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Moms in Tech: A Remote Panel Discussion

May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Do you know what mothers are saying about working tech? You can find out! Come join the fun. We will hear from Software Developers to Program Managers in tech who all have one thing in common–they balance work-life and mom-life. If you’re interested in a career in tech bring your questions and learn from these mom bosses. Check out panelist bios below.

This event is in partnership with Project Rising TIDE, which connects local residents to introductory and advanced coding training opportunities while enhancing the talent pool to support local companies. We believe that “a rising tide lifts all boats.” By actively supporting both people and businesses, we all grow stronger together.

Kassie Jones

“I was born and raised in the great state of Michigan we call home. I grew up downriver and focused heavily on academics which lead me to Wayne State University where I studied Political Science. Professionally, I worked in the bar and restaurant industry throughout high school and college, well into adulthood. It was this transitionary period of my life when I had my first child with my husband and it threw my 5-year plan into a tailspin. My little family was focused solely on survival as we struggled to make ends meet. When I had my second child, I knew that I had to do something different to provide a better life for my girls. I started the backend Java bootcamp at Grand Circus in Detroit for the January 2018 cohort and finished in March. I was selective with the offers that came from local companies and the wait was well worth it. I landed in a very flexible, down to earth team at a Quicken Loans family of companies, Amber Engine. I work as a full-stack Software Engineer at my company. I write code with Python, NodeJS, and JavaScript (React and Angular) as well as build out infrastructure with the team utilizing the AWS suite for our platform.”

Karina Lopez

Karina’s official title is CRM Dynamics Developer at Heritage Academies, but her work doesn’t stop there. She instructs coding classes for Grand Circus. Karina is also a co-host on the Brown Eyes and Caramel Thighs podcast, which discusses issues that affect the modern minority (brown), woman. Karina is a mom of one and an avid runner.


May 28
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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