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The Tech Academy

310 Southwest 4th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204, US (map)

Future events happening here

  • Friday
    Aug 12 2022
    How to be a Successful Software Engineer after Graduation with In Time Tec

    Accomplished Software Engineers and Technical Leads at In Time Tec, Brandon Snyder and Dallen Pyrah, are joining us to share their advice on how to succeed as a software developer!

    Software development is a lot more than just writing lines of code! Join us to learn more about what steps to take in order to become successful as a software developer!

    Join us Friday, August 12th at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET) in our google meet room.

    RSVP on Meetup: https://bit.ly/TechTalk812 RSVP on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/TechTalk085

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    Don't miss this great opportunity to learn and network!

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  • Friday
    Aug 19 2022
    [IN-PERSON] Building a Single-Page Application with Vue with Lindsay Wardell

    The Tech Academy

    Another in-person Tech Talk!

    Lindsay Wardell is joining us to demonstrate how to create a single-page application with Vue.

    Vue is a reactive JavaScript framework for building performant web applications.

    Join Lindsay as she walks through the basics of what Vue is and how to write your own Vue application. We'll be going over how to set up a basic application, then build out a reactive to-do application.

    Lindsay graduated from The Tech Academy in 2018 and is currently working as a software engineer at NoRedInk. She also hosts the podcast Views on Vue.

    Join us at our Downtown Portland campus starting at 12:40pm on Friday, August 19th to learn and network!

    RSVP on Meetup: https://bit.ly/TechTalk819
    RSVP on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/TechTalkE819

    Schedule of Event: 12:40pm Doors open 12:45pm Food and refreshments 1:00pm Tech Talk starts

    If you are interested in joining us virtually, join us through this Google Meet room: https://meet.google.com/vad-wsca-ggn

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Past events that happened here

  • Friday
    Aug 5 2022
    Cryptography: What is it? How is it used? Why is it important?

    Details We are excited to have Dr. Brent Wilson back to discuss another Cyber Security topic!

    This week we will be discussing Cryptography - the art of writing and solving codes. Codes have been used to protect information since ancient times and are the foundation of modern data encryption. Dr. Brent Wilson will be teaching us all about what cryptography is, how it's used, and why we should care.

    Dr. Brent Wilson is a Professor of Computer Science and Cybersecurity at George Fox University. He has an incredible talent for presenting complex topics in a fun and understandable way.

    Join us Friday, August 5th at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET) in our google meet room.

    RSVP on Meetup: https://bit.ly/TechTalk85 RSVP on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/TechTalkE85

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    Don't miss this great opportunity to learn and network!

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  • Friday
    Jul 29 2022
    Identifying and Addressing Tech Debt with Philip Scott

    Philip Scott is joining us to discuss identifying and addressing tech debt.

    In software development, technical debt is the implied cost of additional rework caused by choosing an easy solution now instead of using a better approach that would take longer.

    Philip is a Senior Software Staff Engineer at Gap Inc. and has been in the industry for over ten years.

    This Talk will cover: -Code debt -Infra debt -Security debt -Knowledge debt

    This event is a great opportunity to network and gain some insight into the industry, as well as ask questions!

    Join us Friday July 29th at 1pm Pacific Time (2pm MT, 3pm CT, 4pm ET) in our Google Meet Room.

    RSVP on Meetup: https://bit.ly/techTalk729 RSVP on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/techTalkE729

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    Don't miss this great opportunity to learn and network!

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  • Friday
    Jul 22 2022
    How to Land a Job with Justin Budd

    Justin Budd will be joining us to share tips on how to land your first tech job!

    When you are looking for your first job, it is easy to feel that it is impossible to shine in this competitive market. However, with a tech education, planning and determination you can land that first tech job.

    Justin is an experienced Information Technology Recruiter with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. He will share some advice on how to get into the tech industry.

    In this Talk will cover:

    -Difficulties of finding tech jobs -How to get started -Building your portfolio and more.

    We will have a Q&A section, so be sure to bring all your job search related questions.

    Join us Friday, July 22nd at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET) in our google meet room.

    RSVP on Meetup: https://bit.ly/TechTalk822 RSVP on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/TechTalkE822

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    Don't miss this great opportunity to learn and network!

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  • Friday
    Jul 15 2022
    SQL Query Optimization with Wesley Rolfson

    Join us Friday, July 15th, to learn how to optimize your SQL queries!

    Wesley Rolfson started working with data when he was in high school, while working on Steam and Culvert surveys, using the data to explain how nature is responding to human activity. He now works as a data analyst working with environmental, health and safety data.

    Wesley's talk will cover optimizing your SQL Queries by looking at the layers of processing. He will also cover how the SQL engine looks at your query so that you can better write queries and ultimately explain your results.

    Join us Friday July 15th at 1pm Pacific Time (2pm MT, 3pm CT, 4pm ET) in our Google Meet Room.

    RSVP on Meetup: https://bit.ly/techTalk715 RSVP on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/techTalkE15

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    Don't miss this great opportunity to learn and network!

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  • Friday
    Jul 8 2022
    Software Engineering Beyond Bootcamp: Skills for The Real World

    The Tech Academy

    Another in-person Tech Talk!

    Tech Academy graduate, Christopher Carter will be joining us discuss skills beyond coding bootcamps.

    Christopher graduated in the summer of 2016 and since then he has gone on to pursue a successful career as a Software Developer. He is currently working as a Senior Software Engineer at Genesis Financial Solutions.

    In this Talk, Christopher will discuss:

    Teamwork Coordinating development with multiple developers How enterprise architecture is different than software you've written on your own and more.

    Join us at our Downtown Portland Location starting at 12:40pm on Friday, July 8th to learn and network!

    -- Schedule of Events -- 12:40pm Doors open 12:45pm Food and refreshments 1:00pm Tech Talk starts

    RSVP on Meetup: https://bit.ly/tta78 RSVP on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/ttaE78

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

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  • Friday
    Jul 1 2022
    Landing a Job in the Tech Industry without Years of Experience with Scott Katzelnick

    Scott Katzelnick, Tech Academy graduate, will be joining us to discuss landing a job in the tech industry without years of experience.

    Studying to get into tech and getting into tech are two different struggles. If you’re about to finish your studies or have finished them recently and are looking for a job in tech, join us as Scott shares some tips on how to join the industry.

    Scott is currently working at Braille and has expanded his understanding of the different “roles” in this industry, the technologies required to be proficient in those roles and how to network those roles to gain opportunities.

    Summary of Talk: Being real with oneself and understanding expectations -Your greatest asset is your time -The quality of your work. Treat each project like it’s for a real client or employer, because one day it most certainly will be. -Striving to make great things that get noticed -Modeling behaviors, image and branding off of proven examples -Making luck and being lucky aren’t so far apart -Without measured risk, stagnation sets its roots -Q/A

    Join us Friday July 1st at 1pm Pacific Time (2pm MT, 3pm CT, 4pm ET) in our Google Meet Room.

    RSVP on Meetup: https://bit.ly/techTalk71 RSVP on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/techTalkE71

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    Don't miss this great opportunity to learn and network if you don't have much experience but are looking to join the tech industry.

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  • Friday
    Jun 24 2022
    Demonstration of MLOps on Google Cloud Platform with Christopher Thompson

    Join MLOps Engineer Chris Thompson as he shows you how easy it is to go from idea to production using Vertex AI on the Google Cloud Platform.

    With the knowledge that roughly 90% of machine learning models never make it to production, Google Cloud has been working hard developing its Vertex AI platform to streamline the MLOps process.

    Vertex AI provides services that allow machine learning practitioners to train, deploy, and manage production machine learning models and associated data and artifacts.

    Join us Friday June 24th at 1pm Pacific Time (2pm MT, 3pm CT, 4pm ET) in our Google Meet Room.

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    RSVP on Meetup: bit.ly/techTalk624 RSVP on Eventbrite: bit.ly/techTalkE624

    Don't miss this great opportunity to learn and network!

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  • Friday
    Jun 17 2022
    Transitioning into the Tech Industry with Lewis Meyers

    Tech Academy graduate, Lewis Meyers, will be joining us to discuss transitioning into the tech industry.

    If you aren’t technically inclined, software development roles may feel out of reach, but the truth is anyone can transition into these positions with some determination and a willingness to learn.

    Lewis graduated from the Tech Academy just a few months ago and is currently working as an associate developer at Optum. He will be sharing tips on how to transition into the tech industry.

    Join us Friday June 17th at 1pm Pacific Time (2pm MT, 3pm CT, 4pm ET) in our Google Meet Room.

    RSVP on Meetup: https://bit.ly/techTalk617 RSVP on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/tt617

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    Don't miss this great opportunity to learn and network!

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  • Friday
    Jun 10 2022
    Creating Efficient Code with SQL - Presented by Marquita Hartman

    Marquita Hartman graduated from The Tech Academy in 2019, and has since become a software developer at Computershare, where she mainly works with SQL and other Microsoft data services.

    Marquita will be joining us to speak on creating efficient code in SQL, and giving some insight on SQL related skills that potential employers might be looking for.

    Her talk will entail: -Creating tables and using appropriate indexs -When and Why you should use a View vs a Table -Tuning techniques for stored procedures -How to test efficiency -A brief overview of an Explain Plan

    Join us on Friday June 10th at 1pm Pacific Time in our Google Meet Room.

    RSVP on MeetUp: bit.ly/tt0610 RSVP on EventBrite: bit.ly/ebtt0610

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube channel: bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    Don't miss this opportunity to learn about creating efficient code in SQL!

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  • Friday
    May 27 2022
    Creating Efficient Code with SQL with Marquita Hartman

    Marquita Hartman graduated from The Tech Academy in 2019, and has since become a software developer at Computershare, where she mainly works with SQL and other Microsoft data services.

    Marquita will be joining us to speak on creating efficient code in SQL, and giving some insight on SQL related skills that potential employers might be looking for.

    Her talk will entail:

    -Creating tables and using the appropriate indexes -When and Why you should use a View vs. a Table -Tuning techniques for stored procedures -How to test the efficiency -A brief overview of an Explain Plan

    Join us Friday May 27th at 1pm Pacific Time (2pm MT, 3pm CT, 4pm ET) in our Google Meet Room.

    RSVP on MeetUp: bit.ly/tta527

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    Don't miss this opportunity to learn about creating efficient code in SQL!

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  • Friday
    May 20 2022
    Maintaining Positive Mental Health as a Developer with Tyler Branscome

    Your mental health is important!

    Tyler Branscome, Tech Academy graduate, will be joining us to discuss maintaining a positive mental health as a developer.

    Reports say that a large number of software developers are facing depression and mental disorders.

    According to the International Journal of Humanities Social Science Invention, software developers have significantly the highest rate of anxiety in comparison to their colleagues who are performing mechanical or other tasks.

    In this Talk, Tyler will be sharing tips on how to maintain your mental health. Tyler graduated in 2021 and is currently working as an application developer at Oyova.

    Join us on May 20th at 1pm PT (2pm MT, 3pm CT and 4pm ET) in our Google Meet room.

    RSVP on Meetup: https://bit.ly/TechTalk520 RSVP on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/techTalk0520

    Can't make it live? Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    Don't miss this great opportunity to learn and network!

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  • Friday
    May 13 2022
    The Importance of Side Projects and Networking with Lindsay Wardell

    This week we are joined by Tech Academy graduate Lindsay Wardell to discuss side projects and networking! Lindsay will be sharing how she has grown her development knowledge through the creation of an ongoing, engaging side project, and also how she has leveraged podcasts and blogs to stay connected to the greater tech community.

    Lindsay is a software engineer at NoRedInk, and hosts the podcast Views on Vue. She graduated from The Tech Academy in 2018, and has since worked at four different companies as a developer. She loves learning about new languages and tools, and sharing that knowledge with the community.

    Join us on May 13th at 1pm Pacific Time (2pm MT, 3pm CT, 4pm ET), and learn about the journey from boot camp to tech career from someone who has been there!

    Can't make it live? Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel: bit.ly/ttaytcpl

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  • Friday
    May 6 2022
    Imposter Syndrome with Dan Linn

    Yes! You are good enough!

    Are you doubting your abilities and feeling like a fraud? Join this week's Tech Talk, with Dan Linn, to learn all about imposter syndrome and tips on how to overcome it!

    Dan Linn is the President of Hello World Devs. Hello World helps companies create application solutions with their own internal teams, or as supplemental or permanent workers on outside projects.

    Join us on May 6th at 1pm PT, 2pm MT, 3pm CT, and 4pm ET for this great opportunity to learn and network!

    We'll be in this google meet room: https://meet.google.com/kzn-gamj-ngr

    Can't make it live? Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    We hope to see you there!

    RSVP on MeetUP: bit.ly/TTATTMU1 RSVP on EventBrite: bit.ly/TTATTEV

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  • Friday
    Apr 29 2022
    Choosing Better Open Source: Lessons From The Real-World with Miki Demeter

    Miki Demeter will be joining us to discuss open source software on April 29th!

    Open source software is code that is designed to be publicly accessible; anyone can see, modify, and distribute the code as they see fit.

    This talk will cover open source software and why it's important to look at the software that is put into products.

    Miki's current position is as a Security Researcher in the IPAS GO (formerly Security Center of Excellence) working on Secure Development Lifecycle governance and as Product Security Expert for Open Source Software.

    She is a TrevorChat Crisis Counselor and is working with outside organizations like Women Who Code, Women of Security, Portland Women in Tech, and the Diana Initiative to help drive diversity and true inclusion while advocating for women in the STEM field.

    Join us Friday April 29th at 1pm Pacific Time in our Google Meet Room.

    RSVP on MeetUp: bit.ly/TTMU429

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording on our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

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  • Friday
    Apr 22 2022
    Finding and Keeping your Tech Job with Daniel Mindlin

    Daniel Mindlin is a consulting analysist for OnPrem Solution Partners. he received a B.S. in Statistical Science and a B.A. in History from the University of California, before completing his M.S. in Business Analytics from the University of San Diego.

    Daniel will be leading a discussion about finding one's best niche role when looking for employment at a tech company, specifically what tech companies look for in different roles, how to translate finding success in job interview to finding success once a new hire has begun their position.

    Join us Friday April 22nd at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3o CT, 4p ET) in our Google Meet Room.

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    Don't miss this opportunity to learn about how to find and keep your job in tech!

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  • Friday
    Apr 15 2022
    Tech Industry Job Search - Tips & Tricks

    Andrew Owen will be joining us to give advice on searching for jobs in the tech industry, acing the interview, and developing your resume.

    Andrew is a recruiting leader in the technology industry with many years of experience. He works for a boutique, award-winning, highly regarded firm called VanderHouwen where he's held various roles from Recruiter to Account Manager, to Recruiting Manager. He specializes in finding talented people and placing them at fitting companies. Andrew has a passion for helping architect people's careers, is an expert in resume writing, interview preparation, and bringing out the best in people.

    Join us Friday, April 15th at 1pm (2p Mt, 3p CT, 4p ET) in our Google Meet room.

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    Don't miss this great opportunity to learn about the best ways to find a job, interview tips, and creating your best resume!

    RSVP EventBrite: https://bit.ly/TTATT15EB RSVP MeetUp: https://bit.ly/TTATT15

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  • Friday
    Apr 1 2022
    Job Placement Q&A Tech Talk with Lucy and Cameron

    Job placement Q&A with Lucy and Cameron of The Tech Academy!

    Currently on the hunt for a job? We will be discussing all and any aspects of getting that first Tech Job. Whether its updating your resume or nailing the phone interview, we are here to help.

    Already working in tech? Bring your experience and advice to share with our students and graduates who are trying to land that first job.

    Join us Friday, April 1st at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET) in our Google Meet room.

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    Don't miss this opportunity to ask your job placement questions!

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  • Friday
    Mar 25 2022
    The Importance of Unit Testing with Lyman McBride

    Lyman McBride is a professional trombone player who became a software engineer in 2021. Currently a full stack engineer on the integrations team at JobNimbus LLC, he enjoys the process of creating clean, efficient, and maintainable code. Unit testing is not only an every day part of a software engineer's life, but is often part of the interview process, making it a vital concept for the aspiring engineer to understand.

    Lyman's talk will cover concepts of: -The what and why of Unit Testing -Unit test anatomy -Assertions -Clean code and readability -Preventing Tech Debt

    Join us Friday, March 25th, at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET) in our Google Meet room.

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    Don't miss this great opportunity to learn about the importance of unit testing

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  • Friday
    Mar 11 2022
    How to Build the Perfect Resume and LinkedIn Profile with Katie McIntyre

    Katie McIntyre from Career Sprout is joining us to discuss building the perfect resume and LinkedIn Profile to get recruiters reaching out to you!

    Katie is a consultant who has been involved in more than $50 million in online coaching sales. Through her work with Career Sprout, Katie works with professionals who want to transition into a meaningful career with a company they admire. On average, Career Sprout students land high paying job offers within 67 days and increase their salaries by $37k.

    This Talk will cover:

    -How to have Recruiters and Hiring Managers seek you out so you can secure interviews with the companies YOU want to work with -The ingredients of a perfectly optimized LinkedIn Profile -The dirty resume secrets no recruiter talks about -Proven resume templates to use today

    Join us Friday, March 11th, at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET) in our Google Meet room.

    RSVP on Meetup: bit.ly/TechTalk311 RSVP on Eventbrite: bit.ly/TechTalke311

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    Don't miss this great opportunity to learn and network!

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  • Friday
    Mar 4 2022
    Tech Academy Co-Founder Erik Gross: Building a Community in Software Development

    Tech Academy Co-Founder, Erik Gross, will be joining us to discuss building a community in software development!

    Erik has been working in technology since the 1980s. As a nuclear reactor operator and teacher in the Navy, he mastered a multitude of technologies. His years of experience as a senior-level software developer were key to the development of The Tech Academy’s boot camps. As the other Co-Founder of The Tech Academy, Erik assists in curriculum oversight and public relations.

    Join us Friday, March 4th, at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET) in our Google Meet room.

    RSVP on Meetup: bit.ly/techTalk34 RSVP on Eventbrite: bit.ly/techTalkE034

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    Don't miss this great opportunity to learn and network!

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  • Thursday
    Feb 24 2022
    How to Break Through in This Competitive Tech Job Market with Michael McCormack

    The market is the most competitive it has ever been! Michael McCormack will be joining us to discuss how to land a tech job in this competitive market.

    Michael is an experienced tech recruiter and has been working at Edgelink staffing firm for over 4 years.

    EdgeLink is an award-winning technology staffing firm that unites exceptional tech talent with innovative organizations.

    In this Talk, Michael will join us to talk about the market conditions and how to break through in this competitive climate.

    Be sure to bring all your job placement questions and join us Friday, February 25th, at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET).

    RSVP on Meetup: bit.ly/TT0225 RSVP on Eventbrite: bit.ly/TTe0225

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    Don't miss this great opportunity to learn and network!

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  • Friday
    Feb 18 2022
    Choosing Better Open Source: Lessons From The Real-World with Miki Demeter

    Miki Demeter will be joining us to discuss open source software on February 18th!

    Open source software is code that is designed to be publicly accessible: anyone can see, modify, and distribute the code as they see fit.

    This talk will cover open source software and why it's important to look at the software that is put into products.

    Miki's current position is as a Security Researcher In the IPAS GO (formerly Security Center of Excellence) working on Secure Development Lifecycle governance and as Product Security Expert for Open Source Software.

    She is a TrevorChat Crisis Counselor and is working with outside organizations like Women Who Code, Women of Security, Portland Women in Tech, and the Diana Initiative to help drive diversity and true inclusion while advocating for women in the STEM fields.

    Join us Friday, February 18th at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET)

    RSVP on Meetup: bit.ly/TTfeb18 RSVP on Eventbrite: bit.ly/TTEfeb18

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    Don't miss out on another great opportunity to learn and network!

    Website
  • Friday
    Feb 11 2022
    The Importance of Ongoing Education as a Developer with David Meyer

    Tech Academy graduate, David Meyer, is joining us to discuss the importance of continuous learning as a developer!

    Software development is a field that evolves quickly and constantly. The life of a developer is a life of non-stop education. David will explain how to adopt the type of mindset to help you with your ongoing learning.

    David graduated from our Software Developer Boot Camp in October of 2021 and is currently working as a Web Developer at Plain Concepts.

    Join us Friday, February 11th, at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET).

    RSVP on Meetup: https://bit.ly/ttm211 RSVP on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/tte211

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    Don't miss this great opportunity to learn and network!

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  • Friday
    Feb 4 2022
    Live Job Placement Q&A with Tyler Hoff from Open Teams

    Are you having trouble with your job search?

    Tyler Hoff will be joining us for a live job placement Q&A!

    Tyler is a Recruiting Manager at Open Teams. Open Teams is a place where open source users can go to learn about all the software that is available, how to use it, and where to find help when they need it.

    The Talk will start with Tyler going over the the interview process with their partner companies and also giving some advice on what recruiters look for on LinkedIn and GitHub for junior developers. For the rest, we will have the Q&A section. The Q&A will cover most of the time.

    This event is all about viewer participation, so bring all of your job recruitment related questions!

    Join us Friday, February 4th at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET).

    RSVP on Meetup: https://bit.ly/ttm024 RSVP on Eventbrite:https://bit.ly/tte024

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    Don't miss this great opportunity to learn and network!

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  • Friday
    Jan 28 2022
    Lifecycle of a Videogame with Kyle Rhône

    Kyle Rhône is joining us for another Talk on game development!

    Kyle is the founder of Tinderbox Entertainment and has been the creative director for the past 14 years. Tinderbox Entertainment is a game development and publishing company that creates tabletop and digital products for today's current platforms.

    In this talk, Kyle will cover how a game is developed from conception to launch and the different tools and skills needed along the way. Join us and bring all your questions related to game development. We will have a Q&A section at the end of the presentation.

    Join us Friday, January 28th at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET).

    RSVP on Meetup: bit.ly/tt017 RSVP on Eventbrite: bit.ly/tte17

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    Don't miss this great opportunity to learn and network!

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  • Friday
    Jan 21 2022
    Why coding is only half the answer: Importance of algorithms Dr. Brent Wilson

    Algorithms are a very important topic in Computer Science because they help software developers create efficient and error free programs.

    Dr. Brent Wilson is a Professor of Computer Science and Cybersecurity at George Fox University. Dr. Brent will be joining us to discuss the importance of algorithms!

    Join us Friday, January 21st at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET)

    RSVP on Meetup: https://bit.ly/tt0121 RSVP on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/tte0121

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    Don't miss out on another great opportunity to learn and network!

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  • Friday
    Jan 14 2022
    Machine Learning Operations with Christopher Thompson

    Based on recent estimates, it is thought that roughly 90% of machine learning models do not make it into production. Why is this? How hard can it be?

    Well, it turns out this is not as straightforward as companies originally thought. Enter MLOps, short for machine learning operations.

    MLOps is the practice of deploying and maintaining machine learning models in production.

    Join MLOps Engineer Chris Thompson as he explains what MLOps is, why it is desperately needed and how he got into the field!

    Friday, January 14th at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET).

    RSVP on Meetup: bit.ly/Event114 RSVP on Eventbrite: bit.ly/TT114

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    Don't miss this great opportunity to learn and network!

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  • Friday
    Jan 7 2022
    Teaching code to the next generation with Andrew Russo

    First Tech Talk of 2022!

    Andrew Russo will be joining us to discuss their experience teaching code to elementary students.

    Andrew teaches code to elementary students while working as a freelance developer. He is knowledgeable in JavaScript, Java, SQL and more.

    He will be discussing the importance of teaching code to the next generation, his experience teaching code and how it improved his coding skills.

    Join us Friday, January 7th at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET) in our google meet room: https://meet.google.com/erw-giij-ktv

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    Don't miss great opportunity to learn and network!

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  • Friday
    Dec 10 2021
    The Ultimate Guide to Acing Your Interviews with Josh Matthews

    Josh Matthews is joining us to give us tips on how to ace your next interview!

    Josh is the president of Endeavor Staffing and TheSalesforceRecruiter.com, and has 20 years of experience in recruitment and staffing, including interviewing over 7,000 candidates.

    Join us Friday, December 10th at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET).

    RSVP on Meetup: bit.ly/tt1210 RSVP on Eventbrite: bit.ly/tte1210

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    Don't miss out on another great opportunity to learn and network!

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  • Friday
    Dec 3 2021
    Quality Assurance in Software Development: Tech Talk with Alexandrea Beh

    For this weeks Tech Talk, Alexandrea Beh is joining us to discuss quality assurance in software development!

    Alexandrea Beh is a senior software engineer at Mentor Collective, an ed-tech startup that provides a research-driven mentorship platform for college students. She previously worked at SurveyMonkey (now Momentive.ai) and NAVEX Global.

    Alexandrea will talk about the importance of QA, her experiences collaborating with QA at larger companies, and how QA culture and processes differ in her current startup role.

    Join us Friday, December 3rd at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET).

    RSVP on Meetup: bit.ly/ttam123 RSVP on Eventbrite: bit.ly/tte123

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    Don't miss out on another great opportunity to learn and network!

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  • Friday
    Nov 12 2021
    Domain Driven Development: Tech Talk with Wilfrid Landry

    Domain Driven Design is an approach to software development. It simplifies solving difficult problems!

    For this weeks Tech Talk we are joined by Wilfrid Landry to discuss Domain Driven Development. Wilfrid has over 10 years of experience as a software developer. He designs and develops scalable, secure and cost effective cloud solutions for organizations.

    There are many benefits of using a Domain Driven Design (DDD). Join us and take tips on how to set up and use DDD!

    Join us Friday, November 12th at 1pm Pacific Time, 2pm Mountain Time (3p CT, 4p ET).

    RSVP on Meetup: bit.ly/TTM1112 RSVP on Eventbrite: bit.ly/TTE1112

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    Don't miss out on another great opportunity to learn and network! Hope to see you there!

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  • Friday
    Nov 5 2021
    From The Tech Academy to Success as a Senior Software Engineer

    This week we are joined by Tech Academy graduate, Christopher Carter. He graduated in the summer of 2016 and since then he has gone on to pursue a successful career as a Software Developer. He is currently working as a Senior Software Engineer at U.S. Bank.

    Christopher will walk us through his experience since graduation, and share tips on how to succeed after graduating from a coding boot camp!

    Join us Friday, November 5th at 1pm Pacific Time, 2pm Mountain Time (3p CT, 4p ET).

    RSVP on Meetup: bit.ly/tt1105 RSVP on Eventbrite: bit.ly/tte1105

    Don't miss out on another great opportunity to learn and network!

    Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

    Hope to see you there!

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  • Friday
    Apr 2 2021
    Tech Talk: Job Placement Q&A with Forest and Kenzie

    Job Placement Q&A with Forest and Kenzie!

    Currently on the hunt for a job? We will be discussing any and all aspects of getting that first Tech Job. Whether its updating your resume or nailing the phone interview, we are here to help!

    Already working in Tech? Bring your experience and advice to share with our students and graduates who are trying to land that first job.

    Join us Friday, April 2nd for networking, conversation and fun!

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  • Friday
    Mar 12 2021
    Creating Your Own Seat at the Table: Tech Talk with CIO Nancy Markle

    Come celebrate women in tech with the woman who has done it all! She has held the position of Chief Information Officer, Project Manager, and Consultant for several Fortune 500 companies including IBM and AT&T. At a time when women were a rare sight in any boardroom, Nancy shares how she broke the mold and created a space for herself at that table.

    Join us for conversation, networking and inspiration this Friday, March 12th at 1pm Pacific.

    Register on MeetUp to attend!

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  • Tuesday
    Jan 15 2019
    Portland Python Pirates - Computing in Python II: Control Structures Week 2 Review
    python

    The Tech Academy

    This week we dove head first into conditionals. This should feel like a natural progression from the logical operators we had been using before. We are going to try a new format this week where we will do a short recap followed by group collaboration where we will be doing select problems from the problem set. We will use these to drive our discussion of the weeks topics.

    This means you do not have to kill yourself to complete the problem sets prior although I encourage you to do so. If you get stumped please feel free to suggest it as one of the problems you would like to go over during our session.

    A lot of times there is parking right in front of the building. If this is not the case I recommend trying 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Ave. There are usually spots down that way. Parking isn't free until after 7pm so don't forget to pay! There is also a lot right next door if you don't want to mess with street parking.

    As always feel free to message me or post on Slack if you have any questions. Hope to see you Tuesday!

    * New to our group? Need to join our Slack channel? Looking for free resources? Check out our website @ www.pdxpythonpirates.org for all of that and more!

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  • Tuesday
    Dec 18 2018
    Portland Python Pirates - Wrap up 2018: Computing in Python I Exam, Pandas & Flask demos
    python

    The Tech Academy

    Join us for the final Meetup of 2018!

    This week we will review the Exam to the Computing in Python I: Fundamentals and Procedural Programming course since there wasn't adequate time in the previous Meetup.

    We will conclude the year with general discussion about Python, tools, and practical applications. In that spirit there will be a demo of Pandas, and, time permitting, Flask as well.

    A lot of times there is parking right in front of the building. If this is not the case I recommend trying 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Ave. There are usually spots down that way. Parking isn't free until after 7pm so don't forget to pay! There is also a lot right next door if you don't want to mess with street parking.

    Please feel free to message the group on Slack or Meetup with any questions you may have. We'll see you Tuesday. Until then happy coding!

    * New to our group? Need to join our Slack channel? Looking for free resources? Check out our website: https://www.pdxpythonpirates.org for all of that and more!

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  • Tuesday
    Dec 11 2018
    Portland Python Pirates - Computing in Python I: Fundamentals and Procedural Programming Week 5 Review
    python

    The Tech Academy

    Last week we voted to combine week 5 and the final into one week and therefore this will be an extended 2 hour session. We will be reviewing section 2.4: Mathematical Operators as well as tackling questions on the final. As usual you will need a laptop as we will be doing quite a bit of live coding and white boarding.

    I am unsure whether the verified final and the free final are the same. I would think they would make them different so if you are verified and have particular questions please be sure to make a note of them as I am on the free track and may not have access to those.

    The final is basically the same format as the problem sets: about half multiple choice and half coding problems. I encourage you all to complete it as if it were a real test even if you are not verified. You will pass either way and this can give you a great indication of what you need to work on.

    A lot of times there is parking right in front of the building. If this is not the case I recommend trying 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Ave. There are usually spots down that way. Parking isn't free until after 7pm so don't forget to pay! There is also a lot right next door if you don't want to mess with street parking.

    Please feel free to message me on Slack or Meetup with any questions you may have. I wish you all the best on the final and I will see you Tuesday. Until then happy coding!

    * New to our group? Need to join our Slack channel? Looking for free resources? Check out our website @ www.pdxpythonpirates.org for all of that and more!

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  • Tuesday
    Nov 20 2018
    Portland Python Pirates - Computing in Python I: Fundamentals and Procedural Programming Week 2 Review
    python

    The Tech Academy

    This isn't so bad right? This week we will be clarifying all material pertaining to sections 1.3 and 2.1. Bring your laptops and any questions you may have. This will be a debrief on debugging. We will use the white board and some code to review this process.

    In addition we will begin to think about is how to style your code. PEP 8 is a style guide which you can read about in the link below. I will do a simple walk through on how to set up your computer to automatically detect if some code you write aligns with these guidelines so you can begin writing proper code from the very beginning.

    A lot of times there is parking right in front of the building. If this is not the case I recommend trying 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Ave. There are usually spots down that way. Parking isn't free until after 7pm so don't forget to pay! There is also a lot right next door if you don't want to mess with street parking.

    I look forward to seeing you all for our second review session!

    PEP 8 Style Guide: https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0008/

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  • Tuesday
    Jul 31 2018
    Artificial Intelligence Training - Gap Data Engineering Framework - Computer Vision Image Preparation

    This will be a hands on Python and computer vision machine learning so bring a laptop. We will be doing code alongs in a Jupyter Notebook using the Gap NLP/CV Data Engineering framework for Machine Learning. The code along will focus on a variety of ways of using the framework to get images into machine language ready data, storage/retrieval, and mini-batch generation.

    Gap is a new open source project in Portland in a pre-launch stage (v0.9 - alpha). For more information on Gap, see: https://github.com/andrewferlitsch/Gap

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  • Tuesday
    Nov 21 2017
    Artificial Intelligence Training - Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals - Neural Networks

    Come join us every Tuesday at the Tech Academy. This is an interactive and immersive instructor lead meeting. This week we will cover the basic foundations of neural networks, covering introduction to the perceptron, artificial neural networks (ANN), convolutional neural networks (CNN), recurrent neural networks (RNN), and wrap up with adversarial attacks on neural networks.

    We use a digital project and whiteboard. The course is given at a comfortable pace, so that any attendee can interrupt and ask a question. No question is too small or wrong.

    We ask all the attendees to be patient so that everyone attending learns at the same pace so that all attendees are at the same level at the end of the two hours.

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