From Hero to Infinity
Building your GDG A-Team
Our hero, Super Developer, armed with spectacular developer powers wants to share them with the world, but faced with the challenge of building and maintaining a fledgling community, realizes that superpowers are not enough! It is time to build a team of superheroes!
Where do you get started? How do you recruit heroes that are up to the challenge? What powers are needed?
Join Eva and Greg to learn all about:
- Rallying other heroes to your cause
- Identifying your superheroes and sidekicks
- Leading the A-Team
- Demystifying Superpowers
We will take you from hero to organizer and beyond in no time.
30 min - Eva Sofianos (GDG Bronx & Northeast Regional Mentor) & Greg Bennett (GDG Cloud Calgary & Canada Regional Mentor)
Eva Sofianos - Lecturer Computer Science, Lehman College - CUNY
I’m passionate about technology, love teaching and strongly believe in community give back. I am currently a faculty member at Lehman College, CUNY with over 15 years in IT; most of those years were spent at IBM. I have also developed solutions for Weill Medical Center of Cornell University, as well as some startups, in addition to having done research and taught at the American Museum of Natural History in NY. Some career highlights include co-authoring an IBM Redbook for Private Clouds, co-founding a technical training program, and acquiring 2 grants last year for curriculum redesign and project-based learning.
Greg Bennett - Founder & CEO, AIRIA Enterprise Transformation
Greg’s vision is to reimagine the world’s most challenging and complex industries. As Director of Transformation for Imaginea Energy, he developed world-first Cloud, ML, IoT and Blockchain projects and the open technology communities Atmosphere and GDG Cloud Calgary. You can catch him at gregbennett.io or skateboarding to his next meeting.