Past Meetup

Front End Developers: Getting Hired and Landing That Dream Gig

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We're going to change things up this month - in lieu of our typical presentation format, we're bringing in a panel of experts in the industry responsible for hiring or placing front end developers.

This is your chance to learn what it takes to either land that first job or snag that dream job straight from the people doing the hiring. Bring your questions as we'll have an extended Q/A session.

Our panelists for the evening are:

Adriana Ganos, Recruiting Manager at Rue La La

After 6 years as a tech recruiter at Winter Wyman, Adriana transitioned to an internal role at Rue La La. She brings with her a wealth of experience helping build the tech teams of numerous local software companies at various stages of growth as well as helping Rue La La expand it's world class talent.

Gary Garceau, Head of Technical Recruiting at Brightcove.

Brightcove is a Boston based software company that provides a family of SaaS products used to publish and and distribute the world's professional digital media for more than 6,000 high-profile customers, including NYT, Conde Nast, Fox and Sony Music. Gary moved into HR/recruiting 5 years ago when he joined Brightcove... before that he was a software engineer and technology manager.

Kate O'Connor, Account Executive and Recruiter for Onward Search

Kate’s been recruiting and staffing interactive positions with companies and creative agencies throughout greater Boston for the past 4 years. Prior to that, she spent years in in-house and agency positions designing and developing for the Front End. She is passionate about standards-based HTML 5, responsive design and matching up talented people with exciting opportunities.

We've had a last minute change on the panel -

Cort Johnson, Director at Terrible Labs will be taking the fourth chair.

Cort has been building and evangelizing web and mobile based products for the last seven years. At Terrible Labs, he runs point on client projects and handles all potential clients interested in working with the Terrible Labs team. When not at Terrible Row, Cort works with the Boston startup community through DartBoston (

Thanks to our Sponsors for providing space, food and drink.