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Addressing 'Readability Issues'
2018-10-24T19:00:00Z2018-10-24T20:00:00Z
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Addressing 'Readability Issues'

Did you know that the average reading level of adults living in the United States is between 7th and 8th grade, middle school level? This drastically lowers when it comes to technical content - people just can't comprehend the unfamiliar technical vocabulary, complex sentence structure, and buzzwords that have no context to them. In this Lunch & Learn, self-taught developer and former college ...
The Writer's Path
2018-10-26T16:00:00Z2018-10-26T17:00:00Z
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The Writer's Path

In many ways, writing a book can feel a lot like parenting. Everyone parents differently, but no one's denying the time and effort it takes to raise a child to adulthood (or get your writing to Barnes & Noble). After years of writing, editing, and finding the perfect publisher, how can one really know if the path you've chosen for your writing is the right one? Myfanwy Collins is here to point ...
What Am I Agreeing to in My PIIA? How Might it Limit Future Job Opportunities?
2018-11-07T20:00:00Z2018-11-07T21:00:00Z
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What Am I Agreeing to in My PIIA? How Might it Limit Future Job Opportunities?

A PIIA, also known as a Proprietary Information and Inventions Agreement, is another contact you may see when starting a new job. In short, this contract protects a company's intellectual property, and establish ownership of your 'inventions' while employed there. But what does this mean for your work and how can it impact your future careers? Join us for an exclusive chat with Katie Gardner, ...
Getting The Most From Your Data (Ask A Data Insights Engineer)
2018-11-14T20:00:00Z2018-11-14T21:00:00Z
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Getting The Most From Your Data (Ask A Data Insights Engineer)

Flatiron Health's mission is to improve lives by learning from the experience of every cancer patient. How do they do it? They analyze A LOT of data, all thanks to an expert team of Data Scientists and Data Engineers like Sam Bail. Sam is joining us for this hour-long chat to shed a little light on how she personally uses data to accelerate cancer research and provides ...

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How To Pivot Careers Successfully
How To Pivot Careers Successfully

Career changes are the new normal. In fact, the average person changes careers at least once in their lifetime. Are you thinking about taking the plunge? Heather Coll, a former military spouse, and current career coach knows a thing or two about pivoting careers. But what's Heather's biggest piece of advice? Find a career you truly love that helps you maintain a positive work-life balance (we agree!). Join us for an exclusive chat with Heather and learn how to pivot careers successfully! MEET THE SPEAKER: Heather is a master's level recruiter consultant and TopInterview.com career coach with 20 years of work experience helping individuals generate positive work-life experiences. Once an on-the-move military spouse, she's become an expert at how to career pivot successfully at any stage!

Exposing the Untold Secrets of the Technical Interview
Exposing the Untold Secrets of the Technical Interview

Technical interviews serve many purposes. Sure, a company wants to make sure you really know how to code or are proficient in the language they are hiring for, but at the end of the day, they want to see how your code is unique... what did you do to solve this puzzle differently than everyone else? Kasey Champion is a Software Engineer at Karat - a company that quite literally helps companies hire great engineers by conducting technical interviews for them. If you want to learn how to navigate your next technical interview like a pro, you've come to the right place! MEET THE SPEAKER: Kasey Champion is a firm believer that “talent is universal but opportunity is not”; she is dedicated to bringing technical education, and the economic empowerment it provides, to all students. A software engineer turned teacher, Kasey graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Electrical Engineering, in addition to her coursework she was a teaching assistant for the Computer Science Department. After graduation, she joined Microsoft as a software engineer, where she held a variety of roles including Software Developer, Program Manager and Computer Science Curriculum Developer. After 6 years she decided it was time to explore new opportunities and joined Karat as a full-time software engineer. Before work every morning for the past 5 years she has taught introductory and advanced placement computer science at a local area high school as part of the TEALS volunteer program. In 2018 she also joined the University of Washington as part-time faculty and currently teaches Data Structures and Algorithms. Her current passions include helping first-generation college-bound students transition from high school to university, increasing interest in tech for underrepresented minorities and economic empowerment programs for unsheltered youth and incarcerated adults.

How To Develop Leadership Skills At Work
How To Develop Leadership Skills At Work

Are you a leader or a follower? Being a leader doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be a C-level executive or even a mid-level manager. Traditionally, most people think of leaders as having a certain level of status or authority. However, a leader could be an employee with no direct reports who has the ability to motivate and inspire their coworkers. Leaders realize that they have a large amount of influence and can create positive change. Porschia Parker, Founder and CEO of Fly High Coaching knows exactly what it takes to develop leaders and to help them become more successful at work. Join us for this exclusive chat with Porschia, and learn how you can transform your skills, take on more responsibility, and earn the respect you deserve!

Unconscious Bias and the Workplace
Unconscious Bias and the Workplace

FairFrame is a completely new way to think about diversity and inclusion at work by analyzing text and helping users spot unconscious bias in writing. By giving in-the-moment objective support, FairFrame supports managers in making informed and effective decisions about people. We're sitting down for a conversation with their CEO, Amy Auton-Smith, and Chief Research Officer, Laura Sabattini, about the unconscious bias training they've learned and utilized to make this product possible as well as talk about how we can foster a culture of inclusion by prompting thoughtful engagement with diversity, right when it really matters.

Crafting a Remote Job Resume (Part II)
Crafting a Remote Job Resume (Part II)

Making your application stand out in a sea of remote work hopefuls isn't an impossible feat - it's actually pretty simple if you ask Taylor Lane, Founder of 'Remote Like Me'! Taylor is back for another hour long, virtual chat, to teach you her tried-and-true tips for crafting the perfect remote job resume (and application)! Our last chat with Taylor was a huge success! If you have a question you're dying to have answered, make sure to sign up ASAP, as we won't have time for them all! MEET THE SPEAKER: Taylor is a remote career coach who helps people find and land remote jobs with skills and experience they already have. She’s helped tons of remote hopefuls turn their virtual career dreams into a reality. With a focus on customizing resumes for remote positions, Taylor teaches women of all ages how to stand out and get more job offers. Originally from Connecticut, USA, Taylor has been living in Central America and traveling the world for over two years. She is currently calling Antigua, Guatemala her home base.

Virtual VIP Lunch & Learn: 20 Lessons Over 40 Years
Virtual VIP Lunch & Learn: 20 Lessons Over 40 Years

From the C-suite to entrepreneurship...from big brands (Citibank, MasterCard) to tech start-ups...from analog to AI and robotics...Nancy has done it all over the past four decades, including raising two daughters. Author of four books and publisher of four websites, she shares some of her wisdom (20 lessons!) on fearlessly forging your own career path, re-inventing yourself, scaling-up, and knowing when to walk away. Fun, pragmatic, fast-paced, and interactive...you're bound to walk away with at least ONE way to change your professional destiny.

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