Mentorship in Tech Panel


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Navigating the workplace and leveling up is hard for any software engineer, but it can get especially tricky for underrepresented engineers. Let’s change this! Figma is hosting a panel discussion focused on how underrepresented engineers found mentors to improve their skills and what senior engineers looked for when taking a mentee. We will ask questions that break down the best ways to establish a mentor/mentee relationship, the best question to ask your mentor, and the easiest ways to provide value to your mentee!

Our doors will open at 6pm. Be sure to swing by, eat good food, and make new friends! The panel starts at 7pm and will end at 8:30pm. Afterwards you can chat with the panelists and other guests until 9pm.

Speakers List:

Olivia Bishop (Prev: Eng Manager at Facebook)
Olivia recently managed the React Native team at Facebook, and previously worked as an engineer on Android Messenger. 20% of her brain's memory might be allocated to Hamilton lyrics.

Matt Blair (Software Engineer at Figma)
Matt is an Infrastructure Engineer at Figma. He previously led the Site Reliability team at Flipboard. When he's not coding, Matt prefers to swim with fishies.

Dominique DeGuzman (Software Engineer at ‎Twilio, Inc.)
Dominique is an Infrastructure & Security Engineer for Cloud Services at Twilio. In addition, she's an active speaker and organizer in the tech community; she is the SF director for Lesbians Who Tech and organizes Diversity Advocates. Monica Dinculescu (Software Engineer at Google)
Monica is an emojineer at Google. She works on Polymer, web components and Chrome, and has probably at least once broken the Internet for you. She is unreasonably excited about emoji, wary of web fonts, and will become your best friend if you bring her cheese. On second thought, she may be a mouse.

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