Keynote with Chloe Condon

Monday 9:40 am, Salon A-E

About This Talk

Chloe’s keynote will dive into why laughter, fun, and entertainment are valuable in the world of tech. Speaking from the experience of someone with a 4-year theatre degree who once played a talking crayon on stage (blue AND yellow – she has a wide range), she’ll dive into lessons learned from theatre applied to engineering.


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Chloe Condon

Former musical theatre actress and Hackbright Academy graduate, Chloe is a Developer Evangelist at Sentry. Pre-Hackbright, she spent her nights and weekends performing in the Bay Area as a singer and actress and worked in tech by day in various non-engineering roles. Perhaps the only engineer you’ll meet who has been in Hairspray, Xanadu, and Jerry Springer: the Opera, Chloe is passionate about bringing people with non-traditional backgrounds into the world of tech. If you’re trying to place her face, yes – she’s the young woman giving the awkward thumbs up in the What It’s Like to be a Woman at a Tech Conference article that she also wrote. In February of 2018 she was named one of the “200+ Thought Leaders in Crypto and Blockchain” despite knowing absolutely nothing about Crypto and Blockchain. Chloe considers inclusion in this list her greatest accomplishment.