College of San Mateo is pleased to announce a special event about women in computing. This event will feature guest speakers who work in computer-related jobs (programming, software development management, design, etc.) as well as people in academic jobs. The event is intended for high school, middle school, and college students, their parents/guardians, their teachers, and the general public. This will be a very inspirational event for people who may be considering careers in a computing field.

This event is scheduled for:
Monday, May 7
4:00 to 5:30 pm
College of San Mateo, Building 10, Room 195
(reception to follow)

RSVP using this form. We will keep you informed of additional details about this special event.

You can also download a copy of the promotional flyer for this event.

Guest speakers include:

Susan Lee Neth

Susan Lee Neth is a software engineer working at Twitter. Before joining Twitter Susan worked for several companies that focused on retail web commerce, video gaming in the cloud, travel commerce and online stock brokerage. She was part of the early engineering team at Amazonís A9.com in Palo Alto, CA. Susan graduated from Wellesley College with a double major in Economics and Cognitive Science. She studied Computer Science at UC Berkeley before entering into the software industry as an engineer. Susan is an active participant in Twitter Women, @womeng (women engineers at Twitter), Twitter for Good, and Twitter University Recruiting. You can find her as @soozinbird on Twitter.

Anita Pagin

Anita Pagin is a technical recruiter at Meta, with a focus on recruiting software talent. She is also responsible for placing talent on the hardware, marketing, sales, customer success, HR, and finance teams! Recently, Anita has partnered with Metaís C-Level executives and hiring managers to scale the team as Meta gears up to support future product goals by ways of a robust Internship Program and an Diversity and Inclusion initiative. Anita has recruited for companies such as Minted, Salesforce, Machine Zone, Ellie Mae, Teradata, MLB, Polaris, and more! She is a graduate of San Jose State University.

Preethi Ganeshan

Preethi is a software engineer in the Data Infrastructure team at Electronic Arts. She graduated from USC with a Master's degree in Computer Science and specialized in Data Science. Preethi's area of focus includes open source platforms, scalable systems and Big Data.

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Grace Lu

Grace Lu is a software engineer at CodeHS. Originally from Boston, MA, Grace studied computer science at Washington University in St. Louis and is now based in San Francisco. While in college, Grace served as the webmaster for the college radio station and worked part-time/fixed computers. She interned at CodeHS during the summer after her junior year and eventually became a full-time software engineer there. Grace also worked as a web development instructor at one of iDTech's summer programming camps, where she taught HTML/CSS, PHP, and Javascript.

At CodeHS, Grace spends most of her time working on a variety of features of the site, including teacher tools like one where teachers can create their own custom computer science questions and share them amongst other CodeHS teachers. And, even though her favorite programming language is Python, and at CodeHS she primarily work with Django and Javascript.

Melissa Green

Melissa Green is a computer science professor at College of San Mateo.

Melissa's areas of expertise include:

  • Object-oriented program design, web and mobile development
  • Programming languages/technologies: Java, JavaScript, Ajax, Android, iOS/Swift programming
  • Curriculum design and development
  • Pamela Price

    Pamela Price is a computer science instructor at College of San Mateo. She has more than 15 years of experience in higher education as a professor, department chair, assistant dean, and director of instructional computer labs. Her education includes a Bachelorís Degree in Electrical Engineering, cum laude, from Rice University, and a Masterís Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

    Pamela's areas of expertise include blended course design and delivery, online course design and delivery, curriculum development, and effective use of video technology to enhance student learning. Her teaching subject areas include computer programming (Java, C++, C#, Visual Basic) and database programming (Oracle, MySQL). Pamela is also an instructor for Girls Who Code, and has led workshops with BlackGirlsCode.

    Diana Bennett

    Diana Bennett is a digital media professor at College of San Mateo. She currently teaches Digital Media courses. She also works with CSM's CCCE program teaching coding for BAPA program. Her areas of expertise include: web and mobile design, UI/UX design, and curriculum design and development.

    Su Latt Phone

    Su Latt Phone is a computer science student at College of San Mateo. She graduated from Horizon International School in Yangon, Myanmar. She is most interested in learning about web development, and plans to take more courses in that field. Su Latt is a member of the 2018 Honors Project at CSM. She is writing a technical research report about wireless security, and will present her findings at this meeting.

    Lindsey Matheney

    Lindsey has an AS from Shasta College and is graduating this spring with a BS in Computer Science from California State University, East Bay. She is a Senior Student Partner with Microsoft, hosting monthly technical workshops at CSUEB on web, mobile, and game development, IoT/Hardware, or Machine Learning. Since last June she has been working as a NERSC Software Engineering Intern at Berkeley Lab, responsible for creating temperature visualization and implementing machine learning algorithms. She grew up in the East Bay, and is a member of the ACM, SWE, and the Girl Scouts.

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