The 2017-2018 SheSoft Conference was a huge success!

Thank you to the participants and sponsors for supporting this important mission of bridging the gender gap in technology. Take a look at the highlights from this conference and stay tuned for the details on the upcoming 2018-2019 conference.


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June 2, 2018 George Mason University,  Innovation Hall 105

2017-2018 Conference Schedule

09:00 AM – 09:30 AM – Registration and Breakfast

09:30 AM – 09:45 AM – Conference Kick-Off and Keynotes (Ms. Kumar, Dr. Sanghera and Ms. Schimizzi)

09:45 AM – 10:30 AM – Tech Exhibition, Hands-on Activities and Networking

10:30 AM – 11:10 AM – Workshop Sessions 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A (session details will be sent out to all participants)

11:15 AM – 11:55 AM – Workshops Sessions 1B, 2B, 3B and 4B (session details will be sent out to all participants)

12:00 PM – 01:00 PM – Lunch and Book Publisher Networking (Edge of Yesterday by Robin Sevens Payes)

01:00 PM – 03:00 PM – Keynotes (Ms, Peabody), Panel Discussions and Award Ceremony


Keynote Speakers and Panelists

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9:30AM - KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  • Kirthi Kumar, Founder and CEO, SheSoft; Sophomore, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology 

  • Dr. Kamaljeet Sanghera, Associate Professor Information Sciences and Technology, George Mason University

  • Nanci Schimizzi, Founder and Principal, Fair Oaks Strategies

12:00PM - BOOK PUBLISHER EVENT KEYNOTE SPEAKER

  • Robin Stevens Payes, Founder, Edge of Yesterday

01:00PM - KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  • Kirthi Kumar, Founder and CEO, SheSoft; Sophomore, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

  • Dr. Kamaljeet Sanghera, Associate Professor Information Sciences and Technology, George Mason University

  • Louise Peabody, Board Member, STEM for Her

01:30PM - PANEL DISCUSSION - PANELISTS (MODERATED BY KIRTHI KUMAR)

  • Dr. Rhonda Farrell, Technical and Management Consultant, Booz Allen and Hamilton

  • Anusha Iyer, Chief Technology Officer, Corsha

  • Abigail Shriver, Data Engineer in Cyber, Capital One

  • Bailey Estes, Design Engineer, GHT Limited

  • Pernilla Mpasi, Department of Homeland Security

  • Rachel Naidich, Junior, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

  • Victoria Agrinya, Sophomore, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology


Webinars

Seminars

Webinars will be conducted using Skype sessions - all registered participants will be receiving e-mails on the webinar a week in advance.

  • February 10, 2018: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • February 24, 2018: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 

  • March 10, 2018: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • March 24, 2018: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • April 07, 2018: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • April 21, 2018: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The following common seminars will be conducted - all registered participants will be receiving e-mails on the seminar a week in advance.

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  • VA state participants: February 17, 2017: 10 AM - 10:45 AM; 11 AM - 11:45 AM; 12 PM - 12:45 PM and 1 PM - 1:45 PM (George Mason University, 4300 Nguyen Engineering Building, Fairfax, VA 22030)

  • MD state participants: March 24, 2018: 2 PM - 5 PM (University of Maryland, 8223 Paint Branch Drive College Park, Maryland 20742)

  • DC state participants: March 30, 2018: 1 PM - 4 PM (Location has been sent out to registered participants)

  • DMV Area participants: April 7, 2018: 12 PM - 4 PM (Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC Room number: 202A)

If your school has many teams, SheSoft team will conduct seminar at your school on a weekend based on mutually agreed upon timeline. Please contact SheSoft for scheduling your school seminar: Request for School Seminar