From Professional Cellist to LinkedIn Software Engineer

Official Community Events

Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 5:00 – 6:00 PM UTC


About this event

Looking for guidance on breaking into the tech industry from someone who has already done it? Need much-needed inspiration as you work through your Codecademy Full Stack Career Path? In that case, you will want to take advantage of this exclusive chat with Zachary Mansell, a Full Stack software engineer at LinkedIn! (Read more about his story here.) 

So what do we plan on discussing? Well, topics submitted by our Codecademy Community, of course! Click on this Forums post, and list all the questions you want Zach to answer. We'll stop collecting answers on Wednesday, May 17th, so be sure to post before then. And from that list, we'll choose the most popular questions for Zach to answer. 


When: Wednesday, May 24, 2023, from 1-2 pm EST

What: A Q&A w/ Zachary Mansell, a Full Stack software engineer at Linkedin

Where: On Zoom (you must RSVP to receive the video link)

Our Guest Speaker

Zach is from Santa Clara, CA, and works as a Full Stack Software Engineer at LinkedIn. He works on data processing tools using React and TypeScript, specializing in the front-end and API layers. Before his career in computers, Zach worked for 15 years as a soloist, teacher, chamber musician, and professional cellist in major US orchestras. In his spare time, Zach enjoys exercising and hiking with his family.

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