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Wednesday, September 6 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
The Notorious D.E.V.: How Hip Hop Culture Can Inspire Your Developer Job Search

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Hip hop culture is defined by collaboration, self-promotion, hustle, adaptability, and individuality – the same attributes that are crucial for a successful tech job search, especially for underrepresented groups. This talk will provide practical job search techniques inspired by the creativity, grit, and unconventionality of hip hop culture. Attendees will walk away with new strategies to build community, promote themselves, develop hustle, adapt to roles, and land their next developer opportunity. The Notorious D.E.V. will inspire you to take your tech job search to the next level.

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Richard Tillies

Founding Instructor, Launch Program, Turing School of Software and Design
Richard Tillies, aka "Professor T", is an educator by trade with two decades of classroom teaching experience within Higher Ed in the fields of information technology and mathematics. His formal education includes degrees in Computer Science and IT Education. Within the tech industry... Read More →
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Lex Stewart

Career Specialist, Turing School of Software and Design
A marketing geek turned career coach, Lex Stewart (they/them) uses stories and levity to spark "aha" moments. As a Career Specialist at the Turing School of Software and Design, Lex helps career transitioners break into the tech industry. Off hours you can find them creating jewelry... Read More →

Wednesday September 6, 2023 1:30pm - 2:15pm CDT
JW Marriott Nashville - Harpeth I