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Let's Talk Tech

Learn from the best and achieve tech guru status.

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A technical talk and workshop series created to empower Puerto Rico and LATAM’s burgeoning developer and technological community to grow and gain access to world-class speakers and developers. Become a tech guru in your own right as the best in tech fields share their expertise, insights, and stories.

Upcoming Speakers

Pablo Alejo

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th

"Fail forward"

About Pablo Alejo, Head of Innovation at Accenture Federal Services Digital Studio

As a 15+ year vet of the innovation age, Pablo has seen every major digital trend come and go and is fortunate to have been a part of all them. From the first websites to immersive mobile experiences, and beyond screen experiences; he has been there and led that. And in that time, he has guided great companies through transformation by focusing on data-driven insights, cultural tensions, and emerging technologies to create impactful experiences and products.

Tania Cruz Morales

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd

"The link between product vision, strategy, and roadmap"

About Tania Cruz Morales, Product Manager of Customer Strategy at Capital One

Tania is a product strategist with in-depth knowledge and experience in human-centered design, data-driven decisions, and software development. She currently leads product development at a Fortune 500 company in the Washington, D.C. area. In her current role as a product manager, she partners with cross-functional teams and manages a data-driven credit policy platform serving over 36M customers and generating over $800M in NPV. Prior to working in the corporate sector, Tania was a co-founder and head of product at PoshPacker, where she transformed a 100-page business plan into a startup hotel booking platform with properties in sixty countries.

Tania holds a BA in psychology from the University of Puerto Rico and an MBA in design strategy from CCA in San Francisco. When she’s not brainstorming product solutions, she can be found doing yoga, sketching, or riding her bike (“Bala Azul”) around the city. 

Tim Falls

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14

"Strengthening developer communities"

About Tim Falls

Tim helps organizations find harmony between the want to do good by their community and the need to build a sustainable business. Figures out authentic ways to turn investments in human relationships into meaningful, positive results for the business and the people it impacts.

He has also spent the last 10+ years of his career helping build early- and growth-stage technology startups — assembling and leading teams as an employee, and providing guidance and support to entrepreneurs as an advisor, mentor, independent board member, and consultant.

Romeo Ayalin

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28

"Security by design"

About Romeo Ayalin, Nordic Cyber Security Innovation Lead

Romeo is a Former US National Security and Intelligence programs professional. 

He has a longstanding background in intelligence services. As a former US Army Intelligence Officer he also developed subject matter expertise in training, leadership, intelligence analysis dealing among others with geopolitical risks.

Past Speakers

David Troy

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5th

"DIVISION, DISINFORMATION, PANDEMIC, AND POLITICS:
A DATA AND DATA VISUALIZATION STORY"

About David Troy, CEO at 410 Labs

David is currently CEO and product architect at 410 Labs, maker of the popular e-mail management tools Mailstrom.co and Chuck. He has been acknowledged by the founding team at Twitter as the first developer to utilize the Twitter API, with his project “Twittervision”. His current projects use social network data to map cities.

His data visualization through social graphs was featured in the 2008 MoMA exhibition “Design and the Elastic Mind,” curated by Paola Antonelli. Dave is a visionary in using data to map cities and societal needs around it.

Lorena Mesa

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19th

"Your DATA IS BIASED, HERE'S WHY: FAIRNESS, ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY IN MACHINE LEARNING."

About Lorena Mesa, Data Engineer and Software Intelligence Systems at Github; Director and Chair of the Board of Directors of Python Software Foundation

Political scientist turned coder, Lorena Mesa is a GitHub data engineer, Director & Chair of the Python Software Foundation, JOSS editor, and PyLadies Chicago co-organizer. Lorena’s time at Obama for America and her subsequent graduate research required her to learn how to transform messy, incomplete data into intelligible analysis on topics like predicting Latinx voter behavior.

It’s this unique background in research and applied mathematics that drove Lorena to pursue a career in engineering and data science. One part activist, one part Star Wars fanatic, and another part Trekkie, Lorena abides by the motto to “live long and prosper”.

Virtually Facilitated

ABOUT SERIOUSLYCREATIVE

“We at SeriouslyCreative bring organizations the understanding of virtual collaboration tools and techniques. Our virtual facilitation skills paired with our unique #PlaywithPurpose energy makes virtual workshops focused, productive, collaborative, engaging and fun!”

Angiemille Latorre

Innovate Without Permission

A note from Evertec

Evertec invites you to innovate without permission. This slogan was created as a way to inspire Evertec employees, partners, and the startup and tech ecosystems that we both contribute to, and derive deep value from, to continually improve and pursue innovation opportunities. We urge you to be more agile and not overanalyze the situation, but rather spend time executing with excellence in small, continual, and meaningful ways throughout the innovation journey. By constantly trying new things and looking at them from different perspectives, you will surely leave things in a better state than the one you found them in.

This series is meant to unleash your  curiosity, feed your thirst for learning, and inspire the creativity in you so that you are able to leave your mark in your community. Enjoy!

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