Launch Your Career As a Software Engineer: A Panel of Pros
7

Tuesday, 7 July

7 9 pm EDT

GA Washington D.C. (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
FREE!
Regular Ticket

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Launch Your Career As a Software Engineer: A Panel of Pros | July 7

Scott Moakes Photo


Lead Game Developer, Groove Jones

Nikki Johnston Photo


Sr. Technical Recruiter, Lucid

Summer Tomaseski Photo


Sr. Software Consultant , Nexrage Studios Custom Software

Adrian Vender Photo


Software Engineer Instructor, General Assembly

Shaina Kaur Photo


Technical Recruiter, Amazon

7

Tuesday, 7 July

7 9 pm EDT

GA Washington D.C. (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
FREE!
Regular Ticket

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

What kind of career opportunities are out there for software engineers and how do you get there?

We know that developers come from different backgrounds and the paths that they’ve taken to launch their careers can look quite different. If you’re curious about how to get started or just looking for tips, General Assembly is proud to present a panel of experts to share their insight: from first steps into the field and key practices for landing a job.

Join us to hear from a panel of professional developers about how to kick start your career in software engineering and virtually network with future developers and seasoned pros.

Preparation

  • Bring any questions you may have for team leaders, hiring managers, or professionals who are currently in the industry. These questions can be answered at the panel discussion.

  • This event is taken completely online via Zoom.

  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with strong internet connection.

  • Event set up information will be emailed to all signed up the day before the event launches.

About the Panelists

Scott Moakes Photo

Lead Game Developer,
Groove Jones

Scott is senior game developer and director whose work spans over 35 games and interactive experiences. Creating games for PC, mobile phones, consoles, VR headsets and internet browsers, Scott has seen his games celebrated to some of the highest prestige with multiple games reaching #1 on the Apple App Store rankings worldwide. Now focusing on Virtual Reality at Groove Jones, Scott aims to bring his expertise in game development and design to a new medium and push the limits of what’s possible in another reality.

Nikki Johnston Photo

Sr. Technical Recruiter,
Lucid

Summer Tomaseski Photo

Sr. Software Consultant ,
Nexrage Studios Custom Software

I'm a professional Software Developer with over a decade of experience. Started with 10 years of Java/C#, then jumped to JavaScript for a change of pace! Currently exploring React.js.

Warm, friendly, and holistic approach to enterprise software design. I always strive to remove pain points and empower others when I'm on a project. Contact me for any opportunities needing help. I can lead, mentor, and write the code myself. Anything to get the project complete!

When I'm not on the job, I tinker with new technologies or work on video games. I encourage you to look at my Github - I am always updating it - proof that I love code and learning!

I am also an organizer for non-profit Dallas Society of Play (501c) - it's a collective of game developers that host events and talks to empower them. I've been helping run the club for over 6 years, and we meet at least once a month! Our meetup page is close to 1,000 members, now. :)

http://dallassocietyofplay.org/

Other - I'm a bit of a keyboard nerd. I use a split ErgoDox using the Colemak layout. Can't go back.

Other other - My husband is Polish; it's pronounced "Tom-ah-ses-ski".

Adrian Vender Photo

Software Engineer Instructor,
General Assembly

Adrian is a seasoned (15+ years of digital), industry-recognized marketing strategist, with a heavy emphasis on digital/interactive marketing and analytics. Adrian enjoys merging a highly operational/technical background with a passion for results-driven marketing campaigns. Adrian also has a love for teaching and mentoring, which involves speaking at industry conferences and educating people in the office.

Responsible for developing and optimizing marketing and branding campaigns across digital marketing (paid and organic search, display, social media, email), field marketing and corporate communications channels. Devoted to developing highly-engaging storytelling through web and interactive media. Implementation and management of lead generation and nurturing strategies with marketing automation tools. Diligent focus on Analytics strategies to provide operational validation and guidance for overall marketing efforts. Overall, Adrian is dedicated to successfully establishing sustainable processes to get customers 'To'​ and 'Through'​ your business.

Most importantly, Adrian is a team-focused manager and strives to leverage everybody's unique abilities and traits to achieve individual and organizational success.

Notable Speaking Accomplishments:
MozCon 2015
State of Search - Dallas 2017
MozCon Ignite 2016
eMetrics Chicago 2016
ERA Great Ideas Summit 2016
SMX West 2012, 2015
SMX East 2011, 2014
IMA Impact 2014
Content Marketing World 2014
Interactive Day San Diego 2014
Instructor for Cardinal Path Training Academy (2009-2012)

Specialties: Speaking, Web analytics, Google Analytics, Tableau, Power BI, Google Cloud Services, SEO, SEM/PPC, Marketo, Marketing Automation, Conversion Optimization, PHP, MySQL, AJAX, HTML/CSS, jQuery

Shaina Kaur Photo

Technical Recruiter,
Amazon

I hire engineering talent for Amazon. I partner with hiring managers, recruiting coordinators, leads, and HR. I source and screen candidates, and prep and coach them for interviews.

Specialties: Sourcing candidates, cold calling, social media, interviewing, interview preparation/coaching, applicant tracking systems, web-based and social media searching (Boolean, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook), customer relationship management, events planning, project planning, and marketing strategies.

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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