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Adiecon volunteers

Name

Kat Perreira 

Cohort/Relationship to Ada

Cohort 10

Job title and Company  

Software Engineer at Highspot

How You're Helping

Coordinator of  swag 

Why Are You Excited About AdieCon 

Ada Dev Academy cultivates some of the most brilliant engineers in the tech industry thanks to the support of its allies, staff and the community. The Ada alumni possess a unique combination of diverse backgrounds, grit, and raw talent. The allies of Ada are some of the most brilliant and empathetic people who truly care about making the industry better. I am excited for AdieCon because it gives the community a chance to come together so we can all learn and grow and be inspired thanks to the brilliant speakers who are set to share their knowledge.

Name

Zheng Cao 

Cohort/Relationship to Ada

Cohort 9

Job title and Company  

Software Engineer at Indeed

How You're Helping

Marketing 

Why Are You Excited About AdieCon 

Entering the industry is the real beginning of our journey to change the face of tech. It's exciting but also daunting to many of us. With this event, we can finally unite everyone who cares about Ada's mission and make more impact by sharing personal experience and supporting each other.

Name

John Harris

Cohort/Relationship to Ada

Mentor for 2+ years, one-time TA, advocate / ally

Job title and Company  

Senior Field Engineer @ VMware

How You're Helping

General kind of person :)

Why Are You Excited About AdieCon 

Ada is a Seattle institution and this is an awesome opportunity to bring together the community of Adies, Alum and allies to celebrate the successes so far and to further grow awareness and appreciation of the work / contributions that everyone puts in. Personally looking forward to everyone sharing their experiences and knowledge with the wider community and providing inspiration for others!

Name

Evelynn Kaplan

Cohort/Relationship to Ada

Cohort 11

Job title and Company  

Incoming Software Engineer at Microsoft

How You're Helping

Facebook Assistant

Why Are You Excited About AdieCon 

This is a great opportunity to bring Adies and allies together to learn from one anothers' post-Ada work, and to continue encouraging every Adie to continue growing towards their highest potential.

Name

Miriam Cortes

Cohort/Relationship to Ada

Cohort 6

Job title and Company  

Software Development Engineer @ Zillow

How You're Helping

Day before/day of help team! 

Why Are You Excited About AdieCon 

I love when Adies are able to connect! When we get in the same room and share our experiences we help solidify this special connection we all have.

Name

Jade Vance

Cohort/Relationship to Ada

Cohort 5

Job title and Company  

Senior Software Engineer @ Getty Images

How You're Helping

One half of Team Do It. :)

I helped iron out details for our fiscal vehicle, source a venue, organized call for proposals, gathered the panelists, set up ticket sales, catering, make website cute, talk to people about AdieCon and probably other things I have since forgotten about.   

Why Are You Excited About AdieCon 

I am so excited to see this idea become a reality, and I am incredibly grateful to this community. I stand on the shoulders of giants who have lifted me up and supported me within tech: being so privileged, it is the least I can do to help make space for others. 

Name

Leah Petersen

Cohort/Relationship to Ada

Cohort 5

Job title and Company  

Engineer @ Two Sigma Investments

How You're Helping

I have been helping with overall project planning 

and execution - the other half of "Team Do It".

I have focused on sponsorships and making sure we have everything we need to make this event a success not just for 2020, but for years to come!

Why Are You Excited About AdieCon 

I really believe in the power of this network! Ada alums have achieved so much already, learning to code and getting into the tech industry. I want all of us to continue to have opportunities to build careers that are rewarding and meaningful. I think we can help each other build these careers. 


I keep visualizing what AdieCon could be in 10 years; a room full of hundreds of diverse, senior engineers, managers, CTOs, founders and who knows what else. I want AdieCon to be a place where we continue helping, encouraging and teaching each other; sharing the highs and the lows of this journey together. 

Many Thanks To Our Volunteers

Amy Cash

Tehut Getahun

Jeremy Flores

Deirdre Stork

Ricky Hougland