About This Event
Despite popular myths, you can become a software engineer without a college degree in Computer Science. Whether you’re entering the workforce or looking for a career switch, becoming a software engineer is definitely within your grasp—as long as you’re willing to put in the hard work. This event is where we will reveal everything you need to know about what it takes to get your foot in the door and how to get hired as a software engineer.
Come along and hear from our experts who work on softwares day in day out. They will be sharing the lowdowns on their decisions to step into the world of coding, how they used their new skills to transition their career or level-up in their current role, the opportunities and hiring process for software engineers and much more!
About the Instructor
Admissions Producer, General Assembly
Alex joined the General Assembly team at the end of 2019. Originally from Albury, NSW, Alex moved down to Melbourne in 2011 to study a Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations) at RMIT University.
Roles that most excite Alex are those centred on relationship building. Most recently this led him to being the Head of School’s Growth at PROJECT ROCKIT; Australia’s youth led movement against bullying hate and prejudice where he helped impact thousands of students across the country with their school workshops.
When not working as part of the Admissions team at GA Melbourne, you can find Alex checking out local cafe’s, exploring beaches along the Mornington Peninsula or hanging out with his Italian greyhound Pepito.
Software Engineer, Mabel
I completed General Assembly’s Software Engineering Immersive in Dec 2021 in the middle of a long lockdown. After this I became an Instructional Associate for the next cohort before landing a software engineering job.
Prior to studying with GA, I was a musician. I’d studied classical music at uni, and was teaching and performing locally.
I’ve been working as a software engineer at Mable, which is an online platform that connects people for care and support in their local communities. I’m a backend engineer, and my team’s work focuses on improving the matching and recommendations between clients and support providers.
Outside of coding, I’m a film-buff, self-proclaimed trivia whiz, urban design enthusiast and a huge sports fan. I like to stay active by playing plenty of futsal and netball, or cycling around town.
Software Engineer, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Studied Bachelor of Software Engineering at The University of Adelaide. Currently working as a Software Engineer at Commonwealth Bank of Australia. I have always had a passion for Engineering and the role different types of Engineering play in making our day-to-day lives better and easier.
In my spare time I like to play video games (which was the main reason why I picked Software Engineering), go for walks, write poetry or watch movies/binge TV shows.