WomenTechmakers: Technical Leadership is not a myth

GDG Cloud Vancouver
Thu, Jan 24, 2019, 6:00 PM (PST)

About this event

Women Techmakers is back and we will kick off our new year with an amazing panel discussion on Technical Leadership.

Technical experts are not necessarily technical leaders although both have outstanding technical skills. The difference is in how others relate to you. Are you a person that others want to follow? That’s the question that really matters. In this panel, we will continue this discussion with three technical leaders from Clio.

This is NOT a women only event. Everybody is welcome to attend.

Agenda:
6 - 6.30pm: Registration
6.30 – 6.40pm: Welcome and Intro by Piyali Dey, WTM Lead organizer
6.40 - 7.40pm: Panel
7.40 - 7.45pm: Raffle
***Group Photo After Wrap of Panel***
7.45 - 8.45pm: Dinner and Networking (sponsored by Clio)

Panelists:
Kitty Tang, Senior Software Developer

Kitty is a local SFU graduate with a bachelors degree in Computer Science. The love of video games drew her towards software development. Convinced that she wasn't smart enough after graduation to be creating video games, she looked to other avenue to practice the skills she went to school for. Through her ten plus years in software development and specifically in web development, Kitty was met with many challenges that caused her to re-examine how she viewed her job, her responsibilities as a developer, and how she can make a positive impact on those around her. As of today, her goal in life is to find out how to propel the careers of her colleague, both from a technical and a non-technical point of view.

Jennifer Fenech, Development Manager

Jennifer is a Development Manager at Clio. She graduated in 2008 with a degree in Computer Science and AI from the University of Malta. During her time at University, she was teaching Software Engineering and Databases at the Malta College of Arts Science and Technology. In 2008, her team won a software design competition in the Microsoft Imagine Cup and had the opportunity to work as a research intern for Microsoft Research India. Following that, she has been working in the software industry since 2009 when she started working as a software developer. She has over 10 years of development experience and has moved to a people management role in the past 2 years. She has recently moved to Canada from Malta and one of her current objectives is to work on improving her management skills to be able to build empowered and high-performing teams.

Maria Kim, Senior Software Engineer.

Maria Kim is a Senior Software Developer at Clio, with over a decade of experience as a software engineer. Maria originally hails from the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, where she received a B.S. in Computer Science and M.S. in Computer Systems Management from the University of Maryland. She loves a good challenge and has worked on multi-million dollar satellite operations management contracts, automated chart generation for the aviation industry, as well as a variety of internal research and development projects throughout her career. She is excited to join the Clio team in its mission to “change the practice of law for good”. She and her husband reside in beautiful Vancouver, BC where they love to take their brand new Vespa out on rides.
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GETTING HERE:

Clio is located in Burnaby, near BCIT. There will be a free shuttle running between Gilmore Skytrain station (Millennium Line) and Clio beginning at 5:30pm. Look out for a Clio representative when you arrive at Gilmore or a Tech Ladies sign on a shuttle. For live travel updates you can follow the shuttle on Twitter: @CWBPshuttle. Here are some directions to help you find the shuttle at Gilmore Skytrain station: https://goo.gl/S6NErx. The last shuttle will depart from Clio at 8:45pm.

If you are driving, please feel free to use one of our visitor stalls outside. If there are none available, pay parking is available in the lot and on the street nearby.