Every year, we rave about how much we admire Django Girls and everything they do for our tech community. And, every year, we get blank stares and questions like, “what the heck is a Django Girl?” No worries— it’s a fair question! We had to ask ourselves the same thing before we started teaming up with the incredible organization.
I received my bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology and spent two years working as a Zoo Keeper. My most recent position was at the Reptile House at the St. Louis Zoo. I enjoyed working with my team to create enrichment for the animals, and used critical and logical thinking to solve problems. My greatest accomplishment during my time there was working with my coworkers to create a new enclosure for a group of our animals. It was the first time I was able to create something that I could share with the public, and took great care in helping to make it perfect.
In addition to my love of animals, I am also an avid gamer. I have been playing since the mid 90’s, where I started to make basic games in my spare time. I just started to delve into Unity, a product used to create both 2D and 3D games. Although I enjoyed my job as a Zoo Keeper, I realized I couldn’t see myself doing it as a career for the rest of my life. While I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, I kept going back to technology. My dad received his degree in Computer Science, and we always had technology in our house. We got our first home computer when home computers were just starting to become commonplace, and since then I’ve always had an interest in figuring out how programs run. That interest pushed me into coding and development.
Achieving IT certifications through the Microsoft Certification Program shows a person’s competence in a specific Microsoft technology, and it can result in all kinds of work-related and personal benefits. For example, studies show that IT certifications increase the chances of landing a job (or getting a promotion), and more than 80 percent of hiring managers report that IT certifications are a medium or high priority in making hiring decisions.Read More
What Is Microsoft OneNote?
Essentially, it is a digital notebook available anytime, anywhere. OneNote is available as a traditional desktop app, a web app, and a mobile app. In addition, a simplified OneNote version comes pre-installed with Windows 10. The features available to the user depend on the version and environment used.Read More
Think about where you’re at in your career, and where you’d like to be six months or two years from now.
One way to really jump-start things is to get a business analyst certification. The good news is that there are plenty of options available for someone who’s considering a business analysis direction.Read More
Career Program Alumni On the Move
The following alumni have recently changed jobs … find them on LinkedIn and congratulate them! Or, if you’re looking to make a change yourself, send them a message to see if there are any other open positions at their new company.
My love of technology pushed me to an early start as a technician at my hometown PC shop and soon moved up to administrator at the local theatre. I served in the Navy where I learned electronics and worked on F/A-18 Super Hornet avionics. I ran my own business creating STEM curriculum for children and teaching electronics/robotics at schools and makerspaces.
If you asked 100 IT security professional which certification to get for both knowledge and career advancement, you’d get approximately 90 different answers. There are so many cybersecurity certifications out there that it can be tough to decide which to choose.
CEH vs CISSP
There is a consensus among cybersecurity pros that both the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certifications are valuable for a career in IT security.
That leaves you with the challenge of identifying which is right for you and your career. Let me break it down to help with your decision. Read More
The following are classes that have been added to our schedule this year. Click through on the titles to help you determine which classes you will need to add to your 2018 training plan.
Many of these are so new dates are not posted on the website yet, but they will be shortly. If you are interested in a class and a particular date would work best for you, let your Training Advisor know and we will try to schedule the class on that date!Read More
I come from a diverse professional background, which has been great for exploring different industries. I also have a diverse educational background, from nursing to accounting. I’ve always had a knack for all things tech related, that goes back to spending hours on MySpace manipulating HTML to make my profile awesome or playing video games! Outside of tech, I am a Mom to an 8-year-old miniature version of myself as well as 2 active Boxers.