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- The Shakespearean Approach to Writing Winning Website Copy - Beginner
- What to Write in Your Emails: How to Create Killer Email Content That Grows Your Tribe - Beginner/Intermediate
- Look Good in the Inbox: The 7 Don’ts of Email Design - Beginner/Intermediate
- The Power of the Inbox: Tips and Tricks for Successful Email Marketing - Intermediate
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- Premiere: Making Your First Video Cut (Video Editing) - Beginner
- Photoshop: Basic Training - Beginner
- Photoshop: Survival Guide - Intermediate/Advanced
- InDesign: Basic Training - Beginner/Intermediate
- Podcasting 101: From Idea to Launch - Beginner
- Podcasting: Marketing & Profiting Your Podcast (Podcasting Part 2 of 2) - Intermediate/Advanced
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- Thinking of starting a company? Think Lean! - Beginner
- Measuring What Matters: Intro to Marketing Analytics - Beginner/Intermediate
- Empowered Networking to Power Your Business - Beginner
- Google Drive - Using Cloud-Based Storage, Collaboration & Sharing - Intermediate
- Intro to Business Blogging - Beginner/Intermediate
- Intermediate PowerPoint 2016 - Intermediate
- Intermediate Excel 2016 - Intermediate
- Writing your first user interview script - Intermediate/Advanced
Web and Programming
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Alecia OrsiniCEO | Good Natured Dog Productions
Alecia Orsini is a selfie-queen and an award winning multi-media professional. As CEO of Good Natured Dog Productions she brings the world of filmmaking to her diverse clients, in a wide array of industries. Alecia loves to geek out and does so as Geek Girl #26, traveling the country teaching video production, social media, and personal branding at Geek Girl TechCon.
Jana EggersCEO | Nara Logics
Jana’s a math and computer nerd who took the business path for a career. Today she’s CEO of Nara Logics, the synaptic intelligence company, providing enterprises a platform for recommendations and decision support. Her career has taken her from 3-person business beginnings to 50,000-person enterprises.
Lynette YoungDirector | Marketing Technologies
Lynette is a marketing technology strategist and published author with focus on digital marketing and implementation services. She has been a highly sought after expert in social media marketing technology since 2006. She is also Hubspot Inbound Certified and heads up the ClaimWizard digital marketing products and team.
Bridget AyersFounder | Get Smart Web
Bridget Ayers is the Head Geek and Founder of Get Smart Web & Co-Creator of Get Smart WorkSpaces. Bridget has been a tech obsessed, sales savvy, bottom-line managing, data-driven, innovation seeking, behavior watching entrepreneur for 14 years.
Kristen DunleavyContent Marketing Specialist | AWeber
Kristen is a ridiculously passionate writer on a mission to put an end to “fluff” content once and for all. At AWeber, she creates educational content to help demystify the often overwhelming world of marketing. When she isn’t writing, you can find her training for her next physical challenge or sampling new cuisines (but not at the same time).
Monica MontesaContent Marketing Specialist | AWeber
Monica is a Content Marketing Specialist at AWeber, where she writes content to educate business owners on how to grow with email marketing. She’s also a contributor for Business.com and runs a homemade dog treat blog, Sit, Stay, Treat. Monica has been creating content for various industries since she graduated from the University of Delaware.
Yan ZhangSr. Data Scientist | Microsoft Data Group
Yan Zhang is a Sr. data scientist in Algorithm & Data Science team, Microsoft Data Group. She builds predictive models and generalize data driven solutions on Cloud analytics platform - Cortana analytics suite. Her recent projects include predictive maintenance in IoT applications, customer segmentation, and text mining. Yan received her Ph.D. in data mining.
Suzan CzajkowskiPresident | TheCommCoach
Suzan Czajkowski is a an award winning digital marketing consultant and communication coach, helping small business owners design their own marketing strategy and make good marketing decisions that generate awesome results efficiently.
Chris SellandVice President, Business Development, Big Data Platform | Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Chris Selland is Vice President of Business Development for HPE Software, Big Data Platform. In this role, he leads global strategic alliances for the HPE Haven platform, including HPE Vertica, HPE IDOL and Big Data/Hadoop partnerships.
Peter KarlsonFounder/CEO | NeuEon Inc.
Peter is the founder/CEO of the technology consultancy NeuEon Inc. NeuEon specializes in providing strategic guidance and advice to entrepreneurs and established organizations looking to create and use technology more effectively.
Amy CQDigital Brand Specialist & WordPress Wrangler
Amy is on a mission…a mission to play it big while staying small. A mission to help other solopreneurs, like herself, to learn how to use big business strategy on branding, design, and website optimization on a micro business level. A mission to be HUGEish.
Meghan Blair-ValeroOwner | Fogged In Bookkeeping
Meghan Blair-Valero is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and a member of the Association of Independent Professional Bookkeepers. A lover of technology and supporter or women’s causes she is a proud Geek Girl. Having taught bookkeeping, accounting, QuickBooks, and children’s art classes she is quite happy at the front of a classroom.
Lindsay KolowichWriter | Hubspot
Lindsay Kolowich is a writer for HubSpot's Marketing Blog, where she's helped more than double the traffic 1.5M in the two years since joining the team. She spends her days concepting, creating, and optimizing content for the blog, while also sourcing and editing blog content from internal and external contributors and creating and implementing the blog's editorial strategy.
Xiaoli XuBusiness Technology | Pfizer
Xiaoli Xu is an informatics analyst in Business Technology team at Pfizer. She has accumulated over 7 years experiences in top pharmaceutical companies, biotech and hospital, e.g. GSK, MGH, and BGI, focusing on data mining and bioinformatics.She is the cofounder of Shuyan Tech, a China-based startup focused on big data. Shuyan Tech provides big data platform, data mining services and business intelligence consulting for banks and corporates in China.
Nikki NashMarketing & Business Development | Nikki Nash Consulting
Nikki Nash is a public speaker, educator, and marketing consultant specializing in digital and branding. She has worked for and with Fortune 100 companies, tech startups, and small businesses.
Christina KollerFull-stack Developer | Launch Academy
Christina is an instructor and full-stack developer at Launch Academy, where she gets to help people from a variety of background actualize their dreams of becoming web developers!
Melissa-Leigh GoreFull-stack Developer | Launch Academy
Melissa Leigh Gore is a full-stack web developer and educator at Launch Academy, a company that teaches career changers to code through online and onsite offerings.
Sarah BillerCEO for Innovation, Ventures | State Street Bank
Sarah is the Chief Operating Officer for Innovation and Head of Innovation Ventures at State Street Bank Global Exchange. She has been a Principal in the launch of several successful start-ups and is the Co-Founder and President of Capital Market Exchange (CMX).
Alison CaronCreative Director | Alison Caron Design
Alison Caron is the founder and creative director of Alison Caron Design, a Hyannis-based firm specializing in advertising, branding, and publishing. With a BFA in graphic design from UMass Dartmouth and more than 12 years of experience in publishing and advertising—including as creative director of Cape Cod Magazine and its sister publications.
Chelsea NoriegaFull-Stack Developer | Launch Academy
Chelsea is an instructor and full-stack developer at Launch Academy, a company that teaches code to aspiring developers! She previously worked at Harvard Medical School and has a passion for making code accessible to minoritized communities.
Cara HoganContent Marketing Manager | InsightSquared
Cara Hogan is the Content Marketing Manager at InsightSquared and the founder, host and producer of Ramp, the SaaS Analytics podcast. She manages every aspect of the podcast, from research to interviews, to sound editing and promotion. Cara finds the most innovative voices in SaaS, sales and Venture Capital to understand how analytics can help businesses drive reliable and sustainable growth.
Linda ThayerPartner | Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Linda Thayer is a former cryptologic mathematician for the National Security Agency where she used her expertise in mathematics to develop and crack encryption algorithms. While now an attorney and partner in the intellectual property law firm Finnegan, she maintains her geek status by using her technical (and legal) expertise to assist clients with patent matters relating to software, digital security, robotics, and electronics.
Jess BarnthouseCo-Founder & Director of Video Production | Wicked Bird Media
Jess is a filmmaker and entrepreneur. As co-founder of the Boston-based production company Wicked Bird Media, her clients have included NESN, WGBH, Aetna, and many more. She is currently in post production on a feature-length documentary about a famous horror movie villain who now lives in Maine and runs an all-natural children's toy company out of his house with his wife and three kids who wants to return to horror acting.
Azure CollierSocial Media Marketing and Community Manager | Constant Contact
Azure Collier is the Social Media Marketing and Community Manager for Constant Contact in Waltham, MA, where she oversees the company’s social media networks, creates educational content, and writes for the Constant Contact blog about social media and email marketing best practices for small businesses and nonprofits.
Corinne BabelSr. Director of Business Development & Career Services| Launch Academy
Corinne is the Sr. Director of Business Development & Career Services at Launch Academy, a Boston-based coding bootcamp. She’s helped over 250 new developers start careers in technology and is dedicated to establishing dynamic partnerships with local companies.
Maryann WhitleyDirector, Analysis and Mining | Pfizer, Inc
Maryann has a doctoral degree in molecular immunology and has been in the industry since 1996. She started at Genetics Institute and now leads a small group of computational staff in the research arm of IT at Pfizer.
Eliza MulcahyCommunity Dev Specialist | Microsoft
Eliza Mulcahy is the Community Development Specialist for Microsoft Boston. She is dedicated to impacting her community through workforce development and supporting microbusiness. Talk to her about free Microsoft resources for your business!
Dena UptonVP of People and Talent | LogMeIn
Dena is the VP of People and Talent at LogMeIn. “A big part of attracting the best and the brightest talent from the very competitive global tech scene is to provide great careers that take into account every aspect of the working environment. That means in addition to offering exceptional workspaces, like our Boston and Budpest offices, we must provide great benefits, competitive salaries and a work/life balance that empowers our employees to be their best.
Allison MatthewsTalent Advocate | Hired
Allison Matthews is a Talent Advocate with Hired, Inc. supporting the Boston (and greater New England) market. Before joining Hired, Inc. Allison worked within the engineering and tech industry in San Diego, CA (since 2008). She worked on and with engineering teams as a consultant and recruiter.
Chris BullockCEO | ClearGov Inc.
Chris Bullock is the founder and CEO of ClearGov Inc., a municipal transparency and benchmarking platform. Chris has over 12 years of product management and business development experience in data analytics and benchmarking software services.
Heddy SternProduct Manager | Pivotal Labs
Heddy Stern is a Product Manager at Pivotal Labs in their growing Boston office. She works with start-ups and enterprise clients on how utilize user-research, collaboration, and prioritization techniques to improve their software development process.
Jean M. KourafasOwner | Basimos Digital Marketing
Jean has been an organizing member of Geek Girl Camp since its inception and is the owner of Basimos Digital Marketing. Since the mid 90’s, she has been designing, marketing, and managing corporate websites.
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8:00am - 9:00am Welcome, Registration and Marketplace
Get registered and settled in for a great day of learning.
9:00am - 10:00am Keynote: Introductions of Instructors, Thank Sponsors, Crowdsource Some Ideas on Diversity and Inclusion
10:00am - 6pm Help Desk
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch, Marketplace, HelpDesk
Enjoy lunch, check out the Marketplace.
6:00pm End of Conference
6:00pm - 7:30pm Offsite Get Together - TBA
Time to network.
Speakers and Panels
11:00am - 12:00pm Panel: How Did Your Get That Job?
How do I find that DREAM JOB in Tech? What should I have on my RESUME to ensure it will be seen by top companies? How should I be MARKETING myself online for better exposure? What should I NOT be doing that might hurt my chances for employment? What and Where are the RESOURCES to help me find that Dream Job? Where can I find MENTORS?
1:00pm - 2:00pm Panel: The Rise of the Machines!
The History, Present and Future of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big Data.
2:00pm - 3:00pm Panel: How to Be a Badass Digital Media Marketing Machine
The title says volumes! Come learn from industry professionals on what technologies are trending, how effective video live stream is, how to craft your digital media strategy for winning new customers and making your current ones keep engaging with your brand.
3:00pm - 4:00pm Pitchfest: Jump into the Sharkette Tank!
Come cheer on 2 local Boston startups as they pitch celebrity judges and vie for bragging rights as the winner! Session 1 features: Karma Crew and the JumpSmart
4:00pm - 5:00pm Pitchfest: Jump into the Sharkette Tank!
Come cheer on 3 local Boston startups as they pitch celebrity judges and vie for bragging rights as the winner! Session 2 features: Trendy Napkin, PICCPerfect and The Semenette
6:00pm - 6:30pm Winner of Sharkette Tank Announced
10:00am - 11:00am Tech that Works Best | Digital Marketing Tech Tools - Intermediate
10:00am - 11:00am What to Write in Your Emails: How to Create Killer Email Content That Grows Your Tribe - Sponsored by AWeber
10:00am - 11:00am Intermediate PowerPoint 2016 - Sponsored by Microsoft
10:00am - 11:00am Google Drive - Using Cloud-Based Storage, Collaboration & Sharing - Intermediate
10:00am - 11:00am Photoshop: Basic Training - Beginner
11:00am - 12:00pm Intro to Business Blogging - Beginner/Intermediate Sponsored by HubSpot
11:00am - 12:00pm Intermediate Excel 2016 - Sponsored by Microsoft
11:00am - 12:00pm Thinking of starting a company? Think Learn! - Beginner
11:00am - 12:00pm Photoshop: Survival Guide - Intermediate/Advanced
1:00pm - 2:00pm The Shakespearean Approach to Writing Winning Website Copy - Beginner Sponsored by AWeber
1:00pm - 2:00pm Intro to Ruby - Part 1 - Beginner Sponsored by Launch Academy
1:00pm - 2:00pm 2 More Weeks of Vacation a Year: Automation and Organization of Your Financial Documents with Hubdoc - Beginner/Intermediate
1:00pm - 2:00pm It's not the Network it's the Content | Beating the News Feed - Intermediate/Advanced
2:00pm - 3:00pm The Power of the Inbox: Tips and Tricks for Successful Email Marketing - Intermediate Sponsored by Constant Contact
2:00pm - 3:00pm Intro to Ruby - Part 2 - Beginner - Sponsored by Launch Academy
2:00pm - 3:00pm Writing your First User Interview Script (Software Development) - Intermediate/Advanced
2:00pm - 3:00pm Podcasting 101: From Idea to Launch - Beginner
3:00pm - 4:00pm AMAA - Ask Me Almost Anything About WordPress - Advanced
3:00pm - 4:00pm Empowered Networking to Power Your Business - Intermediate
3:00pm - 4:00pm InDesign BootCamp - Beginner/Intermediate
3:00pm - 4:00pm Podcasting: Marketing & Profiting Your Podcast - Intermediate/Advanced
4:00pm - 5:00pm Measuring What Matters: Intro to Marketing Analytics - Beginner/Intermediate Sponsored by General Assembly
4:00pm - 5:00pm Video Marketing Strategies for Serious Businesses - Advanced
4:00pm - 5:00pm Hey Website? You’re hired. (A Solopreneurs Guide to Hiring Your Website as Your First Employee) - Beginner
4:00pm - 5:00pm Look Good in the Inbox: The 7 Don’ts of Email Design Beginner/Intermediate -Sponsored by Constant Contact
5:00pm - 6:00pm Bizstagram: Instagram Strategies for Your Business - Advanced
5:00pm - 6:00pm Premiere: Making Your First Video Cut (Video Editing) - Beginner
5:00pm - 6:00pm WordPress Housekeeping and Maintenance - Intermediate
5:00pm - 6:00pm Google Analytics - Uncover The Secrets of Google Analytics to Make the Best Content Ever - Beginner/Intermediate