What I Wish I Knew When I Started As a Software Engineer (Partner Event)

Oct 22, 2019 · New York, United States of America

We’re excited to welcome Jeff Potter, Head of Engineering at Enveritas, to Codesmith for this month’s React x Node NYC to talk about the journey of launching your career as a software engineer.

Join us at our NYC headquarters for a great evening full of discussion on the newest technologies and how they're being used! React x Node NYC meets monthly to host discussions and workshops covering the latest in React, Node, and other exciting technologies.

Agenda -

6:30pm - 7:00pm: Check in

7:00pm - 8:00pm: Speaker session

8:00pm - 8:30pm: Wrap up and networking

Speaker - Jeff Potter, Head of Engineering at Enveritas


What advice is useful for a new member of the software engineering profession? How should you go about picking a company to work at? What should you understand about interviewing and working on a software team? And what technical tips and coding anecdotes will help you once on the job? Join Jeff Potter for answers to these questions and more based on his 20 years of experience in the software industry, followed by a Q&A session, drinks, and networking.

Speaker Bio:

Jeff Potter is the head of engineering for Enveritas, a Y Combinator-backed, non-profit that’s looking at new ways of certifying coffee beans with the goal of lifting millions of farmers out of poverty. Previously, he was the VP of Engineering at the James Beard-winning website, Food52. Before that, he helped build the initial backend engineering team for Hillary for America 2016. He’s also the author of the O’Reilly book Cooking for Geeks. Jeff attended Brown University where he studied computer science and visual art.

Travel Info:

One block from: Canal St Station (N Q R W), Canal St Station (6), Canal St Station (J Z), and 4 blocks from Canal St Station (A C E)

-- Looking forward to seeing you there!

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