Virginia roberts

Sell Out and Save the World!

Working in tech can be both inspiring and discouraging–it can feel like everyone is working for the hottest new startup that will change the future as we know it. When your own job title is more generic, it can seem uncool by comparison. But there’s a flipside to working for bigger corporations–more traditional forms of tech employment can actually empower us to make a bigger impact on the causes that matter most to us. Virginia Roberts tells her tale of going from corporate jobs to indie entrepreneurship and back to corporate, including how her volunteer work has blossomed in a corporate environment. She’ll share ideas about how anyone can improve the world in meaningful ways, regardless of how you pay your bills!

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This talk was delivered live in June 2016 at AltConf. The video was recorded, produced, and transcribed by Realm, and is published here with the permission of the conference organizers.

Virginia Roberts

Virginia Roberts is a Program Manager at Microsoft who focuses on customer relationships and engagement. In her free time she works to make STEM fields more diverse. She worked for a decade as an online dating coach, helping people demystify everything from eHarmony to Tinder. Virginia always has snacks to spare if you need a blood sugar boost.

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