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Hey SGGD community!

Happy New Year and a quick update: We have a new Seattle Girl Geek Twitter handle: @SeaGirlGeeks! Please follow us there and get news, updates and – of course – SGGD event announcements!

We’re looking forward to seeing many of you throughout our 2016 event series!

Your SGGD team

Dinner #32 on January 28, 2015

PayScale knows pay – over 40 million people have taken our Salary Survey and more than 3,000 enterprise customers have used our software to help them set their compensation strategy. Join us at the next Seattle Girl Geek Dinner at our office in Pioneer Square for a frank discussion about about salary negotiation in today’s marketplace. Our Director of Analytics and Lead Economist, Katie Bardaro, along with Lydia Frank, Director of Editorial and Marketing, and Aubrey Bach, Marketing Manager, will share secrets on how to understand and increase your worth and negotiate the salary you deserve.

Have a question about salary negotiation? Submit it here: http://bit.ly/1KnUHla

Eventbrite - Seattle Girl Geek Dinner #32
Agenda:

6-6:30pm – Networking and Dinner

6:30-7:30pm – Negotiation Workshop/Q&A Session

7:30pm-8pm – Wrap Up

Panelists:

Katie Bardaro, Director of Data Analytics and Lead Economist

Katie Bardaro is the lead economist and data analytics director for PayScale.com. Katie has provided analysis on compensation data and trends for print/online and broadcast media including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist, CNBC, CNN Money, USA Today, Forbes, CBS Radio, Fox Business Network, and Business Insider, among others. In addition to the research done for media outlets, Katie leads the data science team at PayScale, which is responsible for internal data validity studies, data hygiene, and building and maintaining PayScale’s proprietary compensation model. She holds a bachelor’s in economics from the College of the Holy Cross and a master’s in economics from University of Washington.

Lydia Frank, Director of Editorial and Marketing

Lydia Frank is the Editorial & Marketing Director for PayScale.com. While at PayScale, she has collaborated with a number of media partners—The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Today Show, Money Magazine, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, The Chronicle of Higher Education—to showcase PayScale’s data around topics like college alumni career outcomes, the gender pay gap and underemployment. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and previously led editorial teams for both MSN.com and About.com, covering topics including careers, education, technology and personal finance.

Aubrey Bach

Aubrey Bach is the Marketing Manager at PayScale.com where she oversees the publication of PayScale’s content about salary, higher education and career strategy to help individuals better understand and increase their personal worth and earn the incomes they deserve. She is a recovering Diet Coke addict who grew up on the mean streets of Orange County, CA, but since coming to Seattle in 2007 has embraced everything the city has to offer (except, of course, the weather).

 

Dinner #29 on May 15, 2014

Once again, you have forgotten your best friend’s address and you need to get her a birthday card.  What’s a girl to do?  WhitePages to the rescue!  WhitePages is the leading provider of contact information in North America, with a top 40 web property, 10 top ranking mobile apps and over 50 million monthly users.  We ingest billions of records every month from a variety of public sources to help you find the people you need to reach.  WhitePages’ CEO, Scott Sikora, will discuss how we take that data and organize it into a comprehensive contact graph to help you find the information you need faster.  Join us for an enlightening discussion on how we use big data to transform the way people connect.

Eventbrite - Seattle Girl Geek Dinner #29

VENUE

WhitePages HQ

Rainier Tower

1301 5th Ave Ste 1600

Seattle, WA  98101

Doors on the East (5th Ave) entrance are locked after 6pm.  Please use the West (4th Ave) entrance for access to the building after 6pm. The elevators will be unlocked for floor 16 only after 6pm.

PARKING

Parking is available in our building and is valet only.  Cost is $12.00 for 1-2 hours, $16 for 2-3 hours and $20 for 3-4 hours.  $8.00 after 6pm.  Enter on Union between 4th & 5th)  Additional parking can be found in the Hilton Parking Garage.  Cost is $6.00 after 5pm.  Enter on 6th Ave between University and Union.  There is also street parking available – pay until 8pm.  Parking will not be validated.

AGENDA

6:00pm – 6:45pm Networking/Dinner

6:45pm – 7:25pm Presentation

7:25pm – 8:00pm Networking/Dessert

SPEAKER

Scott Sikora – Before becoming WhitePages’ technology leader, Scott was co-founder and CTO of Varolii, a provider of proactive customer communication to Fortune 100 companies, where he grew the company to over 275 employees. He also helped develop technology solutions at UPS, IBM, Amway and Sprint. Scott holds a BS and MS in Computer Science from MIT. Scott is WhitePages’ executive sponsor for increasing diversity on our engineering team.

Dinner #27 on March 27, 2014

Whether you are new to your industry or looking to have intellectual conversations with like minds, the women at DoubleDown will share their stories of how they ‘found their tribes.’ This will be a great opportunity for you to ask women in different stages of their careers any questions on career growth — we are always growing as individuals. Join us for an amazing night, continue building your network and get to know more women in technology!

Eventbrite - Seattle Girl Geek Dinner #27

DATE

March 27th, 2014

TIME

6pm – 8pm Dinner & Discussion

VENUE

Impact Hub Seattle is located within the 220 & Change building at 220 2nd Avenue S, Seattle WA 98104.

PARKING

Street parking is free after 6pm and on Sunday. There are six surface lots and five parking garages within a four block radius of our building. We are located two blocks from the Pioneer Square Tunnel Station and the beginning and end of most bus lines is within 2-3 blocks. We offer bike storage in the basement of the building.

AGENDA

6:00pm – 6:45pm Networking/Dinner
6:45pm – 7:25pm Panel
7:25pm – 8:00pm Networking/Dessert

PANELISTS

Courtney Jenkins – Manager, Project Manager
Teagen Densmore – Senior Producer
Jyothee Dass – Software Developer
Silvia Chita – Software Developer
Suzy Langham – Manager Art Services, UX/UI

Dinner #26 on January 16, 2014

Salesforce.com invites you to join us for an exciting evening of food, drink, and flash talks. Discover the reasons behind our success as the leader of global cloud computing and CRM, and listen to our personal experiences with working at one of Fortune’s magazines ‘100 Best Companies to Work for’. Share a fun conversation with a colleague who may provide you with a new perspective or an insight into the common challenges we all face in the tech industry.

Eventbrite - Seattle Girl Geek Dinner #26

 

Panelist:
1. Intro Salesforce – Andrea Leszek
2. Salesforce Architecture – Megha Siddavanahalli
3. Fireside chat: Trials and Chatter Messaging – Hui Shi and Chelsea Baltierra
4. Writing Better Documentation – Erin Tidwell
5. Feeds – Bhavana Rehani
6. Philanthropy – Jamie Park
7. Salesforce Culture
Event Location + Parking:
2001 8th Ave
Seattle 98121
206.701.1755 (desk)
There is a Starbucks on the 1st floor of their building at the corner of Virginia and 8th.
Please use street parking or nearby parking lots. There are a variety of parking lots within a 2 block radius. Here is a link to Parkopedia with several options and rates listed: http://en.parkopedia.com/parking/2001_8th_ave_seattle/. Parking will not be validated.
The dinner will be held in Westlake & Lenora conference rooms located on the 4th fl. SGGD members will have access to the 4th floor via the low rise elevators. There will be a pedestal sign in the lobby with SGGD event information.
Looking forward to seeing everyone in the new year!

 

Eventbrite - Seattle Girl Geek Dinner #26

 

Dinner #24 on November 7, 2013

Join your female Seattle tech colleagues for a fun night of networking! Amazon will be hosting the 24th Seattle Girl Geek Dinner, which includes an amazing panel of experienced Amazonians. These women will walk you through their professional journey which led them to a successful career in the field of technology. This will be a great opportunity to ask the questions that YOU want the answer to on career growth. In addition, members of the Seattle Girl Geek community will be able to build their network with amazing and inspiring women who can help you navigate your path to success.

Eventbrite - Seattle Girl Geek Dinner #24

Panelists (bio’s coming soon):

Laura Grit, Principal Technical Program Manager

Margaux Eng, Sr. Technical Program Manager

Kendra Yourtee, Software Development Manager

Amanda Williams, Software Development Engineer

Event info:

Date: Thursdsay, November 7, 2013

Time: 6-9pm

Location:

207 Boren Ave N (Arizona Bldg)

Seattle, WA 98109

Eventbrite - Seattle Girl Geek Dinner #24

Upcoming Events

Hey SGGD community!

Here is an updated event schedule! We just added Salesforce.com to our list of upcoming events.

  • October 10th – Microsoft
  • November 3rd – Amazon
  • December 5th – Concur
  • January 16th – Salesforce.com

Looking forward to see many of you there!

Upcoming Summer and Fall Events

Hi all! Two quick updates for you:

I am super excited to announce the line up for upcoming events starting in August through the fall!

August – Code Fellows
September – Expedia
October – Concur
October – Microsoft

Please stay tuned for details regarding each SGGD event. Coming soon …

Second, it’s SGGD’s 5th anniversary! We had our first event on June 28, 2008. Microsoft Research sponsored our first dinner. It goes without saying, a BIG thank you to Microsoft and my manager (at the time) for the funding and believing in our mission as a community.

–Liz

Google and Seattle Girl Geek Dinners present: The Google Classroom

Google Kirkland presents the Dart Classroom Series and would love to have some of our community members attend. Mark your calendar for this two evening event: Tuesday (Tech Talk) and Wednesday (Code Lab), July 16 & 17 from 6:30-9:00pm.
They anticipate both nights to sell out very quickly, so please RSVP here:
https://sites.google.com/site/kirdartclassroom2013/

Here’s more info …

What’s Classroom? The Google Classroom Series is a project designed to expose underrepresented groups of engineers to Google’s technology, development, and engineering principles through workshops and hands-on tutorials. For this Classroom, Google is excited to partner with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Region Six Professionals and Seattle Girl Geek Dinners.

Dart. What? At Google we create some of the world’s largest, most complex, and rapidly changing web apps. Dart helps developers productively build high-performance apps for the modern web. Developed with the goals of simplicity, efficiency, and scalability, the Dart language combines powerful new features with familiar language constructs into a clear, readable syntax. But, Dart’s not just a language. The Dart open-source project also includes libraries, a package manager and tools such as a full featured editor.

During Night 1 of this Classroom, Google engineers will walk through Dart’s powerful new features and shine light on where we’re looking to go. RSVP only required.

Participants of Night 2 of the Classroom, will be walked through a Code Lab initially run at Google I/O. You’ll get hands-on experience and build declarative, modern mobile web apps with Dart and Web Components. Go from zero to magnificent! We want attendees to have fun as well as leave empowered and armed with new skills! RSVP and application required.

We hope you’ll join us! Dart Classroom is open to all qualified engineers with a passion for coding. We encourage you to RSVP and/or apply now as seats are sure to go fast.

RSVP for night 1 and/or apply for night 2 by Friday, June 28th. Applicants for night 2 will be notified of their application status by Wednesday, July 3rd.

 

 

New Website & Job Board Up and Running

Hi everyone!

Our new website is finished!

There are a few new features I wanted to highlight for you:

Email subscribe list: http://www.seattlegirlgeekdinners.com/get-involved/

I will be using Facebook, previous event attendee lists and this email list to announce future events. Please subscribe if you haven’t already.

Job board:

Check out our job board at: http://seattlegirlgeekdinners.jobamatic.com/. Job posts are $10 for 30 days – all the proceeds go directly to IGNITE, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational program that connects school-age girls to professional women in STEM careers who act as role models and mentors.

We offer the following two packages to interested companies:

1. Unlimited Posting Starter Package: $150 for an unlimited amount of job postings during one month after start. Thereafter each job post will be $10.
2. Incentive Starter Package: $50 for 6 job postings. This package can be followed up with the Unlimited Posting Starter Package if interested.

Email us to get started with posting jobs …

Also – we will be doing ongoing updates/enhancements – and welcome your feedback (via email). Let us know if there is something you’d like to see featured on the site.

Lastly, a big thank you to Nathalie Steinmetz for building the website for our community!
–Liz