So, you’ve decided to learn to code and get a tech job. What does that mean, exactly? You’ve probably heard about “software engineers”, but what about other mission critical roles like Product Management,Q/A, DevOps, and Data??
Yammer has invited us into their office to hear from 5 talented women technologists. Come listen, mingle, and learn about their different roles and duties at this fast-paced company!
Joyce Hon (Quality Engineering Manager):
Also known in the industry as 'QA', Joyce manages the test team at Yammer and has been on the team since 2011. She's a self-taught programmer and learned by developing a few web apps in her free time.
Kate Harris (Product Manager):
Kate stumbled into tech almost by accident from the world of marketing and publishing. First she created the role of UX product copywriter within early Yammer. Then she brushed up on statistics and transitioned to product manager where she shapes Yammer's features. When she’s not focused on heading up Yammer’s mobile virality efforts, Kate evangelizes Yammer’s development methodology across Microsoft, and can be found arguing with analysts over a glass of wine.
Jennifer Flashman (Data Analyst):
Jennifer is a data scientist at Yammer. She has a PhD in Sociology from UCLA which helps her approach data science from a behavioral perspective. She has published extensively on the formation of social networks and previously held academic positions at Oxford, Yale, and Notre Dame.
Laura Charteris (Software Engineer):
Laura is a software engineer at Yammer. As part of the Site Reliability team, she concentrates a lot of her efforts in the area of on-call and ensuring Yammer is running smoothly and reliably.
Karen Zeng (Software Engineer):
Karen was born in China, grew up in New Zealand, and just started her first job working as a software engineer at Yammer after graduating from Carnegie Mellon.
6:30-7:00 PM - Mingling
7:00-8:00 PM - Speakers/Panel
8:00-9:00 PM - Break out sessions with Panelists
This is the second session of our 2015 Meet the Company series. We hope that you will have a clearer picture of “a day in the life” of an engineer, as well as an understanding of how different engineering roles fit together at a variety of companies.