The Learning Journey to Tech - A Panel Discussion

Women Techmakers Berlin
Tue, May 19, 2020, 6:30 PM (CEST)

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About this event

Working in tech comes with constant learning, getting into tech is yet another journey to embark on.
We will be talking about the journeys Jessica, Heike, Maija and Meredith embarked on and what they've learned along the way.

★ Agenda ★
18:30 - Welcome & WTMB Intro by Corina
18:35 - 20:05 - Panel Discussion (including Q&A)

★ Jessica Greene - Self Learner ★
Jessica Greene is a backend developer at interested in cloud computing, devops, K8s, AI, data visualisation & IoT! She codes mainly in Go, Python & JavaScript. A self taught/community taught developer find her at local Meetups or at climate marches!

★ Heike Quosdorf - graduated Data Science course @ Spiced Academy ★
Heike Quosdorf works as software engineer for Dolby Laboratories. With many years of professional experience in the film industry she is now developing image processing and analysis tools in Python with a strong focus on QA & software testing. Participating in a coding bootcamp ("Data Science" - Spiced Academy) and having the support of a local tech community was part of the foundation for a career change into tech.

★ Maija Perfiljeva - graduated UX Designer course @ CareerFoundry ★
With a background in instructional design and people development, Maija is an EdTech product designer and has recently led the launch of the cardiology learning platform. With over a decade of experience in coaching and mentoring, she also teaches UX students and helps individuals and small businesses embrace educational technology. Her journey from an HR specialist to a product designer included a lot of self-study, learning from peers, and graduating from an online bootcamp ( "UX Designer" - Career Foundry).

★ Meredith Avery - graduated Le Wagon ★
Meredith Avery is a Fullstack Web Developer at heycater! in Berlin. She works mostly in Ruby, Rails and React, and has lately been learning more about GraphQL APIs. A native of the Silicon Valley, she nonetheless came to Berlin to learn to code at the Le Wagon Coding Bootcamp. Before starting her career in programming, she worked in Social Media, optimizing content for YouTube. She is passionate about the importance of testing. It is also her least favorite part of developing. She/her

★ The panel will be moderated by Corina Dumanovschi, product person and Women Techmakers Berlin Co-Organizer. ★

★ Thank you to OLX Group for providing the zoom account for the event. ★


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