Elisha is passionate about bringing people together to solve important problems.
She founded TechLadies - a community for women in Asia to learn technical skills to switch careers into the tech industry. TechLadies has thousands of members across Asia, taught hundreds of ladies in Singapore and Malaysia how to code that saw tens of them (without any prior programming background) got technical internships or hired as junior software engineers.
Elisha enjoys sharing her experiences on building developer communities, increasing gender diversity in tech, and starting and failing a tech startup. She has spoken at DevRelCon London, IWD by Jobs for New South Wales Australia, PyCon Thailand, Slush Singapore, Seedstars Summit Asia, Google Women Techmakers, MaGIC Academy Symposium, and RubyConf Malaysia to name a few.
Elisha is based in sunny Singapore and aspires to be a standup comedian, for real.
Tech talks, hackathons, webinars, workshops… With so many ways to engage with developers, how do you decide on how and what to do in order to achieve specific goals? In this talk, I will share a people-centric process (inspired by the design thinking methodology) to creating developer programs that I’ve developed over the years building communities in Asia. I will walk you through this methodology through the lens of designing programs aimed at increasing gender diversity in tech.
You will walk away with a framework to start thinking about how you can design developer programs for fun and profit.