“Designing Products Scaling Human Experiences”: Samihah Azim with Lyft (Video + Transcript)
At Girl Geek X “Elevate 2018” conference, Samihah Azim (Product Designer, Lyft) discusses designing products at One Medical and Lyft by considering all sides of the user journey, and balancing their needs with business/product metrics. Startups aim to transform the world, and designers create artifacts visualizing that North Star vision with the users at top of mind. Monitoring the health of the business with the user in mind helps achieve successful, human-centered products along the journey to the North Star.
Girl Geek X GroundTruth Lightning Talks & Panel (Video + Transcript)
Over 100 girl geeks met at GroundTruth for a Girl Geek Dinner on October 18, 2018 in Mountain View. GroundTruth speakers include: Sarah Ohle (VP, Marketing Insights), Carol Chen (Senior Director, Software Engineering), Lauren Stephenson (Director, HR Business Partner), Shanshan Tuo (Senior Data Scientist) and Alicia Huang (Senior Product Manager).
“Using Statistics for Security: Threat Detection at Netflix”: Nicole Grinstead with Netflix (Video + Transcript)
At Girl Geek X “Elevate 2018” conference, Nicole Grinstead (Senior Security Software Engineer, Netflix) will discuss anomaly detection project, Trainman, and how it enables Netflix to find and act upon high risk corporate user behavior. Threat detection has become increasingly valuable in today’s complicated corporate security landscape.
“Focus On Your Story, Not The Glory”: Leah McGowen-Hare with Salesforce (Video + Transcript)
At Girl Geek Elevate 2018 Leah McGowen-Hare (Senior Director, Developer Evangelism, Salesforce) shared how doing the work with a focus on adding value – and everything will fall into place – rather than focusing on self-branding.
“Absorbed into the Borg: What Happens After Your Startup is Acquired” — Girl Geek X Elevate (Video + Transcript)
At Girl Geek X “Elevate 2018” conference, Claire Vo (VP of Product Management, Optimizely), Selina Tobaccowala (Founder, Gixo/Evite) and Sarah Allen (Founder, RailsBridge & Engineering Manager, Google) shared their journeys in entrepreneurial leadership with Shanea King-Roberson (Senior Technical Product Manager, eBay). What’s life like after your startup is acquired by a larger company? How does your role as a leader change?
“It’s Not Them, It’s You: Self-Awareness & Ego”: Minji Wong with At Her Best (Video + Transcript)
At Girl Geek X Elevate 2018, At Her Best founder Minji Wong shares stories and tools to grow your career. The journey from individual contributor to manager, to a manager of managers, is as much one of self-discovery as it is of learning new skills.
“3 Key Skills for Staying Relevant in the Tech Economy”: Sophia Perl with Oath (Video + Transcript)
At Girl Geek X Elevate, Oath Director of Product Management Sophia Perl covers how to stay current with new technologies and business models in the constant pursuit of knowledge, relevance and fun. Staying up-to-date with industry trends, new tools and emerging technologies can seem like a full-time job — but it doesn’t have to be.
Engineering Leadership Perspectives: Kimber Lockhart-One Medical CTO, Jen-Mei Wu-Architect, Arquay Harris-Slack Director of Engineering, Rachael Stedman-Engineering Manager (Video + Transcript)
Engineering Leadership Girl Geek Dinner in 2017 featuring Engineering Leadership Perspectives from Kimber Lockhart (CTO, One Medical), Jen-Mei Wu (Architect, Indiegogo), Arquay Harris (Director of Engineering, Slack) and Rachael Stedman (Engineering Manager, Lever). Hosted by Angie Chang (Founder, Girl Geek X) and Sukrutha Bhadouria (CTO, Girl Geek X & Senior Engineering Manager, Salesforce).
Girl Geek X Branch Lightning Talks & Panel (Video + Transcript)
Over 100 girl geeks gathered at Branch to hear Co-Founder & Head of Marketing Mada Seghete, Director of Engineering Zeesha Currimbhoy, Senior Software Engineer Deepikaa Subramanium, Systems Engineer Javeria Khan and Strategic Partner Growth Ann Massoud speak at Branch’s beautiful new headquarters in Redwood City, California on September 25, 2018.