ABQ DevFest with CNM Ingenuity Deep Dive

Q Station, 3225 Central Avenue Northeast, Albuquerque, 87106

GDG Albuquerque

Albuquerque Google Developers Group is partnering with CNM Ingenuity's Deep Dive Bootcamps to provide a Student Showcase from Java+Android and Data Science bootcamps. Plus Keynote presentations from community leaders David Tenorio and Elisa Valdez de Ramirez. With a post event happy hour at Bosque Brewing Co. Public House - Nob Hill!

Dec 8, 2023, 11:00 PM – Dec 9, 2023, 3:00 AM

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Key Themes

AndroidCareer DevelopmentCommunity BuildingDataDevFestInclusionMachine Learning

About this event

Join us Friday December 8th for our celebration Albuquerque's diverse software development community! 
Albuquerque Google Developers Group in partnership with CNM Ingenuity's Deep Dive Bootcamp is celebrating Albuquerque's tech community. 

Featuring a Deep Dive Student Showcase from:

  • Java + Android 

    Samantha Morales, Marco Estrada & Camilo Melendez

    The graffiti app allows users to collaboratively create art on a canvas with varied colors and brushes. Users can modify brush properties, change backgrounds, save canvases, and interact with others. Features include requesting to join rooms, kicking users, and tracking contributions with history and indicators. Additionally, users can invite others through links and observe the time elapsed since canvas creation.

  • Data Science 

    Brooks Burkhead & Christopher Romero

    We are using eBird dataset (https://ebird.org/home) to explore questions about bird migration in NewMexico! Specifically, we are looking at points in time where there is a bigshift in migratory bird observations in New Mexico (like the Canada goose starting to appear in the fall). We will analyze these points from the entire timeline of the dataset to identify potential trends/patterns.

  Keynote presentations

  • David Tenorio (Software Engineer, Google) - Intro to A.I. in Software Development
    LLM-powered technology like Chat-GPT and Github Copilot have exploded into popularity this year and the sooner devs add them to their toolkit, the better off they'll be. In this talk, David Tenorio will guide viewers through this technology, explaining what they are and offering tips on how to integrate them into your development workflow. This description was not written using AI.

     David Tenorio is a software engineer who loves talking all things DEI. Before working at Google, he taught at a coding bootcamp in his hometown of Albuquerque, NM, focusing on helping members of underrepresented groups get into STEM. He's inspired by the power of collective action and is a proud member of the Alphabet Workers Union.

  • Elisa Valdez de Ramirez (Senior Engineering Manager, Strava) - The essentials of kick-starting and growing your career in tech
    In this talk, we'll dive into the essentials of kick-starting and growing your career in tech. We'll cover practical job search tactics, making your resume pop, and acing tech interviews. Expect insider tips on networking, scoring mentorship, and effective job hunting strategies. Plus, we'll touch on staying ahead in the ever-evolving tech landscape. It's a real-deal guide for anyone looking to make their mark in tech.

    Bio: Elisa Valdez de Ramirez has carved a unique niche in the tech industry, starting with her studies in graphic design and illustration at the Art Center Design College in Albuquerque and evolving into a career in software engineering. She's been instrumental in setting up Lavu's first product design and front-end teams and has influenced engineering departments at Northrop Grumman, RE/MAX, and now Strava, where she's working on enhancing athlete-focused features. Beyond her technical skills, Elisa is a dedicated advocate for diversity in tech, actively supporting the femme-identifying, Latiné, and LGBTQ+ communities. Outside of her professional life, she's a plant-based athlete who loves cycling, sport climbing, and relaxing with video games, music, or art. Elisa's journey highlights continuous growth, inclusivity, and a passion for making technology more human-centric.

Friday December 8th 

4:00pm - 8:00pm


   Q Station 

3225 Central Ave NE

Albuquerque, NM 87106

Post Event Happy Hour @ Bosque Brewing Co. Public House - Nob Hill 
8:00 - 9:00 pm
106 Girard Blvd SE B, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Sponsored by: 

Encantado Technical Solutions’ purpose is to help our federal civilian, intelligence and defense customers resolve our nation’s most urgent priorities and challenges through open collaboration, fostering innovation and delivering effective services and solutions to ensure their mission success. We are committed to creating opportunities to positively impact our people, our customers, and our communities.

About Our Partners: 

Q Station is designed to allow government, businesses, academia and organizations to collaborate, create and innovate in new ways. It is a place where the strengths of all these groups can be leveraged for greater impact. This can include collaboration on cutting-edge technology, creating new opportunities for businesses to work with the government and developing innovative solutions for commercial and government markets.


Deep Dive is a flagship program of CNM Ingenuity, a non-profit organization that promotes the public welfare and prosperity of individuals and fosters economic development within both the private and public sectors on behalf of Central New Mexico Community College.

Deep Dive teaches the fundamentals of technology-focused topics in short-term, immersive “bootcamp” settings, preparing learners for new jobs in emerging and in-demand fields. The program is ideal for unemployed and displaced workers, anyone looking to “skill-up” quickly and/or change careers, young adults seeking a non-traditional/college education, corporations looking to re-skill existing employees or recruit new ones, and schools, organizations, and companies looking to license Deep Dive Accelerator Partners.

This life-changing, award-winning and cost-efficient program provides a swift path to completion, addresses all skill levels, has a supportive alumni network, and boasts a high job success rate for graduates.  

STEMBoomerang New Mexico has helped hundreds of professionals and New Mexico graduates find great careers close to home. Our network spans the biological sciences, engineering, aerospace, defense, math, physics, technology and more. https://stemboomerang.org/

Rubber Ducks is a networking, social, & educational group centered around female-identifying and non-binary adults in STEM. 

Techqueria is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving the largest global community of Latiné professionals in tech.



December 8 – 9, 2023
11:00 PM – 3:00 AM UTC


  • David Tenorio


    Software Engineer

  • Elisa Valdez De Ramirez


    Senior Engineering Mangager


Encantado Technical Solutions logo

Encantado Technical Solutions

CNM Ingenuity logo

CNM Ingenuity

Q Station logo

Q Station

STEM Boomerang New Mexico logo

STEM Boomerang New Mexico


  • Timothy Beck


  • Michael Zbrozek


  • John Johnson-Rodgers


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