BDPA Info Exchange Meeting
May 19, 2016
6:30 -8:30 pm
440 Burroughs Detroit ,MI 48202
Everyone Can Be a Developer -
Diversifying Detroit's Tech Industry
by Ian Washington and Josh Sheppard
Come out and learn about how to boost you career in the tech industry at a special BDPA Info Exchange meeting. Ian Washington and Josh Sheppard will inform you on the opportunities available at Grand Circus.
Grand Circus, we vet and train Detroiters in the skills businesses need to grow, and then we introduce them to companies needing talent. Our bootcamps are intensive learning experiences that emphasize workplace needs like teamwork, paired programming, and cutting-edge technical skills.
We’re passionate about training people for amazing careers and helping local businesses grow by hiring local tech superstars. Our bootcamps serve both purposes: we give people critical skills for tech jobs while introducing them to businesses looking for talent. More than that, we’re here for the broader Detroit community through co-working, classes and events.
Finding amazing IT talent is hard. At Grand Circus, we vet and train Detroiters in the skills businesses need to grow, and then we introduce them to companies needing talent.
Light Refreshments will be served
Raised in New England, Josh came to the tech startup world from a background in retail and hospitality management. At Grand Circus, his primary role is forging partnerships with companies in Southeast Michigan to introduce them to newly minted developers right here in Detroit. Outside of work, he enjoys cooking, visiting museums and airshows, and spending time outdoors.
Ian Washington was born and raised in downtown Detroit. He has been involved in various professional roles from banking to beverage sales and manufacturing. Joining the Grand Circus team in late 2014, Ian is responsible for the initial recruitment and admission of students into the coding bootcamp. He is integral to guiding future developers as they successfully transition into a bootcamp and ultimately into the tech industry. In his off time he enjoys spending quality time with family, photography and reading.