#SFWITWEDNESDAY weekly roundup of women in tech news

Welcome to this week’s edition of salesforce.com’s Women in Tech (WIT) Wednesday roundup! #SFWITWednesday

Dreamforce is fast approaching, and we want to tell you what Women in Tech Dreamforce sessions we are most excited about, so you can favorite them on agenda builder.

1. Salesforce Employee Resource Groups Showcase 1 & 2

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM & 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM on Monday 10/13/2014: Moscone Center West, Community Lounge
Join us for an informal meet and greet with the salesforce.com Employee Resource Groups: Women in Technology, BOLDForce, LatinoForce, and OutForce. Use this time to network, share best practices, and get practical advice for how to launch and maintain employee affinity groups in your own organization. Also, please participate in the Asian-American bone-marrow drive hosted by PacificForce.

2. Salesforce Women in Tech Presents Connected Devices

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM on Wednesday 10/15/2014: Moscone Center West, Internet of Things Lab #1
We’re great at building Salesforce solutions but how do we get started with building connected devices? Bring a group, a friend, or just yourself, and get some hands-on instruction on how to move to the future with the Internet of Things. Help will be standing by to get you started with your first ever connected device so you can tinker away and say, “I made this.”

3. Salesforce Women in Tech Meetup

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM on Wednesday 10/15/2014 : Moscone Center West, Community Lounge
On your own or with your team? Want to extend your network or just come hang? Join us for an informal gathering where you’ll get to meet fabulous female technologists just like you. You’ve seen their faces on social media – come meet them in real life.

4. Salesforce Women in Tech: Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

4:45 PM – 5:15 PM on Wednesday 10/15/2014 : Moscone Center West, Community Lounge
If you’ve felt afraid of being “found out” and thought to yourself, “Very soon people will realize I am not as smart or as deserving as they think,” then you are not alone! Join us in an intimate setting, and learn how three dynamic salesforce.com leaders – Josie Gillan (Director of Engineering), Cheryl Porro (SVP), and Leyla Seka (SVP) – have overcome impostor syndrome, and how you can do the same.

5. Hackbright: Moving Mindsets on Gender Diversity

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM on Thursday 10/16/2014 : Moscone Center West, Innovation Theater
Women are 50% of the population, yet Angie Chang was the only woman on an engineering team of a dozen men. To change that ratio, she created multiple businesses that support women working in the tech industry. Join us to hear about Hackbright Academy, which accelerates software engineering training for women in San Francisco, with graduates working as software engineers at companies including Facebook, Pinterest, and Uber. Angie will also share best practices in hiring and onboarding, as well as best practices for female engineers with long-term career ambition.

Readers, what sessions are you excited about for Dreamforce? Post in the comments below!

Sukrutha BhadouriaAbout the blogger:  Sukrutha Bhadouria is a Sr Member of Technical Staff at salesforce.com, and the Managing Director of Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners. Follow Sukrutha on Twitter @sukruthasays and follow Salesforce WIT @salesforcewit to keep tabs on other great content and WIT events.

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