Getting your first tech job as a college dropout

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A career strategy talk by a first generation Asian-American from an immigrant family that emphasized traditional higher education but then decided otherwise - dropping out of college in his senior year

This talk will tell his story and strategies on achieving the ultimate goal of becoming a Software Engineer

Attendees will walk away with:
- A toolbelt to ensure your success in every interaction
- Strategies to give you a leg up when Networking
- What interviewers look for outside of coding skills

Steve Chen is a Software Engineer in Test at Framebridge. He currently works with Ruby on Rails across distributed teams, systems, and internal tooling. He also moonlights as a Product Manager on Booster. His resume includes software development on internal tools at GrubHub, on-demand delivery jobs, freelancing, and 4-ish startups.

He's also hosted/organized meetups such as DCJS, NodeSchool, and DC Code & Coffee. In his spare time, you can see him zipping around on his electric skateboard, fly fishing in MD, or at your local DC meetup!