2018 CONFERENCE AGENDA

  • MORNING
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    Registration & Mentorship Program Breakfast

  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    About TFCU and Mentorship Program Partnership

    Romeo Marquez
    The Filipino Channel University (TFCU)
    UCLA ℅ 2004
    Emcee

    TFCU (The Filipino Channel University) is a student outreach program from The Filipino Channel (TFC) that seeks to reach out to college students by providing them access to role models within the Filipino American community who could provide inspiration, guidance and mentorship. The “U” stands for “University” because it is when second generation Filipino Americans go to university that they actively want to know more about their being Filipino. Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, “U” also stands for Unity, which TFCU hopes to achieve. TFCU seeks to supplement the campus experience for the community by connecting the young people to experts in various fields who could inspire and empower by sharing life lessons. FASTER is proud to work with TFCU as a media partner on mentorship.

  • Opening Remarks

    The Honerable Raquel R. Solano
    San Francisco Philippine Deputy Consul General

    Celebrating Our Story in the Tech Industry and Building Our Future Realities

    Erin Jerri Malonzo Pangilinan
    Cal ℅ ‘08/09 L&S, USF Deep Learning Fellow ‘17-18
    FASTER Founder, Board of Directors, President
    O’Reilly Media, Co-Editor and Contributor, Creating Augmented + Virtual Realities
    Oculus (A Facebook Company) Launch Pad ‘18 Fellow

    As we celebrate Filipino American HXStory month, we share FASTER’s story which includes: an overview of FASTER, our upcoming projects from expansion outside of the Bay Area, the need for a robust online community database, and book writing project in progress documenting FilipinX American contributions to the tech industry in the United States. All book proceeds will benefit the - Filipino American National Historical Society (FAHNS) x FASTER.

  • FASTER - The Life Cycle of Filipino Americans in Tech
    FASTER PROS + Tech-In-Color Program

    Charity Nicolas
    Cal ℅
    FASTER Board of Directors
    Cal Pilipino American Alumni Chapter PAAC President
    Founder TechInColor High School Outreach Program

    Learn more about getting involved in FASTER and the vision for Tech-In-Color, service to high school students of color in the Bay Area.

  • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Keynote Speaker

    Dado Banatao
    Tallwood Ventures, PhilDev Foundation, Tech Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist

    Fireside Chat Moderator: Rajiv Ayyangar
    Banatao Scholar (Princeton) CEO
    Cryptagon

    “My story could be your story.” Hear Silicon Valley pioneer, Dado Banatao share his story and life experiences in the tech industry. Ask your your burning questions and answers at bit.ly/askdado or tweet at @fastersv #FASTERCON18 #AskDado.

  • 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

    Engineering Panel + Twitter Q&A from Students + PROS

    Moderator: Nathan Murthy
    Software Engineer
    Tesla
    Cal alumnus ℅ 2010

    Liezl Puzon
    Stanford PASU alumnus
    Facebook Applied Machine Learning
    Software Engineer

    Elizabeth Bautista
    Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
    National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC)
    Operations Technology Group Lead

    Katherine Loh
    Solutions Engineer
    Sift Science (formerly Google)
    Cal alumnus

    Join us for a panel discussion with engineers from across industries talk about their journeys into the tech industry and the hardships they overcame to get there.

  • Lunch
  • 12:20 PM - 1:05 PM

    Skills-based Workshop

    Option A: Software Engineering: Techinical Interview Preparation
    Christine Songco Lau
    Google, Engineering Manager, Filipino Googler Network Co-Founder
    Estela-Marie Go
    Google, Leadership Recruiter

    Nervous about technical interviews? Not sure about what to include/exclude from your resume? Join Google Engineering Manager Christine Songco Lau and Google Leadership Recruiter Estela-Marie Go for a workshop on how to best prepare for a technical interview.

  • Option B: Business Operations/ Consulting
    Raymond Delacruz
    Program Manager/ Metrics & Business Insights Lead | Global Business Operations, StubHub

    Ever wonder how data analysis plays into the underlying operations of a company? Join Raymond Delacruz from Stubhub to learn about all the analytical skills necessary for providing insight from a business perspective.

    Option C: Briding Across Generations of Tech - Mentorship Breakout
    Charity Nicolas
    BSI Cal ‘94
    Jesse Ante
    Cal ‘68, ‘70, School of Engineering

    Nervous about approaching someone you’d like to mentor you? How can you be active in sustaining a mentor/mentee relationship? Join Pilipino American Alumni Chapter’s President, Charity Nicolas, in breaking down the skills you need to create a successful mentorship, while learning about FASTER’s mentorship program.

  • 1:10 PM - 1:55 PM

    Careers in Tech - Workshop Session

    Option A: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
    Rajiv Ayyangar
    (Cyrptagon.io) Founder/CEO
    Espiridion Elio III
    Coinbase, Director of Operations and Product Support

    Blockchain is one of the hottest buzzwords in today’s tech-scene. But what is blockchain and how can you get into the industry? Join Rajiv Ayyangar, Founder and CEO of Cryptagon.io as he walks you through his journey towards the field of cryptocurrency and the skills essential for this industry and ask Q&A to Espiridion Ellio, staff at Coinbase.

  • Option B: Software Engineering Across Industries
    Bianca Tamayo
    Tesla, Software Engineer

    Software Engineering has such a broad scope within the tech industry, spanning across all sectors of the professional world. Do you choose a job based off of sector, company, or position? Join Bianca Tamayo, Software Engineer at Tesla where you’ll go through deciding factors that can steer you in different directions, and the uncertainty that comes with each of them.

    Option C: Art and Enterprise: Learn more about art in SaaS and other tech products including experience in Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR).
    Kristian Kabuay
    DevOps, Gap. Diversity & Inclusion Council at Gap, Sulat Kamay Team Creative Director. FASTER Board of Directors, FASTER PROS Co-Chair

  • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

    Careers in Tech - Workshop Session#2

    Option A: Product Management
    Mikaela Reyes
    Kleiner Perkins, Fellow, Ripcord

    Product management - the crossroads between strategy, business, and engineering. With the many hats a product manager wears, what are the essentials to have when seeking out this role? Talk with Mikaela Reyes, KPCB Product Fellow, about a day in the life of a product manager and walk through the development cycle of a new product.

  • Option B: Tech and Social Impact
    Mario Lugay
    Innovation Director, Justice Funders (formerly Kapor Capital)

    There’s no doubt that the tech industry holds insurmountable power in the modern age. So how can we apply the innovation of tech to social issues? Come chat with Mario Lugay, Innovation Director at Justice Funders, about tech’s current and future impact (both positive and negative) on our society.

    Option C: HealthTech
    Eric Daza
    DrPH - Clarify Health, Senior Statistician (formerly Stanford, Postdoctoral Scholar; UNC Chapel Hill, Cornell alumnus)

    Wearable technology such as Fitbits and Apple watches are one of the many ways that tech has integrated into our daily lives to monitor our health. Join Eric Daza, straight out of his Post-Doc at Stanford in Biostatistics, to learn more about the research methods that go into studying health data, and the statistical analyses done on them.

  • 2:55 PM - 3:40 PM

    Identity Caucus Breakout

    Option #1: Pinays In Tech - Filipinas In Computing - Technical Women Workshop
    Facilitated By:
    Meriam (Yami) Bautista
    Chair, Filipinas in Computing - Systers Affinity Group of AnitaB.Org , PhD Candidate - University of Technology Sydney, Founding VP of Filipino Student Council of NSW (FISC), Chair-IEEE NSW WiEE, Filipina Women STEM

    There are known challenges to being a woman of color in the tech industry, but there is also power in representation. Join Yami Bautista, Chair of Filipinas in Computing, in dissecting this intersectionality.

    Option #2: FASTER PROS
    Co-Facilitated By:
    Evelyn Obamos
    Founder, Filipinos at Pinterest, International Project Manager, Pinterest, FASTER Board of Directors, FASTER PROS Co-Chair (USF alumnus)
    Kristian Kabuay
    DevOps, Gap. Co-Head of Asian Americans at Gap. FASTER Board of Directors, FASTER PROS Co-Chair
    Jerome Atendido
    Diversity and Inclusion, Pandora, FASTER Adviser

    After several years of being involved in community organizing and surrounded by folks with similar backgrounds and values, the professional world can feel isolating. Join Evelyn Obamos, founder of Filipinos at Pinterest, Kristian Kabuay, Co-Head of Asian Americans at Gap, and Jerome Atendido, Diversity and Inclusion at Pandora, for a discussion on the power of Employee Resource Groups and finding your community at a company.

  • Option #3: FASTER - FRESH Entrepreneurship
    Co-Facilitated By:
    Earl Martin Valencia
    Managing Director, Charles Schwab, formerly Bridgewater, Founder, IdeaSpace Philippines, FASTER Adviser, STAC-SV Board (Stanford alumnus)
    Kendrick Kho
    Head of Data, HoneCap (Stanford alumnus), FASTER Adviser, STAC-SV Board
    Mark Montalban
    Founders Institute, Director, East Bay Founder Institute & Founder, iDEAQUEST.co

    Are you full of ideas of ways to disrupt technology and improve the world? Or maybe you’ve just started thinking about how awesome it would be to be your own boss. Either way, join our entrepreneurial experts, who have leadership experience from all the different phases of start-ups, in a workshop that will take you from idea creation all the way to pitching to funders.

  • 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM

    Isang Bagsak - Closing + Photos

    Corina Calanoc
    Beyond 12, Data Engineer, FASTER Board + FASTERCON Young Alumni Organizing Committee Chair (Cal ℅ 2016)

    Isabella de Leon
    UC Berkeley, Pilipino Association of Scientists Architects and Engineers (PASAE) FASTERCON Liaison, Computer Science

    Kendal Asperec
    UC Berkeley, PASAE External Vice President, Cognitive Science