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Tech Bytes How Sexy Is Tech?

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January 16
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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River City Labs
315 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4000 Australia
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Tech Bytes How Sexy Is Tech?

January 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

There are endless reasons why more and more people dream of pursuing a career in technology. It’s exciting, ever-changing, and home to the best and brightest talent across the globe. But is a career in tech always as glamorous as it seems? What career pathways exist once you’re in? To put it simply: just how sexy is tech?

Join Coder Academy at our Brisbane campus for a free lunchtime session to hear from representatives of Australia’s coolest companies including Amazon, Readify and Suncorp!

Discover what working inside one of the tech giants is really like, learn about these industry leaders’ own career journeys, and gain a fresh perspective on how learning to code will open up limitless opportunities in tech and elsewhere.

Industry speakers will include:

Mouna Neelakanta from Readify

Mouna Neelakanta is a full stack .NET developer at Readify. She enjoys building products that deliver value and improve processes for business. She has worked across multiple domains and built various web, desktop and mobile applications. She loves teaching kids to code and has been a lead mentor at Coderdojo. She also enjoys sharing her knowledge and has spoken at conferences like DDD and various meetup groups. She recently joined as a co-organiser for the .NET user group. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and has been to more than 23 countries in the last 5 years

Libby Patch from Suncorp

Libby is a Senior Specialist in the Digital Experience & Human Centred Design team at Suncorp in Brisbane.

Haziq Nordin from Amazon Web Services

A recent graduate working on AmazonFresh as a Software Development Engineer with the Brisbane Team. I just graduated in July last year from UQ where I studied a BSc (Computer Science). My time at Amazon so far has been awesome and I look forward to meeting you all

Tom Brogan from Amazon Web Services

Hi, I’m Tom, I work for Amazon Web Services as a Cloud Architect / Software Engineer and I help customers deliver systems in the cloud. I was born in Liverpool, UK, but worked in London, Brussels, Frankfurt, Chicago, New York, Silicon Valley, Sydney, Perth and Auckland before settling in Brisbane

Todd Beckett from Amazon Web Services

Hello, I am Todd. My first computer was a commodore 64 then an 8086. I have done most things in this industry from coding to managing to directing in everything from startups to fortune 500 corporations. Tech has taken me from my humble home town of Youngstown Ohio, to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, to Washington DC, to Seattle Washington, to Brisbane QLD. In the meantime, I learned the best places to eat in Italy and how to visit Napa valley instead of staying in silicon valley for the weekend. I am passionate about Skiing, Lean Manufacturing’s Application to Technology, Sailing and Running.