[Now Online] Ladies and Laughs and Laptops - Women Techmakers Denver 2020 (IWD)

GDG Denver
Thu, Mar 19, 2020, 5:30 PM (MDT)

36 RSVP'ed

About this event

** Revised Agenda, subject to change **


5:30 - 5:40 Join Zoom meeting (a practice session will be scheduled earlier in week to make sure tech is working, everyone is encouraged to check their end) - link will be shared by email on 3/19 to those who RSVP'd

5:40 - Hello's facilitated by Hannah Apuan, anyone who "raises their hand" will have a short period of time (length to be shared by Hannah at meeting) to introduce themselves and share any thoughts on #TogetherWeRise

The remaining time will be a technical talk by Hannah Apuan on Machine Learning

6:10 end of meeting

Photo credit: https://twitter.com/rina_plata/status/1238833547856752641/photo/1

** Original event description follows, now scheduled for late May **

RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/GDG-Denver/events/269440875/

Google's Women Techmakers program provides visibility, community, and resources for women in technology.

Our 2020 celebration of International Women's Day in Denver is is going to be amazing, and back in the beautiful space at GoSpotCheck.

The theme this year is #TogetherWeRise

Here is what you can expect at the Denver event on Thursday March 19, 2020:

- Hosted by local tech star Laurie Linz

- Technical talk by Twilio SendGrid software engineer Hannah Apuan (topic: TensorFlow, Machine Learning)

- Lightning talk by Workiva software engineer Laura Meckley (topic: How to build better products - pay attention to your users)

- Comedy show by Kate Strobel with women comics to be announced

- We will have food sponsored by (company that at this time "cannot commit to ... sponsorship")

- Wine tasting will be back by popular demand, with a Sommelier, brought to you by Google Developer Group Denver

- Door prizes

Please read more about all the amazing women helping make this event spectacular below.

Here are photos from past WTM events:

https://goo.gl/photos/hVy5u1q1wKWnqFo78 (2016)
https://photos.app.goo.gl/wWmCL49WSUV1tSW5A (2019)

Schedule (as of Feb 19, 2020 this could change slightly):

5:30-6:00 Networking & wine
6:00-6:30 Tech Talks
6:30-7:15 Comedy
7:15-7:30 Goodbyes

This event will take place at GoSpotCheck, here is a short note about them:

GoSpotCheck is a team of 130+ of the best and brightest minds in Denver who all share a common goal: to reimagine how the workforce works. Our software helps teams perfect merchandising, increase sales, reduce labor and expenses, ensure safety and quality, and improve profitability from the field. We do this with dynamic surveys, digital photo capture, machine learning, artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, IoT and data integrations, Bluetooth thermometer integrations, and automated issue resolution with flexible workflows.

About Laurie Linz

Laurie is a Software Quality Automation Engineer at Alteryx, which specializes in data analytics. Outside of work she likes to play Go, take pictures and work on robots and drones.

About Hannah Apuan

Hannah Apuan is a software engineer at Twilio SendGrid, where she works in Golang on building and improving account identity. She enjoys most approaching difficult technical problems in creative ways and educating younger generations and minorities on the software engineering field. When she's not working, she enjoys drawing and spending time with her cat, Maverick.

About Laura Meckley

Laura is a software engineer and leader of the Women in Tech group at Workiva. She is an avid snowboarder, foodie, and enjoys traveling.

About Kate Strobel

Kate Strobel is a Denver-based comedian known for her honest and unique voice that hilariously grapples with what it's like to be socially awkward and perpetually anxious. Kate has been a Semi Finalist in the Comedy Works New Faces contest, and has been featured on Denver's most beloved showcases including Lucha, Libre & Laughs. You can see Kate perform on showcases all around Denver.

Tags: #WTM #IWD #TogetherWeRise