I expected nothing less than success from the first We RISE Tech Conference in Atlanta, hosted by Women Who Code. And the inaugural 2017 delivered a top-notch technical, inclusive and diverse, and fun event to over 400 attendees — I would say they met and surpassed all of my expectations. From the comments I’ve overheard throughout the two days, I think many others would also agree.
Women Who Code founder and CEO Alaina Percival inspiring the crowd Day 1
So, how did this team achieve success?
Here’s my takeaway after speaking with the core team and listening to comments from speakers and attendees:
I’m sure there any many, many more items to add to this list.
And, with anything, a list of “things to improve” for the much anticipated We RISE Tech Conf 2018 event would also be great to share as well.
Did you join us in Atlanta? Share your thoughts in comments. And hear more of the behind-the-scenes stories from the organizers Angel, Beth, and Alicia when they speak at DevRelSummit August 11th in Seattle!