Friday, May 9, 2014

Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner at Salesforce, May 14th

The women at Salesforce (@SalesforceWIT) are very excited to host a Salesforce Girl Geek Dinner – the 64th Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner – on Wednesday, May 14 at the Salesforce headquarters in downtown San Francisco!

Join @SalesforceWIT for dinner, drinks and tech talks from Salesforce girl geeks on agile, product management and engineering topics.

Check out demos from the engineers behind Chatter, Salesforce1 and!

Use hashtag #SalesforceGGD to follow the event online via social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)!

Sign up for a chance to win a ticket to the Salesforce Girl Geek Dinner!

- Deadline to enter the lottery is Wednesday 8, 2014 -
Salesforce Girl Geek Dinner Agenda

5:30pm-6:30pm: Registration, Food/Drinks and Networking

6:30pm-7:30pm: Lightning talks by Salesforce’s Geeks

7:30pm-8:30pm: Networking, Dessert and more fun!
Salesforce Girl Geek Speaker Bios

Srirama Koneru (Principal Member of Technical Staff)
Talk Topic: UI testing made consistent through WebDriver

Sri Koneru is the lead QE on the Analytics Cloud. Sri grew up as an all rounder and was voted the Best Outgoing Student of her class in college. She got her Master’s degree in Computer Science. During her time at Mercury Interactive, her first job post graduating, Sri was awarded ”The engineer of the quarter”, six quarters in a row. Sri also worked for 3 years at Oracle Corp as an Engineering Manager to work on the BI platform QE team. Sri now works at where she gets the best of both worlds – a leadership role that allows her to continue growing as an individual contributor. At, Sri was selected as one of the Technology All Stars of 2013. In her free time, Sri hikes, cooks and spends time with her husband and seven year old son. Follow her on twitter @skoneru_sfdc.

Josie Gillan (Director, Quality Engineering)

Josie is currently Director of Quality Engineering for the Programmatic Platform at She has held a variety of different positions in technology, including developer, database administrator, development manager, and technical program manager. She currently leads the Women in Technology Outreach team whose charter is to promote STEM to girls. Josie was listed as one of Hackbright Academy’s “rising women engineering leaders to watch”. Follow her on twitter@JosieGillan.

Anjali Joshi (Agile Coach)
Talk Topic: Agile at Salesforce

Anjali began her career as a developer after graduating from the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign with a degree in Computer Science and Math. She later moved into management and starting working at Salesforce in 2009, leading and coaching software development teams across the organization to successfully deliver and deploy quality software. She has worked on teams across many departments at Salesforce using agile methodologies to make them more efficient and effective. In her most recent role as an Agile Coach, she is focusing on working with teams and leaders in the Tech & Products organization. Follow her on twitter @aujoshi

Shawna Wolverton (Sr. Director of Platform Product Management)
Talk Topic: 5 Reasons To Be a Product Manager

Shawna Wolverton is the Sr. Director of Product Management for salesforce’s platform. She has spent over 10 years in various roles developing products and features with global customers in mind. Her focus is on bringing powerful app building tools to declarative developers of desktop and mobile applications. Follow her on twitter @shawnawol

Cheryl Porro (SVP, Technology and Products at Salesforce Foundation)
Talk Topic: Doing Good while Doing Well

Cheryl Porro heads up Technology & Products for the Foundation. She and her team are responsible for driving product strategy and product delivery to meets the needs of nonprofits and higher education institutions who use to achieve their missions. Her team also provides IT application support for all aspects of the Foundation’s business including support for the 1/1/1 model of corporate philanthropy pioneered by

Prior to joining the foundation, Cheryl held numerous positions in the core salesforce.comTechnology & Products group including leading a team of engineers that focused on delivering’s enterprise platform as a service, In her spare time she enjoys running and spending time with her 6 year old daughter and musician husband. Follow her on twitter @cporro_sfdc.

Use hashtag #SalesforceGGD to follow the event online!

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