Hackbright Academy: How I Got My Job Panel

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Join Hackbright, the Software Engineering School for Gender Equality, for a panel discussion with grads on how they landed their tech job.

About this event

The Hackbright Community Welcomes You

Hackbright is a community of women and people who are gender diverse aiming to #ChangeTheRatio in the tech industry. Individuals from different nationalities, careers, and backgrounds are all welcome to join us at Hackbright Academy to hear inspiring stories from Hackbrighters who are successfully working as software engineers. RSVP by registering for the free event today before the tickets are all gone.

How Attending This Event Could Benefit You

This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Hackbright experience and gain industry insight for a career transition, whether you are a prospective student, a recent grad, or an interested community member.

What We Have Lined Up for the Panel

  • Navigating the software space as an engineer
  • Hearing from Hackbright graduates about what their career transition was like
  • Learning how the Hackbright curriculum prepared graduates for their new roles as software engineers
  • Gaining knowledge on what the interview process consists of and some of the best and worst practices to land your first role

Meet the Panelists

Erika Kettleson is a Senior Solutions Engineer at Twilio. After a few years as a graphic designer, she was part of the May 2017 cohort for Hackbright. Following graduation, she worked for three years as a Frontend Engineer at Macys.com.

Salomé Chamma is a Full Stack Software Engineer at Bloomberg. She graduated from Hackbright in 2016. Prior to Hackbright, she worked as a product manager in cosmetics both in France and in New York. She decided to switch to programming which was more in line with her educational background and simply resonated more with her. After 3 months of job searching, many coffees with Hackbright alumnis, and a number of interviews later, she was hired as a software engineer.

Tina Haiser is an Apprentice Software Engineer on a backend engineering team at Twitter. She completed that Hackbright Fellowship in May of 2021 after closing her physical therapy clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic. She will graduate from her apprenticeship in October of this year with her career moving in the direction of data engineering, and information security.

We'll See You There

Virtual event

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Timezone: UTC-7 (check your local time here)
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Registration required? Yes

Cost: Free

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