Attaining Your 2022 Career Goals: Hack your Way Into A Software Role | January 20

Free
Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
11:30 pm – 12:30 am EST
New York City (Online)

About This Event

This event is part of Break Into Tech, a FREE week-long virtual festival of career-boosting workshops, panel discussions and interactive events - specially designed to empower current and future job-seekers and career-changers.

Despite popular myths, you can become a software engineer without a college degree in Computer Science. Whether you’re entering the workforce or looking for a career switch, becoming a software engineer is definitely within your grasp—as long as you’re willing to put in the hard work. This event is where we will reveal everything you need to know about what it takes to get your foot in the door and how to get hired as a software engineer.

Come along and hear from our experts who work on softwares day in day out. They will be sharing the lowdowns on their decisions to step into the world of coding, how they used their new skills to transition their career or level-up in their current role, the opportunities and hiring process for software engineers and much more!

About the Instructor

Tanya Butenko Photo

Software Engineer at TillPayments, Founder of Muses Code JS (ex NodeGirls), GDE at Web Technologies, MVP from Microsoft in Developer Technologies category & International Speaker

Former manager, business coordinator and linguist with BA in Arts.

Current software engineer at TillPayments, Muses Code JS (ex-NodeGirls) Founder and lead organizer, Women Who Code Sydney co-org, free coding events enthusiast and mentor.

Started my IT journey 6 years ago - GA graduate Dec 2014. After trying coding first time in my life I couldn't stop and nowadays I do coding at work and in my free time. After years of different specialities coding opened a new doors for me into dynamic IT world that doesn't let me get bored - so many opportunities and cool things that I still want to learn and discover!

All the rest of the time I love to play sports, travel and party.

Jonathan Yang Photo

Senior Software Engineer, Grab

Jonathan started out in 2012 as a web developer at a local web agency, and completed his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science at University of Adelaide thereafter. As technologies evolve and progress over the decade, Jonathan had the opportunity and honour to work and contribute to a handful of organisations and gained relevant skillsets and experience necessary to succeed in the ever-changing industry landscape. Jonathan is currently a senior software engineer at Grab, specialising on projects in the area of product security

Justin Tan Photo

Admissions Producer, General Assembly

Justin is currently the Admission Producer at General Assembly Singapore, where he has been actively pursuing his passion for people–working in business development for the education industry for the last 7 years

He started his journey in the financial industry, later progressing into Tech space and education skills-based professional training and development, working in partnership with universities in Australia, UK, and Singapore, including an info-communications & media statutory board in Singapore, in its goal to future-proof and realign Singapore's workforce towards employment opportunities. This has expanded his experience into the fields of design, marketing, coding, data, and business.

Gabriel Ang Photo

Software Engineer, foodpanda

From the moment I was introduced to programming, I was hooked! And this interest and passion has been growing ever since. My love for programming also extends outside of the work I do on a daily basis, as you can find me fiddling with Arduino boards, building bots on Telegram to help keep track of expenses, or just binging all sorts of geeky tech related Youtube videos.

Looking back, it's been quite the journey thus far! And I am so thankful to have been a part of the tech industry in Singapore. Seeing how the space continues to grow and flourish, just fills my heart with so much excitement and wonder.

Akanksha Gupta Photo

Principal Engineer, Circles.Life

I am someone for whom everyday learning is the fuel to my efficiency. There is no one fit all solution to problems around us, so why no put in our best to evolve and solve :)

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