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The state of the Junior Dev community in MN

by Matt Decuir, Ian Coldwater, and Brandon Johnson | 4:00 – 4:50 in Minnetonka | View Schedule

Mpls Jr Devs is a community of aspiring and less experienced software engineers that was born at Minnebar in 2017.

To celebrate our first birthday, we'll facilitate a guided discussion.

What we'll talk about

  • Junior developers
    • What can the MN tech community do to support junior developers?
    • What does that support look like, and where does it come from?
    • What can non-junior-developers in your (workplace, community) do to better support you?
  • People who aren't junior developers
    • How have your expectations of junior developers changed?
    • As you're hearing this, what can you do to support the juniors in your (workplace, community?)
  • Mpls Jr Devs
    • What can Mpls Jr Devs to do support these things?

We’ve learned a lot over the last year and have some thoughts, but we’d love to hear yours!

What will the future of the junior dev community in Minnesota look like going forward? Come to this session and help shape it!

Who this session is for

  • Aspiring and less-experienced software engineers
  • Experienced software engineers
  • People who are interested in learning more about and/or helping support our community of junior developers

What to expect

This will be a guided discussion.

Come with ideas, and be ready to contribute!

All levels

Matt Decuir

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.

Ian Coldwater

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Brandon Johnson

I'm a software engineer and tech community organizer, run JavaScriptMN, and help out with Mpls Jr Devs.


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