ACT-W AUSTIN 2017

Join us for speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, a career fair,
and so much more. This regional happy hour and two-day conference focuses on providing
content that addresses the unique women-in-tech landscape in Austin and the surrounding cities.

All proceeds from our first annual ACT-W Austin Conference go towards providing
STEM education programs to local high school girls through ChickTech.

ACT-W KICKOFF PARTY

Join us as we kick off the conference at the ACT-W Kickoff Happy Hour. Enjoy an exclusive experience to mingle with industry leaders, celebrate with other like-minded people, and enjoy a night on the town before the conference.

August 4th, 2017

Location TBD
Address TBD

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

ACT-W CONFERENCE

This conference is packed with hands-on workshops, panels, motivating presentations, a Career Fair, and networking time to connect with others. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with women in tech in Austin and the surrounding area.

August 5th – 6th, 2017

Norris Event Center – Austin
2525 W. Anderson Lane, Suite 365, Austin, TX 78757

9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

AUSTIN

“Northeastern University is working hard to increase diversity in tech through our Computer Science programs, and ACT-W represents an amazing opportunity to both share our story and promote increased representation of women in tech professions!”

– Bryan Fouquet, Associate Director at Northeastern University

Gold Sponsor

AUSTIN

“CDK Global is dedicated to increasing diversity in tech. Our efforts span middle school, high school,
tech professionals, and those considering tech. ACT-W represents an amazing opportunity to
both share our story and promote increased representation of women in tech professions!”

– Kevin Brinkley, Director Technical Talent Acquisition at CDK Global

National Platinum Sponsor

OUR SPEAKERS

Interested in hosting a hands-on workshop, being a speaker, or holding a seat on a panel? 
We would love to hear from you! Please fill out the Call For Proposals Application and please
include the estimated presentation time you would prefer. We look forward to meeting you and
thank you for supporting ChickTech’s ACT-W Conference!
Have questions? Email actw-atx@chicktech.org and jenny.morgan@chicktech.org!

Janice Levenhagen - Keynote SpeakerJanice Levenhagen
CEO, ChickTech

 

Asha Sharma
COO, Porch

 

Brian Retford,
CTO,
1026 Labs, Inc.

Stephanie Kim
Developer Evangelist, Algorithmia

Reetu Gupta
Co-Founder and CEO, Cirkled in
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Erica Melzer
Community Marketing Manager, Dev Bootcamp

AUSTIN

“Dev Bootcamp works to build inclusivity in tech and to support women in technology at every step at their career.
We are thrilled to work with Chick Tech and the ACT-W conference as a step in realizing our
vision of a vibrant, diverse and welcoming technology industry.”

– Emily Moss, Community Marketing Manager at Dev Bootcamp

National Career Fair Sponsor

TENTATIVE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Friday, August 4, 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Kickoff Happy Hour at TBD

Saturday, August 5, 2017

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Registration & Networking Breakfast

 10:30 AM – 10:35 AM: Welcome & Logistics

10:35 AM – 11:25 AM: Keynote Speakers

11:25 AM – 12:00 PM: Lightning Talks

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Networking Lunch

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Career Fair & Career Advancement Sessions

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Post-Conference Happy Hour & Birds of a Feather Offsite Dinners

Sunday, August 6, 2017

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Registration & Networking Breakfast

 10:30 AM – 10:35 AM: Welcome & Logistics

10:35 AM – 11:25 AM: Keynote Speakers

11:25 AM – 12:00 PM: Lightning Talks

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Networking Lunch

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Career Fair & Career Advancement Sessions

“Thank you for bringing lots of talented instructors into one place!”

– ACT-W Attendee

 

“ChickTech has opened up doors for me on so many levels. I have met the most amazing people,
worked with incredible organizations, and have been able to collaborate with the
most influential members in the technology industry.”

– ChickTech Volunteer

 

“I think this conference was possibly the most perfectly executed event I’ve attended.”

– ACT-W Attendee

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Is your organization hiring, interested in supporting diversity, and expanding your market share?
We would love to discuss sponsorship options and add your organization to the Career Fair!
Please email actw-atx@chicktech.org and jenny.morgan@chicktech.org to discuss this amazing
opportunity to bring diversity to tech.
Conference proceeds go directly towards
providing STEM education to young girls in your local community.

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