Speaker

Cathy Moya

Cathy Moya

Helping People Understand Things Better

Seattle, Washington, United States

Cathy is a long-time "woman in tech", including training and work in Theater Arts. She trained people in apps, networking, and communication fore coming to Microsoft. In her many years at Microsoft she has documented everything from highly technical security features and how to set up your mouse. She is a huge fan of Virtual Reality and currently works in the Microsoft Mixed Reality organization.

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology

Topics

  • Women in Technology
  • Customer Experience
  • customer focused
  • Virtual Reality
  • Metaverse
  • Mixed Reality

#WomenITPros - There's More to Working in Tech Than Writing Code

#WomenITPros is a grassroots, open source initiative to show women that they can make a real contribution to the tech world without ever writing a line of code. In this talk, #WomenITPros initiative instigator Cathy Moya talks about some of the misconceptions about working in the tech industry and why we need to have a broader conversation about what being a "woman in tech" - and a "human in tech" - means. You'll learn how to support women already working in the non-coding parts of the tech industry, how to encourage young women and career changes to think about careers in the broad spectrum of tech, and how to help keep the message going - you don't HAVE to code to work in tech.

30-minute talk, can scale down to 20 or up to 45.

You Are Not Alone: How to Find or Build a Technical Affinity Group to Support Your Career

In the digital age, it's easier than ever to find people like you - in your area, in your technology space, in your special interest area. Whether you want to find other Security Architects in the Midwest or Latinx Email Admins, you CAN find them, and find a way to keep in touch so you can support your career goals. In this workshop, Cathy will talk through the seven steps to find or build the community of your dreams!

session runs 45-60 minutes, depending on Q&A. Target audience is people in the IT Pro tech world.

Cathy Moya

Helping People Understand Things Better

Seattle, Washington, United States