What we're about

Tech Foundations Louisville is a meetup open to anyone interested in introductory-level topics in technology. This group is dedicated toward those that have some exposure technology and may be new to the industry or hoping to get into it. Our goal is to have speakers and discussion topics that are relevant to everyone interested in technology, whether they're new or an industry veteran. We will have a few minutes before each event to socialize followed by a topic discussion each month.

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Code Louisville Panel Discussion

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Join us for a Q&A session with 3 Code Louisville graduates that have gone on to build a career in software development after participating in the program. Learn from their experiences, understand their journey to break into the tech field.

Jake St. Germain
After 5 years of being a Pediatric ICU Nurse, I decided to pursue a longtime goal of mine and become a software developer. I enrolled in Code Louisville and have taken three classes in Front-End, JavaScript, and C#. I’m a more recent Code Lou success story and all of these classes helped me land a position as a Software Engineer Intern at Health Catalyst. The classes and the job search were difficult but getting that first paycheck in tech definitely made me realize that it was all worth it.

Currently, I have been working on one of our production applications that requires the use of Angular, ASP.NET, and SQL. All of these topics, I was able to pick up quickly on the job thanks to my classes in JavaScript and C#. My hope was to make software that helps people live better lives and HC has certainly fulfilled this goal! I learn so much everyday and I hope to come back to Code Lou as a mentor and even take more classes!

Shannon Beach
When I was 8, my grandma took me to Disney World, and unbeknownst to her, set me on the path to tech. Mickey and Minnie were alright, but nowhere near as cool as the tech. Being an Imagineer was the only career goal I ever had as a child.

Since learning to code, I’ve worked at 3 very large companies, on really cool projects. At GE, I was part of the Connected Appliances team, working on apps for the Connected Appliances Suite, including their Alexa skill. At ViacomCBS, I worked on various websites, concentrating on the video experience. This experience led me to Disney, not as an Imagineer, but as a Video Engineer, supporting Disney+, ESPN+, Star+ and Hulu. The path from inspired child to software engineer wasn’t easy, but it was so worth it.

Shawn Offutt
Formal handyman to problem solver, a non-traditional engineer who has grown throughout their career with a purpose to make products more accessible. I graduated from Code Louisville with the skills necessary to help bridge the gap between inventions and solutions. My short-term goal is to create things that ease the lives of others. Long term, I wish to help revolutionize the Augmented/Virtual Realities.

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Ethics and Artificial Intelligence

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