December 4-6, 2017
Vancouver, Canada

Diversity is not only about Ethnicity and Gender

How many fantastic SW developers have you met that came from a non-traditional background? Did they all have a CS degree? Should a CS degree be a prerequisite for all SW engineering roles? With the rise of coding bootcamps & self-taught programmers around the world, it is time to start giving a chance to engineers with diverse backgrounds. Chloe Condon - Theater/TV/Movie actress turned Software Developer tells her story.

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Chloe Condon


Chloe is an SF based Senior Cloud Developer Advocate for Microsoft. Pre-Engineering, she spent her nights and weekends performing in the Bay Area as a singer/actress, before attending Hackbright in 2016. Perhaps the only engineer you'll meet who has been in "Hairspray", "Xanadu", "Carrie the Musical", and "Jerry Springer: the Opera"- she is passionate about bringing people with non-traditional backgrounds into the world of tech.

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