8:00 am - 9.00 am

Check-in & Breakfast

09:00 am - 09:10 am

Welcome - Opening Talk

10 min • Kübra Zengin

Developer Relations Program Manager - Google


09:10 am - 09:40 am

Keynote: Big Little Truths



30 min • Lisa Martinez

Global Head of News & Publishing Apps BD - Google

Lisa joined Google in 2004 as one of the founding members of the AdSense Sales organization. She currently leads a team focused on business, news and SDK developers focused on mobile application development and distribution strategy. Prior to this role, Lisa led developer integrations with Media and Entertainment partners on the Search Product Partnerships team. Prior to Google, Lisa was Director of Channel Sales at one of the first digital measurement and analysis firms, Internet Profiles Corporation (I/PRO). Lisa entered tech through PR and Corporate Communications at Sega of America working on the Sega Saturn and Dreamcast product launch. Lisa has over 20 years of experience in digital advertising sales and business development. Lisa holds a B.A. with honors from Lafayette College. When Lisa is not working, she is spending time with her 3 children and husband of 17 years. Lisa enjoys interior design, travel and gardening in her free time. 


09:40 am - 10:25 am

Become a Negotiat[Her]

As tech women, salary negotiation is an essential skill, but negotiating isn’t always so easy. Imposter syndrome, fear, and unconscious bias are real adversaries that can get in your way to a successful negotiation and earning what you deserve. The good news is that negotiation is a skill that can be learned. DevelopHer’s founder, Lauren Hasson shares how she tripled her base salary in less than two years by grounding herself in data and asking critical questions to uncover key leverage points and ultimately learned to negotiate with confidence. Attendees learn actionable steps they can take themselves to not only uncover their true market value, but also negotiate for the salary they deserve.

50min • Lauren Hasson

Founder - DevelopHer

Lauren Hasson is the Founder of DevelopHer, a career development platform for tech women by tech women, and a full-time software engineer. As a top-paid tech woman (by day, Lauren works at a Bay Area fintech in apps and InfoSec and absolutely loves it!), she founded DevelopHer to empower women to own their careers and negotiate the salaries they deserve so they can create the life they want. Lauren graduated from Duke University with honors in just four years with a triple major in electrical engineering, computer science, and economics. She was one of 100 top innovators invited to attend the UK G8 Innovation and Decide Now Act Summits with the United Nation’s technology council, has won multiple high-profile hackathons, and her work has been featured in Apple iOS keynotes.


10:25 am - 10:40 AM


10:40 am - 11:55 AM

Women Techmakers Program & Updates

WTM and its vision, connection to the GDG program, event objectives. Hear a recap of what has been going on in the last year, recent initiatives, and what the global program has planned for the future!

15min • Natalie Villabos

Head of Global Programs, Women Techmakers - Google

Natalie Villalobos is the Head of Women Techmakers. She oversees Google's strategy for women in tech and develops scalable programs for 100,000s of women globally in 190 countries. She is on the advisory board of XPrize, UC Hastings Law School, and Arab Women in Computing. She enjoys drinking tea and snuggling with dogs she meets on the street.



10:55 am - 11:55 AM

Women Techmakers Workshop


60 min • Melissa Muñoz & Laura Gluhanich 

Melissa Muñoz is a Program Manager at Google focused on building the Women Techmakers community. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Melissa is passionate about diversity, education, tech, and rooting for the Golden State Warriors :)

Laura Gluhanich is a Program Manager at Google. She has spent the last decade+ working in community engagement, at Ning,, and as cofounder of Signal Camp. Most recently, she was at Everwise, developing a global community of mentors and launching women's leadership programs. Here, she's focused on taking Women Techmakers Leads to the next level, expanding our reach and impact. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion, and am eager to learn from you all. Offline, she enjoys climbing, live music, and exploring hikes and music venues in the Denver area - where she recently moved to. She is also cofounder of Silent Book Club, a global collective of reading meetups, with no assigned reading.  


11:55 AM - 12:10 pm

Engineering a better future for all ages and genders


15min • Komal Singh 

Engineering Program Manager at Google, and Author of Ara The Star Engineer

Komal Singh is a techie by day and a storyteller mom by night - one who loves coding and cupcakes, data crunching and day dreaming, pottery making and program planning. She has been working in tech for over a decade and is currently an Engineering Program Manager at Google. Singh is debuting as an author with the upcoming release of an empowering children's picture book on STEM titled Ara the Star Engineer. In this lightning talk, Komal shares her story on the parallel worlds of engineering and authoring, and applying leadership lessons from one to the other.



12:10 pm - 12:20 pm

Group Photo

12:20 pm - 1:30 pM

Networking Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Keep it moving-Transition in the 21st Century

Have you thought about making a change? Making a change can be a challenge. This talk will discuss starting with where you are, using what you have, and doing what you can.  


30min • Regine Gilbert

Sr. UX Design Consultant - Gilbert Consulting Group

Regine Gilbert is a user experience designer, educator, and international public speaker with over 10 years of experience working in the technology arena. Regine founded Gilbert Consulting Group, Inc., a Design Consultancy in New York City. She has a strong belief in making the world a more accessible place—one that starts and ends with the user.  Regine is an Adjunct Professor at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, teaching User Experience Design to students in the Integrated Digital Media Program. In addition, she teaches the part time User Experience Design course at General Assembly. Some of the companies Regine has had the pleasure of working for include Disney, JP Morgan, Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts, Ralph Lauren, Columbia University and Vitamin Shoppe.  




2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

How To Be A Mindful Leader of Yourself and Others

Harvard Business Review says Mindfulness is no longer a “nice to have” but a “must have” for executives. That’s because Mindfulness improves decision making, self regulation, concentration, productivity and protects against toxic stress, all of which can make you a better leader. That said, you can’t be a Mindful Leader without being a Mindful You. Tanya Valle shares how to do it and why it matters.



30min • Tanya Valle

Certified Professional Coach  - Tanya Valle Coaching & Consulting 

Tanya Valle is a Certified Professional Coach and Mindfulness and Loving-Kindness Meditation Teacher. She provides integrated coaching services for professionals and organizations that include Mindfulness and presentation​ training. A native New Yorker, Tanya is a former New York City television reporter, Press Secretary under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Fortune 50 corporate public relations executive, and public relations business owner. She holds an MBA from Fordham University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY.​ Tanya still resides in her hometown of Manhattan and enjoys roller dance skating, traveling the globe, and reading lots of books.





2:30 AM - 3:00 am

Art & Technology, Great But Also Bad

Those in tech who do not study art history are doomed to repeat its mishaps, especially in this wave of artificial intelligence's buzzworthiness. It's time to discuss those mishaps and how we in the tech industry are making the same mistakes, if we want to turn things around and actually have a positive and profound affect on society.



30min • Jenn Schiffer

Director of Community Engineering - Glitch

Jenn Schiffer is an web developer, artist and tech humorist. As Director of Community Engineering at Glitch, she works on helping the friendliest community of coders (and future coders) build the apps of their dreams. She also organizes JerseyScript, a monthly web developer social in Jersey City where she’s based, and built everyone’s favorite free online pixel art editor, .




3:00 pm - 3:20 pM


3:20 pm - 3:50 pM

Storytelling: Amplifying your community

Everyone has a story to share, so let's discuss some simple strategies on how to identify, capture and share those stories from within your communities.


30min • Jennifer Kohl

Developer Relations Program Manager - Google

Jen is the Team Lead for Developer Community Programs at Google NYC. She has been at Google for 11.5 years, where she has worked in digital ads, events, and SWE recruiting. Jen is an east coast native, born and raised in NJ. Outside of work, Jen is currently designing and building a new home with her husband in the NJ suburbs. In her remaining free time, Jen can be found watching TV shows with her husband (also a Googler, working on Waze) or taking her 2 kids (4.5 and 3) and 2 dogs (1 Westie and 1 mutt) to the park.

3:50 PM - 4:20 pm

The "A.B.C.D.E.F" of "G.D.E" - Why it matters & How to get there.

So you've heard about the GDE program. And you've wondered "is this for me?". It took me five years to answer that question, and today my goal is to make sure it takes you much less time to get there. In this talk I'll share the A.B.C.D's of GDE (the "what"), plus the extra E (the "when") and the all-important F ( the "why"). I also hope to share my journey and the lessons I learnt along the way. Even if a GDE is not on your radar, I hope that aspects of this will resonate and lead you down the path to developer advocacy. 

30min • Nitya Narasimhan

Cloud Developer Advocate PM - Microsoft

Nitya Narasimhan is a PhD & Polyglot with over two decades of research & development experience spanning industry, academia and startups. She is the founding organizer for GDG New York City & GDG Hudson Valley, a Google Developer Expert in Flutter, and a Cloud Developer Advocate PM at Microsoft. She is passionate about education, representation and empathy in tech. Find her online @nitya or



4:20 pm - 4:50 pm

Hacking Your Work Life __ Balance To Take Over The World.

 "Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day, so how do some people seem accomplish so much more? It’s time to learn to hack your work life __ balance to have more time to pursue your passion projects, spend more time with those you love, while keeping your work ethic strong. Let’s take over the world! "


30min • Jennifer Wadella

Founder, President - Kansas City Women in Technology

Often described as a force of nature, Jennifer Wadella is a JavaScript developer, international speaker, foodie, furbaby mama, fitness geek, and community organizer most well known for her work creating innovative and highly sought-after programs for women in technology. Jennifer has been writing code since before she realized it was a credible career path. She currently works as a lead front-end developer at legal tech startup and loves building javascript applications and speaking at technical conferences. Jennifer is the founder of Kansas City Women in Technology(KCWiT), an organization aimed at growing the number of women in technology careers in Kansas City. She's created a number of programs for KCWiT to help women and girls learn to code including CoderDojoKC, Coding & Cupcakes and Coding & Cocktails. She is a Rising Trendsetter STEMMy award-winner, PubConf Sydney 2018 Champion and is apparently Missouri's Coolest Woman according to Pure Wow.





4:50 pm - 5:20 pm

A Digital Detox is Good for You - and Your Business

"A Digital Detox is Good for You - and Your Business At the end of each workday, do you achieve what you set out to do? Are you able to truly wind down? It’s not uncommon to have a feeling that very little was really accomplished or that we ran in circles all day. Although we pride ourselves in the ability to multi-task, with multiple browser windows open and devices ‘dinging’ for our attention, this constant multitasking only leaves use drained and has a negative impact cognitively. In this session you will learn - How a digital detox is good for you How to recognize current work and life habits that are not serving you or your business How to make tools work for you instead of against you How mindfulness can help you stay grounded and offline Tina Arnoldi is a digital marketer as well as a licensed therapist, with an interest in the intersection of today’s technology and our mental health. " 

30min • Tina Arnoldi

Marketing Strategist | Performance Analyst - 360 Internet Strategy LLC

Tina is qualified in Google Analytics and Google AdWords, is recognized as a Google Developer Expert in Marketing, and is a member of the Google Partners program, helping clients develop and manage their internet strategy. Tina also has an MA in psychology and is a licensed mental health counselor, applying her knowledge about human behavior to marketing strategy and internet use. Visit her website at and follow her on Twitter: TinaArnoldi.





5:20 pm - 5:30 pm

Closing Remarks

10 min • Kübra Zengin





5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Happy Hour