Bay Area Meetup Tech Series #002 - Schoolab SF

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Schoolab San Francisco

400 Montgomery St Suite 1100 & 1200 · San Francisco, CA

How to find us

Once you enter the Building, go to Floor 11th, we'll be waiting for you here. See ya!

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At our second FREE and in-person meetup from the Bay Area Meetup Tech Series, Shawee invites you to connect with the communities and providing reliable, exciting content, with major influencers and speakers from developer communities.


06:00 - 06:30pm - Check-in, opening and introduction

06:30 - 07:00pm - Ballerina: A Modern Programming Language Focused on Cloud Native Applications - Sameera Jayasoma, Director at Ballerina Engineering Team.

07:00 - 07:30pm - Opening Doors to Open Source - Jigyasa Grover, Machine Learning Engineer at Twitter, Red Hat Women Academic Award Winner 2017

07:30 - 08:00pm - Snacks and Coffee break

08:00 - 08:30pm - How to leverage your tech career - Alex Golcalves, Software Engineering Manager at Facebook

08:30 - 09:00pm - Networking


Sameera Jayasoma

Sameera leads the Ballerina engineering team and is the Director of Platform Architecture at WSO2. He is a member of WSO2’s architecture team that drives development and enhancement of overall WSO2 platform capabilities. He is also one of the lead architects behind the WSO2 Carbon, WSO2 Update Manager, and Ballerina language project.

Jigyasa Grover

Red Hat Women in Open Source Academic Award Winner 2017, Google Summer of Code alumna and currently a Machine Learning Engineer at Twitter Inc., Jigyasa Grover is an ardent open source enthusiast and aspires to inspire a powerful bunch of girls and boys alike and help bridge gender gap in technology.

Alex Golcalves

15 years of experience in the Software Development industry, including Mobile (Android, C/C++), Cloud (Java, Google App Engine, Amazon AWS) and Telecom. Inventor of 7 patents owned by Google/Motorola and Facebook (

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