So You Think You Want to be a Web Developer
25

Monday, 25 March

6:30 7:30 pm GMT

GA London, The Relay Building

1st Floor, 114 Whitechapel High Street
London
FREE!
Regular Ticket

Questions? Read our FAQs

So You Think You Want to be a Web Developer

Danesh Madarbakus Photo


Javascript Engineer, Sky

Mike Harris Photo


Technical Lead, Royal Academy of Arts

Faduma Mohammed Photo


Software Engineer, Condé Nast International

Sandra Okoli Photo


Graduate Web Engineer, ASOS.com

25

Monday, 25 March

6:30 7:30 pm GMT

GA London, The Relay Building

1st Floor, 114 Whitechapel High Street
London
FREE!
Regular Ticket

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

Interested in Web Development? Curious about what the role entails and how it differs depending on where you work?
 Web Developers are one of the hottest properties in the tech industry at the moment. Skills are in high demand and the time for a career change is now! 


In this alumni panel discussion, we will discuss the opportunities, what makes a good web developer, and how you can transition into the field. We will also be answering any burning questions and share with you our tips on what the industry is looking for in 2019.

About the Panelists

Danesh Madarbakus Photo

Javascript Engineer,
Sky

I started my career out of uni in Tech recruitment which is where I got my first exposure to the tech industry. Though I had a successful running spanning around 16 months, I felt mostly unfulfilled and unhappy. I left recruitment and slowly began to explore the opportunity of becoming a developer. After some time I came across General Assembly and felt that they would be the perfect place for me to kick start my career.

I complete the course and after a month or so of doing a bit of independent revision and another month of job searching, I landed my first role in the industry working for a small digital agency called 'DAM Digital'. After a year of grafting in a digi-agency and spending lots of my own time continuously up-skilling in JavaScript, I managed to land a job with Sky.

I currently work on the SkyGo team working on the SkyGo app and I am very happy in my new career. Very grateful to General Assembly for their help in turning my career and life around.

Mike Harris Photo

Technical Lead,
Royal Academy of Arts

I attended General Assembly in 2014 as part of the WDI course. Since then I’ve worked for three different companies: Mammal - a tiny startup doing education software; a couple of years at MOO - the funky business card company; last year I joined the Royal Academy of Arts as the Tech Lead.

For my first career I spent ten years in finance - I drifted into it after university and the years flew by. Learning to code and actively setting out on a new career path has been hard work but invigorating and interesting. Tech is everywhere and you can end up working in some fantastic places. I never thought I’d ever end up in a large arts organisation. The people and atmosphere is very different from my first career.

Faduma Mohammed Photo

Software Engineer,
Condé Nast International

My passion for code is as wild as my curly hair and as relentless as my craving for cake. The problem solving, the ability to go from a blank browser page to full working app and the creativity it allows is what I love most about coding.

Sandra Okoli Photo

Graduate Web Engineer,
ASOS.com

Former digital marketer turned web developer. Learning how to code is the best decision I've made. Technology is constantly evolving which is one of the things I love the most about my job everyday I learn something new.

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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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