Day 2 Workshops


getWITit is excited to offer even more this year!  In addition to the conference, we are please to bring you an optional second day workshop.  We have 2 offerings this year, “Intro to Modern Web Development” and “Emotional Intelligence workshop”.  Both will be full day workshops held on 10/1/19, the day following the conference. You can sign up for just the workshop, or both the workshop and the conference. 

Emotional Intelligence Workshop

Emotional Intelligence is defined as a set of competencies demonstrating the ability one has to recognize his or her behaviors, moods, and impulses, and to manage them best according to the situation. Learning to manage emotions is key to having a fulfilling, purpose-filled life. 

This highly interactive, full-day workshop will give you the tools you need to be emotionally intelligent in your workplace and in your relationships outside of work. An employee with high emotional intelligence can manage his or her own impulses, communicate with others effectively, manage change well, solve problems, and use humor to build rapport in tense situations. These employees also have empathy, remain optimistic even in the face of adversity, and are better prepared to deal with challenges at work and at home. You can learn more about the instructor at her website: http://eilife.org.


Intro to Modern Web Development Workshop

Workshop Information

The workshop is targeted at beginners with no prior programming experience. It will cover an 8-hour curriculum designed to give beginners complete, basic programming skills to continue to build upon through studies or in the workplace. Over the course of the workshop, participants will learn the fundamental tools of front-end development using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS through lecture and hands-on sessions.

What do I need to bring?

Attendees are expected to bring their own laptops and they must have the Chrome web browser installed. 

What is the format of the workshop?

  • 9:00 – 10:00 am: Brief introduction, setup laptops, and settle in
  • 10:00 – 12:00 pm: Interactive lecture and workshop
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch (provided)
  • 1:00 – 4:30 pm: Interactive lecture and workshop
  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm: How to take your project further

Who is providing the training?

Andrew Frank, Instructor of Tech Elevator, with 14+ years of experience developing and leading mobile, web, and API projects in various languages and technology stacks. 
Tech Elevator is a 14-week, in-person coding bootcamp and career network. They train students with a variety of backgrounds to become fullstack software developers while helping them build necessary career readiness skills and career connections to land a meaningful job.