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  • Writer's pictureJade Vance

Announcing AdieCon's Keynote Speaker

Back in April, we asked the community who they would choose as their dream keynote speaker for AdieCon. There were many fantastic suggestions, but one name stood out both in frequency as well as praise.

We are pleased to announce that Cynthia Tee will be AdieCon's inaugural keynote speaker. When we formally approached her about speaking, she was both thrilled and honored by the request.

In her present role, Cynthia is Senior Director of Engineering at Nordstrom. Her experience building inclusive environments shows: Nordstrom boasts twenty Adies--and growing! Who are working and thriving within engineering.

Over the past twenty years, Cynthia has been a software developer, partner group program manager, and VP of product across many domains: operating systems, marketplaces, consumer apps, and platforms. In 2015, she became the Executive Director of Ada Developers Academy. Under her guidance, Ada was able to triple the number of annual graduates and forge new partnerships with local tech companies.

Cynthia has a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is an avid aerial hoop and pole dancer as well as teacher. Born and raised in the Philippines, Cynthia currently lives in North Seattle with her husband and two children.

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