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#CodeRush: A Panel on Tech Education

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Once upon a time in the wild wild west there was a rush for gold, now on the world wide web there is a rush to code. #DevTO presents a panel on tech education featuring 7 professionals employed in academia. This special panel discussion will cover what we have coined the #coderush, and this desire to learn to code, but more specifically the different educational paths available in becoming a programmer - be it post secondary or not.

Join us for a spirited session on the status quo on tech education.

** We have a limited number of spots reserved for students currently registered in college, university or bootcamp programs. If the current capacity is sold out please make sure to indicate you are a student in your profile when you RSVP for the waiting list. **

Heather Payne is the CEO of HackerYou, Canada's original programming bootcamp and to date, the only one of dozens around North America that was founded by women.

Julie Haché is the CTO & Head of Instruction at Bitmaker Labs. She aims to provide the best learning environment and curriculum focused on career-readiness.

Shanta Nathwani is an IT and Social Media Consultant and an Instructor in Web Design and CCIT Capstone at Sheridan College. She teaches students and small businesses how to use their websites and social media to increase their online presence.

Josh Borts is a co-founder at Lighthouse Labs, the first Canada-wide 8 week developer bootcamp, where he focuses on strategy and growth. He is also the co-founder Functional Imperative, a web and mobile agency where he is currently the managing partner.

Sumit Bhatia is the Program Coordinator for the Digital Media Arts and Interactive Media Design programs at Seneca College. He is also a professor in Digital Media arts, Interactive Media Design and Creative Advertising Programs.

Haris Mahmood is a web developer and instructor based in Toronto. He is a mentor for various courses at HackerYou, and a content lead and instructor at Ladies Learning Code.

Mark-Anthony Karam instructs graphic design and web design courses for the Professional & Continuing Education programs at Humber College. Mark is also the Program Coordinator for the Graphic Design for Print & Web Advanced Certificate program.