Tag Archives: Tech Talk

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

Eventbrite - Seattle Girl Geek Dinner #41

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

Eventbrite - Seattle Girl Geek Dinner #39

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

Eventbrite - Seattle Girl Geek Dinner #37

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.“

 

Dinner #35 on September 24, 2015

Amazon is excited to host the Girl Geek Dinner for September on our South Lake Union Campus. The evening will include networking, food and drinks followed by tech talks and Q&A. There will be a raffle at the end for those in attendance.

Topic: Women Who Own at Amazon

When: September 24th 6pm-8pm

Where: Amazon Campus in the Arizona Building located at 207 Boren Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109

What to Bring: Your photo ID – Visitors: Please bring your photo ID to a visitor badge through Amazon Reception located on the first floor.

 

Eventbrite - Seattle Girl Geek Dinner #32

 

Parking Validation: Amazon will reimburse for the parking in the building. The building parking garage entrance is located on Thomas Street between Terry and Boren along with street parking available around the building

Please join Amazon for the evening of networking and conversation focused on technical and career development.

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.