Do you feel like you have struggled to find your place in the tech industry? Do you feel like coding is a slog? Perhaps you feel dumb or like an imposter? I know exactly how you feel, because I have and currently have all of those feelings bubbling up inside me, and that’s okay! It took me a long time to feel comfortable in this industry, and in this talk, I will tell you about my journey to find a place in tech through my art and a dash of humor. This talk is for anyone looking to feel inspired to find their joy in the technical industrial complex.
Joe Karlsson (He/They) is a Software Engineer turned Developer Advocate. He empowers developers to think creatively when building web applications through demos, blogs, videos, or whatever else developers need.
Joe's career has taken him from building out database best practices and demos for MongoDB, architecting and building one of the largest eCommerce websites in North America at Best Buy, and teaching at one of the most highly-rated software development boot camps on Earth. Joe is also a TEDx Speaker, film buff, and avid TikToker and Tweeter.