Tech Talk Tuesday: Exploring Careers in Mission-Driven Tech | BAVC

Tech Talk Tuesday: Exploring Careers in Mission-Driven Tech

May 15, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Cost

Price: 
$0.00
Member Fee: 
$0.00 members
Location 

BAVC - 2727 Mariposa St.

Type 
Meetup
Panel Discussion
September Tech Talk Tuesday

Join BAVC for the May edition of Tech Talk Tuesdays, our monthly speaker series, where insiders from tech and other industries share the tips and learning experiences they've gathered while job-hunting and networking. You'll leave with new perspectives and new tools to help you on your own career path.


Come mingle with fellow TechSF participants and future applicants, enjoy refreshments, and learn new approaches to navigating the field.


When: Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 6:00 - 7:00 pm (The talk starts promptly at 6:00 pm)

Where: BAVC, 2727 Mariposa St., 2nd Floor

Speaker: Michelle Chang, User Experience, Electronic Frontier Foundation; Laurel Hart, Computational Linguist and NLP Specialist at Woebot Labs; and Vinnie Casotti, eCommerce and Digital Analyst at CREDO Mobile.  

A Q&A session with BAVC’s Workforce Development Lead, Annie Tahtinen, we’ll hear from Michelle Chang, User Experience designer at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Laurel Hart, Computational Linguist and NLP Specialist at Woebot Labs and Vinnie Casotti, eCommerce and Digital Analyst at CREDO Mobile about careers in mission-driven tech.

Tech Talk Tuesday Speaker Michelle Chang
More about Michelle:

Michelle Chang is currently a User Experience designer at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to digital privacy and protecting free speech on the internet. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in environmental sciences and applies the research and systems-thinking to her design process. A San Francisco native, she grew up hiking the parks and walking the beaches of California. Michelle enjoys volunteering and has been a docent at the California Academy of Sciences, introducing scientific thinking to visitors of all ages. Trained in classical ballet, she seeks out opportunities to explore different dance styles.

Tech Talk Tuesday Speaker Laurel Hart
More about Laurel:

Laurel Hart, Computational Linguist and NLP Specialist at Woebot Labs, is helping make mental health tools radically accessible. She has combined her background in Linguistics with an interest in Computer Science with the goal of letting computers better understand human language. Along the way, she has developed a passion for creating tools for non-technical people: letting writers craft engaging interactive characters and helping clinicians create high-quality mental health content for everyone.

 

Tech Talk Tuesday Speaker Vinnie Casotti
More about Vinnie

Vinnie Casotti is the eCommerce and Digital Analyst at CREDO Mobile, a wireless provider committed to creating positive social change. At CREDO, Vinnie focuses on digital marketing and improving the online shopping experience. Previously, he worked at Worldpantry, an eCommerce provider for food and beverage companies. He received Bachelor degrees in Economics and Spanish from UCLA. When outside of the office, he is busy climbing in Yosemite and backpacking in the Sierras.