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Alchemy Code Lab

30 NW 10th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209 (map)

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  • Monday
    Jul 9 2018
    Bootcamp Prep: Intro to Software Development in JavaScript
    through
    Alchemy Code Lab

    This course meets for 5 consecutive evenings of in-person instruction, July 9 - 13, 6-9 PM.

    Over the course of a week you'll get familiar with the nuts and bolts of software development -- A great opportunity to see if our coding school is right for you or, if already enrolled with us, it sets the pace for our rigorous Bootcamp! You are sure to learn many skills you can apply even if you don't continue with the course. You will:

    ​Get your computer’s operating systems set up with VSCode, Terminal, and Git

    Complete online introductory coursework, covering JavaScript, HTML & CSS

    Say hello and query your instructors and fellow students for help on the class chat channel

    Review key concepts, material, and vocabulary from the online work

    Share tips, tricks, and shortcuts (your computer is a key developer tool - we’ll show you how to navigate it’s potential like a pro)

    Make sure you’re ready to get the most out of Bootcamp, with a solid understanding of GIT & Command Line; the DOM (HTML, CSS, JavaScript); JavaScript variables & control flow; JavaScript functions & objects

    To view our complete programming course list, visit our website: www.alchemycodelab.com

    To Prepare for Class:

    Please bring your own laptop computer to class with tutorial pre-work completed.

    Code of Conduct Policy:

    Punctuality, participation in discussions, completion of assignments, and demonstration of professional courtesy to others are required. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of the workshop. Passing requires attendance to the full workshop.

    Contact [email protected] for any questions /information/or campus tour. We look forward to meeting you!

  • Tuesday
    Jun 26 2018
    Donut.js June 2018

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, and the places they come together.

    Schedule

    • 6:00 - Arrive, socialize, eat tasty donuts and snacks!
    • 6:30 - Opening Remarks
    • 6:45 - Danielle Robinson (@daniellecrobins) — Everything I Know About Public Speaking I Learned from (Private Room) Karaoke
    • 7:00 - 10-minute break!
    • 7:15 - Miki Demeter (@theDawgCr8) — Choosing Better Open Source Components for Your Project
    • 7:30 - 10-minute break!
    • 7:45 - Justin Falcone (@modernserf) — One Hundred Years of JavaScript
    • 8:00 - Meet people and eat more donuts!

    Details

    • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
    • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be available at check-in.
    • Donut.js logo stickers and enamel pins also available at check-in.
    • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight.
    • Two all-gender, stall-only restrooms are available.
    • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
    • 3.5′-wide physical access lanes will be taped on the floor throughout the venue.
    • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
    • A few other snacks (pretzels, vegan+gluten-free chips) will be available.
    • LaCroix soda and water will be available.
    • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
    • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

    Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

    Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. This month’s beneficiary is Sisters of the Road, a nonprofit Cafe in Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood working to create systemic change that will end poverty and homelessness by providing nourishing meals in a safe, dignified space.

    Website
  • Saturday
    May 5 2018
    Women Who Code Portland Software Engineering Interview Preparation Workshop

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Women Who Code Portland is hosting it's first ever Software Engineering Interview Preparation Workshop! This event is geared towards helping women prepare for technical interviews, but we welcome everyone who supports our mission of inspiring women to excel in technology careers and follows our code of conduct. The goal of the workshop is to provide people with the opportunity to gain experience with a technical interview format.

    This workshop is broken into two sections:

    • Algorithms Review
    • Mock Interviews & Whiteboarding

    In the morning, we'll cover an introduction to solving algorithms. Participants will have the chance to see common interview algorithms, and approach how to solve them under pressure.

    In the afternoon, we will break into groups for mock interviews. This will help participants get a feel for what a technical interview might be like. Whiteboarding can be much different than writing on paper, especially in front of others. Participants will have the chance to practice answers to common questions, thinking out loud while solving a problem and practice techniques for how to move forward when stumped.

    Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-software-engineering-interview-preparation-tickets-45105030360

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 26 2018
    Latinx Tech PDX

    Alchemy Code Lab

    6:30p Doors open 6:30p - 9:00p Tech Social (Beers and other beverages will be available)

    We come together to learn about Portland's tech field. Our meetings are to support each other as we learn the technologies involved in this fast growing industry. And to provide mentorship opportunities in order to create and promote a more diverse Portland Tech Culture.

    Nos reunimos para aprender sobre la industria tech en Portland. Nuestras reuniones son para apoyarnos mutuamente mientras vamos aprendiendo las tecnologías de este campo que esta creciendo tan rápido. Y para proveer oportunidades de mentoreo y así promover más diversidad en la cultura Tech de Portland.

    This group is open to ALL who are interested in software development for educational and/or professional purposes and regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, etc. Our purpose is to encourage diversity in technology!

    Las reuniones serán mayormente en ingles, pues es el idioma que se maneja, casi exclusivamente, en la comunidad tech internacional. Pero, tendremos traductores voluntarios bilingües y tendremos talleres del "Ingles-Tech" para los que necesiten.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 24 2018
    Donut.js April 2018

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, and the places they come together.

    Schedule

    • 6:00 - Arrive, socialize, eat tasty donuts and snacks!
    • 6:30 - Opening Remarks
    • 6:45 - Sandya Sankarram (@sandyaaaas) — Learnings from Going Local(e)
    • 7:00 - Intermission!
    • 7:15 - Ryan Kubik (@ryrykubes) — HTML5 Game Development with Phaser
    • 7:30 - Intermission!
    • 7:45 - Noelle Daley (@elnoelle) — Self Help: You’re Already Doing It
    • 8:00 - Meet people and eat more donuts!

    Details

    • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
    • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be available at check-in.
    • Donut.js logo stickers and enamel pins also available at check-in.
    • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight (http://stenoknight.com/).
    • Two all-gender, stall-only restrooms are available.
    • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
    • 3.5′-wide physical access lanes will be taped on the floor throughout the venue.
    • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
    • A few other snacks (pretzels, vegan+gluten-free chips) will be available.
    • LaCroix soda and water will be available.
    • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
    • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

    Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

    Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. This month’s beneficiary is the Portland Meet Portland, a local organization that ‘welcomes and befriends immigrants and refugees, enriching community by creating mutually beneficial mentoring opportunities and dialogue that promote cross-cultural learning, enhance work skills and build trust.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Apr 21 2018
    Women Who Code Portland Technical Workshop: Beyond Senior Engineer - Developing your Career as an Architect

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Join Women Who Code Portland on April 21 to learn to think like an architect and incorporate the function of architecture into your current position or move into a architecture role. This hands-on workshop will cover both the soft and hard skills of an architect, including how to communicate ideas, how to apply common patterns to technical problems, and the qualities of robust design. We will work through the design of a familiar scenario from problem statement to final solution in small teams

    RSVP via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-beyond-senior-engineer-developing-your-career-as-an-architect-tickets-42416078633?aff=eac2

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 27 2018
    Donut.js March 2018

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, and the places they come together.

    Schedule

    • 6:00 — Arrive, eat donuts, and socialize!
    • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
    • 6:40 — Danielle Heberling: Yinzer’s First Alexa Skill
    • 7:00 — Lizzi Lindboe: How Functional Programming Can Be Useful for You
    • 7:20 — Intermission!
    • 7:40 — Josh Marinacci: I am VR and So Can You!
    • 8:00 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

    Details

    • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
    • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be available at check-in.
    • Donut.js logo stickers and enamel pins also available at check-in.
    • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight (http://stenoknight.com/).
    • Two restrooms (gendered, marked 'Men' and 'Women') are available.
    • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
    • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
    • A few other snacks (pretzels, vegan+gluten-free chips) will be available.
    • LaCroix soda and water will be available.
    • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
    • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

    Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

    Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. This month’s beneficiary is the Sexual Assault Resource Center, a local organization promoting social justice by eliminating sexual violence in our community through education, support, and advocacy.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 14 2018
    Happy Hour @ Alchemy Code Lab

    You can learn to code in just 5 months at Alchemy Code Lab. Join us for happy hour on March 15 to meet the staff and get all of your questions answered about upcoming courses, loan and scholarship options, what the program is like, and more.

    And keeping with happy hour tradition, there will be snacks and drinks!

    Agenda: 4:30 - 5:00: Mingling 5: 00: Brief introductions to the Code Lab team 5:30 - 6:30: Additional networking and mingling with Alchemy Code Lab's staff and instructors

    We’re here to hang out and answer your questions. Low pressure, great drinks, top-notch alumni. RSVP!

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 27 2018
    Donut.js February 2018

    Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, and the places they come together.

    Schedule

    • 6:00 — Arrive, eat donuts, and socialize!
    • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
    • 6:40 — Qristy Overton (@NextLevelBanana) — PICO-8 Tweetcarts: Making Donuts in 280 Characters or Less
    • 7:00 — Melissa Lewis (@iff_or) — The Metaphor of Semaphore: Explaining the Internet
    • 7:20 — Intermission!
    • 7:40 — Karl Anderson @karlanderson — Futel: Telecommunications Colossus of the Modern Age
    • 8:00 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

    Details

    • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
    • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be available at check-in.
    • Donut.js logo stickers and enamel pins also available at check-in.
    • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight (http://stenoknight.com/).
    • Two restrooms (gendered, marked 'Men' and 'Women') are available.
    • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
    • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
    • A few other snacks (pretzels, vegan+gluten-free chips) will be available.
    • LaCroix soda and water will be available.
    • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
    • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

    Our Nonprofit Beneficiary

    Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. This month’s beneficiary is the Oregon Justice Resource Center, a local organization working to dismantle systemic discrimination in the administration of justice by promoting civil rights and enhancing the quality of legal representation for traditionally underserved communities, especially people living in poverty and people of color.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jan 30 2018
    Donut.js January 2018

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Announcements

    • Ticket sales are limited to avoid overcrowding, so make sure you get your ticket early.

    Schedule

    • 6:00 — Arrive, eat donuts, and socialize!
    • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
    • 6:40 — Vanessa White @the_nephilim Project Management 101 with Cats!
    • 7:00 — Ryan McKern @the_mckern Bash 101: What Are Dot Files?
    • 7:20 — Intermission!
    • 7:40 — Matt Haughey @mathowie Communication is the Hardest Part
    • 8:00 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

    Details

    • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
    • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be handed out at check-in.
    • Free Donut.js stickers available.
    • Donut.js enamel pins available for $5.
    • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight (http://stenoknight.com/).
    • Two restrooms (gendered, marked 'Men' and 'Women') are available.
    • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
    • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
    • A variety of LaCroix soda will be available.
    • Water will be available.
    • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
    • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

    Every Month

    Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, society, and the places those things overlap. Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. This month we are raising money for Call to Safety, a Portland organization dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence by providing confidential support services and education to empower our community. Come and see wonderful presentations, eat donuts, and chat with friends.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jan 27 2018
    Introduction to Deep Learning With Tensorflow and Keras

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Introduction to Deep Learning with Tensorflow and Keras

    Deep Learning (DL) is a fast growing and exciting sub-field of machine learning and AI that has recently made extraordinary advancements in many applications such as image recognition, natural language processing, speech transcription, classification and forecasting.

    This 2 day introductory course focuses on giving you a firm foundation of deep learning techniques using a combination of presentations and hands-on exercises. The presentations introduce essential background and theory and allow for questions and discussions. And the exercises use Jupyter notebooks with Keras and Tensorflow to show you the essentials of building and training neural nets.

    Deep learning can transform any industry. This course will help you find creative ways to apply it to yours.

    You'll learn:

    • The fundamentals of deep learning including
      • how to build dense / fully connected networks
      • how to use convolutional layers
      • when to use recurrent LSTM/GRU networks
      • how to choose an optimizer and loss function
      • when to use dropout and batch normalization
      • how to prepare training and test data
      • and more
    • How to navigate the options and decisions for different model architectures.
    • Efficiently use and fine-tune pre-trained models.

    So that you can:

    • identify important and appropriate questions
    • collect and prepare real world data
    • design and train effective models

    ... to get the answers you need for your business and career.

    You'll get the most out of this course if:

    • You have a familiarity with Python and Numpy.
    • You have a deep curiosity and interest in learning about machine learning.
    • You want to understand and work with cutting edge deep learning approaches with complex data.

    Note: You don't need to be a math wizard - this is a hands on practical class. Though knowing more is always helpful, deep understanding of linear algebra and and calculus are not necessary. We will cover all the math basics necessary to get started in the class.

    Topics

    Over the 2 days we will cover

    1. Deep Learning Introduction and Overview
    2. Dense NNs and Keras
    3. Essential Theory
    4. Convolutional NNs
    5. Data Preparation
    6. Keras API Deep Dive
    7. Transfer Learning
    8. Advanced Architectures
    9. Introduction to Tensorflow
    10. Practical Training Tips
    11. Tensorflow Deep Dive
    12. Production and Deployment

    Preparation

    If you'd like to work with software installed on your own laptop we suggest you download and install Conda and use to to install Python3, Numpy, Pandas, Jupyter, Tensorflow and Keras.

    A docker image with the necessary software pre-installed will also be made available.

    If you can't install Conda or Docker, let us know when you register and we will strive to provide access to a running Jupyter Notebook instance.

    Also, feel free to bring a CSV of a data set you are interested in exploring and a description of what you'd like to predict.

    Schedule

    Saturday Jan 27 and Feb 3rd, 9AM - 1PM

    Alchemy Code Lab 30 NW 10th Ave Portland, OR 97209 alchemycodelab.com

    More information and future classes

    For more information and information on future classes please contact Julio and sign up for announcements at https://e-string.com/training/

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jan 25 2018
    Advanced Heroku: Beyond `git push` Presented by Heroku Developer Advocate Jonan Scheffler

    https://www.meetup.com/alchemycodelab/events/247071538/

    Given how simple Heroku is to use you are likely familiar with most of the basic features, but if all you're doing with the platform is git push heroku master you're missing out on a treasure trove of knowledge.

    Come join Heroku Developer Advocate Jonan Scheffler on a guided tour of the more advanced features of the Heroku platform. You'll be surprised how much you may be missing.

    Please bring your laptop and pre-install the Heroku command line tools if you have a moment: https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/heroku-cli.

    There are no prerequisites to attend this workshop, we welcome all levels of experience.

    Beer, soft drinks and pizza will be provided. If you have specific dietary restrictions please let us know.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Nov 28 2017
    Donut.js November 2017

    Announcements

    • Ticket sales are limited to avoid overcrowding, so make sure you get your ticket early.

    Schedule

    • 6:00 — Arrive, eat donuts, and socialize!
    • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
    • 6:40 — Cory Reed (@swashcap) & Chris Dieringer (@cdaringe) — How to Make a Donut
    • 7:00 — Kim Niedermaier — Data, Design, and D3
    • 7:20 — Intermission!
    • 7:40 — Kyle Shevlin (@kyleshevlin) — Just Enough Functional Programming to be a Danger to Yourself and Coworkers
    • 8:00 — Kari Goin (@karigoin) — Advocating & Implementing Accessibility in the Public Sector
    • 8:20 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

    Details

    • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
    • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be handed out at check-in.
    • Free Donut.js stickers available.
    • Donut.js enamel pins available for $5.
    • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight (http://stenoknight.com/).
    • Two restrooms (gendered, marked 'Men' and 'Women') are available.
    • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
    • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
    • A variety of LaCroix soda will be available.
    • Water will be available.
    • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
    • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

    Every Month

    Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, society, and the places those things overlap. Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. This month we are raising money for p:ear, a local organization that builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art, and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives. Come and see wonderful presentations, eat donuts, and chat with friends.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Nov 18 2017
    PDX Women in Tech (PDXWIT) Global Day of Code Retreat

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Registration through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdx-women-in-tech-pdxwit-national-code-retreat-day-tickets-38483100991) is required to avoid having to manually check-in at the event

    Come join us for the first anniversary of PDXWIT Coderetreat! Our first Coderetreat was on last year’s Global Day of Coderetreat, an event during which groups of coders the world over follow the sun and stay in communication via Twitter about their progress and learning throughout the day. If you have attended one of our Coderetreats in the past, please come back and help us celebrate.

    If you are new to Coderetreats, know that Coderetreat.org is a self-organized, volunteer-led organization dedicated to enabling software developers to help each other improve their craft and teaming skills. Software developers of all sorts gather with their machines, IDEs and the ready-to-code Conway's Game of Life. A Coderetreat facilitator assists the developers during several 45-minute sessions throughout the day. Iman Bilal, Tracie Lee, and Jean Richardson will be teaming up to facilitate this Coderetreat.

    Come along for a day of codeplay in a supportive environment and help Coderetreat follow the sun during the global celebration of software development! If you were there in February, we look forward to seeing you again. If you missed that event, grab your laptop, your favorite IDE, and join us.

    Agenda: 8:30 AM: Doors open 9:00 AM: Introduction and orientation 5:00 PM: Event ends

    PDXWIT Purpose: PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

    Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

  • Monday
    Nov 6 2017
    Women Who Code Portland - Algorithms Study Night

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Come join us for Algorithms Study Night at Code Fellows! We will be working on two problems, an easier starter problem, and then a more complicated one. Any and all skill levels are welcome. At the beginning of the meetup, we will post the questions on the slack channel, and after the meetup, we will post some of the solutions. Use our Slack Invite form if you would like to join Women Who Code, Portland Slack.

    This event will repeat first Monday of each month.

    {short} Code of Conduct

    Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form.

    About Women Who Code Portland

    Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspire women to excel in technology careers. We connect amazing women with other like-minded around the globe who unite under one simple notion--the world of technology is better with women in it.

    In Portland, we organize monthly study nights, workshops, and networking nights, as well as hackathons and social events.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Nov 2 2017
    Bringing Machine Learning To Your Application

    Alchemy Code Lab

    What is Machine Learning? How can you integrate it into your website / script / app? Learn some of the typical use cases (such as Natural Language Processing and Image Recognition), examine code snippets for some of the common frameworks and tools (such as Scikit-Learn, Weka and Tensorflow), and find out about the different ways you can host machine learning models online.

    Please RSVP at http://meetu.ps/e/DncMX/18d11/a

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 25 2017
    Donut.js October 2017

    Announcements

    • This month we've capped ticket sales to avoid overcrowding, so make sure you get your ticket early.

    Schedule

    • 6:00 — Arrive, eat donuts, and socialize!
    • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
    • 6:40 — Alan McCosh (@whilesoftware) — A Game Developer’s Approach to Building Productivity Software
    • 7:00 — Marissa Anderson (@electrozoic) — Code Review for the Mind
    • 7:20 — Intermission!
    • 7:40 — Josh Millard (@joshmillard) — Keeping Web Communities Healthy in a Dark Timeline
    • 8:00 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

    Details

    • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club/ or at the door. We take cards.
    • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be handed out at check-in.
    • Free Donut.js stickers available.
    • Donut.js enamel pins available for $5.
    • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight (http://stenoknight.com/).
    • Two restrooms (gendered, marked 'Men' and 'Women') are available.
    • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
    • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
    • A few other snacks will be available.
    • A variety of LaCroix soda will be available.
    • Water will be available.
    • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/
    • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

    Every Month

    Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, society, and the places those things overlap. Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. Come and see wonderful presentations, eat donuts, and chat with friends.

    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 9 2017
    Code 102 - Bootcamp Prep: Intro to Software Development in JavaScript
    through
    Alchemy Code Lab

    BUILD MUSCLE AND MOMENTUM FOR THE WORK AHEAD.

    This course meets nightly for 5 days (10/9 - 10/13) from 6:00pm to 9:00pm & requires pre-work of approx 30 hours with online access to instructors.

    If you’re new to coding, this is the place to start. A combination of self-study and in-person instruction, this course will help you get familiar with the nuts and bolts of software development -- and set the pace for our rigorous bootcamp. Get ready for class from the comfort of home (or your favorite coffee shop) by completing ~30 hours of self-study, in which you’ll: +Get your computer’s operating systems set up with VSCode, Terminal, and Git +Complete online introductory coursework, covering JavaScript, HTML & CSS +Say hello and query your instructors and fellow students for help on the class chat channel

    In the final week of prep, class will meet nightly with our instructional staff to: +Review key concepts, material, and vocabulary from the online work +Share tips, tricks, and shortcuts (your computer is a key developer tool - we’ll show you how to navigate it’s potential like a pro) +Make sure you’re ready to get the most out of Bootcamp, with a solid understanding of GIT & Command Line; the DOM (HTML, CSS, JavaScript); JavaScript variables & control flow; JavaScript functions & objects

    Bootcamp Prep is required for all students getting started at Alchemy Code Lab. If you’ve already covered this introductory material on your own, ask us how to test directly into Part One of Bootcamp.

    To view our complete course list, visit our website: http://www.alchemycodelab.com/courses

    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 2 2017
    Women Who Code - Algorithms Study Night

    Alchemy Code Lab

    Come join us for Algorithms Study Night at Alchemy Code Lab! We will be working on sorting algorithms. Any and all skill levels are welcome. At the beginning of the meetup, we will post the slides on the slack channel. Use our Slack Invite form (https://goo.gl/forms/sBKUgZ9hHnnmWn7z1) if you would like to join Women Who Code, Portland Slack.

    This event will repeat first Monday of each month.

    {short} Code of Conduct

    Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct (https://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-Portland/pages/22236117/Code_of_Conduct/) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmJq0Evb0aDbx4flmmZT1xX0GCXj_F--5asjfH7XvkrLo4xA/viewform).

    About Women Who Code Portland

    Women Who Code is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspire women to excel in technology careers. We connect amazing women with other like-minded around the globe who unite under one simple notion--the world of technology is better with women in it.

    In Portland, we organize monthly study nights, workshops, and networking nights, as well as hackathons and social events.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Sep 26 2017
    Donut.js

    Announcements

    • Things were crowded and loud last month—it was a packed house! This month we've capped ticket sales to avoid overcrowding, so make sure you get your ticket early, and if you can't make it,
    • A hard copy of our Code of Conduct will be posted at the check-in, by the refreshments, and in each of the bathrooms.

    Schedule

    • 6:00 — Arrive, eat donuts, and socialize!
    • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
    • 6:40 — Courtney Stanton (@q0rtz) — How to Manage People
    • 7:00 — Jesse Wolfe (@jes5199) — Synthesizing Video and Turning It Into Music
    • 7:20 — Intermission!
    • 7:40 — Emily Plummer (@emplums) — Learning from History: Architecture & Universal Design
    • 8:00 — George Mandis (@georgemandis) — Make More Than Music with MIDI, JavaScript & Tiny Computers
    • 8:15 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

    Details

    • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club or at the door. We take cards.
    • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be handed out at check-in.
    • Free Donut.js stickers available.
    • Donut.js enamel pins available for $5.
    • Proceeds this month go to Basic Rights OR, an organization that works tirelessly for LGBTQ Oregonians.
    • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight.
    • Two restrooms (gendered, marked 'Men' and 'Women') are available.
    • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
    • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
    • A few other snacks will be available.
    • A variety of LaCroix soda will be available.
    • Water will be available.
    • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/

    Every Month

    Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, society, and the places those things overlap. Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. Come and see wonderful presentations, eat donuts, and chat with friends.

    Website
  • Monday
    Sep 18 2017
    Web Animation Workshop: Web Animation 0 to 60: CSS, JavaScript, and SVG Essentials
    through
    Alchemy Code Lab

    This workshop will get you up and running with web animation in less time than it would take to read all the tutorials you have bookmarked. Over two days, you’ll go from beginner or novice web animatior to having expert level knowledge of the current web animation landscape. You’ll get an in-depth look at animating with CSS, JavaScript, and SVG through hands-on exercises and learn the most efficient workflows for each. Learn how to make your product or project standout from the competition with performant, effective, and well designed animation.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Aug 29 2017
    Donut.js

    Schedule

    • 6:00 — Arrive and nom on tasty donuts!
    • 6:30 — Opening Remarks
    • 6:40 — Lee Baillie (@_lbaillie): Ruby is Awesome! Rust is Awesome! Building a Game in Both is AWESOME!
    • 7:00 — Kara Sowles (@feynudibranch): Carrying On: Tech Travel Lessons
    • 7:20 — Intermission!
    • 7:40 — Liz Abinante (@feministy): The Social Responsibility of Coding
    • 8:00 — Meet people and eat more donuts!

    Details

    • $10 in advance at https://donutjs.club or at the door. We take cards.
    • Women Who Code members can register for free.
    • Nametags and pronoun stickers will be handed out at check-in.
    • Free Donut.js stickers available.
    • Donut.js enamel pins available for $5.
    • Proceeds this month go to Basic Rights OR, an organization that works tirelessly for LGBTQ Oregonians.
    • All talks are live-captioned by Mirabai Knight of Steno Knight.
    • Two restrooms (gendered, marked 'Men' and 'Women') are available.
    • Event is on the second floor. Elevator is available.
    • We'll have donuts! We have donuts for omnivores from Coco Donuts and combination gluten-free-vegan donuts from Back to Eden Bakery.
    • A variety of LaCroix soda will be available.
    • Water will be available.
    • We have a Code of Conduct and require that all staff, speakers, attendees, and venue staff abide by it: https://donutjs.club/conduct/

    Every Month

    Donut.js is a monthly meet-up in Portland, OR with a handful of wonderful talks on tech, creativity, community, society, and the places those things overlap. Every month we donate our proceeds to a local nonprofit. Come and see wonderful presentations, eat donuts, and chat with friends.

    Website