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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 #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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