Taking Flight — Women in Tech Series

By Surabhi Gupta

This past June we hosted our first Taking Flight event. The evening centered around women in engineering and the presentations and discussions were wide ranging, looking at everything from “Infrastructure, demystified” to “How to build your network”. The highlight of the night was the breakout sessions where people were able to ask each other questions and engage in a small group.

We left inspired by the camaraderie that was built from the gathering. We decided to make Taking Flight a more regular series and we are excited to share our additional installments. Last night, we hosted “Small Talks, Big Data” which featured lightening talks from women in Data Science (including our very own Lisa Qian).

Our next event will be held on Monday, November 17 with Niniane Wang, CEO of Evertoon (former CTO, Minted) and Varsha Rao, Head of Global Operations, Airbnb. They both will be discussing their experiences within the tech industry. We hope you can join us!

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Originally published at nerds.airbnb.com on November 7, 2014.