Charmaine George, Farzaneh Orak, Leslie Pajuelo, Amanpreet Kaur, Luisa Giuffrida, Jillian Moore, and Beth Armitage.
Women Who Code held its annual CONNECT conference at Twitter Headquarters in San Francisco. Seven of us from San Diego were in attendance along with members of Women Who Code chapters from around the world! This conference held a wide variety of “in depth panels, technical workshops, and featured talks with actionable advice” all with the purpose of inspiring women to excel in technology careers.
There were a number of tech companies in attendance, particularly those based in the Bay Area such as Yelp, Hired, Oracle, LinkedIn, and VMware to name a few. PlayStation and Walmart Labs who have given support to the San Diego network also participated and were in attendance. These companies met with attendees to discuss the culture of their company, what they do, job openings they currently have, and of course to hand out free swag!
WWCode Directors from Around the World: Jane Shih, Genny Andrea Centeno Metri, Michi Ang, Sheree Atcheson, Sandra Persing, and Joey Rosenberg.
Topics at CONNECT ranged from dealing with gender discrimination in the workplace to more technical talks of Object-Oriented programming. Some of the sessions we attended included talks titled “Data Science Devops”, “How to be an Android Expert”, “Changing the Face of Tech”, “Career Choice Showdown: Technical vs Management”, and “Pokemon Go & Augmented Reality”.
Our very own Leslie Pajuelo gave a well received talk titled “Node & Microservices at Scale, The Walmart Labs Black Friday Experience”!