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Full Stack Developers, Unicorns, and Other Mythical Creatures

Main Presentation: Full Stack Development

Unicorns! Unicorns everywhere! Let's try to understand what full stack developers are, where they live, what they eat and how you can train your own Pokémons to evolve and become this creature of legend. We'll figure out if it's really possible to be a full stack developer, what qualities we're (really) looking for when there's a opening for a position like that and how we could all benefit from at least trying to become full stack developers.

Speaker Bio

Maurício Linhares is a technical lead at Recently transplanted from the jungles of Brazil to the streets of Philadelphia, he works to make sure Neat's infrastructure runs nicely in the cloud, builds backend services in C#, Ruby and Scala and plays around with ReactJS in the front end.

Lightning Talk: Staging a Comeback

After finding myself in a job I hated and seeing my colleagues struggle to find work in a difficult economy, I decided to leave the industry to run my own business. Several years later, my skills woefully stale, I sold the business and began looking for a job. I'll share the highlights of my story and strategies that helped in finding work and coming back to a career I love. 

Speaker Bio 

Anna graduated Temple University with a degree in Math Education and a minor in Computer Science. Her development career has taken many paths, including design, analysis, coding, testing, audit/compliance, and training. Anna is currently a .NET developer and is enjoying focusing on coding and learning the craft.

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  • Maurício L.

    Slides for the talk are available here:

    2 · May 31

    • Leo B.

      Awesome talk Maurício!

      May 31

  • akinbode a.

    :( I just realized I am scheduled to see my Ophthalmologist at 6.30pm today. I was so looking forward to this.

    May 31

  • Ayushman K.

    Driving back to philly. Won't be able to make this one. :/

    May 31

  • Kotaro F.

    UGH!!! I hate this but I'm going to have to miss this as well. Looks to be a great talk!

    1 · May 30

  • Olivia H.

    I won't be able to make this one, but I'm very interested in the talk topics. Will the slides/recordings be available online?

    May 5

    • Sarah G.

      Yep! I think we'll be able to post both a video of the talk and the slides.

      May 6

  • John K.

    This is a question on my mind lately, but sadly I am still in Arkansas. Nine weeks to go. Yay.

    May 5

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