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Talener Manager Alicia Scully and her brother Brendan Scully who presented at NY Tech Day with augmented reality company Metaio.
Talener Manager Alicia Scully and her brother Brendan Scully who presented at NY Tech Day with augmented reality company Metaio.

It’s been an event-crammed week for us here at Talener on both sides of the country.

Kicking off the week, our San Francisco office threw a mixer at the App Academy HQ for recent graduates of their twelve-week intensive programming school. It’s been a few weeks since they’ve completed their crash course in Ruby on Rails, Javascript, Backbone.js, JQuery and SQL, so we wanted to take a chance to introduce ourselves, talk about how to deal with recruiters and how they can rev up their job search and interviewing process. We’re excited to now actively represented App Academy candidates with all of our best clients!

On Wednesday back on the East Coast, we hosted another successful Tech After Hours meetup: an engaging panel on the past, present and future of tech education. We featured a unique array of speakers from several sides of the tech industries, from self-taught coders to graduates of more traditional Computer Science programs:

• Vinay Trivedi: Tech enthusiast, entrepreneur, investor, author of How to Speak Tech with a background in CS from Harvard University.

• Tommy Duek: Experienced developer and instructor at App Academy.

•Benjamin Encz: iOS Developer and instructor at MakeGamesWithUs, a company teaching iPhone game development.

Justin Cottrell: Director of our New York office.

If you couldn’t make it, check out the video of the panel at the bottom of this post!

Continuing on Thursday, several members of Talener NYC headed out to the NY Tech Day expo at Pier 92, an event bringing together over 400 startups and 10,000 professionals interested in tech across all industries. The massive science fair-style event featured companies of all shapes and sizes – from new apps who literally just hit the market that same day to some of the more established names who have been in the game for a few years now. The event gave a chance for startups (created in and outside of NYC) to showcase their products and services, meet with potential hires, network with investors and other industry professionals, and, of course, collect lots of promotional swag!

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