WECode 2020

Tentative 2020 Schedule

Stay tuned for more information regarding events and keynotes as it becomes available.

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Past 2019 Schedule


5:00-7:00 pm - WECode Mixer


8:30-10:00 am - Breakfast & Registration

9:00-10:00 am - KEYNOTE: Dara Treseder

10:00-12:00 am - Panels / Workshops / Fireside Chat / Mock Interviews

12:00-1:00 pm - Mentorship Lunch

1:00-2:00 pm - Panel / Tech Talk / Workshop / Fireside Chat / Mock Interviews

2:00-3:00 pm - KEYNOTE: Catarina Macedo

3:00-5:00 pm - Panel / Talk / Workshop / Fireside Chat / Mock Interviews

8:00-10:00pm - Attendee Mixer


8:00-9:30 am - Yoga or Zumba

9:00-10:00 am - Breakfast & Registration

10:00-11:00 am - KEYNOTE: Pooja Sankar

11:00-12:00 pm - Panels / Workshops / Fireside Chats / Mock Interviews

12:00-1:00 pm - Lunch

1:00-2:00 pm - Panels / Talks / Workshops / Fireside Chat/ Mock Interviews

2:00 - 3:00 pm - KEYNOTE: Jessica Mckellar

3:30 - 5:00 pm - Opportunities Fair

Past Keynote Speakers


Jessica mckellar

Jessica is a founder and the CTO of Pilot, a bookkeeping firm powered by software. Previously, she was a founder and the VP of Engineering for Zulip, a real-time collaboration startup acquired by Dropbox. Before that, she was a computer nerd at MIT who joined her friends at Ksplice, a company building a service for rebootless kernel updates on Linux that was acquired by Oracle. These diverse experiences earned her a place in the Forbes 30 under 30 class of 2017 for enterprise software.
Jessica is also a former Director for the Python Software Foundation and PyCon North America's Diversity Outreach Chair. For her outreach efforts in the Python community, she was awarded the O'Reilly Open Source Award.

pooja sankar

Pooja is the founder and CEO of Piazza, a platform to created to help connect, students, TAs and Professors. She started Piazza because she wanted all students to have a chance to learn from each other and connect no matter how shy they are or wherever they are. As an undergraduate, she went to IIT Kanpur in India, and was one of the three undergraduate women in her class of 50 men. Before starting Piazza, she previously worked as a Software Developer at Facebook, Kosmix, and Oracle. Pooja holds an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.



Catarina macedo

Catarina is a Program Manager at Xbox. and a leader of the Women in Gaming organization within Microsoft. She has been working at Microsoft for almost six years, previously working as a Software Development Engineer, Support Engineer, and Academic Program Manager & Tech Evangelist.

Dara treseder

Dara Treseder is the chief marketing officer of Carbon, a leading Silicon Valley-based digital manufacturing company. Previously she was CMO of GE Ventures, GE’s venture capital arm, and GE Business Innovations, focused on new business creation, new market development and technology licensing. Before joining GE, Dara led marketing and growth efforts at Apple and Goldman Sachs.
As an expert on marketing and technology, Dara has been noted for her knowledge and achievements. In 2018, she was named to Forbes’ “CMO Next” list, which identified 50 individuals redefining the CMO’s role and shaping the future of marketing. Dara was also named by AdAge as one of 2018’s “Women to Watch,” as well as one of the “30 Inspirational Women to Watch in Tech” by Inc. magazine in 2017.



Jess Lee

Jess Lee is a partner at Sequoia Capital. Previously, she held leadership positions at Google and Polyvore. While at Google, Jess was a product manager for Google Maps. Jess joined Polyvore as a product manager in 2008 after providing their co-founder with feedback on issues with the website. She was later named VP of Product, an honorary co-founder, and ultimately CEO. Polyvore was acquired by Yahoo in 2015. Jess holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Pamela rice

Pamela is Head of Technology Strategy & Innovation Labs Engineering at Capital One. She joined in January 2017 from OnDeck, a non-bank small business lender where she led technology including application and core engineering, platform ops, cybersecurity, and corporate IT all focused on building disruptive credit tech solutions. Prior to joining OnDeck, Pamela led Credit Underwriting & Global Credit Technology for PayPal. where she led everything from the growth and scale of consumer credit systems, to expansion into the EU. Pamela joined PayPal through its acquisition of Bill Me Later, where she built many of the company’s original consumer credit, lending, and payments systems. Pamela co-founded eBay Women in Technology, OnDeck Women In Tech, and is a member of Grace Hopper Celebrations of Women in Computing.


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Ruthe farmer

Ruthe is current the Chief Evangelist at CS4All, and has focused her efforts on diversity and inclusion in tech and engineering since 2001. She served as Senior Policy Advisor for Tech Inclusion at the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy focusing on President Obama’s call to action for Computer Science for All, and served as Chief Strategy & Growth Officer and K-12 Alliance Director at NCWIT. Over the course of her career, Ms. Farmer has launched and scaled up multiple national programs including the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing, TECHNOLOchicas campaign for Latinas, AspireIT outreach program, Intel Design & Discovery, Lego Robotics for Girl Scouts and more. She served as the 2012 Chair of Computer Science Education Week, was named a White House Champion of Change for Technology Inclusion in 2013, received the Anita Borg Institute Award for Social Impact in 2014, and the Education UK Alumni Award for Social Impact in 2015.

Chieko asakawa

Chieko Asakawa has been instrumental in furthering accessibility research and development for three decades. By challenging traditional thinking on how the visually impaired use technology, she has explored solutions to improve Web accessibility and usability for the visually impaired and others with special needs. Series of pioneering technologies generated under Chieko's leadership significantly contributed in advancing information accessibility, including groundbreaking work in digital Braille and voice Web browser. Today, Chieko is focusing on advancing cognitive assistant research to help the blind regain information by augmenting missing or weakened abilities in the real world. She is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and IBM Academy of Technology. She was inducted into the Women in Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame in 2003. Chieko was appointed to IBM Fellow in 2009, IBM's most prestigious technical honor. In 2013, the government of Japan awarded the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon to her. She has been also serving as an IBM Distinguished Service Professor at Carnegie Mellon University since 2014.

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