Panel: How did you get into tech?

We all have a story to tell. As members of the web community, each of us has taken a different route to get to where we are today in our careers. And for someone new to the industry, it’s inspiring and enlightening to hear how others got into tech.

At our next lunch event, we’ll hear from a few people from our community about their journeys into tech. Whether it’s through self-teaching, boot camps, or traditional methods like colleges and universities, we’ll explore each person’s background and have the opportunity to ask them about their experiences.

Join us for this panel at Happy Medium on Wednesday, April 18 at 12pm. Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP today! Metered parking is available on the street in addition to the paid parking garage at the Science Center.

About the Panelists

Noe Azar
Noe is a Software Artisan at Pillar Technology, where he consults for noted clients, pair programs and writes test-driven code. In his free time, he loves helping others to get started in the Software industry.

Jonathon Graf
Jon’s title is “Software Developer/CEO/Awesome,” and he is a constant skeptic, continuous problem solver, and a creative designer.

Sarah Lichter
Sarah completed the Flatiron School’s online coding bootcamp in 2016. Since then, she’s been a Software Artisan at Pillar Technology.

Renae Meines
Renae is a graphic designer-turned-developer who found satisfaction in making her design work come to life by way of code. Her day job involves a wide gamut of design and programming at Shift Interactive, and she moonlights as a board member for the Art Directors Association of Iowa.

About the Venue

Happy Medium is a company comprised of creators, innovators, artists, storytellers, makers and leaders. While operating as a full-service marketing firm, they also thrive on development of their own cutting-edge products and technology. Learn more about Happy Medium at


Wed, Apr 18th @ 12:00pm


Happy Medium
104 Southwest 4th Street Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309

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