It’s time for Hyland’s Women in Technology conference!

 

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It’s coming up on one of my favorite times of the year at Hyland … Time to hold our biannual Women in Technology conference!

Since our first event in October 2016, female professionals at Hyland have networked with hundreds of women, helped them explore technology careers, given them advice on job hunting, and held workshops on everything from Agile methodology and QA testing to backend programming and web development during these free-to-attend conferences.

Explore the tech world on April 14

Our initial conference took place shortly after I started at Hyland, and it’s been a pleasure to watch the event grow and mature alongside my career—which is why I’m so excited to share the news about what I think is our best programming track to date.

On April 14, from noon to 4 p.m., we’ll introduce our attendees to some of the most in-demand technical skills in the market. Hyland professionals have prepared material on DevOps, application security, automated software testing, and the Scrum collaboration framework to showcase not just how we use these tools and technologies, but how valuable these skills are across the entire tech industry.

Top 5 things you’ll get to do

Why come out to Hyland on a Saturday? Here are my top five awesome things attendees will get to do:

  1. View a live hacking demonstration by one of Hyland’s security professionals.

Security is a hot-button issue in the wake of recent massive data breaches that have made headline news. Attendees will get to see how easy it is for hackers to exploit website vulnerabilities in this specially prepared demo, and take home some valuable information on how to protect themselves and their code.

  1. Learn about containerization using Docker, and watch automated tests in action.

Modern software solutions often have huge, complex codebases. Effectively managing these solutions through automation has become so important that a new term has come about to describe the task: DevOps. Attendees will get an overview of some common automation tools, learn about utilizing Docker containers, and experience automated tests running in real-time.

  1. Participate in an activity to understand the basics of how a Scrum team works.

A large number of software companies use some form of Agile methodology to manage their processes. Here at Hyland, we use the popular Scrum framework to plan, execute, and evaluate how our teams are operating.

Attendees will get the chance to participate in an activity to learn the basics of Scrum and go through a practice Scrum workflow.

  1. Network with Hyland professionals.

Lunch is provided, and plenty of Hyland’s female professionals will be in attendance to network with job seekers and provide resources for attendees interested in pursuing tech careers. Attendees will also get a chance to meet Hyland employees from across R&D, custom solutions, and HR.

  1. Get tips and tricks from a Hyland HR representative on how to build your best tech resume.

Sending a resume is often your first line of interaction with a company. Hyland HR will be on-hand to teach how to prepare your resume to apply for technical jobs, and provide some helpful insights on presenting yourself to potential employers.

Explore your tech career options

This free conference is open to collegiate and career-level women who are interested in exploring degrees or careers in information technology. Our goal is to help educate attendees and promote female leadership in the technology industry. We hope to spark interest in technology careers and help women break the glass ceiling by having an open dialogue about different career paths and opportunities.

What are you waiting for? You can snag a ticket to this awesome event by signing up today!

Tori Brenneison

Tori Brenneison

Tori Brenneison is an art historian-turned-software developer who started at Hyland in February 2016, working on the OnBase Integration for Guidewire and serving as an instructor with Hyland Technical Outreach. Tori is passionate about diversity in tech, accessible computer science education, and midcentury glassware.

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