• Spring Tech Mixer

    1250 Borregas Ave

    Join us on Thursday March 21st for our Spring Networking Mixer! Kick off the season the right way by connecting with like minded tech professionals and enthusiasts while enjoying free food and drinks! See you there!

  • Women in Tech Panel


    Join us for our first event of 2019! We're hosting a Women in Tech Panel to discuss some of the challenges & successes that a few influential women have seen in the tech space, and what companies can do to empower their female employees and ensure their company has a well rounded perspective. There will be drinks, refreshments, and networking! All attendees must BRING A VALID FORM OF PHOTO I.D. for security check-in or you will not be permitted entry. See you there! Agenda: 6-7PM Networking 7-8PM Panel Discussion 8-8:30pm Audience Q&A 8:30-9pm Networking & Wrap Up Speakers: ~Iris Shields | Senior UX/ UI Architect, AutoGrid https://www.linkedin.com/in/iris-shields-96529523/ Iris is originally from The Netherlands where she studied Information Technology Majoring in Interaction Design. Something we nowadays call UX. After a 3 year stint on the Back End (DB design and development) in a bank in Brussels she decided her heart was on the Front End. From Belgium to the Washington DC and then to California she was able to maintain a hybrid trajectory as Front End Developer/ UI designer to Lead UX Developer/ Designer to Senior UX/ UI Architect. ~Prabitha Ganesh | Director of Platform Infrastructure, Box https://www.linkedin.com/in/prabithaganesh/ Prabitha Ganesh is a seasoned executive and technologist with 20+ years of experience ranging from software development and technical operations to engineering management. She currently serves as Dir. of Platform Infrastructure at Box Inc. and one of her ambitious goal is to increase women’s participation within the TechOps organization. In addition, Prabitha serves as the co-chair for Box’s Women-In-Tech initiative, purpose of which is providing a platform for development and networking opportunities for women in the technology space. Prior to Box Inc., Prabitha worked at companies such as PayPal, HP, Ellie Mae, Ericsson in various engineering positions. ~Dr. Anita Jindal | Director of Engineering, NetApp https://www.linkedin.com/in/anitajindal/ Dr. Anita Jindal is a seasoned business leader with passion for technology and products. She is currently Dir. of Engineering at NetApp, and prior to that held a Sr. Dir. role at Oracle. At NetApp, she leads data science platform and application teams. Her teams have delivered first data science, and microservices platforms at NetApp based on big data & cloud technologies. She has held various engineering leadership positions at Sun where she led her engineering teams to deliver the first specifications and reference implementations for Java Web Services technologies. Anita worked as a Resident Research Associate at Argonne National Lab, where she did extensive research on the application of parallel computing to deduction systems, an area of AI. Anita has multiple software patents and publications and has been a speaker & moderator at STEM and Women In Technology events. Anita is currently serving as a Board Member for STEMentors Silicon Valley that promotes STEM for underrepresented children. Anita holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago. ~Dr. Renu Tewari | Director of Engineering, Cloudera https://www.linkedin.com/in/renu-tewari-4a95b3/ Renu Tewari is currently the Director of Engineering at Cloudera for Stream Processing and Streaming Analytics focusing on all things related to data in motion. Previously, she led the Kafka team at Linkedin and was a Distinguished Research Staff Member at IBM Research working on large scale distributed systems, data management and clustered filesystems. She has a PhD in Computer Science from UT Austin and is on the Big Data advisory board for Rutgers University. She is a strong advocate for women in technology and a champion of STEM for girls. In her spare time she actively volunteers for non-profits associated with childhood education and health while harboring a secret passion for theater and stand-up comedy. Moderator: ~Jennifer Elias | Reporter SV Business Journal

  • Digital Transformation Panel & Workshop {Presented by Kintone}

    Join us and our friends at Kintone on December 6th and be part of the conversation around digital transformation and the shift towards workload automation! SPECIAL FEATURE: Sign up to take part in our workshop to use Kintone's low-code/no-code software here: https://bit.ly/2FPRSjQ - Don't forget to bring your laptop & participate in the workshop for your chance to win a Google Mini or Amazon Echo! Digital Transformation is no longer an option, it's a competitive necessity. Let's talk about the current market trend towards workload automation- how businesses are embracing digital transformation, and what it means for the IT world. PART ONE: Complimentary appetizers, beverages, great networking, and the opportunity to join the conversation about the tech and strategy behind digital transformation. PART TWO: Get interactive with our Kintone workshop/ hackathon! 30 lucky folks will get to use Kintone's low-code/no-code software to drag n drop their way to a prototype! First come first serve, sign up here: https://bit.ly/2FPRSjQ Build your application with the Kintone team in 30 minutes or less- the most creative application receives the GRAND PRIZE of.... either a GOOGLE MINI or AMAZON ECHO! What is a no-code, low-code platform? - Low-code application platforms for business users are transforming organizations large and small across the globe and making them more productive and transparent. Forrester projects the low code application market to reach $15 billion markets by 2021, up from a forecasted $4.35 billion in 2018. Find out what all the fuss is about and learn how to build your own custom applications WITHOUT CODE using Kintone to manage your business or operations more efficiently. - This workshop is a professional development opportunity, and with the rise of low code no code platforms, a lot of organizations are making the move towards workload automation & digital transformation. Agenda 6-7pm Networking 7-8pm Digital Transformation & Workload Automation Panel 8-9pm Workshop & Networking Speakers: Anil Somani | Chief Transformation Officer, Altimetrik https://www.linkedin.com/in/asomani/ Dave Landa | CEO, Kintone https://www.linkedin.com/in/davelanda/ Gil Allouche | CEO, Metadata.io https://www.linkedin.com/in/gilallouche/ Moderator: Shiraz Mahomed | Director of Digital Transformation, Cloud9 Services https://www.linkedin.com/in/msmahomed/ Kintone is a provider of a no-code application development platform and toolkit that quickly connects, organizes, and visualizes information and workflows. Custom applications built with Kintone range from CRM, project management, asset management, supply chain management, and much more. Kintone has been recognized by Gartner, Forrester, Forbes and CIO Applications. See more here: https://www.kintone.com/ If you don't have a Meetup account, don't worry! You can grab an Eventbrite ticket here: https://bit.ly/2RSklHz

  • 3rd Annual Timmy Awards

    Building 1, Cafe 1, SAP Palo Alto

    Tech in Motion is proud to present Silicon Valley's 3rd Annual Timmy Awards! The Timmy Awards by Tech in Motion is an awards ceremony recognizing some of the best places for tech professionals to work in Silicon Valley. While many tech awards are given to brilliant individuals and their technological advancements, the Timmy Awards aim to recognize those who employ those technologists, the companies and managers supporting and driving the innovation. **This year's winners and runners up can be found at https://hubs.ly/H0d3jKJ0or viewed in the photos section below after they are announced live on October 19th. 2018 Timmy Award Finalists: Silicon Valley's Best Tech Manager: https://bit.ly/2IR9OIN Silicon Valley’s Tech Startup: https://bit.ly/2CIXoCk Silicon Valley Tech Work Culture: https://bit.ly/2NDzbi6 Silicon Valley's Best Tech Workplace Diversity: https://bit.ly/2CEuB1P To view a full list of finalists in all award categories, check out the photos below. Awards Ceremony Details: RSVP to save your seat at our 2018 awards ceremony on October 18th. The evening will kick off with champagne, appetizers, and networking! The award ceremony will take place mid-evening to reveal the runners up & winners in all 2018 award categories. A celebration will follow exulting the best and the brightest in tech; especially our Timmy’s finalists and recipients! Agenda: 6-7:30PM Check-in, networking, food & drinks 7:30-8:30PM Ceremony Begins 8:30-9PM Networking & wrap- up 2018 Judging Panel & Presenters: - Kamal Kharrat | Senior Director of HeartFlow https://www.linkedin.com/in/kamal-kharrat-b544495/ -Steven Morin | CTO of Tripping.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevebmorin/ -Zachary Zielezinski | CEO of Declara www.linkedin.com/in/zachary-zielezinski-9988a1 -Gary Guseinov | Managing Director & Founder of International Equity Partners www.linkedin.com/in/garyguseinov/ 2018 Ceremony Host: -Kathleen Murray - COO of SAP Silicon Valley Labs https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathleen-onuma-murray-5714a1/ Check out our website for more information regarding award criteria, past winners, and so much more!: https://hubs.ly/H0d3jKJ0 ---- Interested in Covering the Timmy Awards? Provide your details here and we will get in touch as soon as possible: https://hubs.ly/H0d3j-50 As always, we would like to thank our creators Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates for making the Timmy Awards possible. Interested in partnering with the Timmy's? Contact Us! (https://hubs.ly/H0d3jYj0) BIG THANKS to our partners at SAP for hosting our 3rd Annual Timmy Awards! SAP (https://www.sap.com/index.html) is the world’s largest business software company and believes innovation is more than developing software, it's developing breakthrough technologies and best practices that help the world run better and improve people’s lives. As a company that serves many of the world’s leading organizations, SAP has a lot of opportunities to impact people and society at large. Customers look to SAP to help them Run Simple and seamlessly connect people and technology, real-time. SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition, operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com (http://www.sap.com/) Thank you to Scholar Wine for being our fantastic beverage partner! Interested in Covering the Timmy Awards? Provide your details here and we will get in touch as soon as possible: https://hubs.ly/H0d3j-50 As always, we would like to thank our creators Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates for making the Timmy Awards possible. Interested in partnering with the Timmy's? Contact Us: https://hubs.ly/H0d3jYj0

  • Master of Chaos: Data Science Panel Presented by Walmart Labs

    Don't miss our Data Science Discussion Panel Presented by Walmart Labs! We'll be talking to data science experts about chaos engineering and more! Join us for a night of discussion, learning, networking, pizza and beer! Agenda: **all attendees will need to sign a NDA and photo release form for Walmart Labs upon arrival** Forms are available to view as photos below! 6- 7pm: Networking 7-8pm: Panel Discussion 8-8:30pm Audience Q&A 8:30-9pm Networking & Wrap Up Moderator: Rhonda Avlonitis | Software Engineering Cloud Native Enablement at Walmart Global eCommerce Rhonda joined Walmart in 2015, she is responsible for Cloud Native Enablement Architecture, Opensource, Training and Governance for e-Commerce and Retail applications in the Cloud. Prior to joining Walmart, Rhonda lead Application Centric Infrastructure (SDN) at Cisco Systems along with Data Center Resiliency Programs for Cisco.com. She is passionate about Women in Engineering and leads Women of Walmart, a forum for the empowerment of Women in Engineering and tech roles. Speakers: Vilas Veeraraghavan | Director of Engineering, Walmart Labs Vilas joined Walmart Labs in 2017 and leads the teams responsible for the Testing and Deployment pipelines for eCommerce and Stores. Prior to joining Walmart Labs, he had long stints at Comcast and Netflix where he wore many hats as Automation, Performance and Failure testing lead. He loves breaking things and debugging complex workflows in distributed application ecosystems Manjunath Vasishta | Director of Data Science & Engineering, Malwarebytes Manjunath is the Director of Data Science and Engineering group at Malwarebytes. He has over 15 years of experience in the field of Information Technology with a strong track record in building Big Data, Data Science, Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing solutions. Currently he is managing a highly energetic team of data engineers, web engineers, data analysts and data scientist in building and managing world class Big Data infrastructure and enabling business in harnessing power of data with machine learning and AI. He holds Bachelor of Engineering degree in Information Science from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India. Vaidyanath Venkitasubramanian | Director of Machine Learning, Course Hero Vaidyanath joined CourseHero in 2017 and leads the applied machine learning team. Prior to this, he worked at various companies including Eventbrite and Verizon in various data engineering and data science roles. He loves thinking about education policy and using machine learning and NLP to solve interesting challenges in education. Panel Questions: 1. How has data science progressed throughout your career? 2. What does chaos engineering mean to you? Are you using it yet? If so, in what way? 3. What problems are you currently solving? 4. How has data science played a role in your field and where do you see it going? 5. When do you start chaos engineering? 6. Is chaos engineering just stress testing? One brand. One experience. Walmart Labs is the technology arm of Walmart reimagining retail for 260 million daily shoppers. Their teams of engineers, designers, and product leaders are experimenting for a smarter future—where online and in-store shopping is an interconnected, consistent, and customer-first experience. https://www.walmartlabs.com **We currently have two staffing firms dedicated to offering career counseling services to our members, so we ask that recruiters not join this group. Any outside recruiter will be removed, thank you for understanding!

  • Let's Talk Ops: DevOps Panel Discussion (Presented by BMC)

    DevOps is a complex and broad methodology, so Tech in Motion has invited a panel of experts to share their knowledge on July 26th at our DevOps panel discussion brought to you by BMC Software! Bring your questions, and get ready to dive into the operations side of DevOps with your local tech community. Join us for food, drinks, networking, and discussion! BMC will raffle off a drone at this event! You must be present to enter and win, so RSVP today! ~Agenda 6-7pm Event Kick off & Networking 7-8pm Intros & Panel Discussion 8-8:30pm Audience Q&A 8:30-9pm Networking & Wrap Up Panel discussion will include the following topics: 1. How do you define dev-ops? 2. How do you see transitioning from a traditional IT Ops structure? 3. How is the “Ops” role being addressed? 4. Which teams are you focusing on for your DevOps adoption? 5. Are you absorbing everything into an automated toolchain/Software Development Life Cycle or will there still be multiple paths to production? 6. Is your company bringing forth best practices or are they allowing their own devops engineers to shape their own culture? 7. If everyone builds/chooses different stuff, who supports it all as personnel changes? ~Moderator: Joe Goldberg | Innovation Evangelist Joe is an IT professional with several decades of experience in the design, development, implementation, sales and marketing of enterprise solutions to Global 2000 organizations. Joe has been active in helping BMC products leverage new technology to deliver market-leading solutions with a focus on Workload Automation, Big Data, Cloud and DevOps. ~Panelists: Vijay Tatkar | Director, Oracle Management Cloud Vijay is a Director of Product Management for Oracle Management Cloud. Vijay has over 29 years of industry experience, about 25+ years of those managing developers and development tools engineering. He has worked in, and managed, Developer Tools, Analyzers and Cloud computing tools in the past. Rapid changes in developer trends to DevOps, Microservices driven architectures and Cloud and making sense of the enormous amount of data generated has drawn Vijay to Oracle Systems & Security Management Cloud (OMC) In his time outside work, Vijay enjoys hiking the wonderful California landscape, music and is an avid fan of Cricket. Robert Birnie | VP of Site Operations, ThreatMetrix Robert is a VP of Operations at Threatmetrix where he manages the infrastructure, production engineering, and networking teams. He has been working in operations and IT since he was 16 and following DevOps closely since 2011. His current position has been the uphill battle of pushing through DevOps adoption at a company that became comfortable throwing things over a trans-pacific fence. Kamal Kharrat | Senior Director and Cloud Architect, HeartFlow Kamal Kharrat is Senior Director and Cloud Architect at Heartflow where he manages DevOps and Production IT Services. HeartFlow is a medical technology company transforming the way cardiovascular disease is diagnosed and treated. With over 25 years of experience, Kharrat is known as a change agent, innovator and architect transforming organizations from traditional development practices to a modern set of culture, principles, tools and processes. He was an early adopter and evangelist of software-defined networking. Kharrat sits on Customer Advisory Boards at Dome9 and Cisco BMC is a global leader in innovative software solutions that enable businesses to transform into digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive advantage. Our Digital Enterprise Management solutions are designed to fast track digital business from mainframe to mobile to cloud and beyond. http://www.bmc.com/ *We currently have two staffing firms dedicated to offering career counseling services to our members, so we ask that recruiters not join this group. Any outside recruiter will be removed, thank you for understanding!

  • Artificial Intelligence Drone Demo & Drinks

    Coding DOJO Silicon Valley

    Are you interested in drones + AI technology? See first-hand how they work together at our drone demo event on June 21st partnered with Skydio at Coding Dojo’s San Jose campus! Experience the “self-flying camera” yourself and get a chance to interact with this exciting technology while networking and enjoying some refreshments. Agenda: 6:00PM-6:15PM- Event kick off & Check-In 6:15PM-7:00PM- Skydio Presentation 7:00PM-8:00PM- Drone Demo Outdoor/Indoor 8:00PM-9:00PM- Networking & Wrap-Up We hope to see you there! Skydio is an AI robotics company based in Redwood City that brought us the first fully autonomous flying camera. Their drones are equipped with the unique technology to navigate intelligently and predict its subject's route. Check them out here: https://bit.ly/2ECv71E Free parking in the Coding Dojo plaza

  • Tech in Motion Dev-"Hops" Networking Mixer

    Clandestine Brewing

    Love to talk about tech? Start spring off the Tech in Motion way! Join us for our first networking mixer of the year! Come out April 25th to Clandestine Brewing in Downtown San Jose for our Dev-"Hops" Networking Mixer! Meet and network with like-minded individuals, and have great conversations while enjoying refreshments. See you There! As always we would like to thank our sponsors Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates for sponsoring this month’s event. **We currently have two staffing firms dedicated to offering career counseling services to our members, so we ask that recruiters not join this group. Any outside recruiter will be removed, thank you for understanding!

  • Silicon Valley Mobile Growth | Tech in Motion Events

    **We are taking RSVP here: http://bit.ly/RSVPtoMobileGrowth Tech in Motion Silicon Valley is thrilled to be partnering up with Branch for our first Mobile Growth Meetup! It will be a night of growth stories and strategies with mobile experts from eBay and Poshmark. We will be kicking off the evening with some beer, soft drinks, and pizza, and then hear lessons and best practices for app growth. Our panel of experts will cover everything from organic and paid user acquisition, retention and engagement strategies, and more! Agenda 6:30pm: Check-in + Networking 7:00pm: Welcome and Introductions 7:15pm: Mobile Growth Panel 7:50pm: Q&A from Audience 8:00pm: Wrap up + Networking Meet our panel of experts: Michelle Huynh | Senior Growth Manager at Poshmark A Senior Growth Manager at Poshmark, the largest social marketplace to buy and sell fashion. She specializes in paid growth (mobile app and web), web conversions and SEO. James Meeks | Head of Mobile at eBay A visionary & innovative digital product executive that is currently focused on all things mobile at eBay. Previously, he was the Head of Product | Mobile as JCPenny and a Product Leader | Mobile Commerce at Citi. Sabari Devadoss | Principal Product Manager at Mobil Sabari has been leading consumer and small business products for over 15 years at companies like Loudcloud, Yahoo! and Intuit. He is currently driving products for the iOS platform for Realtor.com where he is leveraging his passion for mobile to solve problems in home buying. Rainer Leeb | Senior Director of Growth SoundHound. SoundHound Inc.is the leading innovator in voice-enabled AI and conversational intelligence technologies. He’s currently leading an agile team of marketers and growth engineers to drive global app downloads and increase engagement and monetization of the product portfolio. As always we would like to thank our sponsors Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates for sponsoring this month’s event. BIG THANKS to Branch for partnering on this event! --- **We are taking RSVP here: http://bit.ly/RSVPtoMobileGrowth --- **We currently have two staffing firms dedicated to offering career counseling services to our members, so we ask that recruiters not join this group. Any outside recruiter will be removed, thank you for understanding!

  • The Future of Cyber Security


    Cyber security has been making headlines for quite some time from the DDos attacks to changes in our administration. Our expert panelists will provide an in depth look into this industry and its increasing importance. Join us for our first Tech in Motion event of 2018 at ITU in San Jose! Schedule: 6:00pm to 7:00pm: Refreshments/Networking 7:00pm to 8:00pm: Tech talk begins 8:00pm to 8:10pm: Q&A session 8:10pm to 8:30pm: Event concludes/Networking Meet our moderator: Kyle Martinez / Learning & Development at Malwarebytes During the last 10 years Kyle has trained business professionals and groups spread across multiple industries, and built learning & development programs to support both start-ups and large organizations. Before joining Malwarebytes, he helped enable the sales organization at Microsoft for more than 5 years. At Malwarebytes, Kyle runs the new employee onboarding program, and assists in the L&D initiatives for the global organization. He also helped launch and currently manages the Malwarebytes Cares philanthropy program. Meet our speakers: Oliver Tavaloki / Chief Technology Officer at Vectra Networks Oliver Tavakoli is chief technology officer at Vectra. Oliver is a technologist who has alternated between working for large and small companies throughout his 25-year career – he is clearly doing the latter right now. Prior to joining Vectra, Oliver spent more than seven years at Juniper as chief technical officer for the security business. He joined Juniper as a result of its acquisition of Funk Software, where he was CTO and better known as developer #1 for Steel-Belted Radius. Prior to joining Funk Software, Oliver co-founded Trilogy Inc. and prior to that, he did stints at Novell, Fluent Machines and IBM. Andrew Scully / Senior Director - Security Intelligence and Operations Andrew Scully is an information security professional with 14 years’ experience building and delivering security and technical outcomes aligned for both the commercial, military and government sectors. Andrew has successfully led large scale structural, technical, and cultural security transformations for the Royal Australian Air Force, Blue Coat Systems and Symantec. Currently, Andrew is responsible for all operational and risk management aspects of Symantec’s internal information security practice including the Joint Security Operations Centre (Converged Physical and Cyber), Incident Response, Forensics, Threat Intelligence, eDiscovery and Purple Teaming. He regularly briefs senior leadership on risk issues while helping lead and work with the best cyber security team in the industry. Adam Kujawa / Director of Malware Intelligence at Malwarebytes Adam Kujawa is the Director of Malware Intelligence at Malwarebytes, with over 13 years of experience fighting malware behind the scenes and on the front lines. He has spent time analyzing threats of an APT/State Sponsored nature as well as threats to consumers for both government and private industry. In addition to research and analysis, he has provided conference talks and developed technical courses on topics from basic to advanced malware analysis, malware evolution and threat intelligence. He has had articles published in Wired, SC Magazine, TechCrunch and other notable tech publications as well as being frequently quoted on matters of computer security by news organizations, including CNN and The Register. ------- As always we would like to thank our sponsors Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates for sponsoring this month’s event. BIG THANKS to our partners at ITU for hosting our Cyber Security Tech Talk! ITU (https://itu.edu/) is an accredited university offering an industry-linked education in engineering, business, and digital arts. *We currently have two staffing firms dedicated to offering career counseling services to our members, so we ask that recruiters not join this group. Any outside recruiter will be removed, thank you for understanding!