Town Hall

townhall

What’s new this year is AnitaB.org Town Hall. We have speakers providing informational and inspirational talks. Want to give a lighting talk? We have special hours for open mic as well. See the schedule below.


Town Hall 1

Wednesday, Oct. 14

6:00 – 6:40 pm Where’s my Visa? Vivian Graubard, US Digital Service,

One Woman’s Journey, Laura Downey, TSA

7:00 – 7:40 pm Qualcomm Hackathon Winners Honey Chawla, Janvi Chawla, Tina Ho, Vicki Shaw
8:00 – 8:40 pm My First Hackathon Faye Cheng, Mills College
9:00 – 9:40 pm Ladies Storm Hackathon Amy Chen, Rutgers

Thursday, Oct. 15

10:15 – 10:55 am Choosing What’s Right For You, Suzanne Mathews, USMA
11:15 – 11:55 am My Internship with Systers and Systerhood at USMA, Cadet Vanda Niemi,

USMA

12:15 – 12:55 pm Consumer to Coder: A Journey of Empowerment and Self-Discovery,

Kaya Thomas, Dartmouth College

1:15 – 1:55 pm Being A Female Patent Examiner, Tamara Y Washington, USPTO
2:30 – 3:10 pm Project Jupyter, Carol Willing, FabLabs San Diego and Python

Software Foundation and Safia Abdalla, Northwestern and PyLadies Chicago

4:00 – 5:00 pm Volunteer with 2016 GHC Community, Charna Parkey, Valerie Fenwick,

Gehana Booth, Zaza Soriano, Tamara Y Washington, Yiting Zheng

Friday, Oct. 16

10:30 – 11:10 am Trust Yourself In Difficult Times Jessica Mong, SurveyMonkey
11:30 – 12:15 pm Building Your Tech Career Heather Corallo, Groupon
12:45 – 1:45 pm The Engineer Brain Paulette Penzvalto, Columbia University

Town Hall 2

Wednesday, Oct. 14

6:00 – 7:00 pm The GHC Effect: How to Become a Badass Rose-Gaelle Belinga,

Maureen Doyle, Sharon Florentine, Rahima Mohammed, Paulina Ramos

7:30 – 8:30 pm From an Hour of Code to a CS Major. How to entice girls? Alice Steinglass,

VP of Product, Engineering and Marketing at Code.org

9:00 – 9:30 pm GHC India Carol Gustaveson

Thursday, Oct. 15

10:30 – 11: am Open Mic
11:30 – 12:15 am UIC BRAID — aiming for 30% Women from University of Illinois Chicago
12:40 – 1:40 pm ACM Student Research Competition Undergraduate Finals
2:40 – 4:00 pm ACM Student Research Competition Graduate Finals
4:30 – 5:00 pm How can you volunteer for GHC 2016? Stuti Badoni and Rose Robinson

Friday, Oct. 16

10:30 – 11:30 am SMASHing out the Stereotypes Jennifer Arguello, Kapor Center
12:00 – 1:00 pm Helping Our Veterans Through Technology Emily Wright-Moore, Veterans Affairs,

Know Before You Owe: Leveraging design and technology to empower mortgage consumers, Catherine Farman, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

1:20 – 2:00 pm ABI.Local Robin Patin