Gather, meet, chat, and eat food provided by Groupon and Dev Bootcamp
Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
presented by Zach Olauson
Doing things that are uncomfortable usually aren't the most fun, but they are a great way to learn. Six months ago I was wasting my time playing video games and not pushing myself to learn as much as I should have been. Now I am forcing myself to learn new things everyday, and trying things that I would have never even thought of doing before. I'll talk about how I push myself to learn, and try new things as much as possible, and how we all can learn how to grow by getting comfortable in being uncomfortable.
Zach Olauson is a web developer in Chicago and is a recent graduate from Dev Bootcamp.
Virtue and Web Development
presented by Abraham Sangha
As a new web developer, I expected to be challenged intellectually as I dove into algorithms, data structures, and object-oriented design, but I was disturbed to realize that coding, especially in an Agile workflow, actually challenged me personally. Web development pushes us to our limits, not only of cognition, but of character. Character has been discussed by moral philosophers such as Aristotle, Augustine, and Aquinas using the framework of the cardinal virtues: courage, temperance, justice, and wisdom. We will consider how these virtues apply to our experiences as developers, and how we can grow not only as coders, but as human beings.
Abraham studied virtue in graduate school but lays expert claim to none of them. He survived Dev Bootcamp this summer and is currently developing applications at Apartments.com.
Q&A with Zach & Abraham
Interested in learning how code, curious as where to get started, or want to learn more about Dev Bootcamp? Now is your chance to ask Zach and Abraham about their experience and what they've learned first hand.
Conversation & Drinks
Head over to a local watering hole for continued conversation and drinks.