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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.

Intuit

From An Intuit Recruiter - Here's How You Can Succeed

Meet Allyssa Hernandez, A Software Engineering Recruiter at Intuit!

If you've ever heard of TurboTax, QuickBooks, or Mint, then you're already familiar with some of the products that the team at Intuit brings to life each and every day. Not only are they noted for being one of Fortune's "Best Places to Work", but they understand that creating a diverse and inclusive workplace isn't just something to do - it's who they are.

We got the chance to speak with Allyssa Hernandez, one of Intuit's Sourcing Recruiters, specializing in Software engineering, and asked her a little bit about her time at Intuit and what she's looking for in her next team member.

You can check out all of their open roles here, and don't forget to press 'Follow' to receive custom job matches, exclusive event invites and more!

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In Person Events

An Invite-Only Structured Event Hosted by Morgan Stanley’s Women Tech Leaders

This is an invite-only event for the following roles: Scala/Java Developer - Enterprise Application Infrastructure, Application Infrastructure - Senior .NET Software Developer and C Dev (Application Development). If you would like to receive an invitation to the event, please send a copy of your resume to hi@powertofly.com

PowerToFly has partnered with Morgan Stanley to present an invite-only event for New York-based software developers to network with the women tech leaders of Morgan Stanley who are also hiring. The evening will begin with a panel discussion showcasing senior management at Morgan Stanley and will then transition into open networking and structured interview rounds.

Join us on Thursday, September 13th from 5:30pm to 9pm at 750 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019.

In the spirit of helping you succeed, the PowerToFly team will be reaching out to make sure you are as prepared as possible for the evening.

While you probably know Morgan Stanley as one of the world's foremost financial institutions, they are also an innovative tech company and we can't wait to share with you some of their exciting technologies that you can be a part of.

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 assistance 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 that particular event. Please email hi@powertofly.com if you have any questions about this policy.

Mindbody Inc

A Look at Our Recent Event with MINDBODY

This past June, PowerToFly partnered with MINDBODY, the cloud-based platform that powers wellness bookings, to present an exclusive event for Austin, Texas based women in tech. This invite-only evening for software engineers and QA engineers, included a panel discussion with several of MINDBODY's women tech leaders, an audience Q&A, and plenty of time for attendees to network with their peers.

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33Across

Meet Gulnara M., Software Engineer at 33 Across

Gulnara M. chats about being self-taught in code, diversity in tech, and artificial intelligence

Below is an article originally written by PowerToFly hiring partner 33 Across, and published on May 11, 2018. Go to 33 Across' page on PowerToFly to learn more.

Some of us can say that we taught ourselves how to ride a bike, or maybe even how to play an instrument. Our Software Engineer Gulnara Mirzakarimova took it up a few notches by teaching herself how to code! After a career in finance she decided that she wanted to do something different. Learn more about why Gulnara wanted to get into engineering, how we can improve diversity within the industry, and how engineers can prepare for the future of artificial intelligence!

How did you make the decision to become an engineer?
I was working in finance for four years and I realized that it was not something that I was interested in. I wanted to be able to create things and have the flexibility to work from anywhere. I used to run a community group of entrepreneurs in Washington, D.C. and I liked what I saw. A lot of the members were developers and they were building some pretty interesting things. I then decided to learn how to code, while still working in finance and I loved it. So, I quit my job and began working as a developer. This was five years ago and I have been working as a developer ever since.

What is the best work environment/setting for you to be at your most productive state?
I work from home 90% of the time. Sometimes I'll work out of a coffee shop. I like to be able to tune out sound and distractions when I work so I use noise canceling headphones. Depending on what I'm building, I like to be able to listen to either classical or techno music. I've noticed that if I am in an early stages of conceptualizing the problem I tend to listen to slow classical music. But when I have the solution figured out and am implementing it, I switch to high-paced techno music. In both scenarios, I like to work uninterrupted. The main reason can be explained by this comic.

What role do you think that artificial intelligence (AI) will play in the future? How should engineers prepare for it?
Tech is developing faster than we can keep up. New tools, languages, and frameworks are being created all the time. There are a lot of tools available for engineers to prepare for AI, they include data science, machine learning, and deep learning.

As a female engineer, what do you think could be done to encourage more women to explore the profession?
I think we should not only focus on women but on all minorities and it has to start early – I am talking primary school. How can you be interested in something you don't know anything about? I recently gave a talk at a middle school where I told kids about what developers do and told them that there are lots of ways one can become a developer. Kids have some idea of what teachers, doctors, lawyers and bankers do. But the tech industry is still a pandora's box to many of them.

What's your favorite way to spend the weekend?
I don't have one favorite way of spending a weekend. But you can usually find me doing the following in any given month on a weekend: sketching and painting with watercolors, hiking, or going to a botanical garden. I like visiting Harry Potter World and Jurassic World at Universal Studios. I also enjoy barbecuing, baking and of course binge watching TV shows. I'm currently watching The Expanse, Killing Eve, and WestWorld.

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