Successful Developers: Habits and Practices that Make Good Programmers
Hear from a panel of successful developers and technical recruiters about what they do to thrive in the rapidly-shifting tech world.
About this Event
Let’s face it – navigating the ever-changing world of development can be overwhelming. New frameworks, technologies, and standards come and go at a moment’s notice, making your career feel less like a marathon and more like a never-ending sprint.
How do you pick what to learn? How can you keep your skills from getting outdated? What are employers really looking for?
We’re here to help answer these questions and demystify the life of successful developers with a panel discussion between lead engineers, technical recruiters, and talented developers in the Austin area. We’ll provide drinks (including beer!) and heavy hors d’oeuvres in Capital Factory’s beautiful 16th floor event space.
6-6:30 – networking, with drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres
6:30-6:45 – panel introductions
6:45-7:45 – panel discussion
7:45-8 – panel close with Q&A
Who’s On the Panel
Richard Navarrete – OwnLocal – With more than 25 years of experience as a developer, inventor, architect, and team leader, Richard leads development teams building engaging experiences with beautiful interactions. He is currently VP of Engineering at OwnLocal and Co-founder / CTO of Austin Software. He focuses on building great software through team members that are engaged and challenged to do their best work. His professional goal is not only to cultivate great talent and deliver software that delights, but to grow talent that keeps teaching others.
Zachary Tickle – Austin Fraser – Zachary is one of the founding members of Austin Fraser USA, joining the business in 2015. The focus of his recruitment expertise is Software Engineering and Web Development here in Austin. Zachary represents nearly 150 hiring parties and has facilitated the successful placement of over 250 candidates throughout greater Austin. His relationship focused approach builds trust and confidence in both his clientele and the candidates he represents.
Jen Nelson – Rocket Software
Terrence Adams – Sync1 Systems
Who Are We
We are Moove It and Austin Coding Academy.
Moove It is a software development agency with offices in Austin, Texas and Montevideo, Uruguay. We are a team of nearly 100 designers, developers, and project managers that love building elegant software for clients ranging from startups to Disney and MLB.
Austin Coding Academy has served the Austin tech industry since 2014 by training career-switchers and developers in relevant technologies and skills to prepare them for tech roles. Taught by real developers, ACA’s night classes are perfect for anyone wanting to upskill without quitting their day job. Our grads work at Adobe, Microsoft, Dell, Dosh, SilverCar, Moove It (yeah, that one!), OneSpot, and many more.
Parking is available in the Omni garage. If you arrive after 5pm and leave before 10pm, Capital Factory can validate parking for $7 at their 16th floor desk. You can also do street parking for free starting at 6pm. Capital Factory has more parking information on their site, too.
Once inside, follow the sign in the lobby to the elevators on the business office half of the building, and take them up to floor 16. We will be in the room to the right once you pass through the main doors.