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

Sailthru - 160 Varick Street, 12th floor New York - View Map Girl Develop It NYC
Wed, Nov 18, 2015, 7:00 PM (EST)

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: 

Lindsay Neubauer started programming in high school when she was convinced to take AP Java because it didn't require homework. Nine years later, she loves Java but has expanded her programming language tool belt to include C++, Javascript, PHP, and Python. She has worked in academic research, experimenting with code clones at the Java byte-code level as well as forensic comparison of document similarity. Since finishing her masters at Columbia, she has been working as a software engineer at Sailthru. When she is not working hard improving Sailthru's product, Lindsay spends time walking her dog and volunteer teaching AP Java at a high school in Union Square through a program called TEALS.

Amy Gimma is a nurse turned developer at Epion Health, where she is working to improve the way healthcare information is collected and communicated. She learned to program through online resources, books, and on the job training, which gives her an understanding of what it's like to learn to code for someone new to the tech industry. She is interested in using programming to solve social and practical problems, and teaching people of all different backgrounds to code.erent backgrounds to code. 

Brenda Storer is a front-end developer and designer based in New York City, which has been her home for 10 years. She was born and raised in the Silicon Valley and has also lived in London and Italy, but she currently codes for the Thoughtbot, and teaches women how to code for GDI.

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 Refinery29. 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.

Steph Zhang is a developer at BuzzFeed. 


Wednesday, Nov 18
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)


160 Varick Street, 12th floor New York