Always Learning Tech (ALT) is the monthly Meet-up series from Shift/Enter. Each session explores a continuing education topic for people in technology and tech-adjacent fields. This meetup is currently hosted on Zoom.

Talks are generally held on one weekday evening (generally between 6:00 and 8:00 PM) during the second half of each month. To attend, please RSVP on Meetup.com.

Upcoming ALT Talks

Where in Tech do I Fit in?

Where in Tech do I Fit in?

You know you want to work in tech, but you’re not sure what role you’re best suited for. Maybe, you’re not even sure what the options are.

In this presentation, Ann Lewis –long-time technologist, leader and builder of technical teams– breaks it all down. Learn the roles commonly found on technical teams, their rewards and benefits, the skills requires, and how to acquire those skills.

What types of roles will be discussed?
Software Engineer, QA Engineer, Project Manager, Product Manager, Software Team Manager, Database administrator, System administrator,
DevOps, Data scientist, User Experience (UX) Designers, Graphic Designers, … and more
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Previous ALT Talks

Technical Presentations Aren’t Always Fatal

Technical Presentations Aren't Always Fatal

When you hear “technical presentation”, your first response is usually “How can I get out of this?” regardless of whether you’re giving it or listening to it. But good presentations can balance information with emotional appeal to keep the audience engaged and enlightened. It’s both an art and a science, and this talk will introduce a few key elements of presenting that will help anyone begin to refine their skills and give a great presentation.
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Introductory JavaScript- Stomping Zombies with Variables, Loops, Functions and more

Introductory JavaScript- Stomping Zombies with Variables, Loops, Functions and more

Start taking down the zombie horde with rapid fire web development programs. This talk introduces you to JavaScript and a wide variety of beginner programming topics like variables, conditional statements, loops and functions. Get details to Stomping Zombies with JavaScript. Opens in new tab..

Breaking Down Barriers

Learn how to be part of the solution as we explore ‘Breaking Down Barriers’ of entry for pursuing Tech Careers with Omar Khurshid. Get details on Breaking Barriers ALT Talk. Opens in new tab.

Hiring Practices Panel

Hiring a new person is expensive and stressful. How can we tweak our hiring processes to make them more human, more humane, and also more useful? What do we as engineering leadership need to look for in our new hires? Where does diversity fit into the hiring funnel? How has thought in tech hiring been evolving? Get details on Hiring Practices Panel ALT Talk. Opens in new tab.

Present an ALT Talk!

Use the form to indicate your interest in presenting an ALT Talk. We encourage proposals on any topic related to technology, tech education, career development, learning to code… and too many possibilities to enumerate! If in doubt, we would be happy to discuss your ideas with you. Please provide as much information as possible. Someone will email you soon for more information or to discuss scheduling.

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