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Shifting Careers: Getting into NYC Tech
November 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New York Tech is bigger than ever. As the industry grows, along comes excitement, opportunity, but also equal complexity. What does it take to navigate the New York Tech scene? How do tech innovation and coworking communities play into the future of Work? How can you get involved?
Join us for a conversation with some people on the front-lines.
Ventrice Lam is the founder of Impak Consulting, an early-stage startup product shop that helps emerging entrepreneurs translate their vision into reality through thought partnership, product strategy, and technical implementation. She is especially passionate about ideas with a social impact, and focuses her practice on helping business owners bridge the technology literacy gap.
Before starting her own consulting business, Ventrice spent 7 years at Goldman Sachs working on problem-solving for complex technology systems and project managing large teams in high risk environments.
Nate Cooper is an Adjunct Faculty member at the School for Visual Arts. He is founder of Simple Labs, a boutique web and social consultancy with a focus on client education. Through his company he has provided corporate training seminars to TIME Inc, NBC Universal and GAP Inc. He’s a regular writer on the topic of entrepreneurship for Contently.com and his writing has appeared in Mashable. He has been blogging on natecooper.netsince 2005. He regularly teaches WordPress, social media and blogging both online and offline for Mediabistro, General Assembly, 3rdWard & Noble Desktop. Nate cofounded the Reboot Workshop in 2011.
Jessica Santana is one of the co-founders of New York On Tech (NYOT), a 501c3 nonprofit organization on a mission to prepare the next generation of technology leaders emerging from New York City. NYOT provides underrepresented students with access to the development, mentoring, networking and professional experiences that prepare them for degrees and careers in technology. Their work has been featured in major media outlets such as Forbes, CNN, Wells Fargo, Sirius XM Radio, Huffington Post, TechCrunch, BET, Black Enterprise, AlleyWatch and The Network Journal.