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Celebrating Women’s History Month: Empowering and Inspiring Lightning Talks

March 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Metis and Dev Bootcamp Thursday, March 30th for lightning talks celebrating Women’s History Month. The talks range in topic from salary negotiation to “what I wish I’d known when starting my career,” and more. Come for a night of excitement, community building, and sage advice. 

As more talk submissions come in, we’ll update the schedule. Interested in giving a talk? Please reach out to ashley@thisismetis.com.

Event Schedule:
6:30 – Doors Open 
7:00 – Program Introduction 
7:05 – Lighting Talks Begin 
8:00 – Quick Break 
8:30 – Program Close 
9:00 – Doors Close

Confirmed Talks: 
-Jess Unrein – Nasty Woman: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Being Abrasive 
-Waleeta Canon – How to Be a Community Organizer 
-Holly Stotelmyer – Knowing When to Leave your Job 
-Stephanie Marx – No, You Don’t Need to Know My Sex: Gender Bias in Form Design 
-Alison Stanton – Women in Tech I Wish You Knew 
-Chelsea Troy – Balancing Free Time and Continuing Education 
-Ashley Purdy – Negotiating Salary and Raises 
-Lorena Mesa – The Politics of “Casual Dress Codes” and Being a Woman in Tech 
-Jess Freaner – Giving Empathetic Advice 
-Anna Felicity-Freedman – Middle-Aged and a Mom?: Reinvent Yourself Through Tech

This event is intended for all women (trans and cis), trans men, and genderqueer/non-binary folks who are interested in attending.

No Harassment Policy: We abide by this Dev Bootcamp policy, which is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of event in any form, including overly sexualized or demeaning comments or anything that threatens personal safety. People violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event and/or the organization at the discretion of the organizers and management team. 


March 30, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Metis Chicago
1033 West Van Buren St, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL us


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