Talks and events
Talks & Events
Over the years, I have participated in a number of events where I have presented technical product demos, taught a class or spoke at a conference. Depending on the size of the event, some of them have got media coverage!
Mentor & Judge at AR hackathon at Lens Fest - Nov 7th 2023
At Snap's developer conference - LensFest 2023 we hosted a hackathon for AR developers. This was a 3-day hackathon that we hosted at our Santa Monica offices where we had 20 teams building AR experiences using Lens Studio. I was hackathon mentor & judge for the final competition.
Talk at Lens Fest, Snap's AR Developer conference - Dec 6th 2021
I presented a talk on Lens Studio, AR creation software, at Snap's developer conference - LensFest 2021, covering latest feature launches.
Panel with Cal Poly students visiting Autodesk - Feb 20th 2020
I participated in a panel discussion and mentoring session with visiting students from Cal Poly. It was fun describing our career journey, talking about challenges and answering questions from this great group of undergrads.
Panel discussion - Why Diversity & Inclusion is important for your business - Nov 13th 2018
This was a panel discussion held at Autodesk University 2018 in Las Vegas. I participated in the panel and also helped plan and organize the session. It was a compelling conversation among influential industry leaders who shared different dimensions of diversity and inclusion. We offered real-world solutions and people came away with an understanding that could have a positive impact on their business.
Panel discussion - Conscious Leadership Through the Lens of Women in Tech - June 21st 2017
This was an event hosted by Conscious Capitalism, Bay Area Chapter at Impact Hub in San Francisco. We talked about how women leaders are having a positive impact by creating a more diverse workplace. We discussed our leadership styles and how it can inspire better engagement, creativity and innovation.
Women Who Code Connect conference, Twitter HQ San Francisco – April 29th 2017
I presented a talk at this conference titled "Harnessing the power of customer feedback"
Panel discussion for AWIL-SF at Autodesk – March 30th 2017
I moderated and ran a panel discussion titled “Value of Leadership training and Coaching”
TechWomen mentoring – September 2016 and 2017
In 2016, I mentored an emerging leader from Egypt who was hosted at Autodesk for one month, immersing herself in our work environment. In 2017, I mentored a leader from Lebanon.
Tweet about Techwomen 2016 event
Fusion workshop for Girls Who Code – July 12th, 2016
I ran a hour long hands-on workshop for GWC summer interns in San Francisco where I taught them basic modeling using Autodesk Fusion.
Tweet about Fusion360 GWC workshop
Autodesk University, Las Vegas – December 2015, 2016 and 2017
AIA Convention, Philadelphia – May 21st, 2016
Autodesk University is annual user conference for Autodesk customers. I have participated every year giving product demos to our customers, running user feedback sessions, focus groups and much more.
In addition to this, I have presented at internal customer focus groups, conducted webinars, written product-related blog posts and much more.
Quotes, Webinars, Publications:
Quoted in Inc.com article about Leadership – April 2017
Forge Ahead blog post about Connect 2016 participation – April 2017
A360 Rendering: Your questions answered webinar – March 2016
Quoted in Gender diversity article in Economic Times – September 2015
Member reflections on Women Who Code Blog – August 2015
Cloud Rendering workflow in Revit webinar – April 2015
Artists should learn to code, LinkedIn blog – July 2014