Amy Kardel


Ashley Stove

Aptera Software Inc.

Heather Stratford

Stronger International, Inc.

Kimberly Arcand

NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory

Michelle Lange

Whack Publications

Shilpi Sharma

DocuSign Inc.

Shyna Hegde



When ‘Fake It Till You Make It’ Blows Up in Your Face

Tech writer Michelle Lange of Whack Publications shares through an unvarnished lens the challenges and successes that come from pushing yourself in the business of technology — and how to learn when…

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Walking Through an Exploded Star: Scientific Data and Emerging Technologies

It takes a lot of energy to make an X-ray wave or photon. NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory detects X-ray emission from the scenes of explosions and collisions in space such as colliding black holes,…

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Unit Testing – What’s wrong with it? How to fix it?

I will present a new way to define Unit Testing. I will introduce audience to two type of Unit Testing - Classicist and Mockist. I will share pros and cons of each of these. I will talk about…

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The Cyber Tsunami: What Leaders Need to Know

Cybersecurity is now a core component of technology and business. Without focus on cybersecurity, organizations are caught behind, breached and losing both reputation and employees. Cybersecurity…

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Working in tech is not just about coding. It’s about all aspects of careers in technology. Our mission is to support the community of women working in technology. We pave the way with hands-on tech workshops, discussions about trending topics in tech, information on thriving through tech career phases and facets, and by connecting women working on the business and technical sides of the tech industry.

The conference brings together women at every level, from students to senior executives, to connect, educate and inspire women in the technology industry through events across the United States.

Where & When

3500 Lacey Road
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

September 25, 2020


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