Virtual Classes

Career Conversations



We know it's difficult getting started in tech - and pursuing your first job or the next job.  GDI offers "Career Conversations" a ongoing series of classes & events designed to support you on your career path.. whatever that might be.

Curriculum Overview. 

We are always expanding our offerings in our "Career Conversations" but here is a sample of someone our classes.

  • Meet the Hiring Manager (monthly) :Who is hiring today? What are they looking for? What makes a candidate stand out? Join GDI's ongoing career series, which will introduce you to the people, resources, and opportunities you need to rethink your career. This unique event offers you the chance to hear from recruiters in your field, ask questions, and participate in individual one-to-one sessions with leaders in your industry.   
  • How to Optimize Your Software Engineering Resume: Do you need help optimizing your software engineering resume to help you land technical interviews? This class review resume tips (and what to avoid) as well as how to maximize key words, show your work & position yourself to get noticed and get that interview.
  • Linkedin Profile Bootcamp: Have you updated your Linkedin profile lately? Do you have a profile?  This class will review the basics of building and updating your technical profile as well as have time for 1:1 profile reviews. 
  • Develop your Freelance Career:Are you a developer interested in starting your own freelance business, but not sure where to start? Start here! This informal and fun Lunch and Learn will talk all about getting started, from the skills you'll need, to where to find your clients, to how to start and manage your budget with freelance fullstack web developer, Sarah Bartley. You won't want to miss this!! 

Partners & Resources: 

We have amazing partners who support our Career Conversations programing.  Here are a few of our partners and some of resources.

Skillfully:  Supports job seekers in analyzing and leveling-up their skill-set before connecting them to opportunities with our employer partners. 

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Support and create limitless opportunities for all. Our networking events, workshops and seminars are designed to empower the vast community of female-identifying professionals in the US, uniting them with allies and sponsors across the gender spectrum

Upcoming events

Jan 9, 2024


Career Catalyst: Maximize Linkedin

Learn to build your Linkedin profile and learn how to use the social media site to build authentic connections and maximize your professional network within the tech industry.

Jan 16, 2024


Career Catalyst: 14 Day Linkedin Challenge

Linkedin is an engine for your career. It is filled with recruiters and amazing career opportunities. How do you stand out and get noticed? This 14 day challenge is designed to walk you through step-by-step on how to make Linkedin work for you! You will leave this challenge with not just a strong profile but a strong network.

Past events


Career Catalyst: Resume Review


Taste of Tech: A Weekly Conversation with Tech Leaders


Practice your Story

Virtual Conference

SandC Electric Company Engineering Career Fair



Katie Franco

Executive Director
Girl Develop It

Katie Brydon (she/her)

Community Host
Girl Develop It


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