Join Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners and Twilio for the first Twilio Geek Girl Dinner on April 11, 2013 at Twilio HQ in San Francisco for an evening of dinner, drinks, great geek talks and all in wonderful company (you!)
Talk Topic: “Elements of Story” by Elise Ackerman
New hardware and software products fill our working hours—and often spill over into our downtime as well. But when we talk about our preoccupation with friends and family, their eyes glaze over. This lightning talk will cover three storytelling techniques used by successful screenwriters, novelists, magazine writers and game designers to grab and hold your attention. These techniques were favorites of Steve Jobs who used them repeatedly to market the MacIntosh, iPod and iPhone.
Talk Topic: “Python for Social Scientists” by Renee Chu
Many provocative social questions can be answered with data, and social data sets are more available than ever before. With just a bit of programming knowledge, you can start prepping data, analyzing it, and visualizing it quickly. Python in particular has many tools to help. Together, we’ll start to analyze a large data set and answer questions. Both programmers and coding-curious non-programmers are encouraged to attend.
Talk Topic: “9 Steps to Developing Your Own Leadership Potential” by Emily Emery
Exercises! Diagrams! LolCats! Develop good management techniques today so people identify you as a leader tomorrow.
Talk Topic: “Effective Communication Techniques for Technical and Non-technical Colleagues” by Nisha George
Talk Topic: “Design 101 for Developers” by Danielle Leong
Talk Topic: “Women in “Tech’ Finance” by Gina Maffei