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Lesbians Who Tech Summit with SAP: My Version of Disneyland — Day 1

Rachel’s Day 1 Readout — follow along @rachelbtw on Twitter!

So, I am a HUGE fan of amusement parks.

Roller coasters, water slides, tilt-a-whirls, extreme ferris wheels, not-s0-extreme ferris wheels… sign me up.

But you know how at each park there are the top 5 rides that always have the biggest lines? The ones where as a kid your dad patiently saves your spot in the scorching heat so you can sprint towards your 3rd churro of the day? And when you’re finally old enough, you and your adrenaline-junkie friends devise a plan of attack so you’re at the gates the moment the park opens and sprint towards the biggest and baddest rides?

When I got word that I’d be privileged enough to join Moya Watson, Jillian Babbel, Alex Bogdan and the rest of the SAP crew at Lesbians Who Tech, a quick glance at the agenda was all it took to revert me back to 10 year-old Rachel’s unadulterated GLEE at the shiny gates of Disneyland. Keep reading for my Day 1 Top Picks!

Lesbians Who Tech brings together thousands of lesbians, queer women and allies across all areas of technology

Photo credit: David Y

At the Golden Gates of Lesbians Who Tech

It’s almost Day 1 and I’m raring to go at the start gate!

The 5th grade version of me would be proud to know that instead of meeting Disney princesses (nothing personal, Mulan), I will be hanging out with 2,500 real-life superheroes in the Castro District of San Francisco.

And speaking of lineups, here’s just a small snapshot of something worth arriving early for:


Full list of speakers here

Instead of being torn between amusement park rides, I’ll be wishing I could be in 10 places at once at even more adrenaline-inducing events (psst, clone tech professionals get at me):

Topic Areas

  • Technology + The Resistance

  • Cybersecurity, Cloud, Data

  • Hardware, Machine Learning, A.I., Virtual Reality

  • Healing + Community

  • Engineering and Entrepreneurship

Edie Windsor on the #LWTSummit stage

But what separates this conference from the rest?

With a deep commitment to women in tech, LGBTQ women and women of colour, Lesbians Who Tech showcases top tech talent who are changing the world, and happen to be LGBTQ women.

As a Product Marketing Manager for Business Intelligence, Analytics at SAP and the co-lead of Pride@SAP Canada, I’ll be sharing my top picks each day of the summit.

Follow me on Twitter at @rachelbtw with #RunProuder

DAY 1: Thursday, Feb. 23 — SAP at the TechCrawl!

6:30–9:30 PM at The Castro Theatre

Swing by the SAP booth to see live demos of:

  • SAP BusinessObjects Roambi (mobile analytics)

  • The SAP Digital Boardroom VR Experience demo

  • TripIt — SAP all-in-one travel companion app

  • SAP Cloud Platform Internet of Things Services — Build and deploy applications with a cloud based IoT platform.

More information on fun SAP activities here. Come say hi to the gang!
Get in touch with the superhero SAP cast throughout the week because we’ve got a lineup you won’t want to miss:

More info on Periscope sessions and live streams here

Check back tomorrow for my Day 2 readout and top picks.

Please feel free to reach out — I’d love to meet!

With pride,

Rachel Ho
Product Marketing Manager,
Business Intelligence
Co-lead, Pride@SAP Canada
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