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Technology Career Accelerator-Keys to open the doors to your tech career!

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Come jump-start your tech career or take it to the next level! Learn how to acquire the skills you need and network with the right people

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Technology Career Accelerator

The keys to open the doors to your technology career!

Come jump-start your tech career or take it to the next level! Learn how to acquire the skills you need and network with the right people whether you are new to technology or an industry veteran. In addition, learn about amazing technology organizations and community groups.

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Pre-register EARLY and submit questions to get your questions answered!

Technology Workforce Collaborative -Who We Are

The Technology Workforce Collaborative is a gathering of the Bay Area Technology Groups and Educational institutions. The unifying goal of the collective groups is to increase education and networking opportunities for individuals throughout their career lifecycle. The Technology Workforce Collaborative summit is an event designed to bring awareness of the various groups available to individuals as well as highlight the many educational and networking opportunities available.

Participating Organizations: Workforce Development and Tech-oriented

  • ICMCP -International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals- MK Palmore, President
  • Each1 Teach1- Sarah Cortes, co-Founder
  • Us in Technology- Kendrick Trotter, President
  • Bay ICT Partnership- Olivia Herriford, Regional Director
  • Women in eDiscovery- Kimberly Quan, Assistant Director, Silicon Valley Chapter
  • The Office of the CIO- Kyle Rosenthal, President, Alisa Mattson, Communications Director
  • ISC2- Maura Jones, East Bay ISC2 Director, Education
  • SF Bay ISSA- Jimmy Sanders, President
  • Silicon Valley ISSA- Edward Frye, President

Welcome- 3:30pm

Keynote- 3:35pm

Three short interactive panels- get your questions answered!

Panel 1: Your Career Yin: Your skills- 20 minutes- 3:50pm

Moderator: Chris Cochran & Ron Eddings, Hackervalley

  • Recommended training/education for students or people getting into the tech field
  • Recommended Certifications
  • Hard skills
  • Developing soft skills while building the hard skills
  • “How do I get into the game?”
  • Olivia Herriford, Kendrick Trotter, Maura Jones

Panel 2: Your Career Yang: Your Network- 20 minutes- 4:20pm

  • Moderator: Chris Cochran & Ron Eddings, Hackervalley
  • Networking
  • Panel members: Executives
  • How to network
  • Soft skills
  • “Now that I’m in, how do I blossom”
  • MK Palmore, Kyle Rosenthal, Mike Skurko, Kimberly Quan

Closing- 4:50pm

Panel 3: A Day in the Life- AMA (ask me anything)- 30 minutes, optional 5:00- 5:45pm

  • Moderator: Alisa Mattson, Communications Director
  • Meet the professionals
  • Jimmy Sanders, President, SF Bay ISSA
  • Kimberly Quan - Women in eDiscovery, Assistant Director, Silicon Valley Chapter
  • Sarah Cortes- co-Founder, Each1 Teach1
  • Mike Skurko-Silicon Valley Chapter, ISSA, Vice President

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