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Tuesday, October 3 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Women in Hardware

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There are very few women graduating with engineering degrees these days, and even fewer out practicing their craft in real life. However, Seattle happens to have very many active women in hardware. Learn how these women migrated into their professions, what obstacles they faced in their path, what kept them going, and how you can make the journey from where you are now.

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Christina Cyr

Founder, CEO and CTO, dTOOR
Christina Cyr is the CEO, CTO, and Founder of dTOOR, which makes “Non-Rectangular Phones for Non-Rectangular People” starting with a phone in the shape of a circle, called The Cyrcle Phone. Christina has a bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry and physics, and a master’s degree in engineering. She has been a biochemical engineer for... Read More →

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Clarissa San Diego

Founder, Makerologist
Clarissa is Founder of Makerologist, a creative technology agency that creates interactive experiences using IoT and maker technology. They invoke curiosity and educate technical and non technical audiences alike through special events, workshops, and interactive installations. At Makerologist, Clarissa demonstrates her abilities in business development, STEM education, and industrial design. Leading up to Makerologist, Clarissa co-founded SoDo MakerSpace and lead developer engagement at Particle. She has also served as co-producer of numerous tech events including the Women Who Code CONNECT 2016 and the DevRel Summit conferences. Majority of her work focuses on bringing inclusion into the IoT and maker communities through the introduction of hardware... Read More →
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Jennifer Fox

Owner, Foxbot Industries
Jen Fox is an engineer, a maker, and an educator. After dabbling in dark matter (B.S., Physics, Occidental College), Fox settled into engineering (M.S., Mechanical Engineering, UCLA) with a blend of inventing and education, leading her to found FoxBot Industries in mid-2015... Read More →
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Oleha Riden

COO, MistyWest
Oleha Riden is the Principal Operations Officer at MistyWest, a Canadian based engineering design firm that specializes in developing a range of technologies including renewable, appropriate healthcare products, electric vehicles and environmental sensors. For the past 5 years, O... Read More →
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Martine Stillman

Mechanical Program Lead, Synapse Product Development
Martine Stillman is an experienced Program Lead with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer electronics industry. Her career in product development has spanned across medical devices, lab equipment, media players, healthcare devices, and wearables/fitness electronics... Read More →
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Stephanie Xenos

Senior Systems Engineer, SpaceX
Stephanie Xenos is Senior Systems Engineer for SpaceX, Seattle. She manages the satellite program, business development, capability studies, launch site operations, system integration, government agency adherence and approvals such as Range, DOT, ITAR. In the past she has been in... Read More →