The goal of this session is to give perspective on both what it's like to be a software engineer at different types of companies, while also showcasing a few different local companies.
There will be engineers from 4 different local organizations who will each be interviewed in front of the audience for 6-8 minutes, about what it's like to work at their company.
Think of it like a reverse interview, where you get to sit in the audience and observe, without any of the stress of actually interviewing.
Here are the companies and people that will be representing them:
Matt is a self-taught Software Engineer and Founder of The Invisible Network. He's a Seattle transplant, pizza enthusiast, and bicyclist, and uses he/him pronouns. Past projects include Mpls Jr Devs, OMG Transit, and Break The Bubble.
He is an active contributor to the open source community, and produces the Aurelius Podcast, where industry experts discuss design and product strategy. He also helped create the groundbreaking curriculum of a new approach for software development education at Prime Digital Academy. Since then he was a freelance architect helping to envision and build prototypes and apps for multiple local companies including Target, Best Buy and Ameriprise Financial. He's also started his own business Aurelius, and has been brought on as an architect and software engineering manager at the local Lunch Delivery start-up Foodsby.
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Travis is a self-taught developer and a transplant from Portland, Or. He's currently a developer at Foundry, where he builds web and native apps using Rails, React and Java Spring.