(We are alternating advanced and beginner content. This month's event is aimed at beginners or women coming back to the field!)
*Rescheduled from last month's flood!*
Very often we get questions about how to get IN (or back in) to programming. Sometimes ladies are surprised to hear that many successful programmers out there were not Computer Science (CS) majors in school, but came to coding in a variety of ways!
Hear several such stories from successful women coders in our community - none of whom studies programming in school. Ask questions about the pitfalls, challenges, what they love, and learn about the exciting things they're doing today. Bring your questions! Join us for a fun, relaxing, and interactive evening.
6:00-6:30 - Grab pizza and chat with awesome women
6:30-6:45 - Welcome and housekeeping
6:45-7:30 - "What? You weren't a CS major?" Panel
7:30-8:00 - Open Q&A
8:00 - All done!
Elaine took a big leap into programming - literally! She moved across the country to take a coding internship at Commerce Kitchen in Denver, after a successful career in...marketing! Why did she make the switch and what is she up to now? Learn from this active lady who also runs Lady Coders and Girl Geek Dinners.
Laura was a GIS engineer before deciding to move into programming. She joined G School, coded like crazy, and now is the newest member of the QuickLeft team. Was the schooling worth it? What about her path would she recommend? Gain a heap of insight from this easy-going and fun gal!
From Spanish major to...engineer at Gnip? Hear about Shannon's evolution into coding -- how she grew her own skills to eventually get through one of the toughest interview processes in town.
Anne's background is as varied as her skills are sharp! From Chemical engineering, to a Masters in Fine Arts, to programming! Find out how Anne focuses her creativity into code.
Please Note: This group is only open to people that identify as women. Emphatically queer- and trans-friendly