Speakers

Alecia Orsini Lebeda

Alecia Orsini

CEO | Good Natured Dog Productions

Alecia Orsini is a selfie-queen and an award winning multi-media professional. As CEO of Good Natured Dog Productions she brings the world of filmmaking to her diverse clients, in a wide array of industries. Alecia loves to geek out and does so as Geek Girl #26, traveling the country teaching video production, social media, and personal branding at Geek Girl TechCon.

Alison Caron

Alison Caron

Creative Director | Alison Caron Design

Alison Caron is the founder and creative director of Alison Caron Design, a Hyannis-based firm specializing in advertising, branding, and publishing. With a BFA in graphic design from UMass Dartmouth and more than 12 years of experience in publishing and advertising—including as creative director of Cape Cod Magazine and its sister publications.

Lynette Young

Lynette Young

Director | Marketing Technologies

Lynette is a marketing technology strategist and published author with focus on digital marketing and implementation services. She has been a highly sought after expert in social media marketing technology since 2006. She is also Hubspot Inbound Certified and heads up the ClaimWizard digital marketing products and team.

Bridget Ayers

Bridget Ayers

Founder | Get Smart Web

Bridget Ayers is the Head Geek and Founder of Get Smart Web & Co-Creator of Get Smart WorkSpaces. Bridget has been a tech obsessed, sales savvy, bottom-line managing, data-driven, innovation seeking, behavior watching entrepreneur for 14 years.

Kristen Dunleavy

Kristen Dunleavy

Content Marketing Specialist | AWeber

Kristen is a ridiculously passionate writer on a mission to put an end to “fluff” content once and for all. At AWeber, she creates educational content to help demystify the often overwhelming world of marketing. When she isn’t writing, you can find her training for her next physical challenge or sampling new cuisines (but not at the same time).

Monica Montesa

Monica Montesa

Content Marketing Specialist | AWeber

Monica is a Content Marketing Specialist at AWeber, where she writes content to educate business owners on how to grow with email marketing. She’s also a contributor for Business.com and runs a homemade dog treat blog, Sit, Stay, Treat. Monica has been creating content for various industries since she graduated from the University of Delaware.

Kristen Dunleavy

Liz Shaw

Chapter Leader | Girl Develop It Boston

Liz Shaw is a full-stack web developer who helps lead the Boston chapter of Girl Develop It, a national nonprofit providing affordable, judgment-free software engineering courses to women. She is currently a Senior Front End Web Developer at HubSpot, where she geeks out by mastering the latest and greatest coding techniques.

Mary Rocheleau

Mary Rocheleau

Chapter Leader | Girl Develop It Boston

Mary Rocheleau is a chapter leader for the Boston chapter of Girl Develop It, a national nonprofit providing affordable, judgement-free software engineering courses to women. She currently manages a Data Warehouse team at athenahealth, where she provides technical consulting on an analytics database.

Yan Zhang

Yan Zhang

Sr. Data Scientist | Microsoft Data Group

Yan Zhang is a Sr. data scientist in Algorithm & Data Science team, Microsoft Data Group. She builds predictive models and generalize data driven solutions on Cloud analytics platform - Cortana analytics suite. Her recent projects include predictive maintenance in IoT applications, customer segmentation, and text mining. Yan received her Ph.D. in data mining.

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Conference Timeline

  • 8:00am - 9:00am Welcome, Registration and Marketplace

    Get registered and settled in for a great day of learning.

  • 9:00am - 10:00am Keynote: TBD

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch, Marketplace, HelpDesk

    Enjoy lunch, check out the Marketplace.

  • 5:30pm - 6:00pm Announcement of Sharkette Tank Winner

    Celebrate the winners of the Sharkette Tank pitches.

  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Giveaways and Reception

    Time to network and win some giveaways.

Speakers and Panels

  • 10:00am - 11:00am Panel: Inbound Marketing Session

    More to come!

  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Sharkette Tank Pitchfest - Round 1

    Jump into the Sharkette Tank! Come cheer on 4 local startups as they pitch celebrity judges and vie for bragging rights as the winner! The four startups competing are: TBD

  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Panel: The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Sharkette Tank Pitchfest - Round 2

    Jump into the Sharkette Tank! Come cheer on 4 local startups as they pitch celebrity judges and vie for bragging rights as the winner! The four startups competing are: TBD

  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Panel: How to get a job in Tech

    More to come!

  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Sharkette Tank Pitchfest - Round 3

    Jump into the Sharkette Tank! Come cheer on 4 local startups as they pitch celebrity judges and vie for bragging rights as the winner! The four startups competing are: TBD

This year's TechCon is located at the Microsoft NERD Center

The Microsoft New England Research and Development Center is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Located at: 1 Memorial Dr #1, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA

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Sharkette Tank

Are you a Founder of a Startup? Do you have that awesome app everyone should know about? How about that incredible product that will be the next big thing?

Then you need to apply to pitch!

We are looking for 12 companies in 3 sessions during Geek Girl TechCons in 2016 who will have the opportunity to pitch and receive valuable feedback from our local celebrity judges and vie to win top bragging rights! You can apply in one city, or multiple cities. Bay Area/San Mateo, San Diego, Boston and Cape Cod are some of the cities so far in 2016. It's easy:

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