International Women's Day (IWD) Celebration + Firebase

GDG Bronx
Sat, Apr 13, 2019, 3:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

International Women's Day (IWD) is marked on March 8th every year.
In different regions, the focus of celebrations ranges from general respect and appreciation toward women to a celebration of women's economic, political, and social achievements.

In tech we're proud of the contributions women in technology have made across our industry and are excited by the contributions women continue to make today. Let's continue to support each other and grow together
(all are welcome)

The agenda shown in detail below includes a speaker panel comprised of women in tech, a journey through tech, a Firebase tech talk, food, networking, prizes and giveaways.

2:45 - 3:00pm [Sign-in & Food]
3:00 - 3:05pm [ Welcome ]
3:05 - 3:50pm [ Women in Tech Speaker Panel ]
3:50 - 4:15pm [ Marc Cohen, Google (My Journey) ]
4:15 - 4:50pm [ Scott Leland Crossen, Google (Firebase, Cloud Firestore) ]
4:50 - 5:00pm [ Raffle & Closing Remarks ]

Panel Speakers:
Jessica Chang
Gabrielle Gasse
Keri Mallari
Vanessa Ortiz
Mirna Znait
Marc Cohen: Developer Advocate, Google
Talk Title: My Journey
I build tools, demos, codelabs, and other things to make the Google Cloud Platform easier and more fun to use. Originally from New Jersey, then Seattle, and now live and work in London. I co-authored a book about Google Compute Engine and wrote the product announcement demo. In a previous life, I developed communication systems at Bell Labs and Lucent Technologies. Outside of work, I enjoy indie music, quirky films (especially documentaries), books, puzzles, and chess. I'm also very interested in education, teaching, and applying technology (like spaced repetition and Google Codelabs) to enhance the learning experience.
Scott Leland Crossen: Software Engineer, Google
Talk Title: Cloud Firestore and Security Rules
Cloud Firestore is a realtime NoSQL database offered by Google that can be accessed directly from any client. Firebase Security Rules govern information security and access control within the Cloud Firestore data model. This talk focuses on the relationship between these two tools and how to develop, test, and use them in your app.

Gabrielle Gasse: Software Engineer, xMatters
Gabrielle is a software engineer at xMatters. She has worked in multiple fields of software development over the past 12 years. She is passionate about software quality, efficient user experience, and craft ciders.

Keri Mallari: Undergraduate Senior, Lehman College CUNY
Keri is studying Math and Computer Science. She is involved in the computer science community as a volunteer with GDG Bronx events and as the Chair of Women in Computer Science (WiCS) at Lehman College.
She will be an incoming research intern at Microsoft Research and will be attending University of Washington for a PhD program. She is hoping to use her computational background to solve social issues in the future.

Mirna Znait: Software Developer, Goldman Sachs
Mirna was born and raised in Lebanon, then immigrated to the US ~ 7 years ago. She started studying Mathematics and then enrolled in the Computer Science program earning dual degrees in Math and Computer Science from Lehman. She teaches Introduction to Programming in Java here at Lehman. In her free time, she likes to read and do Calligraphy.

Jessica Chang:

Vanessa Ortiz: Undergraduate Senior, Lehman College CUNY
Vanessa is a Microsoft Civic Tech Fellow working on projects that positively affect our NYC communities. She is currently an undergraduate student double majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science. Vanessa is also co-founder and the current Vice Chair of Women in Computer Science at Lehman College. She has previously interned for People Magazine at Time Inc. Despite all of her wonderful experiences Vanessa like most undergrads continues eagerly in search of a specific passion in the tech space.

SWAG Sponsored by Google
Location Sponsored by Lehman College
Food Sponsored by xMatters

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