Making the (Career) Switch: How PJ Metz Switched from teaching to Developer Community Manager

Oct 23, 2023, 8:30 – 9:30 PM


Thinking of switching careers? PJ Metz has been there, done that. Join us on 10/23 to hear about his personal journey switching from a career in teaching to software development, tips and tricks for standing out to potential employers, and how to set yourself up for success.

About this event

Thinking of switching careers? PJ Metz has been there, done that. Join us to hear how he went from teaching to Developer Community Manager. He'll offer his advice on breaking into tech, standing out to potential employers, and setting yourself up for success.

About our guest:

PJ Metz was a teacher for just over a decade before taking on the challenge of a major career switch. Now, he's a Developer Community Manager who brings the passion he had for the classroom to the community space.

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    Community Manager

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    Head of Community

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