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With Uma Chingunde (VP Engg, Render), Melanie Cebula (Enggr, Airbnb), Caitlin Colgrove (CTO, Hex), Sachi Shah (Product Mgr, Lightstep).
Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 05:00 PM   Absolutely Free   Online
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Let's start 2021 with a hang out hour to catch up with fellow awesome women in infra! Our goal is to provide a space for folks to get to know each other, network, & learn from experts in the group. Depending on interests, we can break out into small groups on different topics, moderated by our hosts.

For our first roundtable, we're excited to be joined by:

Uma Chingunde, VP of Engineering at Render
Uma heads engineering at Render & until recently led the Compute team at Stripe that supported the internal compute platform within Stripes Infrastructure organization. Prior to Stripe, she was an engineering leader at Delphix & VMware.

Melanie Cebula, Staff Engineer at Airbnb
Melanie Cebula is an expert in Cloud Infrastructure, where she is recognized worldwide for explaining radically new ways of thinking about cloud efficiency & usability. She is an international keynote speaker, presenting complex technical topics to a broad range of audiences, both international & domestic. Melanie is a staff engineer at Airbnb, where she has experience building a scalable modern architecture on top of cloud-native technologies.

Caitlin Colgrove, CTO of Hex
Caitlin Colgrove is the Co-Founder & CTO of Hex, which empowers data scientists to transform notebooks into collaborative, interactive data apps & stories. Previously, Caitlin was the Director of Engineering at Remix & a Software Engineering Group Lead at Palantir. Caitlin holds a B.S. & M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Sachi Shah, Senior PM at Lightstep
Sachi Shah is a Senior Product Manager at Lightstep. Previously, Sachi was a Forward Deployed Engineering Lead at Palantir & a Software Engineer at Scribd. Sachi holds a B.S. in Computer Science & Math from Wellesley College & an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Please submit or vote for any discussion topics you're interested in at this Slido ( During the event, you'll be able to choose your breakout group based on themes, & our guest moderators will use the Slido ideas to guide the discussion.

This is hopefully the first of a new series of virtual informal events. We'd love to experiment with different virtual formats. If you'd like to help host, please join this event & speak with us! This event is for you if you identify as a women, genderqueer or non-binary, & are interested in infrastructure.

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