Geekon Talk presents Rachel Mellon, Co-Director of she++

  • January 16, 2014 · 6:00 PM

Come hear about an insuring community for women in technology named she++, presented by the co-director, Rachel Mellon.

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she++ was founded in January 2012 as Stanford's first conference on women in technology. Since that first conference in April 2012, she++ has expanded into a full-fledged community that inspires and empowers women with computer science. In the past year, she++ has hosted a second conference (April 2013), released she++: The Documentary, organized a Mentorship program, and launched the #include Fellowship Program for high school students. For more information, please visit us at

About the Speakers:
Rachel Mellon is a sophomore at Stanford University majoring in Computer Science (with a focus in information) and minoring in Spanish. She is currently Co-Director of she++ and Co-Director of the #include Fellowship Program for high school students. In 2013, she interned at Google in Ads Infrastructure. She is also a Generation Google Scholarship Recipient. Rachel enjoys reading Science Fiction, singing, and analyzing movies.

Helen Hastings is the she++ Director of Finance. She is currently a sophomore at Stanford University majoring in computer science. She grew up in Northern Virginia and was lucky to go to a high school which offered many unique computer science classes, and wants all young students to be given similar opportunities.  She's also a Bay Area Coordinator for Pilot, and works for Stanford's Virtual Reality Lab.

Gabbi Fisher is a freshman at Stanford University considering majors in Computer Science and Public Policy. She is currently a Research Lead for She++'s Video Library, as well as a committee member of Stanford in Government. In the past, she has done research on online civic society at UNICEF and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Nothing gets her more excited than new issues of the New Yorker and WIRED magazines.

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