International Women's Day

3rd Annual International Women's Day Talks #IWDTO

Mon, March 6th 2017 6:00-10:00pm

888 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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A celebration of the past & ongoing achievements of women in STEM

In our six years #DevTO has worked diligently to organize timely, compelling, and engaging events for our tech-minded and developer community. In 2015, we set out to create one of our biggest and most poignant events yet: International Women’s Day Talks (#IWDTO). A day we celebrate and set a stage for women in tech to gather, speak and cheer with their allies.

Past #IWDTO speakers have included talented women in technical roles at companies like Twitter, twilio, Bitstrips, 500px, and Mozilla.

In March 2017, we renew our vows to support the movement, and hope you might join us too.

By attending this event you are agreeing to abide by the #DevTO Code of Conduct.
Refund Policy: Refunds will only be issued in the case the event is cancelled. Tickets can be transferred to someone else that can attend in your place.

Speakers


Mina Markham

Mina Markham

Mina Markham is a Sass-lovin' front-end architect in Brooklyn, NY. She's actively involved in the tech community, founding the Dallas chapter Girl Develop It, teaching for Black Girls Code and organizing Front Porch. As a developer at Hillary for America, she specializes in building responsive applications and modular CSS architecture. Mina has presented at various conferences and events, including Front-End Design Conference, Distill, O'Reilly Fluent and Collision. When she's not crafting sites or teaching others, Mina is probably in her kitchen baking something chocolatey.

Lisa Gelobter

Lisa Gelobter

Lisa Gelobter works for the White House, in the United States Digital Service. She is currently serving as the Chief Digital Service Officer with the US Department of Education. Over the course of her career, Lisa has been integrally involved with the advent of several pioneering internet technologies, including Shockwave, the genesis of animation on the web, and the emergence of online video.

Previously, Lisa acted as the Chief Digital Officer for BET Networks and was also a member of the senior management team for the launch of Hulu. Through the convergence of media and technology, Lisa has been fortunate enough to have had an impact on how, where, and when media is consumed and she is now bringing that consumer focus and transformative practice to bear in government.Lisa is proud to be a Black Woman with a degree in Computer Science. Go STEM!

Tammy Everts

Tammy Everts

Tammy has been studying how people use the internet since the olden days, when being able to centre text was a big deal and you could have any colour of website you wanted, as long as that colour was grey. Her twenty-year research journey into the heart of UX began when she rigged out her first usability test lab with a state-of-the-art Power Mac 9500. Since then, she’s also done some pretty far-out studies involving EEG headsets and facial action coding.

Today, as director of research at SOASTA, Tammy gets to analyze billions of beacons’ worth of real user data in order to understand the intersection between web performance, user experience, and business metrics. Her book, Time Is Money: The Business Value of Web Performance, was published by O’Reilly Media in 2016. She runs the popular industry blog The Performance Beacon and co-curates (with Tim Kadlec) WPO Stats.

Tammy lives, loves, and laughs deep in the mountainous wilds of British Columbia. Ask her about the time when she used to own Uber.com.

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