I am a 15 year active duty US Navy veteran that worked for Naval Intelligence as a Chinese Linguist and Training Mgr. After getting out with an honorable discharge I went back to college, but not for long as while there I came up with, tested and developed an algorithm that matches cool people with other cool people. After a year and a half of testing I started Get Social - The new old-fashioned way to meet people, which I am the Co-founder and MIH man (Make It happen Man) of. I am also a steering committee member of TechSparks: a social forum for Entrepreneurs, in Pasadena. A Startup Weekend (SW) Facilitator and lead organizer of multiple events included the first ever SW geared toward underserved high school and college students. Most recently I have "unofficially" partnered with the Pasadena NAACP to help empower and teach underserved kids in the area about the opportunities available in the vibrant Pasadena tech and startup world. With the help of the local NAACP, Innovate Pasadena and the community, we will change the face of tech while helping our future to not simply consume content, but to be the creators of it.
GA Lunch Break: Transition Into Tech
Join a panel of developers who have taken the leap into full time tech careers to hear how they did it - and the advice they'd give themselves if they could go back in time.