Seattle, United States of America
10:00 AM till 16:00 PM January 18th 2020Book your free ticket
Microsoft Reactor, 3709 Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052
Reason for being involved in workshop: Global Diversity CFP is an important initiative to improve diversity at Tech events. Having been a part of multiple tech events in the past, I would like to pay it forward and help organize a stellar one in Seattle.
About Sangeetha: Sangeetha is a developer working with the Alexa organization, Amazon. In her day job she works on building exciting new features on Echo devices and the Alexa App. In her spare time, she can be seen scooting along the Seattle Tech scene or working on her multiple half-finished side projects. She enjoys cooking, hand-lettering and photography.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I want to be involved in Global Diversity CFP Day because we need more representation in tech and speaking about tech. Although I'm not a speaker myself, I see the need for more diversity in our speaking line-ups and I'm passionate to help see that happen.
About Paige: My name is Paige Bystrom and I'm a recent transplant to Washington from Minnesota. My most recent position was as a full stack engineer at Microsoft and I'm starting a new position at Microsoft in January. I like to read, bike, play video games, and go hiking with my pup here in mountainous Washington.
Reason for being involved in workshop: Love to help :)
Reason for being involved in workshop: I want to help underrepresented people find their voice so they can share their passion with confidence through speaking at conferences/events.
About Grace: Azure Cloud Engineer, mentor, speaker and host of TechUnlocked Podcast. She is a STEM and inclusion advocate for women of color and underrepresented groups - currently a mentor at Year Up and Husky Tech.
Reason for being involved in workshop: I'm eager to get others excited about speaking at conferences and help them navigate the whole experience!
About Isabela: Isabela is a senior UX engineer at a Seattle-based startup, Cedar AI, designing and coding user experiences for the freight train industry. Previously at Microsoft and Google, she's found her home wearing many hats in the startup world.
Reason for being involved in workshop: Being the first female in my family to graduate university, I am an avid supporter and passionate about women's education and workforce diversity. I am involved with the workshop because I want to give back and connect with people in my field.
About Sundas: Sundas Khalid works at Google, previously a data scientist at Amazon. She is a University of Washington Valedictorian, first-generation immigrant, the first female in her family to graduate college and pursue a career. She currently serves on the boards of Pakistani Women in Computing and North Seattle College. Sundas is passionate about women’s education, workforce diversity, and enjoys helping and empowering others. Connect with Sundas on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram. Website: https://sundaskhalid.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sundaskhalid/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/sundaskhalid6 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sundaskhalidd/
Getting to the venue
Is there a public transportation stop near the venue? Yes
Overlake Transit Center
Are public transportation stops accessible to people using mobility devices? Yes
Are public transportation stops accessible to people using service animals? No
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?
Parking is available at the venue
Are there costs associated with parking?
Is the parking lot well-lit? Yes
Is the parking lot gated? No
Is the parking lot guarded? Yes
Accessing the venue
Is there any building security? No
What is the process for entering?
Enter front entrance, receptionist will let you in to the lobby where you will sign in and make your badge.
Are there steps going into the building or space?
Are there ramps or elevators?
The building does have ramps but no elevators as the Microsoft Reactor space is a 1 story building only
Are elevator buttons of an appropriate height for wheelchair users to reach?
Is there affordable childcare at or near the venue?
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
Small children would require monitoring.
Is the space easily navigable for people using mobility devices or service animals? Yes
Do chairs in the venue have arms? Yes
Are food and (non-alcoholic) drinks allowed in the space? Yes
How many bathrooms (both single and multiple occupancy) are available?
How many wheelchair accessible stalls are there?
How many gender-neutral bathrooms are available?