Our Event Host: Planet (planet.com)
Founded in 2010 by a team of ex-NASA scientists, Planet is driven by a mission to image the entire Earth every day, and make Earth's changes visible, accessible and actionable.
Planet started as a small team of physicists, aerospace and mechanical engineers in a garage, using the cubesat form-factor to inform the first designs of the Dove satellite. Just three years after our first satellite entered space, we now operate the largest constellation of Earth-imaging satellites...ever.
Our satellites are collecting a radical new data set with endless, real-world applications. Whether you’re measuring agricultural yields, monitoring natural resources, or aiding first responders after natural disasters, our data is here to lend businesses and humanitarian organizations a helping hand. Planet believes timely, global imagery will empower informed, deliberate and meaningful stewardship of our planet.
Belong at Planet!
We truly believe in bringing our whole selves to work every day. We are happier, more confident and more excited to do great things - such as build satellites that will help make life better on earth - when we are free to be our true selves. We believe that we make greater contributions to our work, our teams, and the company overall when we include diverse perspectives. Our goal is to build teams from all different backgrounds.
Planet is deeply committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce. We are an equal opportunity employer who welcomes and considers qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, age, religion, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy status or any other differences.
Don't let the confidence gap stop you from applying to Planet.com!
Caroline Andrews: Lead Electrical Engineering
Caroline leads the electrical engineering team to design spacecraft which capture and deliver Planet’s imagery back to the ground. Before joining Planet, she worked as an RFIC design engineer at Passif Semiconductor, Apple, and Everactive.
She holds a bachelors from the University of Virginia and a PhD from Cornell University, where her dissertation focused on developing tunable integrated RF receiver front-ends for software defined radios.
Hilary Salazar: Vice President of Marketing
As VP of Marketing, Hilary’s mission is to ensure that Planet is connecting our differentiated solutions to the right people and organizations at the right time. She leads the product marketing, demand generation, and creative functions of Planet’s go-to-market strategy. Prior to Planet, Hilary held leadership roles in marketing and sales enablement at Box, People.ai, and Salesforce. She earned her Bachelors degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from New York University.
Maya Midzik: Software Engineer, Machine Learning
As a software engineer on the Machine Learning team, Maya is building production software infrastructure for training machine learning models that power Planet's new analytic products. She’s on the forefront of geospatial technologies, remote sensing and engineering that delivers Planet's automated and global capabilities. Prior to Planet, Maya was a Team Lead for the DEVELOP Research Program at NASA and earned her Bachelors of Science in Geophysics from Yale University.
Job Search & Career Guidance:
Data Driven Women (DDW) is committed to accessibility. Navigating the job search, managing your career as a woman, is challenging. We’ve made it a point to help as many people as we can, one-on-one, with each event. The second hour of each event is where attendees can receive free resume feedback, interview feedback, and even get help negotiating an offer or their next salary raise.
6:30 pm Doors open - Food, Drinks, and Networking
7:00 pm Featured Speakers
7:45 pm Q&A and Discussion
8:00 pm Job Search & Career Guidance
8:45 pm Goodbyes
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