International Women in Tech Nonprofit to Host Premiere Industry Event Bringing Together Leaders and Innovators From Around the World
SAN FRANCISCO - March 22nd, 2019 —Women Who Code (WWCode), the world’s largest and most active community of women engineers, is proud to announce the WWCode CONNECT 2019 technology conference. This premier event will feature some of the top names in the industry holding in-depth panels, technical workshops, and keynotes designed to teach, inspire and provide actionable advice to help attendees excel in their tech careers.
WWCode CONNECT 2019 is taking place on April 13th at the offices of Pinterest in San Francisco, California, with talks spanning the block to the nearby Cisco Umbrella office. Tech professionals, industry innovators, and WWCode leaders will fly in from around the world to attend, and some of the talented technologists and leaders in the field have already been confirmed as speakers. This includes Andrea Gallego, CTO at BCG GAMMA, Tara Hernandez, Engineering Manager at Google, Angie Brown, Vice President of Technology at The Home Depot, Candice Morgan, Head of Inclusion & Diversity at Pinterest, and many more.
The WWCode CONNECT Conference will feature Keynote Speakers, panel discussions, and deep dive workshops on a variety of technical topics, as well as an awards ceremony celebrating some of the most accomplished women in tech of the year. In addition, there will be a partner expo where attendees can connect with companies that support WWCode, and this is the first year that WWCode is allowing members to upload their resumes ahead of time.
A number of organizations that are helping build a more diverse and inclusive tech industry have signed on to support the conference. This includes Pinterest, The Home Depot, PayPal Inc., Atlassian, Boston Consulting Group, VMware, Capital One, Zume Inc., LinkedIn, Cisco, Auth0, Netflix, Nike, E-Trade, DoorDash, SoundCloud, Oracle, Collective Health, Walmart Labs, Mercari, Tibco Software, Inc., ThoughtWorks, J.P. Morgan, Tala, Lyft and Google.
This is the fourth year that WWCode CONNECT is being held. This event is also part of a larger conference series taking place throughout 2019 with WWCode CONNECT India taking place at the offices of VMware in Bangalore on March 29th, and WWCode CONNECT Asia, which is being held in Singapore on August 31st.
“WWCode CONNECT is an incredible event that showcases the power of innovation, and puts some of the most important technologies on display for the world to see,” said Women Who Code CEO, Alaina Percival. “The inspiration is always palpable, and we’ve heard so many stories of people’s lives and careers advancing from the interactions and knowledge that they gain there.”
About Women Who Code
Women Who Code (WWCode) is an international nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. WWCode is building a world where women are proportionally representative as technical leaders, executives, founders, VCs, board members, and software engineers. The organization has executed more than 8,000 free events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 167,000, and has a presence in 20 countries. Help empower even more women to advance in tech with the training and community they need to succeed by supporting WWCode. Learn more at womenwhocode.com.