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Friday, October 28 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Powering the Magic at Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products

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Many people in our community are working to become technologists. They're studying computer science as bootcamp or college students; they're working in industries adjacent to technology, thinking about going full time; or they're in a role totally unrelated to technology but looking to make a change.

In each of these scenarios, people wonder, "what's it really like working as a software developer, cloud engineer, or technical project manager day to day"?

This session will feature three panelists that can answer this question from different perspectives in their careers based on years of experience:

The "junior" level, with 0 to 3 years of experience
The "senior" level, with 5 or more years of experience
And the "principal" level, with many years of experience

Each panelist will share how they started in their tech-focused career and what some of the bumps and turns have been like along the way. They'll share what their typical day is like along with some of the tools and technologies they use on a regular basis. Additionally, they will share tips and strategies for networking, getting up to speed with technology, and staying abreast of changes in their industries and fields.

Attendees at this interactive session will have the opportunity to ask questions to get answers directly from the panelists.

Anyone considering a role that uses or creates technology will leave this session with a better idea of what it's like working in tech, either just starting or well along the way.

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Rob Smedley

VP Technology - Data Science & Engineering, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
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Tauheedah Muhammed

Lead Product Manager, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
avatar for Jordan Morris

Jordan Morris

Software Engineer, The Walt Disney Company
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Zoe Cesar

Senior Data Engineer, The Walt Disney Company
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D’Yanna Craighead

Sr Manager of Technology, Disney Cruise Line

Friday October 28, 2022 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT
Coronado Breakout N & M