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Special Event with Software Engineer Greg Bekher

Wednesday , May 5th, 2021, 5 p.m. - 6:30 pm

 Join the Raptors Who Code Club , ACM MC Chapter and Computer Science discipline for a special event with Mr. Greg Bekher.

He is a full-stack software engineer and small business owner specializing in Graph QL, serverless AWS, and React, and will be touching on:
- His journey through the software industry and what it's like to work in tech
- What full-stack and cloud-native tech to learn in 2021
- How he launched and is growing his tech company
- What to focus on while in school and looking for a job.

Spring 2021 Computer Science Career Readiness Symposium

April 2021

Throughout the month of April, UMBC at the Universities at Shady Grove invites you to attend our virtual Computer Science Career Readiness Symposium! You will engage with representatives from Montgomery College, UMBC, UMBC-Shady Grove, and local Computer Science industry leaders through a series of sessions each Friday from 1 – 2 p.m. This month-long symposium will focus on a variety of topics related to virtual presence, applied learning, skills employers seek, and research in the computer science field.

  • April 2 (1 - 2 p.m.): Virtual Presence 
    Optimize and leverage your online presence as you network and prepare for your professional path.
  • April 9 (1 - 2 p.m.): Applied Learning
    Discover the benefits of applied learning opportunities and how to use campus resources to find them.
  • April 16 (1 - 2 p.m.): Skill Sets Employers Seek
    Explore the skills industry leaders look for in candidates with a computer science background.
  • April 23 (1 - 2 p.m.): Are You Career Ready? 
    Learn how to prepare yourself as you transition from college to the workplace.
  • April 30 (1 - 2 p.m.): Highlighted Industry Speaker (speaker to be confirmed)

Interested participants can sign up for as many sessions as they choose. Following submission of your RSVP, the link to join sessions via WebEx will be provided via email a few days in advance of each session.

Raptors Who Code Event: Make It To and Through the Interview - Career Development Workshop

April 1, 2021, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Title: Make it to and through the interview
Guest Speaker:  Mr. Matt Starr  (Solutions Architect at JBS International)
Date and Time: April 1st, 2021, 5pm - 6pm
Register Link:  Zoom Meeting Registration
Contact Us:  Email us at

Mr. Starr is serving as a technical lead in a variety of projects and technology stacks. He has experience in multiple software development roles, and as a hiring manager for entry and mid-level software developers.

Mr. Starr will be sharing with us his understanding of what makes a good resume in order to land an interview, and what is important in order to make it through interviews in order to get the job, along with what preparations can be made for all of these steps for those  early in their career planning or education.

Event Flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)

Raptors Who Code Event: A Look into Today's Headlines, Research and Vulnerabilities - Cybersecurity Overview

April 22, 2021, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Mr. Brown will be joining us to discuss an overview of cybersecurity including recent headlines, and:

  • Cisco’s Cyber Research organization
  • NIST framework
  • The anatomy of a ransomware attack

Date: Thursday, April 22nd
Time: 5 pm to 6 pm
Registration Link:  Zoom Meeting Registration
Contact us at:

Event Flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)

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