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Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 12:45pm - 1:45pm

Learning to Be a Developer—From Day One

When she was little, Iris Classon was told that if you plan to go from 0 to 100 in a short period of time, you need a very good plan. So Iris made grand plans, but they all failed to deliver on her dreams and aspirations. So, when she decided to make a drastic career change from clinical nutritionist to computer programmer without ever having seen a line of code, she decided not having a plan would be her plan—embracing unpredictability and uncertainty instead of fighting it. Iris shares how she went from dietitian to programmer in less than a year, with an intriguing approach to agile learning and personal development. Iris shares the approach she used, contributors to and key players in her success, and the science behind it—how the human mind can help learning and break boundaries. Iris provides you with practical advice on learning, facts on how the mind works, and most importantly, proves that anything is possible—with enough passion and knowledge.

Iris Classon, Evry

With her tremendous passion for programming, Iris Classon has had a remarkable career that proves that anything is possible. A registered and licensed clinical dietitian, Iris decided in 2011 to learn programming and rapidly accelerated from 0 to 100. Within her first year, she earned several certifications, landed a developer job, and after just six months, was a technical evangelist for the renowned international company Telerik. In less than two years, Iris was awarded a Microsoft MVP for her contributions in the C# community.

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