DECA member Aditi Ghalsasi, grade 10, provided details and photos.
Nearly a score of Harker students attended QuickBooks Connect 2017, held at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in mid-November, as part of Harker’s CareerConnect program. The conference featured some great speakers, including Brad Smith, chairman and CEO of Intuit, and Sasan Goodarzi, executive vice president and general manager of the small business group at Intuit. There was also a live stream of journalist Lisa Ling interviewing SoulCycle co-founder Julie Rice on her experience as a female entrepreneur.
The event featured more than 50 booths, including Avalara, Chase, PayPal, Receipt Bank and T Sheets. On the day Harker students visited, the focus of the event was accounting. This year’s event also featured a tech exhibit showcasing the newest virtual and augmented reality products by Microsoft and others.