2019 Conference

Keynotes

Danielle Feinberg

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Danielle Feinberg began her career at Pixar Animation Studios in February 1997. As she worked her way from an entry level, technical job to one of the top creative positions, she crewed many of Pixar’s feature films including Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and The Incredibles. Feinberg rose to be the Director of Photography for Lighting on Disney•Pixar’s Academy Award®-winning films WALL•E, Brave and Coco.


Feinberg’s love of combining computers and art began she was eight years old, and first programmed a Logo turtle to create images. This eventually led her to a degree in Computer Science from Harvard University. In addition to her Pixar work, she works with teenage girls, encouraging them to pursue code, math and science by demonstrating to them this same magic found by combining art and technology. In 2016, she was able to bring that message to a broader audience with her TED talk that was part of the PBS "Science and Wonder" presentation for TED Talks Live. It was named one of the top TED talks of 2016.

Tammarrian Rogers

Tammarrian brings nearly 30 years of engineering leadership experience in both hardware and software at Microsoft, Apple, and General Motors. She is currently Director of Engineering at Snap.Inc in Santa Monica, CA leading the Quality Assurance, Release management, Localization, and IT teams. Prior to joining Snap, Tammarrian enjoyed her 23-year career at Microsoft leading teams in the Office, Online Services, and Windows Divisions. Tammarrian mentors and serves on several Boards including Ada Developer’s Academy, Northwest Tech Equity Initiative (NWTEI) and OPTYVA. She was recently named one of Forbes 2018 Top 50 Women in Tech. Tammarrian also enjoys the outdoors, spending time with family and friends including her standard poodle, traveling and exploring her new city, Los Angeles.

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Panelists

CS in College

Martha Kim

Martha Kim (Panel Moderator) is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University where she leads the ARCADE Lab. Kim's research interests are in computer architecture, parallel programming, compilers, and low-power computing. Her work has explored low-cost chip manufacturing systems, reconfigurable communication networks, and fine-grained parallel application profiling techniques. Her current research focuses on hardware and software techniques to improve the usability of hardware accelerators as well as data-centric accelerator design. Kim holds a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington and a bachelors in Computer Science from Harvard University. She is the recipient of the 2013 Rodriguez Family Award, the 2015 Edward and Carole Kim Faculty Involvement Award, a 2013 NSF CAREER award, and the 2016 Anita Borg Early Career Award.

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Chloe Quinto

Chloe Quinto is a junior studying Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science at Stevens Institute of Technology. She is the president of the Stevens Women in Computer Science which is a club that promotes the advancement of women in the computer science field. She is doing research in the data science and machine learning field to understand how online communities evolve over time. She worked for UPS as an application development engineering intern and this summer she will be working at BlackRock as a summer analyst.

Leah Behr

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Leah Behr is a senior at Sarah Lawrence College, where she also works as a lab assistant/tutor with the Computer Science department. She has been studying CS for two years, and spent the summer of 2018 developing teaching software with one of her professors. In the course of her studies, she has also explored literature, writing, and psychology. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in programming and software development.

Nina Ray

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Nina Ray is currently a senior studying Computer Science at Cornell University. She previously worked on Outreach and Career Development initiatives for Cornell's Women in Computing organization - this included running its branch of Girls Who Code, and co-founding a class for teaching technical interview skills to sophomores and upperclassmen. She has also worked for Girls Who Code as a Teaching Assistant, taught supplementary classes for a core CS major course on data structures and Java, and worked as a software engineering intern at Zenysis Technologies - a company dedicated to developing an interoperability platform to better the future of global health.

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Shantel Dixon

Shantel Dixon is a Computer Science major at Hunter College. Graduating from Bard High School Early College Queens, with an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts, she transferred to Hunter in the fall semester of 2018. She is now an undergraduate teacher’s assistant, and has attend two hackathons, Lehman Hacks and HackNYU, in the past six months.

Entrepreneurship

Susan Lyne

Susan Lyne is President and Managing Partner of BBG Ventures, an early stage fund backing the new wave of female entrepreneurs using technology to re-imagine daily life. Ms. Lyne has held leadership positions at media, technology, and entertainment companies of all sizes and stages, from startups to public companies. Before launching BBG Ventures, she was CEO of the AOL Brand Group where she oversaw AOL’s unique content brands. From 2008-2013 she was CEO and then Chairman of Gilt Groupe, the innovative ecommerce company that pioneered flash sales in the United States. She served as President and CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSO) from 2004-2008. And from 1996 to 2004, Ms. Lyne worked at Disney/ABC, rising to President of ABC Entertainment where she oversaw development of shows including Desperate Housewives, Lost,and Grey’s Anatomy. Ms. Lyne began her career in the magazine industry: she was Managing Editor of New Times and The Village Voice;and she created and launched Premiere Magazine, serving as Editor-in-Chief and Publication Director. Ms. Lyne was named Publishing Executive of the Year by Advertising Age in 2006 and received a Matrix Award from New York Women In Communications.

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Nadia Masri

Nadia Genevieve Masri is a 4-time founder, Forbes 30 Under 30, and the CEO & Founder of Perksy – a next-gen market intelligence platform that conducts real-time research with Millennial & Gen-Z audiences through mobile. With a fresh take on understanding the habits, behaviors, and preferences of Gen Y & Z consumers, Nadia is redefining market research for the mobile generation by making feedback the favorite form of engagement.


Prior to Perksy, Nadia founded 3 other companies before studying psychology and marketing at Harvard, which she left early to build Perksy. Nadia is passionate about product innovation, design, and neuroscience. When she isn’t studying human behavior, you’ll find her front row at NY Fashion Week or court side at MSG.

Deepti Sharma

A lifelong entrepreneur, Deepti is the CEO and Founder of FoodtoEat, a community-minded catering concierge service. She started FoodtoEat in 2011 to connect immigrant, women and minority-owned food vendors to opportunities for growth - ultimately helping them strengthen their own business skills. FoodtoEat helps businesses feed employees great food and build stronger & more diverse work cultures. She is also a Co-Founder of Bikky, a platform solving customer engagement for restaurants.
As a mother and small business owner, Deepti is a vocal advocate for policies that benefit these communities. She served on the Board for the Business Center for New Americans, a non-profit that encourages immigrant entrepreneurship by providing micro-loans and financial education. She also writes about how companies can modernize motherhood in the workplace, and mentors female entrepreneurs as part of the NYC Mayor’s WE NYC initiative.
Deepti is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, a Forbes 30 Under 30 alumnae, and an avid runner. She lives in Queens with her husband (Abhinav Kapur) and two children (Zubin & Chetan).

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Leandra Tejedor

Leandra Tejedor is a co-founder of Vidcode, an award-winning software that teaches teens computer programming through their favorite hobby: video-making. Vidcode has reached over one million students in over 113 countries. She studied Design and Interactive Media in undergrad, and fell in love with the creative potential of code, and started working for all teens to find a path to computer programming early in their lives. She's been named in Forbes 30 under 30 in education.

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Charlotte Ross

Leandra Tejedor is a co-founder of Vidcode, an award-winning software that teaches teens computer programming through their favorite hobby: video-making. Vidcode has reached over one million students in over 113 countries. She studied Design and Interactive Media in undergrad, and fell in love with the creative potential of code, and started working for all teens to find a path to computer programming early in their lives. She's been named in Forbes 30 under 30 in education.

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