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Our first guest speaker, Anu Sharma, has worked as a Quality Assurance Lead at Google, a Mobile Testing Specialist for Alaska Airlines, and as an IT trainer. She also co-founded the start-up Techwallet. Currently, Anu is the full-time mother of a 6-year-old son. In hour 1, Anu will be introducing Object-Relational Mapping (ORM). ORM is a technique that lets you query and manipulate data from a database using an object-oriented paradigm. When talking about ORM, most people are referring to a library, like Hibernate for Java, that implements the Object-Relational Mapping technique, hence the phrase "an ORM". An ORM library is a completely ordinary library written in your language of choice that encapsulates the code needed to manipulate the data. As a result, you don't use SQL anymore—you interact directly with an object in the same language you're using. In our 2, our second guest speaker, Joseph Pallechio, will give a talk on Test Driven Development (TDD) and Pair-Programming. Joseph is a graduate from Green River College's software development program and currently works as a software developer at Boeing. Join us!
Our guest speaker, Hannah Ostrander, is an Associate Product Manager at Indeed.com. Prior to Indeed, Hannah worked as a Technical Program Manager at Expedia and is a graduate from Seattle University's computer science program. During this meetup, she'll give a talk on A/B Testing. Join us!
By popular demand, the one and only Garrick West is back for another "Surviving Your First Technical Interview" -themed meetup on May 8th! West is an Agile XP Developer and Technical Coach, as well as an advocate and practitioner of Agile practices including test driven development (TDD), pair programming, continuous integration (CI), direct customer involvement, and iterative delivery. During this interactive talk, West will discuss interview do's and don'ts, offer tips and tricks to being successful, and walk volunteers through short whiteboarding and other interviewing exercises. Bring a pen or pencil if you would like to hand-code your own answers while volunteers whiteboard. We will provide plenty of white paper.
At our June meetup, Class of '19 graduates from Green River College's Bachelor of Applied Science in Software Development will take center stage to present a collection of software products they created during the 6-month capstone phase of their degree program. This will be a fun opportunity to see students in action, demoing their work, and reflecting on the social and technical complexities that go into building software. Meetup members, technical recruiters, and hiring managers alike are welcome to attend this "flipped" career event to provide product feedback to graduates.