own toolkit to blow those first 3 months out of the park? Do you wish you knew the secret to how [Insert past colleague name] became known as the Rockstar while your hard work was overlooked? Safiya will share what she’s learned along the way as a diverse women in tech and provide a framework for you to make the most of your first 90 days.
“The Hard(ware) Life of a Silicon Specialist” by Elene Terry, Senior Director of Silicon and System Architecture
Do you work in silicon? Ever feel like a specialist in a company that doesn’t have your specialty? It can sometimes feel overwhelming changing categories for devices you design chips for. In this talk, learn how to leverage your silicon expertise to move into a category that lets you do your best work – whether that’s gaming, computing, mobile, or entirely brand new category.
“HoloLens: Paving Paths and Expanding Industries” by Carolyn Lee, Mechanical Engineer
Imagine working on a single device that can touch all industries. A device that changes the way we interact with others. A device that reimagines the way we interact with the physical world. That is the exciting reality for our HoloLens Mechanical Team. Come learn what it takes to work on a cutting-edge hardware device, that is the culmination of breakthroughs in hardware design, AI, and mixed reality development.
“Time to Live on the Edge” by Shivani Pradhan, Product Manager – Azure Stack Edge compute
The evolution of Edge Computing is here. Learn how by applying machine learning at the Intelligent Edge, you can solve real problems faster than ever before. It’s about time we live on the edge!
Join us at Microsoft’s Sunnyvale office on February 25th for a Girl Geek Dinner! Mingle with like-minded women over dinner, drinks, demos of HoloLens and The Garage! All ages and genders welcome.
Microsoft’s presence across the Bay Area is rooted in innovation. Our teams in Berkeley, San Francisco, and Sunnyvale allow Microsoft to participate in conversations with creative engineers and individuals working on the next big thing. Local teams develop strategic products within the intelligent cloud, reimagine hardware, and are on the cutting edge of new technologies like AI and ML.
We embody the entrepreneurial spirit of the Bay Area, bringing over 30 different teams in the region under one roof, and one mission, to drive innovation that will impact the world.
When you think about Microsoft, hardware seldom comes to mind. Yet in the South Bay, our teams rooted in this sector of technology are growing. They are focused on delivering products and innovations in Silicon, HoloLens, and Azure Stack Edge. As the cloud becomes more capable, these are the groups that will push computing further than ever before. The next digital revolution will happen here, at this Intelligent Edge. This is where we live and work every day. These are the groups shaping it. Come hear what they have to say!
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