Ask an Instructor: How to Jump Start Your Career in Tech

Jun 22, 2023, 5:00 – 6:30 PM

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Are you considering one of the many careers in tech? Maybe you're switching from an entirely unrelated field or you're a university student just getting started. Either way, you'll want to join us for this AMA-style conversation with Codecademy's very own instructors, Alisha, Ada, Melanie, and Adam.

About this event

About this event

Are you considering one of the many careers in tech? Maybe you're switching from an entirely unrelated field or you're a university student just getting started. Either way, you'll want to join us for this AMA-style conversation with Codecademy's very own instructors, Alisha, Ada, Melanie, and Adam.

So how is this going to work? We will unlock the designated forum thread at 1 pm EST on June 22nd. You'll be able to post your career-development questions in the thread from 1pm until the thread closes at 2:30pm. EST.

"What kind of questions?" you ask.

How about:

-What should I put on my LinkedIn profile?

-What kind of projects should I showcase?

-Do completion certificates really matter?

-Etc.

Logistics

When: Thursday, June 22nd, 2023, from 1-2:30 pm EST

What: An AMA-style conversation w/ Codecademy's Alisha Grama, Ada Morse, and Adam Herman.

Where: On the Codecademy Forums [Click 'Join Event' on the event page here on Bevy to participate]

Our Guests

Alisha Grama is a Senior Instructional Designer at Codecademy. She majored in Computer Science and minored in Ethics at the University of Rochester, where she gained experience as a Teaching Assistant. Before joining Codecademy, she taught STEM concepts to secondary students, including as the Lead Algebra Teacher at a Brooklyn charter school.

During Alisha’s time at Codecademy, she has worked on a variety of courses, including the Pass the Technical Interview paths (in Python, Java, and JavaScript) and two courses for the Computer Science Path, namely Data Structures and Algorithms and Discrete Math. She also led the development of Intermediate and Advanced Java.

Ada Morse is a Data Science Instructional Designer at Codecademy. She has a background in mathematics, with a Ph.D. focused on the design of self-assembling DNA nanostructures. DNA has incredible potential as a material in biomedicine and biomolecular computing, but the unique geometry of DNA makes designing nanostructures computationally difficult. In her Ph.D., she developed new mathematical tools to understand when a given nanostructure can or can’t be built using DNA.

Prior to Codecademy, Ada worked as an Actuarial Systems Analyst, taught mathematics and statistics at Champlain College, and conducted research supported by NASA/Vermont Space Grant Consortium. Ada has worked on courses across our Data Science catalog, covering topics including Python, Excel, and Data Engineering.

Melanie is a Product Instructional Designer at Codecademy, and she has built web development courses such as Connecting Front-End to Back-End and Learn MongoDB. She has also implemented updates to Codecademy's JavaScript and React content.

Melanie has a background in biomedical science, previously conducting research at the National Institutes of Health and Mount Sinai's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. After completing the Full-Stack Web Development Fellowship at Pursuit in New York City, she went on to work in software engineering and tech education before joining Codecademy.

In her spare time, Melanie enjoys rock climbing, reading, treasure hunting for vintage, and working on jigsaw puzzles.

Adam Herman is the Curriculum Manager at Codecademy. He is a former special education teacher that is excited by the opportunity to help people work towards careers in tech! In his free time, he enjoys hiking, reading, and playing board games.

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Attendance Disclaimer

At Codecademy, we are committed to empowering all people, regardless of where they are in their coding journeys, to continue to learn, grow, and impact the world around them. By participating in our event, you agree to the following:

Be Respectful: Harassment, bullying, or threatening will not be tolerated. We welcome learners of all backgrounds here, and we ask that you respect each others’ viewpoints and assume positive intent.

Be Authentic: While you are not required to provide your name and are always welcome to go by a username, please refrain from misrepresenting yourself in the community in a misleading way.

Adhere to the Law: Please only share your code (if relevant to the event) or content unless you are crediting the original author or source. Do not share code that infringes on others’ intellectual property. Do not share harmful code or anything that violates local, state, federal, or international laws.

Questions? Comments? Email community@codecademy.com. And if you can’t attend this event and would like to attend more in the future, join our chapter. 

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Organizers

  • Fede GL

    Codecademy

    Community Manager

  • Mariana B

    Codecademy

    Community Manager

  • Jonathan T

    Codecademy

    Head of Community

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