Speakers

Alison Caron

Alison Caron

Creative Director | Alison Caron Design

Alison Caron is the founder and creative director of Alison Caron Design, a Hyannis-based firm specializing in advertising, branding, and publishing. With a BFA in graphic design from UMass Dartmouth and more than 12 years of experience in publishing and advertising—including as creative director of Cape Cod Magazine and its sister publications.

Alecia Orsini Lebeda

Alecia Orsini

CEO | Good Natured Dog Productions

Alecia Orsini is a selfie-queen and an award winning multi-media professional. As CEO of Good Natured Dog Productions she brings the world of filmmaking to her diverse clients, in a wide array of industries. Alecia loves to geek out and does so as Geek Girl #26, traveling the country teaching video production, social media, and personal branding at Geek Girl TechCon.

Lynette Young

Lynette Young

Director | Marketing Technologies

Lynette is a marketing technology strategist and published author with focus on digital marketing and implementation services. She has been a highly sought after expert in social media marketing technology since 2006. She is also Hubspot Inbound Certified and heads up the ClaimWizard digital marketing products and team.

Stefanie Blue

Stefanie Blue

Photographer, Pinterest Geek, Image Branding Chick

As a professional photographer, Stefanie incorporates Pinterest into planning client sessions. She also works with other entrepreneurs and small businesses to show them how they can use Pinterest for marketing, whether they sell a product or service. Stefanie has been teaching Pinterest and Facebook classes through Grossmont Adult School for the last 3 years.

Laura Rubinstein

Laura Rubinstein

CEO | Transform Today

Laura Rubinstein is an award winning Social Media and Marketing Strategist. She is the author of the bestselling book: Social Media Myths Busted: The Small Business Guide To Online Revenue. She is the co-founder of Social Buzz Club. She has optimized marketing plans for over 1,000 businesses.

Leticia Rabor

Leticia Rabor

Owner | LARTechnologies

Worked as a professional Software and Systems Engineer in the Defense and Aerospace industries for over 13 years such as BAE Systems National Solutions, Lockheed Martin, and Science Application International Corporation (SAIC). Over the years Leticia has designed, implemented, and tested various image formation subsystem components for ground system development.

Rob Kaufman

Rob Kaufman

Owner | Notch8

Rob started programming around age 2 and hasn’t stopped since. He’s dedicated to helping businesses make the products they dream of into a reality, and to learning and sharing as much about business and software as possible. He spends time sharing that knowledge with as many people as they can through LEARN the San Diego Developer's Bootcamp and keeping those skills sharp by developing apps at Notch8.

Frances Go

Frances Go

CEO | Goldlilys Media LLC

Frances Naty Go has loved playing video games since she was a kid. From video games to playing computer software, her hobbies led her to graduate with a BS Computer Science at UC San Diego in 2008 and focused on Web Development as a career. Frances chose web development because it combines art with logical programming (math) so she can make something pretty as well as functional that people use.

Amber Brandner

Amber Brandner

Founding Partner & Creative Director | Collective 1939

Amber Brandner builds community through creative collaborations, entrepreneurship and discussions for the new economy. As founding producer of Connected Dreamers Productions and CoFounder to Collective 1939 Amber leads a collective of neoteric entrepreneurs & creatives bringing ideas to life to serve humanity.

Donna Dalton

Donna Dalton

Systems Integration | ViaSat

Donna Dalton is a Geek Girl and an Evernote aficionado. She currently works as a Systems Test Engineer at ViaSat in Carlsbad, California. For many years Donna owned a computer consulting firm called ByteMarks in Colorado. Her company was also an Apple Authorized Service Provider and Reseller. Donna has been a co-host of Geek Speak, a call-in technology radio show, on KDNK in Carbondale, Colorado.

Juan Torres

Juan Torres

Senior Software Engineer | MindTouch

Juan Manuel lives in San Diego, California where he works for MindTouch as Senior Software Engineer in the Cloud Platform team. His passions include photography, reptiles and SOLID programming.

Sunny Datko

Sunny Datko

Web Applications Programmer | Integrated Default Solutions

Sunny Datko loved to code the from the minute she made her first web page in middle school. At 13 she taught herself HTML and CSS, but without any female role models to encourage her to focus on computers, her love of code remained dormant while she pursued a B.S. in Business Marketing at California State University.

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Conference Timeline

  • 8:00am - 9:00am Welcome, Registration and Marketplace

    Get registered and settled in for a great day of learning.

  • 9:00am - 10:00am Keynote: TBD

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch, Marketplace, HelpDesk

    Enjoy lunch, check out the Marketplace.

  • 5:30pm - 6:00pm Announcement of Sharkette Tank Winner

    Celebrate the winners of the Sharkette Tank pitches.

  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm Giveaways and Reception

    Time to network and win some giveaways.

Speakers and Panels

  • 10:00am - 11:00am Panel: So You Want to be a Programmer...

    Where should I go to learn? Do I have enough experience? Will I be able to get a job? All these questions and more will be answered in this informative session about how to get started, what languages are in high demand, and why becoming a developer is the best decision you can make in your life right now.
    Sponsored by: Learn

  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Sharkette Tank Pitchfest - Round 1

    Jump into the Sharkette Tank! Come cheer on 4 local startups as they pitch celebrity judges and vie for bragging rights as the winner! The four startups competing are: TBD

  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Panel: The Internet of Things on Steroids and How the Cloud Runs Your Life

    More to come!

  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Sharkette Tank Pitchfest - Round 2

    Jump into the Sharkette Tank! Come cheer on 4 local startups as they pitch celebrity judges and vie for bragging rights as the winner! The four startups competing are: TBD

  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Panel: TBD

    More to come!

  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Sharkette Tank Pitchfest - Round 3

    Jump into the Sharkette Tank! Come cheer on 4 local startups as they pitch celebrity judges and vie for bragging rights as the winner! The four startups competing are: TBD

This year's tech con is located at Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

The University of San Diego Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies is located in San Diego, California. Located at: 5998 Alcala Park Way, San Diego, CA 92110, USA

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Sharekette Tank

Are you a Founder of a Startup? Do you have that awesome app everyone should know about? How about that incredible product that will be the next big thing?

Then you need to apply to pitch!

We are looking for 12 companies in 3 sessions during Geek Girl TechCons in 2016 who will have the opportunity to pitch and receive valuable feedback from our local celebrity judges and vie to win top bragging rights! You can apply in one city, or multiple cities. Bay Area/San Mateo, San Diego, Boston and Cape Cod are some of the cities so far in 2016. It's easy:

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Even if you are not ready to pitch, please forward to those who would love to!
*If you plan on attending a TechCon this year, these panels will be included in your ticket price so come and cheer these folks on!

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