Girl Geek X Xilinx Lightning Talks & Panel (Video + Transcript)
Eva Condron-Wells (Xilinx Senior HR Manager) warmly welcomed the crowd of close to a hundred girl geeks gathered at Xilinx’s San Jose headquarters for dinner, demos, networking and talks on March 12, 2019. “Lightning Talks” were led by Niyati Shah (Xilinx Senior Engineer) on Compilers for adaptable compute acceleration, Changyi Su (Xilinx Staff Engineer) on machine learning platforms, and Uma Madhugiri (Xilinx Senior Engineer) on real-time video transcoding. The final portion of the talk was executive panel discussion on Accelerating Computation for Real-Time Machine Learning featuring: Jayashree Rangarajan (Xilinx Senior Director, Software Development), Jennifer Wong (Xilinx Vice President, FPGA Product Development), Ambs Kesavan (Xilinx Senior Director, Software Infrastructure Engineering & DevOps), Lori Pouquette (Xilinx Vice President, Global Customer Operations) and Tom Wurtz as the panel moderator.
Girl Geek X Stitch Fix Lightning Talks (Video + Transcript)
More than 250 girl geeks attended the Stitch Fix Girl Geek dinner for an inspiring evening of conversation with women from their Technology & Data Science teams, with talks focused on how partnership impacts their product, technology and culture. Speakers included Cathy Polinsky (CTO), Emma Colner (Software Engineer), Anna Schneider (Data Science Manager), Erin Boyle (Data Scientist), Bingrui Tang (Senior UX Designer), and Erin Dees (Principal Software Engineer). Recorded at Stitch Fix HQ in San Francisco on May 7, 2019.
“Intersectionality & Systemic Change”: Heidi Williams with tEQuitable (Video + Transcript)
As we journey into fourth-wave feminism, join tEUitable CTO Heidi Williams for this important session on intersectionality and systemic change. Navigating the challenging terrain to ensure that as we gain seats at the table, that the voices of all women are heard. She’ll share tips on how to engage allies and advocates, recognize privilege, and lead both up and down the organization.
“Tech Stayers & Leavers”: Lili Gangas with Kapor Center (Video + Transcript)
In 2017, the Kapor Center published the first-of-its-kind Tech Leavers Study why people voluntarily left their jobs in tech. In this session, Lili Gangas (Kapor Center Chief Technology Community Officer) will walk us through the findings, shattering the myth that women leave to spend time with their family among others, and will provide some ideas for how you can ensure an environment where all employees feel valued, appreciated, welcomed and heard.
“Data Science And Climate Change”: Janet George with Western Digital (Video + Transcript)
For the very first time in our history, we can collect incredible amounts of data at scale. Modern data infrastructure enables the documentation and recording of billions of species and data science allows us to collect, analyze, predict and slow down the speed of extinction. Janet walks us through her extensive research as well as share tips on infrastructure stacks and strategies for processing massive amounts of information.
Girl Geek X Atlassian Talk & Panel (Video + Transcript)
Aubrey Blanche, Atlassian Global Head of Diversity & Belonging, talks “Thank u, next: How “diversity” gets in the way of gender equity” and moderates a panel discussion with Lori Kaplan (Head of Design, Cloud Migrations), Ashley Faus (Senior Manager, Integrated Media), Dominique Ward (Design Operations Lead) and Ritika Nanda (Mobile Developer). This Girl Geek X Atlassian Dinner was recorded on April 18, 2019 at Atlassian HQ in San Francisco, CA.
“Every Day is Important in the Life of a Strawberry: Finding the Users in Government Policy”: Sheri Bernard Trivedi with U.S. Digital Service (Video + Transcript)
Documentation is just a mirror held up to a product. If you think of government services as some of the most crucial products we encounter at the United States Digital Service, then user-centered documentation becomes all the more interesting. In this talk, Sheri Bernard Trivedi tells a story about writing docs for farmers, one of her favorite projects in her career thus far. She is an Instructional Content Strategist at the United States Digital Service (or USDS for short).
“Building High Performance Teams” — Girl Geek X Elevate (Video + Transcript)
You think the transition from IC to a manager is the hardest part of your career – until you become a manager of managers. From advancing your hiring skills to optimizing cross-team communication to letting your managers manage, join these amazing women as they share their learnings as they’ve evolved from managers to leaders.