A Day in the Life of a Web Developer
24

Tuesday, 24 January

5:30 7 pm MST

GA Denver, WeWork LoHi

2420 17th Street, 3rd Floor
Denver, CO 80202
FREE!
Regular Ticket

Questions? Read our FAQs

A Day in the Life of a Web Developer

Gregory Oladipo Photo


Software Engineer

Jeremy Thomas Photo


Denver Software Engineering, Gusto

Jesse Snyder Photo


Senior Software Developer, Baker

Craig Helton Photo


.NET Developer, Vail Resorts

24

Tuesday, 24 January

5:30 7 pm MST

GA Denver, WeWork LoHi

2420 17th Street, 3rd Floor
Denver, CO 80202
FREE!
Regular Ticket

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

It is January and that means change is in the air. Resolutions are written down. New habits are taking root. And at the top of your resolutions list? Career transition.

If you are curious about a new career as a Web Developer, join us for a panel discussion about what day-to-day life looks like in this in-demand field. We will talk about:

  • Various career paths
  • Top skills needed to succeed
  • Companies in Denver hiring web developers
  • Good places to meet other development folks
  • The ups and downs of this career

Bring your questions for our panel of veteran Web Dev. pros. They will give you insight into their roles, help you understand what is needed to get there, and, just maybe, inspire you to make a change.

Join us for insightful discussion, beer, and community.

About the Panelists

Gregory Oladipo Photo

Software Engineer

Gregory Oladipo is a software engineer hailing from Houston, Texas and a recent transplant to Denver, Colorado by way of Chicago, Illinois.

He possesses a peculiar, encyclopedic knowledge of both esoteric and popular jazz music, a fascination with video game musical scores, 80's pop culture, and 70's funk and fashion; tastefully rounded out by a wholesome personality; which is an amalgamation of Bob Ross, Mr. Rogers, and Lavar Burton.

Succinctly, he is a PG-rated technologist, making the world a better place one line of code at a time.

Jeremy Thomas Photo

Denver Software Engineering,
Gusto

I have no business being a software developer. My Liberal Arts degree in Spanish prepared me for a career in the coffee industry, not tech.

But, after teaching myself Java, here I am.

I was a Senior Director of Software Development at a company in San Diego called The Active Network. I was responsible for 12 development teams, and was proud of the organization I ran.

But I always had the desire to "make a dent in the universe" - to use my technology skills to build something that changed people. In 2012 I quit my cushy job and moved to San Francisco to start a company. We raised money. I wrote code - a lot of code. The company didn't work.

So I tried again.

And that company didn't work.

I'm happy to say I've found something that does work. My job is to both write code at and build the Denver engineering team for Gusto.

Jesse Snyder Photo

Senior Software Developer,
Baker

I recently moved to Denver from Oklahoma where I wrote internal tooling for large corporations as well as helped run the first and only developer bootcamp in Oklahoma. I've been programming since I was 12, but have only been a professional software developer for a little over a year and a half. Originally trained as an electrical engineer, I quickly realized after graduating that I was meant to write software, not design hardware. I still dabble in hardware for fun, at home projects, but my first love is definitely writing software.

When I'm not writing Javascript applications, I'm probably snowboarding, camping, riding my bike, or playing Rocket League.

Some other interests of mine are functional programming, cryptography, and glitch and generative art.

Craig Helton Photo

.NET Developer,
Vail Resorts

I grew up in Cincinnati and moved to Arvada 2 years ago. I have been writing software professionally for 4 years and also have several years of data analytics experience. With both of these skill sets, I enjoy using both to optimize web experiences for users and profits for organizations.

Originally starting college as a computer science major, I switched to finance because the debugging process was really bad for me. I did not want to pull out all of my hair looking for a missing semi-colon. Finance introduced me to data analytics and after a couple years, debugging got better and I started re-learning to code. I was able to convince my boss to let me work on the company website and my career as a developer had started. Throughout my Master’s program, I took all the advanced programming classes I could take further growing my love for coding.

In my free time, I enjoy snowboarding, live music and have won awards for playing the saxophone. Now, my only audience is my wife, 2 kids, and our dog.

Refund Policy

Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

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