The Sourcing7 Seattle Summer Showcase Honoring Juneteenth

The Sourcing7 Seattle Summer Showcase Honoring Juneteenth


June 13, 2024    
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Madrona Venture Group, Floor 33 Collaboration Space (999 3rd Ave #3400, Seattle, WA 98104)

Event Organizer

The Sourcing Seven

Event Description

Join us for the Sourcing7 Seattle Summer Showcase Honoring Juneteenth, hosted by the Madrona Venture Group! This exciting event features special guests Carmen Hudson, Dean Da Costa, and Jeremy Da Costa. The showcase is completely free to attend and offers a unique opportunity to learn about inclusion and diversity in talent acquisition from top industry experts.

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Why You’ll Love This
• It is For Everyone: Whether you’re focused on hiring top talent or expanding your professional network, this event has something for you.
• Actionable Insights: Gain practical tips and strategies that you can start using immediately.
• Expert Knowledge: Learn from leading professionals in the field of talent sourcing and diversity recruitment.

What’s In It For You?
• Expand Your Network: Connect with industry experts, fellow professionals, and the Sourcing7 community.
• Enhance Your Skills: Learn cutting-edge sourcing tools and techniques to boost your hiring pipeline.
• Stay Ahead: Understand the latest trends and best practices in inclusion and talent acquisition to keep your organization competitive.

Event Details

• Date: June 13, 2024
• Time: 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM

• Madrona Venture Group, Floor 33 Collaboration Space (999 3rd Ave #3400, Seattle, WA 98104)
• Parking and Transportation: Paid parking is available in the nearby garages, as well as street parking. Parking Options. Some of the Amazon Office buildings within ~20-25 minutes walking also offer free downtown parking (double check before leaving): Doppler, Day 1, Obidos/Rufus, Fiona, Ruby/Dawson. The venue is easily accessible by public transportation, with multiple bus routes and the Westlake Station light rail station within walking distance.

• Gates open at 4.30 pm!
• 4.30 pm – 5.10 pm: Pre-event networking, light appetizers will be served.
• 5.15 pm – 5.50 pm: The Strategic Leadership track: Spotlight conversation with Carmen Hudson about Inclusion in Talent Acquisition. This talk will be moderated by Klara Hermesz from the Sourcing7 (Board of Director for Education & Community Learning).
• 5.55 pm – 6.30 pm: The Tactical Practicional track: Sourcing Session with Dean Da Costa and Jeremy Da Costa. Learn about Diversity sourcing tricks and tools to boost your pipeline.
• 6.30 pm- 7.30 pm: Post-event networking. You asked for more networking, and we listened! After the talks and presentations are over, we invite you to hang around and grab the opportunity to connect with the speakers, the community, and the Sourcing7 crew.

Livestream and Recording

The event will be recorded and livestreamed (between 5 pm and 6.30 pm Pacific Time), but you must have a ticket to attend or access the livestream. As we have limited space available, please book a Virtual Ticket if you’ll only attend online or if you are interested in the recording. We’ll email you the details of the live stream prior to the event.

Get To Know Us

About Carmen Hudson
Carmen Hudson is an experienced Talent Advisor and the author of “The Corporate Recruiting Playbook.” With a deep passion for talent acquisition, she has led corporate recruiting teams, co-founded the tech recruiting conference Talent42, and educated recruiters and hiring managers globally. Carmen’s expertise in diversity recruiting is well-known, and she has written extensively on the historical and systemic barriers to hiring diverse talent. Her corporate experience includes senior roles at Yahoo!, Starbucks, Microsoft, and Amazon. Carmen is also on the Board of Directors of Seattle YouthCare, a non-profit dedicated to ending youth homelessness.

About Klara Hermesz
Klara Hermesz is a Learning and Talent Development Program Manager passionate about building meaningful, equitable, and scalable solutions with a human-centered design mindset. She is a strong advocate for mentorship programs and community learning initiatives. She currently serves as the Board Director for Community Learning at Sourcing7+, where she supports and empowers TA professionals in their careers. She is also a Global Program Manager at Uber, reimagining mentoring programs.

About Dean Da Costa
Dean is a highly experienced and decorated manager, recruiter, researcher and sourcer who also boasts outstanding experience and skills in Human Resources, Project Management, Training, OSINT, Process Improvement and more. He is best known for his work in the highly difficult security and mobile arena’s, and the gold star winning numbers he produced. His keen insight and creation of groundbreaking tools and processes to enhance and change staffing as we know it have proven he is a “Staffing Thought Leader.” Despite all this he remains first and foremost one of the top sourcers, staffing managers and full cycle recruiters in the industry and a true “Search Authority”.

About Jeremy Da Costa
Jeremy Da Costa is a nationally recognized Talent Sourcer with exceptional skills in Boolean, Semantic, and Natural Language searching. Known for his superior research and ideation skills, Jeremy has been a speaker at multiple Sourcecon conferences and a regular blogger on the Sourcecon website. At VillageMD, he worked as a Senior Analyst, Strategic Sourcing, utilizing a diverse range of sourcing tools and techniques. His extensive experience also includes roles at Wayne Technologies, Lockheed Martin, and BAE Systems, where he sourced candidates for a wide variety of positions. Jeremy’s innovative approach and dedication to the field have made him a leader in talent sourcing.

About our Hosts, the Madrona Venture Group
This event is made possible thanks to the generosity of Madrona offering up their amazing office space to the Sourcing7 to host this event.

Madrona is a venture firm searching out the most interesting founders building technology-based companies that matter. Founded in 1995, Madrona has played a role in building the Pacific Northwest tech economy into a global force. Madrona’s roots are in early-stage investing, which is primarily a local business. And as Seattle and the portfolio companies grew, so did Madrona. Through the Acceleration Funds, Madrona backs companies throughout the country that have that same energy and innovation they find in the Pacific Northwest. Madrona has invested in Amazon, Snowflake, Rover, Redfin, Smartsheet, and, more recently, companies leading the AI wave, including Runway, Typeface, and OctoAI. The firm is based in Seattle with a Palo Alto office.

About the Sourcing7
The Sourcing7 is a 501(c)3 non-profit and dynamic community comprising talent acquisition practitioners and leaders in the People domain. Born out of a grassroots initiative in 2009, our mission is to be the positive force that helps everyone raise their game in the “People” industry by providing free access to training and educational materials.
Our community is a testament to the collaborative spirit of people-professionals who are passionate about paying it forward. Sourcing 7 is committed to creating a platform that promotes networking, influence, and education within the People industry. Through a shared commitment to excellence, we aspire to elevate the standards of our profession and empower individuals to thrive in their roles.

Take advantage of this exciting event! Get your free tickets today and join us in celebrating Juneteenth while learning from industry experts and connecting with fellow talent-sourcing professionals.