How Remote Work Helps Women

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Come and join Women Who Code Sofia to learn how remote work helps women and their careers in tech. You will meet Asia Lindsay and Filip Yankov from Toptal.

Asia Lindsay, Europe Community Lead at Toptal
Born in Hong Kong, schooled at Oxford and now living everywhere and nowhere as a digital nomad, Asia leads the Europe community for Toptal, a network of the top 3% of developers and designers. Prior to Toptal she worked on growing the community at TED and Thousand Network. You can learn more about her on Twitter: @asialindsay

Filip Yankov
Filip is one of the people that we can call “machines”, he is currently working in Toptal, a community of the top 3% of talent(developers, designers and financial experts) in the world. He has an industry experience in SAP, VMware in Sofia, Microsoft and a few startups in Silicon Valley. He holds masters degree in AI from Sofia University and additionally specialized in Advanced AI track in Stanford taught by Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig. In the last 8 years Phil is also teaching various software engineering courses in university and other private academies. Phil is also a worldwide winner of NASA Space Apps Challenge in 2015. Before going to university he was not into computers but into interior/exterior design and want to show you what are the right skills to become a master in any field.

In this talk, Asia and Filip will share:
- statistics of how many women make up the tech workforce and why diversity is important
- Toptal's women initiatives that aim to promote diversity
- what are the benefits of remote work, especially for women

Share your own story

We want to give the opportunity to those of our members and supporters who want to share a personal story or experience on the meetup's topic. This part of our February event will start with Alex Todorov.

Alex has been testing open source software for the past 10+ years and is responsible for finding more than 1600 bugs! He was the installation test lead for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 during the entire lifecycle of the product! He likes everything open source and is heavily involved in many communities in Bulgaria. During the last 9 years Alex has been working remotely from a variety of locations. He will share his personal experience with remote work and discuss some practical aspect of being a freelancer.


17:30 - 18:00 - arrival and networking
18:00 - 18:45 - What works for Women at Work with Asia and Filip from Toptal
18:45 - 19:15 - Share Your Own Story, starting with Alex Todorov
19:15 - 20:00 - networking