Successful Women in Software Industry

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Block 300 Building

308 SW 2nd Ave, Suite #200 · Portland, OR

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Join us for an insightful discussion panel with women in the software industry. We are delighted to have these lovely ladies recall their journey, discuss their challenges and share their perspectives.

Panel members:

Myllisa Patterson

Marketing Director, CrowdCompass by Cvent

With 15 years of experience in communications and marketing, Myllisa is passionate about building long-lasting relationships between people and brands. A technical marketer at heart, she has a unique approach to combining new media channels with traditional marketing tactics that reach customers and prospects in a meaningful way. Quick to embrace new technology and digital tactics, she’s also committed to empowering marketers and event planners with tools to make their lives easier. Myllisa lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband Brent, daughter Tulley and their two dogs Roscoe and Freddie.

Leah Silber

CEO/Co-Founder, Tilde Inc

Leah is CEO and co-founder at Tilde Inc. (, a member of the Ember.js ( Core Team and an organizer of numerous annual tech conferences. She works with open source projects (like jQuery, Bundler and Handlebars) to help build communities, identities, events and infrastructure. She has a background in marketing and product development at open source-centric engineering companies. She is the author of Event Driven (, the guide to running successful tech events.

Alice Nodelman

Lead QA Automation, Renew Financial

For over a decade, Alice Nodelman has specialized in automated testing of hard-to-test software. She believes that software should keep its promises. She has mocked out online marketplaces, generated giant databases, replicated web browsing, constructed a multi-node, multi-platform, multi-cloud testing system, and otherwise pressed buttons that she shouldn’t have. Currently a Lead QA Automation Engineer with Renew Financial, she is the caretaker of Moose — a Watir based automated application testing tool. Someday she will automate everything.

Megan Bigelow

Manager, Customer Support; Founder PDXWIT; Founder Package from Portland

Megan is the mother of two young children, enjoying any outdoor related activity with her family! She is the Manager of Customer Support at Jama Software, leading a global 24x5 technical team. In 2011, she co-founded PDXWIT (, a monthly networking group with the sole purpose of creating a platform for all women within tech to meet, collaborates, network and make lasting connections. PDXWIT currently has over 1000 members and has been hosted by over 25 tech companies. Lastly, in her spare time, she recently launched Package from Portland (, marrying her love of locally made food items with a subscription service. (

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