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Front End Developers: the new agents for digital acceleration - Presented by RBC

Start Date: 6/3/2021

Start Time:6:30 PM EDT

Duration:90 minutes

AGENDA:



    Our world is consistently witnessing a paradigm shift since the emergence of the coronavirus over a year ago. Many businesses and organizations have transitioned from physical services to online services. With virtually all industries embracing the new normal of contactless operations, the demand for front-end developers has skyrocketed by 40% in the past few months.

From eCommerce to online retails, banking to finances, the competition to hire talented front-end developers continues to escalate. Gone is the era of data scientists as the leading in-demand professionals; front-end developers are the new hot cakes! Eventually, front end developers are getting the recognition they deserve as digital acceleration agents.

Unsurprisingly, the transition in business operations revolutionizes the workforce's future and HR’s hiring pattern.

Are you:
  • A front-end developer looking to boost your career from the ongoing digital acceleration?
  • A software developer who is curious about the future of microservices?
  • A tech service provider looking to upskill?
  • A Black professional looking to connect with like-minded industry peers?

Join us as we host RBC on this week's insightful and career-accelerating event. 

About BPTN
Black Professionals in Tech Network (BPTN) bridges the talent gap in the tech industry by providing Black technical and business professionals with access to senior executive sponsorship, skill development and a strong peer network to support their career growth

About RBC
Royal Bank of Canada is a global financial institution with a purpose-driven, principles-led approach to delivering leading performance.As Canada’s biggest bank, and one of the largest in the world based on market capitalization, we have a diversified business model with a focus on innovation and providing exceptional experiences to our 17 million clients in Canada, the U.S. and 34 other countries.

  

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Speakers

Andrew Trossman - RBC

VP of Innovation

RBC

In 2000 Andrew co-founded ThinkDynamics which was acquired by IBM in 2003 as part of IBM's journey towards cloud computing. Recognized as an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Andrew led the creation of IBM’s public cloud’s Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). In 2020 Andrew joined RBC to lead an Innovation team to transform and continuously improve the bank’s technological edge. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewtrossman/

Tosin Kajopelaye-ola

Squad Tech Lead (Frontend/NodeJS)

RBC

Tosin Kajopelaye-ola is a squad tech lead at RBC with 10 years of industry experience building enterprise software. He’s got a background in computer science, art and psychology. Started off as a full stack engineer but has majored in the frontend for the past 6 years using JS/CSS/Angular/React and NodeJS. Interesting fact, Tosin represented Nigeria twice in a world robotics Olympiad. Apart from art, he also enjoys playing basketball and table tennis. Linkedin profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tosin-kajopelaye-ola/

Mireille Umugabekazi

Application Developer

Government of Canada at DND

Mireille is a young, curious and avid learner in the tech industry. With a Computer Engineering college degree and 5 years of experience as an IT analyst and application developer, she is currently pursuing a career in the Software industry, all while empowering youth in the Black community to reach higher aspirations. As a co-founder of a non-for-profit organization Burundi We Want based in Ottawa, Mireille founded a Mentorship Program in alliance with partners to facilitate employment opportunities provided to minority communities. She aspires to combine both her passion in tech and community work, to uplift those around her particularly young Black women. Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/mireille-francia-umugabekazi-2412abab/

Lanre Adebayo

Frontend Developer

Phyxable

Economics and Geography University major turn Web developer, experience working as a freelance web developer and working in startups as a front-end developer. Started my frontend developer career in 2019, still learning the industry and looking to share what I have learned so far in how to succeed as a front end developer. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lanreadebayoweb/

Adrian Samuel

Software Developer

Lightspeed

Adrian is a passionate tech-advocate, who enjoys exploring the intersection of both the digital and creative space as a means to furnish the world with solutions to our ever-present challenges Linkedin profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrian-samuel/

Cher Jones

Social Media Trainer & Personal Branding Strategist

Socially Active

Cher Jones is a Corporate Social Media Trainer & Personal Branding Coach with the love of technology hardwired into her personality. As the founder of Socially Active Training, she leverages over 20 years of PR, marketing and broadcasting experience to help professionals, leaders and consultants develop a credible and strategic online presence while teaching them how to use social media at work for work. Her passion, knowledge and expertise have many referring to her as one of North America's leading experts in online personal branding for professionals. She has worked internationally with a wide variety of organizations including Rogers, Hong Kong Police, PokerStars, BlackBerry, Industrial Alliance, The City of Toronto, MPI, The UK Trade and Investment, The Ontario Ministry of Education and CBC to name a few. Cher is also the host of a weekly LinkedIn livestream called #JustAskCher LIVE where she offers tips and advice to help you develop a powerful and professional brand online! Linkedin profile- www.linkedin.com/in/itscherjones
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