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Raffaele Pizzari
Raffaele Pizzari

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CodeJourneys Meetup (JAN)

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Hello everyone!

2020 has been quite the year for everybody and we are all fully feeling the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic at different levels and in different ways.

Based based on direct and indirect experiences, I think that one of the most negative feelings that it's spreading in the developer community around the world is loneliness.

Social contacts have been put on pause: we are all missing the coffee breaks with colleagues, meetups, workshops, conferences, bootcamps or just some funny programming sessions.

At the same time also the usual way to see friends and family has been put on pause as well.

Many of us are lucky to have a job, but so many more of us have to continue to study while looking for work during the pandemic. That can be very frustrating.

What can we do?

I think it's the right time more than ever to invest time and energy to build and support communities.

We should create more (virtual) social opportunities, support each other along any code journey, share learning material, support and inspire other people sharing our personal experiences, build better relationships through chats, virtual coffee breaks, round tables and, why not, "among us" sessions :)

Since I like to think that every single drop in the ocean counts, CodeJourneys makes the first move and planned the next online meetup:

📆 26.01.2021 @ 19:00CET (check the agenda)

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📖 Topics:
We are going to host 2 talks:

- 19:10 - 19:25 "Journey with Derick into Technology"

Derick Alangi, Technical Associate at Wikimedia & Software Engineer at WikiTeq.
Derick Alangi, Technical Associate at Wikimedia & Software Engineer at WikiTeq.

"In this session, I’ll share with you a story of how I got into technology and what I’ve been doing till today. In addition to that, I’ll give some light on what I intend to do in the near future with all the knowledge I’ve gathered so far in tech and pursuing a software engineering career."

  • 19:25 - 19:35 Q/A

- 19:35 - 19:50 "Recruiting Insights – How to prove your talent and stay motivated during your application journey "

Talent Annika Helmli, Acquisition & Employer Branding @ SinnerSchrader // Part of Accenture Interactive (she/her).
Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding @ SinnerSchrader // Part of Accenture Interactive (she/her)

"In this session, I will give advice around the application process from writing your CV to your first interview. I will give you an insight in the world of recruiting and hopefully help you to stay motivated and confident during your application processes in order to find the right job eventually."

  • 19:50 - 20:00 Q/A

I am really looking forward to it! 🤍

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Stay healthy!

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