TL;DR: This session is for junior developers, by junior developers. We'll talk about the challenges we've faced throughout the learning/job search process, as well as strategies for how to overcome them.
Whether you're self taught, went through a boot camp, studied CS in school, or are just interested in the topic, join us to talk about what it's really like to be a junior developer in MN.
This will be very casual and informal. Come prepared to be part of the discussion.
What to expect
If the group is small enough, we'll go around the room and introduce ourselves, share a little about our backgrounds and where we're at career-wise. Otherwise, we'll skip introductions.
Then, members of the audience will be encouraged to share their experiences/opinions about a list of discussion topics and we'll go from there.
What we are going to talk about (not a final list)
Who this session is for
Any and all experience levels, ages, races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations and personal pronouns are welcome. (No, you don't have to be a programmer to attend)
This session will hopefully be the first in a series of events going forward. After Minnebar, we hope to start a monthly meet-up where we'll continue to get together and share experiences with each other.
If you would like to help lead the session and/or organize future events, please let Matt know!
Matt is a self-taught Software Engineer, Founder of The Invisible Network and Co-Founder of Mpls Jr Devs. He's a Seattle transplant, pizza enthusiast, and has experienced both the pain of the job search and also how hard it can be to hire software engineers.
This will add your name to the list of interested participants. It will help us gauge interest for scheduling purposes.