GDI NYC Careers | A Day in the Life | Developer & Technologist

SoundCloud NYC - 111 5th Avenue, 7th Floor NY, NY 10003 New York - View Map Girl Develop It NYC
Tue, Aug 4, 2015, 7:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

Are you trying to break into the tech field? Curious about what its like to work in different technical positions? Looking to hire members for your team? Join us for the GDI Careers speaker series “A Day in the Life” and learn more about important pieces of a tech team. Hear from a panel of ladies from different companies and at different points in their career about how they came to be a professional in the tech industry, what their day-to-day responsibilities are like, and what advice they have for folks looking to enter the field.

Schedule for the evening:

7:00 - 7:15 Snacks and GDI Intro

7:15 - 8:00 Panelist Perspectives

8:00 - 8:30 Moderated and Open Q&A

8:30 - 9:00 Networking

Employers and recruiters are welcome to attend and bring marketing materials to share with attendees following the panel! Please note that you will be attending when you RSVP so that you can be announced.

A $10 donation toward the Girl Develop It scholarship fund is requested to confirm your attendance. 

Learn more about the panelists: 

Dahlia Bock is an engineer at SoundCloud. Even though she only got her first computer at the age of 18, she has been very fortunate to be able to have spent the last decade working across different platforms, languages, stacks and business domains. She is a stickler for testable code and enjoys influencing others with the same obsession. Dahlia lives with her wife and pet plants, Gertrude and Stan, in Brooklyn, NY.

Ashi Krishnan's first program was an infinite loop printing “I love you mom”. She came to New York from San Francisco in 2014 and immediately fell in love with the city – she still hasn’t left. Ashi has worked at NOAA and Google, developing weather forecasting tools, interactive projection art and highly scalable systems which deliver your emails to the NSA. Ashi loves both teaching and learning and is currently teaching at Dev Bootcamp NYC

Aurelia Moser is a librarian and developer in NYC. In addition leading NYC's GDI chapter, she teaches metadata and data visualization courses, and develops open source mapping software and data-journo curriculum at CartoDB. In her free time, she contributes to art && code community programs and participates in piles of hackathons for open data and open source programs. Full-stack from data munging to code monkeying, she's happy to geek for social good where possible. Check out the topic of her upcoming talk at OSCON: Visualizing flux: Time travel, torque, and temporal maps

Corey Nilan worked as a speech-language pathologist until she discovered programming and the world of web development, and she never looked back. She loves Ruby and Rails, but JavaScript is making in-roads into her heart. Corey is a web developer for Course Report, helping people find coding bootcamps, and for Nooklyn, helping people find apartments. She also teaches with Girl Develop It and coaches at Dev Bootcamp and loves being able to help other students with their own coding journey.

Mai Nguyen is a junior web developer at Fuzz Productions. Mai started dabbling in web development when Yahoo! GeoCities was still around. One of her first websites was a Hello Kitty fan site with way too many marquee tags. Mai enjoys helping other people find their passion in technology. She occasionally writes posts for people who are interested in taking the bootcamp route.


Tuesday, Aug 4
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)


SoundCloud NYC
111 5th Avenue, 7th Floor NY, NY 10003 New York