WECode is a conference for collegiate women interested in Computer Science that seeks to promote female representation in technical fields and create a community among women in technology.
Saturday, February 8th is general session consisting of speakers, hands-on workshops and other smaller break-out activities. Sunday, February 9th is a hackathon. Conference participants can register for either or both days, and breakfast and lunch will be served on the 8th and the 9th. Workshops and break-out activities will be led by our sponsors-- including Goldman Sachs, Intuit, Facebook, Google and Microsoft-- and smaller companies from the Boston area. We look forward to seeing you in February!
Please note that registration requires a $5 deposit but this deposit will be returned at check in.
Workshop: three hours of hands-on training by our corporate sponsors and distinguished faculty.
Spots are limited to guarantee one-on-one attention so be sure to sign up on the Eventbrite for a specific workshop.
Lightning Talks: 10-15 min TED-style talks designed to get you up to speed on the latest innovations and inspire you dream big.
No sign up required.
Panels: three, one-hour long panel discussions by diverse panels of individuals on three trending topics in the tech world today: Big Data, Social Impact Technology, Tech in Education
No sign up required.
Spring recruitment is just around the corner! Bring your resume and drop by a resume review booth or bring you A-game and sign up for a mock-interview practice upon arrival.
No sign up required. Spots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Rebecca has more than 30 years of application development experience in industries ranging from telecommunications to emergent internet services. She has extensive experience leading in the creation of large-scale distributed object applications, services based applications and the integration of disparate systems. She spent time at Los Alamos National Laboratory researching programming languages for parallel and distributed systems as well as the application of evolutionary computation to problems in computational biology. She continues to have a strong interest in programming language design and implementation, particularly as it relates to scientific and distributed computation.
Kimber Lockhart is the Senior Director of Web Application Engineering at Box, leading the web and core engineering teams. Previously, she co-founded Increo, a web-based service that allows users to share and review documents in a secure space. Increo was acquired by Box in 2009. In her free time, Kimber enjoys training on the aerial rope and flying trapeze. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Marie Louise is head of FICC Sales Strats for the Americas, responsible for client strategies and solutions. She started her career at Goldman Sachs as a derivatives trader and led Swiss and Scandinavian Interest Rate Trading for several years. Marie Louise joined Goldman Sachs in 2003 and was named managing director in 2009 and partner in 2012.
Marie Louise is a trustee on the board of the Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark Fund for Harvard University. Marie Louise earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematical economics from Copenhagen University in 2001 and a master’s degree from Harvard University in 2003.
Ann Wollrath is a Senior Software Developer with Ab Initio where she specializes in all things Java and Hadoop, as well as dabbles in language runtime systems. Previously, at Sun Microsystems, she was the architect and project lead of the Java Remote Method Invocation system (the Java core library java.rmi) and was one of the architects of the Jini technology. Also while at Sun Microsystems Laboratories and at the MITRE Corporation, she researched reliable, large-scale distributed systems and parallel computation. Ann received an M.S. in computer science from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and a B.S. in computer science from Merrimack College.
Dr. Min Wang leads the Knowledge Integration and Inferencing team. Her previous appointments include HP Distinguished Technologist and Director of HP Labs China and Research Staff Member and manager of the Unified Data Analytics Department at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center. Her research interests are in database systems and information management. In 2009, she received the ACM SIGMOD 2009 Test of Time Award for her 1999 SIGMOD paper, "Approximate Computation of Multidimensional Aggregates of Sparse Data Using Wavelets". She received her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Duke University and the B.S. and M.S. degrees, both in Computer Science, from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
10-15 minute TED-style talks designed to inspire. No sign-up needed
One-hour long discussion on three new and important topics emerging in technology. No sign-up needed