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Kelsey Hightower to Speak at CodeLand 2022!

CodeLand 2022 is a welcoming virtual conference for early-career coders and their champions, taking place on June 16 & 17. We're hard at work building an inspiring, practical, and inclusive program of talks, activities, and more.

CodeLand 2022 is produced by CodeNewbie and DEV, two software communities built on Forem.

Learn more about CodeLand here and register here.

We're thrilled to share that Kelsey Hightower will be joining CodeNewbie Founder, @saron, for a fireside chat at CodeLand 2022! πŸŽ‰

Here's a bit more about Kelsey Hightower to help get you excited for this conversation...

Kelsey Hightower

Pronouns: He/Him, They/Them
Title: Principal Engineer @ Google Cloud
Based out of: Camas, Washington
Bio in Kelsey's words: "Minimalist."

Kelsey is a self-described curious and motivated self-learner. He gained an interest in computing at a young age, and started his IT career by opening a small consulting shop 20 years ago. From those beginnings, his career progressed quickly, eventually passing through the halls of Google, Puppet Labs, New Relic and CoreOS. Kelsey is a system administrator by trade, a programmer by necessity, but a problem-solver at heart.

With a passion for helping others, many successful speaking and teaching engagements under his belt, and a proven track record of getting things done and enabling others, Kelsey endeavors to solve the many problems facing IT culture by equipping people with the mental and computational software they need to succeed in the competitive world of technology.

We're so excited to experience this fireside chat between Kelsey Hightower and Saron Yitbarek at CodeLand 2022! 🌈

"What's a 'fireside chat'?"

In the world of events, conferences, and broadcasting, the term "fireside chat" is used to describe an informal yet structured conversation with influential leaders whose insights and thoughts many communities could benefit from accessing.

We think that our audience of early-career developers will learn a great deal from this fireside chat with Kelsey Hightower β€” one of the most respected figures in cloud computing and open source software.

"What's next on the road to CodeLand 2022?"

We will be announcing one more fireside chat in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to CodeNewbie Community and @codelandconf on Twitter for news and updates. In the meantime, you can browse the program here and register for the event here. ✨

Top comments (9)

latindev profile image

@vladimirvinarsky A fireside chat is an informal chat with a leader or influencer. So it might not say "firechat" in the schedule. Go back to and on the right hand side the schedule will pop up which you can scroll up and down to see the next set of talks.

vladimirvinarsky profile image

Hello I am bit lost here, is there a time already set for this fireside chat, when to watch it?

I was not able to find the times on any of the talks in the programe tab of the website.

Can somebody help me out please so that I can schedule my time around?

Thank you very much

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Shubhendra Singh Chauhan

Awesome!! πŸ™Œ

azuremis profile image

Am excited for this one!

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Andrew Baisden

Should be really interesting.

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

This is beyond exciting. So grateful to have Kelsey joining us at CodeLand this year 🌈

latindev profile image

Planning on creating a quote machine application and will add a few quotes from Kelsey H. This one was one of the best:

"Opportunities are not given, they are taken" by Kelsey HIghtower.

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Dulya Perera

Woah.. Awesome..!!!😍😍

marjanabm profile image

Amazing talk, thank you Kelsey!