Saturday 3 p.m.–3:50 p.m.

Transitioning from Science to Tech: One Astrophysicist's Journey

Elizabeth Wehner

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Changing careers can be intimidating! In this talk, I'll share how I made the transition from astronomer to full stack web developer, and built up a career in tech.


There are many ways to get into tech -- from getting a degree to going to a bootcamp to going it alone and learning on your own. I'll talk about how I made the transition from research astronomy to building a new career in technology as a full-stack web developer. I will talk about my experience using Python in both the academic and web contexts and what the transition between them was like. I will also highlight useful resources and for those looking to develop their own career in tech.