Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys with Mele Sax-Barnett Online

Apr 24, 2018 · Portland, United States of America

Women Who Code Portland and LaunchCode are thrilled to present a cross-country online series focused on women in tech exchanging stories, building connections, and supporting each other in their careers. The series will be called "Tech Stories: Women Sharing Their Journeys" and it will take place the last Tuesday of the month.

Each session will feature a conversation with a woman in a senior tech role. Our speakers will talk openly about their current role, their journey, and what their day-to-day work lives are like. We will alternate speakers from the Portland and St Louis communities.

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4:00 – 4:05 PM – Intro from Women Who Code Portland and LaunchCode
4:05 – 4:25 PM – Mele shares her tech journey
4:25 – 4:45 PM – Q&A from the audience


After short careers in bookstore management and GIS (making maps and analyzing spatial data), Mele Sax-Barnett joined Urban Airship as part of the Technical Support team in early 2013. In 2014, she was promoted to the Customer Engineering team, and soon began managing that team. She is now Senior Manager of Customer Engineering, where she guides a team of junior software engineers through handling escalations from our Customer Success group, tricky technical troubleshooting, managing communication across the company during customer-impacting emergencies, maintaining the company's open source server libraries in four different programming languages, and very importantly, figuring out their career paths. She was also a founding member of and currently chairs Urban Airship's Diversity Guild. With dreams of becoming a company VP or more one day, she'll be heading to school part-time in the fall to get an MBA.


By dialing in to this event, you agree to our Code of Conduct. Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed.

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