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Dinner #50 on June 28, 2017

Hello SGGD Community!

In today’s working world, your professional online brand is key. Join us for an evening dedicated to learning how to create a great LinkedIn profile and different ways you can boost your professional brand.

This is a non company sponsored event, so please BYOF (food), your laptop, and be ready to learn, contribute great ideas, and have fun.

A big thank you to UBS for offering their office space to help make this event a reality!

– Liz

Agenda
530pm – 6pm – check-in/networking
6pm – 7:30pm – LinkedIn profile/brand presentation
7:30pm-8pm – Q&A/networking

Directions
UBS is diagonally across the street from Seattle Public Library on 4th ave; there is a Bartell Drugs across the street. Close to public transportation.
Garage in building – enter on Madison taking a left on 4th ave or on Marion taking a left on 3rd ave.
Take elevator up to 4th floor lobby. Exit elevator and turn left. Walk in corridor and enter glass doors on right.
Or street level paid parking is available on Madison – this is closer to building entrance on 4th ave. If you enter building on 4th ave entrance, keep to left of elevator bank and the conference room will be through glass doors on your left.

If you enter on 3rd ave, take 2 flights of escalators to 4th floor lobby, turn right and cut through elevator bank and you will see glass doors that will bring you to the conference room.
We will put up a sign to help you find the conference room!

Eventbrite - Seattle Girl Geek Dinner #50

Dinner #49 on April 26, 2017

Join us at Zillow HQ for our third hosted Girl Geek Dinner!

Our theme this month is ‘Trivia Night’. We’ll have Sarah Maurer, Development Manager, and Taylor De Rosa, Product Manager, Tech, hosting the event. Come meet other Geek Girls, form teams, and play for the chance to win a few prizes and bragging rights; but mostly bragging rights.

Food and drinks will be provided and we’ll have some time before and after trivia to do some networking.

Space is limited due to the need for tables and the bar style format of the game. Please RSVP if you are absolutely going to come!

Location:

Zillow
1301 2nd Avenue
Floor 30
Seattle, WA 98101

Date and Time:
Wed, April 26, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

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Dinner #48 on April 6, 2017

Calling all Girl Geeks! Celebrate Inspirational Women as You Walk the Blue Carpet with Salesforce on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Seattle Girl Geek Dinner!

On Thursday, April 6th, Salesforce is inviting members of the Seattle Girl Geek Dinner to walk the blue carpet, enjoy a signature Salesforce cocktail, become inspired by our engineers, and enjoy meeting other members of the Girl Geek Dinner community. We want to celebrate those that have inspired us from the past, and celebrate all of you!

We’re excited to bring you an evening of inspiration, networking, and fun.

About Salesforce:

Salesforce is a trusted cloud platform that helps companies connect with their customers. We run 24×7 systems at massive scale, and give our customers innovative new capabilities with social, mobile and data science apps.

Location:

  • 929 108th Avenue NE, Suite 1800, Bellevue, WA 98004
  • Salesforce employees will greet you in the lobby.

Please follow us:

  • Twitter / Instagram / Slideshare: @SalesforceEng
  • Medium: salesforce-engineering
  • Event Hashtag: #SalesforceGGD

Salesforce Girl Geek Dinner Agenda

  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm: Registration, Heavy Appetizers, Drinks & Networking
  • 7:00pm – 7:45pm: Welcome & Lightning Talks
  • 7:45pm – 8:30pm: Networking, & Dessert

Salesforce Girl Geek Speakers

Chelsea Baltierra

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Chelsea joined Salesforce three and a half years ago as a university hire from UC San Diego. Since then she’s worked in the Communities and Sales clouds and she’s super happy to have worked on exciting Microsoft integration products as well as Chatter Feeds. When she’s not developing tests and working on exciting new features, she enjoys taking part in PTOn projects and geeking out over quality and testing best practices. Outside of the office she enjoys volunteering with Seattle high school youth, reading autobiographies of courageous women, and cuddling with her French bulldog.

Nazanin Bakhshi

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Nazanin moved to Canada from Iran to do her Masters in Computer Science. She studied there for two years and later started working at Amazon and then Salesforce as a Software Engineer. She has recently moved to Seattle. Her journey has not been an easy one, from being more than 6000 miles apart from her family, to trying to fit in a new culture, but was lucky enough to have crossed path with many inspiring men and women who encouraged and supported her. She now believes it is her turn to pay it back.

Bhavana Rehani

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Bhavana has been with Salesforce for over 10 years. She has worked on various teams and has donned many hats throughout her Salesforce career. Her love for learning and contribution keeps her equally enthusiastic as much today as she was 10 years ago!

As an engineer, Bhavana helped build many amazing pieces of software and delved into all layers of the application. Currently she manages an amazing engineering team, dedicated to building our amazing Chatter product. She is passionate about mentoring and guiding others into learning more about Salesforce technology.

Bhavana also loves sharing her experiences and learnings, especially about leadership/soft skills with her peers and directs. She strongly believes in people – that they can achieve just about anything with the right support and opportunities. Hence she continues in her journey to build great teams, a great culture, a spirit of knowledge and learning to make the organization stronger and to build fulfilling careers for her team.

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Dinner #42 on August 11, 2016

GoDaddy’s (NYSE: GDDY) vision and mission is to radically shift the global economy toward life-fulfilling independent ventures.  We do that by helping our customers kick ass—giving them the tools, insights and the people to transform their ideas and personal initiative into success, however they measure it. With more than 14 million customers worldwide and more than 62 million domain names under management, GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, build a beautiful online presence, attract customers and manage their business.

Career Spark with GoDaddy

Ready to put a spark in your career? Join us for a lively and honest conversation with accomplished technical women from a variety of backgrounds who will share their career stories, followed by informal career chats with attendees.

Our next GoDaddy Women in Technology Kirkland event, hosted in collaboration with Women Who Code and Girl Geek Dinners, is the perfect opportunity to witness an engaging discussion with women who have made significant strides in technology. Like Women Who Code put it “ this event is dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. We want to connect amazing women with other like-minded amazing women around the globe who unite under one simple notion – the world of technology is much better with women in it.”

Date

Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:15 PM (PDT)

Where

GoDaddy – 3300 Carillon Point, Building 3000 3rd Floor, Kirkland, WA 98033

Agenda

5:30 pm – Networking and Dinner

Meet notable women leaders at GoDaddy as they discuss their careers and share their insights on how and why a career in Technology makes sense

**Arrive by 6:30 to be entered into a raffle to win a $100 VISA gift card!

**Parking on-site is free. 

6:30 pm – Take Charge, a Senior Women’s Panel

– Sabina Nawaz, CEO, Nawaz Consulting.

– Debra Weissman, Senior Vice President, Cloud Platforms, GoDaddy

– Rebecca Norlander, Co-founder & CEO Health 123

– Kira Shabalin, Senior Director, Software Development, GoDaddy

7:30 – 8:15 pm Career Circles

Breakout into informal coaching circles to learn professional career tips. Each table will have a representative from GoDaddy.

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Dinner #41 on May 5, 2016

Happy Cinco de Mayo Seattle Girl Geeks!

REI is thrilled to be hosting our first Seattle Girl Geek Dinner.

Please join us on May 5th for some food, beverages, networking opportunities, and tech talks at our new IT Office in Eastgate. The dinner will include presentations from leaders in our Information Technology and Digital Retail departments, plus, a Keynote from REI’s Chief Information Officer, Julie Averill. Following Julie’s Keynote, we will host a panel discussion moderated by Laura Swapp, Director of Public Affairs and Next Generation Marketing. Please bring your questions for the Q&A portion of the panel discussion.

Be sure to arrive before 7:00pm to enjoy the Cinco de Mayo themed food and beverages, network with members of our IT and Digital Retail departments, learn about career opportunities at REI and build a customized pair of REI sunglasses to take home! Dinner will begin at 6:00pm, presentations will begin at 7:00pm.

Check out some recent news about REI:
REI plans to move headquarters to Bellevue’s Spring District
Working Geek: How REI CIO Julie Averill balances work, home and the outdoors

REI Girl Geek Dinner Agenda:

6:00pm – 7:00pm Registration, food & drinks, networking
7:00pm – 7:05pm Welcoming Remarks from Laura Swapp
7:05pm – 7:25pm Tech Talk with Lisa Nicklin, Gina Cox and Rehnuma Rahman
7:25pm – 7:50pm Keynote from Julie Averill, Chief Information Officer
7:45pm – 8:30pm Panel Discussion with Q&A from audience
8:30pm – 9:00pm Drinks and networking

REI Presenters and Panel Members

Julie Averill – Chief Information Officer
Lisa Nicklin – Divisional Vice President, Digital Retail
Laura Swapp – Director, Public Affairs and Next Generation Marketing
Gina Cox – Director, Digital Retail
Rehnuma Rahman – Manager, Quality Assurance
Liz Finlayson – Sr. Technical Recruiter
Lucinda Lang – Sr. Technical Recruiter

Directions & Parking Information

Address: 15800 Southeast Eastgate Way Bellevue, WA 98008
Parking: Parking is free and ample in the lot in front of the REI building.
Directions:
1. From I-90 E
2. Take Exit 11A for 150th Avenue Southeast toward 156th Avenue South East/Eastgate Way. (This will take you in a loop over I-90.)
3. At Southeast Eastgate Way, turn right.
4. At the light at 158th, turn left and then take the first right into the parking lot.

Upon entering the REI office building, please check in at the reception desk.

*Note: Admission is limited to registered guests only. REI reserves the right to remove individuals from REI’s premises for disruptive or disorderly behavior, or for any other reason in REI’s discretion. Please arrive before 6:30pm to ensure admission to the building.

WHEN: Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
WHERE: REI – 15800 Southeast Eastgate Way , Bellevue, WA 98008

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Dinner #40 on April 26, 2016

Hey Seattle Girl Geeks!

We are doing something different for a change …. Poker Night with Zillow!

Please join us at Zillow headquarters for a fun night of poker to benefit the Plymouth Housing Group on April 26th at 6-8pm. Even if you don’t know how to play poker, come join in on the fun and learn how to play to support a good cause. If you just want to socialize and not play, there’s no obligation to pay.

Food and drinks will be provided.

Here are a few basic rules for the night:
Payment to enter the poker tournament or in poker terms “buy-in” is $25/person. The buy-in amount will get you poker chips to play. 100% of the amount goes directly to Plymouth Housing Group. You can pay upon registration or pay at the door.

To avoid lines and pay upon registration, please go here: https://www.plymouthhousing.org/zillow/ and bring your payment confirmation at check-in.

Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

Plymouth Housing Group works to eliminate homelessness and address its causes by preserving, developing and operating safe, quality, supportive housing and by providing homeless adults with opportunities to stabilize and improve their lives. Services they offer include housing support, employment programs, shelter care and mental health programs.
For more information on Plymouth Housing Group: https://www.plymouthhousing.org/

WHEN: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
WHERE: Zillow – 1301 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

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Dinner #39 on January 14, 2016

Happy New Year Seattle Girl Geeks!

Please join us as we kick off our 2016 event series at Twitter Seattle for light appetizers, drinks, and a look at the different career paths in tech.

We’ll kick the evening off with tech talks from one of Seattle’s Senior Software Engineers, Jie Jin, and a Staff Software Engineer from Periscope, Sara Haider. Jie will be covering “Building Mobile Applications for Unreliable Networks”, and Sara will show the tech behind Periscope, Twitter’s real-time broadcasting product. Following that, we’ll add a great lineup of panelists who are excited to share their experiences and personal journeys: how they got here and why they love their current positions.

Come prepared with questions – we’ll open it up to the floor at the end for Q&A. We hope you finish the night with some new friends, knowledge and ideas!

 Agenda:

6:00pm – 6:45pm: Registration, food & drink, networking

6:45pm – 7:30pm: Tech talks by Jie and Sara

7:30pm – 8:00pm: Panel discussion with more Seattle engineers

8:00pm – 8:45pm: More networking

Tech Speakers:

Adaptive Mobile Apps: Jie Jin, Senior Software Engineer

Jie Jin is currently an engineer on Twitter’s Fastest App team, working primarily on the Twitter app for Android. Previously, Jie has worked on the API framework at Twitter. Jie has previously presented tonight’s tech talk nationally at Twitter Flight 2015. Jie holds degrees in Computer Science and Philosophy from Carnegie Mellon University.

Periscope: Sara Haider, Staff Software Engineer

Sara Haider is currently the client engineering lead at Periscope, overseeing Android, iOS, and web engineering teams. Previously, Sara worked on Twitter for Android, and she led the engineering teams for Vine for Android and Secret for Android. She founded Twitter’s Women in Engineering group and is an advisor to Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization focused on inspiring young girls to pursue and stay in engineering fields. Sara also advises and angel invests in startups in San Francisco, New York City, and Toronto. Sara holds a degree in Software Engineering and Cognitive Science from the University of Waterloo.

Directions:

The Twitter Seattle office is located at 1501 4th Ave, the Century Square building. Enter from 4th Ave and go straight up the escalators to the 3rd floor lobby (elevators are located past the escalators on the right). Some Seattle Tweeps will be waiting to greet you and send you up to our office!

*Note: No press will be admitted to this event. Twitter reserves the right to refuse entry to this event. Twitter also reserves the right to remove individuals from Twitter’s premises for disruptive or disorderly behavior, or for any other reason in Twitter’s sole discretion. Please arrive before 6:30 to ensure admission to the building.

WHEN: Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM (PST)
WHERE: 1501 4th Avenue – Seattle, WA 98101

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Dinner #37 on November 16, 2015

zulily is very excited to host next Girl Geek Dinners at their HQ!  We have an awesome Sample Sale that starts 4PM to 6pm. Attending sample sale is optional. We will start the evening with food and drinks and continue with various tech talks.

Date & Time: Monday November 16, 2015

Agenda:

4-6pm : Sample Sale (optional)

6-6:40pm : Mingle and networking

6:40-6:45pm : Welcome and opening

6:45-7:15pm : Darrell Cavens, CEO

7:15-7:35pm : Mona Akmal, VP Webstore Systems

7:35-8:00pm : Q/A & Raffles

Where: 2601 Elliott Avenue – Seattle, WA 98121

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Location and parking: Our reception desk is located just inside the skybridge on the second floor. If you park in the garage across the street on Elliott Ave., please enter using the skybridge. If you park elsewhere, you can enter the building using the doors marked “zulily” on Elliott Ave. that is right below the skybridge, and then you will need to take the elevator up to the second floor.

“zulily is a retailer obsessed with bringing moms special finds every day–all at incredible prices. We feature an always-fresh curated collection for the whole family, including clothing, home décor, toys, gifts and more.  zulily’s engineering organization is 200+ people strong and invests in building leading edge technology to power one of the fastest growing online retailer in history.“