Everyone knows the fall is a crazy time in San Francisco, especially in hardware. Whether you are pushing on product to hit Christmas deadlines or doing the Sand Hill Shuffle for your next round, you probably need a break. Come for the cocktails, stay for the conversation.
6:00pm - 9:00pm- Drinks & small bites with the fellow Women in Hardware from the Boston community
7:00pm - 7:45pm- Hear from Clara Vu on her "Accidental Career in Robotics"
7:45pm - 9:00pm- Further mixing and mingling
About our Speaker
Clara is a cofounder and VP Engineering at Veo Robotics. She is a technology leader who has developed multiple robotics products from inception to market. Clara started her career at iRobot programming robots for oil well exploration; she then moved on to robotic toys and eventually the Roomba. After iRobot, she cofounded and led the software team at agricultural robotics company Harvest Automation. She has also consulted at Rethink Robotics and at startups in additive manufacturing and IoT. She holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Yale University.
6:00pm - 9:00pm- Drinks & small bites with the fellow Women in Hardware
7:00pm - 7:45pm- How to Build a Satellite with Kiruthika Devaraj, Planet's RF Communications Lead
7:45pm - 9:00pm- Further mixing and mingling
About the Speakers
Kiruthika Devaraj is the RF & Comms Lead at Planet. She and her team build the satellite radios and ground stations that collectively download 5 TB of data everyday and recently deployed the fastest cubesat radios. Prior to Planet, Kiruthika was a research associate at the Kavli Institute of Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) at Stanford University. Kiruthika holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Women in Hardware helps connect female founders, investors, engineers, manufacturers, and marketers building the future of connected hardware. We believe connecting face to face is the best way to build strong networks, and that strong networks of women can change the future of technology.
Women in Hardware brings together female founders, engineers, investors and manufacturers building the future of hardware. In addition to conversation and libations, we’ll be treated to a panel discussion on manufacturing considerations for hardware startups.
Women in Hardware connects women building the future of hardware. Join us for happy hour at Fictiv, a hardware development platform for engineers and designers. As always, come for the drinks, stay for the conversation. We hope you'll meet someone new, and learn something new.
Thanks to our sponsors, Bolt and Fictiv for making this possible!
Join us for a Women in Hardware Happy Hour! Women in Hardware brings together female founders, engineers, investors and manufacturers building the future of hardware.
In addition to conversation and libations, we'll be treated to a talk by Target's Growth and Innovation lead for the Internet of Things category, Kate Whitcomb. Her talk will cover Retail 101, with a focus on actionable advice for working with buyers and getting products to shelves.
Join Women in Hardware for a private tour of the MakerBot Factory with Diana Pincus, MakerBots Plant Manager.
Diana was the first Manufacturing Process Engineer to be hired by MakerBot and was instrumental in constructing the Operations department as it exists today. Since November of 2012, Diana has built a reputation within MakerBot for efficient project execution and process development. She also focuses on promoting inter-departmental and company-wide engagement and communication.
A light breakfast will be provided on-site starting at 8AM.
Women in Hardware is proud to announce our Female Founder Panel at Kickstarter. Join us for an evening of women discussing with women the challenges, rewards, and key learnings of what it means to launch a hardware company in New York City.
More details to come!
Join Kate McAndrew and Women in Hardware for a private factory tour of Vander-Bend Manufacturing. Vander-Bend specializes in precision sheet metal fabrication, precision machining, prototype through production, electro-mechanical assembly and contract manufacturing.
Their new facility is awesome!
Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP for the tour before it fills up.
Women in Hardware is partnering with Google Robotics and Bolt to host the robotics happy hour to end all happy hours. The event will feature robots and the incredible women who build them.
Come for the drinks, stay for the robots!
Women in Hardware is hosting a happy hour with Indiegogo.
In addition to meeting other leading women in hardware, we’ll dig into a couple of key questions with Kate Drane. Does company culture really matter at a hardware startup? What the does “company culture” even mean anymore? Come for the cocktails, stay for the conversation.
We’re headed to the littleBits Store to chat with NASA about hardware in space and tinker with littleBits. Check out the itinerary below!
6:30-7:00 Mingle & Check out littleBits Store
7:00-7:15 Kristin Salomon tells her journey from little sister to littleBits Electrical Engineer
7:15-8:00 Ginger Butcher, STEM/STEAM specialist with NASA’s Aura mission leads a Grappler Arm Workshop with NASA activities and littleBits Space Kit.