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From Tutus to Tech: Lessons Learned From Changing Careers

From Tutus to Tech: Lessons Learned From Changing Careers

What do ballet, music publicity and front end engineering have in common? More than you would think. Three years ago I didn't know what a div was but I did know I needed a career change. I stumbled upon the tech world, enrolled in a bootcamp and haven't looked back.

Non-traditional paths are becoming more common place in the tech industry. There are more bootcamp and self-taught devs than ever before. In this talk we'll discuss how I bring my past experiences from two unrelated careers into my current role and why you should consider hiring more devs with non-traditional backgrounds.

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Kara Luton

March 17, 2020
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