Press Releases Hosts 2nd Hopperx1 Local Event in Seattle

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global nonprofit will host Hopperx1 Seattle, an immersive two-day conference for women in tech modeled after the annual Grace Hopper Celebration, March 22-23 at Amazon Meeting Center in Seattle.

This year, Hopperx1 Seattle features expanded content and two days of exciting keynotes and career and technical content showcasing the thought leadership of the Seattle area female tech talent. Co-led by Seattle Community Leaders Sheila Oh, Director, Computer Science Fundamentals Certificate Program at Seattle University, and Ross Smith, Director of Engineering, Microsoft, the event will encourage women’s participation in technology: growing community; strengthening collective, diverse voices; fostering inclusion; and inspiring action. Attendees will build relationships, find new ideas and inspiration, learn new skills, and advance their careers in technology.

“We are delighted to be back in Seattle for Hopperx1,” said Brenda Darden Wilkerson, President and CEO of “Seattle hosts our largest Hopperx1 event and it’s inspiring to see this community come together to ensure inclusion, pay parity, and opportunity parity are core pillars supporting women in tech. Hopperx1 Seattle will celebrate the wealth of talent here in Seattle and showcase the incredible innovation female technologists bring to this community.”

Keynote speakers include:

  • Brenda Darden Wilkerson, President & CEO,
  • Sandy Carter, VP of Windows and Enterprise Workloads at Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon
  • François Locoh-Donou, President and CEO, F5
  • Cindy Alvarez, Principal Group Product ManagerMicrosoft
  • Rebecca Norlander, Global Head & Vice President, Personal Systems Software Engineering, HP Inc.
  • Amanda Casari, Engineering Manager, Google Cloud Developer Relations
  • Kathy Alexion, VP and CIO, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Event details:

When: Friday, March 22 – Saturday, March 23, 2019, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (PT)
Where: 2031 7th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121, United States

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