Celebrating the Engineering Might of our Women in Tech

Get ready for Grace Hopper Celebration 2021 with these articles by Capital One’s Women in Tech!


To prepare for this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration, we’re showcasing some of the best writing from our women engineers and people leaders. From the cloud to machine learning to software engineering, we’ve assembled a reading list of their work with a little something for everyone. So enjoy these interviews, tutorials, case studies, and best practices guides from Capital One’s women in tech - and get ready to Make it Happen at #vGHC2021! 

How Capital One Is Using Tech to Make Work (and Life) Easier

VP of HR Tech Maureen Jules-Perez discusses how her team uses tech to improve the customer and associate experience - and the diversity, inclusion, and belonging principles that guide their work. 

Women in Tech: An Inclusive Community for Women Technologists

Support, community and career development are all things that help tech professionals thrive. For Capital One technologists, the Women in Tech Business Resource Group helps create a space for women to grow their knowledge and forge connections across tech teams.

Doing the Hard Things First–Lessons from Our Cloud Journey

It’s been one year since our cloud migration - and we’ve gained a few takeaways from our journey. VP of Software Engineering Allison Perkel shares some of her reflections.

Fighting Fraud with Virtual Card Numbers - A Merchant Embedding Use Case

Did you miss this talk at Grace Hopper 2020? Don’t worry, Data Science Manager Victoria Martins has you covered. Read how her team discovered a way to use merchant embeddings to overcome entity resolution challenges with virtual card numbers. It’s all in a day’s work when you’re as focused on making online shopping easier and safer for your customers!

Opportunity to Innovation: How to Create an Exceptional Machine Learning Team

Have you ever seen a new tech opportunity and dreamt about how to make it happen? Ming Waters, a Sr. Director of Data Engineering, shares how she took her idea to create a Machine Learning team and made it a reality, all with Capital One’s support. 

A Leader’s Journey To Connect with Women in Tech

Fueled by her passion for women’s empowerment and creating more opportunities for diverse representation in technology, Cat Posey, Sr Technology Director in ML, created (and brought) the Tech by Superwomen Summit to Capital One. Learn more about the summit here.

How Templates Can Help You Onboard–and Keep–Your Users

Good documentation and happy developers go together like peanut butter and jelly. Follow these tips from Software Engineer Ariel Diamond to help ensure the templates you’re writing are effective and clear for any user to follow.

How To Bring Diverse Tech Talent to the Table

Knowing that STEM can sometimes be intimidating for underrepresented groups who aren’t used to seeing themselves reflected, Lisa, Director of Data Engineering, shares her reflections on how leaders can empower young women to pursue a career in the field.

Ah, So That’s What’s in My Wallet!

Did someone say “chips and dip?!” Software Engineers Sahana Arya and Alana Alfeche break down how credit card EMV chip technology *actually* works.

Ahead of the Curve: Working with an Innovated Tech Stack

For Usha, a career in computer science—and a passion for tech—allows her to innovate in her job, and give back to the next generation of coders. Read more about her journey here!

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