The SocialCode x Austin
The SocialCode is a series of inclusive events aimed at all those with an interest in software development.
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just starting out, you are more than welcome to join us. We’ve got some incredible speakers lined up on some refreshing subjects. We’ll be looking at a whole range of topics with speakers who are renowned in the Texas tech scene!
Artificial Intelligence: Where we are today and it’s potential.
With business costs continuing to increase, we’re all being asked to save where we can. Cloud and platform costs are often a large amount of a tech team’s budget, so it can sometimes be hard to justify why you should spend more on your infrastructure.
Alyssa has over 10 years’ experience in the tech industry at companies including Amazon (AWS), Google, and Dell. She is passionate about working on cutting-edge technologies and has recently contributed to the development new AI / ML technologies and communications / mobile technologies (Android).
She’s an advocate for Women in Tech and STEM, and is open to mentorship for anyone interested in getting into the tech industry.
Making your Software Teams, Go!
Google’s Go (a.k.a. Golang) is a radically simple programming language, technologically speaking, without sacrificing speed, security or portability. This also makes it a great choice for companies and technology leaders to embrace – especially when you’re building a team composed of mixed skill levels and different technical backgrounds. Find out why, when it comes to Go, less is definitely more.
Eric Marden is a seasoned engineer with nearly 30 years’ of experience designing and building best-in-class distributed software systems at scale. Eric has had the pleasure of serving in a technology leadership role at a number of start-ups over the years. They are passionate about growing engineering teams — both in terms of headcount and skill set.
Alex Colston has been in the networking industry for over two decades. Originally from California, Alex planned to try out Austin for a couple of years, but it has now been 17 years since his move. Alex transferred to Austin in 2006 while working for Cisco TAC with the goal of learning Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
He has worked for various companies including Pacific Bell, Comcast, Netcom, Verilink, 3Com, Tollbridge Technologies, Intel, Cisco, Farm Credit Bank of Texas, and LCRA. He is a Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE) in Collaborations for over ten years.
On top of a wealth of experience in the tech space, Alex loves music, was an 80’s rapper, real estate investor, and handyman. Currently, he is building a new kitchen and is recently engaged with a baby on the way.