Celebrating Our Disney Technologists During Black History Month

At The Walt Disney Company, we’re celebrating our Black and African American technologists during Black History Month and throughout the year. As we celebrate Black culture, our mission remains the same — to inspire people around the globe with our innovative technology, iconic brands, and creative minds, through the power of unparalleled storytelling. Meet some…

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Disney Employees Empower the Magic at Grace Hopper Celebration 2022

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The Walt Disney Company was recently an Emerald sponsor at the 28th annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC). This year, the conference was held in-person and virtually with thousands of attendees, technologists, and technology companies coming together from across the globe to celebrate women and nonbinary people in technology. We’re thrilled to introduce three Disney representatives who shared their journeys at the conference and what it took to bring Disney’s presence at GHC to life

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Episode 1: Technology at Disney – Emerging Technology and Machine Learning Engineering

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Innovation is the foundation of what our Disney technologists do. Our technologists are constantly elevating, evolving, and pioneering the future of our streaming platforms, content, and more to always be one step ahead when creating the latest in immersive entertainment experiences. We are joined by two technologists this week, Rekha Bachwani, Director of Machine Learning Engineering with Disney Streaming, and Scott Ray, Director of Technology for Emerging Tech within Disney Parks, Experiences & Products – Technology & Digital. Rekha and Scott give an inside look at some of the projects they’re currently working on with our streaming platforms and our parks and resorts, discuss the culture of their teams, and share advice for anyone interested in a career with technology at Disney!

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Launching the Disney Wish Cruise Ship: Patricia Duerr, Product Management Director

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Patricia Duerr is a Product Management Director with the Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Technology & Digital organization. In her role, she supports Disney Cruise Line digital products such as the Navigator app and the Disney Cruise Line website. She recently was on the opening team for the Disney Wish, the newest ship to join the Disney Cruise Line family. Learn more about Patricia’s role and her experience contributing to a new ship.

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A Day in the Life: Dan Downing, Senior Product Manager with Technology & Digital

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If you enjoy working with all different kinds of people and thrive when supporting multiple projects or priorities, a career in product management with Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Technology & Digital could be a perfect fit for you. Hear from Dan Downing, a Senior Product Manager with Technology & Digital, and how one of his favorite aspects of the role is working with a diverse team of developers and creatives across the globe on a day-to-day basis.

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