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How to Land Your Dream SECOND Job as a Software Engineer

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Galvanize - Boulder

1023 Walnut Street

Boulder, CO 80302

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Are you working in your first coding job but are finding yourself itching for more responsibility? Do you love your company and desire to move up internally? Or is time to move on to something better at another company?

Whether you are a bootcamp grad, self taught or have a computer science background, please join us on Monday, August 19th to hear from local software engineers who have successfully grown their careers!

We will cover job search strategies, application tips, how to approach your supervisor about promotions, tapping into your network, interview prep, and salary negotiation. The panel conversation will be followed by audience Q&A.

Food + beverages provided!


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6:00 - 6:30 PM : Food/Networking

6:30 - 7:15 PM : Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A

7:15 - 8:00 PM : Individual Question/Answer and Networking


Meet Our Panelists

Aimee Zawacki (g89)

Aimee is a designer turned developer, Galvanize grad and former Galvanize Instructor. She currently works as a Software Engineer at MAX Reservations, a startup building a hotel management product. As a formerly self employed designer, she has a lot of insight into what it's like working for startups and advocating for yourself early on in your career.

James Mann (g70)

Prior to his transition into the developer world, James had been playing and teaching music professionally for 15 years in Colorado. For the last 11 years of that span, he was traveling the world as a Music Director/Manager/Musician (Saxophones, Flute, Clarinet) on cruise ships. James earned Bachelor’s degrees in Music Performance (Saxophone, Jazz studies) and Music Education from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

James completed the 6 month Web Development Immersive program at Galvanize in April 2018, and was hired as the resident instructor for the program directly after. 4 months later, he was hired as a Web Development Team contractor at Oppenheimer Funds (React, Ruby on Rails) where he spent 9 months. Most recently, James joined the team at Major League Baseball as a Software Engineer developing the streaming platform for MLB.tv on Google Chromecast and Playstation 4.

Brian Novak (g70)

Brian received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science almost *cough cough* twenty years ago *cough* and originally worked in a jack-of-all trades position serving as help-desk support, QA engineer, network administrator, etc. After two years, he felt the call to make a change and decided to pursue his Masters Degree in College Student Personnel (higher education administration). After approximately fifteen years of working in education - burnout set in he left the field. What followed was a great "adult gap year" where he was certified as a transformational hypnotherapist, worked for a major airline and travelled the world, and enjoyed time with his husband and three dogs.

In the fall of 2017, Brian was ready for his next professional adventure and was intrigued enough to pursue technology again. After investigating multiple coding schools, Galvanize stood out with an environment that hit on a note of personality and connection. He joined g70 in October of 2017 and completed the program in April 2018. After graduation, he worked as a resident instructor at Galvanize and within a month was hired at Vertafore (V4 - an insurance software provider in downtown Denver). Following four months at V4, Brian joined the connected devices team at Major League Baseball as a Software Engineer working on MLB.tv for the Chromecast and Playstation platforms.


What we are about:

Alumni Led Learning is a workshop series for anyone interested in diving into topics related to software engineering. Led by Galvanize's Software Engineering program alumni, designers, and passionate life long learners, these hands-on sessions will cover such diverse topics as cloud computing services, various programming languages, and emergent technologies. All skill levels are welcome!


About Galvanize

Galvanize is the premiere dynamic learning community for technology. With campuses located in booming technology sectors throughout the country, Galvanize provides a community for each the following:

  • Education - part-time and full-time training in web development, data science, and data engineering

  • Workspace - whether you’re a freelancer, startup, or established business, we provide beautiful spaces with a community dedicated to support your company’s growth

  • Networking - events in the tech industry happen constantly in our campuses, ranging from popular Meetups to multi-day international conferences


To learn more about Galvanize's Software Engineering Immersive, visit https://www.galvanize.com/web-development

If you have specific questions regarding our Software Engineering Immersive course, or want to speak with our Enrollment Officer, please reach out to Alison.Sipos@Galvanize.com or book a time here: alisonsipos.youcanbook.me.

In addition, check out our online Software Engineering Immersive Prep Options: http://bit.ly/bd-seiPrep

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