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Building Performant Large-Scale React Apps & Embracing Public Speaking
Speakers: Jennifer Kim (, Startup Advisor at Mission Driven, presents: "Why More Women Should Embrace Public Speaking" The winds of change are blowing in Silicon Valley. In the time of #MeToo and #TimesUp, women are more ready than ever to step into leadership and thrive in systems that have historically not set them up for success. One piece of advice have been long been told to hard workers of all genders: ""just go heads down and you will eventually be rewarded."" In a purely fair system maybe, but that's not how it works in the real world. Women have to advocate for themselves, and developing public speaking skills is one of the best strategies to take control of your own career. Jennifer Kim, former Head of Employee Experience & Development Lever, will give a talk on why women more women should embrace public speaking, no matter where you're starting from. In addition to her People duties, Jen also led Diversity & Inclusion at Lever, and her work led to the company reaching 50:50 gender balance across the company. Ellie Day (, Software Engineer at Atlassian, presents: "Building Performant Large-Scale React Apps" While React is known to be quite speedy, if you’re not aware of some performance gotchas, you can end up with a slow moving application that won’t meet the needs of your users. This is especially true for large, UI heavy React Apps. This talk will first give an overview of web performance and the tools available to help identify issues. Then it will dive into React-specific performance concerns and provide fixes that will keep your app feeling fast. Schedule: 6:30-7:00 Registration and Dinner 7:00-7:15 Career Lightning Talk 7:15-8:00 Tech Talk 8:00-9:00 Networking and Coding time Dinner (not pizza!) and Drinks provided by Mavenlink ( Gluten-free and vegetarian options will be available.


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What we're about

Women Level Up ( aims to empower software engineers and web developers who identify as female, non-binary, and/or are from underrepresented backgrounds, through education, networking, and mentorship. While there is a plethora of amazing tech meetups available, we noticed a need for something geared towards people who identify as mid-level or have some experience already working as a programmer.

Maybe you graduated from a bootcamp a few years ago and have already had a couple jobs. Maybe you’ve been junior awhile and want to be mid-level. Maybe you’re mid-level and want to be senior. Maybe you want to be the next team lead. We want to help you get there! We intend to build out the technical component of our meetup to really challenge you and level up your skills.

This meetup is sponsored by Mavenlink ( If you are interested in learning more about MavenEngineering, please visit


Diversity in Tech: Women Level Up is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of meetup participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any meetup, including its talks and online presence. Meetup participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the meetup at the discretion of the meetup organizers.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the meetup organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the meetup.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an organizer of Women Level Up immediately. To report harassment via email, you can email the organizers at

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