Q3 Dinner: Staying Tech Relevant

Many of us love technology because of the innovation, the variety of different ways to use it, and the fascinating cutting edge developments that come out regularly.  However, this can also make technology difficult to keep up with!

At this quarter's GGD, Jenny Slade, former Communications Director for NCWIT and Senior Writer and Content Manager at Rally Software, will be covering this important question: how do you successfully stay up-to-date on tech, while juggling everything else in your life?

We'll be talking about information sources, how to focus on what's right for your needs/career, and even covering some of the most recent and growing trends in tech.  Join us!

Agenda

6:00-6:30 - Grab some dinner and network with wonderful women

6:30-6:50 - Welcome & Announcements

6:50-7:20 - "Staying Tech Relevant" presentation by Jenny Slade

7:20-7:45 - Q&A

7:45-8:00 - Thanks and wrap-up!

 

Jenny Slade

Jenny Slade is the newly anointed Senior Writer and Content Manager at Rally Software. Formerly she was Communications Director at the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT,) a national nonprofit that works with K-12 organizations, universities, startups, and corporations to increase women's participation in technology and computing. At NCWIT Jenny oversaw all external communications including the website, research reports, marketing campaigns, outreach, PR, and social media strategy. Prior to NCWIT Jenny held project management positions at Wall Street On Demand (now Markit) and CableLabs, and worked as a writer and editor for lifestyle publications. She attended the University of Pennsylvania and studied technical editing at the University of California at Berkeley.

Rally Software - Parking

Free parking and our main entrance are located on the North-East side of the building off Walnut St. Traveling East on Walnut, the building will be on your left and the parking lot entrance will be just past the building across from Rudi's Bakery.

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  • Jenny S.

    Hi folks, if you're interested in where technology intersects with education, philanthropy, data science, or art, don't miss the terrific group of speakers lined up for CU's ATLAS Speaker Series this fall: http://www.colorado.edu/atlas/speakerseries/

    August 19, 2013

  • Terri Lee N.

    Beth Medma - I did not have gmail success, sending my communications to you. Please give an email contact again. [masked] Terri

    July 28, 2013

  • Terri Lee N.

    Thanks Katie, Freya, Amy Benjamin & Jenny Slade- of Rally Software...

    Jenny, the Stay Tech Relevant ppt was "spot on"... your tech & communications warrior wings will carry you many outstanding places in Rally ventures

    July 27, 2013

  • Terri Lee N.

    Terrific..!

    July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great group! Speaker was very innovative and informative. Food was great, Thanks for such a well organized event!

    1 · July 26, 2013

  • Rylee

    WWC Ruby Study group meets this Wednesday in Denver. I hope you can join us!: http://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-Boulder-Denver/events/127761712/

    The Rocky Mountain Ruby conference is September 25-27 in Boulder: http://rockymtnruby.com/
    The scholarship form is here: http://tinyurl.com/2013rmros

    Book group: We'll organize it soon, but feel free to order the book ahead of time! http://www.amazon.com/Ask-For-It-Negotiation-Really/dp/0553384554/

    1 · July 26, 2013

  • Christine H.

    Jenny, that was a fun, interactive presentation. Very cool! Here's that TED talk on the power of video and mobile web: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/chris_anderson_how_web_video_powers_global_innovation.html

    And please come join us in Fort Collins for New Tech http://bdnewtech.com and/or Railsbridge in August! http://www.meetup.com/Boulder-Denver-Railsbridge/

    1 · July 26, 2013

  • Deb F.

    I really enjoyed the presentation, Jenny. Great work Katie. And awesome food. Thank you so much for hosting this.

    July 26, 2013

  • Jenny S.

    Hi everyone, thanks so much for coming! I've posted the preso to Dropbox so you can download it in PPT with links intact. Here it is: http://bit.ly/ggdslade

    1 · July 25, 2013

    • Lisa B.

      Thanks Jenny. Loved your presentation...really made me think!

      July 26, 2013

  • Jill

    Great speaker and interesting points!

    July 25, 2013

  • Deb F.

    Looking forward to this event. Thanks Katie for expanding the slots to add more people.

    July 25, 2013

  • Terri Lee N.

    Great topic for Jenny to address....

    July 25, 2013

  • Rylee

    Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight!

    July 25, 2013

  • Brenda C.

    I am so disappointed that my sitter fell through! :( hopefully someone else will get a chance to go in my place.

    July 24, 2013

  • Katie W.

    Hi ladies - we're working on expanding our spots so we don't have a waiting list. If you know you can't make it, please update your RSVP to match. More to come - thank you!

    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is an awesome topic I look forward to it!

    July 23, 2013

  • Christine S.

    Excited! Former Graphic Designer turned Technology Coordinator for a small pubic charter school. Google Apps for Education pro looking to learn more about networking...

    July 6, 2013

    • Kaitlin

      Hi Christine, your job sounds really interesting. Mind if I pick your brain at the dinner tomorrow night? -Kaitlin

      July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks! Looking forward to it

    July 23, 2013

  • Colleen K.

    Sorry to miss this, will be visiting my state of provenance.

    July 18, 2013

  • Rebecca W.

    I am looking forward to attending.

    July 18, 2013

  • Cynthia K.

    With the new job, Denver is a better location for me.

    July 18, 2013

  • Katie W.

    Hi ladies! Just a quick note on location - after trying a 'mid' point, we're now giving alternating between Denver and Boulder a shot. This quarter we will be in Boulder, at Rally! We welcome your feedback - hope to see you there!

    1 · July 18, 2013

  • Sara

    Unfortunately I won't be able to get up to Boulder. Looking forward to an event in Denver sometime soon!

    July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I cannot make it to Boulder by the start (that evening) with rushhour. Enjoy!

    July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Maybe a future one will be closer to Denver. Driving out to Boulder on a weeknight just doesn't work for me. Maybe next time.

    July 17, 2013

  • Deb Z

    Random question since I have food intolerances... do you happen to know what is being served for dinner?

    July 17, 2013

  • Brenda C.

    This will be my first one. I am an Android mobile developer with some past backend web development experience in .Net and C#

    June 29, 2013

  • Danielle

    Graphic Designer looking to branch into different arenas and extend my knowledge with given skill set.

    June 28, 2013

  • Andrea

    In tech and starting my own business.

    June 20, 2013

  • Jessica S.

    Darnit! I wish I could go but I'm taking Intro to User-Centered Design over at the Art Institute of Colorado.

    June 12, 2013

    • Andrea

      Hi Jessica - I'm interested in UI. could you send me information about the UI class? Thank you! Andrea

      June 20, 2013

  • erin w.

    I'd love to come, but location will be a large deciding factor for me. I'm driving from Boulder and need to get home to a nursing child for bed time so commute time is a factor

    June 12, 2013

  • JeriBeth

    Looking forward to meeting everyone!

    May 6, 2013

  • JeriBeth

    Aspiring coder/developer looking to connect and collaborate with others in the tech industry.

    May 4, 2013

  • Vickie S.

    new to the Tech world and looking forward to meeting other like minded women!

    April 22, 2013

Our Sponsors

  • Code Talent

    Dinner co-sponsor for Q1 2014 event. Thank you!

  • Return Path

    Dinner co-sponsor for Q1 2014 event. Than you!

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