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Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Today's virtual chat is going to rock your world! TOPIC ⤵️ Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone Are you someone who constantly plays it safe in life or are you more of a risk-taker? Whether it's trying out a new restaurant or moving halfway across the world to start a #NewCareer, stepping outside your comfort zone can be frightening, but magical. "Once you take a risk, everything else in life seems to just fall into place" - says Smitha Prasad, Senior Manager of Product Development at F5 Networks. As someone who's taken plenty of risks in her career, she knows the value of a calculated risk, and wants to empower you to make more "risky" decisions in your career. Ask Smitha anything in this live, virtual Q&A!

Code Tasting: Data and Algorithms

Ready for today's virtual chat with a #coding expert? TOPIC: Code Tasting: Data and Algorithms. Learning to code has become a phenomenon - and we couldn't be more elated! However, it can be discouraging to see that many virtual programs require at LEAST a weeks’ long commitment, and #bootcamps/ academic classes cost a lot. Research in #ComputerScience education suggests that having even a minimal background before taking the dive into formal instruction is beneficial, as is getting the right start. Ursula Wolz, PhD, has been teaching introductory coding for over 30 years using innovate classroom techniques. She invented a conceptual model called ‘DAHLIA’ that stands for ‘Data’, ‘Algorithms’, ‘Heuristics’, ‘Logic’, ‘Interface’ and ‘Abstraction' which we'll be covering virtually, on PowerToFly! This three-part series introduces these concepts in three lessons as well as suggestions for further work. Using the P5.js online framework, participants will dive into code within five minutes of the first session. A ‘homework’ challenge will be given at the end of the session for those who want to take things further, along with access for time with Ursula if needed! Submit your questions and join the conversation! ⤵️

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Got a callback from your dream company and not sure what to expect or how to prepare for the next steps? In tomorrow's live chat, Insight Engineering Program Directors who have interviewed hundreds of candidates will cover how to best prepare and perform at each type of software engineering interview, ranging from algorithms to system design, SQL, and the essential behavioral component. ⏬MEET THE SPEAKERS⏬ ⏬SIGN UP FOR THE CHAT⏬

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We're excited about tomorrow's chat with another #WomanLeader. Carly Villareal is the head of #DataScience and #Analytics at Nextdoor. TOPIC: What Type Of Data Scientist Are You? A #DataScientist role can mean a lot of different things, and it's important to make sure your own expectations around the job are aligned with what the role is actually looking for. How do you figure out where on the spectrum of "data science" the role actually is, and how do you think about your own skills and career aspirations in the #data world? Join us for this live, virtual Q&A to find out! ⤵️ http://bit.ly/2IzazY9
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