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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

Jun 6, 2023

Virtual Conference

2023 Career Expo with GDI

Have you been thinking about starting that new career search? Are curious what companies are out there, or just interested in meeting other people in the industry? Join us for our virtual Career Exploration where you will have options to network with employers, attend career focused workshops, and plan your next career move.

Jun 22, 2023


Learning Circle: 3 Simple Keys to Boost Your Career

Are you frustrated with where you are in your career? Are you disappointed that you didn’t get that promotion or the raise or even recognition? Are you wondering what has been holding you back? What is it going to take to get you where you want to be? Then this is likely the learning circle for you! This learning circle is specifically designed to help empower you to boost your career.

Past events


Speaker Series: Find Your Kilimanjaro and Climb Past Self Doubt


Speaker Series: Miracles in Action, the Letters


Speaker Series: Feminism, the Quest for Empathy


Technical Interviewing III: Advanced Algorithms and Problem Solving


Katie Franco

Executive Director
Girl Develop It

Katie Brydon

Community Host
Girl Develop It

Jeseekia Vaughn


Alex Vaughn


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