New York, United States of America
09:30 AM till 17:00 PM January 18th 2020Book your free ticket
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Reason for being involved in workshop: I am interested in professional growth opportunities.
About Mirella: Mirella Batista is a software engineer with over 19 years of experience who believes that to have a successful career in tech, one must possess a growth mentality and be willing to embrace learning and change.
Reason for being involved in workshop: Public speaking has helped my career & I'm passionate about improving the experience for marginalized folks in tech & helping others get started. I'm a conference organizer for Write/Speak/Code & co-organizer of the Write/Speak/Code NYC Chapter. We're a non profit that aims to level up folks with marginalized gender histories though talks & workshops on blogging, public speaking & open source software. I've co-run gdcfp day NYC for 2 years along with Nitya & my fellow Write/Speak/Code organizers
About Lisa: I've been in software for almost 20 years, working in a wide range of companies from early stage startups to large media companies like the BBC & the Guardian newspaper. I used to debug code, now I debugs teams for a living. I was most recently VP, Engineering at Meetup. I am mostly powered by coffee. I have spoken at multiple conferences worldwide, including The Lead Developer, Velocity, QCon, Goruco, !!Con, Abstractions, Devopsdays & Write/Speak/Code.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I love the idea
About Anna: Web Developer from NYC
Reason for being involved in workshop: This is important work!
About Jessica: Org & agile coach, software dev; helping folks from underrepped groups break into speaking & thought leadership since 2015 as co-founder of the NYC chapter of Write/Speak/Code.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I really enjoy helping people succeed in their careers.
About Zoe: Zoe graduated from a generic university in the late 2000s and immediately began working at a series of companies nobody has ever heard of. This helped her learn all the ways to not develop software, knowledge which she'll happily inflict on anyone who asks.
Reason for being involved in workshop: Speaking at conferences and other tech events can feel very inaccessible for first-time speakers and I want to help make the idea of submitting conference talk proposals seem more approachable for folks from underrepresented backgrounds. I’m looking forward being involved in putting together engaging, actionable programming that encourages more people to pursue technical speaking opportunities.
About Monica: Hi, I’m product engineer who is passionate about making open-source more accessible and building community, online & offline. Currently, I am a Full Stack Engineer at Meetup and the organizer/founder of React Ladies, a community for women and non-binary ReactJS developers. I enjoy teaching and inspiring other technologists through public speaking and writing. I’ve spoken at events organized by ReactJS Girls, CodeNewbie, Columbia University, The Flatiron School and more.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I'm an organizer
About Elle: Senior Software Consultant @ Stride
Reason for being involved in workshop: I was a new speaker when I attended last year and had an A++ positive, affirming experience with the event and wanted to be able to share with others.
About Veronica: Before becoming a programmer, Veronica was a researcher with an eye for process improvement. (She helped pick the Mars Curiosity Rover’s landing site!) After teaching herself web development, she continues to bring a researcher’s perspective from her time at NASA-JPL & MIT into whatever she is learning. She loves exploring the web and teaching, and has spoken at Git Merge Belgium, PyCaribbean, PyCon CZ, and PyCon AU on building the tooling & docs that people need. When she isn’t speaking about how the web can be better for developers, she enjoys nerding out about documentation, as well as crushing rocks and making them tell her their secrets. In her younger days, she was bestowed the title of “Most Awkward Girl in the Universe”. She wears it with pride.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I was involved for the last two so I'm excited to be part of it again.
About Lauren: Lauren is a native New Yorker, data wrangler, and serial half-marathon runner who organizes Write/Speak/Code NYC events.
Getting to the venue
Is there a public transportation stop near the venue? Yes
MTA Subway and Buses.
Are public transportation stops accessible to people using mobility devices? Yes
The 23rd Street station for the 6 train is accessible, please check for up-to-date elevator and escalator status at https://new.mta.info/elevator-escalator-status.
Are public transportation stops accessible to people using service animals? Yes
Are public transportation stops accessible to people who are sight impaired? No
Is the area around the venue safe and well-lit? Yes
How close is parking to the venue?
Generally, driving is not recommended in Manhattan; public transit is recommended.
Are there costs associated with parking?
Is the parking lot well-lit? Yes
Is the parking lot gated? No
Is the parking lot guarded? No
Accessing the venue
Is there any building security? Yes
What is the process for entering?
Bring photo ID and check in at the front-desk (on 4th floor)
Are there steps going into the building or space?
Are there ramps or elevators?
Are elevator buttons of an appropriate height for wheelchair users to reach?
Is there affordable childcare at or near the venue?
When you register please note that you need to bring a child, we will try to get sponsorship for childcare if people need it.
Is there a quiet room? Yes
Is there a nursing room for parents with a newborn? Yes
Is the venue safe for small children? No
Is the space easily navigable for people using mobility devices or service animals? Yes
Do chairs in the venue have arms? No
Are food and (non-alcoholic) drinks allowed in the space? Yes
We will provide a simple breakfast, as well as lunch and afternoon snacks. When you register please note any dietary restrictions.
How many bathrooms (both single and multiple occupancy) are available?
How many wheelchair accessible stalls are there?
How many gender-neutral bathrooms are available?