GDI Careers: A Day in the Life of a QA Engineer (6-event series)

Brad's Deals - 640 N. LaSalle St., Suite 460 Chicago - View Map Girl Develop It Chicago
Wed, Dec 3, 2014, 6:00 PM (CST)

About this event

Are you trying to break into the tech field? Curious about what its like to work in different technical positions? Looking to hire members for your team? Join us for the six event GDI Careers speaker series “A Day in the Life”  and learn more about important pieces of a tech team.

In our fifth event of the speaker series, hear from a panel of ladies from different companies and at different points in their career about how they came to be a QA engineer, what their day-to-day responsibilities are like, and what advice they have for folks looking to enter the field.

Schedule for the evening

6:00 - 6:15 Snacks and GDI Intro

6:15 - 7:00 Panelist Perspectives

7:00 - 7:30 Moderated and Open Q&A

7:30 - 8:00 Networking

Employers and recruiters are welcome to attend and bring marketing materials to share with attendees following the panel! Please note that you will be attending when you RSVP so that you can be announced.

RSVP for the other panels in the series at the links below:

Tues, Sep 30  - Designer

Thur, Oct 16  - Product/Project Manager

Wed, Nov 5  - Executive

Wed, Nov 19  - Technical Recruiter

Wed, Dec 3  - QA Engineer (RSVP HERE)

Wed, Dec 17  - Developer

Attendance is free for this and all events in the speaker series! Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct.


Street and garage parking is available for a fee.

Some of our Panelists:

Kristine Alipio: Kristine Alipio is a Quality Assurance Engineer at Fooda.  She graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Psychology and spent her first job as a Fundraising Coach at GiveForward.  When the opportunity came to join Fooda as part of the tech team, she jumped at the chance!  If she's not busy squishing bugs, you can find her fangirling over the latest One Direction video or trying new restaurants around the city.

Hannah Bottalla: Hannah Bottalla is a Build Engineer at Instructure. Performance testing, building tools and integrations, and wrangling with Jenkins is all part of her day to day. According to very reliable sources, coffee is her life source.

Monica Friend: Monica is currently a Quality Assurance and Application Operations Support Specialist at Groupon. A little over a year ago, she took her first Girl Develop It class and instantly fell in love with all things web. After completing more classes, Monica started to TA for GDI and shortly thereafter received a promotion to a technical role at Groupon. In her free time, Monica runs half-marathons, tends to her dog Leland, dance/walks around Chicago, and babysits her favorite niece and nephew.

Preeti Dhiman: Preeti Dhiman is a Senior Software Test Engineer at Enova & has been in the tech industry for past 6 years now. Outside of this, she enjoys reading, photography & fall colors. Snowboarding is the only reason that she looks forward to winters.

HOSTED BY: Brad's Deals

Brad’s Deals is a curated guide to the best shopping deals used by over 10 million consumers. We level the playing field and reduce the noise in people’s lives to give them back time, save them money and help them to be better consumers. We’re focused on solving really cool problems, like scaling out a service that is doubling in traffic every year, building an engaged community of avid deal seekers, defining the future of retail on mobile, and processing huge amounts of data to deliver the most relevant content to the right people, in the right channel, at the right time. 


Wednesday, Dec 3
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)


Brad's Deals
640 N. LaSalle St., Suite 460 Chicago