The Road to Code
27

Tuesday, 27 February

6:30 8 pm EST

GA Boston

125 Summer Street 13th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
FREE!
Regular Ticket

Questions? Read our FAQs

The Road to Code

Robby Grodin Photo


Sr. Software Engineer, Rapid Prototyping, Solaria Labs

Hartley Brody Photo


Product Developer

Rachel Stevens Photo


Developer, Little Weaver Web Collective

Jennifer Meade Photo


Co-founder, ML Assist

27

Tuesday, 27 February

6:30 8 pm EST

GA Boston

125 Summer Street 13th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
FREE!
Regular Ticket

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

Introduction
We are bringing together some of Boston's programming experts to share their 'Rode to Code'. They will walk through their path to web development, share how to navigate Boston's coding community, and give advice on where to get started.

Why It Matters
The world of web development has a myriad of entry points. You could start out learning to code in Ruby, Python, or maybe even Java. But which language will take you furthest toward achieving your goals? Hear what languages local Boston programming experts believe top the need-to-know list in 2018. You’ll also get the lay of the website- and app-building land, and connect with developers — both aspiring and pro — who can help you find your way.

What You'll Take Away

  • Hear our panel share their 'Road to Code' and get advice on where to begin in Web Development.

  • Touch on fundamental programming languages and tools.

  • Understand the importance of having a growth mindset.

  • Get an introduction to the Boston Web Development community (key events/meetups to attend, people, companies etc.).

About the Speakers

Robby Grodin Photo

Sr. Software Engineer, Rapid Prototyping,
Solaria Labs

Robby started his career building backend services at companies like Wayfair, Visa, Blackberry and Box. In addition to his professional work, he has also conducted research for MIT and Northeastern University. His titles have spanned from Research Engineer, to Data Scientist, to his current role as a Senior Software Developer on the Rapid Prototyping Team at Solaria Labs.

Robby is also an avid educator. He has given lectures at Harvard Business School, Tufts and Northeastern, presented at numerous conferences, and offers one-on-one training and preparation for students seeking to start or advance their careers in the tech sector. Robby holds a dual BS in Computer Science and Electronic Music Composition from Northeastern University.

Hartley Brody Photo

Product Developer

Hartley has 6 years of experience writing software and working with non-technical stakeholders to build products for the web. He has mentored junior engineers at various stages of their career, and also has a tech blog where he writes about web, tech and product related topics. Earlier in his career, he was a marketer at HubSpot, and now focuses on emerging tech trends like chat bots and cyber security.

Rachel Stevens Photo

Developer,
Little Weaver Web Collective

Jennifer Meade Photo

Co-founder,
ML Assist

Jennifer is an expert in product development. She has more than two decades of experience designing and developing innovative, award-winning commercial applications for enterprises and consumers. Her passion for technology was inspired by an introduction into programming as a teen, and she’s parlayed her knowledge and zeal for cutting-edge technology into product marketing, product management, and engineering leadership roles ever since. Today, Jen is co-founder of a start-up in the machine learning space, focusing on helping retailers to leverage big data to deliver exceptional, personalized customer experiences. Previously, she was CTO at an enterprise software company that developed security, compliance and business software for customers in highly regulated industries. Jennifer is also a mentor and advocate for early STEM education and participates in a number of organizations and events that help promote greater diversity in the technology industry.

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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