3333 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO
(We are trying to alternate advanced and beginner topics. This month's topic is geared towards beginner programmers or those re-entering the field!)
Are you interested in getting into programming but you weren't a Computer Science (CS) major in school? Did you take a career detour and are curious about getting back to programming? Wondering how to make a jump to the (awesome) technical world?
Join us this month to hear from 3 fantastic female programmers who all came to the field from a NON-CS background (and are loving it). They'll join us to share their 3 very different routes, including: how they got started, what they learned, and the fascinating things they're working on today! If you're moving into programming or wanting to learn more, this is a panel you won't want to miss.
6:00-6:30pm - Grab pizza and chat with awesome ladies
6:30-7:30pm - "What? You weren't a CS major?" Panel
7:30-7:55pm - Open Q&A
7:55pm - Wrap up and thanks
8pm - All done!
Elaine Marino - Former Marketing Manager turned Ruby programmer. Not only is Elaine seriously courageous - taking a cross-country leap to a Ruby internship at Commerce Kitchen - she's also an enthusiastic supporter of women in tech, head of LadyCoders Boulder and the co-organizer of Girl Geek Dinners Boulder/Denver
Laura Steadman - Former GIS engineer turned newly minted programmer at QuickLeft. Laura also took a courageous move to Denver, decided to make the leap to programming, joined g school, and after a whirlwind 6 months found a job at one of Boulder's most beloved web dev shops.
Anne Gatchell - From Chemical Engineer, to art classes in an MFA to...engineer at Gnip! Anne's creativity is as top notch as her background is diverse (and she mixes colors like a pro!) Learn how Anne approached her coding career move and the interesting work she's doing today.
Pizza will be provided by Thoughtbot
Drinks will be provided by Gnip
Thanks to Rally for hosting us!
Please Note: This group is only open to people that identify as women. Emphatically queer- and trans-friendly.
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