Matthew Renze

Information & Communications Technology

Data Science Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

So You Want to Be a Rockstar?

No matter what career path you choose, your success is going to come down to a lot of hard work, a bit of luck, and a series of good life choices. In this presentation, you’ll learn how to make better decisions to ensure your long-term career success.

We’ll do this by playing “The Game of Life” as an interactive social game, using a virtual avatar. Our goal will be to help our avatar achieve fame, fortune, and love by becoming a professional rock musician. As a group, we’ll choose actions that will send our avatar down various possible life paths that will either lead to career success or epic failure — just like The Sims or a Choose Your Own Adventure book.

Through this fun and interactive experience, you will learn a series of key lessons that will increase your likelihood of success in the real “game of life”. Lessons that I had to learn “the hard way” over 25+ years of trial and error on my journey to career success — while attempting to become a professional rock musician.

Over my career, I've taught over 400,000 software developers and IT professionals.

I've delivered over 100 keynotes, presentations, and workshops on every continent in the world (including Antarctica).

I've spoken at Microsoft Ignite, NDC, Devoxx, CodeMash, Techorama, DevSum, KCDC, VS Live, IT/Dev Connections, and more.

I'm also the president of Serenze Global, a co-organizer of AntarctiConf, and a member of the speaker-selection committee for KCDC.

For my full public-speaking credentials and speaker-demo reel, please visit my website:
https://matthewrenze.com/speaking/


Matthew Renze

Data science consultant, author, and public speaker

Matthew Renze is a data science consultant, author, and public speaker.

Over the past two decades, he has taught over 400,000 software developers and IT professionals how to build intelligent software systems. He’s delivered over 100 keynotes, presentations, and workshops at conferences on every continent in the world (including Antarctica). His clients include small software start-ups to Fortune 500 companies across the globe.

He’s a Microsoft MVP, an ASPInsider, and an author for Pluralsight, Udemy, and Skillshare. He is also the President of Serenze Global, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing free technology education for under-represented individuals in the IT industry.

His focus includes artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science.

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