Bay Area Girl Geeks Dinner: Salesforce Lightning Talks

May 16, 14 Bay Area Girl Geeks Dinner: Salesforce Lightning Talks

On the evening of Wednesday, May 14, the folks at Salesforce played host to the 64th Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner (BAGGD) in their iconic One Market Street location. Guests were greeted by a crew of volunteers in Salesforce t-shirts ready to hand out name tags and branded socks, yes socks. Made of bamboo and donning robots with floating hearts, these were a hit among attendees. The t-shirts and hoodies they were handing out were also well received.

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Three Confessions from Biz Stone’s Creative Mind

Apr 08, 14 Three Confessions from Biz Stone’s Creative Mind

I put my gifted Commonwealth Club of California membership to the test last night and it’s now officially in the running for the best Secret Santa gift ever. Taking the stage was Biz Stone, who is well known for being one of the co-founders of Twitter and more recently, Jelly. He was in conversation with Kara Swisher, co-executive editor of online tech publication Recode.net, about the book he recently penned titled Things a Little Bird Told Me.

Toward the end of the conversation, Swisher asked Biz for three tips for life, and the advice he offered built upon the stories he told leading up to that moment. Here are Biz’s three tips, along with highlights from the conversation which bring them to life:

 

1. Creativity

 

Creativity is a renewable resource and everyone is creative. Who can really argue with that? While some might discredit themselves because they aren’t a self-proclaimed artist, but people exercise creativity when solving all sorts of problems that life throws their way. So while you might not Picasso your way through life, doesn’t mean you’re incapable of creative thought. Embrace this notion and daydream.

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Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners: Four Essentials to Building Your Personal Brand

Mar 21, 14 Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners: Four Essentials to Building Your Personal Brand

Last night I attended my first Bay Area Girl Geeks Dinner. Coming from the organizing committee of Girl Geeks Toronto, I was super stoked to see how a sister event (pardon the pun) would go down in Silicon Valley. I arrived at the Computer History Museum a little later than I hoped due to a traffic laden drive only to find hundreds of women and a handful of male supporters with drinks and munchies in hand. In the short time I had before the talks started, I grabbed a glass of red and met a couple of friendly engineers from eBay in the process. Things were off to a good start!

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