LTX Fest 2019
Oct
8
to Oct 11

LTX Fest 2019

  • Oakland and San Francisco (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

LTX Fest unites the visionary work of Kapor Center, Latinas in Tech, and Latino Community Foundation as the nation’s premier event celebrating Latinx contributions to technology, innovation, and philanthropy.

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Inside Airbnb Software Engineering Apprenticeships
Sep
30
6:00 PM18:00

Inside Airbnb Software Engineering Apprenticeships

TechHire Oakland at the Kapor Center is bringing Airbnb to the East Bay for a fun and engaging workshop that can help you land your next job!.

Applications are open for Connect, Airbnb’s paid software engineering apprenticeship.  This is a six month opportunity to build onramps to technical jobs for non-traditional talent (those without four-year computer science degrees).

Join us to hear directly from the program’s leaders and decision makers. Gain tips for prepping and applying that will help you stand out.  And meet with current employees about their diverse pathways into the company and the skills they use daily.

These connections may be the key to your next job!

This event is open to all with a focus on underrepresented East Bay residents of color*

To Register: http://bit.ly/insideairbnb1

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Dev Color SF Outreach Dinnners & Open House
Sep
24
to Sep 26

Dev Color SF Outreach Dinnners & Open House

Join these Outreach Dinners and Open House for black engineers to learn about /dev/color and the A* Program!

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/san-francisco-outreach-events-registration-6464530284

Tuesday, September 24th, 6pm - 8pm: Senior Engineering Outreach Dinner (location TBA) -This event is limited to Black software engineers who have been in the industry for at least 10 years. Connect prospective /dev/color members who are senior in their career with one another in an intimate setting, discuss the unique issues they face, and learn about /dev/color’s A* Program and how to get involved.

Wednesday, September 25th, 6pm - 8pm: Women's Engineering Outreach Dinner (location TBA)- This event is limited to female and non-binary Black software engineers. Connect prospective /dev/color members who are Black women and non-binary engineers with one another in an intimate setting, discuss the unique issues they face, and learn about /dev/color’s A* Program and how to get involved.

Thursday, September 26th, 6:30 - 9pm: San Francisco Open House (location TBA)- learn more about the organization, the A* Program, and hear directly from current members about their experiences! Open to all who are part of the /dev/color community and those interested in becoming involved. We do ask that no recruiters attend.

Dinner Agendas:

6 pm - Kick things off with appetizers and drinks at check-in!

6:30 pm - Dinner is served! Mingle with current and prospective members over a multi-course meal.

7 pm - Welcome from /dev/color followed by an overview of the A* Program.

8 pm - Wrap up with thank you's and next steps.

Open House Agenda:

6:30 pm - Kick things off with heavy bites and drinks at check-in and throughout the night!

7 pm - Welcome from /dev/color followed by an overview of the A* Program.

7:30 pm - Q&A panel with current A* members to learn more about their experiences and answer your questions.

8 pm - Continue networking and connecting with attendees over food and drink.

9 pm - Wrap up with thank you's and next steps.

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Silicon Valley Tech Career Fair
Sep
19
4:30 PM16:30

Silicon Valley Tech Career Fair

We are organizing THE LARGEST CAREER FAIR in Silicon Valley. More than 2,000+ attendees have registered already.

Silicon Valley Tech Career Fair connects all types of tech companies (including Tech, Ecommerce, EdTech, HealthCare, Cloud Computing, Big Data,) with Silicon Valley career seekers, graduates and students. This is a great opportunity to interact with the companies (and their founders, HR teams, managers) in person, discuss what it's like to work at their company, learn about their open job positions and apply for exciting positions.

Tech Companies get a booth to display their open positions, swag (t-shirts, stickers etc) and discuss with potential candidates. These companies and open positions will be promoted in our email network of more than 40,000+ technology professionals.

One of Silicon Valley's biggest tech recruiting events, Tech Career Fairs effectively connect companies to masses of experienced professionals and students. Our events are friendly and professional, making it effortless for people to talk and get to know each other. Perfect for companies and passionate technologists to get acquainted through proper, full-on engagement.

RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silicon-valley-tech-career-fair-tickets-62174591878?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Tech Inclusion Conference and Career Fair
Sep
11
to Sep 12

Tech Inclusion Conference and Career Fair

This is our 5th annual Tech Inclusion Conference, convening the tech industry to focus on solutions to diversity and inclusion!

Our theme this year is “Equity. Empowerment. Allyship.”

Join us on day one, with opportunities for tech companies to connect with candidates during our career fair. Day two features keynotes, panel discussions, solo talks and, an interactive session focusing on equity, empowerment, and allyship across the tech ecosystem.

Join us to learn new solutions, meet diverse people who care, be stretched in a safe environment, and gain new tools and strength to advocate for change.

Day 1
Career Fair + Resume Workshops + Headshots
11:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Day 2
Conference + Happy Hour
9:00 AM – 7:30 PM

RVSP HERE: https://sf19.techinclusion.co/#register

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Non-Engineering Careers at Tech Companies
Aug
27
6:30 PM18:30

Non-Engineering Careers at Tech Companies

Have you ever considered a career at a local tech company but aren't interested in coding?

On Tuesday August 27th, The 100 Black Men of the Bay Area are hosting a panel discussion on “Non-Engineering Careers at Bay Area Tech Companies”.

This event will be a discussion comprised of top recruiters, diversity professionals and directors from cutting edge technology companies. The panel will be focused on non-engineering positions that need to be filled, what makes an ideal candidate for those positions, interview pitfalls to avoid, trends, as well as taking questions from the audience.

Our primary speaker include is Gwen Tillman, who is VP of People Development and Community Engagement at AppDynamics. Other speakers to be announced in the coming weeks.

This is the final panel of a 2 part series that is focused on increasing access and improving economics in Black and Brown Bay Area communities.

RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/non-engineering-careers-at-bay-area-tech-companies-tickets-64265212982

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5th Annual Gameheads Student Showcase
Aug
24
4:00 PM16:00

5th Annual Gameheads Student Showcase

Join us to check out the games our students have been working hard on all summer, hang with industry leaders, eat, drink, listen to live music and above all, play some video games.

The Showcase will demonstrate the genius and creativity of our young people while championing diversity and inclusion in the tech and video game industries. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever with over 350 friends, family and members of the Gameheads community coming to try out student projects and hear talks from industry leaders. We will provide local food and refreshments, a DJ and more.

RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/GH5thAnnualShowcase

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Write/Speak/Code
Aug
16
to Aug 18

Write/Speak/Code

Write/Speak/Code is an intensive, 3-day, hands-on conference with workshops, personalized feedback sessions, panels, and talks by talented technologists with marginalized genders.

This year we’ll have four distinct conference tracks — Write, Speak, Code, and Growth. Each day of the conference, you’ll have the choice of participating in our core curriculum for writing (Friday), speaking (Saturday) or open-source/coding (Sunday) OR attending talks across three other tracks. The choice is yours!

Write/Speak/Code’s core curriculum is designed to help you break down mental blockers, identify and own your expertise, and build a toolkit and body of work around technical blog writing, conference speaking, and open source coding. On each day, attendees leave the conference having developed blog posts and conference talks, making open source contributions, and more. We provide actionable next steps and a supportive community to keep attendees accountable to the goals they set at the conference and beyond.

RSVP HERE:https://www.writespeakcode.com/2019/

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Master JavaScript Functions
Aug
13
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 we’ll help you solidify your understanding of these vitally important topics. We’ll cover what callbacks and higher order functions are, how and when to use them, and what exactly closure is.

Who this meetup is for:

If you’ve got a grasp of JavaScript basics, you can get something out of this meetup. If you’re curious about this topic and want to prepare yourself before the workshop, here is a free online course to take.

RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/master-javascript-functions-tickets-64632460429

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#FridayFounders Summer OakFest
Aug
2
5:30 PM17:30

#FridayFounders Summer OakFest

#FridayFounders on the Kapor Center rooftop is back this August 2nd! 

Join us at the Kapor Center for all things inclusive tech entrepreneurship! The Kapor Center and Oakland Startup Network invite you to join us for our quarterly fireside chats kicking off at 5:30pm on the rootftop.  This summer edition is themed as - Summer OakFest - focused on highlighting local nonprofits & startups in Oakland helping create pathways into the tech economy for all! 

You'll have the opportunity to meet other current and aspiring founders of color, potential future team members, and even potential investors. Join us over food, beverages, music as we demystify tech & entrepreneurship in community.

RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fridayfounders-summer-oakfest-tickets-44893308093?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Nailing The Behavioral Interview
Jul
30
6:00 PM18:00

Nailing The Behavioral Interview

A TechHire Oakland Workshop in Partnership with Square

Join TechHire Oakland and Square for a fun, engaging workshop that will help you land your next job!

 Behavioral questions are a big part of most job interviews in tech.

They aim to reveal how you acted or would act in specific real world situations. They’re also great opportunities to demonstrate how your current skills are transferable to new, seemingly unrelated roles.  Doing this well takes prep-work and practice. Join us to:

*Gain tips on behavioral interview techniques and best practices 
*Learn how to demonstrate your current skills are transferable to new roles
*Practice interviewing with Square employees from diverse backgrounds
*Find out about Square and their current job opportunities 

 This event is open to all with a focus on East Bay residents of color underrepresented in tech.

Register here: https://nailthebehavioral.splashthat.com/

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2019 Code2040 Summit
Jul
27
9:00 AM09:00

2019 Code2040 Summit

At Code2040 we recognize that there is a crucial role for each one of us to play, at the intersection of racial equity, justice, and technology. As technologists and changemakers, we can work together to harness our power to disrupt and heal from cycles of racial trauma in order to and recalibrate the way our society approaches social justice. In order to do this, we’ll need to unmask and transform the products, practices, and policies in our industry that subvert racial equity and further marginalize Black and Latinx communities.

The innovation economy is no longer operating as its own silo, but rather as a symbol and a mechanism for the ways that people access power and interact with the world we live in. This means that we cannot talk about race and justice without also having a conversation about the role technology plays. We would love you to be a part of this conversation.

No matter what phase of your career you’re in or what title you hold, we invite you to join us for the annual Code2040 Summit. This full day of programming will give you the tools you need to have important dialogues, orchestrate change, and nourish and energize yourself and your community in the process. The day will include good food, stimulating talks from esteemed speakers, and breakout sessions that will allow you to delve deeper into specific topics of interest. You will also have plenty of time to network and meet other like minded folks in your field.

Agenda

Breakfast

Welcome talk and panel

Breakout Session 1

Breakout Session 2

Lunch

Networking/Community Building!

Breakout Session 3

Keynote and closing remarks

RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-code2040-summit-tickets-62532002904

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Code Unplugged Workshop
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Code Unplugged Workshop

You don't have to be a coder to think like a computer scientist.

We designed Code: Unplugged to be a fun and educational 1+ hour free workshop that teaches concepts in coding and logical thinking. No computer knowledge is necessary, but also it's not only for newbies: Distributed merge sort in real life on hundreds of items? Yes please! Leave your computer at home, everything is hands-on!

  • 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 HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/code-unplugged-free-workshop-coding-theory-creative-problem-solving-tickets-64704746639?ref=ecal

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Women & Diversity in Gaming
Jul
24
5:30 PM17:30

Women & Diversity in Gaming

Let’s level up: Despite the expected cliches and tropes, the truth is that gamers—from console to mobile to table-top—belong to one of the most diverse groups around: 45% of gamers are women, and people of color spend more time playing than anyone. Diversity has already been proven to have a positive effect on companies and innovation. So why does the game design and development industry still have a diversity problem? How would things look different if the industry was a more accurate reflection of its demographic?

Join us on July 24th at “Open Worlds: Women and Diversity in Gaming” where our expert panelists will talk about their experiences with innovating in a traditionally male-dominated space–and how they’re lighting the way for the next generation of game design and development. #SVFGaming

Agenda

5:30 – 6:30: Registration & Networking
6:30 – 6:35: Welcoming Remarks
6:35 – 6:45: Keynote: Holly Liu, Founder, Kabam
6:45 – 7:30 Panel Discussion
7:30 – 7:45: Audience Q&A
7:45 – 8:30: Networking and conclusion

Speakers (More to be announced)

Holly Liu Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer, KABAM

Denyse Cardozo CEO, Silicon Valley Forum

Casey Wu Senior Producer, 343 Industries Microsoft Studios

Sarah Fuchs VP & GM of Covet Fashion, Glu Mobile

Purnima Kochikar Director, Google Play, Apps and Games

RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-worlds-women-and-diversity-in-gaming-tickets-63795162047?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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JavaScript: The Tricky Parts
Jul
23
6:30 PM18:30

JavaScript: The Tricky Parts

Let’s spend an evening learning about some of the tougher parts of JavaScript. We’ll be covering the keyword this, call, apply and bind, closures and a few other challenging concepts. There will be a lecture and lots of opportunities for you to do some hands-on coding.

If there’s time, we’ll open the floor to questions or topics that you would like to discuss further. 

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.

RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/javascript-the-tricky-parts-tickets-62894864232

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#WomeninTech Breakfast: Candid Talks with Technical Leaders
Jul
19
8:00 AM08:00

#WomeninTech Breakfast: Candid Talks with Technical Leaders

Career Advice You Can't Google

Join us for an intimate discussion as our panelists provide insight into how they’ve grown their careers, developed meaningful relationships with engineering and executive leadership, and how they’ve used their own influence to impact technical and product decisions. How do these leaders manage various stakeholders? What were the pivotal moments that got them to that next step in their career? 

Panelists and attendees will get the opportunity to network after the discussion. Coffee and breakfast are on the house!

Speakers include:

  • Roojuta Lalani - Principal Software Engineer Salesforce

  • Bianca Tamayo - Senior Software Engineer Tesla

  • Maureen Botoman - Director of Engineering Pluralsight

  • Pamela Martinez - Founder and CTO Snowball Wealth

  • Maria Verba - Quality Engineer Lead Handshake

Agenda

  • Breakfast & Networking: 8:00 am-8:30 am

  • Panel + Q&A: 8:30 am-9:30 am

  • Free Time with Panelists and Attendees: 9:30 am-10:00 am

Attendees can submit specific questions for panelists upon registering. 

RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womenintech-breakfast-candid-talks-with-technical-leaders-tickets-62435207386?aff=ebdssbdestsearch



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Latinas In Tech Meetup
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Latinas In Tech Meetup

Please join us at our July event, we will have a fireside chat with a special guest, Victoria Espinel, President and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance and former advisor to President Barack Obama on Intellectual Property.

Come learn and be inspired by Victoria's experience changing the world of technology - through her work with the White House, as the leader of her company, and as pioneer of the Girls Who Code program. Victoria will share her perspective on how best to navigate the world of corporate tech and government affairs, and provide other key insights from the perspective of a Latina in Tech. 

This Meetup will also be a wonderful opportunity for you to connect with other amazing Latinas.

RSVP HERE: https://victoriaespinel.splashthat.com

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Intro to JavaScript: All About Functions
Jul
16
6:30 PM18:30

Intro to JavaScript: All About Functions

Learning your first programming language is exhilarating!

Tonight we'll begin to write dynamic code. What does that mean? We'll be learning how to declare and run functions! We'll be defining terms like parameters and explaining how to use the RETURN keyword. Even if you're newer to JavaScript this would be a great workshop for you if you have an understanding of variables and data types in JS.

If you don't, you can prep for this class by reviewing the first two sections of Rithm's Intro to JS course online.

RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-javascript-all-about-functions-tickets-62894709770

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Introduction to Bootstrap
Jul
11
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.

We 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

RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-bootstrap-tickets-62894447987

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Turning Failure into Fuengo (Hosted by Slack)
Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

Turning Failure into Fuengo (Hosted by Slack)

Slack invites you to talk about failure

As people of color working in tech, we are surrounded by stories of success, but rarely do we feel comfortable enough sharing our own missteps.

At Turning #FailureIntoFuego, we’ll welcome a panel of successful Latinx professionals in the tech industry to talk about how they've embraced moments of failure in their careers and turned them into opportunities for growth.

Join us for an inspiring evening with intimate conversation, food and drink, dance lessons and more at Slack HQ in San Francisco, in partnership with Earthtones (Slack's employee resource group for people of color) and The Latinx Collective.

6:00PM - 7:00PM Networking & Activities
Dancing lesson led by Slack employees - literally learn from your own 'missteps' 
Candlemaking station so you can take the fuego home

Professional headshot station
Catering by Latinx-owned Salt & Honey

7:00pm - 8:00pm Panel

Our panelists will talk about how they've embraced moments of failure in their professional careers as people of color in tech and how they've turned these moments of failure into opportunities for growth.

  • Josh Torres (Kapor Center)

  • Adriana Durante (Slack)

  • Victor Vazquez (Slack)

  • Cat Perez (Health Sherpa)

8:00pm - 9:00pm More Networking & Activities! 
Candle making station so you can take the fuego home

Professional headshot station

Catering by Latinx-owned Salt & Honey

RSVP HERE: https://turningfailureintofuego.splashthat.com/

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Twilio After Hours presents: MONEY MATTERS
Jul
10
5:30 PM17:30

Twilio After Hours presents: MONEY MATTERS

  • THE OVERLOOK AT THE PORT WORKSPACES (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Twilio After Hours aims to create inclusive environments designed for groups who are commonly underrepresented in the tech community. It creates a space for authentic storytelling, engaging conversations, and personal and professional networking.

For this event, we have selected Money Matters to highlight the importance of increasing financial literacy and access to resources, especially in the Black, Latinx, and Native communities. Join us for a conversation about the racial and gender wealth gaps, maximizing earnings while working in the tech sector, and unlocking access to financial tools. We hope that you leave this conversation feeling empowered to be an owner of your financial future. 

SPEAKERS & PANELISTS

Christine Zwerling Senior Manager, Equity Administration at Twilio

Jasper Smith, Financial Concierge at The Buildwealth Movement

Saundra Davis, M.S., FBS, Founder & Executive director at Sage Financial Solutions

HÉCTOR JAVIER PRECIADO RUIZ, Director of Sales Development at hired

Liz Acosta, Software engineer at Twilio

Niema Jordan, Panel moderator

RSVP HERE: https://twilioafterhoursmoneymatters.splashthat.com/

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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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