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NYC Women: Transforming Technology {Panel Event Sponsored by Verizon FiOS}

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Join us on February 25th at Tech in Motion New York’s “Women: Transforming Tech” panel event. During this event we will be profiling some amazing women currently making history in the tech industry. These trailblazing women in tech will share their stories and experiences from different fields within the tech industry. Afterwards, we'll open up the floor for Q&A.

Attendees will: Have the opportunity to connect with other interested in today’s topics surrounding women in tech and those involved in the NYC tech community. They will also be able to speak with and ask panelists questions.

Panelists Include:

Cassidy Williams:

Cassidy Williams is a software engineer and developer evangelist at Venmo, having recently graduated from Iowa State University, where she studied Computer Science! She loves public speaking and has done so at meetups and events like the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing, the National Center for Women & IT Summit, the U.S. Department of Labor's Diversity in Tech event, TEDxDesMoines, the United Nations, and the U.S. Science and Engineering Festival. When she's not at a hackathon or working, she passes the time by playing music and hanging out with her (also techy) sister, Camryn. She wants to inspire generations of STEM students to be the best they can be, and her favorite quote is from Helen Keller: "One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar."

Rebecca Garcia:

Rebecca Garcia is the Co-founder of CoderDojo NYC, a non-profit teaching youth to code. In 2013 she was awarded as a U.S. White House 'Champion of Change' for Tech Inclusion for her work to bring STEM education to underrepresented groups, especially youth and women. Last year she was listed as one of Glamour Magazine's '35 Women Under 35 Who are Changing the Tech Industry'.

Previously she was a Developer at Do Something, the largest U.S. non-profit for youth and social change, and CTO of Greatist, a health, fitness and wellness media startup reaching over 3 million unique visitors. Currently she is a Developer Evangelist at Squarespace, empowering people to build their ideas on the web.

Maitreyi Krishnaswamy:

As the principal manager of Verizon's consumer video services, Maitreyi Krishnaswamy's primary focus is the advancement of Verizon’s expanding array of video entertainment products - from subscription television and video on-demand to multiscreen content distribution, interactive user apps and advanced advertising - across the company's subscription television, online and wireless network platforms.

Prior to this role, Maitreyi simultaneously served as the Director of Cloud Services Product Management, and as the leader of the New Product Development process, within the Verizon Consumer and Mass Business Markets organization.

Previously, Maitreyi was responsible for Interactive Video Services Product Management for the FiOS TV platform. During her tenure, the group introduced more than 50 Interactive applications that currently reach millions of FiOS TV subscribers including the NFL Red Zone and NBA sports apps with self-provisioning features, the HSN Shop by Remote app, the NBC Winter Olympics iTV app, and the first Facebook and Twitter Social TV applications.

Schedule

6:30-7:00pm Networking

7:00-7:15pm Intro & Panel Begins

7:15-7:45pm Panel Wraps Up & Audience Q&A Begins

8:30-9:00pm Q&A Wraps Up/Networking

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As always we would like to thank our sponsors Workbridge Associates (http://www.workbridgeassociates.com/locations/new-york), Jobspring Partners (http://www.jobspringpartners.com/locations/new-york), and Verizon FiOS (http://www.verizon.com/home/fios/) for sponsoring this month’s event.

Also, big thanks to Grasshopper (http://grasshopper.com/?ghpc=techinmotion)for generously providing a MDK (http://mrsdorseyskitchen.com/)grilled cheese station at this event! Click here (http://grasshopper.com/?ghpc=techinmotion)for $25 off Grasshopper at signup.

Learn more about our sponsors:

Verizon FiOS (http://www.verizon.com/home/fios/)

Verizon is at the center of today’s connected world, working independently and with tech industry partners to put simple, yet incredibly powerful digital tools in the hands of our customers. With the nation’s most advanced and reliable FiOS fiber-optic and 4G LTE mobile networks, Verizon’s customers enjoy the benefits of the digital lifestyle, while we provide the communities we serve with new ways to prosper and grow in the Internet Age – connecting them to the global economy, expanding access to opportunity, and offering new approaches to the challenges of health care, education and environmental sustainability.

Verizon’s 100% fiber-optic FiOS network delivers market-leading broadband speed – with symmetric upload and download throughput – as well as brilliant HD TV service to homes in parts of 12 states and the District of Columbia. Our unique wireless, broadband and cloud assets give us the ability to do what others can’t: deliver truly integrated connected solutions that work across all devices and platforms.

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