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Hack Your Career: Introduction to Tech


Thursday, 6 December 2018 from 18:30 to 20:30 (GMT)

Hack Your Career: Introduction to Tech

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The first step towards your tech career

If you want to break into a career in tech, but aren’t sure what shape it might take, or where to start, this event is for you.

Perhaps you are already on the journey but would like to learn more about the options open (which are not all about being a developer!) and the steps to take. 

Come and join us at ThoughtWorks London on  Thursday, 6 December to hear some amazing stories from the people who are doing the job. You’ll be able to ask questions and get some advice on how to prepare for your first job in tech.

Read below to find out about our fantastic speakers:


Clare Sudbery: How to Dream in Code

Clare is a lead consultant developer at ThoughtWorks. She is an ex-high school maths teacher and is on a mission to help others love their jobs as much as she does. She wants to embrace learning, banish intellectual elitism, facilitate psychological safety, and celebrate diversity in all its forms. Clare will share with us her personal journey throughout her 18 years in the industry, what gets her up in the morning and how she has fought to continue doing what she loves.

She tweets using @ClareSudbery, and blogs at both and


Andrew Harmel-Law: The Zelig of Tech - Accidentally Experiencing Tech History, and the Lessons I Learned

Andrew is a tech principal at ThoughtWorks, having started his tech career with Sun Microsystems he has witnessed the dot-com boom and bust first hand. He has a particular interest in setting dev teams up for success, he loves teaching and mentoring and encouraging diversity in tech.

Andrew also loves learning new things and is always seeking out people from whom he can learn new skills and gain different perspectives from. Having originally studied neural networks, he is currently using his spare time to catch up on the significance of deep learning.

“I've been privileged enough to have been present at some defining moments in the evolution of today's tech world."

In this short talk, Andrew will share with us how he ended up where he is today, some of the key historical events he has witnessed and the lessons he learnt along the way.


Lucy Fang: My journey into tech

Lucy has worked in strategic planning, marketing and communication roles across private, public and non-profit sectors before becoming a full stack software developer at ThoughtWorks. She interested in learning and utilising new technologies to develop useful products. She is an advocate for women in tech and encourages diversity in technical teams.

In this talk, Lucy will discuss her transition into tech and what you will learn in your first year as a developer. If you've ever had questions like - how do I get into tech? What technical or non-technical roles are there? What skills do I need? How does development happen? She will give you some tips on how you can start and how you can develop your tech career.

Do you have questions about Hack Your Career: Introduction to Tech? Contact ThoughtWorks

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ThoughtWorks London
76-78 Wardour Street
W1F 0UR London
United Kingdom

Thursday, 6 December 2018 from 18:30 to 20:30 (GMT)

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