Are you considering one of the many careers in tech? Maybe you’re switching from an entirely unrelated field or you’re a university student just getting started. Either way, you’ll want to join us for this AMA-style conversation with Codecademy’s very own instructors, Alisha, Ada, Melanie, Alex, Hisham, and Adam.
So how is this going to work? We will unlock the designated forum thread at 1 pm EST on July 20th. You’ll be able to post your career-development questions in the thread from 1pm until the thread closes at 2:30pm. EST.
“What kind of questions?” you ask.
-What should I put on my LinkedIn profile?
-What kind of projects should I showcase?
-Do completion certificates really matter?
When: Thursday, July 20th, 2023, from 1-2:30 pm EST
What: An AMA-style conversation w/ Codecademy’s Alisha Grama, Ada Morse, Melanie Williams, Alex DiStasi, Hisham Touma, and Adam Herman.
Where: On the Codecademy Forums [Click ‘Join Event’ on the event page here on Bevy to participate]
Alisha Grama is a Senior Instructional Designer at Codecademy. She majored in Computer Science and minored in Ethics at the University of Rochester, where she gained experience as a Teaching Assistant. Before joining Codecademy, she taught STEM concepts to secondary students, including as the Lead Algebra Teacher at a Brooklyn charter school.
Ada Morse is a Data Science Instructional Designer at Codecademy. She has a background in mathematics, with a Ph.D. focused on the design of self-assembling DNA nanostructures. DNA has incredible potential as a material in biomedicine and biomolecular computing, but the unique geometry of DNA makes designing nanostructures computationally difficult. In her Ph.D., she developed new mathematical tools to understand when a given nanostructure can or can’t be built using DNA.
Prior to Codecademy, Ada worked as an Actuarial Systems Analyst, taught mathematics and statistics at Champlain College, and conducted research supported by NASA/Vermont Space Grant Consortium. Ada has worked on courses across our Data Science catalog, covering topics including Python, Excel, and Data Engineering.
Melanie has a background in biomedical science, previously conducting research at the National Institutes of Health and Mount Sinai’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. After completing the Full-Stack Web Development Fellowship at Pursuit in New York City, she went on to work in software engineering and tech education before joining Codecademy.
In her spare time, Melanie enjoys rock climbing, reading, treasure hunting for vintage, and working on jigsaw puzzles.
Alex Distasi is one of Codecademy’s Curriculum Developers. For the majority of Alex’s career, she worked in the edtech space with the goal of making technology-based education a fun and interactive experience for everyone. Alex taught technology-related skills in person, virtually, and through online, asynchronous courses.
Alex works within the computer science domain, helping create courses like Introduction to IT, Introduction to Operating Systems, Computer Architecture, Java for Programmers, Learn Swift, and more.
Adam Herman is the Curriculum Manager at Codecademy. He is a former special education teacher that is excited by the opportunity to help people work towards careers in tech! In his free time, he enjoys hiking, reading, and playing board games.
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