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Thursday
Jan 26, 2017
Code Oregon - Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: GitHub Workshop
The Tech Academy

Join us at The Tech Academy for the next installment of Code Oregon Careers. 

We will be going over the very basics of GitHub and how you can use it to help you stand out in the market place. Both new and experienced users of GitHub will benefit from this presentation. You do not need prior experience with GitHub to attend.

We will be providing pizza and beverages, so please RSVP to help us plan and prepare accordingly. 

Schedule:

• 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (networking + Pizza and beverages) 

• 6:30 p.m. Overview of Code Oregon Careers 

• 6:35 p.m. Presentation on the basics of GitHub and how to maximize it to help you stand out in the job market.

• 8:00 p.m. Q & A

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Wednesday
Aug 2, 2017
Portland Javascript Magic Night - Monthly Meeting
Epicodus

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to generate a program that plays a game of rock 0, paper 1, or scissors 2. no random functions allowed! the program should be entirely deterministic. (in other words if your program plays against the same opponent program more than once the sequence of moves should be the same.) your program will receive a list of your opponent's previous moves, your previous moves, and the round number; there will be 1000 rounds per match. The tournament will be round robin format, the program with the greatest number of victories will be declared the rock paper scissors champion.

PDX Magic Night

Magic Night is a hands on, team oriented, Javascript coding lab, welcoming of all experience levels and backgrounds. We get together because coding is fun; fun to solve hard problems, and fun to work together. We organize into small teams to code up creative solutions to a common challenge, then after 3 hours of building, present to the group.

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Monday
Aug 7, 2017
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript
NXT Industries: Lab

Learn the fundamentals of programming as you get introduced JavaScript, the most popular language on the job market. Join this workshop and start your journey towards becoming a developer.

We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We’ll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning JavaScript after the meetup.

Before you come:

-Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us: Located on the corner of SE MLK and SE Main with entrance facing MLK. Street parking available West of MLK and East of Grand - Free after 7pm - Pay to Park via Parking Kitty App/Meters. City Center Parking Lot Corner of SE Madison & SE 7th. TriMet Stops for Streetcar (A&B Loops) and Busses for 1-2 Blocks surrounding location.

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Please click HERE to RSVP your spot on Eventbrite!

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Thursday
Aug 10, 2017
Code Oregon - The Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: Maximizing Your LinkedIn
The Tech Academy

Code Oregon Careers is a collaboration between Code Oregon and The Tech Academy to help software developers prepare themselves for the job search in the software industry. This is a four part series focusing on Soft Skills Interviews, Technical Interviews, LinkedIn and GitHub. 

Whether you are an experienced developer back on the job search or a brand new junior developer looking for your first opportunity, join us to learn some valuable skills to help you in your job search.  

This installment on Thursday, August 10 at 6.p.m. will cover:

Maximizing LinkedIn for your job search

Food & Beverages:

The Tech Academy will be providing free pizza and beverages. Please RSVP to help us ensure we have enough food for everyone. If later on you are unable to make the event, please change your RSVP status to help us avoid wasting food. 

Schedule:
• 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (Networking + pizza and beverages)

• 6:30 p.m. Code Oregon Careers presentation

• 7:30 p.m. Q & A and announcements

• 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Soft Skills interview mini-workshop for anyone that what's to stay after the initial presentation to develop, practice soft skill interviewing

Resources for Tech Job Seekers:

WorkSource Oregon (A Code Oregon partner) has developed a helpful resource for software developers called Portland Tech Jobs to help job seekers in the tech industry.

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Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build Your Own Website with HTML/CSS
NXT Industries: Lab

Project-based, hands-on learning is the best way to learn how to code. Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while building an interactive website.

In this workshop you’ll learn key HTML & CSS concepts as we review some sample code. Then you’ll start building your own site with the help of our instructor and TAs. See an example before you come: this webpage was made by an attendee at one of our last events!

At the end of the night you’ll have your own site live on the internet to share with your friends and family.

Before you come:

-Some previous exposure to HTML/CSS is helpful, but not required.

-Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us: Located on the corner of SE MLK and SE Main with entrance facing MLK. Street parking available West of MLK and East of Grand - Free after 7pm - Pay to Park via Parking Kitty App/MetersCity Center Parking Lot Corner of SE Madison & SE 7th. TriMet Stops for Streetcar (A&B Loops) and Busses 1-2 Blocks Surrounding location

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Please click HERE to RSVP your spot on Eventbrite!

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Monday
Aug 14, 2017
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build a Game with JavaScript
CENTRL Office Eastside

Looking for a fun way to start learning how to code? Join us as we teach you how to build a simple guessing game while learning the programming fundamentals of the JavaScript programming language.

With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to game - including keeping track of how many guesses you’ve had and starting a new game from scratch. See an example before you come: this guessing game was made by an attendee at one of last events!

Before you come:
Experience with HTML/CSS is ideal, as well as some familiarity with JavaScript.
Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside

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Please Click Here to RSVP your spot on Eventbrite!

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Wednesday
Aug 16, 2017
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Getting Started in Tech
CENTRL Office Eastside

Every year, Glassdoor releases it’s top 25 highest paying jobs. This year, almost half of them are in the tech field; if you’re thinking about getting into tech, now is the right time.

We’ll cover the different ways you can break into tech and outline the pros and cons of all the options within the Portland tech community. Then we’ll dive into the technical career opportunities that are available in Portland - from jobs you’ve heard of like front end developer, to jobs that are new to the area, like developer evangelist.

How to find us:

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. 

Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch. 

Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rdCity Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd

TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside


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Please click here to RSVP your spot on Eventbrite!

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Monday
Aug 21, 2017
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build a Web App with JavaScript & jQuery
NedSpace

JavaScript is the language of the browser. Every website you’ve ever used is built with JavaScript, with interaction powered by the popular jQuery library. Even Stanford’s intro to Computer Science course now uses JavaScript as its teaching language. Learn how to use JavaScript and jQuery and build a simple web app in this workshop. Together we’ll learn key jQuery concepts like manipulating the DOM and using event listeners to update our app in real time. See an example before you come: this web app was made by an attendee at one of last events!

Before you come:
Experience with HTML/CSS is ideal.
Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
Located in Suite 1100 of the Union Bank building corner of SW Washington & Broadway 

Street parking available every block - Pay to Park via Parking Kitty App/Meters 

Parking Garages (across the street) - City Center Parking & ACE 

TriMet Buses, Streetcar, and MAX Lines accessible

Website
Wednesday
Aug 23, 2017
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build Your Own Website with HTML/CSS
NedSpace

Project-based, hands-on learning is the best way to learn how to code. Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while building an interactive website.

In this workshop you’ll learn key HTML & CSS concepts as we review some sample code. Then you’ll start building your own site with the help of our instructor and TAs. See an example before you come: this webpage was made by an attendee at one of our last events!

At the end of the night you’ll have your own site live on the internet to share with your friends and family. Before you come:
Some previous exposure to HTML/CSS is helpful, but not required.
Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does.

How to find us:
Located in Suite 1100 of the Union Bank building corner of SW Washington & Broadway
Street parking available every block - Pay to Park via Parking Kitty App/Meters
Parking Garages (across the street) - City Center Parking & ACE
TriMet Buses, Streetcar, and MAX Lines accessible

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Please Click Here to RSVP for your spot on Eventbrite

Website
Monday
Aug 28, 2017
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - How to Choose a Programming Language
CENTRL Office Eastside

When you’re learning to code, one of the biggest decisions you can make is what programming language to start with. Depending on who you ask, you’ll get a different answer every time. We’re here to set the record straight.

We’ll take everything important into account: versatility of the top programming languages, the Portland job market, starting salaries, and more. In the end, we’ll end up with an answer that can help shape the rest of your development career.

Must RSVP on Eventbrite here.

How to find us: Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch. Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd. City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd. TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside

Website
Wednesday
Aug 30, 2017
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build a Twitter Bot with JavaScript
CENTRL West

Using JavaScript and Twitter's API we will create an "intelligent" bot. An easy and fun way to learn how JavaScript can be used to build real projects. Our bot will search for tweets mentioning different keywords and reply to them with a pre-defined answer.

This workshop won't be a step-by-step JavaScript introduction. Instead we will build something useful and fun, while learning some basic JavaScript concepts along the way.

Must RSVP on Eventbrite here.

Before you come: Experience with JavaScript is ideal. Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does. Also make sure to make a Twitter account if you don't already have one.

How to find us: Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm. City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available. TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch

Website
Thursday
Sep 14, 2017
PDXnode - PDXNode Presentation Night
Vacasa

Presentations begin at 6:30pm. We feature 2 awesome speakers that bring you the best that Portland (and beyond) has to offer in Node & JavaScript. Periodically we'll open with a brief lightning talk too.

Open dialogue during the presentations is very welcome–we're all here to learn!


Come a little early and say hi! The organizers will be available to help any newcomers with getting started. If you need help installing node and npm, or have questions or anything–please reach out.

Before our first talk we'll engage in a friendly Node quiz! Prizes include awesome learning materials sponsored by Cloudflare (eg. Books like "Effective JavaScript" by David Herman, and "Node.js in Action" by Harter, Cantelon, Rajlich, and Holowaychuk).

Our talks cover a variety of topics, presented by people with varying levels of experience. Some of our most recent speakers have been: Max Ogden, Substack, Chris Dickinson, Ben Acker, and more.

Afterwards, if you're stoked to keep hangin' we regularly take our discussions onward to post-talk drinks nearby! We may even hack a little if the night is young!

People who're new to programming and new friends to the Node community are very welcome! Say hi, make some noise, get to know folks, and ask questions!

Brief note about our location:

Please look for Nodesters standing by the door to let you in if it's locked! If you arrive beyond 6:35pm, please shoot us a tweet at @pdxnode, and we'll come as soon as we can to let you in. :)

Website
Thursday
Oct 12, 2017
PDXnode - PDXNode Presentation Night
Vacasa

Presentations begin at 6:30pm. We feature 2 awesome speakers that bring you the best that Portland (and beyond) has to offer in Node & JavaScript. Periodically we'll open with a brief lightning talk too.

Open dialogue during the presentations is very welcome–we're all here to learn!


Come a little early and say hi! The organizers will be available to help any newcomers with getting started. If you need help installing node and npm, or have questions or anything–please reach out.

Before our first talk we'll engage in a friendly Node quiz! Prizes include awesome learning materials sponsored by Cloudflare (eg. Books like "Effective JavaScript" by David Herman, and "Node.js in Action" by Harter, Cantelon, Rajlich, and Holowaychuk).

Our talks cover a variety of topics, presented by people with varying levels of experience. Some of our most recent speakers have been: Max Ogden, Substack, Chris Dickinson, Ben Acker, and more.

Afterwards, if you're stoked to keep hangin' we regularly take our discussions onward to post-talk drinks nearby! We may even hack a little if the night is young!

People who're new to programming and new friends to the Node community are very welcome! Say hi, make some noise, get to know folks, and ask questions!

Brief note about our location:

Please look for Nodesters standing by the door to let you in if it's locked! If you arrive beyond 6:35pm, please shoot us a tweet at @pdxnode, and we'll come as soon as we can to let you in. :)

Website
Thursday
Oct 26, 2017
Code Oregon - The Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: Soft Skills Interviewing 10/26
The Tech Academy

Code Oregon Careers is a collaboration between Code Oregon and The Tech Academy to help software developers prepare themselves for the job search in the software industry. This is a four part series focusing on Soft Skills Interviews, Technical Interviews, LinkedIn and GitHub. 

Whether you are an experienced developer back on the job search or a brand new junior developer looking for your first opportunity, join us to learn some valuable skills to help you in your job search.  

This installment on Thursday, October 26 at 6.p.m. will cover:

Preparing for Soft Skill Interviews

Food & Beverages:

The Tech Academy will be providing free pizza and beverages. Please RSVP to help us ensure we have enough food for everyone. If later on you are unable to make the event, please change your RSVP status to help us avoid wasting food. 

Schedule:
• 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (Networking + pizza and beverages)

• 6:30 p.m. Code Oregon Careers presentation

• 7:30 p.m. Q & A and announcements

• 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Practice Soft Skills interview inteviewing for anyone that what's to stay after the initial presentation to develop and practice soft skill interviewing

Resources for Tech Job Seekers:

David Duncan with Code Oregon (a partnership with WorkSource Oregon and WorkSystems) has developed PortlandTech.org to help job seekers in the tech industry. To schedule a resume review and/or join his list to receive customized job leads, send a resume to [masked] or [masked] to schedule an appointment.

Website
PDXnode - PDXNode Hack Night!
CTRL-H Hackerspace

Welcome to the PDXNode Hack Night!


What is a PDXNode Hack Night?

PDXNode Hack Nights are your opportunity to enjoy a low-pressure JavaScript-centric environment where you shouldn't feel like you're supposed to do anything. First and foremost–just come and enjoy yourself. The night is yours: hang, hack, learn, or do whatever you’re interested in doing. 🙌

Depending on the size and interests of our attending group, we have various paths the night could go, and may or may not attempt some of the following:


Map Ctrl-H into Hackerspace Regions

The hackerspace will be mapped into 'regions', and you can feel free to gravitate towards whichever one suits your interest! 

• A place for beginners who want to get going with node for the first time.
• A place for people who want to work on their own projects (eg. projects you want to do outside of work, but need to find the time).
• A place for people to just hang out and connect.
• A place for people to work on projects in groups!


'Unconference'-style Team Hacks

For team-hackers, we'll have a board up and sticky-notes available available at the beginning of the night. Anyone can feel free to write the name and/or description of something they'd like to hack on with other people–and others who're interested can feel free to go to that region and join in!


End of Night Show and Tell

There will be a list available to write your name, or team's name down on to give a quick show and tell of your projects at the end of the night. We're pumped to see what you've been working on!

Some general stuff to remember:


Help is available!

There will be seasoned Nodesters ready and available to help anyone with questions or advice in any of the hack-zones: beginners, solo, and group projects. Feel free to reach out and ask at any time throughout the evening.


Do what you want to do

Above all, we hope for this to be an easy-going event for people to do what they want to do with the time we have. Make the time awesome, it's yours. 😎


Code of Conduct

PDXNode continues to abide by its Code of Conduct, and we ask everyone to commit to keeping to it in order for all of us to have a safe, fun, and amazing time.

Wahoo! See you then! 🎉🎉 💻 🎉🎉

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Thursday
Nov 9, 2017
Code Oregon - The Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: Maximizing Your GitHub 11/9
The Tech Academy

Code Oregon Careers is a collaboration between Code Oregon and The Tech Academy to help software developers prepare themselves for the job search in the software industry. This is a four part series focusing on Soft Skills Interviews, Technical Interviews, LinkedIn and GitHub. 

Whether you are an experienced developer back on the job search or a brand new junior developer looking for your first opportunity, join us to learn some valuable skills to help you in your job search.  

This installment on Thursday, November9 at 6.p.m. will cover:

Maximizing Your GitHub for the Job Search

Food & Beverages:

The Tech Academy will be providing free pizza and beverages. Please RSVP to help us ensure we have enough food for everyone. If later on you are unable to make the event, please change your RSVP status to help us avoid wasting food. 

Schedule:
• 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (Networking + pizza and beverages)

• 6:30 p.m. Code Oregon Careers presentation

• 7:30 p.m. Q & A and announcements

• 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Practice Soft Skills interview inteviewing for anyone that what's to stay after the initial presentation to develop and practice soft skill interviewing

Resources for Tech Job Seekers:

David Duncan with Code Oregon (a partnership with WorkSource Oregon and WorkSystems) has developed PortlandTech.org to help job seekers in the tech industry. To schedule a resume review and/or join his list to receive customized job leads, send a resume to [masked] or [masked] to schedule an appointment.

Website
PDXnode - PDXNode Presentation Night
Vacasa

Presentations begin at 6:30pm. We feature 2 awesome speakers that bring you the best that Portland (and beyond) has to offer in Node & JavaScript. Periodically we'll open with a brief lightning talk too.

Open dialogue during the presentations is very welcome–we're all here to learn!


Come a little early and say hi! The organizers will be available to help any newcomers with getting started. If you need help installing node and npm, or have questions or anything–please reach out.

Before our first talk we'll engage in a friendly Node quiz! Prizes include awesome learning materials sponsored by Cloudflare (eg. Books like "Effective JavaScript" by David Herman, and "Node.js in Action" by Harter, Cantelon, Rajlich, and Holowaychuk).

Our talks cover a variety of topics, presented by people with varying levels of experience. Some of our most recent speakers have been: Max Ogden, Substack, Chris Dickinson, Ben Acker, and more.

Afterwards, if you're stoked to keep hangin' we regularly take our discussions onward to post-talk drinks nearby! We may even hack a little if the night is young!

People who're new to programming and new friends to the Node community are very welcome! Say hi, make some noise, get to know folks, and ask questions!

Brief note about our location:

Please look for Nodesters standing by the door to let you in if it's locked! If you arrive beyond 6:35pm, please shoot us a tweet at @pdxnode, and we'll come as soon as we can to let you in. :)

Website
Thursday
Nov 30, 2017
Code Oregon - The Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: Preparing for Technical Interview
The Tech Academy

Code Oregon Careers is a collaboration between Code Oregon and The Tech Academy to help software developers prepare themselves for the job search in the software industry. This is a four part series focusing on Soft Skills Interviews, Technical Interviews, LinkedIn and GitHub. 

Whether you are an experienced developer back on the job search or a brand new junior developer looking for your first opportunity, join us to learn some valuable skills to help you in your job search.  

This installment on Thursday, November 30 at 6.p.m. will cover:

Preparing and tips for the Technical Interview

Food & Beverages:

The Tech Academy will be providing free pizza and beverages. Please RSVP to help us ensure we have enough food for everyone. If later on you are unable to make the event, please change your RSVP status to help us avoid wasting food. 

Schedule:
• 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (Networking + pizza and beverages)

• 6:30 p.m. Code Oregon Careers presentation

• 7:30 p.m. Q & A and announcements

• 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Practice Soft Skills interview inteviewing for anyone that what's to stay after the initial presentation to develop and practice soft skill interviewing

Resources for Tech Job Seekers:

David Duncan with Code Oregon (a partnership with WorkSource Oregon and WorkSystems) has developed PortlandTech.org to help job seekers in the tech industry. To schedule a resume review and/or join his list to receive customized job leads, send a resume to [masked] or [masked] to schedule an appointment.

Website
Thursday
Dec 7, 2017
Code Oregon - The Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: Maximizing Your LinkedIn 12/7
The Tech Academy

Code Oregon Careers is a collaboration between Code Oregon and The Tech Academy to help software developers prepare themselves for the job search in the software industry. This is a four part series focusing on Soft Skills Interviews, Technical Interviews, LinkedIn and GitHub. 

Whether you are an experienced developer back on the job search or a brand new junior developer looking for your first opportunity, join us to learn some valuable skills to help you in your job search.  

This installment on Thursday, December 7 at 6.p.m. will cover:

Maximizing LinkedIn for your job search

Food & Beverages:

The Tech Academy will be providing free pizza and beverages. Please RSVP to help us ensure we have enough food for everyone. If later on you are unable to make the event, please change your RSVP status to help us avoid wasting food. 

Schedule:
• 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (Networking + pizza and beverages)

• 6:30 p.m. Code Oregon Careers presentation

• 7:30 p.m. Q & A and announcements

• 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Soft Skills interview mini-workshop for anyone that what's to stay after the initial presentation to develop, practice soft skill interviewing

Resources for Tech Job Seekers:

David Duncan with Code Oregon (a partnership with WorkSource Oregon and WorkSystems) has developed PortlandTech.org to help job seekers in the tech industry. To schedule a resume review and/or join his list to receive customized job leads, send a resume to [masked] or [masked] to schedule an appointment.

Website
Thursday
Dec 14, 2017
Code Oregon - The Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: Soft Skills Interviewing 12/14
The Tech Academy

Code Oregon Careers is a collaboration between Code Oregon and The Tech Academy to help software developers prepare themselves for the job search in the software industry. This is a four part series focusing on Soft Skills Interviews, Technical Interviews, LinkedIn and GitHub. 

Whether you are an experienced developer back on the job search or a brand new junior developer looking for your first opportunity, join us to learn some valuable skills to help you in your job search.  

This installment on Thursday, December 14 at 6.p.m. will cover:

Preparing for Soft Skill Interviews

Food & Beverages:

The Tech Academy will be providing free pizza and beverages. Please RSVP to help us ensure we have enough food for everyone. If later on you are unable to make the event, please change your RSVP status to help us avoid wasting food. 

Schedule:
• 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (Networking + pizza and beverages)

• 6:30 p.m. Code Oregon Careers presentation

• 7:30 p.m. Q & A and announcements

• 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Practice Soft Skills interview inteviewing for anyone that what's to stay after the initial presentation to develop and practice soft skill interviewing

Resources for Tech Job Seekers:

David Duncan with Code Oregon (a partnership with WorkSource Oregon and WorkSystems) has developed PortlandTech.org to help job seekers in the tech industry. To schedule a resume review and/or join his list to receive customized job leads, send a resume to [masked] or [masked] to schedule an appointment.

Website
Thursday
Dec 28, 2017
Code Oregon - The Tech Academy presents Code Oregon Careers: Maximizing Your GitHub 12/28
The Tech Academy

Code Oregon Careers is a collaboration between Code Oregon and The Tech Academy to help software developers prepare themselves for the job search in the software industry. This is a four part series focusing on Soft Skills Interviews, Technical Interviews, LinkedIn and GitHub. 

Whether you are an experienced developer back on the job search or a brand new junior developer looking for your first opportunity, join us to learn some valuable skills to help you in your job search.  

This installment on Thursday, December 28 at 6.p.m. will cover:

Maximizing Your GitHub for the Job Search

Food & Beverages:

The Tech Academy will be providing free pizza and beverages. Please RSVP to help us ensure we have enough food for everyone. If later on you are unable to make the event, please change your RSVP status to help us avoid wasting food. 

Schedule:
• 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet (Networking + pizza and beverages)

• 6:30 p.m. Code Oregon Careers presentation

• 7:30 p.m. Q & A and announcements

• 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Practice Soft Skills interview inteviewing for anyone that what's to stay after the initial presentation to develop and practice soft skill interviewing

Resources for Tech Job Seekers:

David Duncan with Code Oregon (a partnership with WorkSource Oregon and WorkSystems) has developed PortlandTech.org to help job seekers in the tech industry. To schedule a resume review and/or join his list to receive customized job leads, send a resume to [masked] or [masked] to schedule an appointment.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 9
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Build a Twitter Bot
CENTRL West

Using JavaScript and Twitter's API we will create an "intelligent" bot. An easy and fun way to learn how JavaScript can be used to build real projects. Our bot will search for tweets mentioning different keywords and reply to them with a pre-defined answer.


This workshop won't be a step-by-step JavaScript introduction. Instead we will build something useful and fun, while learning some basic JavaScript concepts along the way.


Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us: 

Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm.City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available.TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

Website
Wednesday
Jan 10
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - What is a Data Scientist?
CENTRL West

What is a Data Scientist?  What is Big Data?  Wondering if you're qualified to start a career in this field?  Join us for our last talk of 2017 to discuss this mysterious and exciting profession.


We’ll cover the emergence of big data and what it means to be a data scientist. We’ll walk you through how to get the skills to become a data scientist, and focus on the different jobs that will be open to you once you’ve mastered the skill set.

How to find us: 

Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm.City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available.TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

Website
Thursday
Jan 11
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: How to Choose a Programming Language Lunch & Learn
Free Geek

When you’re learning to code, one of the biggest decisions you can make is what programming language to start with. Depending on who you ask, you’ll get a different answer every time.We’re here to set the record straight.


We’ll take everything important into account: versatility of the top programming languages, the Portland job market, starting salaries, and more. In the end, we’ll end up with an answer that can help shape the rest of your development career.

How to find us: 

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.Free Street Parking available on every block.Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
PDXnode - PDXNode Presentation Night
Vacasa

Presentations begin at 6:30pm. We feature 2 awesome speakers that bring you the best that Portland (and beyond) has to offer in Node & JavaScript. Periodically we'll open with a brief lightning talk too.

Open dialogue during the presentations is very welcome–we're all here to learn!

Come a little early and say hi! The organizers will be available to help any newcomers with getting started. If you need help installing node and npm, or have questions or anything–please reach out.

Before our first talk we'll engage in a friendly Node quiz! Prizes include awesome learning materials sponsored by Cloudflare (eg. Books like "Effective JavaScript" by David Herman, and "Node.js in Action" by Harter, Cantelon, Rajlich, and Holowaychuk).

Our talks cover a variety of topics, presented by people with varying levels of experience. Some of our most recent speakers have been: Max Ogden, Substack, Chris Dickinson, Ben Acker, and more.

Afterwards, if you're stoked to keep hangin' we regularly take our discussions onward to post-talk drinks nearby! We may even hack a little if the night is young!

People who're new to programming and new friends to the Node community are very welcome! Say hi, make some noise, get to know folks, and ask questions!

Brief note about our location:

Please look for Nodesters standing by the door to let you in if it's locked! If you arrive beyond 6:35pm, please shoot us a tweet at @pdxnode, and we'll come as soon as we can to let you in. :)

Website
Portland ReactJS - Portland ReactJs w/ Remote Talks: React + Serverless by David Wells, and more
New Relic

• What we'll do
Please note: this is a Thursday meetup and we will be meeting on the **27th** floor!

-=== Proposed Schedule ===-

David Wells: React + Serverless

Developer @ https://serverless.com/
https://twitter.com/DavidWells

Come learn how to build a robust multi-stage React application backed by a Serverless API, complete with user authentication & protected routes. 💸
He will walk through using React, AWS Lambda, custom authorizers, and Auth0 JWTs to create an infinitely scalable, pay per execution full stack app.
Open Source Repo: https://github.com/serverless/forms-service

Live Stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGrGce6-cX4

-=== Event Details ===-

New Relic (http://newrelic.com/) has graciously offered their event space to host our meeting this month. If you are new to the group, welcome! We hope that you find this community a friendly and open one. To new and existing members, please take a look at the code of conduct (https://github.com/portland-react-js/meetup/blob/master/code-of-conduct.md) for our group.

-=== Other ===-

As a reminder, we're on Slack! You can join us here http://portlandreactjs.herokuapp.com to chat with other Reactivists all talking and helping each other with React!

• What to bring

• Important to know

Website
Monday
Jan 15
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Plan Your Vacations with Data Science
CENTRL Office Eastside

We all want to go on a vacation, choosing the right hotel can be work.  In this practical workshop, you’ll use a dataset that contains hotel reviews to build a prediction model to guess where you might want to go on your next vacation. You’ll get an introduction to a data scientist’s tools and methods, including an overview of basic machine learning concepts.


No previous knowledge of data science is required. Some programming background is helpful but not required. This is a designed to be an introductory (and fun) workshop for beginners. If you have a laptop, make sure to bring it. Otherwise, we can pair you up with someone who has one.


How to find us: 

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch. Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 16
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Free Frontend Crash Course
CENTRL West

Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while completing a series of challenges to help you master your new skills.


Together we’ll work through a series of drills that will teach you the core concepts of HTML (tags, elements, and attributes) as well as the basics of CSS (selectors, properties, and values).  These drills are designed to be challenging, but manageable with the help of your fellow students, our TAs, and the instructor. We’ll wrap up the night by giving you a few tips on how to continue learning.


Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.


How to find us: 

Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm.City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available.TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

Website
Thursday
Jan 18
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Build a Guessing Game
Urban Office

• What we'll do
Looking for a fun way to start learning how to code? Join us as we teach you how to build a simple guessing game while learning the programming fundamentals of the JavaScript programming language.

With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to the game - including keeping track of how many guesses you’ve had and starting a new game from scratch. See an example before you come: this guessing game was made by an attendee at one of the last events!

Before you come:
1. Experience with HTML/CSS is ideal, as well as some familiarity with JavaScript.
2. Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can try to pair you with someone who does.

• What to bring
Laptop

• Important to know

Website
Monday
Jan 22
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Getting Started in Data Science
CENTRL Office Eastside

Wondering why Glassdoor named Data Scientist the best job in America? Come learn more about the field and the different job opportunities available to Data Scientists.


We’ll cover the emergence of big data and what it means to be a data scientist. We’ll walk you through how to get the skills to become a data scientist, and focus on the different jobs that will be open to you once you’ve mastered the skill set.


How to find us: 

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch. Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rdCity Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE LloydTriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 23
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual Pet
CENTRL West

• What we'll do
Learn the programming fundamentals of JavaScript by building a virtual pet (think: Tamagotchi). With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to your game - including customizing your pets, feeding them, and keeping track of their health. See an example before you come: this virtual pet was made by an attendee at one of last events!

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

• What to bring


• Important to know

Website
Wednesday
Jan 24
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build Your Own Website with HTML/CSS
CENTRL West

Project-based, hands-on learning is the best way to learn how to code. Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while building an interactive website.


In this workshop you’ll learn key HTML & CSS concepts as we review some sample code. Then you’ll start building your own site with the help of our instructor and TAs.  See an example before you come: this webpage was made by an attendee at one of our last events!


At the end of the night you’ll have your own site live on the internet to share with your friends and family.


Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.


How to find us: 

Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm.City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available.TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

Website
Thursday
Jan 25
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Build Your Own Instrgram-like Filters
Free Geek

Instagram is currently one of the world's most popular mobile apps. Equally famous are the app's many unique photo filters, which let users edit images with a simple swipe.  


In this workshop we'll show you how you can create your very own Instagram-like filters for images using  a JavaScript library. First we'll quickly review some HTML, CSS, and JavaScript concepts and then we'll teach you how to explore and work with a JavaScript library.


Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.


How to find us:

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.Free Street Parking available on every block.Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
PDXnode - PDXNode Hack Night!
CTRL-H Hackerspace

Welcome to the PDXNode Hack Night!

What is a PDXNode Hack Night?

PDXNode Hack Nights are your opportunity to enjoy a low-pressure JavaScript-centric environment where you shouldn't feel like you're supposed to do anything. First and foremost–just come and enjoy yourself. The night is yours: hang, hack, learn, or do whatever you’re interested in doing. 🙌

Depending on the size and interests of our attending group, we have various paths the night could go, and may or may not attempt some of the following:

Map Ctrl-H into Hackerspace Regions

The hackerspace will be mapped into 'regions', and you can feel free to gravitate towards whichever one suits your interest!

• A place for beginners who want to get going with node for the first time.
• A place for people who want to work on their own projects (eg. projects you want to do outside of work, but need to find the time).
• A place for people to just hang out and connect.
• A place for people to work on projects in groups!

'Unconference'-style Team Hacks

For team-hackers, we'll have a board up and sticky-notes available available at the beginning of the night. Anyone can feel free to write the name and/or description of something they'd like to hack on with other people–and others who're interested can feel free to go to that region and join in!

End of Night Show and Tell

There will be a list available to write your name, or team's name down on to give a quick show and tell of your projects at the end of the night. We're pumped to see what you've been working on!

Some general stuff to remember:

Help is available!

There will be seasoned Nodesters ready and available to help anyone with questions or advice in any of the hack-zones: beginners, solo, and group projects. Feel free to reach out and ask at any time throughout the evening.

Do what you want to do

Above all, we hope for this to be an easy-going event for people to do what they want to do with the time we have. Make the time awesome, it's yours. 😎

Code of Conduct

PDXNode continues to abide by its Code of Conduct, and we ask everyone to commit to keeping to it in order for all of us to have a safe, fun, and amazing time.

Wahoo! See you then! 🎉🎉 💻 🎉🎉

Website
Monday
Jan 29
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Become a Data Scientist: Thinkful Info Session
CENTRL Office Eastside

Interested in becoming a data scientist? Come learn more about Thinkful’s Flexible Data Science Bootcamp, which prepares you for your next job without asking you to quit this one. You’ll learn about our mentorship program, career services, curriculum, and track record of job placement.


How to find us:

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch. Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Jan 30
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Fundamentals
CENTRL West

Learn the fundamentals of programming as you get introduced to JavaScript, the most popular language on the job market. Join this workshop and start your journey towards becoming a developer.


We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We’ll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning JavaScript after the meetup.


Be sure to bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, we can pair you with someone who does.


How to find us: 

Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm.City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available.TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

Website
Wednesday
Jan 31
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Getting Started in Data Science: Lunch & Learn
CENTRL West

Wondering why Glassdoor named Data Scientist the best job in America? Come learn more about the field and the different job opportunities available to Data Scientists.

We’ll cover the emergence of big data and what it means to be a data scientist. We’ll walk you through how to get the skills to become a data scientist, and focus on the different jobs that will be open to you once you’ve mastered the skill set.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:

Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm.City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available.TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

Website
Rescheduled to 1/31: Portland JavaScript Admirers - Portland JavaScript Admirers' Monthly Meeting
Janrain, Inc.

The monthly meeting of Portland's first JavaScript and ECMAscript users' group. We host presentations and discussions on everything JavaScript-related - including JavaScript frameworks, node.js, CoffeeScript, and whatever else comes up.

Feel free to join our mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/pdxjs if you too are a JavaScript admirer. Or visit our web site for more information at http://pdxjs.com/.

If you're interested in making a presentation at this or at a future meet-up, please e-mail [masked].

Website
Monday
Feb 5
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to Javascript
CENTRL Office Eastside

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***


Learn the programming fundamentals of JavaScript by building a virtual pet (think: Tamagotchi).  With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to your game - including customizing your pets, feeding them, and keeping track of their health. See an example before you come: this virtual pet was made by an attendee at one of last events!

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:

This event will be held at CENTRL Office East.

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.

Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.

TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to Javascript
CENTRL Office Eastside

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***


Learn the programming fundamentals of JavaScript by building a virtual pet (think: Tamagotchi).  With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to your game - including customizing your pets, feeding them, and keeping track of their health. See an example before you come: this virtual pet was made by an attendee at one of last events!

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:

This event will be held at CENTRL Office East.

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.

Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.

TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 6
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Data Science Your Vacation
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***


We all want to go on a vacation, choosing the right hotel can be work. In this practical workshop, you’ll use a dataset that contains hotel reviews to build a prediction model to guess where you might want to go on your next vacation. You’ll get an introduction to a data scientist’s tools and methods, including an overview of basic machine learning concepts.  No previous knowledge of data science is required. Some programming background is helpful but not required. This is a designed to be an introductory (and fun) workshop for beginners. If you have a laptop, make sure to bring it. Otherwise, we can pair you up with someone who has one.

How to find us:

This event will be held at Free Geek. 

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.

Free Street Parking available on every block.Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.

Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Friday
Feb 9
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Frontend Crash Course (Lunch & Learn)
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***


Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while completing a series of challenges to help you master your new skills.  Together we’ll work through a series of drills that will teach you the core concepts of HTML (tags, elements, and attributes) as well as the basics of CSS (selectors, properties, and values). These drills are designed to be challenging, but manageable with the help of your fellow students, our TAs, and the instructor. We’ll wrap up the night by giving you a few tips on how to continue learning. 

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:

This event will be held at Free Geek. 

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.

Free Street Parking available on every block.Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.

Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 13
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build a Virtual Pet with Javascript
Free Geek

Learn the programming fundamentals of JavaScript by building a virtual pet (think: Tamagotchi). 

With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to your game - including customizing your pets, feeding them, and keeping track of their health. See an example before you come: this virtual pet was made by an attendee at one of last events!

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:

This event will be held at Free Geek. 

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.

Free Street Parking available on every block.Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.

Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Friday
Feb 16
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Getting Started in Data Science (Lunch & Learn)
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***


Wondering why Glassdoor named Data Scientist the best job in America? Come learn more about the field and the different job opportunities available to Data Scientists. We’ll cover the emergence of big data and what it means to be a data scientist. We’ll walk you through how to get the skills to become a data scientist, and focus on the different jobs that will be open to you once you’ve mastered the skill set.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:

This event will be held at Free Geek. 

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.

Free Street Parking available on every block.Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.

Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Monday
Feb 19
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build a Web App
CENTRL Office Eastside

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***


JavaScript is the language of the browser. Every website you’ve ever used is built with JavaScript, with interaction powered by the popular jQuery library. Even Stanford’s intro to Computer Science course now uses JavaScript as its teaching language. Learn how to use JavaScript and jQuery and build a simple web app in this workshop.  Together we’ll learn key jQuery concepts like manipulating the DOM and using event listeners to update our app in real time. See an example before you come: this web app was made by an attendee at one of last events!

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:

This event will be held at CENTRL East. 

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.

Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.

TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Thursday
Feb 22
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Feek: Getting Started in Tech
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***


Every year, Glassdoor releases its top 25 highest paying jobs. This year, almost half of them are in the tech field; if you’re thinking about getting into tech, now is the right time. We’ll cover the different ways you can break into tech and outline the pros and cons of all the options within the local tech community. Then we’ll dive into the technical career opportunities that are available locally - from jobs you’ve heard of like front end developer, to jobs that are new to the area, like developer evangelist.

How to find us:

This event will be held at Free Geek. 

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.

Free Street Parking available on every block.Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.

Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Monday
Feb 26
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - How to Choose a Bootcamp
CENTRL Office Eastside

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***


Coding boot camps are short intensive accelerated programs to help you learn the skills, build a portfolio and transition careers like web development and data science. “With over 300 coding boot camps worldwide, you should do your research before choosing which code school will kickstart your career in tech,” says CourseReport

It can be tough to know which one is right for you. Join us as we answer questions like do I enroll in an immersive or part-time bootcamp? What type of career coaching do I need? How do I make sense of outcome stats and guarantees? How is bootcamp learning better or worse than learning on my own? We will discuss what to consider starting with the question of how boot camps emerged and the personal traits you need to succeed.

How to find us:

This event will be held at CENTRL East. 

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.

Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.

TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Feb 27
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Build a Twitter Bot with Javascript
CENTRL West

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***

Using JavaScript and Twitter's API we will create an "intelligent" bot. An easy and fun way to learn how JavaScript can be used to build real projects. Our bot will search for tweets mentioning different keywords and reply to them with a predefined answer.
This workshop won't be a step-by-step JavaScript introduction. Instead we will build something useful and fun, while learning some basic JavaScript concepts along the way.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:

This event will be held at CENTRL West. 

Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th.

Free Street Parking available after 6pm.City Center & Brewery Blocks parking grages & lots available.

TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

Website
Thursday
Mar 1
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Predict the Oscars Using Data Science
WeWork Pioneer Place

• What we'll do
The outcome of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Picture surprised us all. But, could that have been predicted?

In this practical workshop, you'll use a dataset that contains previous Oscar winners to build a prediction model to guess the winner for Best Picture Award. You'll get an introduction to a data scientist's tools and methods, including an overview of basic machine learning concepts. Unlike last year's Oscars, our model will predict only one winner!

No previous knowledge of data science is required. Some programming background is helpful but not required. This is a designed to be an introductory (and fun) workshop for beginners.

If you have a laptop, make sure to bring it. Otherwise, we can pair you up with someone who has one.

• What to bring
Laptop

• Important to know
Space is limited! Please RSVP on Eventbrite here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/predict-the-oscars-using-data-science-tickets-42892279964

Website
Monday
Mar 5
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful Info Session: Become a Data Scientist
CENTRL Office Eastside

***RSVP on Eventbrite HERE***

Interested in becoming a data scientist? Come learn more about Thinkful’s Flexible Data Science Bootcamp, which prepares you for your next job without asking you to quit this one. You’ll learn about our mentorship program, career services, curriculum, and track record of job placement.

If you're interested in jump-starting your data science career, learn more about our Portland-based Data Science Bootcamp now.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 6
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek : Build a Web App with JavaScript and jQuery
Free Geek

***RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***

JavaScript is the language of the browser. Every website you've ever used is built with JavaScript, with interaction powered by the popular jQuery library. Even Stanford intro to Computer Science course now uses JavaScript as its teaching language. Learn how to use JavaScript and jQuery and build a simple web app in this workshop.

Together we'll learn key jQuery concepts like manipulating the DOM and using event listeners to update our app in real time. See an example before you come: this web app was made by an attendee at one of last events: https://unique-heart.glitch.me/

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:


1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.


Free Street Parking available on every block.


Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.


Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Thursday
Mar 8
PDXnode - PDXNode Presentation Night
InVision

Presentations begin at 6:30pm. We feature 2 awesome speakers that bring you the best that Portland (and beyond) has to offer in Node & JavaScript. Periodically we'll open with a brief lightning talk too.

Open dialogue during the presentations is very welcome–we're all here to learn!

Come a little early and say hi! The organizers will be available to help any newcomers with getting started. If you need help installing node and npm, or have questions or anything–please reach out.

Before our first talk we'll engage in a friendly Node quiz! Prizes include awesome learning materials sponsored by Cloudflare (eg. Books like "Effective JavaScript" by David Herman, and "Node.js in Action" by Harter, Cantelon, Rajlich, and Holowaychuk).

Our talks cover a variety of topics, presented by people with varying levels of experience. Some of our most recent speakers have been: Max Ogden, Substack, Chris Dickinson, Ben Acker, and more.

Afterwards, if you're stoked to keep hangin' we regularly take our discussions onward to post-talk drinks nearby! We may even hack a little if the night is young!

People who're new to programming and new friends to the Node community are very welcome! Say hi, make some noise, get to know folks, and ask questions!

Brief note about our location:

Please look for Nodesters standing by the door to let you in if it's locked! If you arrive beyond 6:35pm, please shoot us a tweet at @pdxnode, and we'll come as soon as we can to let you in. :)

Website
Monday
Mar 12
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful Info Session: Become a Web Developer
CENTRL Office Eastside

***RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***

Interested in becoming a Web Developer or Software Engineer? Come learn more about Thinkful’s flexible Full Stack program and our full-time Engineering Immersion program. Our flexible program prepares you for a new career without asking you to quit your current job while our full-time program combines the benefits of a live classroom and group work with 1-on-1 mentorship. You'll learn about our mentorship program, career services, curriculum, and track record of job placement.

How to find us:


329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.


Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.


City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.


TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 13
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Create a Virtual Pet with JavaScript
Free Geek

***RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***

Learn the programming fundamentals of JavaScript by building a virtual pet (think: Tamagotchi).

With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to your game - including customizing your pets, feeding them, and keeping track of their health. See an example before you come: this virtual pet was made by an attendee at one of last events: https://cumbersome-vole.glitch.me/

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:


1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.


Free Street Parking available on every block.


Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.


Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Thursday
Mar 15
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Plan Your Vacation Using Data Science
Cloudability

***RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***

We all want to go on a vacation, choosing the right hotel can be work. In this practical workshop, you’ll use a dataset that contains hotel reviews to build a prediction model to guess where you might want to go on your next vacation. You’ll get an introduction to a data scientist’s tools and methods, including an overview of basic machine learning concepts.

No previous knowledge of data science is required. Some programming background is helpful but not required. This is a designed to be an introductory (and fun) workshop for beginners. If you have a laptop, make sure to bring it. Otherwise, we can pair you up with someone who has one.


How to find us:
334 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Located in the heart of the Pearl District on NW 11th between Everett and Flanders
MAX, Streetcar, and Bus accessible (1-4 blocks in each direction)
Metered Street Parking available
Closest Parking Garage: Lot #[masked] NW Davis St, Portland, OR 97209

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Monday
Mar 19
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Free Frontend Crash Course
CENTRL Office Eastside

***RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***

Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while completing a series of challenges to help you master your new skills.

Together we'll work through a series of drills that will teach you the core concepts of HTML (tags, elements, and attributes) as well as the basics of CSS (selectors, properties, and values). These drills are designed to be challenging, but manageable with the help of your fellow students, our TAs, and the instructor. We'll wrap up the night by giving you a few tips on how to continue learning.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:


329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.


Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.


City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.


TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

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Tuesday
Mar 20
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Getting Started in Data Science
Free Geek

Wondering why Glassdoor named Data Scientist the best job in America? Come learn more about the field and the different job opportunities available to Data Scientists.

We’ll cover the emergence of big data and what it means to be a data scientist. We’ll walk you through how to get the skills to become a data scientist, and focus on the different jobs that will be open to you once you’ve mastered the skill set.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 27
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build a Twitter Bot with JavaScript
Free Geek

***RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE***

Using JavaScript and Twitter's API we will create an intelligent bot. An easy and fun way to learn how JavaScript can be used to build real projects. Our bot will search for tweets mentioning different keywords and reply to them with a predefined answer.

This workshop won't be a step-by-step JavaScript introduction. Instead we will build something useful and fun, while learning some basic JavaScript concepts along the way.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:


1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.


Free Street Parking available on every block.


Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.


Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Thursday
Mar 29
PDXnode - PDXNode Hack Night!
CTRL-H Hackerspace

Welcome to the PDXNode Hack Night!

What is a PDXNode Hack Night?

PDXNode Hack Nights are your opportunity to enjoy a low-pressure JavaScript-centric environment where you shouldn't feel like you're supposed to do anything. First and foremost–just come and enjoy yourself. The night is yours: hang, hack, learn, or do whatever you’re interested in doing. 🙌

Depending on the size and interests of our attending group, we have various paths the night could go, and may or may not attempt some of the following:

Map Ctrl-H into Hackerspace Regions

The hackerspace will be mapped into 'regions', and you can feel free to gravitate towards whichever one suits your interest!

• A place for beginners who want to get going with node for the first time.
• A place for people who want to work on their own projects (eg. projects you want to do outside of work, but need to find the time).
• A place for people to just hang out and connect.
• A place for people to work on projects in groups!

'Unconference'-style Team Hacks

For team-hackers, we'll have a board up and sticky-notes available available at the beginning of the night. Anyone can feel free to write the name and/or description of something they'd like to hack on with other people–and others who're interested can feel free to go to that region and join in!

End of Night Show and Tell

There will be a list available to write your name, or team's name down on to give a quick show and tell of your projects at the end of the night. We're pumped to see what you've been working on!

Some general stuff to remember:

Help is available!

There will be seasoned Nodesters ready and available to help anyone with questions or advice in any of the hack-zones: beginners, solo, and group projects. Feel free to reach out and ask at any time throughout the evening.

Do what you want to do

Above all, we hope for this to be an easy-going event for people to do what they want to do with the time we have. Make the time awesome, it's yours. 😎

Code of Conduct

PDXNode continues to abide by its Code of Conduct, and we ask everyone to commit to keeping to it in order for all of us to have a safe, fun, and amazing time.

Wahoo! See you then! 🎉🎉 💻 🎉🎉

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Thursday
Apr 12
PDXnode - PDXNode Presentation Night
InVision

Presentations begin at 6:30pm. We feature 2 awesome speakers that bring you the best that Portland (and beyond) has to offer in Node & JavaScript. Periodically we'll open with a brief lightning talk too.

Open dialogue during the presentations is very welcome–we're all here to learn!

Come a little early and say hi! The organizers will be available to help any newcomers with getting started. If you need help installing node and npm, or have questions or anything–please reach out.

Before our first talk we'll engage in a friendly Node quiz! Prizes include awesome learning materials sponsored by Cloudflare (eg. Books like "Effective JavaScript" by David Herman, and "Node.js in Action" by Harter, Cantelon, Rajlich, and Holowaychuk).

Our talks cover a variety of topics, presented by people with varying levels of experience. Some of our most recent speakers have been: Max Ogden, Substack, Chris Dickinson, Ben Acker, and more.

Afterwards, if you're stoked to keep hangin' we regularly take our discussions onward to post-talk drinks nearby! We may even hack a little if the night is young!

People who're new to programming and new friends to the Node community are very welcome! Say hi, make some noise, get to know folks, and ask questions!

Brief note about our location:

Please look for Nodesters standing by the door to let you in if it's locked! If you arrive beyond 6:35pm, please shoot us a tweet at @pdxnode, and we'll come as soon as we can to let you in. :)

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Monday
May 14
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - What is a Data Scientist?
CENTRL Office Eastside

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-is-a-data-scientist-tickets-45619399853***

Data Science has been called everything from the “Best Job in America” to “The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.” Attend our intro to the most in-demand field in tech and learn what “becoming a data scientist” can mean for you.

We'll start by walking through the ways data scientists impact companies. Next, we'll dive deep into the day-to-day of a data scientist, broken down by the 4 main types: Researchers, AI or automation gurus, statisticians, and super analysts. By the end you'll know what data scientists are, why the job is so in-demand, and how you can get hired in the field.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Monday
May 21
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Build a Guessing Game
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-javascript-build-a-guessing-game-tickets-45619489120***

Looking for a fun way to start learning how to code? Join us as we teach you how to build a simple guessing game while learning the fundamentals of JavaScript.

With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to the game - including keeping track of how many guesses you've had and starting a new game from scratch. See an example before you come: this guessing game was made by an attendee at one of the last events!

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
May 22
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build Instagram Filters with JavaScript
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-build-instagram-filters-with-javascript-tickets-45619519210***

Instagram is currently one of the world's most popular mobile apps. Equally famous are the app's many unique photo filters, which let users edit images with a simple swipe.

In this workshop we'll show you how you can create your very own Instagram-like filters for images using a JavaScript library. First we'll quickly review some HTML, CSS, and JavaScript concepts and then we'll teach you how to explore and work with a JavaScript library.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 5
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build a Web App with JavaScript & jQuery
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-build-a-web-app-with-javascript-jquery-tickets-46327248046***

JavaScript is the language of the browser. Every website you've ever used is built with JavaScript, with interaction powered by the popular jQuery library. Even Stanford intro to Computer Science course now uses JavaScript as its teaching language. Learn how to use JavaScript and jQuery and build a simple web app in this workshop.

Together we'll learn key jQuery concepts like manipulating the DOM and using event listeners to update our app in real time. See an example before you come: this web app was made by an attendee at one of last events: https://unique-heart.glitch.me/

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Monday
Jun 11
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Getting Started in Data Science
CENTRL Office Eastside

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/getting-started-in-data-science-tickets-46327458676***

What is a Data Scientist? What is Big Data? Wondering if you're qualified to start a career in this field?

We'll cover the emergence of big data and what it means to be a data scientist. We'll walk you through how to get the skills to become a data scientist, and focus on the different jobs that will be open to you once you've mastered the skill set.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 12
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build a Virtual Pet with JavaScript
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-build-a-virtual-pet-with-javascript-tickets-46327573018***

Learn the programming fundamentals of JavaScript by building a virtual pet (think: Tamagotchi).

With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to your game - including customizing your pets, feeding them, and keeping track of their health. See an example before you come: this virtual pet was made by an attendee at one of last events: https://cumbersome-vole.glitch.me/

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Monday
Jun 18
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Build a Guessing Game
CENTRL Office Eastside

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-javascript-build-a-guessing-game-tickets-46327730489***

Looking for a fun way to start learning how to code? Join us as we teach you how to build a simple guessing game while learning the fundamentals of JavaScript.

With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to the game - including keeping track of how many guesses you've had and starting a new game from scratch. See an example before you come: this guessing game was made by an attendee at one of the last events!

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 19
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Data Science for Your Vacation
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-data-science-for-your-vacation-tickets-46327911029***

We all want to go on a vacation, choosing the right hotel can be work. In this practical workshop, you’ll use a dataset that contains hotel reviews to build a prediction model to guess where you might want to go on your next vacation. You’ll get an introduction to a Data Scientist’s tools and methods, including an overview of basic machine learning concepts.

No previous knowledge of data science is required. Some programming background is helpful but not required. This is a designed to be an introductory (and fun) workshop for beginners. If you have a laptop, make sure to bring it. Otherwise, we can pair you up with someone who has one.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website
Monday
Jun 25
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Intro to JavaScript: Build Your Own Instagram Filters
CENTRL Office Eastside

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-javascript-build-your-own-instagram-filters-tickets-46328376421***

Instagram is currently one of the world's most popular mobile apps. Equally famous are the app's many unique photo filters, which let users edit images with a simple swipe.

In this workshop we'll show you how you can create your very own Instagram-like filters for images using a JavaScript library. First we'll quickly review some HTML, CSS, and JavaScript concepts and then we'll teach you how to explore and work with a JavaScript library.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
329 NE Couch St., Portland OR 97232

Located in the middle of the Burnside Bridgehead project Slate building. Entrance at the intersection of the Streetcar line & NE Couch.
Free street parking available on NE Davis & 3rd.
City Center Parking Lot across from Oregon Convention Center on NE Lloyd.
TriMet Stops on NE MLK & Burnside and SE Grand & E Burnside.

Website
Tuesday
Jun 26
Learn to Code | Thinkful Portland - Thinkful + Free Geek: Build a Twitter Bot with JavaScript
Free Geek

***MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-build-a-twitter-bot-with-javascript-tickets-46328582036***

Using JavaScript and Twitter's API we will create an intelligent bot. An easy and fun way to learn how JavaScript can be used to build real projects. Our bot will search for tweets mentioning different keywords and reply to them with a predefined answer.

This workshop won't be a step-by-step JavaScript introduction. Instead we will build something useful and fun, while learning some basic JavaScript concepts along the way.

Bring a laptop, and if you don't have one we'll match you up with someone who does.

How to find us:
1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Located SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th betweek SE Market & Mill.
Free Street Parking available on every block.
Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location.
Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

Website