5800 Tennyson Pkwy # 600, Plano, TX
We're bringing together speakers from different WIT groups in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, as well as our hosts at Research Now, to help you get your career off to a great start in 2017!
6:00-6:15 - Nametags and seating
6:20-6:40 Keynote, Lauren Hasson -
Lauren is a Dallas-based startup and engineering leader with several award-winning apps to her name. She will be sharing her top three tips to kickstart your career in 2017, get you thinking about how "Code is Your Currency," and show you how to leverage your technical skills to remain a valuable resource in an quickly changing industry.
About Lauren: Lauren is a Dallas-based startup and technology adviser with a background in business, finance, and engineering. Her experience includes time as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley in their Silicon Valley office, as the member of the investment team at HBK Investments, founding a profitable startup, and developing award-winning iOS mobile apps. Lauren holds a degree from Duke University where she completed a triple major with honors in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Economics in just four years.
6:40-7:00 Bri Crow, WITI - "#Ask4More - Career Search Insights" - Bri Crow is the Regional Network Director for Women In Technology International, as well as a career Human Capital expert. Bri will go over the steps you can take to improve your chances of loving your next career position.
7:00-7:20 Carole Bennett, Women Who Code - "How to Prep for Your Next Tech Interview". Carole Bennett is the Senior Director for the Dallas/Ft. Worth Network of Women Who Code, and a career software professional. She'll cover strategies, resources and techniques that will help you face your next tech interview with confidence.
7:20-7:40 Annie Hedgpeth ("Hedgie"), 10th Magnitude - "Transitioning into Tech" - Annie will speak about her journey into technology (from a background in film and art) by learning the InSpec framework, creating a website and using version control for the first time to blog about her journey, and how she attained the skills necessary to become a cloud automation engineer in 4 months.
7:40-8:00 Panel Q&A Our evening's speakers will take questions from attendees on career-related topics.
8:00-9:00 Open Networking and Career Optimization - Danielle Gaither will be available to take LinkedIn headshots for attendees; Research Now HR staff will be available to review and make recommendations on attendee resumes. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and connect with other women in tech.
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