This event is for anyone who has Googled:
- How do I get into tech?
- What coding bootcamps are near me?
- Is a coding bootcamp the right choice for me?
No one can make that decision better than yourself, but this event will give attendees the opportunity to listen to a moderated panel of Coding Bootcamp representatives available to answer relevant questions.
After the panel, questions submitted by members during the first half hour of the event will be answered.
Even if you're not looking to currently attend a coding bootcamp, this is a great opportunity to connect to the growing tech scene in DFW!
Bootcamps attending include: DevMountain Dallas, Flat Iron School, Platform by Per Scholas and SMU Bootcamp.
Food will be provided by our sponsor Alto Rideshare.
By coming to Casual Code and Connect you are agreeing to our Code of Conduct. (https://github.com/WomenWhoCode/guidelines-resources/blob/master/code_of_conduct.md).
About our Sponsor:
Thank you to Capital Factory +The DEC for sponsoring event space in 2019 for Women Who Code. Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas. They meet the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introduce them to their first investors, employees, mentors and customers. Learn more at: https://www.capitalfactory.com/
Sandra Rodgers is a former high school English and ESL teacher who taught for 7 years in Asia, including stints at international schools in China, Japan, and Malaysia. She has recently taken on a new adventure: career change to web developer. She enrolled in the Dev Mountain immersive Web Development bootcamp in January, completing the program in April. She now works as a mentor at Dev Mountain and continues to cultivate her new web development skills. A year ago, she never imagined she would know how to code; now, it’s her obsession and she’s completely in love with this new life path she is on.
Netreia McNulty has worked as the Student Success Manager for the SMU Tech Bootcamp programs since January 2017. Since then, the partnership between SMU and Trilogy Education Services has grown to not only include the Coding Bootcamp, but the Trilogy Coding Online, Coding Full-Time, and Data Science programs. As the Student Success Manager, Netreia is in a role that allows her to fully support the student experience both inside and outside the classroom by serving as an active student advocate, instructional coach, and program liaison.
Joy has a 16-year corporate training background, working primarily with government clients and law enforcement agencies. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She has completed a coding boot camp from the Coding Dojo, building applications in 3 full-stack languages. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, cooking, and spending time with her fiancé, pets, and family. She’s also known for entertaining her classes with a bit of song and dance.
Born in Dallas, Texas, Lincoln Stephens is a long time education advocate, social entrepreneur, and also a proud father. He has been recognized as one of Advertising Age's top 40 marketing leaders under 40, Ebony Magazine's top entrepreneurs under 34, and the Dallas Business Journal's Minority Business Leader Award.
In 2008, Lincoln leveraged his experience working at an advertising firm and volunteering with organizations including African American Leaders of Tomorrow, Dallas Urban League Young Professionals and YMCA, and co-founded The Marcus Graham Project. This non-profit organization focused on bringing more diversity to the advertising industry through mentorship, exposure and career development. Lincoln has recently been appointed as Campus Director for WeWork’s Flatiron School in Dallas, where he looks forward to continuing to increase access to education, and driving diversity both in the workplace, and in the tech industry.