Celebrating Women's History Month: Empowering and Inspiring Lightning Talks

Chicago Tech
Chicago Tech
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Featuring powerful alumni and amazing members of the Chicago Tech community, join us for lightning talks celebrating Women’s History Month with Dev Bootcamp and Metis.

A lighting talk is an informal presentation lasting only a few minutes. Our lightning talks will range in topics from salary negotiation to what I wish I would’ve known when starting my career.

Come for a night of excitement and community building and stay for the sage advice.

Please see below for our schedule. As talks start coming in, the schedule will be updated. Interested in speaking? Please reach out to [masked].

6:00 Doors Open
6:30 Program Introduction
6:40 Lighting Talks Begin
8:30 Doors Close

Confirmed Talks:

-Jess Unrein - Nasty Woman: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Being Abrasive
-Waleeta Canon - How to Be a Community Organizer
-Holly Stotelmyer - Knowing When to Leave your Job
-Stephanie Slattery - No, You Don't Need to Know My Sex: Gender Bias in Form Design
-Alison Stanton - Women in Tech I Wish You Knew
-Chelsea Troy - Balancing Free Time and Continuing Education
-Ashley Purdy - Negotiating Salary and Raises
-Lorena Mesa - The Politics of "Casual Dress Codes" and Being a Woman in Tech
-Jess Freaner - Giving Empathetic Advice
-Anna Felicity Friedman - Middle-Aged and a Mom?: Reinvent Yourself Through Tech
-Kelly Arwine - Boss Lady 101

No Harassment Policy: Dev Bootcamp is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of event in any form, including overly sexualized or demeaning comments or anything that threatens personal safety. People violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event and/or the organization at the discretion of the organizers and management team.

Participants: This event is intended for all women (trans and cis), trans men, and genderqueer/non-binary folks who are interested in attending.