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Nov 16, 2017
Women Who Code Portland - Networking Night @ CDK Global
CDK Global, Inc

This month's networking night is a partnership between ChickTech and Women Who Code - we're delighted to bring our two communities together.

Our November Networking Night will be hosted by CDK Global, the largest global provider of integrated IT and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry. This month's theme is Growing Technically and Professionally, and we have a fantastic speaker panel lined up!

We are thrilled to invite you to a fun evening of talks from experienced technical women, networking, and food + drinks. This month, we are featuring a five talks from five CDK software engineers, each of whom have diverse background and different seniority levels. Together, the engineers will create a framework for becoming a stronger technical team member, from breaking into the industry to developing a more advanced skill set on the job. Come enjoy conversations, Q&A session and the company of fellow software engineers.

5:00 - 6:00pm: Networking + Drinks
6:00 - 6:15pm: Intro from ChickTech + Women Who Code 
6:15 - 6:30pm: Welcome from CDK Global
6:30 - 7:30pm: Growing Technically and Professionally: Five talks from the female engineers of CDK
7:30 - 8:00pm: Networking + Closing Remarks

Speakers and Topics:

Danielle Hubbard (Software Engineer III): Angular Debugging
In this talk, Danielle Hubbard will review common issues that developers face in AngularJS apps and how to fix (and prevent) them. She'll also cover Angular and JavaScript development tips, such as how to debug in the console.

Carrie Eremenis (Software Engineer IV): #TheirCDKSummer
Senior engineer Claire Eremenis speaks about the CDK Summer Internship program, where CDK helped launch the technology career of college students. She'll provide advice on gaining your own internship, and how to enhance your own professional bio through summer intern mentorship.

Claire Mears (Software Engineer I): Growing as a New Team Member
When you are new to a team, taking risks and self-growth can be difficult. This talk explores how to find that balance and become a strong member of a new team.

Shivani Wanjara (Software Engineer II): Culture and Diversity at CDK
CDK prides itself on creating a diverse team and a learning culture. This talk explore how to create an open and friendly culture, where engineers feel comfortable asking questions and junior engineers are encouraged to work with seniors and learn from them. 

Mahija Daliparthi (Software Engineer I): Starting your Career as a Software Engineer
Landing a job as a software engineer can be difficult. Mahjia Daliparthi shares her own personal story of becoming an engineer, busting myths about computer science and coding, and providing tactics that have helped her so far. This talk will cover learning how to learn fast, how best to spend free time at work, and becoming a sponge - absorb and absorb!

About CDK Global
CDK Global is the largest global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry. We provide auto dealer software for truck, motorcycle, marine and RV from advertising to the sale, finance & insurance and service & parts of a vehicle.

About ChickTech
ChickTech is a multi-generational j/nonprofit dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers. In Portland, we lead technology events for middle school girls, high school girls, and career level folks! Join us for future ChickTech Portland career events including technical classessocial events, and our signature conference ACT-W (achieving career advancement for technical women. 

About Women Who Code Portland
Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspire women to excel in technology careers. We connect amazing women with other like-minded individuals around the globe who unite under one simple notion--the world of technology is better with women in it. In Portland, we organize monthly study nights, workshops, and networking nights, as well as hackathons and social events.

{short} Code of Conduct
Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form.