The software industry continues to be one of the fastest-growing career fields, particularly in the high-demand area of software engineering. Whether you’re a front-end or back-end developer, a data operations specialist, a project manager or a Scrum Master, you’re likely to find burgeoning opportunities for well-paid employment. This workshop covers the basics of the software engineering field, how to get started in it, and which roles might be the best fit for you.

Master Key Concepts

  • Organizational structures and strategies of software companies
  • Introduction to Agile and Scrum/Kanban
  • Different career opportunities within software engineering
  • Preparing for transitioning into the field
    – Cracking the software industry interview


Andrew Winstead

Andrew Winstead is a Scrum Master with a background in full-stack web and mobile application development. He has a passion for software development and creativity. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in physics and Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Arkansas, he taught robotics and math classes at El Dorado High School and helped his students win several Louisiana Tech University engineering competitions. After moving to New Orleans, he taught robotics and AP computer science at Sci High and built a makerspace that is still in operation. As Director of Education for IDIYA Labs, Winstead created several innovation labs for New Orleans-area schools, and worked with over 100 teachers to develop curriculum and project-based learning techniques. He also hosts a radio show and podcast called Maker Bayou. He currently works as a Scrum Master for Accruent in New Orleans.