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Monday, October 14 • 11:30am - 2:00pm
Technologist Talk Live at Surly Brewing FILLING

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Join Creating IT Futures for an afternoon of food, beer, conversation and community at Surly Brewing!

This informal and inclusive event is for anyone passionate about technology, from aspiring technologists to CIOs and everything in between. The event will feature Technologist Talk presentations with volunteer speakers sharing their technology career journey including getting started in the tech industry, career navigation, current roles and goals, encouraging advice, and tips on how to give back to the tech community.

Scheduled Speakers include:
Moderated by John Micevych, Co-founder & CEO at Guide & Seek

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor - OurFamilyWizard!

Moderators
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John Micevych

CEO & Co-Founder, Guide & Seek
John is co-founder and CEO of Guide & Seek, a local startup that provides job placement software for workforce development organizations like Creating IT Futures. Prior to founding Guide & Seek, he served as a founding consultant to the St. Paul-based Center for Economic Inclusion... Read More →

Speakers
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Jam Leomi

Security Tech Lead, Splice
Jam (pronouns: they/them) has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years and is currently a Security Engineering Tech Lead at Splice. With a degree in Information Assurance and Security Engineering, Jam has lent their keen eye towards security to operations and systems engineering... Read More →
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Robert Nelson

Co-founder & Technical Principal, Foundry
Robert has been in the computer industry for 24 years. He started as a programmer and quickly became part of the startup world in the late 90s. He's started (or been an early employee of) 7 startups and 2 software development agencies. He is currently the Co-founder and Technical... Read More →
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Kate Kirschner

Employer Relationship Manager, Creating IT Futures
I work for a non-profit called Creating IT Futures and through our IT-Ready program, we provide free tech training to underrepresented populations. We focus on students who don't have the means to start a career in technology and often they are unemployed or underemployed. Currently... Read More →
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Mai Yer Lee

Software Engineer, IT-Ready QA Alum, Patterson Companies
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Jason Hernandez

Technology System Administrator, IT-Ready Technical Support Alum, Eden Prairie Public Schools
Jason Hernandez is a Technology Systems Administrator for the Eden Prairie Public SchoolDistrict. His current position involves defensive cybersecurity and computer/deviceadministration for 10,000+ users. Prior to Eden Prairie, Jason was employed as a LeadTechnician with Hopkins Schools... Read More →


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