Women in Tech Stories: Meet the speakers!

Girls in Tech Gibraltar are proud to announce their upcoming event… Women in Tech Stories!

On Wednesday 26 July, we’ve organised a friendly event with five amazing speakers who have all shaped their careers in the tech industry, and can’t wait to tell you about their journeys.

When: 18.30 – 22.00, Wednesday 26 July 2017
Where: La Sala – Sapphire Bar (deck 3 of the Sunborn)
Entry: Free, please register here beforehand

The event aims to bring local female technology professionals together to discuss what they do, how they got to where they are today, the challenges and accomplishments they’ve experienced along the way… and most importantly, what they love about their job!

Here’s the lowdown on our five inspiring speakers:

Rodica Dan
QA Automation Engineer – William Hill

Rodica Dan is currently an automation engineer for William Hill – Gibraltar, but her career has basically started as a game tester — 12 years ago, in a startup video gaming company. As a visionary, she knew that mobile phones were the future, so she moved on to working for a Nokia outsourcing company (also the only one hiring people without experience at the time), where she developed strong basis for manual testing and where true passion for finding defects in software apps, and in general, was formed. In a completely unrelated note, the company went bankrupt. But more about her career development, challenges and learnt lessons, we shall find out from her on the 26th of July.

 

Susanna Kosic
Full Stack Developer – Playtech Innovation Labs

Susanna Kosic is Full Stack Web Developer at Playtech Innovation Labs and her mission is to build new products and prototypes using cutting-edge technologies. She started her carreer as a software developer in 2006 and during her journey “from novice to professional” she had the opportunity to contribute to a large list of projects using C++, Visual basic, .NET, C#, PHP, SQL databases, Ruby on Rails, Node, MongoDb, Javascript, Backbone, Angular, ReactJS, and some others interesting frameworks and languages. She strongly believes clean code principles and agile methodologies are the key for a successful product delivery.

 

Carrie Jones
Program Manager – Ladbrokes Coral

Carrie’s career started in direct marketing with one of the world’s leading customer engagement agency’s, OgilvyOne, based in London. After 3 years, she moved into e-commerce and digital content at the UK’s fastest growing independent agency, Karmarama.

18 months ago Carrie joined Ladbrokes Coral, where she is now Production Manager. Her primary responsibility is to oversee the production of Ladbrokes Coral’s gaming and sports brands. She achieves this by actively managing the copy, design and web content process for the group’s brands across four global studios; Gibraltar, London, Tel Aviv and Manila.

 

Shelley Gill
Senior Backend Software Developer – William Hill

Shelley is a Senior Backend Software Developer in William Hill who loves Functional Programming and Reactive Arquitectures. Among her passions are Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, and loves to learn about anything related to these, even if they are Philosophy or Psychology! She studied Computer Science in the Universidad de Málaga then carried on to study a Masters in Cognitive Science and is currently studying a Masters in Artificial Intelligence.

 

 

Jenna Brown
Project Manager – William Hill

Jenna Brown has worked in the gaming industry for over 10 years and is the Project Manager for William Hill’s Digital Analytics & Optimisation team in Gibraltar. On the side, she is also a mother of 2 and a professional photographer. Jenna will be sharing her story on her career journey within online gaming whilst juggling her many other responsibilities, as well as her own experience of a large company becoming data driven.

 

 

 

Well, what an amazing line up! This is a fantastic opportunity to hear from some incredible women so take advantage of the opportunity and have a think about any questions you want to ask them that could help you along your own path. If you don’t want to ask the question on the day, send them over to us in advance via one of our social media channels!

We look forward to seeing you there,
The Girls in Tech team

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