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Tuesday, Sep 25
10:00am — 11:30am
CSU - Denver
300 attending

How to Get Hired and Succeed as a Junior Developer

So you just learned to code, what’s next? Hear from 4 diverse junior developers on what techniques they used to land their first junior dev jobs and what to expect on your first day, month, and year of working!
Why hear from us? We’ve been there and done that! And it's our turn to give back to the community!

Bekah Lundy, Apto, Turing
Tommy Gaessler, Apostrophe, Techstars, Galvanize
Madison Kerndt, Iron Core Labs, Techstars, Turing
Carl Cortright, Coinbase, Foundry Group

Bekah Lundy dropped out of college and moved to Colorado to learn how to code at Turing School of Software and Design. She graduated at the top of her class and used the connections she made to become a software engineer at Apto, a fast growing startup in downtown Denver. She also competed in ETHDenver, the largest Ethereum hackathon/conference in the US, with her team winning the runner up prize.

Tommy Gaessler learned to code at Galvanize and then landed a software development job at Apostrophe as their 3rd employee. He helped build their SaaS product from 0 lines of code to 2000 paying customers in under 1 year. Tommy also went through the Techstars Boulder accelerator with Apostrophe being one of the youngest to ever go through the program at just 19 years old.

Madison is on a mission to help developers build secure software and to make the digital world a safer place for everyone. She is a Developer Evangelist and Software Engineer at IronCore Labs (https://ironcorelabs.com/), makers of turnkey data security solutions for developers and empowers Enterprises to control their data wherever it lives. Madison has deep roots in the startup community and has worked with multiple startups as a front-end developer, designer, and marketer. She enjoys building, creating, teaching, and contemplating the interplays between technology, community, privacy, and digital security.

Carl Cortright is a senior at the University of Colorado Boulder studying computer science. Currently he's a software engineering intern at Coinbase. Pre
viously, Carl worked at Foundry Group doing data for the Fund of Funds. In his free time Carl enjoys organizing and attending hackathons as well as spend
ing time playing in the mountains.

Come hear our tips and tricks on how to land your first job as a junior developer and how to succeed on the first day, month, and year of working!
We’d love to meet you and share our insights!