2-4 Senior Developers
Live audience of developers with varying experiences
Call for Panelists Deadline: Friday, July 18
Actual event: #DevTO Monday, September 29, 2014 @ 6:30pm
Exact venue TBA in August 2014
Will be in Downtown Toronto or just outside it accessible via TTC
2-4 senior programmers who continue to code/innovate in a relevant programming language today
Must have proven track record of re-inventing themselves as languages come and go
Currently in a position writing new code for an innovative role product and/or services in the past 12 months
Not in a support developer role performing routine maintenance and bug fixes
Each panelist will represent an industry sector they have experience in i.e. Medical, Finance, Marketing, Science, Enterprise, etc
Panelists will be interviewed in front of an audience asking questions like:
What goes through their mind when tackling a new language?
What are their reasons not to leave programming?
Why did they not leave for management or startup their own company?
They also be asked to answer tough questions:
Thoughts on job outsourcing to India, China, etc.
Losing their job, getting back on their feet
Does the industry make it hard for women or they getting a fair deal like anyone else?
Friday July 18th Friday July 25th is the Call For Panelists deadline. A shortlist will be created. Final panelist selection will be based on the balance between many years of experience and the relevance of the technology they are currently practicing (Sorry Microsoft Access Dev).
Overall Goal/Takeaway: Inspire the younger generation of coders with knowledge from experienced folk so that they may have longevity and prosperity in the industry.