Want to attend WeRock IT Conf 2019, but your manager needs a little convincing?
We've put together a letter you can use to explain the benefits and ask for support.
Just fill in the blanks and personalize it.
~ See you in Huntsville
Full stack designer. User advocate. Ghibli fanatic. I collaborate with people, teams, and businesses to
develop design systems, strategies, and processes to engage and empower users.
Angelina is software developer whom has been messing with computers since she was a tot.
She works as a full stack developer at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in the Worthey Lab on
the Informatics & Software Development team.
Outside of work, Angelina coaches a FIRST FRC robotics team, #5858 Golden Hurricanes at Columbia High School in Huntsville Alabama.
Beyond work she plays video and board games, along with adventuring to places with her husband, little nuggets Natsume and
Lacey Reinoehl is a marketing automation specialist, full-stack web developer, and small business
owner. She also holds a seat on the board for WeRockIT Conf and Girls, Inc of Huntsville.
Additionally, she is a co-organizer for Women Who Code Huntsville. She holds a B.S. in Mathematics
and a masters degree in Business Administration.
When she’s not working or volunteering she enjoys spending time on home improvement projects and
building furniture with her husband Josh and their dog Delilah. Lacey is passionate about giving
back to and being involved in the growing Huntsville community.
Board member for WeRockIT Conf, WWCodeHSV core member, and software engineer Marcia Ensley lives for
tech outreach and STEM education. She co-teaches the Python 101 seminar around Huntsville and
teaches the Rock the Talk speaker development series at Urban Engine's CoWorking Night.
May Chen is a seasoned technical professional. She began her career as a
co-op at ADTRAN, joining the company as a full-time professional in 2003.
She has served as senior design engineer responsible for embedded, real-
time software development. She currently serves as a customer program
manager responsible for Cable Market. May has published articles and
papers on the real-time step detection algorithm and automated fall
detection and holds two patents in these areas. She is also involved in a
number of innovation initiatives within the company including hackathons
and the ADTRAN Tech Team. She holds both a B.S. and an M.S. degree in
Computer Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Valerie grew up in rural NC where she discovered a love of computing when her mother brought home a
Commodore 64. Learning to code in BASIC opened up a new world for Valerie. Through the years, her
quest for understanding technology in its many forms led her to earn BS and MS degrees in Computer
Information Systems and a 19 year career in Systems Engineering. Valerie is also passionate about
uplifting her community and founded the STEMoneers organization which provides equitable STEM
resources and workshops to children in untapped communities.
Georgiana is a freshman computer science major and mathematics minor at Alabama A&M University. She is passionate about machine learning and data science and serves as a student researcher for various research programs on her campus. She is a 2018 Google Generation Scholar, NSBE Timothy Briggs Leadership Scholar, and previously interned at HudsonAlpha for bioinformatics software development.
In her spare time, she can be found sleeping in a random hallway or ordering Postmates to her dorm. On campus, she serves as Media Lead for Alabama A&M Athletics Ambassadors and a member of the Honors Program.
Kimberly Hill is a Huntsville transplant, current WWCode Huntsville core member, and software test engineer for NASA. She dabbles in Python, data science, and random trivia. She currently co-teaches the Python 101 seminar around Huntsville and is pursuing her third career.
Justify Your Trip
WeRockIT Conf 2019 is taking place at ADTRAN's Mark C. Smith Conference Center in Huntsville, AL, May
and I’m hoping to get your approval to go. This is an invaluable opportunity to gain practical
insights and hear success stories from technology professionals and executives who are facing challenges
similar to ours. This will be particularly beneficial for [PROJECT 1] and [PROJECT 2].
Beyond that, there will be several opportunities to meet one on one with developers and technology
professionals from Huntsville and the surrounding areas,
attend hands-on workshops, learn about the latest trends in technology, and gain technical knowledge.
I especially look forward to learning about [TOPICS INTERESTED IN] – directly from some of the best and
brightest in tech – and sharing these insights with our team.
I estimate that my attendance at this event will cost [$ HERE] – which includes travel, accommodations,
and registration. Let me know if you’re on board and we can work together to plan out pre-event and
post-event action items.