Lightning Talks: 3D Technology, Imposter Syndrome, Design Systems & More!

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200 Adelaide Street West, Suite #200

Tip: Intelliware's office is about a 5 minute walk away from Osgoode Station and St. Andrew's Station

Once you get to Intelliware, you'll head up to the 2nd floor where you'll be greeted by the WomenWhoCode team. You can fill out a name tag and then head over to refreshments for some light food and drinks. We'll kick off the talks around 6:45PM.
Accessibility Note: While there are elevators in the building, you'll need to go up a flight of stairs before accessing the elevators.

1️⃣ Will it blend? New Trends in 3D Technology
[BC Holmes]
We’ve historically imagined 3D as something that’s interesting in the Animation and games industry, but it’s increasingly creeping out of those spaces into other types of apps and applications such as AR/VR and so forth. In this talk, I’ll discuss some interesting new developments in 3D including the recent release of Blender 2.8.

2️⃣ Designing Systems to be Inclusive
[Donna Vitan]

3️⃣ Hacking Imposter Syndrome
[Natalie Chin]
70% of people have experienced imposter syndrome at least once in their lives. It’s this nagging feeling that we think someone else might find out that we’re a “fake,” that our achievements are solely due to luck and nothing to do with our talent, skill, or effort. Luckily in recent years, people have started to slowly become more vocal about the feelings of imposter syndrome - but there’s a lot more value is in sharing experiences and strategies (“hacks”) for dealing with it. During this talk, I’d like to share hacks I use in hopes that you can use them, or use them to help you find what works for you.

4️⃣ Site Reliability Engineering Thinking for Everyone
[Stella Kim]

5️⃣ Responsible AI, The use case for diversity & inclusion in technology
[Morgan Klein-MacNeil]

6:15PM - 6:45PM: Sign in & Networking
6:45PM - 8:15PM: Lightning Talks
8:15PM - 8:45PM: Wrap Up

BC Holmes
(Chief Technologist at Intelliware)
BC often works with leading-edge technologies. She led the team that implemented the first web-banking application in Canada, and implemented systems that allow you to buy a Coke with your cellphone – in ancient times (back in the year 2000). She has over 25 years of software development experience; 17 of those years have been with Intelliware. BC has a Bachelor of Math from the University of Waterloo.

Donna Vitan
(Senior Interaction Designer at TELUS Digital)
Dedicated to the craft of human centered design, in finding opportunities to remove barriers and helping people get things done. Also believes that Chatime is the best bubble tea, and often gets triple tapioca.

Natalie Chin
(Software Developer and College Professor at George Brown College)
Natalie is currently teaching at one of the first blockchain programs of its kind in the world. At STK, she built a solution on Ethereum, allowing cryptocurrency purchases to be made in real time. Natalie is also an avid hackathon organizer and attendee. She led DeltaHacks and Stackathon, both events meant to inspire and educate new developers. She is always passionate about learning the newest technology, and finding ways to better use technology in real world applications.

Stella Kim
(Engineering Lead at Ada & Director at WomenWhoCode)
Stella is working at Ada to increase her team's resiliency, as well as the services they build. Previously, she directly improved the maintainability, performance, and monitoring of multiple services at Shopify.

Morgan Klein-MacNeil
(AVP, Air Canada Partnership & Loyalty Program Technology)
Morgan Klein-MacNeil is the AVP of Credit Cards Technology at TD Bank. In her current role, Morgan leads a matrixed team of 200 technology professionals focused on delivering the new Air Canada cobrand program. She joined TD in 2011, after completing a Bachelor of Commerce with a minor in Computer Science from Queen’s University.