Raleigh Durham 2017 Schedule

Women in Tech Summit – Raleigh Durham

November 11, 2017


8:45 – 9:00            Welcome  (HomeBase)

9:00 – 9:45           Keynote – Build Your Dream Network – a Fireside Chat with Kelly Hoey  and Meg Kenny       (HomeBase)

9:50 – 10:00        Transition Break

10:00 – 11:00      Breakout Sessions

Innovate Yourself -Developing Software is a Team Sport  (HomeBase)

Andrea Goulet, Co-Founder & CEO, Corgibytes

Tech Trends – From Fountain Pen to Cloud:  MetLife’s 149 year partnership with technology (Classroom)

         Julie BurkettPrincipal Engineer, Solutions Engineering,           MetLife

Workshop – Mrs. Curie Makes a Discovery: Editing Wikipedia for Women in History    (Studio)

        Sarah Anderson, Web & Communications Manager, National Archives

11:00- 11:15        Transition Break

11:15 – 12:15        Breakout Sessions

Tech Trends -Outside the Screen: Multimodal UX        (Classroom)

Meghan Macera, Product Designer, WillowTree, Inc.

Innovate Yourself -Building Successful Teams Through Internal Mentoring and Training – A Spoonflower Case Study      (HomeBase)

       Marlo Wilcox, VP, Human Resources, Spoonflower; Kelly Walsh, Director, Site Engineering, Spoonflower; Anjana Mohanty, Director, Finished Goods, Spoonflower; Katie Allen, Web Developer, Spoonflower

Workshop -Building a (Virtual) Sandbox: Hands-On Workshop  (Studio)

Valerie Parham-Thompson, Lead Database Consultant, Pythian

12:15 – 1:15      LUNCH

1:15 – 2:15        Breakout Sessions

Innovate Yourself -Using Design Thinking to Improve Solution Outcomes (HomeBase)

Kenya Oduor, Managing Partner, Lean Geeks

Tech Trends – Design Innovative Mobility Systems  (Classroom)

Lenae Boykin StoreyLead Product Owner, TransLoc

Workshop -Introduction to Functional Programming

Emily Seibert, Software Engineer

2:15 – 2:30        Transition Break

2:30 – 3:30        Breakout Sessions

Innovate Yourself -Mind the Gap – The Funding Gap That Is  (HomeBase)

Concetta Rand, Chief Revenue Officer, iFundWomen; Elaine Bolle, Board Director and Past President, RTP Capital; Ursula Mead, CEO and Co-Founder, InHerSight; Jesica Averhart, Executive Director, Leadership Triangle

Tech Trends -The Path to Smart Cities and the IoT Roadmap  (Classroom)

Adelaide Braddock, CEO at BuLogics, Inc. & StratIS IoT

Workshop – UX, UXD, UED, and Other Confusing Acronyms  (Studio)

Lexi Namer, UI Design Instructor, The Iron Yard

3:30 – 3:35            Transition Break

3:35 – 4:30            Breakout Sessions

Tech Trends – DevOps: What’s all the hype about?  (HomeBase)

Tia White, Sr. Technology Manager, Capital One

Tech Trends -The Bots are on the Rise and How You Can Make Them Soar   (Classroom)

LaBrina Loving, Cloud Solution Architect for State and Local Government, Microsoft

Workshop -Intro to React.JS                                                      (Studio)

Radharani De, Developer, The Washington Post

4:30 – 5:30          Networking – Get your copy of Build Your Dream Network signed by Keynote speaker, Kelly Hoey  (HomeBase)

Networking Hour beverages provided by Triangle Wine Company & Snacks provided by Whole Foods