Elevate Conference 2023

Happy International Women’s Day! In honor of this special day, you can join me virtually on March 8-9, 2023 to celebrate women in tech with the Girl Geek X team, 45+ inspiring speakers, and over 5,000 mid-to-senior level women and allies! Register for Geek X’s 6th annual ELEVATE Virtual Conference & Career Fair — it’s free, fun, and will truly inspire you.

Some of the sessions that I attended were:

Day 1 – March 8, 2023:

  • Keynote: Neurodiversity @ Work – Jessica Sahagian (Director of Engineering, ConnectRN) – Neurodiversity refers to diversity in the human brain and cognition, for instance in sociability, learning, attention, mood, and other mental functions. This was a very eye-opening session where I learned more about inclusivity for all types of people and the joy of being your authentic self at work.

  • Talk: How to Make Onboarding to a Company’s Legacy Codebase Suck Less – Shanea Leven (CEO, CodeSee) – I inherited about 15+ years of legacy code, so this session really resonated with me.

  • Talk: Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone – Spandana Govindgari (Staff Tech Lead, Meta) – Sometimes to grow, you have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.

View all the sessions at elevate.girlgeek.io. I will see you there tomorrow for Day 2!

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