It Takes a Village to Make a Programmer
About Michele Guido
Michele is a former English Language Arts teacher from Long Island, New York who moved to Berlin in August '12. Shortly after her move, she discovered her true calling in coding. She began her first Junior Web Developer position earlier this year at Sociomantic Labs in Berlin. With her talk she wants to make this industry a better place for everyone and she hopes that her talk will inspire a significant amount of people to make a difference in their own communities. Outside of coding, her passions include rock climbing, comedy, reading, writing, and pizza.
This is the story of how I changed careers in less than a year, from zero to fully employed web developer. I worked hard, but I was able to flourish and succeed because of the help I received from individuals and organizations throughout my extended network. This talk is meant to inspire you with concrete ways you can help out in your own community to welcome newcomers and career-changers. As Tal Ben-Shahar said, There's so much benefit to the person who contributes to others that I often think that there is no more selfish act than a generous act, so why not come to this talk for your own good?