Remote Revolution: Real Career Changes in a Virtual World
22

Thursday, 22 October

12 1 pm EDT

GA Raleigh (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
FREE!
Regular Ticket

In Partnership With:

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Remote Revolution: Real Career Changes in a Virtual World | October 22

Will Winston Photo


UX Researcher, Obvi Design (Contract Project)

Vikram Sharma Photo


Software Engineer, SURVICE Engineering

August McConnell Photo


Web Developer, Measurement Incorporated

Natalie Contreras Photo


Adobe Digital Academy Program Manager, Adobe

22

Thursday, 22 October

12 1 pm EDT

GA Raleigh (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
FREE!
Regular Ticket

In Partnership With:

Adobe XD logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

The new normal calls for a new classroom. Join General Assembly and Adobe for a panel discussion on what it’s really like to learn online and transition careers in a remote world. Led by industry professionals who have already made the change, they'll separate fact from fiction with an unfiltered look at the online classroom experience. Bring your questions — class is almost in session!

About the Panelists

Will Winston Photo

UX Researcher,
Obvi Design (Contract Project)

Will Winston is a Qualitative Researcher, Media Producer, and Software Engineer. With a background in sociocultural anthropology, Winston applies ethnographic techniques to user experience research, cultural analysis in tech and media, and independent multimedia content production work. Winston's area interests cover: social theory and practice in a technologically mediated world (tech use and implementation within different communities); compassionate research in digital product development; creative multi-format storytelling; and software engineering as an artistic toolset.

Vikram Sharma Photo

Software Engineer,
SURVICE Engineering

August McConnell Photo

Web Developer,
Measurement Incorporated

Starting as an IT Workstation Assistant, August learned at the beginning of her career the joy and satisfaction she found in helping others achieve their goals. Resolving user problems whether hardware or software related, she realized there was often a disconnect in how software was written and how it was actually used in the field. August began documenting these reemerging user themes, creating WIKIs and conducting user training sessions. Armed with this knowledge as a Programmer Analyst, she began using SDKs to automate tedious business processes resulting in reduced cost and increased user productivity. Now as a Software Engineer with 20 years of experience in technology, August seeks to continually bridge the gap between user expectation, productivity and design theory; providing a solution-based approach to solve user problems.

Natalie Contreras Photo

Adobe Digital Academy Program Manager,
Adobe

Natalie’s efforts to make the technology ecosystem more diverse and inclusive are informed from her own experience and understanding of the complexities as a Bay Area native breaking into tech. With her experience in education and non-profit curriculum development with local Bay Area non-profits, she is bringing an innovative approach and unique perspective on how to bridge diverse BIPOC communities in the innovation space. As a former alum, Natalie is excited to share her insights now in a supporting role as Program Manager for the Adobe Digital Academy.

About Our Partners

Adobe XD

Only Adobe gives everyone — from emerging artists to global brands — everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences. Creative Cloud delivers the world’s leading creative desktop tools, mobile apps, and services such as Adobe Stock images. It connects them seamlessly together with their assets through CC Libraries, enabling users to work effortlessly across desktop and mobile devices for connected creative workflows. Featuring apps such as Adobe XD, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator, Creative Cloud helps people produce their best work—and the value of membership increases all the time through exclusive product and service offerings and feature updates.

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