Building Foundations for Success In Tech Interviews

The Tech Academy Portland
The Tech Academy Portland
Public group

The Tech Academy

310 SW 4th Ave Suite 230 · Portland, OR

How to find us

Second floor to the right, just past the elevators (Suite 230). Follow the signs that say "Tech Talk".


Friday, February 14th, join us at The Tech Academy's downtown campus for food, drinks, and a tech talk with Chris Ling, Data Engineer at Flux!

Whiteboarding exercises, algorithms, data structures, logic puzzles, coding projects, and technical terminology, oh my! These are daunting challenges to face for new engineers looking for their first job in tech, whether you took a traditional or non-traditional path to software. It can be especially frustrating when many in our industry also acknowledge that these styles of interviews don't best represent the day-to-day responsibilities of software engineers.

This talk explores key methods and strategies to help individuals better prepare for their transition to their first software job, with a focus on:

- Building professional development skills applicable to all industries;
- Relating your pre-software background to analogous experiences in the software industry;
- Countering the notion of the "academic gap" with computer science majors by mastery of your projects from bootcamp;
- Appropriately prioritizing and preparing for the necessary evils of whiteboarding without falling prey to doubts and imposter syndrome;


12:40 p.m. Doors open
12:45 p.m. Pizza, Refreshments, and Networking
1:00 p.m. Tech Talk

Please RSVP so we know how much food to provide!


We are always looking for great speakers to come share about their experience in the tech industry. Whether it's your perception of the future of tech, or what you do at the office day to day - if you have a topic that you'd like to share, we want to hear from you!

There is an elevator accessible on the bottom floor that can bring you to the second level. If you have any questions about accessibility, feel free to message us on MeetUp or call our school @ (503)[masked]

We do not have any parking spaces for this space, so make sure you don't forget to pay the meter!