Yelp Girl Geek Dinner 2012
Join Yelp and Girl Geek Dinners on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at Yelp HQ in SF. Enjoy food and drinks while Yelp’s women in product management and front-end development give lightning talks, as well as Pythonistas from the PyLadies, Women Who Code and Lovestagram! Network with other cool girl geeks, and of course, go home with cool schwag!
Talk Topic: “Product Management and International Releases at Yelp” Stephanie Teng
Stephanie will talk about what it’s like to be a Product Manager at Yelp. She will also speak to some of the challenges Yelp thinks about when heading to a new country.
Talk Topic: “Python, Team Dynamics, and Everyday Life in Yelp” by Hannah Hu
Hannah will focus on her day-to-day routine at Yelp, covering what technologies they use and where she fits in the picture, team dynamics, etc; She will also be talking about interesting front-end challenges in regards to the Yelp site and even with the rest of her team.
Talk Topic: “Hack Nights, Women Coders and Study Groups” by Sasha Laundy
Sasha shares some of her secrets and advice for organizers and leaders. She also tells the story of attracting the first 1,000 Bay-area members. Women Who Code provides woman-only hack nights, tech talks monthly, and language-specific study groups every week.
Talk Topic: “Diversifying and Engaging the Python Community with PyLadies” by Christine Cheung
Through Python programming workshops, social events, and women’s grants and outreach at conferences, PyLadies has made a positive impact in the Python community through friendly engagement and a support network for both women and men. Learn how the organization was bootstrapped from just a handful of women in the Los Angeles area to now making a positive impact for female Python developers all around the world.
Talk Topic: “Learning to Code for Love” by Kaitlyn Trigger
Last year, Kaitlyn Trigger decided that she wanted to build her boyfriend a romantic web app, called Lovestagram, for Valentine’s Day. The only problem? She didn’t know how to code. Kaitlyn will share her adventures learning to design, build and ship a product from scratch (while keeping it a secret from her boyfriend).
Talk Topic: “Get Started in Public Speaking” by Suzanne Axtell
Become a role model for fun and profit! Speaking at conferences and events can raise your profile, both at the office and in your community. Suzanne will share ideas for jumping into the speaking circuit and tips for submitting proposals.
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