Women in Tech Panel: How to Enter and Leave Your Mark

Mar 1, 2017 · New York, United States of America

Talk summary:

The goal of this meetup is to provide you with all the answers needed to facilitate a smoother transition into the world of development. As the struggle to getting an development job increases every year for various reasons, this event will clarify all your questions regarding every stage leading up to your first developer position and how to leave to your mark in the Tech industry going forward.

No matter where you are in your software engineering career, this event is geared to you because for the first time, try Swift! is having a panel of 4 women within the industry that are willing to talk about the experience of acquiring their first job, working in the field currently, and any sort of hurdle they had to go through.

This event has a little of everything to offer to people of all walks of the development world whether or not you are an aspiring female developer. However, we do wish that software professionals with years of experience attend to help those who could use mentorship.

Speaker bios:

Stephanie Guevara - Stephanie Guevara graduated in 2014 with a BA in Statistics/Applied Math and Dance. After working as a fashion buyer for a year, she decided to pursue her true passion: programming. She is now a Mobile Developer for LegalShield. (When not building cool things, she can be found running, biking, and learning how to cook - not all at the same time.)

Alix Keller - Alix Keller studied and worked as a Molecular Biologist and has been programming since her early-teens. She is very passionate about children, autism, and education. She has worked for numerous start-ups and Fortune 100 companies. Alix has deployed and marketed over 100+ pieces of software. She is currently Head of Product Engineering at ActionButton.org

Erica Correa - Erica Correa is currently an iOS developer at XO Group working on their wedding planner app called "The Knot." She was a data analyst before studying iOS at Turn To Tech bootcamp. She's passionate about increasing the numbers of women and other minorities in tech.

Sonam Dhingra - Sonam graduated with a degree in Finance & Operation & Technology Management from Boston University and then attended Mobile Maker's Academy. She has worked a diverse array of jobs and is very passionate about women in technology. Currently, she is an iOS Engineer at ustwo - a Product Design studio working on a mobile experience for one of the top television shows in the United States.
Schedule:

6:45pm - 7:00pm - Pre-Meetup Networking + Food

7:00pm - 7:05pm - Greetings (Sara Ahmad)

7:05pm - 7:15pm - Introduce Speakers

7:15pm - 8:20pm - Panel with Question + Q&A

8:20pm - 8:40pm - Public Q&A

8:40pm - 9:00pm - Post-Meetup Networking

Event organizers
  • try! Swift NYC

    try! Swift NYC operates in the 5 boroughs of NYC to cultivate an open and welcoming community for individuals using the Swift programming language. Anyone is welcome to join, whether you are a beginner, college student, engineer, designer, recreational coder, etc. Since try! Swift NYC is open to all people, we will aim to have events (or series of events) geared to target specific subset(s) of the members to segment member interests.  There are two things we ask of members: 1) Maintain an open and friendly

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