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Join us April 23-27- 2018 for the Women in Tech Regatta Week.

The Regatta is a curated collection of events, workshops and conversations designed to connect women in tech to mentors, peers, resources and to the power of community. We will dwell in the realm of what’s possible, rather than simply what is.

Sessions are grouped thematically and each session will be hosted at one of five ports. Create a personalized itinerary aligned to your specific interests, by checking off the sessions below.

Monday Kick off opening party– Resource reception featuring over 30 orgs from our vibrant city that support women and girls in tech- all during one night, under one roof.
Port Tracks: During the week we’re hosting over 30 breakout sessions across the city. Sessions are grouped thematically and each session will be hosted at 1 of 5 ports. 
  • Port 1: Tech Mavens (keeping you relevant in tech)  We’ll be talking about everything from AI, to Crypto-Currency, to growing as a coder.
  • Port 2: Inclusive Culture (Allyship)  The focus here is on ending gender bias in the workplace & building stronger, more diverse teams.
  • Port 3: Leadership (CEO’s & Startups)  We’ll hear from a diverse group of CEO’s and startup leaders who will discuss multi-dimensional leadership, building credibility and avoiding isolation.
  • Port 4: All about YOU (Build your story)  This is all about you- being bold,  intentional and building resilience. Pump up your side hustle and put some mojo into your personal brand.
  • Port 5: Career Acumen (Building relationships) Learn about how storytelling, mentorship, and meaningful connections will help you meet your career goals and win the race.
Closing Celebration:  Enjoy the last day of the WiT Regatta Week at the Progressive Closing Celebrations. Participate in a variety of exciting pop in events: Complimentary headshots, fashion exhibits, interactive VR, candlelight meditation, résumé review, workplace hacks and more... Connect, nibble & sip with new and old friends. 

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Port 1 - Tech Mavens [clear filter]
Monday, April 23
 

12:00pm PDT

The Story of Bleeding-Edge Technologies
Limited Capacity filling up

Northeastern's entrance is located on the NORTH corner of Terry and Republican. 401 Terry Ave N Suite 103

Mixed Reality, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, Robotics and Quantum Computing. Bleeding-edge technologies like these can creatively solve key company-wide challenges and drive business ROI. However many companies still experience fear around its adoption. Join us to explore these trends, real-life applications and innovative technology solutions across industries. Learn how you leverage them to drive transformation and ROI within your respective companies and industries. It's not a matter of IF these technologies will be adopted, it's a matter of WHEN. Stay ahead of the curve and be a champion for change.


Speakers
avatar for Becky Anderson

Becky Anderson

SWE, Google
avatar for Angela Govila

Angela Govila

Former VP, Digital Bank, Capital One, Independent
avatar for Stephanie Hurlburt

Stephanie Hurlburt

Co-Founder, Binomial
avatar for Gaurav Mukherjee

Gaurav Mukherjee

Human Biomechanics and Robotics Researcher, University of Washington
avatar for Sinead O'Donovan

Sinead O'Donovan

Partner Group Program Manager, Microsoft
avatar for Elizabeth Scallon

Elizabeth Scallon

Director, CoMotion Labs at the University of Washington
Associate Director of UW CoMotion Labs & MakerSpace


Monday April 23, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Northeastern University

3:00pm PDT

Deciphering Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies
Limited Capacity filling up

Northeastern's entrance is located on the NORTH corner of Terry and Republican. 401 Terry Ave N Suite 103

The explosive growth of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies has fostered a new marketplace and created new foundations and trends for our global economic and social systems. While these tech platforms remain largely cryptic concepts for most people, they are arguably becoming mainstream. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are experiencing increasing uptake from regular businesses including Whole Food and Expedia, and Blockchain is being piloted by dozens of governments. Join our discussion to learn about where are we heading with these platforms and what you can do to prepare yourself to use them in your day to day. Will they stick around to become mainstream, remain a high-risk 'fad' for a niche market, or fade away as quickly as they emerged? Should the average person even care? Educate yourself.


Speakers
avatar for Scott Arenson

Scott Arenson

Founder, Blockchains for Social Good
avatar for Minda Brusse

Minda Brusse

Chief Of Staff, StormX
avatar for Kate Mitselmakher

Kate Mitselmakher

General Partner, Bloccelerate
Kate Mitselmakher is the CEO, Founder & General Partner of Bloccelerate VC, a blockchain fund and an accelerator looking to invest in 50-100 blockchain companies over the next 5 years. Bloccelerate is a team of serial investors, entrepreneurs, and executives from Fortune 500 companies... Read More →
avatar for Rekha Nanda

Rekha Nanda

Principle Engineering Manager, Microsoft
avatar for Padmaja Vrudhula

Padmaja Vrudhula

Chief of Staff and Office the CTO - Global, VMware


Monday April 23, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Northeastern University
 
Tuesday, April 24
 

10:00am PDT

Keeping Your Skills Sharp
Limited Capacity filling up

Northeastern's entrance is located on the NORTH corner of Terry and Republican. 401 Terry Ave N Suite 103

New programming languages, new stacks, new server and cloud technologies, and new containers are arriving at a fast and furious pace. Career success and growth depend on your ability to keep up. Join our session to learn how to continuously develop your skills and discover strategies to help target the most relevant technologies.


Moderators
avatar for Kari Bancroft

Kari Bancroft

Director of Education & Tech, Ada Developers Academy

Speakers
avatar for Keiko Borkenhagen

Keiko Borkenhagen

Program Manager, Education & Training, LiquidPlanner
avatar for Susanna Edens

Susanna Edens

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Northeastern University
A Master's student graduating this May with a MS Computer Science from Northeastern (Seattle) through the ALIGN program, having graduated with a Bachelor's in Health Science from Northeastern (Boston) in 2015. Through the ALIGN program, I have successfully completed 2 software engineering... Read More →
avatar for Arif Gursel

Arif Gursel

Hacktivist - Founder - Executive Director, Pan African Center for Empowerment
A serial and social entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience gained from a unique blend of professional experience. He specializes in product development, technology strategy, and business model development equipped to lead initiatives & people toward common goals. He's most... Read More →
avatar for Alejandra Quetzalli

Alejandra Quetzalli

Founder, She Codes Now


Tuesday April 24, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Northeastern University
 
Wednesday, April 25
 

12:00pm PDT

A Discourse on Ethics, Data, & Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Northeastern's entrance is located on the NORTH corner of Terry and Republican. 401 Terry Ave N Suite 103

Join our debate: Is the discussion around ethics keeping up to the pace of technological advancements? Should ethics shape what we develop and what are the trade-offs? Topics that will be explored include: - Security and privacy and data: a shared responsibility and the important role that the tech sector, customers, companies and governments play in protecting and defending the internet -- and ourselves from data breaches. - AI and machine learning: How do we as developers and consumers deal with AIs being developed for usages we might not perceive as ethical.



Moderators
avatar for Camille Morhardt

Camille Morhardt

Director, Compute Lifecycle Assurance, Intel

Speakers
avatar for Mara Arenson

Mara Arenson

Attorney, Microsoft
avatar for Sara Bromling

Sara Bromling

Cyber Security Analyst, Rubica
avatar for Rachael Tatman

Rachael Tatman

Data Scientist, Kaggle
avatar for Peter Temes

Peter Temes

Dean and Campus Chief Executive, Northeastern University


Wednesday April 25, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Northeastern University