Discover a path that celebrates your skills and passions.
Start or advance your career in today’s top tech fields at General Assembly Atlanta’s first-ever Career Lab. Professionals of all experience levels can explore new paths to success in the competitive fields of web development, data, user experience design, digital marketing, and product management.
Start by “Breaking In…”
Leading up to Career Lab, get a first taste during General Assembly’s “Break Into” sessions. Explore the skill sets, educational requirements, and options in: Web Development, Data Science, User Experience, Product Management, and Digital Marketing.
Then, bring it all together.
For the entire day, Atlanta’s top industry experts will help you connect with your passion, boost your position, land your next gig, or kickstart a career change in tech. No matter your current role or field, this career event will arm you with the motivation and tools you need to find or pursue your passion.
Bring your questions, February 11th! Register here!
- 9:00 am – 9:30 am — Breakfast & Registration
- 9:30 am – 10:00 am — Intro to the Atlanta’s Tech Ecosystem
- 10:00 am – 10:30 am — Career Aptitude Test
- 10:30 am – 11:30 am — Opportunities in Tech Panel
- 11:30 am – 12:30 pm — Lunch & Optional Glassdoor Salary Report Presentation
- 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm — 101 Class: Data Science, Digital Marketing, Coding, Visual Design
- 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm — Break
- 3:45 pm – 4:00 pm — Break
- 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm — Career Next Steps Class: Resume Building, Portfolio Building for Designers, Github for Developers and Data Scientist, Interview 101
- 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm — Happy Hour & Networking
Alex Sherman Product Manager,
Alex is currently a product manager at Pivotal Labs where he helps startups and enterprises build valuable products through Lean, Agile, and XP practices with balanced, collaborative teams. He also helps organize ProductCamp Atlanta to help educate and bring together the Atlanta product community. In the past, he’s worked at companies that range in size from startups to IBM.
Brandon Kearns IT Developer,
Bilind Hajer Data Analytics Engineer,
My interests are applying big data technologies to help improve the entire product life cycle of a data-science based product. I have worked as a Software Engineer for a small Digital Marketing start-up, based in Atlanta called BrightWhistle. At BrightWhistle, I focused on the statistical based applications for our Web App. I was the 20th employee at BrightWhistle, and the work that my engineering team and I developed, helped our small start-up get Acquired by Influence Health, where I am currently employed as a Data Analytics Engineer. I use the coolest and latest big data technologies, such as Spark-Scala, SparkR, and Cassandra, and I am constantly looking for new technologies to improve our model building process. I am big advocate of open source technology, and I believe that using open source technology gives the engineer more control in the product life cycle. I graduated with my B.S in Industrial And Systems Engineering with a concentration in Operations Research & Statistics in 2012. And I am a proud Yellow Jacket!
Erin Martin Marketing Strategist,
Erin is a true digital native, having worked with a wide range of clients to strategize and launch digital marketing campaigns through key channels including paid search, display, email, social, and content marketing. She currently works as a Marketing Strategist at 352 Inc, a digital product development agency in Midtown, where she crafts cross-channel digital campaigns for her clients. She carries a special skill set for technical marketing and analytics.
Brandy Porter UXDI Instructor,
Brandy has spent much of her career creating award-winning solutions across all manner of media for top consumer brands, including Ford, The Home Depot, WebMD and Orkin. She has created results-driven interactive experiences on multiple platforms, devices, and environments. She has also taught interaction design at corporate and collegiate levels with a focus on user behavior, intuitive design and critical thinking.
Additionally, Brandy has built and managed high-performing teams in multiple industry environments, from app dev to advertising. She excels at finding the right mix of people for business and culture, and ensures their success through communication, coaching, and collaboration.
Mathu Kumarasamy Analytics Program Manager,
Mathu Kumarasamy is a project management consultant working in the Project Management Office and Office of Quality at Emory Healthcare under the supervision of the Chief Medical Officer and Director of New Care Models. As the analytics lead for the clinical effectiveness value acceleration program at Emory Healthcare, Mathu oversees the strategic reporting and dashboarding of clinical, financial, and process measures which help drive the institution towards value-based care.
Mathu is a graduate of Emory University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Neuroscience and Economics. A self-proclaimed “analytics evangelist” and aspiring data scientist, Mathu is passionate in leveraging data analytics, technology, and insights from the field of behavioral economics to help establish a culture of evidence-based, value-driven health care in the United States.
Holly Beilin Editor-in-Chief,