Event:

Hello Seattle Girl Geeks! Zillow will be sponsoring our 56th dinner. “Move Fast, Think Big” will be the topic of discussion for the evening. Move your projects, team, and career in the right direction by being smart about what you spend your time on.

Agenda:

6:00pm – 6:30pm: Networking/food and drinks

6:30pm – 7:15pm: Panel Discussion

7:15pm – 8:00pm: Networking

Bio’s of speakers:

April Drake – April started her career in technology in the early 90’s, building websites for small businesses while completing a degree in Chemistry at the University of Washington. She worked as a software test engineer at Microsoft for a number of years before moving into program management. During her tenure at Microsoft she earned an Outstanding Award in Trustworthy Computing for her focus on Reliability. She started at Zillow Group in late 2016 as a Principal Program Manager, after a brief tenure at Amazon as a Senior Technical Program Manager working in fintech. She works in the Security and Compliance team in IT, and is in her last year of an MBA program in IT Management at WGU. April lives with her husband and 2 small children in Newcastle, Washington.

Lisa Johansen – Lisa Johansen is a Group Manager at Zillow leading the teams that intake and process the listing data that powers Zillow Group sites and analytics. Starting her career in network security research in academia, Lisa moved to Hewlett-Packard and then to Expedia as a software engineer realizing her passion for leadership alongside building services and architecting systems.

Debbie Dubrow – Debbie is a Senior Software Development Manager at Zillow and mom to three kids. Her team is responsible for growing Zillow’s audience by building engaging user experiences that make our paid advertising more efficient. Prior to transitioning into a Development Manager role, she was the Product Manager responsible for developing Zillow’s home seller strategy.