Learning to code has become a phenomenon - and we couldn't be more elated! However, it can be discouraging to see that many virtual programs require at LEAST a weeks’ long commitment, and bootcamps/ academic classes cost a lot. Research in computer science education suggests that having even a minimal background before taking the dive into formal instruction is beneficial, as is getting the right start. Ursula Wolz, PhD, has been teaching introductory coding for over 30 years using innovate classroom techniques. She invented a conceptual model called ‘DAHLIA’ that stands for ‘Data’, ‘Algorithms’, ‘Heuristics’, ‘Logic’, ‘Interface’ and ‘Abstraction' which we'll be covering virtually, on PowerToFly! This three part series introduces these concepts in three lessons as well as suggestions for further work. Using the P5.js online framework, participants will dive into code within five minutes of the first session. A ‘homework’ challenge will be given at the end of the session for those who want to take things further, along with access for time with Ursula if needed! This session will specifically focus on getting organized with objects and events.
There are many non-traditional ways to score major roles at big companies (or even smaller, but competitive ones) and starting as a contractor is one of them. Some people choose contracting as a way to test the waters at an organization, while others have specific goals to achieve or milestones to hit before transitioning and applying to a full time role. Ask Elinor Cohen anything in this hour-long, live Q&A about how you can turn your part time, freelance, or contract gig into a full-time role before the new year! If you plan on attending this chat - please download and complete the following worksheet: http://bit.ly/PTF-HIredPerm
Do you want to ace your next interview? Join this free interview coaching session with our Career Coach, Heather Coll, to learn the expert tips you need to succeed! One lucky attendee will score a free session during the call, LIVE with Heather! How can I get chosen!? Register for this chat Email your resume and ONE JOB LISTING you're interested in applying for, to Heather@powertofly.com by 12:00pm EST the day of the chat (11/7) Join the call! Only those on the call will be eligible. Didn't get selected? Don't worry! Sign up for a 1:1 session with Heather here!
Have you been away from the workforce for an extended period and want to resume your career? Maria Wright, now a Senior Consultant at Deloitte was looking to make the transition, and thanks to Deloitte's ENCORE program, she was able to refresh her skills, gain relevant experience, and with the assistance of a coach, rejoin the workforce with confidence. In this chat, you'll have the opportunity to ask Maria anything about her decision to return to work, how she got into the program, and what her experience was like. She'll be joined by Anjali Sinha, Senior Manager of Talent Strategy & Innovation at Deloitte, who can answer your return-to-work questions from a hiring managers perspective - you won't want to miss this!
Individual contributors (also known as IC's) get promoted because they're really good at what they do. But, when an IC get's promoted to a managerial role, there's an entirely new set of skills they need to develop to be successful, and that can be challenging. As an early employee of DocuSign, Kirsten Schaub helped her company grow from 100 employees to 1500+, from a Seattle-based business with a San Francisco satellite office to a global company with offices across continents, all while successfully making the transition from IC to manager. Kirsten is joining us for a live Q&A to answer your questions about how you can hone your IC skills to become the best manager you can be, while still growing within an organization. Ask Kirsten anything, LIVE in this Q&A!
Information Technology (also known as IT) is becoming an increasingly popular career path... so much so that the industry currently employs over 5.7 million workers and counting. But why is a career in IT a good choice for women? Better yet, what should women in the industry come to expect and avoid? What's the interview process like? Join Lyudmila Fokina, a Senior Software Engineer at OneLogin for a virtual Q&A to answer these questions and more, live!