Women Who Code Vancouver is hosted by Finning Digital to talk about technological innovation within the traditional construction industry. We are proud to have 5 members of Finning Digital team giving 10-minute lightning talks about the new tools, software, hardware they are helping create to revolutionize the industry. So, please join us in learning from these techlords in one of the male-dominated industries!
Kiersten Schmidt - Business Analyst Kiersten Schmidt is a Business Analyst with Finning Digital where she facilitates, analyzes and advises on all things Digital. After nearly a decade working in the technology sector for organizations including Tesla and the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, Kiersten understands the importance of asking "but why?" and is always working towards making things better.
Mona Habibi - Data Scientist Mona's academic background is in computational biophysics and protein modeling with emphasis on predicting structures of proteins involved in a neuro-degenerative disease known as ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). She holds a PhD in theoretical physics and applied mathematics from University of Western Ontario that focused on simulating complex biological macromolecules. Less than a year ago, Mona switched gears to start her career as a data scientist at Finning Digital, the data and digital division of the heavy machinery company Finning. Mona is primarily involved in revenue forecasting and is currently modeling machinery parts sales in South America.
Maggie Vega - Senior Marketing Analytics Analyst Maggie has a background in programing and design for interactive applications. She came to Finning Digital with 8 years of experience in Online Marketing and Web Analytics. Her role as Sr. Marketing Analytics Analyst supports the optimization of Finning's products and campaigns.
Shirley Sun - Senior Software Developer Shirley is one of Finning Digital's Senior Software Developer and she works on the Microservice for our Finning Platform. Before joining Finning Digital she was a Tech Lead / Senior Software Engineer at BuildDirect for more than 10 years. She started her career as a Software Developer in 1992 and developed financial software when she lived in China. After immigrating to Canada, she worked as a Localization Engineer and Software Developer in Crystal Decision (SAP) and Canadian Phone Directory.
Beatrice Liu - Senior Test Analyst Beatrice is a Test Developer at Finning Digital. With over 10 years of experience in software quality assurance, she participated in all aspects of QA from test management to automation. Beatrice is passionate about the test pyramid and helps development teams turn quality to a habit.
Women Who Code (WWCode) is a global non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. We work to support this generation of technology professionals in being and becoming leaders and role models in the tech industry. The organization has grown to be one of the largest communities of women engineers in the world, garnering a membership of more than 50,000 people in 20 countries.
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