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Value of Apprenticeships: Chad Pytel, thoughtbot & Dave Hoover, Dev Bootcamp

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This event will also be live streamed for those unable to attend. Online participants will be able to ask the presenters questions through moderated chat. Live Stream Registration 

Join Chad Pytel, CEO of thoughtbot and creator of and Dave Hoover, co-founder of Dev Bootcamp and author of "Apprenticeship Patterns: Guidance for the Aspiring Software Craftsman" for a Fireside Chat on the value of apprenticeships in our growing tech economy. 

Hear from Chad and Dave about the birth of the "Developer Apprentice" program at thoughtbot and how apprenticeships can be invaluable for developers and employers.

Event Schedule:

6:30 - 7:00 Registration, Networking and Drinks
7:00 - 8:00 Presentation and Q&A  Live Stream 7:00-8:00 PM
8:00 - 9:00 Networking, Food and Drink Chad Pytel
Founder and CEO, thoughtbot

Chad is a developer and the founder and CEO of thoughtbot, a software development firm that specializes in building great applications with Ruby on Rails, the creators of many popular open source libraries and services, and the Metis Ruby on Rails Bootcamp. thoughtbot now has offices in Boston, San Francisco, New York City, Stockholm, Denver, Philadelphia, Austin, and Raleigh.
Three year ago, thoughtbot created a thriving apprenticeship program,, which has helped over 40 developers and designers go on to join thoughtbot and other amazing employers as senior level developers and designers. 

Dave Hoover
Co-Founder, Dev Bootcamp
Co-Author, Apprenticeship Patterns
Dave is self-taught software developer who published many of the techniques he found effective during his career transition in the book he co-authored, Apprenticeship Patterns. Dave started an apprenticeship program at a consultancy (Obtiva) in 2007 and helped evolve the program for 5 years. Dave became a co-founder of Dev Bootcamp in 2012 and launched Dev Bootcamp Chicago in 2013 (other locations are in SF and NYC). Part of Dave's job at DBC is to coach development teams and software companies in how to start apprenticeship programs.

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