Tech Summit 2018

NOV 24, 2018, 9AM - 5PM

About Our Tech Summit

Women Who Code Manila Tech Summit highlights the talent of women in our tech industry. We have 32 speakers who will be sharing their experiences about best practices, new technologies, leadership, soft skills and more. This event was crafted to help you innovate, level up and grow in your tech career.

Who We Are

Women Who Code is a global non-profit organization and the largest and most active community dedicated to inspiring women to excel in their tech careers. We have more than 167,000 members all over the world and have networks in over 60 cities in 20 different countries. To achieve this mission, we have been conducting events such as study groups, hackathon, conferences, and more.

In Manila, we have more than 2000 members and held more than 200 events in less than 2 years. Last November 2018, we’ve created a hackathon, where more than 100 women participated and more than 200 people attended. This has been the biggest women hackathon in the Philippines.


Innovate as you learn new technologies.

Level Up

Level up as you dive into best practices.


Grow as you lead in your career.


Time Event Details
08:00 am - 09:00 am Registration and Breakfast
09:00 am - 09:10 am Welcoming Remarks from Women Who Code Steffi Tan, Director of Women Who Code Manila
09:10 am - 09:15 am Welcoming Remarks from Accenture, Philippines
09:15 am - 09:45 am Opening Keynote: Finding Your Voice Chelle Gray, Director of Growth, Thinking Machines
09:45 am - 09:50 am HOUSEKEEPING
10:00 am - 10:30 am Why Why ReactJS? Kate Banez, Front-End Engineer, Acudeen Clean Code Architecture Rozal Reese, Software Development Manager, Oracle NetSuite Navigating your Tech Career: Journey from being an entry level programmer to leading the technical team Khristine Parungao, Senior Manager, Accenture, Philippines
10:40 am - 11:20 am Exploring the New Realities: Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Patricia Cabacang, Application Development Team Lead, Accenture, Philippines DevOps Principles: What you should remember first before best practices Charo Nuguid, Senior Developer From Developer to Startup Founder Josan Astrid Dometita-Chug, Co-founder of Aestrea Software Development
11:30 am - 12:00 nn Basic Natural Language Processing (NLP) pipeline in Python Jolly Ann Bilad, Junior Data Scientist, Pez.AI Tech Pitfalls in SAP B1 Implementations Monette Vega Laylo, IT Director for OEM Solutions, Marketing Officer for Stop Faking It. You are not a Fraud. Erika Thea Ajes, Senior Software Engineer, FSG Technology Ventures Inc.
12:00 nn - 01:00 pm LUNCH
12:20 nn - 12:45 pm LUNCH TALKS SPECIALS

Innovation's Infinite Realities and Us Pauline Baterna, VP for Externals, Developers' Society Philippines

The Product is You Mars Gabutero, Software Engineer

How a Deaf Woman like me defeated poverty & depression to succeed in the FinTech Industry Ma. Anaditha Angcay, Credit Analyst, Global Payments Process Center Inc., De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Adopting the Right Attitude Towards UX Design Joanna Mae Javier, User Experience Designer, Accenture, Philippines When Code Meet Analytics Ce Manalang, Product Developer, DealGrocer & BeautyMNL The Healthy Programmer Clau Yagyagan, CTO, ProperteeButler
1:40 pm - 2:10 pm So You Want to Be a Data Scientist? (& Why Women Make Awesome Data Scientists) Suzanne Lee, CTO/CIO-Bridge Southeast Asia, Consultant-Analytiks Inc. Scaling Software Dev: Codebase and Team Tutti Quintella, Women Who Code Tokyo Director, Engineer, Mercari Inc. Overcoming the Nice Girl Syndrome Koree Monteloyola, Founder, Kairos I.T. Services
2:20 pm - 2:50 pm The Hitchhiker's Guide to Blockchains Sheena Dale Mariano, R&D Software Engineer, Gemalto The Art of Asking Renee Santos, Associate Director, Accenture, Philippines
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm PANEL TALK: Mixing Passion and Tech - A discussion from graduates of non-technical/ non-CS courses and combining their courses to tech using programming

Joy Paas, Women Who Code Manila Director, Web Developer, Quipper
Kim Santos, IT Manager, MedGrocer
Marylette Roa, Researcher/Genomicist, University of the Philippines
Iris Uy, Researcher, Marine Science Institute, UP Diliman

Moderator: Josan Astrid Dometita-Chug, Co-founder of Aestrea Software Development
Agile AI Yue Lin Choong, Women Who Code Singapore Director, Senior AI Data Scientist, Amaris AI Breaking the Silence, Making the Pitch and Hitting the Podium Dr. Jen Elmaco, Country Representative, Marie Curie Alumni Association - European Commission Program
3:40 pm - 4:20 pm PANEL TALK: Women Leading their Technical Team
Stephanie Sy, CEO and Lead Data Scientist, Thinking Machines
Sofia Ang, Engineering Lead, ING
Jenny Anne Hans, Managing Director, Accenture, Philippines
Regina Lim, Oracle Practice Lead, Accenture, Philippines
4:20 pm - 4:45 pm CLOSING KEYNOTE Christine Balanaa, Women Who Code Tech Lead
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Thank you! <3
5:00 pm - 5:20 pm CLOSING THE CONFERENCE
5:20 pm - 5:30 pm GROUP PHOTO
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm AFTER PARTY


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