Lightning Talks - Your first dev job

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Please RSVP only if you plan to attend the event. We would like to give our sponsor an accurate headcount and space is limited.

Our theme for this month's Lightning Talks is "Your first dev job." The Lightning Talks will be 5-10 minutes.

6:00: Sponsor announcements
6:10: Pamela Bergson - I Only Cried in the Bathroom
6:20: Zeke Nierenberg - What should I look for in my first software engineering job?
6:30: Fen Slattery - How to Differentiate Yourself Using Empathy
6:40: 'Tine Zekis - Career Changers and Impostor Syndrome: Leveraging Your Unique Strengths
6:50: Shamyle Ghazali - To Foo or Tofu - How possessing the mindset of bean curd can put you on the path to programming excellence...
7:00: Jess Unrein - Three Things to Learn the Hard Way
7:10: Brittney Braxton - Journaling as a Dev
7:20: Carly Ho - The Other Side of the Table: An Interviewer's Tips for Getting Your First Dev Job

Food will be provided.

To see how our last lightning talk event went, visit

Interested in speaking? Any and all topics relating to the theme are welcome. Any and all experience levels are welcome to speak (we really mean that!) Please fill out the speaker interest form here:

Deadline to submit is Monday, December 30. Speakers will be notified on or before December 31.

The nature of a 90-minute event means spots will be limited. Talks will be chosen based on how well they relate to the theme of the event as well as trying to balance the variety of content presented among talks.

As always, all attendees are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct (