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You Don't Look Like an Engineer

3be036b2f55557ceacebf476970662de?s=47 Monica Sarbu
September 04, 2018

You Don't Look Like an Engineer

Monica will share her experiences on how she has become an Engineering team lead at Elastic, a leading open source software company that to date has more than 100M product downloads. From once being a female college graduate that no one was likely to trust, to now being in the driving seat of key technical product development decisions, Monica has embraced so many opportunities from both a personal and professional perspective and is excited to share her journey with you today.

The story has its up and downs, from quitting jobs when they were no longer challenging, to starting a company and pivoting into open source. All of this while continuing to balance parenthood and a growing successful engineering career.

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Monica Sarbu

September 04, 2018
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  1. You don’t look like an Engineer Monica Sarbu Director of

    Engineering, Ingest @Elastic
  2. !2 You don’t look like an engineer!

  3. !3 Lead Developer CS degree Logstash @Elastic Beats Team lead

    #ILookLikeAnEngineer Mother
  4. !4 Monitoring and Logging solution

  5. !5 Team distribution

  6. !6 Leaders Diversity of the team

  7. !7 Put yourself in the shoes of a women in

    tech
  8. !8

  9. !9 How does that make you feel?

  10. !10 Women leaving the engineering field of engineering graduates 40%

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/12/female-engineers_n_5668504.html
  11. !11 Reason to leave tech * http://fortune.com/2014/10/02/women-leave-tech-culture/ Workplace culture 716

    Interviewers 27%
  12. !12 Don’t leave the industry, move to a company with

    a healthy culture
  13. !13 Start a company

  14. !14 The power of Open Source

  15. !15 Project owners on GitHub Source: http://alyssafrazee.com/2014/06/04/gender-and-github-code.html Female owners ~5%

  16. !16 Project owners on GitHub Source: http://alyssafrazee.com/2014/06/04/gender-and-github-code.html Female owners ~5%

    Lots of authors use a gender neutral username
  17. !17 Merged pull requests on GitHub Source: https://peerj.com/preprints/1733/ Opened by

    women 78,6% Opened by men 74,6%
  18. !18 Reason to leave tech * http://fortune.com/2014/10/02/women-leave-tech-culture/ Motherhood 716 Interviewers

    68%
  19. !19 * http://fortune.com/2014/10/02/women-leave-tech-culture/ Stay-at-home mothers 716 Interviewers <6%

  20. !20 Can I continue my career path after becoming a

    mother?
  21. !21 Be in the right working environment

  22. !22 Balance work with family

  23. None
  24. !24 Change the mentality

  25. !25 Female leaders in tech

  26. !26 US Managers who are engaged 41% WOMEN Gallup research

    35% MEN https://news.gallup.com/businessjournal/197552/women-lead-men-key-workplace-engagement-measures.aspx
  27. !27 Women at Tech Companies 29% 16% 22% TOTAL LEADERS

    TECHNICAL http://www.isaca.org/info/2017-women-in-technology-survey/index.html?cid=pr_1210374&appeal=pr ISACA Global Survey Report
  28. !28 Becoming a manager

  29. !29 How to create a healthy culture?

  30. !30 Servant leadership

  31. !31 Offer Flex schedule

  32. !32 Judge people by their results and not by their

    working hours
  33. !33 Give them the freedom to innovate

  34. !34 Encourage engineers own a project

  35. !35 Help them grow

  36. Thank you! @monicasarbu