Rebekah Bastian, Zillow, VP of Product Teams - Speak Up!
Sharing ideas, jumping into debates, and asking for what you want professionally can be scary. But speaking up in these situations is so important, especially in so many fast-moving tech companies where decisions can be made quickly and opportunities given to those that show eagerness. I’ll talk about my successes - and failures - with making my ideas and ambitions heard through my career, as well as ideas for busting through the communication comfort zone.
Maria McKinley, Disney, Sr Software Engineer - Tech career transitions: Academia to Industry
"After over 10 years in academia, I recently made the transition to industry. It was a long, hard road, and I learned a lot. I am hoping to make your road a little shorter and less painful by sharing the lessons I have learned. Whether you are also transitioning or whether you are just thinking about your career as a software developer, there should be useful information for you in this talk."
1. Yihua Leng - Using Machine Learning Algorithms to Analyze Women in the Workforce
2. Joanna Power - Getting Excited about Unit Testing
Thank you to Zillow for hosting, sponsoring refreshments, and help organizing!