Apprenticeships: The Future of Workforce Development
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Apprenticeships: The Future of Workforce Development

Hosted by The TechEquity Collaborative

Join TechEquity Collaborative for a discussion about how apprenticeships impact the future of work in tech and beyond. We will be discussing the history of apprenticeships in the U.S. and how they have evolved over time, leading up to our 21st century tech economy.

As our economy evolves, so does the job market. In order to ensure that everyone is able to access good jobs, we must adapt the pathways and training opportunities to support a 21st century workforce. We’ll explore how implementing apprenticeships within tech can lower barriers to entry, best practices for successfully building these programs, and of course, public policy opportunities at the state and local level.

This panel discussion will be moderated by TechHire Oakland's Kirsten Lundgren. Panelists include:

  • Vinz Koller, Senior Strategist at Social Policy Research Associates

  • Patrick Mitchell, Tech SF Program Manager at San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development

  • Manisha Priyadarshini, former apprentice and full-time Github employee

  • Shalini Agarwal, Director of Engineering at LinkedIn

Agenda:

  • 6:00pm Doors Open

  • 6:30pm – 8:00pm Panel Discussion + Questions

  • 8:00 – 8:30pm Wrap up + Networking

To RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apprenticeships-the-future-of-workforce-development-tickets-60641746095?aff=social

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Leveling Up for Tech Apprenticeships
Apr
30
6:00 PM18:00

Leveling Up for Tech Apprenticeships

Hosted by TechHire Oakland @ The Kapor Center

Tech Apprenticeships don't require 4 year degrees and convert into high-paying, full-time roles. And they're on the rise!

Join four TechHire Oakland apprentices for real talk on how to prep for these unique opportunities. Learn about:

-Their pathways into apprenticeship
-Products built and skills used on the job
-Upcoming apprenticeship opportunities and deadlines
-Tips for applying and interviewing

Plus, stick around after and get your resume reviewed on-site.

We’ll kick off programming at 6:30pm - JOIN US!

RSVP: http://bit.ly/insideapps

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Breaking Into Tech 2019
Mar
28
5:30 PM17:30

Breaking Into Tech 2019

Whether you are looking to break into the tech world or simply switch careers, sf.citi welcomes you for a night of speed networking. Make connections with people who have extensive expertise in all areas of tech and business and hail from some of the most prominent companies in San Francisco.

Job seekers will be paired with a series of advisors, giving them the opportunity to gain facetime, advice, and valuable career-focused conversation with established members of the tech community. Our confirmed advisors hold a wide range of positions at San Francisco's largest tech companies – maybe even your dream job and company.

You will also have the opportunity to conduct a lightning resume review with HireClub before and after the speed networking sessions. Bring your printed resume or upload it to https://hireclub.com. Review our networking advice in advance of the event.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breaking-into-tech-2019-tickets-56455203032?aff=ebdssbdestsearch#tickets

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Free Glover Center Spring Break Classes: For Artists, Educators, Adults 18+
Mar
25
to Mar 27

Free Glover Center Spring Break Classes: For Artists, Educators, Adults 18+

Are you an educator, artist, activist or person 18+ interested in learning creative tech tools for free? Join us at the David E. Glover Center for a special Spring Break (March 25-28) workshop series in video game development, photoshop, animation, python, creative coding, and arduino. East Oakland residents encouraged to sign up. No previous coding experience necessary. 

To see our full schedule and sign up, click the link below. 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/david-e-glover-emerging-technology-center-16938107555

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What are the Future Good Jobs in Tech?
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

What are the Future Good Jobs in Tech?

Join SPUR and the Kapor Center this spring for a three-part series about how tech can be done right. In part one of the conversation, we’ll talk about how the tech sector’s push for automation is changing the nature of work on a regional and global level. This trend can be a force for increased quality of life if done right, but it often brings unintended consequences, including increased unemployment, underemployment and a growing wealth gap. What are some of the future good jobs in tech and how do we make sure local residents are not left behind? Co-presented by the Kapor Center.

6pm, March 21st

RSVP: https://www.spur.org/events/2019-03-21/what-are-future-good-jobs-tech

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Breaking Into Tech
Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

Breaking Into Tech

Looking to break into tech? In this talk, we’ll offer a gentle introduction to how to start learning more about software engineering. Rithm School will be discussing what exactly engineers do on a day to day basis and the technical skills required to successfully start a career.

This event is perfect for anyone interested in learning how building web applications or become a software engineer or anyone looking to attend a coding bootcamp

* Please sign up to reserve your seat. If you do not do this, we cannot guarantee you a spot! Thank you in advance :slightly_smiling_face:

* Doors open @ 6:15pm. Lecture will start around 6:30pm. Come early, get signed in, head up the 3rd floor (suite 300) grab a good seat and shmooze for a bit.

* Bring your laptop! The workshop will be a combination of lecturing and programming. You’ll want to take notes!

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breaking-into-tech-tickets-56142239951?aff=ebdssbdestsearch#tickets

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Women in Tech Breakfast: Building Inclusive Teams for Success
Mar
8
8:30 AM08:30

Women in Tech Breakfast: Building Inclusive Teams for Success

How can companies close the gender gap in today’s workplace?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women occupy only 27% of chief executive jobs and just over one-fourth of computer and information systems management roles. And while women have made strides in various industries, organizations still struggle to build inclusive teams that fairly represent women in positions traditionally dominated by men.

In honor of Women’s History Month, leaders from General Assembly, ModelExpand, and the Career & Personal Development Institute will lead an action-packed discussion on how we can effectively engage and cultivate teams that support and celebrate inclusiveness at all levels.

You’ll leave this session with:

  • A deeper understanding of the challenges women professionals and employers face in breaking down gender barriers at work.

  • Expert insights on the negative ripple effects of unconscious biases in company culture.

  • Tips for facilitating open and honest dialogue around workplace inequities.

  • Strategies for incorporating gender diversity into your talent pipeline and championing inclusion in your organization.

Agenda:

  • Breakfast 8:30am-8:45am

  • Panel 8:45am-9:30am

  • Q&A and networking 9:30am-10:30am

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-in-tech-breakfast-building-inclusive-teams-for-success-tickets-55789399596?aff=ebdssbdestsearch#tickets

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Browsing While Black : How to stay safe online as a person of color
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Browsing While Black : How to stay safe online as a person of color

Black and brown communities are over surveilled, so how do we protect our personal info, data, and privacy in this climate? Join us for a conversation with Matt Mitchell (Tactical Tech & Crypto Harlem) and Harlo Holmes (Director of Newsroom Digital Security at Freedom of the Press Foundation) covering topics of digital security, online privacy, state surveillance and cyber crime and how these topics affect people of color. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A.

Thu, March 7, 2019

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST

David E. Glover Emerging Technology Center

6948 Foothill Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94605

FREE EVENT

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/browsing-while-black-how-to-stay-safe-online-as-a-person-of-color-tickets-57439464986?aff=erelexpmlt

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Introduction to Bootstrap
Mar
5
6:30 PM18:30

Introduction to Bootstrap

Bootstrap, an open source front-end framework, is one of the most popular front-end frameworks for building responsive websites. Bootstrap is currently in use on over 30,000 sites across the web and allows designers and developers of all skill levels to build responsive websites quickly.

You will learn about how to incorporate the latest version of Bootstrap (version 4) into your next project, build a small Bootstrap-based website from scratch using the responsive grid system, and see some most frequently used classes in action.

This event will cover:

• Incorporating Bootstrap into an HTML document
• Working with Bootstrap's responsive grid system
• Exploring Bootstrap's core classes and components
• If we have time: incorporating jQuery with Bootstrap, including modal windows, dropdowns and tabs

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
• Your laptop and charger
• Modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari)

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NEEDED
• Good knowledge of HTML & CSS

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-bootstrap-tickets-56215308501#tickets

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Lesbians Who Tech & Allies Career Fair & Career Mentoring San Francisco
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Lesbians Who Tech & Allies Career Fair & Career Mentoring San Francisco

Please join Lesbian Who Tech +Allies in San Francisco on March 2 for the Lesbians Who Tech + Allies Career Fair for non-binary, LGBTQ women and our allies. 

They are connecting diverse tech talent with companies who believe diversity is an advantage, and that inclusive teams are stronger, smarter, and better.

Partners intentionally recruit badass, underrepresented and talented tech professionals with a variety of skills. We especially seek women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and people who live with a disability.

Once you register, you'll receive an email to complete your include.io profile. Finish to unlock mentoring at the Summit 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lesbians-who-tech-allies-career-fair-career-mentoring-san-francisco-tickets-53865791031

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At the intersection of Art, Tech and Black Futures!
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

At the intersection of Art, Tech and Black Futures!

The event is being hosted by TechNColor and Faire and will celebrate the intersection of tech, art(ists) and our collective future. Attendees will have an evening filled with vibrant discussion on the role of technology in creative spaces and how we can use these mediums to facilitate further mobility across black communities.

We will kick the evening off with a happy hour, followed by a panel discussion. Additionally, we have invited a few local black makers/creatives to showcase some of their work.

Agenda:

6:00 pm - Food and Networking

6:30 pm - Panel Discussion and Q&A

7:30 pm - Continued Networking

7:50 pm - Wrap-up

Our Host:

TechNColor hopes to move away from the one-time networking event model, but rather a much-needed initiative to bridge the unique struggles of black and brown folk across the tech spectrum and provide them with space necessary for self-care and community building.

Faire is on a mission to revolutionize the way retailers shop for their stores. We take all the pain out of buying for store owners. Retailers can come to Faire to find unique and exciting products from thousands of makers all in one place. We have also created the first wholesale marketplace to offer free returns. Our goal is to make every item in your store a bestseller.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-tech-and-black-futures-tickets-56140484701?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Women in Biotech and Health Tech Panel and Mixer
Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

Women in Biotech and Health Tech Panel and Mixer

Join the Expat Woman for a mixer and a panel discussion with industry professionals who will share the current trends in biotech and health tech and the successes, failures and challenges they have faced in their career path

This panel will dive into the unique and rewarding challenges that come with contributing to the health-tech space and will address a wide range of issues at the intersection of technology and life science - discussions will cover current industry trends, personal experiences, career growth and future opportunities. This event will highlight the need for more female leadership in this space. Attendees will leave this event inspired and with a better understanding on how they can make a difference.

Open to all genders and all professional backgrounds.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-in-biotech-and-health-tech-panel-and-mixer-tickets-53818850631?aff=ebdssbdestsearch#tickets


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Building Your First Web App in Python
Feb
26
6:30 PM18:30

Building Your First Web App in Python

Join Rithm School for a gentle introduction to building web applications with Python using the Flask framework. You’ll learn to serve dynamis and learn concepts about core web application development. Some light Python is required; you should know how to deal with strings, lists, dictionaries, and write functions.c HTML page.

Important Information:

  • Please sign up to reserve your seat. If you do not do this, we cannot guarantee you a spot! Thank you in advance :)

  • Doors open @ 6:15pm. Lecture will start around 6:30pm. Come early, get signed in, head up the 3rd floor (suite 300) grab a good seat and shmooze for a bit.

  • Bring your laptop! The workshop will be a combination of lecturing and programming.

  • If you want to sharpen your skills or review a few programming topics before the meetup, go ahead and use Rithm's Free Online Courses to prepare .

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-your-first-web-app-in-python-tickets-54555410702?aff=ebdssbdestsearch#tickets


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Black Joy Parade Presents Sip & Speak with Lyft Employee Networking
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Black Joy Parade Presents Sip & Speak with Lyft Employee Networking

We'll be having an Open Mic and Networking Night. The winner of the Open Mic will get the last spot to perform on the Black Joy Parade stage.

Start that night with a curated networking event in the Lyft Lounge at Era. Enjoy live music by the Futurelics while connecting with Lyft employees on career opportunities.

At 8:30pm we will kickoff the open mic downstairs hosted by the Roots. All forms of expression are welcome, be it music, poetry, spoken word, comedy, or just enjoying a weeknight with the community.

Light bites will be provided. Come ready to listen to great music, perform in the Open Mic for your chance to be on the Black Joy Parade stage, or network for your next career opportunity.

Grab your free ticket! https://www.facebook.com/events/984595495058895/

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Merritt Cyber Club at TechHub
Feb
15
9:00 AM09:00

Merritt Cyber Club at TechHub

Tech Exchange is hosting the Merritt College Cybersecurity Club for a Homework/CodePath gathering at their new TechHub on Friday from 10am to 2pm.

All TechExchange is asking in return is to help them image about 20 all in one desktops, which is an excellent learning opportunity for anyone who hasn't played with computer imaging before.
This is an excellent opportunity to get help and get caught up with all of your cybersecurity courses!

For the public in general, this is a good chance to get help with any cybersecurity questions or concerns you may have. And if you'd like to learn more about the cybersecurity program at Meritt College, we'll be more than happy to tell you all about it!

If you are a Merritt College student attending, please RSVP to keep you updated with any event changes
Location: 2530 International Blvd, Oakland, California 94601

For the pubic in general, this is a good chance to get help with any cybersecurity concerns.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/284700708870867/

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Blackbirds Presents: Navigating Your Career Path In Tech
Feb
6
5:30 PM17:30

Blackbirds Presents: Navigating Your Career Path In Tech

  • 1355 Market Street #900 San Francisco, CA 94103 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join @Blackbirds as we celebrate Black History Month with some of our leaders at Twitter and Facebook's VP of Product Marketing, Ty Ahmad-Taylor  for a conversation about navigating your career path and attaining high-level positions in tech. In addition, the conversation will incorporate the idea of "Sankofa" and looking back to be able to bring up people behind you.

Speakers:

Candi Castleberry Singleton VP of Intersectionality, Culture & Diversity, Twitter 

Dalana Brand VP of Total Rewards, Twitter

Ilya Brown Sr. Director of Product Management, Twitter

Kay Madati VP of Global Content Partnerships, Twitter

Ty Ahmad-Taylor VP of Product Marketing, Facebook

RSVP: https://blackbirdsnavigatingcareerpath.splashthat.com/

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TransformHER  @ LinkedIn
Feb
1
12:45 PM12:45

TransformHER @ LinkedIn

TransformHER is the premier conference presenting a forum for professional Black & Latina Women in technology to build stronger relationships & leverage resources to advance. The theme of the event focuses on Up-Leveling Self, Industry, and Society. Hosted by LinkedIn.

Register: https://transformhersf.splashthat.com/?fbclid=IwAR0vEL6UYwARhUy8elGP5fkojToZklr0gfD5u-kMKwRr3LVTZOagYnf3TWc

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Inside Twilio: A TechHire Oakland Career Workshop
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Inside Twilio: A TechHire Oakland Career Workshop

Join the TechHire Oakland community for our monthly career workshop with employer partner and Kapor Capital company, Twilio!

Join us to learn about the company's:

1) Product: Twilio is the leading developer platform shaping the future of communications using SMS, video, voice, and WhatsApp.

2) Job Paths: Applications will soon be open for Twilio's paid tech apprenticeship program, "Hatch" - get a leg up.

3) Employees:  Network with key internal decision makers & employees eager to help you out, and learn what skills they use on the job.

* This event is open to all with a focus on underrepresented east bay residents of color *

REGISTER NOW, space is limited! http://bit.ly/insideTwilio

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Zero 2 Hardware Hero: Mentoring & In-Depth Instruction
Oct
26
1:00 PM13:00

Zero 2 Hardware Hero: Mentoring & In-Depth Instruction

Call it a mastermind group, mentoring, an accelerator cohort, a workshop, or let it be what it is, an unstructured series of mind melding with geniuses of hardware.

Come for the Mentoring, stay afterwards for Brazilian BBQ.

Come with a robot kit or project of your choosing or use this time for developing business, validating ideas, and practicing pitches. A variety of mentors will be available each session.

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Master JavaScript Functions
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

Master JavaScript Functions

Got the basics of JS down, but need an extra hand mastering higher order functions, callbacks, and closures? Come spend a few hours with a member of the Rithm team, and solidify your understanding of these vitally important topics. The Rithm team cover what callbacks and higher order functions are, how and when to use them, and what exactly closure is.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/master-javascript-functions-tickets 50085075810#tickets

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Code Unplugged: Free Workshop - Coding Theory & Creative Problem Solving
Oct
19
5:00 PM17:00

Code Unplugged: Free Workshop - Coding Theory & Creative Problem Solving

Join Kickstart Coding for a fun and educational 1+ hour FREE workshop that teaches concepts in coding and logical thinking

  • Learn collaborative problem solving with computer science concepts

  • Engaging for both coders and non-coders alike

  • Learn algorithms through hands-on demos

  • Learn to solve visual communication challenges

  • Build group problem-solving skills with challenges that reveal actual engineering concepts

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/code-unplugged-free-workshop-coding-theory-creative-problem-solving-tickets-50764356557?aff=erelexpmlt#tickets

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Tech Inclusion 2018
Oct
15
to Oct 17

Tech Inclusion 2018

Theme: Voices of Innovation

We’ll learn from diverse engineers building AI technology that solves global crises, augmented reality that bridges cultural divides, culture change initiatives that move teams to thrive as their best selves, angel and VC investment strategies that build generational wealth and a better world, public-private partnerships that erase digital divides and boost struggling local economies, children building new ways of tackling problems we haven’t yet solved, stories that can change the perception of a generation.

Everyone is welcome - of every gender, age, sexual orientation, ability, race, ethnicity, veteran status, physical appearance, body size, religion (or lack thereof), socioeconomic status, age.... Everyone.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-inclusion-2018-tickets-45538440702?aff=ebdssbdestsearch#tickets

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Inside LinkedIn: A TechHire Oakland Career Workshop
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Inside LinkedIn: A TechHire Oakland Career Workshop

TechHire Oakland, an initiative of the Kapor Center, is bringing LinkedIn to the East Bay.

Join us to learn about the company's paid apprenticeship program, check out projects/skills used on the job, build your professional profile and network with employees.

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL WITH A FOCUS ON UNDERREPRESENTED EAST BAY RESIDENTS OF COLOR

Register here: http://bit.ly/InsideLinkedIn

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Bots & BBQ -Circuit Launch Oakland
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

Bots & BBQ -Circuit Launch Oakland

Celebrate the end of the month with Circuit Launch, Caipirinhas and Brazilian BBQ!

Circuit Launch is THE place to build robots, whether you need a hot desk or an office, production floor space or access to the equipment and classes in how to print, design and produce almost anything!

Looking to hire or be hired in a robotics-related company? Have something to offer to robotics startups? Circuit Launch does announcements and introductions.

Confirm Attendence: 

https://www.meetup.com/Silicon-Valley-Robotics/events/ksgscqyxmblc/?utm_source=eventil-com&utm_medium=directory&utm_campaign=free-listing

 

 

 

 

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Listen for a Change: Diversity/Inclusion, Income Inequality & Harassment @ Work
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Listen for a Change: Diversity/Inclusion, Income Inequality & Harassment @ Work

  • Kapor Center for Social Impact (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If last year was the year our country settled into a new reality, this is the year we question our complacency. From the #metoo movement to victims of gun violence, brave voices have been sharing their stories, forcing us to challenge our norms. Yet much remains the same. How are you a part of the solution? How can you better listen? 2018 is the year to #checkyourchill.

Join Listen for a Change Storytelling for their final Oakland story hour of 2018 to stand up to hate, ignorance, and misinformation, and spread compassion through storytelling. No PowerPoints. No scripts. Just storytelling on a mission.

Tickets will be up for sale on September 13 at 8 AM.  

Link for Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/listen-for-a-change-diversityinclusion-income-inequality-harassment-work-tickets-42893261901?aff=efbeventtix#tickets

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The Hidden Genius Project 2018 End-of-Summer Celebration
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

The Hidden Genius Project 2018 End-of-Summer Celebration

Join The Hidden Genius Project for our highly anticipated End of Summer Celebration. Participate in a night of fun and prepare to be inspired as we highlight our most recent OAK5OAK6RICH1, and RICH2 Intensive Immersion Program cohorts along with Genius alumni. Share in the celebration of our accomplishments over the last six years, and learn about exciting developments as we continue to grow.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-hidden-genius-project-2018-end-of-summer-celebration-tickets-47693440364#tickets

 

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Inclusive Design in Practice
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

Inclusive Design in Practice

In support of World Interaction Design Day (IXDD), Adobe Systems and IxDASF present an evening devoted to the subject of inclusive design.

Every design decision has the potential to include or exclude customers. Inclusive design emphasizes the contribution that understanding user diversity makes to informing these decisions, and thus to including as many people as possible. User diversity covers variation in capabilities, needs and aspirations.

Come learn about methods and tools today’s designers utilize to determine how well their products and services perform for universal audiences.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inclusive-design-in-practice-tickets-48506684800?aff=ebdssbdestsearch#tickets

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Rithm School Private Accelerated Bootcamp Prep
Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

Rithm School Private Accelerated Bootcamp Prep

The only bootcamp prep course taught by experienced instructors — that's absolutely free.

In this accelerated 2 week long evening course, Rithm School will fast track you through intermediate coding concepts, leaving you ready to pass a bootcamp technical interview by the last day.

Join Rithm School in a small classroom environment (only 12 students!) being taught by a  team of experienced instructors.

Every night, you'll solve a handful of JavaScript problems, and dig into a variety of general problem solving strategies and patterns. By the end of the week, you should be a much more adept problem solver!

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rithm-school-private-accelerated-bootcamp-prep-tickets-48382957729#tickets

 

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Latinas Learn to Code + Margaritas
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Latinas Learn to Code + Margaritas

Have you been curious about learning to code or just want to learn so you could make a change in your career? There have been more than 100,000 job openings in web and mobile development reported in the last 12 months and we want to introduce a resource to you that could possibly change your life and future.

#LatinaGeeks is proud to partner with Microsoft, together they present an awesome opportunity for Latinas who want to learn to code. 

During this workshop you will be exposed to the foundations of HTML, CSS and JavaScript — the three building blocks for the entire web. If you don't know what any of that means, it's even more reason for you to come and learn. This workshop is for beginners and anyone who is curious to learn more.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/latinas-learn-to-code-margaritas-tickets-48720757096?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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