Women Who Code Announces CONNECT 2017 Tech Conference Series

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03.02.2017

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Diversity in Tech’s Women Who Code Organization to Host Events Bringing Engineers From Around the World Together for Training and Empowerment

San Francisco - March 2nd, 2017Women Who Code (WWCode), a 501c3 dedicated to helping tech professionals achieve their career goals, announces the WWCode CONNECT 2017 series, with events taking place in San Francisco, California, Bangalore, India, and Atlanta, Georgia. These conferences will showcase the talents of a diverse range of engineers and technical leaders from around the world who will share their stories and expertise about technology, trends and career advancement. 2017 is the third year that Women Who Code has hosted WWCode CONNECT events.

Women Who Code CONNECT 2017 #WeRise is taking place on April 29th at Twitter HQ and is being supported by the local WWCode San Francisco Network. The all day technical event will highlight the talents of a diverse range of engineers from around the world with in-depth panels, technical workshops, keynotes, and leadership training sessions. .

Confirmed speakers for WWCode CONNECT 2017 include Cynthia Maxwell, Director of Engineering at Slack, Amy Gershkoff, Chief Data Officer at Ancestry, Jennifer Fraser, Director Data Engineering at Twitter, Dr. Mona-Lisa Pinkney, Sr. Director, Governance, Risk, Corporate Information Security at Nike, Merline Saintil, Head of Operations, Product & Technology at Intuit, Aubrey Blanche, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Atlassian and more.

Women Who Code CEO and Board Chair, Alaina Percival spoke about the importance of the event, “WWCode CONNECT is always a powerful experience. It brings together so many accomplished engineers that, for the most part, happen to be women. This elevates our presence and can have an important impact on the way people see the industry as a whole.”

A number of companies committed to advancing inclusion and women leaders in tech have signed on to support WWCode CONNECT, including featured sponsors: Twitter, Autodesk, Capital One, VMware, Sumo Logic, Atlassian, Hulu, Mozilla, Nike, Yelp, Airbnb, SkyHigh Networks, Google, LUNA, Galvanize, and Women Techmakers.

The Women Who Code worldwide conference series started off with Women Who Code CONNECT India which took place on March 3rd, at the offices of VMware in Bangalore, India. Following Women Who Code CONNECT SF in April, the third event in this series will be the We Rise, Women in Tech Conference which will be held in Atlanta June 23rd - 24th.

About Women Who Code
Women Who Code (WWCode) is an international nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. WWCode is building a world where women are proportionally representative as technical leaders, executives, founders, VCs, board members and software engineers. The organization has executed more than 4,200 free events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 80,000, and has a presence in 20 countries. Help empower even more women to advance in tech with the training and community they need to succeed by supporting WWCode. Learn more at womenwhocode.com.

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