Aliens in IT

Span Centar Kibernetičke Sigurnosti, 32 Savska cesta, Zagreb, 10000

Explore the transition from diverse backgrounds to the core of IT expertise, examining the value of varied educational paths in an ever-evolving industry.

Mar 15, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

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Key Themes

Career DevelopmentCommunity BuildingInclusionNetworking

About this event

Explore the transition from diverse backgrounds to the core of IT expertise, examining the value of varied educational paths in an ever-evolving industry. Engage with professionals who shifted from fields like journalism, graphic design, psychology, and architecture into roles spanning development, cyberpsychology, project management, and UI/UX design.


06:00 PM: Gathering & Intro


06:15 PM: Introduction lecture 

"The Switch - everybody wants to be IT", Maja Šnajdar, PM@Span

The IT industry is considered to be one of the most welcoming to all sorts of professionals, but is it truly so? It's a long ride from the outsider to IT expert. Entry into IT is just the first battle of many. Even then, old labels of a non-tech, non-dev stick, many are still distrustful as these colleagues don't have a formal industry education. In the age of fast-paced progress and AI, it is evident diverse professionals and their unique mindsets are needed in this disruptive age. So, take a seat, listen to their stories, and engage in the conversation.


06:30 PM: Panel

"The Switch: From Non-Tech to IT"

"At the start of their careers, they couldn't have foreseen becoming IT experts. Join the conversation on how the switch happened and the value of diverse educational backgrounds in challenging days of the IT industry. Meet professionals who transitioned from journalism, graphic design, psychology, and architecture to development, cyberpsychology, project management, and UI/UX design."

Panelists
Karlo Marinović (Flutter @Decode),
Tina Fišić (former RH Google ambassador, cyberpsychologist),
Elvis Mehmedović (founder and UI/UX designer @Resonate),
Maja Šnajdar (Project manager @Span)

Hosted By
Maja Šnajdar (SW Project manager @Span)


07:45 PM: Networking


Note: We will conduct this event in English to accommodate the diverse audience, including individuals from various backgrounds who are interested in the activities of this group and potentially the topic.
How to find us
Savska cesta 32, Hoto toranj, 1. kat, Span Centar Kibernetičke Sigurnosti

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When

When

Friday, March 15, 2024
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM UTC

Agenda

Gathering & Intro
The Switch - everybody wants to be IT
The Switch: From Non-Tech to IT (panel)
Networking

Partners

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Span

Palčići logo

Palčići

EPAM logo

EPAM

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Uber

Organizers

  • Sandro Lovnički

    SciPly

    Flutterer

  • Marko Filipović

    self-employed

    Organizer

  • Mario Vegh

    Organizer

  • Petra Brčić

    A1

    Data Scientist

  • Antonio Hadrović

    Organizer

  • Maja Šnajdar

    Organizer

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