Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 4:00:00 PM Online event

We will be having a virtual event on Wednesday February 17th from 4-6:00 with a panel of technologists. You will need to RSVP to see the Zoom link. This will not be recorded and is meant to be a community discussion.

Panel Topics:
In today's technology world there is likely more changing of jobs than a generation ago. With everything going on in the world, the landscape for hiring and being hired has changed. We are gathering a group of people that have recently been through this to discuss what the experience now looks like.

Panel Participants:

DaShaun is a Partner Solution Architect for Redis Labs, hired during the pandemic. A husband, father of four, volunteer and struggling athlete. Deliberately practicing to build better software, faster. Generalist. Computer Science. MBA. Continuously learning. Believes that every rep counts. Doesn't have anything figured out. Still trying to prove to himself that the sacrifices that his parents made for him, were worth it. Trying to get a little better every day. You can find him at

Brian Stevens currently works a Senior Infrastructure Engineer at BlockFi, a crypto-currency financial services firm, where he was interviewed and hired completely remotely. He can be found on online as othatbrian.

Jason Wadsworth, Senior Software Architect at DisruptOps. Hired during the pandemic and also was involved in the hiring of others during the pandemic. You can find him at: and

Chip Warden works at Bardavon Health Innovations as a Software Engineer and was hired during the pandemic.

Russ Starr works at Google as a Customer Engineer and he was hired during the pandemic. He's a native to Kansas City and has been immersed in IT for nearly 20 years; 13 of which were at Cerner. You can find him on slack, linkedin, etc. and @Russ_Starr for social.

Jamie O'Roark is the Client Success Manager, PivIT, A division of the Pinnacle Groups. ( We have hired Business Analyst, Database Administrator, Developers, Help Desk Specialist, Project Managers, System Administrators as well as some unique roles in the Audio Visual space. Jamie has 20 years' experience in staffing, recruiting, sale and client services, Jamie listens carefully to understand needs, such as culture and budget, then partners up to help tackle specific business challenges. Click here for event

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