Saturday 16th June, 2012
1:50pm to 3:00pm
Panel discussion of issues facing women in technology.
I'm a geekette who enjoys playing with new technology for software developers. I work as a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft. bio from Twitter
Jennifer Marsman is a Developer Evangelist in Microsoft’s Developer and Platform Evangelism group, where she educates developers on Microsoft’s new technologies. In this role, Jennifer displays her contagious enthusiasm for technology by speaking on a variety of Microsoft technologies. She is a frequent speaker at software development conferences across the United States. In 2009, Jennifer was chosen as "Techie whose innovation will have the biggest impact" by X-OLOGY for her work with GiveCamps, a weekend-long event where developers code for charity. She has also received many honors from Microsoft, including the Central Region Top Contributor Award, Heartland District Top Contributor Award, DPE Community Evangelist Award, CPE Champion Award, MSUS Diversity & Inclusion Award, and Gold Club. Prior to becoming a Developer Evangelist, Jennifer was a software developer in Microsoft’s Natural Interactive Services division. In this role, she earned two patents for her work in search and data mining algorithms. Jennifer has also held positions with Ford Motor Company, National Instruments, and Soar Technology. Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering and Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Her graduate work specialized in artificial intelligence and computational theory. Jennifer blogs at http://blogs.msdn.com/jennifer and tweets at http://twitter.com/jennifermarsman.
I'm a Program Manager on the .NET CLR team. bio from Twitter
Layla Driscoll has worked on tablets (back before they were cool), in the cloud, and now on the .NET Common Language Runtime. Most of her time on the CLR has been spent on the small things – or at least trying to make things small. She is the PM for CoreCLR (the small version of the CLR in Silverlight) and leads an effort to reduce the footprint size of .NET 4.5.
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