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September 28, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Tech Career Discovery Series

Join us for a fireside chat style panel discussion with area tech professionals.

Are you considering a career change? Are you a student interested in tech? Do you simply want to learn about emerging hot jobs?

Hear tech professionals’ career stories and consider if a digital career path might be right for you.

What you can expect

Local tech professionals will speak about their career journeys including what or who inspired them to pursue their tech path – even sharing career detours and challenges. Hear insights on the future of work and the critical skills required to join and thrive in the digital economy. Panelists will also answer your questions.

Enjoy light refreshments and be our guest for this free community event.

Space is limited and pre-registration is requested. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows.

Who should attend:

Anyone interested in learning about how to enter and prepare for a tech career. Anyone who wants to further advance in their current tech career.

You will learn:

  • What is it like to work in a “tech job”
  • How to have a tech career and live anywhere – including right here in Northern Michigan!
  • What are the in-demand and critical skills for successful tech careers
  • How to get started and pursue your tech career path

Panelists for this event:

Ken Hartman

Ken Hartman is an independent security consultant based in Traverse City where he works with his clients to secure their data in the public cloud. He also travels as a SANS Technology Institute instructor. He has a background in computer science and engineering, and previously worked at startup companies and Google.

Brian VanVoorst

Brian lives in Traverse City and has a background in computer science. He works remotely for BBN Technologies as a Lead Scientist where he works on research and development projects, brainstorming solutions to challenging problems and leading teams exploring solutions. He previously worked at NASA and Honeywell.

About the Career Discovery Series:

This series of events features local tech experts working in various specialties (coding, cybersecurity, data analytics and artificial intelligence). Through in-person panel discussions, the panelists will share their experiences and answer your questions.

This event is hosted by 20Fathoms and funded with support through the Michigan Industry Cluster Approach (MICA) Grant Program.

About us:

20Fathoms is the home of technology and entrepreneurship in Northern Michigan. We remove barriers and accelerate career growth through tech career training, talent acquisition, and the advancement of regional strategic initiatives. We also catalyze innovation and entrepreneurship through startup incubation services, business workshops, community partnership, and a vibrant coworking space.


September 28, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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10850 East Traverse Highway, #Ste 4400
Traverse City, MI 49684 United States
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