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With Yuval Idan (Full Stack Developer, ExecThread), Elizabeth Funk (Software Enggr, Priceline), Jazbel Wang (Full-Stack Enggr, Catalyst), Audrey Choi (Backend Enggr, Venmo).
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 06:30 PM   Absolutely Free
Venmo, 159 W 25th St, 9th Fl

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We are excited to be hosting a series of Lightning Talks on "Your First Software Engineering Job". Several women will share their stories.

SCHEDULE:6:30-7:00 Food & mingle7:00-7:15 Intros from WWC & Venmo7:15-8:30 Lightning Talks8:30-9:00 Network & Farewell's

SPEAKERS:Yuval Idan is a Full Stack Developer at ExecThread, a startup that offers a community-driven platform where executives share job opportunities with each other. Before making the switch to tech a couple of years ago, she worked in the nonprofit sector with a focus on community organizing.

Elizabeth Funk is a Software Engineer at Priceline. She started working for Priceline in 2016 as an Associate Software Engineer. This is her first professional development position after graduating from Full Stack Academy. Prior to starting Full Stack Academy, she worked as a software support & training manager for four years & helped a friend start a non-profit organization to support women's leadership in sovereign financial entities.

Jazbel Wang ( is a Full-Stack Engineer at Catalyst ( where she helps build a B2B Customer Success platform that integrates with other application that CS Managers use on a daily basis. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing & arts & craft.

Audrey Choi is a Backend Engineer at Venmo where she works on the app on features such as instant transfer. Her first job after graduating was as a software consultant at Red Hat. While at Red Hat, in addition to helping companies implement tech solutions, she founded & lead an internal team building program.

HOST:Venmo was founded on the principles of breaking down the intimidating barriers around financial transactions to make them intuitive, friendly, & even fun. And it worked: people love sending money with Venmo, & were growing by leaps & bounds!

But were only just getting started. We want to take that magic of sending money with Venmo & cascade it into every place where people use money. That means connecting people to their money in the most intuitive & fun way possible, then connecting people with each other. Users already love Venmo, but we know there are lots of things we havent thought of to make the experience of using Venmo even more delightful & valuable. All thats going to take a lot of figuring out. Lets figure it out together!

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