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 GDI Careers speaker series “A Day in the Life” and learn more about important pieces of a tech team. In our first 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 professional in the tech industry, what their day-to-day responsibilities are like, and what advice they have for folks looking to enter the field.
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
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.
A $5 donation toward the Girl Develop It scholarship fund is requested to confirm your attendance.
Learn more about the panelists:
Rebecca Sliter is a software engineer at Kickstarter. Over the course of her career she has worked on software teams, from startups to global banks, as a consultant and permanent employee. She is passionate about making software development accessible to people of diverse backgrounds and has collaborated with outside organizations to develop and teach programming curriculum. Rebecca currently lives in Brooklyn with her cat, Wendy Davis.
Allison McHenry is a Senior Software Engineer and Team Lead at priceline.com. In that role, she manages the technical side of the traveler’s post-booking experience, and is tasked with both innovating and implementing ideas to increase customer loyalty and retention.
She is also a member of a small team tasked with migrating priceline’s JSP-based infrastructure to a more nimble, modern architecture based on AngularJS and REST services, including recruiting a team of passionate developers to execute this mandate.
She received her master’s degree in software engineering from Fairfield University in 2002, and currently resides in Fairfield, Connecticut with her two daughters.
Courteney Ervin is an Events Platform Engineer at CodeMontage. The confluence of open source and social good were the seed of her tech career, and she is thrilled to be writing code at the junction of such important movements.
Courteney is also firmly committed to fostering a more diverse tech industry through accessible educational opportunities. Previously, she was a founding teacher of Dev Bootcamp’s NYC campus and has led events and tech projects at a variety of nonprofits.
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.