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Wednesday, February 28 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
How to get Started with Automating Your Job!

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This section will be covering different ways you can automate repetitive and menial tasks that we have to do on a daily basis. Since this is an intro discussion on what is possible, I will be starting with the very basics and explaining the core concepts of how the internet works. This will include a walk through of what actually happens when we load a web page, how a web page works and how to automate tasks. I will be walking through a few common examples where automation can be applied and how to get started.  I will be covering both client (browser) and server side automation. 
What to expect:
First I will give a theoretical explanation of how to automate some complex and long running tasks. Then I will go through a live demo on how to write some simple jQuery expression and demonstrate how they be used to automate much simpler tasks that can be very time consuming. 
Who should attend:
Anyone who has ever had an interest in learning about technology and how to automate simple and menial tasks. 
Valuable takeaways:
  • Get a basic understanding of how the web works
  • Explain the difference between client and server languages
  • Learn how to install and create a customized Chrome extension 
  • Write some simple jQuery commands

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Morgan Allen

Technical Recruiter, NerdWallet
I’ve been on the Recruiting team at NerdWallet the past few years focusing on all things technical. I started learning how to code when I worked at a small startup and didn’t have access to many recruiting tools so I set out to build my own. The CTO offered to mentor me on weekends... Read More →

Wednesday February 28, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm PST
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