Laura Jane Watkins

2016 Speaker

LAURA JANE WATKINS is the director of RackspaceStartups|SF, a curated incubator of cloud and big data companies. She was a 2014 Hackbright Engineering Fellow, formerly a developer evangelist at ObjectRocket and spent eight years as a STEM teacher in Silicon Valley. Watkins is passionate about the intersection between business and emerging technology. In her spare time she is a mentor at 500 Startups, and is on the board of multiple engineering groups including Redis San Francisco, Big Data for Everyone, LadyNerds and SF Cloud Security. Most recently, she organized marketing and corporate partnerships for the #ILookLikeAnEngineer campaign. @pinkyswearing

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