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With Steven Balasta (Lead Instructor Software Engg, Flatiron School).
Monday, September 23, 2019 at 06:30 PM   Absolutely Free
Flatiron School Manhattan, 11 Broadway

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What to bring
Just yourself!


What it's like to start a new career as an adult, & hear the journeys of Flatiron School grads who went back to school for a new career in tech.


Flatiron School grads from all walks of life, & other tech enthusiasts & career changers like you!

Meet your host


Steven joined Flatiron School as a student in 2017 after completing a Bachelor's degree in philosophy & working as a tutor & administrative assistant in New Jersey. After completing our immersive Software Engineering program, Steven discovered a passion for education & returned to campus as a Software Engineering Coach (then known as a Technical Coaching Fellow), supporting even more students through their career changes & tech journeys at Flatiron School. In early 2019, Steven officially became one of the Lead Instructors of Software Engineering for our full-time in-person immersive program in Manhattan, spending his days at Flatiron School giving lectures on Ruby, Ruby on Rails, React, & Javascript, & offering individualized support to students across countless cohorts. Steven has helped launch the careers of so many Flatiron students just like him, & is passionate about the value of community & connection in supporting a career transition, a new interest, or a journey back to school.


6:00-6:30 PM

Arrive + Check In

Our check-in will open at 6:00PM.

6:30 PM

Drinks + Mingling

Grab a drink & a bite & meet some of your fellow grown ups before our speakers begin.

7:00 PM

Welcome Remarks with Steven Balasta

Steven will share a warm welcome, a bit of his background & story, & the power of the community & people at Flatiron School.

7:10 PM

Alumni Projects Spotlight

Our grads will share their three projects they created after changing careers & going back to school for tech at Flatiron School. We will also see a joint Software Engineering/Data Science grad project, Garden Party, a hardware, software, & app/web creation designed to help you take care of the plants in your life by measuring moisture, temperature, & humidity in real time & setting data-triggered reminders.

7:40 PM


Our grads will answer any questions you have about the experience of going back to school, their journey at Flatiron School, & any wisdom or advice they can offer if you're thinking about going back to school. There will be special time set aside for project-specific questions later!

8:00 PM

Closing Remarks & Networking

Our grads will be stationed at designated tables where they will be sharing their projects more in-depth, joined by dedicated tables with representatives from all three of Flatiron School's disciplines: Software Engineering, Data Science, & UX/UI Design. Top off your drink & feel empowered to approach any of our staff to talk more about changing careers, or chat with each other!

8:30 PM

See you next time!

We'll end at 8:30pm, but look forward to seeing you back at our next event on campus.
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