Career Track 2012
10 AM: The American Dream: Seven Steps to (Career)
When asked "Who owns your career?" most will say, "I do, of
course! No one else does..." But when it comes to putting that
"ownership" into action, most people are really Renters: they let others
take care of it!
How often do you wash a rental car before you return it? How often do you make repairs on your home when you are renting it? For most, the answer is "never." We care differently for things we "own" and things we "rent" from others. Unfortunately, most people still "rent" their careers...not taking care of it the way a real Owner does.
In this session, Janine Moon--author of "Career Ownership: Creating 'Job Security' in Any Economy--will review the actions necessary to take real ownership of your career. Interested in moving up in your organization? Want to step into a position in another area of your organization? Want to be noticed as a "high potential" employee? Looking for security in a very unsecure workplace?
Janine will review 7 required actions to ensure that you own your career and your career direction, and provide several worksheets for you to begin the ownership process immediately!
11 AM: Recruiting:
CoverMyMeds - CoverMyMeds helps physicians and pharmacists
complete Prior Authorization and other insurance coverage
determination forms for any drug and almost all drug plans. We
automate one of the most painful and manual processes in
prescription drug fulfillment. We're looking for talented people
that want to change the world of healthcare. We are a
Columbus-based tech startup with a Silicon Valley atmosphere.
CoverMyMeds is under the same roof as Innova Partners, a software
design studio who has been developing healthcare software for
eight years. With a casual work environment, a team of really
smart developers, managers who write code, a great downtown
office, and an in-house chef, our company is the best place for
hackers to work in Columbus. This video gives a really good
overview of what it is like to be a hacker at CoverMyMeds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Here are some useful links:
- Our main website used by customers: www.covermymeds.com
- Our BLOG: http://blog.covermymeds.com
- Our careers page: http://www.covermymeds.com/
[11:25] Recruiting: 2CheckOut - 2Checkout is an online payment processing service that bundles a payment
gateway and merchant account into a single package for simple
integration. 2Checkout operates in over 200 countries with 8 payment
methods, 26 currencies and 15 languages making it one of the largest
processors of global payments serving merchants all over the world. At
2Checkout you will find yourself surrounded by a diverse team of
dedicated staff committed to providing excellence in all of our service
offerings. We're working hard to build a different kind of organization
- one that listens to its customers, celebrates the entrepreneur in them
and is getting better every day.
We are seeking a Development Manager, Infrastructure Manager, DBA, Systems Administrator that operates in Linux using Open Source technologies. This includes familiarity with a highly available Web application stack using scalable technologies including LVS, Apache, mod_perl, Nagios, Squid, and others.
The job description for open positions is available here: https://www.2checkout.com/careers/job-listings/
12 PM: BREAK
1 PM: The Perspective of Recruiters (Lou Russo and Rufus Smith) - Lou Russo and Rufus Smith have a combined 12 years' experience in
recruiting at Robert Half focusing on permanent placement.
They will be sharing thoughts from the perspective of a recruiter around working with a recruiter, networking, interview techniques, resume tips.
Leaving this session, your will have a better understanding of the perspective of a recruiter and how you can leverage them to engage hiring companies.
2 PM: Linux Professional Institute:
Catching the Wave of Open Source Careers (Ross Brunson,
LPI) - Within the classic model of technology adoption,
Linux and other Open
Source technologies have clearly moved beyond the "Early Adopters"
the "Early Majority" phase. This wave of adoption will soon crest
professionals with Linux and Open Source skills will be in high
demand. This presentation will focus on how to further your IT
accreditation, community involvement and active participation in
relevant social media networks. This information session will
examples from around the world of the growing demand for Linux/OSS
professionals, tips for enhancing your career prospects, and a
board/tool kit that will enable you to ride the "big wave" of
Bio: Ross Brunson (Director of Member Services, LPI) has over 15 years experience as a Linux trainer and is author of the popular "LPIC-1 Exam Cram" (QUE Publishing). Ross Brunson most recently served as a Social Media Consultant and Linux Solutions Specialist with Novell architecting Open Source-based enterprise solutions. Past experience as a trainer and IT courseware developer include the following: Thomson Learning/Wave/SAIR Inc., Computer Associates, Platinum Technologies and Learning Tree International. Ross holds a number of key IT certifications and is also author of several successful technical books, dozens of technical courses for major organizations (including the first LPI Certification Bootcamp) and is skilled at both contributing to and building community around IT products.
3 PM: The Intentional Career (David Crone) - Are you tired of a career that seems to be going nowhere? Are you wondering when your company's leaders will finally recognize the exceptional talents that you bring to the organization? Are you feeling stuck, wondering how to reach that next level in your career? If so, this presentation will help you clarify specific steps you can take to create the career of your choice -on purpose.
Bio: David Crone has been modifying his career source code since punch cards and 8" floppy disks. He has written hundreds of thousands of lines of code in assembly language and C for embedded systems, device drivers and communications protocols. He holds a patent for his X.25 driver for Windows NT. Too many hours at the keyboard finally forced David to stop writing code. Following the adage, "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach. Those who can't teach, manage.", David moved into management. He set about an intentional journey through the ranks of leadership. He loves to share his passion for personal career growth.
4 PM: Recruiting: Manta -
Manta is the largest social media website dedicated entirely to
small business. With more than 30 million unique visitors each
month, Manta is one of the most trafficked sites on the web today.
Our growing team of engineers have a passion for technology,
taking on challenges of scale and complexity, and have a strong
desire to create innovative new products and platforms.
Manta works in an Open Source environment with modern
databases like NoSQL (MongoDB), Postresql, MySQL and Big Data
If you want to work with an extremely talented group of people who like to turn up the heat on the foosball table, check us out at www.manta.com/manta-careers/ or stop by our booth at the Ohio LinuxFest.
A list of the open positions are below, and full descriptions for all can be found at: http://www.manta.com/manta-
Tech positions: Automation Test Engineer; Data Engineer; Front
End Engineer; Search Engineer; Software Engineer; Systems Engineer
Non-tech positions: Director, Product Management; Senior Accountant; Intern - Social Media & Content; Manager, Paid Search / PPC Advertising; Product Manager, Search, Browse and Navigation; Product Manager, Self-Service Ad Platform; Product Manager, Web Products; User Interface / Interaction Designer; Customer Care Representative
5 PM: You Inc - Taking Control of Your Career (Ben Blanquera) - Ben Blanquera will be sharing with you his philosophy about taking control of your career and share with you the wide array of resources available to you to build your career. Those attending will come away with practical and actionable insights to help you build your professional skills and networks
Bio: Ben Blanquera is husband, dad, thought leader,
entrepreneur, geek, wanna be jock and unabashed advocate for
technology and entrepreneurship. By day he is a strategic
transformation advisor and execution accelerator to CEOs and CIOs.
In 2011, Ben was named by Computer World to its Premiere100 list
of top IT leaders nationwide. Senior leadership roles
previously held by Ben include VP of IS for Progressive Medical,
Director of the Columbus Technology Council, and Director at Owens
Corning. As a thought leader Ben facilitates the Central Ohio
agile executive forum, is the founder of TechLife Columbus, writes
a blog chronicling the Columbus Tech community - www.techlifeohio.com
and is the curator of the Columbus Startup Digest. He is a
frequent conference speaker on agile development, project
management, and high performance teams. Ben resides in Dublin with
his wife Sandy and his 4 daughters. LinkedIn: