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GDI Panelist Series: A Day in the Life of UX Designers and Developers

GDI Panelist Series: A Day in the Life of UX Designers and Developers


Are you trying to break into the tech field or transition careers? Curious about what its like to work in different technical positions? Looking to hire members for your team? Join us for the four-event GDI Careers speaker series “A Day in the Life” and learn more about important pieces of a tech team.

In our first event of the speaker series, you will hear from a panel of UX designers and developers to discuss their responsibilities and the path that lead them to their profession. They will highlight what their day-to-day responsibilities are like, what they enjoy about the work, and what advice they have for folks looking to enter the field.

This is a 4 part panelist series taking place on Tuesday evening's from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

A $5 donation toward the Girl Develop It scholarship fund is requested to confirm your attendance.

Schedule for the evening:

7:00 - 7:15 Snacks and GDI Intro

7:15 - 8:15 Panelist Perspectives

8:15 - 8:45 Moderated and Open Q&A

8:45 - 9:00 Networking

Upcoming Panels:

A Day in the Life: Salesforce Ecosystem (TBD)

A Day in the Life: Data Analyst / Data Scientist (TBD)

A Day in the Life: Developer (TBD)

Our Panelists:

Christina Mei is an UX designer at the Home Depot. Her short but eventful design journey started after quitting both an art instruction and graphic design position. In her pursuit to find a meaningful career, she plunged full-time into a General Assembly program in NYC. After graduating, she landed in DC and worked on experiences across multiple federal .gov initiatives. She loves exploring new cities, reading, Janelle Monáe, and art museums.

Paige Niedringhaus started her career as a Software Engineer at The Home Depot, and has worked across multiple teams in merchandising and assortment for the past two years as both a full-stack and lead UI developer. Her marketing background and previous digital marketing experience has helped her bring business requirements and UX designs to life in ways that most benefit users today. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, making art, traveling and playing Japanese taiko drums.

Kiayni Spearman is an Associate User Experience Researcher at CareerBuilder. She worked in public health/cancer research before her transition in UX. She previously attended General Assembly’s UX Design part-time program and is a graduate student at DePaul University. Her previous background has helped her provide impactful research that helps with business needs. She is a huge sports fanatic and service advocate. In her free time, you can find her cheering on one of her favorite sports teams, hanging out with family and friends or volunteering for some cause to help make this world a better place.

Julie Taylor is a freelancer and business owner of 38 Squared. She is a UX focused web designer and front-end developer with 20 years of industry experience. Julie is currently a Chapter Leader and teacher for Girl Develop It in Atlanta.

You are not required to bring anything to the class other than your questions!

All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct (

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