2013 Conference

2013 Conference

Friday, October 18, 2013

Time Event
2:00 pm Registration at Q Hotel
2:45 pm Check-in at Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
3:00 pm 3:30 pm Poster setup
3:30 pm 5:30pm Poster contest and reception
College fair
Kinect demo
4:00 pm 5:15pm Red Chair photo booth
5:30 pm 6:00 pm Group picture of MINKWIC Attendees
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
Buffet dinner
7:00 pm
8:00 pm
Keynote speaker: Nora Denzel
The Most Popular Ways Technical Women Shoot Themselves in the Foot in their Careers
8:00 pm
8:15 pm
Break
8:15 pm
9:00 pm
Track 1 Workshop: Microsoft’s Top 10 Tips to Building Your Resume and Acing Your Interviews!, Lora Los, Microsoft
Track 2 Panel: Work-life fit panel, Moderator: Alicia Dwyer Cianciolo, NASA
9:15 pm 10:00 pm Track 1 Workshop: Microsoft’s Top 10 Tips to Building Your Resume and Acing Your Interviews! (Repeat), Laura Los, Microsoft
Track 2 Panel: The Big Switch, Moderator: Elise Jones, Cerner Corp.
10:00 pm Return to hotel
Dessert, Ice Breaker, Networking, **Prizes**

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Time Event
6:30 am 8:00 am Breakfast at Q Hotel
7:50 am 8:20 am Bus to Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
Late check-in at Kauffman
8:30 am 9:20 am Break-out sessions:
Track 1 Lightning Talks I, Moderator: Diana Linville, Northwest Missouri State University
Track 2 Lightning talks II, Moderator: Cindy Yi, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Track 3 Graduate Research Papers and Lightning Talks, Xin Fu, University of Kansas
9:30 am 10:25 am Panel: Imposter Syndrome
Moderator: Gudrun Neumann, American Century Investments
10:35 am 11:25 am Breakout sessions:
Track 1 Attributes of Influential Software Developers (Development Is More Than Just Coding!)Pam Delaney, Senior Member of Technical Staff, NetApp
Track 2 Thinking Beyond the Code: Making Your Own Rules, Jennifer Lohoefener, Software Architect, Perceptive Software
Track 3 Thinking Beyond: Breaking Rules & Building Clouds, Jeanne Johnson, Senior Enterprise Strategist in Cloud Computing and Datacenter Transformation, Microsoft
11:35 am 12:30 pm Panel: Dealing with the Boy’s Club
Moderator: Yuvonise Thurmond, KCP&L
12:30 pm 2:30 pm Box Lunch and Birds of a Feather
Keynote: Sarah Granger
Empowerment in the Digital Age
2:15 pm 4:15 pm Career fair
3:30 pm 4:30 pm Red Chair photo booth

Career Fair Participants

  • American Century Investments
  • Cerner
  • Commerce Bank
  • Dwolla
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
  • Gallup
  • Garmin
  • KCP&L
  • Microsoft
  • Monsanto
  • NetApp
  • Perceptive Software
  • VML
  • West Corporation

Platinum Plus Sponsor

  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Platinum Sponsor

  • Microsoft Research Connections
  • NetApp
  • Perceptive Software

Gold Sponsor

  • ACM-W
  • American Century Investments
  • Cerner
  • Commerce Bank
  • Monsanto

Bronze Sponsor

  • Garmin
  • Gallup
  • KCP&L
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • UMKC

Friend

  • DWOLLA
  • VML

Organizers

Conference Organizers:
Judy Mullins, University of Missouri – Kansas City
Carol Spradling, Northwest Missouri State University

Program:
Judy Mullins, University of Missouri – Kansas City
Sarah Peters, American Century Investments

Sponsorship:
Carol Spradling, Northwest Missouri State University
Abbey Trotta, Silpada Designs

Website:
Sarah Withee, Webmaster, University of Missouri – Kansas City
Crystal Ward, Northwest Missouri State University
Sarah Peters, American Century Investments

Graphic Designer:
Melinda Kelsey, Northwest Missouri State University

Social Media:
Abbey Trotta, Silpada Designs

University Coordinators:
Abbey Trotta, Silpada Designs
Julia Stefani, Expedia

School Organizers:
Mark Johnson, Central College
David Reed, Creighton University
Heidi Webb, Emporia State University
Houssain Kettani, Fort Hays State
James S. Jones, Graceland College
Janet Davis, Grinnell College
Michelle Todd , Hannibal-Lagrange College
David Heise, Lincoln University
Kian Pokorny, McKendree University
Ken Vollmar, Missouri State University
Connie Hecker, Missouri Western State University
Deborah Becker, Missouri Western State University
Sandra Hambrick, Newman University
Carol Spradling, Northwest Missouri State University
Tiffany Archer, Ozark Technical Community College
Beverly Bohn, Park University
Wen Hsin, Park University
Rebecca Casey, Pittsburg State University
Lydia Sinapova, Simpson College
Jon Beck, Truman State University
Nancy Kinnersley, University of Kansas
Cindy Yi, University of Missouri – Kansas City
Brian Dorn, University of Nebraska – Omaha
Stacie Petter, University of Nebraska – Omaha
Rick Barker, Washburn University
Preethika Kumar, Wichita State University