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Event Date: February 10, 2018 7:30 am - 5:45 pm

Open Topics 1


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8:30AM-9:40AM | 9:50AM-11:00AM | 11:10AM-12:20PM | 1:20PM-2:30PM | 2:40PM-3:50PM | 4:00PM-5:10PM | All


8:30AM-9:40AM, Open Topics 1 - Room TBD

David Pine Bio
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Upgrade Yourself: Most Valued Developer

9:50AM-11:00AM, Open Topics 1 - Room TBD

In programming we know countless ways to solve the same problem. The same is true with professional growth. No two paths are alike. You control your own destiny. I'm thrilled to share my lessons-learned from failed attempts. We'll clear your path - where every challenge is an opportunity. From blogging to speaking. From open-source contributions to stackoverflow moderation. From attending conferences to organizing them. We will take on impostor syndrome and grow together! You'll see how becoming a social developer can launch your career to the next level.


11:10AM-12:20PM, Open Topics 1 - Room TBD


1:20PM-2:30PM, Open Topics 1 - Room TBD

Alex Funkhouser Bio

For Love or Money, Developing your IT Career

2:40PM-3:50PM, Open Topics 1 - Room TBD

Join charismatic community leader and IT Talent Guru, Alex Funkhouser, for a fun filled session that’s sure to get you thinking about your next career advancement.. Contracting at the cutting edge of technology is exciting and produces great rates. But what happens when the contract ends and the mortgage payments must continue? Maintaining a steady job with a direct deposit salary is comforting. But do you ever feel technologically “stuck” at your job when so many other IT professionals are learning and using the latest, most marketable technologies? In this seminar session, you will learn multiple IT career strategies for maximizing both the Love and the Money of your multidimensional IT career.

Brian Sherwin Bio
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Waking Up in the Job You Love

4:00PM-5:10PM, Open Topics 1 - Room TBD

If your life is primarily consumed by your work, then loving your work is one of the most important keys to loving your life.--Chad Fowler In this presentation, we will talk about not just finding a job, but finding the job that you love. It may not be something you will directly get hired for, but you'll come away with a strategy to get there from where you are. Whether it's your first job, a career change or just a desire to find more life in your work you come away with fresh ideas to change how you look for work.