International Women’s Day 2024 Celebration in Seattle | Impact the Future

March 27, 2024
Databricks Bellevue office

We're excited to extend a special invitation to the "Impact the Future" in the AI Paradigm celebration for International Women's Day in Seattle on March 27.

This gathering is a call to action for everyone who believes in the power and responsibility of shaping AI technology and society.


6:00 - 6:20 Candy 🍭 bar, beverages, swag and network.

6:20 - 6:40 Tiffany A. Dedeaux, Tech Career Coach Honorable MC - Announcements.

6:40 - 6:55 Megan Kiest-McFarland - Talk: “It doesn’t hurt to ask (or you don’t want to work there anyway)”

6:55 - 7:10 'Compensation negotiations for women' QA Panel: Megan Kiest-McFarland + Tessa Wilder + Julia Spector.

7:10 - 7:30 Jasmine Wang (Head of Ecosystem Engagement, LanceDB) and Qian Zhu (Software Engineer, LanceDB) - Talk: “A Leap of Faith to Your Next Startup”.

7:30 - 7:45 Lara Rubbelke (Engineering General Manager, Microsoft.)

7:45 - 8:05 Katrina Rogan (Co-Founder, - Talk: "Chaos as Opportunity: learning from change and challenges in a start-up".

8:05 - 8: 35 Keynote speaker Holden Karau (Open Source Engineer, Netflix) - Co-author of O'Reilly's Learning Spark and High Performance Spark.

8:35 - 8:45 Cake bar. 🧁

8:45 - 8:50 Closing remarks.

8:50 - 9:00 Networking!

Inspiring tech's next gen: Women leading change with AI and passion!

Who is celebrating?

Oli Makhasoeva
Oli Makhasoeva
Director of Developer Relations and Operations
Oli is a passionate advocate of open-source software with a background in engineering, consulting, and community building. When not actively contributing to Bytewax, where she leads developer relations, Oli enjoys networking online and in person at meetups, conferences, and forums.

Loud cheers for those who made it all possible

The deepest gratitude goes to the the communities that bind us: Seattle Spark + AI, PyLadies Seattle, GDG Bellevue, PyData Seattle, Women Techmakers Seattle, Seattle Artificial Intelligence Workshops and R-Ladies Seattle meetups.

💛 And shout- out to all the amazing sponsors: Databricks, Delta Lake, Google, Posit, UW, Microsoft.

Bytewax is sponsoring flowers to brighten the day of every attendee! 🌹

Be a part of the most beautiful event of the year! 👩🏻‍🦰👩🏾‍🦱👩🏼‍🦳👩🏿‍🦲👩🏽‍🦳👱🏾‍♀️

Databricks - Bellevue Office

500 108 Ave NE, 20th floor · Bellevue, WA

Ensure you come early; seats are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.