Postmates Girl Geek X Dinner!

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Your Women Crush Wednesday (#wcw) just got better – Join us for a Girl Geek Dinner on Wednesday, November 7 hosted by Postmates at our downtown San Francisco headquarters!

Learn more about the exciting (and sometimes challenging) everyday experiences of women at Postmates over great food, drinks, and company with lightning talks given by women working in engineering, product and growth!

All ages, genders and industries are welcome!

Get your ticket now!

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Slides: Being Involved in the Tech Community

Yesterday, I attended a Women Talk Design event in San Francisco and presented a lightning talk on Being Involved in the Tech Community. These are my slides from the talk:

Notes: The Modern Product Engineer

A couple of weeks ago, I participated in The Modern Product Engineer Meetup, hosted by Amplitude. At this event, I (along with two other engineering peers) discussed product development processes, influencing product decisions as an engineer, measuring outcomes on what you build, and more. I decided to include some of my rough panelist notes here in case they turn out to be helpful for anyone (although some of the questions did change slightly). Enjoy!


How does your team do product development (team structure, processes, etc.)? How is your engineering team structured today?

  • My team – called Fulfillment – is the largest team in the company. It’s a full stack team of ~95 people, with ~55 engineers. The team is further divided into pods of ~20 people; my pod is full stack with backend engineers, iOS and Android engineers, product manager, designer, analysts, etc.
  • We’re Agile with two week sprints. Every Monday, the whole team gets together for high level updates and planning. After that, we break out into pods for more detailed planning. Then there are daily morning standup meetings. Depending on the project or feature, there’s generally some time for design and product work on the specs, engineering implementation, product and QA testing, then release.

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Notes: Preparing For Your First Grace Hopper Celebration

A couple of weeks ago, I participated in the Systers Pre-GHC Meetup in San Francisco where I (along with two other Systers) shared experiences and tips for GHC. The video of the panel is now available to view online, but I decided to include some of my rough panelist notes here in case they turn out to be helpful for anyone (although some of the questions did change slightly). Enjoy!

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Beyond the obvious – that very few tech conferences are for women – what makes GHC unique from other conferences you’ve been to?

  • Perhaps still a bit obvious, but as GHC is “the world’s largest gathering of women technologists”, one thing that comes to mind is empowerment. In the sessions, networking/social events, and even just lunch, you’ll be surrounded by (mostly) women who want to improve their academic or professional careers – which is inspirational in itself.
  • There’s a sense of community at GHC that may not be apparent in other conferences, as everyone is reaching for the same goals and interests. And the sheer volume of people just magnifies that, to sense what we’ve accomplished as a group and yet also what there is to accomplish still.

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The Modern Product Engineer Meetup

Join the Amplitude team and your Product Engineer peers for a discussion on what it takes to be a Modern Product Engineering team. Discussion topics will include product development processes, influencing product decisions as an engineer, measuring outcomes on what you build, and more.

Confirmed speakers are all Engineers and they are Sam Dalton from NerdWallet, Bianca Curutan from Postmates, and Dillon McCoy from Coinbase.

When:
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM (Pacific Time)

Where:
Amplitude
631 Howard Street – 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Please click here to RSVP and join the discussion.

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Attention, all attendees of GHC 2018!

Have you heard of the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), “the world’s largest gathering of women technologists”?

Are you attending this year (2018) in Houston, TX?

Are you located in the Bay Area?

Are you looking for advice and/or information about the conference?

If you answered “yes” to all of the questions above, then look no further! ThoughtWorks and Systers are partnering up to host a Pre-GHC meetup in San Francisco for GHC attendees.

When:
Thursday, September 13, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Where:
ThoughtWorks
814 Mission St, 5th Floor
San Francisco, California 94103 USA

Please click here to register, as there is a limited number of spots available.

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