Women of WordPress NYC (WoWPNYC) Developer Series

Apr 12, 2018 · New York, United States of America

Join us for a panel discussion on what it is like to being a front-end developer. Learn what it takes to become a developer, how to navigate the tech world, and improve your WordPress skills.

Our goal is to support women developers, designers, and bloggers who are invested in their desires of using the WordPress platform for professional and personal goals. The idea for this panel came from Mekesia Brown.

Those who further the WordPress community and seek to create an empowering network for WoWPNYC are welcome! Membership in our Meetup group is open to all who wish to join, regardless of ability, skill, financial status or any other criteria.

Moderator: Jocelyn Miller, Founder and CEO of JM Coaching & Training LLC

Jocelyn Miller is a personal accelerator, acting as a career coach and corporate trainer to get teams and individuals to their next level. She has worked at Amazon, Google and as Director of Product Management at Zazzle. Over the course of 12+ years she has innovated in the areas of search, personalization, commerce, ads, and customized goods.


Helen Hou-Sandí, Director of Open Source Initiatives at 10up and WordPress Lead Developer

Helen Hou-Sandí is the Director of Open Source Initiatives at the full-service web agency 10up, where she is sponsored to work on the WordPress open source project as one of its lead developers. She is also an accomplished collaborative pianist and lives in Jersey City with her family.

Kym Romanets, Project Director ozEworks

Mariela Anderson, Application and Web Development Professional

Mariela Z Anderson started working in application and web development 25 years ago. Her formal career began in COBOL and JCL for IBM mainframe applications for New England Life Insurance Company. She pivoted to Web development and worked with Cold Fusion in the early days of the Web. After taking some time to raise three children she has returned to her love of coding and meeting the challenge of bringing new websites to life for family, friends and philanthropic causes. Mariela revels in complex projects with multiple backend system integrations or simple WordPress brochure sites for small business and solopreneurs.
A native of Venezuela, she is fluent in both Spanish and English and has been a professional interpreter for many years – comes in handy for bilingual website projects.

Ross Cohen, Founder and President of WebGuyz

Ross Cohen is the Founder and President of WebGuyz. He has previously developed websites and now finds solutions for startup companies. He has expanded to the education system, teaching Unity 3D and enabling high school students to work with cutting edge technology. He has partnered with Microsoft to bring the Hololens to students. He has received a grant to develop the Core Curriculum in Information Technology for High Schools to Virutal and Augmented Reality. He is on the cutting edge of solving issues of hardware and software for Virtual Reality in Education He is building an infrastructure, that will solve issues for teachers and provide a more efficient alternative for students to learn. His platforms and software are effective in making learning an engaging hobby.

Event Schedule:

Sign In: 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Panel Discussion: 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Question & Answer: 7:30pm - 7:45pm

SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER: 4 days notice is greatly appreciated when requesting a translator or transcriptionist. Leave your request on this event page by end of business day (4:30pm) Monday, April 9th, 2018. We will always do our best to make accommodations.

Missed RSVPing? We're disappointed, too! If you missed RSVPing for this event and want to attend leave a comment on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 only requesting available spots. Requests for a spot will be responded to only on that date. This simplifies attendance for everyone. We promise!

Location: WeWork Times Square in Conference Room 9A

Important Note: No need for a computer for this event. But do bring photo ID for security. If your profile name is different than your government-issued ID, provide us the correct information.

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