Learn from thought leaders in the fields of data, design, and software engineering.

Join us at our annual conference for a week of learning, networking, and connecting. Learn from thought leaders in the fields of data and design. Connect with employers and meet Springboard students, mentors, alumni, partners, and employees. Let’s rise together!

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Join us at Springboard Rise

Rise is all about fostering community, learning from industry experts, and sharing experiences. Join us today!  We'll be donating ticket proceeds to Code2040, a nonprofit dedicated to improving racial equity in the tech sector — a cause aligned with this year’s conference theme, and Springboard’s own mission to transform one million lives by 2030.

JANE BUTTON

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JANE BUTTON

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What our students say

I loved hearing the story about how Springboard started, the struggles, and how it grew into what it is today. Parul & Gautam were so passionate and proud of their achievement and growth, and it was exciting and encouraging to hear them speak authentically about their motivation behind starting Springboard, and their journey up to today.

SARA TYLER, UX DESIGN

Talking with people in the field was a first for me and it was really great, very relating and encouraging!

TASNEEM ELSAYED, UX DESIGN

I enjoyed the personal interactions between students, mentors and the Springboard Team; being able to share experiences and ideas freely between one another.

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Virtual conference October 5th - October 9th

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$19.99

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2:10 PM - 3:00 PM PST Transforming Your Career for a Post-Pandemic World4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST Data Science and Design Collaborations for Innovation
2:00 PM - 2:10 PM PST Rising Together

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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PST Fueling the Healthcare Revolution through Data Science11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PST Applying Your Design Thinking Mindset to Shape the World12:00 PM - 12:45 PM PST How to Excel as a Designer in Today's Job Market
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM PST Blazing Your Own Trail in Data Science and Machine Learning

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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST Mentor Networking Hour

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST Mentor Networking Hour

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM PST Networking with Design, Coding, and Data Professionals

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PST Employer Spotlight: 

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11:30 AM - 12:15 PM PST How to Use Hustle and Grit to Transform Your Career11:30 AM - 12:15 PM PST How Predictwise is Using Data To Increase Election Turnout
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PST Open Source Development What is It, How to Contribute, and Why?

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PST Adobe XD for UX Designers

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM PST Networking with Design, Coding, and Data Professionals 

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM PST Mentor Networking Hour 

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM PST  The Impact of Mentoring with Springboard 

12:35 PM - 1:30 PM PST Lightning Talks: Netflix and Instacart

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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM PST Passion Economy and the Future of Work

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12:30 PM - 1:15 PM PST Delivering Career Pathways in Higher Education

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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST RealTalk with Recruiters from Disney and JBC Holdings
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST From Bootcamp Grad to SWE Lead

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PST Mentor Networking Hour

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM PST Networking with Design, Coding, and Data Professionals

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST Mentor Networking Hour 

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PST Alumni Series: Data Grads Share Experiences, Trials, Tribulations 

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PST Alumni Series: Design Grads Share Experiences, Trials, Tribulations 

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM PST Lightning Talks: LinkedIn and Cisco Innovation Labs

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PST Tips for Nailing Technical Interviews
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM PST Using Data to Drive Social Movement: Campaign Zero

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PST Portfolios Reviewed: Create an Exceptional Design Portfolio

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When will Springboard Rise take place?

Rise will take place from October 5th to October 9th. To keep our community safe, all sessions will be virtual.


What do I get with my admission ticket? 
We’re glad you asked! Your ticket gives you access to all five days of Rise. You can join speaker sessions, network with others, and attend employer spotlights. Everyone will receive a Springboard swag bag, but the first 200 registrants will also get an additional, extra special gift in their bag. 

How do I receive my swag bag?

After you purchase a ticket, you'll receive a confirmation email with a link where you can add your mailing address. You should receive the swag bag right before the conference starts. Enjoy!

How does a virtual conference work?

After you purchase a ticket, you’ll receive access to Hopin, the virtual event platform this conference will be hosted on. The conference will take place over five days with sessions happening at different times throughout the day. You’ll be able to add sessions you’d like to attend to your calendar so you’ll never miss a session you’re interested in! Be sure to sign on to Hopin before each session starts so that you don’t miss any content. 

What if I can't attend every day of the conference?

No problem! We’ll make recordings of each session available after the conference ends. However, one of the best parts of these sessions is being able to ask questions and interact with the speakers, so we hope you can attend whenever possible! 

I'm having trouble purchasing a ticket — what do I do?

We’ve got you! If you run into any technical difficulties, please email events@springboard.com.

Who can I contact with other questions? 
Please reach out to events@springboard.com with any questions and we’ll respond within 24 hours. 

Speakers

Dan Shapero

Chief Business Officer

Rahim Fazal 

Co-founder and CEO

Parul Gupta

Co-founder

Ruben Harris

CEO 

Lisa Nash

Data scientist & Designer

Gautam Tambay

Co-founder & CEO

Takashi Wickes

Interaction Designer

Elie Schoppik

Co-founder, Lead Instructor

Colt Steele

Consultant, Teacher, Developer

Waco Holve 

Data Scientist

Jeff Eyet

Co-founder

Julia Freeland Fisher

Author & Director of Education 

Tom Vladeck

Managing Director

Chinmay Shukla

Sr. Data Scientist

Tanya Kuwadekar

Technical Recruiter

Liang Wu

Machine Learning Data Scientist

Pranjal Daga

Machine Learning Scientist (NLP/Deep Learning)

Jagannath Putrevu

Senior Staff Machine Learning Engineer

Sara Hooker 

Research Scholar

Dientje Lawrence

Global Vice President, Strategy

Chloe Liu

Sr Director of Analytics & Data Science

Katie Blot

Principal and owner at Strategy-Ed LLC

Mercedes Bent

Investor

Siya Raj Purohit

Investor

Savin Goyal

Software Engineer, ML Infrastructure

Josue Martinez 

DesignOps Manager

Christina Nguyen

Senior Recruiter

Lou Zhang

Lead Data Scientist

Nikhil Garg

Senior Data Scientist

Brian Xu 

Data Scientist - Economic Graph Research & Insights

DeRay McKesson

Co-founder

 Campaign Zero

Cristina De La Cruz Raser

Regional VP

Pasquale Prosperati

Data Scientist Premium Analytics in APAC

And more!

Zejian Shen

Engineering Manager

Stephanie Wong

Team Lead, Frontend Engineer 

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