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Tuesday, January 28 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Jumping Ship: Nontraditional Career Paths To Software Development — Sponsored by Clio — Room #2300 LIMITED

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Nontraditional career paths are common in the workplace and technical roles are no exception to that. Our panel from all ports of life will share their nontraditional career paths to becoming software developers, advise on tools to practice your skills and share frameworks for growth and development. Don’t worry though – our panel isn’t strictly for software developers – we encourage all technical career seekers to attend! 

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Kyle Young

Lead Developer, Unbounce
Kyle is a lead developer and the data engineering lead at Unbounce. He is an advocate for team growth and education, as well as dev and team driven culture and practices. Kyle is also an organizer for DevOpsDays Vancouver, and Polyglot Unconference, and runs a non-profit for tech... Read More →

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Jade Tong

Software Engineer, MotionHall
Jade graduated from UBC with a BSc in Cell Biology and Genetics in 2008 and a MSc in Neuroscience in 2010. Post-graduation, she worked in academic research at UBC, the University of Calgary, and the BC Cancer Agency, as well as a tutor for various agencies before she enrolled in a... Read More →
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Nina Boosheri

Junior Full Stack Developer, Fresh Prep
Frontend Web Developer with a demonstrated history of working in technology and the arts. Skilled in Full-Stack Development, Technical Support, and Theatre. Graduated from SFU and CodeCore Developer Bootcamp.
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Aiste Ulozaite

Software Developer / Team Lead, Jostle
As a software developer I work with Java language on daily basis and do not miss an opportunity to explore and play with other languages and frameworks - Ruby (Ruby on Rails), JavaScript (React), Swift and lately TypeScript.With an aim of pushing my leadership capabilities in the... Read More →
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Paige Meekison

Through each position I’ve had, I’ve built a lifetime of leadership learning - from my early days as an officer in the Canadian Naval Reserve to more recent opportunities managing people towards growth and conquering their goals. I find it endlessly rewarding to help unlock potential... Read More →

Tuesday January 28, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
SFU Beedie School of Business - Segal Graduate School Building