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/
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
6:00 pm - Food and Networking
6:30 pm - Panel Discussion and Q&A
7:30 pm - Continued Networking
7:50 pm - Wrap-up
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.
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.
Q&A and networking 9:30am-10:30am
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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 OAK5, OAK6, RICH1, 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Community Leadership Training Day is a one and a half day, introductory training that is designed for young people who want to get involved in their community, but, don’t know where to start. The Obama Foundation’s mission is to equip everyday citizens, young leaders, and civic innovators with the skills and tools they need to create change in their communities. This day is built off of last year’s Training Day pilot to launch a program with workshops designed to build community involvement, enhance leadership skills and foster connections with local organizations that are making an impact in their community.
The Obama Foundation is seeking eager young people who believe in their power to make change. We encourage young people who want to learn about the tools needed to make change in their community to apply.
Join The Expat Woman for an evening of networking and a panel discussion with phenomenal women leaders who have broken the glass ceiling in the tech industry.
They will discuss their journey to success in the tech industry, the gender gap in senior leadership roles current industry trends and advice for women technologists to continue to forge ahead in their fields.
The event is open to all genders and professions
Join Circuit Launch to learn about your virtual tools, and make a model that can be 3D printed. No experience in VR, art, sculpting, or CAD necessary.
Traditional Computer 3D design software is complex and takes years to master with all of the hot keys and different windows. Oculus Medium is a simple to use app that dramatically decreases workflow times and lets you have a finished model in hours.
Learn from VR Art teacher Micah Zayner. He was the first person to broadcast a live VR art classroom to the world.
The facility will have 4 spots and each student will get to train in Google Tilt Brush and/or Oculus Medium.
What is blockchain?
Why are so many people talking about blockchain?
What is cryptocurrency?
Is bitcoin the same thing as blockchain?
Should I be doing anything with bitcoin?
What are people of color doing in blockchain technologies?
If you have been asking yourself these questions, this workshop is for you. You will walk away with a basic understanding of blockchain and cryptocurrency and a knowledge of many other local resources to learn more.
Do you want to learn how to print 3D models in incredibly high resolution! Join Circuit Launch for a class all about the Form2 3D printer.
The Form2 3D printer uses photo reactive resin and a laser (Stereolithography - SLA) to create amazingly high resolution prints. A high precision laser draws parts at 25-100 micron resolution, delivering accuracy on par with industrial 3D printers.
This is the 3D printer you will want to get to know and use. Get checked out on this machine so you can start printing!
Come enjoy an evening with Girls in Tech! You are invited to the monthly networking dinner to meet new people around the Bay Area. Whether you're looking to hire brilliant talent for your new startup or want to learn from experts in different industries, come out to our networking dinner and make some new friends. You'll connect with tons of people and learn about all the awesome projects and events going on around the Bay.
People of all backgrounds and genders are welcome to attend. Be sure to reserve your seat by purchasing your ticket (dinner and drinks included).
Join the Oakland Startup Network for their September First Friday Fireside Chat to celebrate Oakland ecosystem. For this special edition, they have partnered with local organization Wine & Bowties to showcase local artisans from the community and bridge the gap between music, culture, and tech.
Wine & Bowties is an art and culture platform based in Oakland. Curating experiences in the form of concerts, festivals, panel discussions and film screenings, the goal is to build community through the celebration of creativity and culture.
In today's tech sales job market, candidates are largely required to be familiar with a sales stack. A lack of experience with different tools will disqualify you from most entry level sales positions.
Always Hired is continuing their webinar tutorial series "Best Tools To Build A Sales Pipeline" and this is their 3rd one!
Vidyard is the video platform for business that helps organizations drive more revenue through the use of online video. Going beyond video hosting and management, this platform helps businesses drive greater engagement in their video content, track the viewing activities of each individual viewer, and turn those views into action.
This is an online free event but you must register on the GoToWebinar website!
Please register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3082704441798103555
If there’s time, Rithm School will open the floor to questions or topics that you would like to discuss further.
ConnectX Unconference is one day of discussion and networking to bridge the gap between the U.S. & the rest of the entrepreneur world. Sessions will address the topics of Investment, Diversity & Inclusion, Deep Tech, and Tech for Good.
Hosted by Always Hired :
This workshop will help you to develop skills you didn’t know you had that will re-fresh your ability to close deals all the time whilst giving the customer everything they want. People buy from people so being the best sales person you can be and learning great sales techniques will drive success. You need to make your negotiations effective by figuring out what motivates the other side and knowing when to put an offer on the table.
What You'll Take Away:
The attendees of this workshop will walk away with the skills on how to effectively communicate and influence buyers or decision makers.
Use promo code "KaporEvents" for a 50% discount
Have you ever considered a career at a local tech company but aren't interested in coding?
On Tuesday August 21st, 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.
Django is a popular Python-based framework for building web applications quickly and securely. It offers a system for managing data in relational database, a templating language, RESTful support, and hundreds of open source plugins for common functionality like rating, discussion, shared-login, This presentation by Rithm School will provide a hands-on introduction to Django for people with some Python experience.
SQL is a language used to query, modify and update data in databases, tasks commonly associated with data analysts and data scientists across multiple disciplines, including finance, marketing, business operations, product, and data science.
Girls in Tech will host a workshop that will provide a basic introduction to SQL. It is for those new to SQL who are looking to get familiar with language. The class starts with the must-know basics, building up to a some intermediate concepts of SQL.
Hosted by Always Hired:
"While our full-length Tech Sales Bootcamp is typically offered as a part time 4 week training, this unique half-day event is the perfect way to test out our format and modules before diving in further on your own or joining the full Always Hired sales training cohort!
Don’t let the accelerated time frame fool you, though. The Ultimate Interview Workshop is still jam-packed with learning and immediately tangible takeaways. Our expert trainers will guide you through a series of interactive modules and empower you with highly effective techniques to build a build a resume, create a great LinkedIn profile, learn to sell yourself effectively and more!
We will teach you the the skills you need, the lingo, and how to talk like a pro - be it to recruiters, hiring managers or potential colleagues."
Use promo code "KaporEvents" for a 50% discount!