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Dinner #57 on April 19, 2018

Electronic Arts invites you to join us for a Girl Geek Dinner on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, in Belltown at our Seattle office!

EA girl geeks will give lightning talks covering a spectrum of what EA does in the gaming industry, from technical game development, to the production responsibilities as well as aspects such as legality, privacy, and security. We will also discuss how diversity is essential to EA’s growth and success, and how we celebrate and encourage diversity at EA.

SPEAKERS:

Farah Ali (Sr. Director Player & Developer Experience)

Samantha Ryan (SVP, Group GM, EA Mobile/Maxis/Bioware Studios)

Kristen Daru (Associate General Counsel, Chief Privacy Officer)

AGENDA:

6:00pm – 6:45pm – Registration, Networking, Food & Drinks

6:45pm – 7:30pm – Welcome & Keynote Followed By EA Girl Geek Lightning Talks!

7:30pm – 8:00pm – More Networking!

DISCLAIMER:

We may take photographs and/or video activities at the Girl Geek Dinner event for many purposes. By attending the Electronic Arts Girl Geek Dinner, you consent to your image being used in all marketing collateral and communications.

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Dinner #53 on December 13, 2017

Google looks forward to hosting local Girl Geek members at a Seattle open house on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from Googlers at all levels sharing stories of what’s made their teams effective. There will be plenty of time for conversation, networking, and refreshments before and after the planned content.

Agenda (subject to change)

6:00P Doors Open: Check-in & Mingling (heavy appetizers and drinks will be served)

6:30P Effective Teams Presentation, Personal Stories, Q&A

7:45P Mingling & Networking

8:30P Good Night!

Logistics

Details around logistics including parking and accessing the event space will be emailed to confirmed attendees on Monday, 12/11.

Reach out to Girl Geek organizers or The Google Events Team at google-events-team@google.com with questions or requests for special accommodations.

 

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Dinner #52 on September 27, 2017

Amazon’s Alexa team is pleased to host Seattle Girl Geek members on the Seattle campus September 27th. We’ll have lightning talks and a panel focused on building Alexa experiences. Please join us to learn more about Alexa and how you can get involved in this cutting-edge space. We will also have recruiters on hand to answer any questions you may have about opportunities with Alexa. We look forward to seeing you there!

Agenda
6:00 PM
Register – Appetizers, drinks and networking
6:40 PM
Opening statement
6:45 PM
Lighting talks on Alexa devices, Alexa Voice Service and building Alexa Skills
7:30 PM
Career Panel
7:45 – 8:30 PM
Meet the recruiter and networking

Where:
Amazon Campus in the Arizona Building located at 207 Boren Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
What to Bring: Please bring your photo ID to Amazon reception located on the first floor. We’ll register you and give you a visitor badge.
Parking Validation: Amazon will reimburse for parking in the Arizona building. The building parking garage entrance is located on Thomas Street between Terry and Boren. Be sure to bring your ticket for validation. If the building parking is full, there is also parking available on the street.

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Dinner #51 on August 24, 2017

Please join the talented, trailblazing women of the Leafly Product team to learn about how we strive to simplify the world of cannabis and see the latest projects we’ve been working on. While the plant won’t be making an appearance, there will be plenty of drinks, munchies, and opportunities to network.

When?
Thursday, August 24th, 2017 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm.

Agenda:
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Registration, Heavy Appetizers, Drinks & Networking
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Welcome & Fireside Talks
8:00pm – 8:30pm: Networking & Dessert

Where?
Leafly is headquartered in Pioneer Square.

What is Leafly?
Leafly empowers millions of people all over the world to find the right cannabis – cannabis to help them sleep, relax, unwind, get motivated, or manage pain. Every day, Leafly works to help shape a world in which cannabis has achieved mainstream acceptance and access to the plant is not only safe, but is dependable, convenient, and beneficial.

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Dinner #43 on November 17, 2016

Please join Zillow as we host this month’s meet up and dinner! Mingle with other Geek Girls in the area with light snacks and refreshments provided. Several of our women leaders will be speaking to you on various topics related to the tech industry. Meet our speakers below and read an overview of their talking points.

Speakers:

Joyce Wu is a Development Manager at Zillow. She’s been writing code for ten years, interned at Amazon back when all the interns fit in one small conference room, and at Microsoft, back when the Surface was the size of a coffee table (see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VfpVYYQzHs and the parody here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZrr7AZ9nCY). Since then she’s worked as an IC on shipping Windows 8, the Xbox One, and Zillow’s Premier Agent Advertising Product. She will be presenting the career advice that she’s heard over the past eight years and that she’d wish she’d known when she started.

Amy Winther first ran into the term “user experience” at the University of Washington and was instantly hooked. Graduating with a degree in Interaction Design, she started out designing custom mobile apps before finding her home at Zillow. Four years later, she has is now a UX Design Manager and will be speaking about designing and building user driven experiences.

Rebekah Bastian is Vice President of Product at Zillow, driving the strategy and execution of product teams focusing on advertising, financial systems, and connecting real estate buyers with agents. Rebekah was one of Zillow’s first employees, coming over from Microsoft in 2005, and has led the development of several areas of the site since its launch. Always searching for ways to connect her personal values to her technology career, Rebekah launched the Community Pillar program to help connect low income renters with affordable housing and serves on several local boards related to rising housing costs and homelessness. Rebekah will be speaking about how tech communities can create social change.

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Dinner #23 on October 10, 2013

Seattle Geek Girl Dinner at EMP!

What do Madonna, Chrissie Hynde, Lady Gaga, and Tina Turner (among many, many others) all have in common?  They rock.  What do you and your female counterparts in the Seattle tech community solving tough challenges, delivering innovative solutions, and changing the world we live in for the better all have in common?  You rock too.

It’s time to get all these rockin’ women under one roof to share ideas, build community, and have a little fun along the way!  Please join us at EMP for the 23rd Seattle Geek Girl Dinner, hosted by Microsoft.

Event Details

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Date and Time: October 10th, 6:00pm

Venue: EMP, 325 5th Ave N., Seattle, WA 98109

Cost: We’ve got you covered for this one!  Enjoy food and beverages  (beer and wine) and the exhibits.

Must have a ticket and an RSVP to enter.  Space is limited. 

Limit one ticket per person.

Guest Speakers

Tara Roth – CVP, Office

Tara Roth is corporate vice president of Test in the Office Client Services Group, responsible for the Microsoft Office system, an integrated suite of information worker applications, servers and services. Tara is directly responsible for test teams and test engineering in the Office Group. She has additional responsibility to drive engineering standards and methods with other leader across the broader Microsoft community.

Outside of work, Tara enjoys snow skiing, boating, spending time with her husband and two children, and volunteering in local nonprofit work.

Laura Kern – Partner PM

Laura is a firm believer in the power of people and the strength of emotional design.  She has over a decade of large-scale consumer service design at Microsoft across a variety of disciplines. She started her career in the “Geography Unit” back at the formation of Encarta World Atlas and the initial foray online mapping software where she went on to co-found the Geopolitical Product Strategy unit aimed at keeping regional managers out of jail, consumers happy with Microsoft, and products on the shelves in all our markets — with lots of lively moments from world court, government officials, and political factions.

She has spent the last decade in online services, most notably in design and user experience on Bing where she and the other early members learned the ins and outs of building an algorithmic search engine from the ground up, using data in design, and how to run and innovate within agile service models. She also brought the team and the principles together to enable high-value editorial to search as illustrated by the vibrant Bing homepage. She is currently the GM of Design & UX for Microsoft Advertising. Laura is a Minnesota native with a super-charged 5-year-old daughter, a Microsoft husband, and a passion for making things

Joy Chik-Partner Development Manager Windows Server and System Center (WSSC)-Remote Desktop Services

As Partner Development Manager, Joy Chik is responsible for delivering a rich and fluid desktop and application remoting solution called Remote Desktop Services (RDS) which generates $1B revenue as of FY12.  RDS is the workload within Windows Server that enables users to connect to virtual desktops, session-based desktops and RemoteApp programs.  The key value that RDS provides is the ability to centralize and control the applications and data that employees need to perform their job, while making them accessible from the wide variety of devices the employees use.  This provides “work anywhere from any device” while ensuring that your control and compliance needs are met.

Prior to joining Microsoft full time, Joy interned at Microsoft with the Exchange team in 1996.  She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY in 1998.

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Dinner #21 venue change

You should have received an email update if you’re signed up, but we wanted to make sure everybody knew that the Code Fellows Dinner venue for August 20 has been changed. The correct location is:

World Sports Grille in SLU
731 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Look forward to seeing you there!
Liz and Stevi

Dinner #19 on May 9, 2013

Hello Seattle Girl Geeks!

Great news — Capital One ShareBuilder is hosting our 19th Girl Geek Event on Thursday, May 9, 6–8 p.m.

This Girl Geek Event will focus on how ShareBuilder makes investing and saving for retirement straightforward and affordable. And they’ve come up with some pretty innovative ways to do it, including a customizable iPad® app that they built from the ground up. Plus, ShareBuilder’s website ranked #1 in design and usability among online brokerages in 2011 by Corporate Insight*.

So if you’ve ever felt intimidated by investing or have ever wondered how “investing” and “tech innovation” could go together in the same sentence, sign up for an evening of food, drinks, interactive demos and friendly conversation.

The event will be held in ShareBuilder’s offices, located in Pioneer Square’s historic Seattle Hardware Company building. Want to join us? Register now on Eventbrite and mark your calendar.

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When: Thursday, May 09, 2013
Time: 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Agenda:
6:00-6:30: Networking
6:30-7:00: Panel discussion: How we get a product from concept to market at ShareBuilder
7:00-8:00: More networking, interact with our newest web, tablet and phone apps.

* #1 broker website for design and usability as ranked by Corporate Insight’s 2011 website study of 19 of the investment industry’s well-known retail brokerages. This comprehensive benchmarking study graded sites on 300+ attributes, using a 4-point scale of predefined criteria. In addition, the study used investor opinions (gathered in 1,000 interviews in April 2011) about the importance of site features to weight the grades for each attribute.
Securities products are offered by Capital One ShareBuilder, Inc. a registered broker-dealer and Member FINRA/SIPC. Capital One ShareBuilder, Inc. is a subsidiary of Capital One Financial Corporation.

Securities products are: Not FDIC insured • Not bank guaranteed • May lose value

Dinner #18 on December 13, 2012

Happy Holidays Girl Geeks!

We are so fortunate to have a new sponsor for our Holiday Girl Geek Dinner! Cobalt will be making sure we end the year with a bang. So … get ready to party and hear what’s on the forefront of automotive technology.

Cobalt, which is based in downtown Seattle, offers customers nothing less than a reinvention of traditional automotive marketing. Cobalt has the most comprehensive suite of digital marketing services available for both automotive dealers and manufacturers.

Lisa Koutek, Sr. Director of Customer Experience, and one of Cobalt’s first employees, has seen (and been part of) major changes in how the automotive industry reaches its customers through technology.  Lisa’s got well over a decade of seeing how women have influenced how car shoppers find what they’re looking for online. Lisa will be talking to us about how women have helped shape the future of the auto industry.

Agenda for the evening:

6pm – 6:45pm – networking, wine, cheese and dessert

6:45pm – 7:25pm – speaker

7:25pm-8pm – more networking and wrap up

One request to the community – please limit the number of guests you register/bring to the dinner to one person per attendee.

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See you on December 13th!

Liz and Stevi

Directions:

 

The Cobalt Group, Inc (Division of ADP)

 

605 5th Ave South, Suite 800

 

Seattle, WA 98104

 

(The Entrance to our Building is in the courtyard across from Tully’s)

 

206-219-8000

Please allow sufficient time to park since parking is limited here in the International district. Here are some parking and public transportation options:

 

  • There is a parking garage (Union Station Parking Garage) located at 550 4th Avenue S.  Go to P2 Level and find the signage for “605 Lobby” elevator.   Bring your ticket with you and the Front Desk will validate it for you. Park anywhere other than “2-hour parking” (unless your interview will be 2 hours or less)
  • Diamond Parking has a series of pay parking lots roughly four to six blocks southeast of the building across from Dearborn.
  • Light Rail: stops in bus tunnel – International District Station (5th Ave South and South Jackson Street)
  • Metro Transit Bus: stops in bus tunnel – International District Station (5th Ave South and South Jackson Street)
  • Sounder Train: (stops at 5th Ave South and South Jackson Street)

From the South:

 

1)     Take I-5 North

 

2)     Take exit 164A for Dearborn St toward James St / Madison St

 

3)    Follow signs for Dearborn St

 

4)   Turn right at S Dearborn St

 

5)   Make a U-Turn

 

6)   Turn right at 5th Ave S

 

From the North:

 

1)     Take I-5 South

 

2)     Take the I-90 E exit toward Bellevue / Spokane

 

3)     Keep right at fork, follow signs for Dearborn St

 

4)     Turn Right at S Dearborn St

 

5)     Turn right at 5th Ave S

 

From the Eastside:

 

1)     Take I-90 West

 

2)     Take exit 3B for Rainier Ave N

 

3)     Merge onto Rainier Ave South

 

4)     Turn left at S Dearborn St

 

5)     Turn right at 5th Ave S

 

 

Dinner #17 on October 11, 2012

It’s that time again, Seattle Girl Geeks!

Our next dinner is being hosted by Microsoft’s Online Services Division, Windows, Windows Phone Division and Interactive Entertainment Business on October 11 – and they are mixing it up for us this time around!  Rather than meeting on campus or at a restaurant, we’ll be meeting at the swank new event venue in downtown Seattle, 1927 Events.

Come prepared to enjoy great food, learn first-hand about the exciting new products launching this fall, and win some great prizes!  This event is sure to please, so RSVP today!

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See you next month!

Liz and Stevi

Date:  Thursday, Oct. 11

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location:

1927 Events

1927 3rd Ave / corner of  3rd and Virginia downtown

Seattle, WA

 

Agenda:

6:00 – 6:30pm:  Arrivals, Networking & noshing

6:30pm – 7:00pm:  Welcome & introductions to the evening

7:00 – 8:00pm:  More networking, mixing and learning at the demo area

Parking:

There are four pay public parking lots within one block of 1927 Events. For a map of the area: http://1927events.com/info.html

 
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