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Wednesday, February 19 • 3:00pm - 3:40pm
PANEL: Software Development: This Is a Man’s World, But it would be nothing without a woman or a girl

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From Grace Hopper to Jean E. Sammet to Roberta Williams, this industry has seen the world’s most impressive female minds. Yet, we are still struggling to get more women in the field today. In this session, you will meet women developers. Real ones, who have built, refactored, innovated and improved products, projects and businesses worth millions. See and hear who, what, where, why, when and how have women changed the software development world. What is next in the horizon?   Agenda:  I. Brief introduction to the “History of Women in Computer Science” II. Introduction of Panelists III. Issues in today’s developer landscape that women are primed to solve IV. Q&A

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Amy Jollymore

Development Editor, O'Reilly
Amy Jollymore is an editor at O'Reilly Media, Inc., based in Sebastopol, CA. She has twenty years of print, web, and digital publishing experience, specializing in the areas of technology (cyber security, computer science, mobile development, and programming languages). She has held technology publishing roles with McGraw-Hill Professional, Cengage, and Elsevier. Amy works closely with technology industry professionals to leverage their knowledge... Read More →
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Arabella Santiago

Dot Connector, @arabellaLABS
A journalist at heart, Arabella believes in producing authentic products and content that have an impact. Through her work, she supports startups and opportunities for women. She was the former Executive Director of Techweek 2012 Chicago, the largest technology conference in the Midwest now with over 10,000 participants. For more than five years, Arabella ran a web production company that served businesses, nonprofit organizations and events... Read More →

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avatar for Anna Chiara Bellini

Anna Chiara Bellini

Senior Java Engineer, Toptal
Anna Chiara got her MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Bologna, confirming a passion for computer science and mathematics that she showed since, as a little girl, she bugged her whole family to play the games that she programmed on her brother's C64. During her career as a software engineer and teacher, she has worked with some of the most important italian and international software companies, always looking for challenging... Read More →
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Jennifer Davis

Senior Production Engineer, Yahoo, Yahoo
Jennifer Davis is a senior production engineer at Yahoo. Jennifer has worked in education, startup, and large scale environments which has contributed to a diverse set of experiences over 14 years. Her current passions include promoting women in technology careers, improving infrastructure through code, and changing the way teams work.
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Selby Walker

Software Engineer, Versal
Selby Walker is a software engineer focusing on full-stack JavaScript development. A San Francisco native, Selby graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from UC Davis. In her free time she volunteers for MissionBit, a SF program that provides free programming classes to public school students.
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Anne Ward

CEO, CircleClick Media
Anne Ahola Ward, CEO and co-founder of CircleClick has 15 years of experience developing business on the web. She is a Futurist, Growth Hacker and CEO of CircleClick Media founded in 2009. Anne has thrived in a wide range of areas in the web industry. She has mastered almost every role in web development; DBA, web master, programmer, graphic designer, video editor. Anne was an early entrant into the field of search engine optimization, with a... Read More →


Wednesday February 19, 2014 3:00pm - 3:40pm
Terra Gallery & Event Venue 511 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94105

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