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Compass

Meet the Women Tech Leaders at Compass

If you are interested in attending this event, please email hi@powertofly.com to be considered for an invitation.

It's PowerToFly's goal to connect women in tech with fast-growing companies. That's why we've partnered with real estate game changer Compass to present a one-night-only evening with their women tech leaders.

The event will take place on Thursday December 6th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Compass HQ, located at 90 5th Ave, 11th Floor, New York, NY.

Agenda (Subject to Change)

  • 6:00pm - Check-In & Networking over Food & Drinks
  • 6:30pm - Event Kickoff with PowerToFly
  • 6:35pm - Keynote Address by Compass
  • 6:45pm - Product Demo
  • 6:55pm - Panel Discussion featuring Women Tech Leaders at Compass
  • 7:05pm - Audience Q&A
  • 7:20pm - Networking Continues over Food & Drinks

Founded in 2012, Compass operates in 17 regions across the United States. While you don't need to be interested in new opportunities to attend the event, Compass is growing quickly and is looking for some amazing women to join their team. Visit their page on PowerToFly to learn more about open roles.

Here's what Fast Company had to say about Compass: "And it's no wonder Compass has shaken things up: As anyone who's ever tried to rent or buy property in New York knows, the experience is loaded with pain points - exactly the type of stuff that turns mere ideas into thriving startups."

About PowerToFly Events: All attendees who RSVP are welcome, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, or age. If you require accommodation to fully participate in this event, please email hi@powertofly.com, and we will contact you to discuss your specific needs.

Unfortunately, PowerToFly and Compass cannot admit outside recruiters to this particular event. Please email hi@powertofly.com if you have any questions about this policy.

About Compass: Compass is building the first modern real estate platform, pairing the industry's top talent with technology to make the search and sell experience intelligent and seamless. Compass' mission is to help everyone find their place in the world.

In Person Events

A Conversation with Fast-Growing Seattle Startups

If you are interested in attending this event, please email hi@powertofly.com to be considered for an invitation.

PowerToFly is returning to Seattle to present an engaging evening of cocktails and conversations featuring women tech leaders from some of Seattle's hottest startups.

The event will be held on Wednesday, December 5th from 6pm to 8pm at MAKERS Workspaces Seattle, located at 92 Lenora Street, Seattle.

PowerToFly is currently putting together a stellar lineup of companies, including:

Convoy - Convoy is reinventing the supply chain with technology-backed, full-service trucking. They offer the world's largest companies the best option for moving their freight, via their immense network of technology-connected trucking companies. Shippers get instant quotes, real-time GPS tracking on all shipments, and actionable business analytics to improve their supply chain. Trucking companies get access to free tools and resources that allow them to find loads they want, drive fuller trucks, and get paid quickly.

Agenda (Subject to Change)

  • 6:00pm - Check-In & Networking over Drinks and Light Food
  • 6:30pm - Event Kickoff with MAKERS Workspaces
  • 6:35pm - Introductory Remarks by PowerToFly
  • 6:40pm - Product Demonstrations & Panel Discussions featuring women tech leaders from Convoy and more companies to be announced.
  • 6:55pm - Audience Q&A
  • 7:10pm - Networking over Drinks and Light Food

About the MAKERS Workspaces: Modern and chic, MAKERS is an ideal setting for those who appreciate creativity, natural light, and open space. Designed with history and sustainability in mind, MAKERS incorporates many refurbished elements including polished bleacher board floors, salvaged window panes, and tables made of recycled gym floorboards.

About PowerToFly Events: All attendees who RSVP are welcome, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, or age. If you require accommodation to fully participate in this event, please email hi@powertofly.com, and we will contact you to discuss your specific needs.

Unfortunately, PowerToFly and the participating companies cannot admit outside recruiters to this particular event. Please email hi@powertofly.com if you have any questions about this policy.

33Across

Meet Aparna Hegde, Senior Software Engineer At 33Across

Aparna Talks Engineering Tips and The Makings of Awesome Saturdays

Below is an article originally written by PowerToFly Partner 33Across, and published on February 16, 2018. Go to 33Across' page on PowerToFly to learn more.

As with most tech companies, our engineers play a major role in our company's success. One of our Senior Software Engineers Aparna Hegde, is no exception to that rule. Serving as a member of our high-performing engineering team, Aparna is responsible keeping 33Across' technology at its very best. Learn more about her including why she decided to become an engineer, how a non-technical person can learn engineering, and what her favorite weekend day is!

What made you decide to become an engineer? Was it your first career choice?

I love math but found the field too abstract to pursue as a career. Software engineering seemed to be the logical next choice for me.

How do you expand your knowledge-base and keep up with the latest technology trends?

I find interesting things outside of work such as side-projects, building apps, or contributing to an open-source project. I love learning new programming languages. I taught myself JavaScript a few years back by building a browser-based game in VanillaJS. The game I built was primitive however I learned JavaScript and the various quirks between different browsers. I now spent my free hours tackling Ruby.

What is the ideal environment for engineers to work in?

Engineers work best in environments that facilitate constant learning. Workplaces that provide reading material, sponsor courses, or allocate time for engineers to pursue "moonshot" projects are always great.

What engineering skills do you think that a non-technical person could benefit from?

A non-technical person could benefit tremendously by "thinking like a engineer." Software engineering is not about learning to use frameworks or a language's syntax, it's is about how you order your thoughts logically and solving the hardest problems in the most efficient manner. You could use the same algorithm to tackle a software problem to also formulate the most efficient plan to tackle chores during the weekend.

What's the best weekend day for you, and why?

I love Saturdays. My husband, son, and I begin the day with a bagel at our favorite place in the neighborhood (Bagel Bob's at University Pl). We then head to the farmer's market in Union Square which is a great place to buy fresh produce and also to people watch. We've spotted a celebrity or two there!

Deloitte

Deloitte + PowerToFly: An Exclusive Evening With Women Tech Leaders

This is a great event for Application Developers, Application Systems, Data Architects, Database Engineers, Enterprise Architects, Project Managers, Storage Engineers, Systems Engineers, Virtualization Engineers, Analytics and Cognitive - Solution Specialists, Salesforce Technical Managers, Data Analysts and Data Engineers based in the Gilbert-Phoenix area.

If you would like to be considered for an invite, please email hi@powertofly.com.

Join Deloitte Consulting and PowerToFly - a women-run organization that introduces selected, top women to executives at major corporations - for an invite-only event on October 10th. The evening will kick off with a panel discussion featuring Deloitte's women tech leaders, and will conclude with an opportunity to network amongst your peers and the Deloitte team over food and drinks. This is the fourth event, but the first one in Gilbert, that PowerToFly and Deloitte have collaborated on. Join us!

The event will be held on Wednesday, October 10th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at 92 W. Vaughn Avenue, 2nd Floor, Glibert, AZ 85233.

Agenda (Subject to Change):

  • 6:00pm - Check-In & Networking over cocktails and light food
  • 6:20pm - Kick-Off by PowerToFly's CoFounder & CEO Milena Berry
  • 6:30pm - Welcome & Introduction by Deloitte's Matt Even, Consulting, Managing Director
  • 6:45pm - "My Journey" with Humbelina Sanchez, Managing Director
  • 7:00pm - "A Day in the Life" with Tracy Galloway, Senior Solution Manager
  • 7:15pm - "Women in Tech" with Kay Meyer, Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition
  • 7:30pm - Video: "Women in Tech at the US Delivery Center"
  • 7:35pm - Audience Q&A with Matt, Humbelina, Tracy and Kay
  • 8:00pm - Networking Resumes

Deloitte is hiring, however, you don't need to be looking for new opportunities to attend

About our Events: All RSVP'd attendees are welcome, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, or age. If you require accommodation to fully participate in this event, please email hi@powertofly.com, and we will contact you to discuss your specific needs.

Unfortunately, PowerToFly and the company it is holding an event on behalf of cannot admit outside recruiters to this particular event. Please email hi@powertofly.com if you have any questions about this policy.

About Deloitte: Deloitte is committed to recruiting, developing, and promoting a diverse workforce while providing unique opportunities across our businesses. Deloitte has been recognized by Working Mothers as one of the 100 best companies for multicultural women. Their benefits include up to 16 weeks of Paid Family Leave, pension plans, and gym & health subsidies.

Joor Inc

How to Make a Diverse and Inclusive Dev Team a Reality

Hear what Derek Parham, CTO at JOOR, has to say about diversity and inclusion

Derek Parham, CTO at JOOR discusses actionable tactics that can be used by companies of all shapes and sizes to build development teams that embrace diversity and inclusiveness, and thrive as a result. Derek Parham has over 13 years of experience as an entrepreneur and technical lead. He was the founding engineer for Google's G-Suite product, Deputy CTO on the Hillary campaign and is an advisor to over a dozen startups. In his current role at JOOR, he is helping build a diverse and inclusive team that is bringing technology solutions to a fashion/retail industry that badly needs it.

Click here to see all of the available opportunities with JOOR on PowerToFly. Don't forget to press 'Follow' to receive alerts, custom job matches, and more!

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