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Iris Classon


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. Today she is a software developer at Evry, one of northern Europe’s largest IT companies; a hostess on the Get Up and Code! podcast; a very popular developer blogger; and a Pluralsight technical online training author.

Speaker Presentations
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 12:45pm
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.