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Tech Talks

We have fantastic speakers lined up for our first Tech Talk event!

Lara Swanson
Engineering Manager of Performance at Etsy

Lara Swanson champions page load time, experiment-driven design, and delivering a consistent experience to screens of all sizes, and also curates (and contributes to) CSS3 Geometry. Lara will discuss Designing for Performance. She has a book coming out soon on the topic. Get an early release ebook or pre-order the book from O'Reilly. Lookout for Lara at Google I/O, Fluent, Velocity Santa Clara, NY Web Performance Meetup, IndustryConf and Breaking Development. You can find Lara on Twitter (@laraswanson).

Founder & CEO, Pipeline Fellowship

Dubbed "The Coach" by Marie Claire, Natalia (aka Ms. Oberti Noguera) is Founder and CEO of Pipeline Fellowship, an angel investing bootcamp for women that's changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for women social entrepreneurs.  Natalia holds a BA in Comparative Literature & Economics from Yale.  She has been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, Mashable, Reuters Money, TechCrunch, The New York Times, and Fast Company's Co.Exist Change Generation series.  Natalia was named to the Forbes list “Top 20 Women for Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter,” as well as's "25 Latinas Who Shine in Tech."  Women's eNews recognized her as one of 21 Leaders for the 21st Century for 2012 and Business Insider included her on its 2013 list "The 30 Most Important Women in Tech under 30."  You can find Natalia on Twitter (@nakisnakis).

Alex Qin
Engineer at bloglovin'

Alex Qin currently empowers reading at Bloglovin. She spends a lot of time thinking about languages, especially programming languages. She will be talking about Javascript, her latest obsession. You can find her on Twitter (@alexqin).

Our lineup for the evening is as follows:

6:30 Event begins with food & drinks
7:00 Welcome from Women Who Code
7:05 Welcome from Etsy
7:10 Alex Qin will discuss "The JavaScript Semicolon"
7:25 Natalia Oberti Noguera will talk about the Pipeline Fellowship
7:40 Lara Swanson of Etsy will talk about Designing for Performance
8:15 Mingling and networking
9:30 Event comes to an end

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  • Damina T.

    This was a great time, I look forward to next tech talk and JavaScript series!

    July 9, 2014

  • Joann S.

    So happy I went! Had a wonderful time! Left w/ great ideas, resources and connections!

    1 · July 9, 2014

  • Rose W.

    Great speakers, wonderful community! Thanks to the organizers for putting together a fantastic event.

    3 · July 9, 2014

  • J

    I just changed my RSVP. I won't be able to make it. I hope someone else is able to snag my spot. Enjoy.

    July 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for giving up a spot, I'm stoked to be able to attend!

    July 8, 2014

  • Mary

    oh rats! I meant to sign up for this...Anyone who is signed up and knows they won't be able to attend, Please let me know!

    July 7, 2014

    • Mary

      That would be great! Thanks so much!

      July 8, 2014

    • Sommy

      You're welcome Mary.....I hope to be there for the next one.

      July 8, 2014

  • Nick W.

    Can't make it afterall but looking forward to the next one.

    July 8, 2014

  • Olivia G

    Change your RSVP status so that those on the waiting list will find out if they have a spot

    1 · July 8, 2014

  • Nadia B.

    I can't make it either. :( But at least someone will be able to take my spot.

    July 8, 2014

  • Caitee S.

    I can't make it tonight, sorry ): But anyone can grab my spot!

    July 8, 2014

  • Nicole S.

    Can't make it tonight after all. Hate to miss it but st least someone else can take my spot :)

    July 8, 2014

  • Mary

    Hi, a few people have contacted me that they can't attend....Is there room now people of the waitlist?

    July 8, 2014

  • Tessa F.

    Sad to miss this :( changed my RSVP

    July 8, 2014

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