Aug
14
8:00 PM20:00

Secret Session with Helene Molinier, Senior Policy Advisor on Innovation @ UN Women

Helene leads the Innovation projects at UN women, which include the Gender Innovation Principles initiative. Through these principles, UN Women influences many large companies in the manufacturing and service sectors to integrate the approach of Gender Responsiveness when they develop, test and scale innovations. On the other side of the companies scope, Helene also organized the launch of “she innovates” a program that helps women find the proper kind of mentoring needed to launch and to innovate in startups.

Secret Sessions opportunities for Equalithon participants, mentors and organizers to talk to inspiring and influencing people.

The format of these sessions is quite open. We envision them as structured in 2 parts:

  • in the first part, the guest can present her/him/zerself and talk about a topic that may inspire us - career, learning, adventure, life, etc.

  • in the second part, we can all ask questions about various topics ranging from personal experiences to professional issues in relation with our invitee’s expertise, or related to Equalithon challenges.

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Aug
8
2:00 PM14:00

Secret Session with Helen Altschuler, Engineering Leader @ Google

A bit more about our guest:
I am a senior Engineering Leader with experience as an Executive Director/Head of Technology at a bank, and the CTO at an analytics startup. I currently work at Google leading cloud programs for Developer Products, and am a Board Advisor at SafeChain, a fintech startup transforming the title insurance space with blockchain technology. With 20 years of software engineering, CTO and IT leadership experience, I have unique expertise in growing talented and efficient tech teams, building saas products from inception to selling to banks and hedge funds, and scaling and leading large software systems and organizations. I am a trusted startup advisor, tech guest speaker, Advisory Board member at Pace University School of CSIS, Girls Who Code instructor, and hackathon mentor and judge. I am passionate about developing a diverse tech pipeline, and have been recognized among 10 engineering leaders closing the gender gap in NYC in this article: http://www.builtinnyc.com/2016/09/28/women-engineers-nyc-tech.

Secret Sessions opportunities for Equalithon participants, mentors and organizers to talk to inspiring and influencing people.

The format of these sessions is quite open. We envision them as structured in 2 parts:

  • in the first part, the guest can present her/him/zerself and talk about a topic that may inspire us - career, learning, adventure, life, etc.

  • in the second part, we can all ask questions about various topics ranging from personal experiences to professional issues in relation with our invitee’s expertise, or related to Equalithon challenges.

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Aug
1
8:00 PM20:00

Secret Session with Lauren Betters, Attorney @ Gender Equality Law Center

A bit more about our guest:
Lauren Betters is New York Civil Rights Attorney, working on Issues of Gender Justice.
At Gender Equality Law Center, she advocates for the rights of all individuals to be free of gender-based discrimination. With the belief that everyone deserves an equal chance to succeed economically, politically and creatively without the limitations imposed by gender stereotypes, we use strategic impact litigation, training, and education and non-litigation advocacy to ensure full access to a wide variety of benefits.


Secret Sessions opportunities for Equalithon participants, mentors and organizers to talk to inspiring and influencing people.

The format of these sessions is quite open. We envision them as structured in 2 parts:

  • in the first part, the guest can present her/him/zerself and talk about a topic that may inspire us - career, learning, adventure, life, etc.

  • in the second part, we can all ask questions about various topics ranging from personal experiences to professional issues in relation with our invitee’s expertise, or related to Equalithon challenges.

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Jul
29
8:00 PM20:00

Technical Interview: Data Structures (Part 2)

With Anya Leonenko

This is the second part of the workshop. A recording of the first part will be made available beforehand.

A super popular problem for the technical interview is to interact with binary trees, but sometimes it is not that obvious and many mistakes may occur. In this 2 x 1 hour webinar workshop, we will demystify the binary tree structure, basic operations and traversals to become Binary Tree experts.

JOIN SESSION URL: https://zoom.us/j/384291147 (you may have to download ZOOM)

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Jul
24
8:00 PM20:00

Introduction to web application security

With Zoe Braiterman

Cybersecurity breaches are commonly found in the news, and affect many companies and their applications. In this session, we will review the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Top 10 vulnerabilities and controls and how to apply them throughout the software development lifecycle.

JOIN SESSION URL: https://zoom.us/j/492608674 (You may have to download ZOOM)

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Jul
22
8:00 PM20:00

Technical Interview: Data Structures (Part 1)

With Anya Leonenko

This is a super popular problem for the technical interview - to interact with binary trees, but sometimes it is not that obvious and may produce many mistakes.

In this 1.5 hours webinar workshop, we will demystify the binary tree structure, basic operations and traversals to become Binary Tree experts.

JOIN SESSION URL : https://zoom.us/j/202940657 (You may have to download ZOOM)

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Jun
24
2:00 PM14:00

Social Media Contest

Social Media Contest, until the end of the Equalithon


We give away 5 inspiring books to 5 participants!

For a chance to win, spread the word about our innovative event on any of your social media, tagging @EssteemWorld and with the hashtag #Equalithon. The authors of the three most liked posts (absolute likes, no weighted coefficients regarding particular social media) will be awarded one of the following equality-themed books:

  1. Never Eat Alone, Expanded and Updated: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Keith Ferrazzi

  2. Own It: The Power of Women at Work by Sallie Krawcheck

  3. She Engineers: Outsmart Bias, Unlock your Potential, and Create the Engineering Career of your Dreams Kindle Edition by Stephanie Slocum

But that’s not it!

The Essteem Team will personally select the two remaining posts, whose authors will win one of the following interview books:

      4. Cracking the Coding Interview by Gayle Laakmann McDowell

      5. The Proximity Principle by Ken Coleman

Remember that only posts from registered and approved Equalithon participants will be considered for the contest. We will be tracking LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the hashtag.

We will announce the winners at the end of the Equalithon.

Looking forward to seeing your on social!


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