[Irving] Tech Talk -Guest Speaker: Liz Fong-Jones

Women Who Code Dallas/Ft. Worth
Women Who Code Dallas/Ft. Worth
Public group

Presidio

7701 Las Colinas Ridge #600 · Irving, TX

How to find us

Take the Elevator to the 6th Floor!

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Details

Come out to Presidio for a special guest speaker--Liz Fong-Jones!

Presidio is our host and will provide food at this event.
Parking is free and available within the business parking lot.

Agenda for the night:

6:30pm-7:00pm - Arrive/Mingle/ Snack
7:00pm-7:15pm - WWCode Intro/Mission
7:15pm-8:15pm - Tech Talk by Liz Fong-Jones
8:15-8:30pm - Mingle/Exit
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Talk Description:

Our job as engineers does not stop with eliminating technical defects and ensuring high reliability. Engineers of all kinds must ensure their work serves the public good. A service that reliably harms, exacerbates injustices, or excludes marginalized groups is not a service worth building and maintaining. Learn how to effectively accomplish change in your working conditions or your employer's products through grassroots employee advocacy.

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Bio of Liz Fong-Jones:

Liz is a developer advocate, labor and ethics organizer, and Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) with 15+ years of experience. She is an advocate at Honeycomb.io for the SRE and Observability communities, and previously was an SRE working on products ranging from the Google Cloud Load Balancer to Google Flights.

She lives in Brooklyn with her wife Elly, metamours, and a Samoyed/Golden Retriever mix, and in San Francisco and Seattle with her other partners. She plays classical piano, leads an EVE Online alliance, and advocates for transgender rights as a board member of the National Center for Transgender Equality.

More details on Liz can be found here: https://www.lizthegrey.com/