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An Evening with Salesforce + Lightning Talks

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2nd Floor, Bentima House, 168-172 Old Street, EC1V 9BP · London

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The venue is less than 5 minutes walk away from Old Street Underground station.

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An Evening with Salesforce + Lightning Talks
(The schedule for the talks, networking, drinks & food (we promise it's not going to be pizza!) are at the bottom of this section. There is no need to bring a laptop.)

This is an event that we started discussing with Salesforce since mid last year and we've finally come to an agreement on date.

Intended Audience - Developers and Non-Developers alike. This is an evening for us to network, so if you are a developer looking for people/companies to work with, someone who wants to learn how to code and want to find out more or a founder/cofounder looking for developers, come to this event and mingle and enjoy some delicious food and drinks.

This event is intended exclusively for those who identify as female.

Rough Schedule :
6:30pm - 7:00pm - Networking/Food/Drinks/Intro to Event/Announcements
7:00pm - 7:30pm - Lightning Talks
7:30pm - 8:00pm - Salesforce Speaker/s
8:00pm - 8:15pm - Q&A
8:15pm - 9:00pm - More Networking/Food/Drinks

Salesforce Speakers / Panelists

Jodi Wagner is a Manager at Cloud Sherpas and has been implementing Salesforce solutions for the last 11 years, globally. Jodi has worked primarily in the insurance and wealth management industries and currently holds three Salesforce certifications.

Tori Sansom is a Technical Consultant at Acumen Solutions, a london based business Consultancy. Tori predominantly works on the Salesforce platform and has run many projects across a wide spectrum of industries. She comes from a consultancy background and thrives on helping others and continuously wants to grow and learn in the industry.

Amy Grenham is the Head of Marketing at Salesforce Consultancy Partner, Desynit. Her role is to bring the joy of technology to a wider audience through great content. Her mission is give everyone the information they need, to get the most from the Salesforce platform for their business. Amy also runs the Salesforce User Group for Bristol & the South West.

Jenny Bamber is a cloud service administrator at Salesforce Consultancy Partner, Desynit. As a certified Salesforce Administrator she has a passion to support fellow super-star admins and users in the cloud. Jenny spreads her Salesforce love via a weekly blog series - Jenny’s Admin Tips, designed to provide the latest updates and tips to help her fellow Admins along their Salesforce journey.

Tracy Keeling is a Functional Consultant at Platinum Partner Brightgen, her current role is very varied from supporting customers with live issues, Pre sales advice for customers, to actually building and salesforce to meet the customers needs. Previously she worked for a Financial company where she implemented Salesforce as she learnt the system herself.

Pauline Dufour works in the Salesforce Developer Marketing team as the Events program manager for Europe. She is making her first steps as a coder and is very supportive of the women in tech community.

Lightning Talk Speakers
In addition to the main speakers from Salesforce, we also have lightning speakers from our own community. We will have 5 Lightning Speakers (each given 5 minutes to talk about a topic of their choice). If you would like to do a full talk / conduct a workshop / deliver a lightning talk (5 minutes) on any tech topic in the future, email us at [masked].

Lightning Talk 1 - "How to Become a Junior Developer" by Nicola Aitken

After 2 years as a project manager for Rolls Royce following university Nicola decided her most important project was life, so she quit her job to study at a web development bootcamp. She now works as an API integrations engineer at Geckoboard. Nicola will be talking about the stuff she wishes she had known before she started her first developer job.

Lightning Talk 2 - "Ruby on Rails Techniques" by Claire Tran

Claire has been building web applications for the last 8 years in Australia for a range of industries such as Travel, Radio, Gaming and Media. She has been involved with Women Who Code, Rails Installfest and Rails Girls in Sydney. She is now based in London and is one of the City Leads of WWC London. She also crafts and loves fitness! Claire will look into some techniques that can be applied to Ruby on Rails apps - on how to address performance and methods to grow from a single server database app to bigger apps.

Lightning Talk 3 - "Commit Code with Confidence" by Stephanie Shupe

Stephanie is a senior software engineer at Lookout in San Francisco and an advisor to Women Who Code. Over the course of her software engineering career the single most valuable thing she has applied to her work is testing. Stephanie will be talking about how to improve the quality of your code through testing, which leads to submitting your code more confidently!

Lightning Talk 4 - Parent-Cubator by Ann Nkune

Ann is the Director of Bloomsbury Babies, a social enterprise dedicated to supporting parents and carers to work flexibly in Central London. They run Parent-Cubator, an innovative group for parents setting up their own businesses services, with a free creche on site. Their Parent Workspaces combine friendly, creative co-working spaces with creches, activities and an opportunity for parents to network, exchange ideas, promote and develop new services. They are supported by RBS, Business in the Community, The Winch and RSA.

Lightning Talk 5 - MVP and Building Great Products for Users by Olivia Graham

Olivia is a Software Engineer at Next Jump for the past 2 years. Since graduating, she has grown in different ways in a professional environment, and will be sharing one of the most valuable things she has learned about MVP and building great products for users (how to iterate quickly, gather feedback and how to build awesome products).


There's also talks of Salesforce swags being given away to attendees that evening, so don't miss the event! :)

See you there!