Cassandra Faris!

Tech Community Advocate

Cassandra Faris is passionate about the human side of technology. She is a Product Owner at AWH, a software consulting company with a strong non-profit and healthcare focus. Her professional background includes technical recruiting, marketing, and employee development. She is an international speaker who specializes in human skills and communication topics for tech professionals. She served as President of the Microsoft and open source conference, DogFoodCon, and is a member of the Per Scholas Advisory Board. She has an MBA in Organizational Leadership. When she's not busy with the tech community, she is avid tabletop gamer, runner, and soccer fan who travels as much as possible.

Health: The Most Important Tech Tool

Working in the tech industry often involves spending long hours sitting down, staring at a screen, consuming copious amounts of pizza and caffeine. The work is mentally demanding and can be stressful. In the rush to get everything done, it can be easy to neglect our health. But a healthy body and mind are necessary for effective performance. Based on HR training, research, and personal experience, this session provides realistic suggestions for managing your well-being at work. It covers the connection between physical and mental health, as well as how to discuss these topics with your employer. You’ll leave with a better idea of how to take care of yourself and be a happier, healthier, more productive person.

11:00 AM

Leading EDJE