GDI NYC Career Panel | A Day in the Life of a Technologist

ThoughtWorks - 99 Madison Ave., 15th Floor New York - View Map Girl Develop It NYC
Thu, Nov 10, 2016, 7:00 PM (EST)

About this event

Are you trying to break into or move up in the tech field? Curious about what it's like to work in different technical roles? Join us for the GDI Careers speaker series “A Day in the Life” and learn more about important pieces of a tech team. Hear from a panel of individuals from different companies and at different points in their career about how they came to be a professional in the tech industry, what their day-to-day responsibilities are like, and what advice they have for folks seeking to enter the tech industry or advance their careers. 

Schedule for the evening:

7:00 - 7:15 Snacks and GDI Intro

7:15 - 8:00 Panelist Perspectives

8:00 - 8:30 Moderated and Open Q&A

8:30 - 9:00 Networking

A $5 donation toward the Girl Develop It scholarship fund is requested to confirm your attendance. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. 

Learn more about the panelists: 

Stephanie Reaves 
Stephanie is a R&D Manager and Software Engineer at Human Condition Global where she works on the prototyping team. She leads the R&D software development of on-premise and cloud infrastructures, and mobile and web applications. Prior to this role, Stephanie worked at a social marketing tech startup in NYC, as an Account Executive. 

Sophie Hebdidge 
Originally from the UK, Sophie is a Product Developer for Decoded based in New York. She creates and delivers interactive experiences centered around technology. Prior to Decoded, Sophie worked in the financial sector on investment bank risk engines, corporate online banking and applications for wealth banking clients. She studied Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Bath and is passionate about inspiring more women to take on STEM based studies and careers. Sophie has volunteered with code: First girls in London teaching young women Python, and blogs often on the subjects of women in tech and other emerging technologies. She has spoken at Internet Week NYC about one of her true fascinations: data and has run workshops at the Future of Storytelling Summit focussing on chatbots.

Ashi Krishnan
Ashi Krishnan's first program was an infinite loop printing “I love you mom”. She came to New York from San Francisco in 2014 and immediately fell in love with the city – she still hasn’t left. Ashi has worked at NOAA and Google, developing weather forecasting tools, interactive projection art and highly scalable systems which deliver your emails to the NSA. Ashi loves both teaching and learning and is currently teaching at Grace Hopper. 

Suz Hinton 
Suz Hinton is a frontend engineer at Kickstarter. A maker at heart, she’s no stranger to minor burns from soldering irons and 3D printers. She's a regular contributor to the open source Node.js electronics scene, and enjoys teaching others how to immerse themselves in the nerdiverse. 

All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct. 


Thursday, Nov 10
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)


99 Madison Ave., 15th Floor New York