The event takes place on 27th of March, 18:00 at Garage48 Hub (Rävala pst 7).
In addition to our local tech ladies Oksana Naidjonova and Merle Lindma, we have two special guests from Iceland - Vala Halldorsdottir and Sesselja Vilhjalmsdottir, whose movie The Startup Kids you can see for free on 25th of March at Kino Sõprus.
Vala Halldorsdottir (@valgerdur) and Sesselja Vilhjalmsdottir (@SesseljaV), the creators of The Startup Kids documentary, are Icelandic entrepreneurs with a passion for entrepreneurship and tech. They began working together in 2009 when they started a board game production company and made the best seller board game Heilaspuni. Now they are working full time on KinWins, a mobile application that turns your whole life into a game.
Although Oksana Naidjonova studied Russian and Slavic philology in the university, she has now become the Senior IPE (international project/product engineering) Lead at the Skype division in Microsoft. What a Senior IPE Lead does, how her work looks like and how she ended up in Skype, this is all something you can find out from her in person.
Merle Lindma is the Human Resources Manager at Skype (Microsoft). Having years of experience helping executives and team leads manage employees to get better business results, she has a very clear idea what kind of people are needed and wanted in the tech sector. She has a studied physics and mathematics and has MBA in business administration and in her spare time likes to read and learn Spanish.
The talks are all in English.