Kara SwisherCo-Founder & Executive Editor | Re/code
Kara Swisher started covering digital issues for the Wall Street Journal’s San Francisco bureau in 1997. With Walt Mossberg, over the last 11 years, she has been co-producing D: All Things Digital, a major high-tech conference with interviewees such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and many other leading players in the tech and media industries. Kara won a Loeb Award while at AllThingsD.com for her coverage of Yahoo.
Gloria KimbwalaCampus Program Specialist | Square
Gloria Kimbwala is a Campus Program Specialist at Square where she runs Square’s Code Camp as well as works with diverse engineers form different backgrounds regarding what it takes to become an Engineer. She took a nontraditional path to software engineering by getting her Bachelors Degree in Environmental Studies and her Master Degree in Computer Science.
Adriana GascoigneFounder and CEO | Girls in Tech
Adriana is the Founder and CEO of Girls in Tech, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization devoted to empowering, educating and mentoring women in the tech industry across over 52 chapters internationally. She is also a partner at Founders Den in the heart of San Francisco's SOMA district where Girls in Tech's offices are located.
Khushali DesaiResearch Assistant | San Jose State
Khushali Desai is graduate student at San Jose State University doing Computer Engineering. She loves going to Hackathons and conferences. She loves to learn new in technology. She likes to give workshops and become speaker at various events. Her favorite hobby is to teach and try new recipes. One thing she strongly believes in is "Community is essential. people can always do more when they keep in mind helping each other".
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8:00am - 9:00am Welcome, Registration and Marketplace
Get registered and settled in for a great day of learning.
9:00am - 10:00am Keynote: TBD
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch, Marketplace, HelpDesk
Enjoy lunch, check out the Marketplace.
5:00pm - 6:30pm Giveaways and Reception
Time to network and win some giveaways.
Speakers and Panels
10:00am - 11:00am Panel: Diversity in the Workforce: Are we Really Making Strides?
11:00am - 12:00pm Panel: Ageism and Sexism in Tech
1:00pm - 2:00pm Panel: Wearables
2:00pm - 3:00pm Speaker: TBD
3:00pm - 4:00pm Panel: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
4:00pm - 5:00pm Speaker: TBD
This year's TechCon is located at Draper University
Draper University is a school for innovators. It's located in the heart of Silicon Valley in San Mateo, California. Located at: 44 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401
Are you a Founder of a Startup? Do you have that awesome app everyone should know about? How about that incredible product that will be the next big thing?
Then you need to apply to pitch!
We are looking for 12 companies in 3 sessions during Geek Girl TechCons in 2016 who will have the opportunity to pitch and receive valuable feedback from our local celebrity judges and vie to win top bragging rights! You can apply in one city, or multiple cities. Bay Area/San Mateo, San Diego, Boston and Cape Cod are some of the cities so far in 2016. It's easy:
Even if you are not ready to pitch, please forward to those who would love to!
*If you plan on attending a TechCon this year, these panels will be included in your ticket price so come and cheer these folks on!