Talks From Incredible
Women In Tech, Every Month

Amber Case

April 17th, 2014 Talk No. 13

Amber Case We're excited to welcome Amber Case for the April edition of Passion Projects. Amber is a startup founder and has been named one of the Most Influential Women in Technology. Her thoughts on people and business are equally inspiring. Amber is currently the Director of Esri R&D Center, where she works on next generation location-based technology. Previously, she co-founded Geoloqi, a location-based software company acquired by mapping company...

“Named one the Most Influential Women in Technology...”

...Esri in 2012. Case founded IndieWebCamp with Tantek Çelik and Aaron Parecki in 2010. You can follow her on Twitter @caseorganic or at caseorganic.com.

Kimberly Bryant

May 29th, 2014 Talk No. 12

Kimberly Bryant Join us for our May edition of Passion Projects to welcome Kimberly Bryant to the stage. Kimberly is the Founder and Executive Director of Black Girls CODE, a non-profit organization dedicated to introducing girls of color to technology and computer programming. Since 2011, Ms. Bryant has helped Black Girl CODE grow from a local organization in the Bay Area, to an international organization with chapters in 7 US cities and Johannesburg, South Africa.

“Kimberly is the founder of BlackGirlsCode”

She has been identified as a thought leader in the area of tech inclusion and has spoken on the topic at events such as Personal Democracy Forum, TedX Kansas City, Platform Summit, Big Ideas Festival, SXSW, and others. You can find her on Twitter.

What to expect...

Every month we host a talk at a different venue in San Francisco. Around 100 members of our community meet, make, and mingle with new friends and hear an inspiring talk from an incredible woman in the tech industry. Past speakers have included engineers, designers, letterers, and community developers. A typical event looks something like this:

Future Speakers

Past Speakers & Talks

Our most recent talk was given by Dana McCallum. Dana is a senior engineer at Twitter. She was the lead engineer on Twitter's API for two years, helped create Twitter's advertiser API, and now works on social graph infrastructure. As an advocate for women in engineering and the LGBT community, Dana has helped create advocacy teams at Twitter and other companies and has served as a delegate on women's issues in India with the U.S. Department of State. You can find Dana on GitHub and Twitter.

“Dana is a senior engineer at Twitter and co-founded Lambda Ladies” Her Talk on Programming & Hobbies

Short Documentary Series

We sat down with a few past speakers to talk more about how they came to do the thing they're doing now. Our first installment of this short documentary series is featuring developer Rachel Myers.

“I'm pretty sure that I'm just as smart...” How Rachel Myers Learned to Code

Watch Past Passion Projects Talks

Ligaya Tichy, Jen Myers, Leslie Bradshaw, Jessica Hische, Sara Chipps, Timoni West, Heather Arthur, Rachel Myers.

About Passion Projects

When we first started Passion Projects, we wanted to surface and celebrate the work of incredible women in our industry, as well as produce more female role models within the tech community. After hearing 9 unique origin stories from past speakers, we're realizing the power and value of the communities their talks inspire.

By attending a Passion Projects talk, you're helping to create an environment where people can meet and make new friends, share their own experiences, and be a part of building a stronger and healthier community and support network with our peers.

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For inquiries contact Passion Projects creator and organizer Julie Ann Horvath.

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