Geek Girls Carrots (GGC) Presents: Demo Day - Cycle #1!
If you've ever wondered what Geek Girls Carrots does and how we can help you expand your technological knowledge, or how we train the freshest female tech talent, this is your opportunity to find out.
This year, we launched a new initiative where members participate in a rotational 6-Week Project Cycle; within the course of this program, participants form groups and choose a topic which will allow them to both acquire the technical skills they are seeking, as well as produce a finished project.
During this inaugural cycle, our cohort consisted of individuals with moderate technical knowledge as well as absolute beginners. In six weeks’ time, our participants have been absorbing a plethora of information, including programming languages, such as Python; related subjects, such as databases; and most importantly, the real-life skills necessary to thrive in a professional tech role, such as:
• Project Management
• Team Building
• Assessment and Analysis
• Solution Development
Come witness the fruits of their labor, and the kind of results that can be obtained when women rapidly acquire a new skill in a supportive and encouraging environment. What kind of projects can you look forward to seeing?
• A healthcare application
• A positive feedback application
• An interactive communication website
• An RNA folding game
Interested in joining our next Cycle, but apprehensive about taking the plunge? Geek Girls Carrots’ Organizers, Mentors, and of course this Cycle’s Cohort,will be on hand to answer your questions and quell your worries. Learn all about our company and how we can help you acquire and leverage new technology skills.
On the hiring end? Add some female talent to your company! The women who join Geek Girls Carrots are intelligent, eager and industrious. Acquire diligent fledgling programmers and developers, and give them the opportunity to blossom into the employee you so desperately need—we’ve already done the hard part for you.
Join us as we view amazing new projects; listen to presentations by industry professionals; network, and enjoy refreshments.
6:00 - Registration, Refreshments & Networking
6:30 - Welcome & GGC Presentation
6:45 - Project Introductions & Demonstrations
7:45 - Guest Speaker, Don Sheu: A Checklist for Starting Up in 10 Minutes
8:00 - Guest Speaker, Tessa Mero: Open Source Software - Joomla!
8:15 - Refreshments & Networking
8:45 - Closing & After-Party
Date: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
Location: WeWork - South Lake Union; 500 Yale Ave. N., Seattle, WA, 98109
*This event is FREE to attend, but donations are welcome--support our social enterprise by helping us cover the cost of refreshments.*
Guest Speaker, Don Sheu: A Checklist for Starting Up in 10 Minutes
Don founded Here2Listen.com the first online therapy platform, raising $4MM in venture capital. For h2l, he closed a partnership with Stanford Medical School, and built an advisory board that included Philip Zimbardo, Ph.D., and Peter Kramer, MD author of Listening to Prozac. At Riviera Pools the world’s fastest growing pool company for 2008, Don grew sales from $3MM to $15MM in 18 months. He’s Employee One at Informion, a company that delivers an atom-bomb quantum improvement in mobile engagement tools. Don has dedicated ten percent of his shares to charitable causes like the Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University, Palo Alto University, and the SF SPCA.
Guest Speaker, Tessa Mero: Open Source Software - Joomla!
Tessa is a web application developer for Natural Selection Web Design and also a college instructor teaching web application development at a college, and involved with contributing to the Joomla! project as a volunteer for the Joomla! Extensions Directory team and a Board Member of Open Source Matters for the Joomla! Project.
For education, she has a degree in web application development as well as a certification in the field.
Her previous experience includes working over 3 years for a large snow sports company building web applications for their manufacturing needs, helping them with communication between different engineer departments in multiple locations around the world.
As a hobby, she enjoys snowboarding, playing the clarinet, traveling (visited numerous countries in the last year), going to arcade centers (I have 2 young children), playing video games on the PS4, and going to Joomla/PHP conferences and meetups.
She is the organizer of the Seattle Joomla Meetup and the co-organizer for the Seattle PHP Meetup, and has an addiction to learning new things.
Her end goal in life is to play video games full time when she retires.
General Assembly: We are creating a global community of individuals empowered to pursue work they love, by offering full-time immersive programs, long-form courses, and classes and workshops on the most relevant skills of the 21st century – from web development and user experience design, to business fundamentals, to data science, to product management and digital marketing.
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