|Outside of the Phoenix Convention Center around 6PM PDT.|
Since it was around lunch time, two of my roommates and I went to Corner Bakery Cafe for lunch. I decided then that guac/bacon/turkey is one of the best combinations mankind has come up with.
We all stopped by the Student Opportunity Lab after lunch, where we could listen to 15-20 minute long talks about various career-related topics. I listened to "Tech Conference 101" and an intro to Data Science (the woman who gave the latter talk has me convinced that file storage and protection is a good field to get into).
After that, we went to the GitHub workshop, where I learned how version control with Git is *supposed* to work. It was great. The guy leading the workshop introduced us to Markdown, which is totally new to me.
Next up was the career fair. To call it a simple "career fair" is like calling the Statue of Liberty a "building." I had never seen anything like it, and feel like words can't really do it justice. Imagine someone's spacious, expert-designed living room, with bookshelves and TVs and couches and drinks and snacks and books. Now add in a couple of recruiters and some free t-shirts and 8000+ women in computer science and you have a rough idea of what most of the company booths looked like.
I conked out around 8PM PDT after a long day and several straight nights of lackluster sleep (I just came from HackMIT over the weekend). Tomorrow, I'll be covering two tech talks as a community volunteer, so I'm looking forward to those!
Photos to come.