Dinner #14 on February 16, 2012, sponsored by Expedia
The 14th Seattle Girl Geek Dinner took place on February 14, 2012 in Expedia’s Bellevue offices.
We’re very excited to announce Dinner 14, which will be at Expedia’s offices in Bellevue.
Expedia loves travel and we love technology. Join us for a fun night of networking with other women in technology. Enjoy refreshments, games & prizes. Hear from our passionate panel of speakers as they discuss how technology has affected the travel industry. They’ll also share their experiences, insight and travel tips from Expedia, where we are revolutionizing travel through technology
When: February 16
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: 333 108th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98006
Parking: There are two entrances to the parking lot. One on 4th Street and the other on 108thAvenue NE. Parking will not be validated. There may be free parking in nearby establishments.
Public Transit: If you are planning to take buses, the closest stop is Bellevue Transit Center. You will have to walk a couple of blocks to the Expedia building.
Panel discussion & Q/A
Dinner: We will have pasta and wine for dinner. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available.
Welcome & Introductions: Dara Khosrowshahi, President and CEO
VP Engagement & Communications
Kristin has been at Expedia for 5 years and leads employee programs for Expedia, Inc.’s companies, which have more than 100 sites in more than 60 countries. Her team oversees employee communication & events, philanthropy, learning & development, diversity, and engagement/branding initiatives. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Aman Bhutani leads the engineering team for the Expedia brand. The brand technology team focuses on the web tier of our global platform and services that offer differentiation from other brands. The Expedia technology team is at the heart of the brand’s product based growth strategy and has team members in many cities across the planet. Aman joined Expedia in 2010 after many years in financial services and consulting.
Software Development Engineer
Katie Lykins is a developer on the Package Discovery Service team at Expedia. She’s been at Expedia for 4 years and prior to Expedia, she worked at two different local small companies. She’s a true local, having been born and raised in Seattle and going to the University of Washington. In her free time, she’s active in playing basketball, volleyball and tennis.
Diana Omuoyo graduated with a Masters Degree in Information Systems from Baylor University, Waco. Her career in IT has spanned different roles and industries; including Web/Application Development, Network Tech, Business Intelligence and now Performance Engineering. She’s originally from Cleveland, OH and relocated to Egencia last year. During her free time she enjoys playing tennis and music, reading books and travelling adventures.