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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.

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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?

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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!

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