Gave my first ever tech talk this week!

I'm new to the tech space as a career changer coming from 10 years in creative roles and a degree in anthropology from NYU. I recently graduated from Flatiron School's software engineering program, and as I'm looking for my first dev role, the imposter syndrome feeling is very real! I felt so honored to have been asked to present an article I published as a lightning talk this week for San Diego JS. I was so nervous and excited that it went well! ☺️ (20:41)
Congratulations! What a big win!Was there anything that you were especially nervous about ahead of the talk that you realized was actually a breeze in practice?
Thank you so much! Hmm not that I can think of! πŸ˜‚ I practiced with friends a few times earlier in the day which helped a lot, especially working out any kinks with Zoom! I also did some pranayama breathing exercises beforehand to help calm my nerves 😊
Ah the infamous Zoom kinks - those are so key to work out before a presentation πŸ˜† Glad everything went smoothly!
@alisonquaglia Great!!!!
Love it, congratulations!
Thank you!
Congratulations! You got this!
Thank you!!
link to slides??? congrats!
It’s the bitly link after the title! Thank you!!
Congratulations!I can feel you regarding the imposter syndrome. I am also looking to transition, from a creative role and industry. It feels kind of like that many times. I would like to know more about your journey. :)
Sure thing! What would you like to know?
I would like to know what inspired you to shift to tech after many years of experience, and the challenges that come with it to reposition yourself in a new field.
Sent you a dm!
Yay!!! Congrats!! It's so awesome when people share their knowledge! Way to go 😊 πŸ™Œ
Thank you!
Awesome & congrats! I'd like to invite you to share your journey with Nuleep if you're interested! We started hosting career journeys, workshops, and panels to help students and jobseekers connect to professionals. Tomorrow's event will have AT&T's campus recruiter as a panelist. [email protected] if you're interested :)
Thanks so much Grace! Messaging you!