ACT-W Seattle: Advancing The Careers of Technical Women

Intel made several major announcements about it’s future intentions on the issues of diversity in STEM. When I learned that ACT-W (a technical conference which recently sold out in Portland being organized by ChickTech, Women Who Code and Geek Girls Carrots) was coming to Seattle I knew it was an event that Intel should sponsor! Working with our fantastic internal diversity team we were able to put together a presence. So glad we could be a part of this event, really sorry I was at Maker Faire and couldn’t attend in person.

Maker Faire!

I don’t know what else to say, Maker Faire was a once in a lifetime experience.

Intel Hack N’ Tell @ SoDo Makerspace

Another Intel Hack N’ Tell came to town, I supported via my Meetup group: DeviceJam! Great event with around 70 people demonstrating 7 projects. Bonus points: Meeting Anouk Wipprecht, creator of the Spider Dress.

Intel Edison and Node.js Workshop @ Vulcan Inc

I was invited by our Intel innovation manager Shashi Jain to assist in conducting a workshop on the topic of Node.js (specifically, Johnny-Five) and Intel Edison at Vulcan Inc.

I debuted a new workshop format, the video deck. I also showed off a new variant overview deck on the topic of the Internet of Things.

Here are a few highlights from Twitter.

AWS IoT Hack Day @ the AWS Pop-up Loft SF

This week I was invited to join AWS Solutions Architects and a group of 40 developers at the AWS Pop-up Loft in San Francisco. The goal? Show developers how AWS can be used to power the Internet of Things with Intel technologies (in this case, Intel Edison).

Using AWS features including DynamoDB, Kinesis, Lambda, S3 and Cloud Formation we set up a “connected Maraca” application which allowed developers to connect their devices to the cloud and demonstrate real-time functionality. Thanks so much to the smart people at AWS for making this event a reality!

Here are a few pictures of the AWS Loft in action:

Hack Holyoke Social Media Recap