Nashville Girl Geek Dinner #14: Sponsored by UBS

Nashville Girl Geek Dinner #14: Sponsored by UBS
Event on 2016-01-27 18:00:00
UBS is excited to welcome you Wednesday, January 27th @ 6pm for an evening of food, drink & networking with other girl geeks. Being a female in the workplace is tough enough, and sometimes, we wish we had some guidance and support in dealing with things like asking for what we want, having the confidence to ask for help when we need it, navigating our career within our companies, being the lone female developer in a team of all men, and imposter syndrome. Join Girl Geek Dinner and our incredible sponsor, UBS, as we come together to share our experiences, gain answers and encouragement on how we can all support each other as women and professionals!  You will have the opportunity to interact directly with our round table panelists and engage in conversation we hope will be insightful and encouraging! So, bring your friends and your questions and join us January 27th!   6:00 - 6:30  Heavy appetizers and networking 6:30 - 6:40  Who is UBS? 6:40 - 7:40  Round table style discussions with Q & A 7:40 - 8:00  More networking    Panelists: Joanne Eckton - Independent Consultant   Joanne is an independent consultant who focuses on helping IT leaders build work environments where people are inspired to deliver projects at their highest level. She has been in the IT industry for over 25 years and has extensive experience in leading global, virtual teams. She is an author & speaker, and is currently working with UBS to help them build the team in Nashville.       Jessica Harris - Front-End Developer, UBS Jessica Harris is a front-end software developer at UBS.  Jessica graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2013 with her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. She worked as an IT consultant in the Washington D.C. area before deciding to move back to her hometown of Nashville to accept a position at UBS.       Joy Conkwright - Network Process & Procedure Owner, UBS   Joy Conkwright is the Network process and procedure owner for backup and recovery and business continuity management for UBS and sometimes Project Manager for operations projects. With a balance of skills not often found (CISA, PMP, CSM, CSPO, ITIL, and MBA), she is experienced at managing overall operations, implementing systems and procedures, and being accountable for P&L outcome and operating budgets.      Amy Henderson - Director of Organizational Development,  LeanKit   Amy Henderson is the Director of Organizational Development at LeanKit, the industry-leading enterprise Kanban and Lean work management software provider. Prior to LeanKit, Amy was the CEO of Firefly Logic, a Nashville-based boutique custom software development firm.  A native of Nashville, Tenn., Amy champions technology as a career choice for students and adults, and works with students of all ages in the Middle Tennessee area to explore the wide range of STEM roles available. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Nashville Technology Council, the IT Career Cluster Industry Advisory Council for the Tennessee Department of Education, and the External Advisory Board for the Computer Science Department at Middle Tennessee State University. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from MTSU, and her career includes 18 years of software development and project management consulting.   Rachel Werner - Application Engineer, Built Technologies, Inc.   Rachel Werner is an Application Engineer at Built Technologies, Inc. and is a part of the back end development team that is contributing to the development of the startup’s API. Prior to working at Built, Rachel got her software engineering start at Nashville-based Interactive Agency, Iostudio, building web applications for the U.S Chamber of Commerce, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and the State of Tennessee. Rachel attended the Nashville Software School in 2013-14 and around the same time co-founded Nashville Girl Geek Dinners.   Amanda McAdams - Front-End Developer, Lonely Planet   Amanda McCadams is a front-end developer in the marketing department at Lonely Planet.  Before she ventured into the land of code and software development she worked in academia as a department chair of photography, video and web design.  She attended Nashville Software School in 2013 as part of the second cohort.  She loves photography, traveling, art and going to museums.   Steve Brownlee - Lead Instructor, Nashville Software School  Steve Brownlee is currently the Lead Instructor for Nashville Software School, and is busy producing the next generation of software developers for the booming Nashville tech sector. Prior to that, Steve was the manager of the software development team at Lonely Planet where he led a diverse team of 12 developers in their efforts to completely redesign, and build a new architecture for the Lonely Planet web site. Originally from Pittsburgh, Steve moved to Nashville in 2007 and has since made this amazing city his new home. He is a heavy investor in the local development community, having spoken at numerous meet ups and local technical conferences. Steve has been writing software since 1981, and professionally since 1993. Steve is dedicated to ensuring that the software developer community is as diverse as possible. He shares that goal with Nashville Software School, and he is also working with some Metro Nashville high schools to build programs for disadvantaged children to get skills in software development.   About Our Sponsor: UBS is committed to providing private, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland, with superior financial advice and solutions while generating attractive and sustainable returns for shareholders. Its strategy centers on its Wealth Management and Wealth Management Americas businesses and its leading universal bank in Switzerland, complemented by its Asset Management business and its Investment Bank. These businesses share three key characteristics: they benefit from a strong competitive position in their targeted markets, are capital-efficient, and offer a superior structural growth and profitability outlook. UBS's strategy builds on the strengths of all of its businesses and focuses its efforts on areas in which it excels, while seeking to capitalize on the compelling growth prospects in the businesses and regions in which it operates. Capital strength is the foundation of its success. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It has offices in more than 50 countries, with about 35% of its employees working in the Americas, 36% in Switzerland, 17% in the rest of Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 12% in Asia Pacific. UBS Group AG employs about 60,000 people around the world. UBS Group AG is the holding company of the UBS Group. Under Swiss company law, UBS Group AG is organized as an Aktiengesellschaft, a corporation that has issued shares of common stock to investors. The operational structure of the Group comprises the Corporate Center and five business divisions: Wealth Management, Wealth Management Americas, Retail & Corporate, Asset Management and the Investment Bank.   Special thanks to Technology Advice for donating the venue!!   Tweeting about this event? Use the hashtags #ggdnashville #girlgeekdinner and #ubs!

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