From Women in Tech attendees to Hylanders!

It’s that time of year again! Our 6th annual Women in Tech Conference is almost here.

Interested in a career in tech, but don’t know how to take the first step? Our conference will provide insight into educational resources to enhance your technology skills and give you an opportunity to network with Hyland employees.

Each year, the event provides educational resources for participants to enhance their skills in technology. Since the first event in October 2016, professionals at Hyland have networked with hundreds of participants, helped them explore careers and held workshops on everything from Agile methodology and QA testing to backend programming.

This year’s conference includes presentations from Hyland employees, workshops and a Q&A panel. And, as always, it’s an incredible opportunity to network and make friends in the tech world.

The conference is open to collegiate and career-level women who are interested in IT. To celebrate our conference and demonstrate how valuable this conference is, we decided to highlight a few Hylanders who got their start through the Women in Tech conference.

They attended, we hired them

Marie Chirico, Test Engineer 1

What made you want to attend the Women in Tech conference?

I wanted to network with other women in the area who were also in the tech industry. At the time, I was an intern at Sherwin Williams and had amazing leaders who were women, but I was looking to expand my network.

What about the conference made you want to work at Hyland?

The people I met at the conference. I actually met our President and CEO, Bill Priemer! I didn’t know it at the time, but he sat at my table and talked with us before going up and introducing himself. Everyone was so nice and I felt so welcomed.

Another reason I wanted to work at Hyland was the room for growth that exists here. I’ve never worked for a company with the amount – and quality – of training and learning resources Hyland has that are available for everyone. I’ve been able to improve my C# skills far beyond anything I learned in college and now I use that language every day.

Lisa Thain, Test Engineer 1

What was your favorite presentation that you remember from the conference? And can you tell me a little bit about it?

We watched CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap. It’s a documentary about the role of women in the beginning of computer science, how it changed throughout the years, and how women are perceived and treated in the tech world.

When recommending the conference to young women in tech, what would you tell them?

Network! Come, talk to everyone, and listen to what they have to say.

Michelle Fisk, Developer 1

Why do you think it’s important for a conference like this to exist?

Women are underrepresented in STEM fields and I think it’s important for us to support each other. Conferences like this not only support women, but also get more women involved in the tech industry.

Aside from the conference, what do you think Hyland does to support our employees?

At Hyland there is a group called HylandWIN that is all about supporting our female employees. Speakers come and talk about topics such as confidence that might help all of us in our professional and personal lives.

There are also different kinds of networking events. It’s nice to have a group such as this with the goal of supporting us.

The deets

This year’s event will be on Saturday, April 13 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Doors will open at 11:45 a.m.

The address is:

Hyland, building 3

28105 Clemens Road

Westlake, OH 44145

Bring a friend and join this amazing network of women! See you there!

Courtney Byham is a recruiting program manager at Hyland. She has been a member of Hyland’s Recruiting team for five years. In her current role, she manages recruiting relationships and implements programs to improve Hyland. She holds a business degree from John Carroll University. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, hiking and spending time with family and friends. Her favorite Hyland perk is the walking path.
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