Join us for speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, and so much more.
This regional one-day conference focuses on providing content that addresses
the unique women-in-tech landscape in the Pacific Northwest.

All proceeds from our second annual ACT-W Seattle Conference go towards providing
STEM education programs to local high school girls through ChickTech.



Join us as we kick off the conference at the ACT-W Kickoff Happy Hour. Enjoy an exclusive experience to mingle with industry leaders, celebrate with other like-minded people, and enjoy a night on the town before the conference. 

September 9th, 2016

TUNE – Historic Belltown Billiards Building
90 Blanchard Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


This conference is packed with workshops, panels, motivating presentations, technical humor, a Career Fair, and tons of networking time to connect with others. Take advantage of this opportunity to network with women in tech in the northwest.

September 10th, 2016

The Cobalt Building – SoDo Seattle
2200 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98134

9:00 AM – 7:00 PM


“Northeastern University is working hard to increase diversity in tech through our Computer Science programs, and ACT-W represents an amazing opportunity to both share our story and promote increased representation of women in tech professions!”

– Bryan Fouquet, Associate Director at Northeastern University

Gold Sponsor


Janice Levenhagen - Keynote SpeakerJanice Levenhagen
CEO, ChickTech


Aubrey Bach
Director of Content, Higher

Tammarrian Rogers
Software Engineer, Microsoft


Lindsey Wilson
Co-Founder, Positive Performance

Kaz Azizian
Technical Recruiter, Facebook


Asha Sharma
COO, Porch


Mikaela Kiner
Founder and CEO, uniquelyHR

Kalpana Viswanathan
Principal Software Engineering Manager, Microsoft

Kim Raymoure
SDET, Skytap


Priya Cloutier
Patent Attorney, Cloutier Global

Ashley Guberman
Management Consultant, Primary Goals

Brian Retford,
1026 Labs, Inc.

Carly Brodley
Dean, CIS Northeastern University

Laura DeBolt


Joanna Power
Software Architect, Cozi Group, Inc.

Crystal Hess
Program Director, Ada Developers Academy

Anu Arora
Owner, Get Hired


Stephanie Kim
Developer Evangelist, Algorithmia

Eve Rallo
Director of User Experience, TUNE


Niveditha Kalavakonda
Graduate Student, UW

Anne Krook
Practical Workplace Advice

Arif Gursel
Director of Product, Point Inside


Nancy Jensen
Program Director, ReBoot Seattle

Reetu Gupta
Co-Founder and CEO, Cirkled in

Bridget Quigg
Event Host / Writing Coach / Team Builder

Lena Barinova
Senior Software Engineer, AppNexus

Lisa Wildwood
Technical UX Writer, MOZ

Stephanie Smith
Co-Founder, Career Muse

Erica Melzer
Community Marketing Manager, Dev Bootcamp

Cynthia Tee
Executive Director, Ada Developers Academy

Nadia Payet
Senior Software Engineer, Google


Michele Costello,
Senior Technical Writer, Skytap

Allison Krug
Technical Recruiter,


“I am so genuinely proud of the work Dev Bootcamp does regarding diversity. While we’re not a bootcamp meant exclusively for women, PoC, or LGBTQ+ students, we do actively reach out to those communities and invite them to engage, rather than waiting for them to come find us.

Being co-ed, offering our Engineering Empathy curriculum, and creating a safe and supportive environment where students are asked to be 100% of who they are allows us to graduate diverse cohorts of newly trained developers who are emotionally intelligent, empathetic, and aware of their various identities, privileges, and biases.

Our students leave Dev Bootcamp prepared to be allies to their future teammates. I believe we’re helping to shape a more inclusive culture in technology one developer at a time.” 

– Erica Melzer, Community Manager at Dev Bootcamp Seattle

National Sponsor



Friday, September 9, 2016

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Kickoff Happy Hour at TUNE 


Saturday, September 10, 2016

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Registration & Networking Breakfast 

 10:30 AM – 10:35 AM: Welcome & Logistics

10:35 AM – 11:25 AM: Keynote Speakers

11:25 AM – 12:00 PM: Lightning Talks

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Networking Lunch

1:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Career Fair & Career Advancement Sessions

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Fireside Chat & Coffee Break

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Post-Conference Happy Hour

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Birds of a Feather Offsite Dinners

“Thank you for bringing lots of talented instructors into one place!”

– ACT-W Attendee


“ChickTech has opened up doors for me on so many levels. I have met the most amazing people, worked with incredible organizations, and have been able to collaborate with the most influential members in the technology industry.”

– ChickTech Volunteer


“I think this conference was possibly the most perfectly executed event I’ve attended.”

– ACT-W Attendee