Women Who Code 2016 Conference - Takeaways

April 29, 2016 - 4 minutes
Career Conferences

Last month I had the opportunity to attend the Women Who Code CONNECT conference in Seattle. It was a two-day-long technical conference featuring a ton of awesome technical and career talks from inspiring women in tech, plus workshops and networking and all that good stuff.

All the speakers were fantastic. Some of the highlights for me were Maira Benjamin, Director of Engineer at Pandora, who shared some of the valuable lessons she learned during her 30 years as a woman in tech; Neha Batra from Pivotal Labs, who did a tech talk on pair programming that convinced me that I really want to try it; and Nandini Ramani, VP of Engineering at Twitter, who shared her compelling life story and lessons her grandmother in India taught her.

I came away from the conference with a lot of notes and action items. In no particular order, here are some of my takeaways:

Overall it was a great and inspiring conference, and I’m looking forward to next year’s!