September 26th, 2019

CHIWITCON™ is an inspiring gathering of technologists from Chicago and beyond. Open to all genders across all platforms and technologies, the CHIWITCON™ brings the achievements, aspirations, and career interests of inspiring individuals in technology to the forefront. Listen to exciting speakers with plenty of discussion time and enjoy a fireside chat. Stay for the fun, relaxing networking opportunity following the conference.

Lunch will be provided for all attendees. An ongoing Career Fair will be available throughout the conference from 10:00am - 5:00pm.

 

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Speakers

Yemi Akisanya

Director of Diversity and Inclusion

OCC

Yemi Akisanya is a passionate leader and innovative thinker with over 10 years of experience in the Financial Market sector. Yemi has spent over 13 years in Technology, Business Development and Strategy. He is currently the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization and the foundation for secure markets.
Previously at OCC, Yemi served as a Product Development Manager and led a team of business analyst that balanced multiple responsibilities focused on new product and business development efforts in the liaison role between central party clearing and settlement services organization and external business customers such as exchanges, banks, and clearing members.
While he has held multiple positions at the company, Yemi's leadership qualities andaffinity toward social impact inspired his decision to transition to his role as Director of Diversity and Inclusion in 2018. In this role, he is responsible for the strategy creation and execution of OCC’s short and long-term Diversity & Inclusion plan. The mission is to inspire and engage OCC to build a more diverse and inclusive workplace and own a positive corporate culture ripe for social impact in the community.
Prior to joining OCC in 2011, Yemi held positions at Chicago Mercantile Exchange and JP Morgan Chase as a Lead QA Analyst, where he specialized in large-scale initiatives for the financial services industry specifically in Clearing.
Yemi serves on the Board of Directors for i.c.stars, which is a program that provides technology-based workforce development, leadership training, and access to career opportunities for low-income adults in the Chicagoland area. He also seats on the Advisory Board of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Yemi is currently an Executive MBA candidate at Northwestern’s Kellogg school of Management and holds a Master of Science in Communication degree from Northwestern University. He graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a B.A. in Management Information Systems where he also played and captained the college football team.

Helen Sun

Chief Technology Officer

STATS Perform

Dr. Helen Sun is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at STATS Perform, overseeing AI, Innovation, Global Engineering, Design, and IT.
Dr. Sun joins STATS Perform from JPMorgan Chase, most recently serving as Chief Technology Officer of the Commercial Banking division. For over 22 years, Sun has a proven record as a technology strategist and thought leader in previous roles as Vice President of Cloud Computing, Information Management, and Architecture at Motorola Solutions; Senior Director of Global Enterprise Architecture at Salesforce; and Director of Enterprise Architecture at Oracle.
Dr. Sun is a leader in transforming businesses through innovative solutions, and has published 3 books on the topics of big data and advanced analytics.
Sun earned a Ph.D. in Education Technology and Information Systems from The University of Toledo prior to her extensive leadership experience across multiple financial and software organizations. She has been recognized by the Chicago Business Journal as “Business Woman of the Year” and as a featured speaker at the University of Chicago’s “Women in Analytics” symposium. On July 16, 2018, Dr. Sun was recognized in Crain’s Tech 50 of 2018.

Amanda Hinchman-Dominguez

Software Engineer

Yello

Amanda Hinchman-Dominguez is a Kotlin and crocheting enthusiast, but her day job is Android engineering at Yello. She’s a technical writer on Medium for publications like Towards Data Science and as an active member in the Kotlin community, she likes to hang out on the TornadoFX channel on the Kotlinlang slack to answer questions. She has 3 parakeets named Biggie, Sunny, and Kiki, and she also decided to get a real hobby recently so she is also does hot yoga. It’s progressed from insufferable to somewhat sufferable.

https://medium.com/@hinchman_amanda

Kristen Cho

Chief Marketing Officer

Reverb

Kristen Cho is Chief Marketing Officer at Reverb, the leading online marketplace for buying and selling musical instruments and one of the fastest-growing tech companies in Chicago. As CMO at Reverb, Kristen leads Reverb’s 25+ person global marketing team. Previously, Kristen led the marketing teams at both designer consignment marketplace Luxury Garage Sale and at SpotHero, the Chicago-based parking reservation platform. Prior to joining Chicago’s tech startup scene, Kristen spent seven years in various leadership positions at digital marketing agencies iProspect and Digitas.

Joanna Burgraf

Manager

Enova

Joanna Burgraf joined Enova Int’l in 2007. She is the manager of Enova Studios, Enova’s in-house creative agency, leading the digital design and copy teams. In her current role, she builds scalable systems so her teams can create their most innovative work. Her teams developed the content and designed the front-end for Enova’s 11 brands. Prior to her current role, she established the creative front-end development team, filling a gap between Enova’s technology and marketing teams. She has been working in digital and print design for the last 17 years and her clients include GM, Kenmore, Whirlpool, NFL, RJR Nabisco as well as local tech startups. She formerly co-operated Fluxcore, a digitally-based experimental artist collective. Joanna is a resident at Platform Art Studios, where she is currently exploring creativity through painting.

https://www.enova.com/blog/category/enova-studios/

Donna Claire

Senior Manager

Enova

Donna Claire is the Senior Manager of Enova Studios accountable for the UX practice across the organization. She has a strong management and user experience background, and a proven track record of directing teams and programs across multiple marketing brands and selling channels, increasing market share through implementation and support of innovative campaigns. With over fifteen years of demonstrated experience planning and executing integrated programs, she is a confident consensus builder and leader of diverse teams, as well as a hands-on contributor and team player adept at managing simultaneous projects and aligning cross-functional priorities and business goals. She focuses on performance-driven solutions, streamlining processes and reducing operating costs while improving quality, productivity and customer experiences.

http://www.donna-claire.com/

Jamie Gilpin

Chief Marketing Officer

Sprout Social

ARA Panel Discussion - Panelist

Jamie Gilpin is the Chief Marketing Officer at Sprout Social, a leading provider of social media listening and analytics, social management, customer care, and advocacy solutions to more than 20,000 brands and agencies. She is responsible for elevating Sprout’s brand position and driving customer acquisition, retention and growth through strategic, integrated marketing efforts. Jamie is passionate about the critical role social media plays across the organization and often speaks on customer experience, marketing strategy, consumer insights and brand strategy. Her insights and advice has been covered in media outlets including Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Inc., Bloomberg, Entrepreneur and Adweek.

Prior to joining Sprout, Jamie was Chief Marketing Officer at Envoy where she played a key role in building a powerful brand and the marketing function. Jamie also previously served as the vice president of marketing and branding at CareerBuilder LLC. In that role, she directed the development of strategic marketing and was responsible for their B2B strategy.

Jamie received a MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Florida State University.

Alida Miranda-Wolff

CEO and Founder

Ethos

Alida Miranda-Wolff is the CEO and Founder of Ethos, a culture consulting meets diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) firm serving over 30 growing and growth-stage companies across the U.S. At Ethos, Alida focuses on building incredible – and incredibly diverse – company cultures by creating the conditions for everyone to thrive through organizational design, culture strategy, learning and development, and DEI strategies and practices.

Before Ethos, Alida headed up investors, partners, brand, and portfolio company growth at Hyde Park Angels. While at Hyde Park Angels, she helped grow the organization into the most active early-stage investor in the Midwest by developing a people-first approach to investing, one that focused on leveraging human capital as well as financial capital to drive positive outcomes.

Outside of Ethos, Alida is the founder of the Chicago Mastermind Group, which organizes both large and small masterminds for women of all backgrounds. She is also an Advisory Board Member at Prosper Strategies, a certified Mindfulness and Meditation instructor, classical guitarist, and working artist. Formerly, she served on mHub’s Venture Board and taught marketing and career advancement at General Assembly.

Leslie Vickrey

CEO

ClearEdge Marketing

ARA Panel Discussion - Moderator

Leslie Vickrey is a marketing expert and business advisor who began her career with McDonald’s Corporation and Junior Achievement. However, after serving as head of marketing for Spherion’s technology division, Leslie quickly found her niche. Today, as CEO of ClearEdge Marketing, Leslie works closely with leaders in technology, HR tech, and recruitment to help them tackle the challenges they face in talent management and acquisition. Leslie’s passion for gender equality in the workplace led her to co-found ARA, a group dedicated to attracting, retaining and advancing women in tech. Her recruitment podcast, “TheEdge,” has featured over 35 impressive female industry leaders. She has been named to the UIC Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame; 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year and the TechWeek 100 Chicago. She also serves on the boards of Chicago area organizations, Chicago Innovation and i.c. stars.

Marina Malaguti

Director of Data Engineering

Jellyvision

Marina Malaguti is a data engineer/ data science professional with a keen interest in making scalable data solutions that add value to users. Currently, she is the Director of Data Engineering at Jellyvision, one of the fastest-growing and most successful Chicago tech companies. Other interests include IoT, Distributed Ledgers, productivity theories and outdoor activities.

http://marinamalaguti.info

Matt Pulley

Chief Technology Officer

HomeChef

ARA Panel Discussion - Panelist

Matt has been CTO at Home Chef for over 4 years, where he’s helped lead the company from early stage startup, through multiple fundraises, to acquisition. Most recently, the Technology team at Home Chef has more than doubled, while focusing on creating a healthy and diverse technology organization. Prior to Home Chef, Matt was CTO at Snapsheet, where he built an industry-leading Mobile Insurance Claims platform.

Shaelyn Otikor

Global Business Strategy Specialist, Senior Vice President

Northern Trust Corporation

ARA Panel Discussion - Panelist

Shaelyn is a Senior Vice President and Global Strategy Specialist in the Corporate and Institutional (C&IS) business unit at Northern Trust, a financial services company headquartered in Chicago. C&IS is dedicated to servicing fund managers and asset owners with a broad range of products. Shaelyn is responsible for developing and leading the business unit’s global workforce strategy for 9,000+ employees across 20 countries. Her position includes diversity and inclusion, talent management, employee engagement, location strategy, and digital technology. During her 23-year career at Northern Trust she has held multiple positions related to business development, operations, software upgrades, client relationship management, global program management, European financial regulation post-economic crisis, and corporate social responsibility publishing three annual reports (2010-2012) located at www.northerntrust.com/csr. She has also relocated to London twice on multi-year assignments to lead projects across Northern Trust’s European offices.
Shaelyn obtained her bachelor’s from DePaul University where she majored in international project management with a minor in computer science. She received her MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Taranjeet Kaur

Principal Architect

Huntington Bank

Taranjeet Kaur is a Technology Architect, Software Developer and Tech Community Leader. In her current role as a member of the Chief Development Office at Huntington bank she designs smarter technology solutions for the enterprise using modern tools and she helps the developer community by creating and sharing best practices for software development. She is part of the organizing committee as a track owner for DogFoodCon (https://dogfoodcon.com/).

Miriah Peterson

Data Scientist

Nav

Miriah Peterson graduated from BYU August 2017 with a B.S. is Physics. After dropping out of graduate school, she decided to pursue a career in software. She now works as a Data Scientist at Nav. She works in both Go and Python. She is the organizer of the Women Who Go Utah chapter and holds monthly meetings to help women get started in development careers. She is also an active member of the Utah Go Users Group where she has spoken on Data Science in Go. When not building out production level ETL systems in go she spends a lot of free time reading about Data Science, Deep Learning and works on implementing new skills and tools on personal projects on both Go and Python.

https://miriahpeterson.com

Jacqueline Potts

Backend Engineer

Ruby and Python software engineer originally from New York City, currently enjoying life living in the deep woods of Colorado. Co-Creator of Push of Love, the app that sends you affirmations and words of encouragement every day, because YOU DESERVE IT. Mentor for #BUILTBYGIRLS, Exercism.io, and a mentor within the engineering team at Peerfit. Dog mom, avid hiker, and volunteer at the Boulder Humane Society.

http://jacquelinepotts.com/

Laura B. Janusek

Chief Product Officer

Modern Teacher

As a founding team member at Modern Teacher, Laura has held several roles. She’s currently the Chief Product Officer, focusing on the design and development of the company’s software solutions. In collaboration with the CEO, she defines Modern Teacher’s current and upcoming product offerings and uses client feedback to oversee the development lifecycle, from ideation through live releases and enhancements. Laura leads the development and quality assurance teams, which have included both U.S.-based and nearshore developers. She has also managed Modern Teacher’s professional learning content creation team, including graphic and e-learning designers.

Laura also acted as VP of Curriculum and VP of Client Experience with digedu, The Digital Education Company, leading a team of over 40 digital content creators and overseeing client relationships nationally. Prior to her work in EdTech, Laura was involved with a variety of educational organizations, teaching in both Special Education and English departments as well as nontraditional learning environments.

Laura enjoys practicing yoga, playing violin, and listening to audiobooks. She is an active member of communities for women in technology, she has recently been recognized in a series on “Women on Top in Tech”, and she is passionate about education equity and technology’s ability to improve lives in the education space and beyond.

Christine Stone

VP

Brookfield Properties

Christine Stone is a strategist, connector and coach.
Christine's career began with technical project management - quickly evolving into project recovery, developing top performing IT teams, building business technical strategies and financial plans, then changing and building IT organizations to execute.
Currently with Brookfield Properties as the VP of PMO, Christine leads Strategic Planning, Budget, Governance and Talent Development for IT, and honed her skills at VW/Audi, EMC2 Dell, McDonald’s and consulting firms. Leading technical change and developing people is a natural part of Christine’s approach, formalized in her graduate work in Organizational Behavior. She mentors with Chicago Innovation, is active with the Chicago Women in Tech community including ARA, i.c.Stars, Chicago Executive Women’s network and others. She is an organic connector of technology and people and an author of articles and a book on work-life balance.

Camille D. Jamerson

Senior Principal Consultant, President, and CEO

CDJ &Associates

Known as the “Olivia Pope of the Midwest”, Camille D. Jamerson is the Senior Principal Consultant as well as President and CEO of CDJ &Associates. CDJA is a boutique business management consulting firm that specializes in Strategy, Branding, PR & Content for public/political figures as well as small business owners & entrepreneurs. Her additional expertise in brand building, digital media development, and crisis management have helped to catapult CDJA in a short time. In 4 years, she has tripled her client base and doubled her company size and revenue.

Camille has been quoted nationally in the New York Post, USA Today, Yahoo Travel, Costco Connection, CEO Blog Nation, NCR, and Successful Meetings. She has been featured in Crain’s Detroit Business, Hour Magazine & Metro Times.

Additionally, she is an award-winning author of two books, a former international beauty pageant Queen and a nationally featured public speaker. She was awarded as a Woman of Excellence with Real Times Media, as “Most Valued Professional” with CORP Magazine and many other awarded distinctions.

Camille is certified through Harvard University, graduating with honors and receiving executive certifications in business, leadership, and management. She is also trained and certified through the Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] for crisis and disaster management.

Camille loves the theater. She enjoys traveling both domestically and internationally as well as reading. Most importantly, she is a wife and mom and lives in Oakland County, Michigan with her family.

https://www.cdjandassociates.com/

Amy Arambulo Negrette

Software Engineer

Amy Arambulo Negrette is a Software Engineer with ten years of professional experience. Before working with Cloud Technologies, she developed on a Public Sector LAMP stack. New technologies can feel daunting and like you’re being left behind. She found ways of pushing initiatives and new standards. Her goal with her talk is to get past initial hesitation and show how Serverless can enhance already experienced engineers.

https://www.amy-codes.com/

Alice Zhao

Senior Data Scientist

Metis

Alice Zhao is currently a Senior Data Scientist at Metis, where she teaches 12-week data science bootcamps. Previously, she worked at Cars.com, where she started as the company’s first data scientist, supporting multiple functions from Marketing to Technology. During that time, she also co-founded a data science education startup, Best Fit Analytics Workshop, teaching weekend courses to professionals at 1871 in Chicago. Prior to becoming a data scientist, she worked at Redfin as an analyst and at Accenture as a consultant. She has her M.S. in Analytics and B.S. in Electrical Engineering, both from Northwestern University. She blogs about analytics and pop culture on A Dash of Data. Her blog post, “How Text Messages Change From Dating to Marriage” made it onto the front page of Reddit, gaining over half a million views in the first week. She is passionate about teaching and mentoring, and loves using data to tell fun and compelling stories.

http://adashofdata.com

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Agenda

  1. 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM : Registration and Networking
  2. 09:30 AM - 09:45 AM : Intro and Opening Remarks
  3. 09:45 AM - 10:30 AM : Morning Keynote- Alida Miranda-Wolff

    Achieving Equity and Inclusion through Self-Advocacy and Sponsorship

    The gender double bind is real: Women who don’t speak up miss opportunities and those who do are ignored. We know that diverse companies are more profitable, scalable, and sustainable in the future, especially those who invest in female leadership. To achieve strategic business objectives and gender equality in the workplace, we must bridge the gap between diversity and inclusion through practices and procedures that create a level playing field. In this keynote, we will tackle what equity and inclusion really mean, and how to achieve a deeper understanding of both, and how women can become advocates for themselves and empower those around them to sponsor them as they pursue advancement.

  4. 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM : Track Talks
    • Navigating your Career: Marina Malaguti
      • Maximum Productivity Outcome
      • This talk will discuss practical approaches to getting things done personally and professionally. In this day and age, we are constantly bombarded with information and tasks on multiple platforms. In addition, we are increasingly merging our personal and work lives and having to prioritize these two against each other. During this talk Marina will give the audience a hands-on approach on how she set-up her life, both personal and professional, in order to get the most important things done and more. She is going to walk through the various methodologies that she has studied/read about and merged into a practical approach that works for her.
    • Cross-functional Collaboration: Jacqueline Potts
      • Software Engineering and Mental Health are Not Mutually Exclusive
      • Software development can be an incredibly powerful and rewarding experience. We as developers have the ability to create and design systems that power businesses and make technology more accessible to the community at large. Let’s face it, we as technologists are pretty cool people.
        Though there are many highs in the software field there can also be many lows and a lot of times the mental health of engineers is overlooked. Mental health and burn out of software developers is something we need to take seriously, especially as more and more company cultures glorify the move fast and break things and hacker type mentalities. The point of this talk is to help raise awareness to signs of burnout in yourself and others, discuss the importance of self care, and discuss some things we can do to help alleviate our own stress and pressure to keep our community healthy and thriving. Healthy software developers leads to healthy, robust software and happy businesses.
    • Showcasing your Tech: Taranjeet Kaur
      • Making Security part of Enterprise DNA
      • With changing paradigms, the security of applications is no longer considered just an IT issue; now it is also a boardroom issue. IT teams are considering how security fits in from the start to ensure that it is not an afterthought, but rather a part of the enterprise DNA. This talk will discuss the methodologies used by application teams to build robust and reliable products. Attendees will also walk away with the knowledge of building cognitive security for critical enterprise applications using AI and machine learning. 
  5. 11:20 AM - 11:50 AM : Track Talks
    • Navigating your Career: Christine Stone
      • Diapers & Data Centers
      • An authentic, funny, practical talk – stories, tools, life hacks and results in both career and family. As Stone gives advice, she finds that she gives advice that would have shocked her own mother – life hacks that bend traditional rules, but work well. She also shares tools that she and her husband used to help them share duties and do long term planning.
    • Cross-functional Collaboration: Joanna Burgrag + Donna Claire
      • Opposites Attract: A Three Act Play in Creative Collaboration
        Donna Claire and Joanna Burgraf have transformed Enova’s creative department from a service organization to a 16 person digital agency and strategic partner. These two work in harmony and support each other in achieving the vision of this team. What may not be so obvious is just how opposite they are – one is a strategic thinker and the other a doer, one loves ideas the other loves process, one a mentor the other an eager student. Rather than change who they are, they support each other in being the best version of their professional selves.
        They lift each other up all while working to bridge the gap and establish partnerships between tech and creative teams. They’ll share the inside scoop of their professional relationship and how they utilize their individual and combined skills to deliver websites that are inclusive and designed for the customer. Attendees from this talk will walk away with: the value of having a partner on the team, how to identify and utilize the strengths of your team members, and an understanding of what it takes to adopt new technologies.
    • Showcasing your Tech: Amy Arambulo Negrette
      • Traditionally Serverless
      • The cloud computing landscape is rife with buzzwords and Serverless is one more of them. For more traditional application engineers, especially those with a few years under their belt already, these trends are known to come and go. It can be hard to get excited if you don’t see the staying power of Serverless, even more if you’ve already lost time and energy to a trend that never quite got adopted. This talk will go over the most common arguments that Traditional Application Developers will drum up and open a path to Serverless Adoption.
  6. 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM : Lunch
  7. 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM : ARA Panel

    Rise Up: Conversations that Inspire, Actions that Make Change

    Once again, ARA joins forces with ChiWitCon to host a panel discussion that won’t leave anything off the table. From making uncomfortable conversations comfortable to empowering male allies to turning off your “Evil DJ” and finding your own voice to cultivating sponsors while being your own champion – a lot will be covered in a short amount of time, so be ready to take notes, ask questions and learn from inspiring leaders and rising stars in our community. To mix things up, at the end of the panel, we’re going to do a speed round of questions, including topics such as: How to ask for a raise; How to address conflict; How to rise others up; How to be your authentic self. Regardless of what stage you are in your career, you will walk away with ideas to help yourself and those who surround you. The time to make change is NOW.

    • Moderator: Leslie Vickrey
    • Speakers
      • Yemi Akisanya
      • Shaelyn Otikor
      • Jamie Gilpin
      • Matt Pulley
  8. 02:10 PM - 02:40 PM : Track Talks
    • Navigating your Career: Camille Jamerson
      • Leadership and the Imposter Syndrome : Am I successful or am I really a fraud?
      • Constant change and adaptability in the field of technology will leave you feeling behind the moment you get caught up. Add to that the social pressures of perfectly curated social media feeds that cause you to compare your professional and personal life to someone’s else highlight reel. The moment it doesn’t, you feel you are a fraud and that EVERYONE will find out that you are winging it. Truth is, everybody is winging everything… Motherhood… Work… School… Relationships… Eyeliner… EVERYTHING. You are not a fraud, but the imposter syndrome is palatable enough to cause you to cower back, doubt yourself, and discount your abilities! We are going to cover 5 major keys for defeating this syndrome once and for all. Interlaced with humor, practical examples, heart to heart stories, data, stats, and tactics- Get ready for a session that will shift paradigms in your leadership abilities!
    • Cross-functional Collaboration: Kristen Cho
      • Your Marketing & Tech Teams Need to Communicate Better: Here’s How
      • With varying priorities, attitudes, and backgrounds, it’s easy for a company’s marketing and product/engineering teams to exist in silos. While some tension between product and marketing is natural and healthy, ultimately these teams need each other to succeed, making effective communication essential. In this session, Reverb’s Chief Marketing Officer Kristen Cho will discuss proven tips for better communication and collaboration between product and marketing teams.
    • Showcasing your Tech: Miriah Peterson
      • Teaching Golang Beginners
      • We were all new to Go once. We all had to learn the syntax, the error handling, the interfaces. We all work with people new to go. It is inevitable. We want our gophers to be productive. Do we need to take different approaches to different levels of development experience? Let Peterson tell you how!
  9. 02:40 PM - 03:00 PM : Short Break
  10. 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM : Track Talks
    • Navigating your Career: Laura Janusek
      • Raising Our Hands: The Power of Self-Advocacy for Women in Tech
      • The session will explore the barriers preventing women’s self-advocacy, drawing on research as well as the personal experiences of the speaker, a former teacher and now EdTech executive who learned to “raise her hand” and advocate for herself in the traditionally male-dominated field of technology.
    • Cross-functional Collaboration: Alice Zhao
      • What I’ve Learned From Advising 100+ Data Science Projects
      • Over the course of Zhao’s career, she has advised over a hundred data science projects. She’s seen some succeed and others fail, and during this talk, she will share her top three lessons learned on the skills and mindset needed for a stand-out project.
    • Showcasing your Tech: Amanda Hinchman-Dominguez
      • Mind Over Matter: The Mentality of a Software Engineer
      • Success in engineering has nothing to do with how well you can code, how many years of experience you have, or whether you have an education. It’s not even about finding the answers. The journey to engineering often starts with asking the question: “What if I can make this […] easier?”
        Tech is hard, but getting in (and staying) in tech is a lot harder. This is a talk where together, we’re going to beat down imposter syndrome, gas each other up. This is a talk where we refuse to be beat down, but we enjoy the struggle and flail. This is a talk where we gain the convictions and confidence necessary to be a software engineer. Whether you wish to become more technical in writing, speaking, or coding, this is a talk on why tech needs women to be themselves, unapologetically.
  11. 03:40 PM - 04:25 PM : Afternoon Keynote- Helen Sun

    Advancing in an AI Driven Economy

    In this talk, Helen will share how she is advancing her career in using data analytics, machine learning, and AI to drive business growth. She will discuss skill set needed as well as resources that can be leveraged to succeed in this new career discipline.

  12. 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM : Happy Hour

Venue

The Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

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Contact

Chi Women In Tech Conference

chiwomenintech@gmail.com