April 17, 2013

Women's Lunch Table at Merge 2013

MERGE User Conference

p4 women engineers

I love Metallica. I've loved them since the first time I heard "Enter Sandman" in 8th grade and I've been a head bangin', metal lovin' gal ever since. I had a surreal moment at one of their concerts when I walked passed a very, very long line of guys waiting to get into the men's room as I walked right into the ladies' room. Wait! What? Was I dreaming? Was I in the Twilight Zone? Did I get transported into some alternate universe where men waited in long restroom lines and women didn't? But alas, no. For whatever reason, the majority of attendees just happen to be male.

Fast forward a few years.

Interestingly enough, I've had very similar experiences at software conferences. Who would have thought heavy metal concerts and software conferences would have so much in common?

With the upcoming Merge 2013 conference right around the corner, we decided to create the opportunity for our women attendees to connect. There will be a Women's Lunch Table where you can network with each other and meet some of us p4 women. Come by, I'll be there and look forward to meeting you.