We're incredibly proud to welcome Melissa Severini to speak at Passion Projects this December. Melissa was GitHub's first employee and led business operations for its first four years of life. She's an incredible generalist and co-founded Org Org, tech's first community for organization organizers. Along with being its first employee, Melissa held down the fort as GitHub's first...“Melissa was GitHub's first employee and led business operations...”
Join us for the first talk of 2014 with Dana McCallum. Dana is a senior engineer at Twitter, co-founder of Lambda Ladies, and a licensed commercial pilot. She was the lead engineer on Twitter's API for two years, helped create Twitter's advertiser API, and now works on social graph infrastructure. As an advocate for women in engineering and the LGBT community Dana has helped create advocacy...“Dana is a senior engineer at Twitter and co-founder of Lambda Ladies”
Every month we open up our doors at GitHub HQ in San Francisco to around 60 members of our community to meet and make new friends, enjoy tasty treats, and hear inspiring talks from our Passion Projects speakers. A typical event looks something like this:
Our most recent talk was given by typography phenom and friend of the web Jessica Hische. Jessica is known for her personal projects Daily Drop Cap and the Should I Work for Free? flowchart as well as her work for clients like Wes Anderson, Penguin Books, and Google. She is currently serving on the Type Directors Club board of directors, has traveled the world speaking about lettering and illustration, and has probably consumed enough coffee to power a small nation.“Jessica Hische is known for her personal projects like Daily Drop Cap...”
We sat down with a few of our Passion Projects speakers to talk more about how they came to do what they're doing now. Our first installment of this short documentary series is featuring developer Rachel Myers.“I'm pretty sure that I'm just as smart...”
When we first started Passion Projects, we wanted to surface and celebrate the work of incredible women in our industry, as well as produce more female role models within the tech community. After hearing 6 unique origin stories from past speakers, we're realizing the power and value of the communities their talks inspire.
By attending a Passion Projects talk, you're helping to create an environment where people can meet and make new friends, share their own experiences, and be a part of building a stronger and healthier community and support network with our peers.