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FTW Conf is a free community conference celebrating International Women's Day 2021. During this mini-conf we'll have multiple tracks happening simultaneously - We'll cover Inspiring stories, Security, Transparency in Tech, Career in Tech and even a Creative track!

To close this mini-conf in good style, we'll have a virtual get together 🥳. RSVP now so we can send you a gentle nudge before we get started with the event.

Making this event possible

Sessions


Warm welcome by your hosts

Main Track

Welcome to FTWconf ...

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Floor Drees Lisa Mallner Ellie King Ana Cidre Suzanne Daniels

Digital Sex Crimes: Tech and Gender Inequity Intersect

Main Track

Join Heather Barr from Human Rights Watch to discuss the soon to be published report on digital sex crimes. In 2008, less than 4 percent of sex crimes prosecutions in South Korea involved illegal ...

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Heather Barr
Heather Barr

Interim co-director of the Women's Rights Division at Human Rights Watch.


Community Updates

Main Track

Learn about new programs for learning and entrepreneurship in the community. ...

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Lisa Mallner Marilag Dimatulac & Michelle Tabirao

Inspiring Story by Anjana Vakil

Main Track

Get energized and empowered through the inspiring story of Anjana Vakil. ...

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Anjana Vakil
Anjana Vakil

Developer Advocate, Observable (she/her)


Trust: From Zero to Hero

Security

Wouldn’t it be great if everyone behaved securely? Devs writing secure code, no one falling for phishing, people following security best practices with pleasure. A dream Today, our industry is not on ...

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Annybell Villarroel
Annybell Villarroel

Security Culture Manager. Auth0


Building Radical Transparency into tech -the Nordic way

Transparency in tech

More than ever we need to build transparent technology. With the growing urgency for tech solutions that gather personal information in order to combat Covid-19, and with the increasing tension betwee ...

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Lisa Mallner Klara Kviberg Malin Cumzelius Meeri Haataja Anna Borgström

When in Doubt: Dare! - On building favorable conditions for self-advocacy

Career

This talk describes strategies that can help you feel better and sometimes get a better hand on a negociation. During my career in tech I have pivoted from academia into consultancy and into different ...

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Lia Silva-Lopez
Lia Silva-Lopez

Lead Data Scientist, NetOnNet (she/her)


KnitHub - a different kind of pattern matching

Creative

Learn basic knitting techniques, and find out how and where I create and store knitting patterns. ...

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Floor Drees
Floor Drees

Community Advocacy Program Manager at Microsoft (she/her)


My extraordinary path to becoming an expert woman in tech

Main Track

Get energized and empowered by Natalia's story in tech. ...

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Natalia Venditto
Natalia Venditto

Principal Solutions Architect | Netcentric, A Cognizant Digital Business (she/her)


Threat Modeling in the “Shift Security Left” era

Security

Shifting security left in the software development lifecycle has proven to have a significant impact on the security posture of software: vulnerabilities are found early on in the process, making it ...

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Eva Sarafianou
Eva Sarafianou

Senior Product Security Engineer @ Auth0 (she/her)


My top 3 strategies for staying Resilient, when faced with Rejection.

Career

As a woman, as a leader and as a data professional I face rejection in one way or another, regularly. There are days when I want to curl up and wallow in self-pity and days when that makes me feel de ...

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Vanessa Eriksson
Vanessa Eriksson

SVP, Chief Digital Officer at Zenseact


Lego in Lockdown

Creative

Lego. Something many of us played with as children. But somewhere around our teenage years that fascination seemed to evaporate and we left our Lego, unused, in boxes. Somewhere around 2012 my love ...

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Stacy Cashmore
Stacy Cashmore

Omniplan, Tech Explorer DevOps (she/her)


How I landed my first developer job

Main Track

Hear the inspiring story from Svetlana about her journey to land a developer job. ...

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Svetlana Stosic Milosavljevic
Svetlana Stosic Milosavljevic

Junior frontend developer, GreenMobility


How a culture upgrade helped me thrive 💪

Security

Lots of people talk about culture in organisations, but not many organisations really live the culture they aspire to. Lists of values, mission statements, even beer fridges and beanbags don't make ...

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Agata Krajewska
Agata Krajewska

Software engineer, Snyk


How to accelerate your career

Career

Having relocated to UK as a foreigner from a completely different culture & mindset, Alina has grown from a graduate analyst to a senior manager in a corporate just within 6 years. This is 2 or 3 ...

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Alina Timofeeva
Alina Timofeeva

Senior manager, Cloud & Advanced Analytics, KPMG


Inspiring Story by Emma Rees

Main Track

Get energized and inspired by the wonderful journey into IT from Emma Rees. ...

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Emma Rees
Emma Rees

CEO & Co-founder at Deployed


PASTA and OCTIVE and STRIDE, Oh My! Bringing Threat Modeling Out of the Woods

Security

Threat modeling is an extremely valuable tool in the secure software development pipeline. Some studies suggest it has greater impact on security posture than other more widely practiced security ac ...

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Alyssa Miller
Alyssa Miller

BISO (Business Information Security Officer) - S&P Global Ratings (she/her)


Think Visual - My Journey from Self-Care to Tech Storytelling!

Creative

Creativity enhances communication and builds connection. From early civilization to current social interactions, "stories" are the lifeblood of information dissemination. And visual storytelling is a ...

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Nitya Narasimhan
Nitya Narasimhan

Senior Cloud Advocate, Microsoft (she/her)


HR Panel discussion

Career

An inspiring, empowering, and informative panel discussion with HR professionals working in well established, international tech organisations. Get the inside scoop on open tech positions within their ...

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Sophie Theen Ellie King Louise Bichler Marie Møgelvang Nidhi Illman Peggy Poon

Inspiring Story by Ela Moscicka

Main Track

Get energized and inspired by the extraordinary story from Ela Moscicka. ...

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Ela Mościcka
Ela Mościcka

Talent Sourcer turned #SoftwareEngineer at #MicrosoftTeams


FTWConf After-Party

Main Track

Party and socializing time! ...

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Sherry List
Sherry List

Azure Developer Engagement Lead, Microsoft

Organizers

FTW Conf is a free community conference celebrating International Women's Day 2021.

Floor Drees

Floor Drees

Community Advocacy Program Manager at Microsoft (she/her)

Suzanne Daniels

Suzanne Daniels

Developer PMM @ Microsoft (she/her)

Sherry List

Sherry List

Azure Developer Engagement Lead, Microsoft

Ellie King

Ellie King

Diversity & Inclusion Advocate✨ Helping tech companies build a more ethical, diverse and successful culture.

Lisa Mallner

Lisa Mallner

AI Investment Manager at Copenhagen Capacity (she/her)

Ana Cidre

Ana Cidre

Ana is a Developer Advocate at Auth0, the founder of ngSpain and GalsTech (she/her)

Sam Bellen

Sam Bellen

Senior Developer Advocate Engineer @auth0, Tech speaker http://sambego.tech, @GoogleDevExpert, @fronteersbe

Nick Trogh

Nick Trogh

Developer Engagement Lead at Microsoft, co-organizer Contributing,Today (he/him)

Peggy Poon

Peggy Poon

Woman in tech, community builder and a global citizen with strong passion for innovation, helping others and diversity & inclusion!

Rasmus Jaque

Rasmus Jaque

Senior cloud solution architect at Microsoft

Goran Vuksic

Goran Vuksic

Technical Manager, Stratiteq

James Quick

James Quick

Developer Advocate, Auth0 (he/him)