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Bio for Adria Richards

Interview with Ramit Sethi and Adria Richards on Dream Job Course

Adria being Interviewed by Ramit Sethi about finding your dream job and pursing it

Adria is focused on education, advocacy and digital equality in the tech world and uses her uncanny ability in explain complex ideas with real world examples to empower people to take action. Adria’s popular YouTube channel on technology has nearly 2 millions views with more than 10,000 subscribers and has lead to opportunities for video projects with Dell, CDW, EMC, Cisco and Samsung.

Embracing her inner nerd, Adria moved moved to San Francisco to pursue her passion for technology. She most recently worked as a Developer Evangelist for SendGrid to show developers how to leverage API’s for better email deliverability until she was publicly fired for reporting sexual harassment at a tech conference.

Previous to that Adria worked for Zendesk, a startup that provides a web based helpdesk solution.  Before making the move to the Bay Area, Adria worked as technology consultant working with  mall businesses, startups and Fortune 500 companies that included American Express, Apple, John Deere, Equinox and more.  Her first tech job was at Geeksquad in 1999.

Adria has been a speaker at numerous conferences including SXSW, O’Reilly Web 2.0, The Lean Startup Conference, BlogHer, Black Enterprise and interviewed by major media outlets including The Rachel Maddow show, NPR, Inc.com and ComputerWorld.

To book Adria for your next conference or event, send an email to book speaking dates.

Upcoming Speaking Events

Speaking and Workshop Topics

  • Why Every Startup Employee Should Learn to Code
  • How To Rock Your First Hackathon
  • How To Save Time And Money For Your Organization With Cloud Apps
  • How to Leverage Customer Service in the Cloud
  • Google Apps: The New Microsoft Exchange But…Free
  • The Essential Technology Toolkit for Entrepreneurs
  • Train The Trainer: How To Engage Your Audience With Storytelling
  • Effectiveness vs Efficiency: How To Deal With Information Overload
  • Introduction To Using API’s In Your Apps
  • How To Become Successful In Technology Even If You’re A Girl
  • How To Encourage, Express And Explore Diversity In Technology
  • How To Move To San Francisco
  • Everything To Gain: Utilizing Social Media For Your Organization
  • Click Me! How To Increase Open Rates In Your Email Newsletter
  • How to become #1 on Google with Value Based Content
  • Creating micro communities around YouTube video content

Past Events

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