In such a male-dominated field, she found it hard to form new friendships with women.
Services like Meetup, which encourage strangers to get together and participate in an activity, weren't as targeted she would like.
But in big cities like New York and Los Angeles that are filled with young, transient populations, the idea of using technology to connect with new friends is gaining steam.
Poole moved to San Francisco after college to work in the tech industry.
All your emails are read and the good TV is over for the night. You bring your laptop out of hibernation and start to scroll.