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Find Your Place in GitHub: Hiring Event

Find Your Place in GitHub: Hiring Event
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Come visualize your future at GitHub.

🎉 We hosted a networking & hiring event with GitHub, the developer company.

🗓️ GitHub team members joined us for an interactive event to deliver valuable insight into their culture and teams.

  • 12:00 PM ET/ 9:00 AM PT - PowerToFly Kickoff
  • 12:05 PM ET / 9:05 AM PT - Welcome Address from Rachel Potvin, VP of Engineering, Data, Security and Productivity
  • 12:15 PM ET / 9:15 AM PT - Tech Talk from Cory Wilkerson, VP of Engineering
  • 12:25 PM ET / 9:25 AM PT - Panel Discussion + Audience Q&A featuring:
  • 12:55 PM ET / 9:55 AM PT - Closing Remarks
  • 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT - Optional Networking Sessions
  • 1:30 PM ET / 10:30 AM PT - Event Concludes

About GitHub: GitHub is the developer company. They make it easier for developers to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems, and to create the world’s most important technologies. They foster a collaborative community that can come together—as individuals and in teams—to create the future of software and make a difference in the world.

About PowerToFly: PowerToFly is a women-run platform that works with companies to identify skilled professionals for networking and recruiting opportunities. Over the past few years, we’ve produced 1,000+ events across the world with brands like Facebook, Slack, Microsoft, and Spotify, resulting in countless hires.

About PowerToFly’s Events: All RSVP’d attendees are welcome, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, or age. If you require assistance to fully participate in this event, please email, and we will contact you to discuss your specific needs.

Meet The Speakers

Rachel Potvin
Rachel Potvin
VP of Engineering, Data, Security and Productivity

Rachel is an engineering executive with 20+ years of experience working in the technology sector. As VP of Engineering at GitHub, she leads teams working on everything from systems and research to developing leading technology.

Before GitHub, Rachel worked at Google for 11 years. There, she ran the Google Cloud Insights organization, responsible for managing and building products based on Google Cloud's customer and product data. Prior to that, she managed Google’s DevOps teams focused on source control and workflow management.

Rachel has spent the majority of her career working on developer-focused infrastructure. She's passionate about building and investing in systems that make it easier for developers to be developers: to work together, solve challenging problems, and create the world’s most important technologies.

Originally from Ottawa and Montreal, Canada, Rachel enjoys hiking, running, cooking, and building things with my kids.

Liz Saling
Liz Saling
Director, Software Engineering

Liz is an IT professional passionate about transforming the efficiency of the business, the technology it uses, and building strong teams. She tackles opportunities comprehensively, looking at why along with how, engaging resources and exploring alternatives, and driving scale and consistency. Her experience includes Agile and DevOps initiatives, Cloud transformations, and business process re-engineering, and she has a strong background in database administration, application development, and systems and configuration management. Previous roles include managing global engineering teams, consulting, technical training, and community outreach.

Liz joined the GitHub team in 2018.

Jacob DePriest
Jacob DePriest
VP, Security Operations
Jacob DePriest is the VP, Security Operations at GitHub where he is responsible for securing GitHub’s internal infrastructure, tooling, and data. Prior to GitHub, Jacob was a senior executive at the National Security Agency where he built and led the Developer Experience program, was the Agency’s executive sponsor for open source, and led a number of IT and security transformation initiatives.
Shruti Corbett
Shruti Corbett
Manager, Software Engineering

For over 20 years, Shruti worked with the brightest minds developing and pushing industry-leading technology forward. In her 20+ years at IBM, she contributed to many of the “firsts” for the company, such as the development of Watson, the first conversational AI platform for business run by deep machine learning.

As a versatile and trusted director of innovation, Shruti combines the ability to manage energetic teams with well-rounded financial, operations, life-cycle, and program management experience. Her goals are to recruit strong, cross-functional people, facilitate effective collaboration, and guide them to autonomy. In her day-to-day work, she's always seeking and acting on opportunities to streamline processes, customize technology tools, and add value to products and services. She's harnessed her executive certified Project management credentials (IBM and PMI) to drive continuous improvement measures and lead program teams to success within strict budget and schedule constraints. Shruti has impacted GitHub teams since 2021.

Cory Wilkerson
Cory Wilkerson
VP of Engineering

Cory has been impacting the GitHub team for over five years now. As an Engineering advocate and catalyst, Cory builds, grows, and leads Engineering Teams. He's intrigued by building something from the ground up, by building a startup in the walls of a traditional mid-to-large size organization, and revitalizing/rehabbing teams that have lost their way. Cory believes that culture and connectedness are essential components of a healthy organization.

Cory is aspirational and practical; years of experience have shown him that people can grow while being proud of where they're at. He believes that an organization's greatest opportunity for differentiation is in the people they hire and the degree to which they encourage autonomy and action.