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Thursday, March 26 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
[HACKFORT] Panel: Diversity Pipeline

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Pioneering women in tech discuss their experiences and efforts to increase diversity in the technology community. Moderated by Boise City Councilwoman Lauren McLean.

Moderators
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Lauren McLean

City Councilwoman, Boise City Council
Lauren McLean is a community leader, political activist, small-business owner, wife to Scott McLean and mother to two school-aged children.  Lauren owns The Confluence Group, a consulting firm that works with donor alliances, philanthropists, foundations and other institutions to increase the impact of philanthropy. Since her first foray into Boise politics organizing the landmark campaign to preserve the Boise foothills before... Read More →

Speakers
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Marianna Budnikova

Software Engineer, MetaGeek
Marianna is a professional hacker aka software engineer at MetaGeek, LLC. She interned at MetaGeek as an apprentice hacker during her last semester in school, and she enthusiastically joined the company as a full-time hacker after defending her thesis. Marianna received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in computer science from Boise State | University. When she is not coding, Marianna runs and teaches classes with Girl... Read More →
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Mariella Paulino

Full-Stack Developer, Georgetown University
Thoughts from the fellowship: I see the potential of new software and new technologies in everything. From the moment I open my eyes eyes to the moment I go back to sleep, I have thought of at least 10 new applications I can create in my personal life that would improve how I interact and move around in the world as a woman and as a person with hearing loss. The fact that I could create these applications and create something that would have a... Read More →
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Kelsey Suyehira

Kelsey is a senior computer science major at Boise State University and is passionate about increasing the number of women in tech. She leads the Association for Computing Machinery Women’s group which supports the recruitment and retention of women in computer science on campus. She also helped start the Boise chapter of Girl Develop It which is a non-profit that offers affordable technology classes to women. Upon graduation Kelsey plans... Read More →
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Shannon Turner

Founder, Hear Me Code
Shannon Turner is a full-stack developer and the founder of Hear Me Code, a nonprofit offering free, beginner-friendly women-only coding classes for over 850 women in DC. In addition to teaching and designing Hear Me Code's curriculum, she also serves as a mentor with Code for Progress. Hear Me Code focuses on leadership development, peer mentoring, and community support to create the next set of women leaders in tech. By encouraging students to... Read More →



Thursday March 26, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
The Owyhee 1109 Main St, Boise, ID 83702

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