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310 SW 4th Ave Suite 230
Portland, OR 97204, us (map)

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  • Friday
    Aug 27 2021
    How My Side Project Helped Me Land My Dream Job: Tech Talk with David Fryling

    This week we invited David Fryling to talk about how his side project helped him land his dream job after graduating from The Tech Academy!

    David worked on a side project throughout his bootcamp and then put together a full .NET MVC web app in the 10 weeks following graduation. This led to him landing a lucrative remote coding job as his very first job in tech!

    David is going to share how he tied his side project to his studies in the boot camp, allowing him to update and iterate. Come learn some ideas for how you can apply what you've learned in your boot camp to build a side project that will really impress prospective employers.

    Join us on August 27th, 2021 at 1pm Pacific Time, 4pm Eastern Time in our Google Meet Room.

    RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/techacademy/events/278711801/

    RSVP on Eventbrite: https://techtalk827.eventbrite.com

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

    Website
  • Friday
    Aug 20 2021
    Tech Talk: Game Development with Kyle Rhône

    This week we have Kyle Rhône joining us to talk all about game development!

    Kyle has been creating animations for the Portland entertainment industry for over 20 years, and has worked in game development for the past 12 years.

    Bring your questions about Game Development including what tools to learn, how to break into the industry, and how games are made. You won't want to miss this opportunity to get connected with some awesome local game developers.

    Join us on August 20th at 1pm PT, 4p ET in our Google Meet room, or:

    RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/163263813461

    RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/techacademy/events/278711776/

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

    Website
  • Friday
    Jul 30 2021
    Cryptography w/ Dr. Brent: What is it? How is it used? Why is it important?

    We are excited to have Dr. Brent Wilson back to discuss another Cybersecurity 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 is the foundation of modern data encryption. Dr. Brent 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.

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

    Join us Friday July 30th at 1pm Pacific Time, 2pm Mountain Time (3p CT, 4p ET) in our google meet room

    RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/techacademy/events/277589413/

    RSVP on Eventbrite: https://techtalk730.eventbrite.com

    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

    Website
  • Friday
    Jul 23 2021
    Tech Talk with Don Anderson: Using Data Analytics to Improve Mission Success in the US Air Force

    This week we are joined by retired Pilot and current Senior Analyst for the US Air Force, Donald Anderson, who will be sharing how the United States Air Force used Data Analytics to improve mission success.

    He will be sharing how the Air Force:

    • Collected and arranged aircraft maintenance data

    • Merged two data sets

    • Applied AI/ML to the data

    • Produced actionable forecasts

    • Used BI visualization to publish to dashboards

    He will be demonstrating how the skills taught at the Tech Academy are in extremely high demand in the US Air Force, the government, and industry in general. These are career opportunities technical professionals often overlook and can be great opportunities for boot camp graduates!

    Join us on Friday July 23rd at 1pm Pacific Time (2p MT, 3p CT, 4p ET) for what is sure to be a fascinating discussion and a great opportunity to network!

    RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/techacademy/events/277589409/

    RSVP on Eventbrite: https://techtalk723.eventbrite.com

    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

    Website
  • Friday
    Jul 16 2021
    Get Your Head in the Cloud: Tech Talk with Chris Thompson

    You have probably heard a lot of talk about "the cloud" lately. You may have even used some cloud based resources. But what is the cloud exactly?

    Chris Thompson is a machine learning engineer and a certified Google Cloud Architect. Join us as we discuss core cloud concepts and how to integrate them into your tech repertoire!

    The discussion will revolve around what problems it is solving for companies, how it is changing developer workflows, and why you should start using it as quickly as possible. There will be a live demo as well as a survey of the different certification options available. These certifications can be a great way to help you stand out to prospective employers.

    Join us virtually on July 16th at 1pm PT, 2pm MT, 3pm CT, and 4pm ET in our Google Meet Room.

    RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/techacademy/events/277589406/

    RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/150969593117

    Can't make it live? We post all of our Tech Talks to YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdMdJ60yQGwK5bevKomusSrbc8nNmsbkw

    We hope to see you there!

    Website
  • Friday
    Jul 9 2021
    You Are Someone's Ideal Employee: Tech Talk with Jeffrey Padgett

    Many boot camp graduates feel underqualified compared to other candidates in the job pool, but for many employers, boot camp graduates are ideal employees.

    That's why we invited Tech Academy Graduate Jeffrey Padgett to discuss how to leverage your boot camp training and experience from past careers to position yourself as an ideal candidate for your new tech career.

    Learn about the journey from boot camp to tech career from someone who has been there!

    Bring some questions, bring a friend and join us on July 9th at 1pm Pacific time for some networking and fun!

    Join our Google Meet Room at start time, OR

    RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/techacademy/events/277431153/

    RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/150969404553

    Can't make it live? Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheTechAcademyLearnCoding

    We hope to see you there!

    Website
  • Friday
    Jul 2 2021
    Acing Your Applications: Tech Talk with Aimee Bateman, Founder & CEO of CareerCake.com

    The Tech Academy

    NOTE: This talk is being held one hour earlier than usual to accommodate our speaker from across the pond!

    We are so excited to have Amy Bateman, Founder & CEO of CareerCake.com, delivering our Tech Talk this week! As a speaker, mentor, and incredible content creator, Aimee has been helping people make the most of their careers for over 20 years.

    Aimee's talk will cover: -- How to become a confident job applicant by staying motivated and remembering your worth. -- What NOT to do during the application and recruitment process. -- What kinds of secret signs and messages hiring managers look out for. -- How to prepare for job applications that are assessed by AI tools. -- Any job placement questions you bring with you!

    Check out some of Aimee's awesome content on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpdn3FiLBpjdpDnf-ggbudg

    We are hosting this virtual event on July 2nd, 2021 at 12p PT, 1p MT, 2p CT, 3p ET in our Google Meet Room.

    RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/techacademy/events/277589399/

    RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/acing-your-applications-tech-talk-with-aimee-bateman-tickets-150969316289

    We hope to see you there!

    Website
  • Friday
    Jun 25 2021
    The Importance of Side Projects and Networking: Tech Talk 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 This Dot Labs, and a host on the podcast Views on Vue. She graduated from the Tech Academy in 2018, and has since worked at three different companies as a developer. She loves learning about new languages and tools, and sharing that knowledge with the community.

    Join us on June 25th at 1pm Pacific time and learn about the journey from boot camp to tech career from someone who has been there!

    RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/techacademy/events/277535118/ RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-importance-of-side-projects-and-networking-with-lindsay-wardell-tickets-150969193923 Can't make it live? Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheTechAcademyLearnCoding/

    Website
  • Friday
    Jun 18 2021
    Networking and Communication: Tech Talk with Recruiter Michael McCormack

    Michael McCormack is an experienced tech recruiter with Edgelink Staffing Firm, who has placed over 150 people in tech careers in the last four years. He will join us to share his insider tips on two essential aspects of the job search: networking and communication.

    Bring your job placement placement questions and join us on June 18th at 1pm Pacific time for some great advice and an opportunity to network!

    Use the google meet link provided to join us live at 1pm Pacific time.

    Need a reminder? RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/150969097635 RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/techacademy/events/277535110/

    Can't join us live? Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheTechAcademyLearnCoding/

    Website
  • Friday
    Jun 11 2021
    Maintaining Mental Health on the Job Hunt - Tech Talk with Linda Jean-Philippe

    The first Tech job is the hardest to land, and the process can be disheartening at times. That's why we invited Linda Jean-Philippe to come discuss how to maintain your mental health while on the job hunt. We will learn how to deal with being nervous, redeeming yourself after every rejection, and controlling what you can during the process.

    Linda came to The Tech Academy from a non-technical background working in finance and healthcare. She graduated from the Python Developer Boot Camp in 2020 and works as a software engineer for CapGemini in Atlanta, GA. Let's all take a mental health break and gain some insight on getting through the job search from someone who's been there.

    Join us on June 11th at 1pm Pacific time for networking, conversation and fun!

    Register on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/techacademy/events/277535103/

    Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/150969001347

    Can't make it live? Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheTechAcademyLearnCoding/

    Website
  • Friday
    Jun 4 2021
    Tech Interview Office Hours - Tech Talk with Chris Ling

    Chris Ling joins us this week to discuss Tech Interviews! Technical Interviews are an essential aspect to finding a tech job and they can be challenging and intimidating. That's why we invited Chris to share his experience on how to nail your Tech Interviews.

    Since graduating from The Tech Academy in 2017, Chris has worked as a Software Engineer at Vacasa, and a Data Engineer at Flux and now Facebook. In his time in the industry he noticed that Tech Interviews tend to fall into 6 basic categories. In this Tech Talk, Chris will break down the different types of Tech Interviews and how to prepare for them, so you can walk into your next interview with confidence!

    RSVP to join us live on June 4th at 1pm Pacific time for networking and conversation! Register on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/techacademy/events/277535098/ Register on Eventbrite:

    Can't make it? Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheTechAcademyLearnCoding/

    Website
  • Friday
    May 28 2021
    Understanding Taxes and Changes from the CARES Act - Tech Talk with Devin Weber

    This week we are joined by Devin Weber to discuss everyone's favorite topic... TAXES! Taxes can be confusing and frustrating, especially if you're an independent contractor, and a lot has changed with Covid-19 and the CARES Act. That's why we invited Devin to help us demystify taxes and make the most of our hard earned money at this week's Tech Talk.

    Devin Weber is an enrolled agent with the IRS and an Oregon Licensed Tax Consultant. She has been doing taxes for 8 years with a focus on small business and self employed individuals. Her focus is educating her clients on how to minimize their tax liability properly within the IRS guidelines which can be confusing and difficult to decipher. In addition to doing taxes she is the CEO of Braille Skateboarding and has spoken at VidCon several years in a row about taxes for self employed YouTube creators.

    RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/techacademy/events/277431164/

    RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/150968788711

    Can't make it live? Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheTechAcademyLearnCoding/

    Website
  • Friday
    May 21 2021
    How To Stand Out: A Guide On Future Success with Scott Katzelnick

    Featured Speaker: Scott Katzelnick

    Scott is a Full-Stack Software Developer at Braille Skateboarding.

    Braille Skateboarding is a Skateboarding media company with over 5 Million followers across its social platforms. They are the largest skateboarding YouTube channel in the world and their tutorials have taught millions how to skateboard.

    Scott is a graduate of The Tech Academy Software Developer Bootcamp. He's joining us to share the actions he took to stand out amongst the crowd. Hear about his journey from no experience, through coding bootcamp and job search, and what things are like now as a Full-Stack Software Developer at a great company. And specifically, find out what Scott did to stand out and create future success!

    Register here to join us live, or watch the replay on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheTechAcademyLearnCoding/

    Website
  • Friday
    May 14 2021
    Tech Talk with Derek Meyer: Starting From Scratch - Surviving Your First Tech Job

    So you landed your first tech job, now what?

    Our Tech Talks often center around advice for getting into the industry, but this week we are shifting our focus to learn more about advocating for yourself once you're there. This week we are joined by Derek Meyer, who will be sharing his advice for surviving your first tech job.

    Topics covered will include:

    • Getting past the provisional period
    • Becoming a key player
    • How to get a raise

    Before getting into the tech industry, Derek's resume was almost exclusively sales experience. In 2018 he applied for a Junior SQL Developer position at a large energy company. To his surprise, he landed an interview without formal training or experience. With 3 weeks to prepare for his interview, he completed The Tech Academy's program through the Database course and got the job! Now he joins us to share his experience and advice for surviving and thriving in your new career.

    Join us virtually on May 7th at 1pm Pacific for networking, conversation and fun!

    Website
  • Friday
    May 7 2021
    Breaking into Blockchain: Tech Talk with Robbie Kruszynski

    Robbie Kruszynski joins us this week to discuss all things blockchain!

    Interested in a career in blockchain? Robbie will be sharing the experience he gained on his journey from bootcamp to blockchain.

    Have questions about blockchain? Want to learn how non-fungible tokens work--or what they even are? Robbie will be answering any blockchain questions you might have!

    Robbie is the Associate Manager of Developer Relations at Consensys and the President of the BUIDL network. He also is a Lead Instructor for Consensys Academy.

    By focusing on education, technical writing and community growth, Robbie’s goal is to create a runway for those looking to enter and contribute to the Web3 space.

    Bring a friend, bring some questions and let's talk tech!

    Can't join us live? Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel

    Website
  • Friday
    Apr 30 2021
    Virtual Tech Talk: Get Noticed on LinkedIn with Max Crismon

    This week we are joined by Max Crismon for our Friday Tech Talk!

    Max wears a lot of hats. He's a veteran, mentor, motivational speaker, and a recruiter who knows how to get people into technology careers. This week he also wears the hat of Tech Talk speaker to share with us everything he has learned in his years helping people get into Tech!

    We are going to be focusing on LinkedIn profiles, but feel free to bring any job placement questions or concerns.

    Join us on Friday, April 30th at 1pm Pacific time, and let's Talk Tech!

    Website
  • Friday
    Apr 16 2021
    Virtual Tech Talk: Presenting your Best Self - Interview and Resume Tips from Josh Matthews

    Trying to get into Tech? Refresh your resume and gain insight on interviewing at this week's Tech Talk with recruiter Josh Matthews at The Tech Academy!

    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. Learn how to put your best self forward and stand out amongst other candidates in the field.

    Join us this Friday at 1pm Pacific time for networking, conversation and fun!

    Register on MeetUp to attend: https://www.meetup.com/techacademy/events/277240072/

    Website
  • Friday
    Apr 9 2021
    Tech Talk w/ Dr. Brent Wilson: Digital Tampering - Changing Minds by Changing Information

    Dr. Brent Wilson joins us this week to discuss another cybersecurity topic: Digital Tampering. In an emerging world of deep fakes and fraudulent news sites, its more important than ever to understand how information can be manipulated using digital means. Dr. Wilson has an incredible knack for presenting these complex cybersecurity topics in a way that anyone can understand. Join us for this talk and learn how to better protect yourself in this brave new digital landscape!

    Meet us virtually on Friday, April 9th at 1pm Pacific for networking, education, and fun!

    Website
  • Friday
    Jun 21 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Technical Interviewing Overview
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    The Tech Academy

    Guest Speaker: Alister Cedeno, the Outreach Director at The Tech Academy.

    Alister will be discussing steps on applying and preparing for a technical interview. He will be giving tips about how to prepare, practice, perform the interview.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Friday
    May 31 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: The Art of Project Management
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    The Tech Academy

    Guest Speaker: Mike Kwan, Vice President at Pacific NW

    Whether in a multi-billion dollar tech company, or a 3-person animation startup, Project Management practices will form the planning and execution framework for your work.

    Light on presentation slides and heavy on interactive Q&A, this talk will introduce some foundational concepts of project management, as well as touch on waterfall, Agile, and hybrid models. While you won't learn enough to take the PMP exam, you will recognize a Gantt Chart when you see one.

    We are excited to host Mike from Pacific NW!

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Small Basic: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Small Basic. Small Basic is a Microsoft language that gives users exposure to many of the fundamental skills used in more complex coding languages.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Thursday
    May 30 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 29 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 28 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Monday
    May 27 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Friday
    May 24 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Small Basic: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Small Basic. Small Basic is a Microsoft language that gives users exposure to many of the fundamental skills used in more complex coding languages.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Useful Resource for developers: How To Become A Full Stack developer In 2019?

    Website
  • Thursday
    May 23 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Small Basic: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Small Basic. Small Basic is a Microsoft language that gives users exposure to many of the fundamental skills used in more complex coding languages.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 22 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 21 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Monday
    May 20 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Friday
    May 10 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Challenges and Benefits of Being a Remote Employee
    javascript

    Guest Speaker: Esti Shay, Software Engineer at Conservation Biology Institute.

    Esti will share advice and lessons learned about remote work based on her first year as a software engineer, working 100% remotely.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Thursday
    May 9 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    May 8 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    May 7 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Monday
    May 6 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Friday
    May 3 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Lean and Agile Methodologies
    javascript

    Guest Speaker: Betty Fleming, Sr. Program Manager, Firefox Android at Mozilla

    In this talk Betty will provide a brief history of Lean and Agile, their roots in manufacturing and expansion into software development. Then she will dive into the details of the principles of Lean and how they apply to our work. Betty will be discussing the advantages and disadvantages of Agile, and how to choose a methodology that works for you.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Friday
    Apr 26 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: JavaScript Frontend Tools
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Guest Speaker: Eric Biewener, Senior Fullstack Developer at Talentpair

    Eric will be going over JavaScript frontend tools like the NPM ( Node.js package manager) package system for Javascript and the require()/ import syntax for importing JavaScript files.

    Please join us on this Tech Talk and learn about these tools that are in demand in the market place.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 25 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 24 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 23 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 22 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Friday
    Apr 19 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 18 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 17 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 16 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 15 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Friday
    Apr 12 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: What's in the Box? A guided tour of a modern web application
    javascript

    Guest Speaker: Erik Gross, Co-founder of The Tech Academy

    Today's modern web development tools give you a ton of code right out of the gate, making rapid application development possible. But it can be a challenge to understand what each part of your new, auto-generated app does, and how to modify the app as you make it solve the business need that drove its creation in the first place.

    In this Tech Talk, Tech Academy co-founder Erik Gross will go over the essential principles of all web application frameworks, and then review how Microsoft's ASP.NET MVC implements those principles. You'll leave with a greater understanding of web app frameworks, how MVC works and how to modify it, and an approach to analyzing any pre-built framework you use in the future.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Small Basic: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Small Basic. Small Basic is a Microsoft language that gives users exposure to many of the fundamental skills used in more complex coding languages.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 11 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 10 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 9 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 8 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Friday
    Apr 5 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 4 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Apr 3 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 2 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Monday
    Apr 1 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Friday
    Mar 29 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 28 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 27 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Friday
    Mar 22 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Party. Tech. Entrepreneurship.
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Guest Speakers: Joshua German (CEO and Founder Whatsgud, LLC) and Collins Adetu (CTO and Co-Founder Whatsgud, LLC)

    Joshua and Collins will be giving a brief story on how the most unusual circumstances can inspire entrepreneurship.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Friday
    Mar 15 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Ruby on Rails
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Guest Speaker: Wilfrid Landry, Senior Ruby on Rails Programmer and Certified AWS Cloud Solutions Architect

    Wilfrid will be giving a talk about Ruby and Ruby on Rails. Ruby on Rails, or Rails, is a server-side web application framework written in Ruby under the MIT License. Rails is a model–view–controller (MVC) framework, providing default structures for a database, a web service, and web pages. He will also be discussing about cloud services with Ruby, provide learning resources, and invite you to the local Ruby on Rails Meetup.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Ruby on Rails
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Guest Speaker: Wilfrid Landry, Senior Ruby on Rails Programmer and Certified AWS Cloud Solutions Architect

    Wilfrid will be giving a talk about Ruby and Ruby on Rails. Ruby on Rails, or Rails, is a server-side web application framework written in Ruby under the MIT License. Rails is a model–view–controller (MVC) framework, providing default structures for a database, a web service, and web pages. He will also be discussing about cloud services with Ruby, provide learning resources, and invite you to the local Ruby on Rails Meetup.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 14 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Mar 13 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 12 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Monday
    Mar 11 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Friday
    Mar 8 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 7 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Mar 5 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Monday
    Mar 4 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Friday
    Mar 1 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Coding School and the Opportunities Beyond Software Engineering
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Guest Speaker: Jake Clark, Senior Business Support Engineer at New Relic, Graduate of The Tech Academy

    Jake will be discussing not just his experience post-code school, but also expand on the possibilities that exist beyond being a software developer. He will be discussing the paths through Support rather than development and the broad range of opportunities that exist for students exiting The Tech Academy. He applied his skill sets towards Support, and he is immensely glad he did. Come learn from his experience!

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Feb 28 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Small Basic: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Small Basic. Small Basic is a Microsoft language that gives users exposure to many of the fundamental skills used in more complex coding languages.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 27 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 26 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Monday
    Feb 25 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Friday
    Feb 22 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Life after code school
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Guest Speaker: Mo Madono, Senior Software Engineer at Nike

    Adulting for Devs

    Now that you have gone from an egg to a hatch-ling, it's time to figure out how to make use of your newfound skills. In this talk, Mo will share some of kernels of wisdom she's gleaned from her 10+ years in the industry. Whether you're job hunting, going out on your own or negotiating an offer, Mo's made all the mistakes there are to make so that you don't have to.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Life after code school
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Guest Speaker: Mo Madono, Senior Software Engineer at Nike

    Adulting for Devs

    Now that you have gone from an egg to a hatch-ling, it's time to figure out how to make use of your newfound skills. In this talk, Mo will share some of kernels of wisdom she's gleaned from her 10+ years in the industry. Whether you're job hunting, going out on your own or negotiating an offer, Mo's made all the mistakes there are to make so that you don't have to.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Life after code school
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Guest Speaker: Mo Madono, Senior Software Engineer at Nike

    Adulting for Devs

    Now that you have gone from an egg to a hatch-ling, it's time to figure out how to make use of your newfound skills. In this talk, Mo will share some of kernels of wisdom she's gleaned from her 10+ years in the industry. Whether you're job hunting, going out on your own or negotiating an offer, Mo's made all the mistakes there are to make so that you don't have to.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Small Basic: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Small Basic. Small Basic is a Microsoft language that gives users exposure to many of the fundamental skills used in more complex coding languages.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Feb 21 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 20 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Monday
    Feb 18 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Small Basic: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Small Basic. Small Basic is a Microsoft language that gives users exposure to many of the fundamental skills used in more complex coding languages.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Feb 14 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 12 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Small Basic: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Small Basic. Small Basic is a Microsoft language that gives users exposure to many of the fundamental skills used in more complex coding languages.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Friday
    Feb 8 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: JavaScript Toolchains
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Guest Speaker: Erik Swan, Software Engineer at Nike

    Erik will be going over the elements of a typical React/Redux application and the overall JavaScript toolchain. He'll also talk a little about what it means to work on the "front end" in the industry.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Feb 7 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Small Basic: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Small Basic. Small Basic is a Microsoft language that gives users exposure to many of the fundamental skills used in more complex coding languages.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Feb 6 2019
    Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Self-Attention Generative Adversarial Network: Deoldify

    This month we'll be discussing an interesting use of Self-Attention Generative Adversarial Networks ( https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.08318 ) with DeOldify ( https://github.com/jantic/DeOldify ).

    Please note, this is a discussion group not a presentation so grab the code, deoldify some photos, read the paper and come with your questions, insights and experiences.

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Feb 5 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Monday
    Feb 4 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Friday
    Feb 1 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Getting out of your own way
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Guest Speaker: Steven Cedeno, Sr. Web Application Engineer at Nike

    Steven will be sharing his experience on over coming self doubt and how to unlock your potential.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Small Basic: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Small Basic. Small Basic is a Microsoft language that gives users exposure to many of the fundamental skills used in more complex coding languages.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jan 31 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 30 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jan 29 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jan 28 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Small Basic: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Small Basic. Small Basic is a Microsoft language that gives users exposure to many of the fundamental skills used in more complex coding languages.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Friday
    Jan 25 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Internships
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Guest Speaker: Jenna Phillips, Platform Engineer at Nike

    Jenna will be sharing her experience in technical internships and her experience leading an intern program at a tech startup.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, you will be able to borrow one of ours.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jan 24 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jan 22 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Small Basic: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Small Basic. Small Basic is a Microsoft language that gives users exposure to many of the fundamental skills used in more complex coding languages.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Monday
    Jan 21 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn."

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn for those new to coding.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Friday
    Jan 18 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: The Breadth of Python
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Guest Speaker: Tab Memmott, Python Engineer at Nike and OHSU

    Tab will share his experience on how Python can be used in different fields. He will be going over important Python libraries as well.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Friday
    Jan 11 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Transitioning Careers into Tech and QA
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Guest Speaker: Katie Saldivar, QA Engineer

    Katie will share about her experience switching from teaching Spanish to working as a QA Engineer and all she learned through the process of coming into the Tech industry here in Portland.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Friday
    Jan 4 2019
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Understanding and Working with APIs
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Guest Speaker: Dave Diehl, Graduate of The Tech Academy

    API development is a huge part of Dave's job, and it's something that he wishes he had a solid primer on before going in. He will also be touching on selecting and learning frameworks on the job.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Understanding and Working with APIs
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Guest Speaker: Dave Diehl, Graduate of The Tech Academy

    API development is a huge part of Dave's job, and it's something that he wishes he had a solid primer on before going in. He will also be touching on selecting and learning frameworks on the job.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Jan 2 2019
    Peer mentoring and deep learning discussions. Special Topic: PyText

    Start your new year off right with other deep learning enthusiasts. Bring your questions and insights related to DL.

    We'll also discuss PyText the new NLP framework from Facebook built on PyTorch. This will be a discussion topic not a formal presentation so review the package if you can.

    https://github.com/facebookresearch/PyText

    Website
  • Friday
    Dec 28 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Applying and Interviewing for Data Analytics Positions
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Guest Speaker: Yuchin Pan, Graduate of The Tech Academy

    Yuchin is a data analyst in charge of reporting and developing metrics and visualizations that help his company stay on top of current trends and get in front of potential problems before they happen. He will talk about applying in the incredibly ambiguous, and at times, frustrating field of data analytics and data science. Yuchin will go over things like mindset, skills he developed, and processes he used to land a job.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Applying and Interviewing for Data Analytics Positions
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Guest Speaker: Yuchin Pan, Graduate of The Tech Academy

    Yuchin is a data analyst in charge of reporting and developing metrics and visualizations that help his company stay on top of current trends and get in front of potential problems before they happen. He will talk about applying in the incredibly ambiguous, and at times, frustrating field of data analytics and data science. Yuchin will go over things like mindset, skills he developed, and processes he used to land a job.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Dec 19 2018
    Peer mentoring & discussions: Chapter 5 & "Sorry ARIMA, but I’m Going Bayesian"

    We're back to our discussion format so there will be no presentation this month.

    Our topics will be:

    1) Chapter 5 of "Bayesian Methods for Hackers" https://github.com/CamDavidsonPilon/Probabilistic-Programming-and-Bayesian-Methods-for-Hackers Please take a look at it. It's perfectly OK if you are just starting the book. Come with your questions and we will discuss them.

    2) "Sorry ARIMA, but I’m Going Bayesian" https://multithreaded.stitchfix.com/blog/2016/04/21/forget-arima/ I haven't dug in to this post but this is a perfect chance to figure out what the author is trying to say. The code in the article is in R ... why not try to reimplement it in your favorite language.

    Note the doors will be locked. Please try to arrive by 6:15 and reach me here or on twitter, @JulioBarros, if you have any questions or need to be let in. Thanks.

    Website
  • Friday
    Dec 14 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - QA Tech Talk with Angela Riggs from Vacasa
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Guest Speaker: Angela Riggs, a Quality Assurance Engineer at Vacasa

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Friday
    Dec 7 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk with Danielle Heberling from Stackery
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Guest Speaker: Danielle Heberling, a software developer at Stackery.io

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Dec 5 2018
    Portland Deep Learning discussion topics: 1) privacy and ML and 2) The Fast.AI library

    We're back to our discussion format so there will be no presentation this month. Instead be prepared to share your insights and experiences on 1) privacy and ML and 2) The Fast.AI library.

    Privacy for ML is a big topic so we'll start by reviewing the PySyft project, paper and tutorials. PySyft is a Python library for secure, private Deep Learning. PySyft decouples private data from model training, using Multi-Party Computation (MPC) within PyTorch. Links to materials are at: https://github.com/OpenMined/PySyft/tree/master/examples/tutorials

    Fast.ai is a company dedicated to making the power of deep learning accessible to all. They've done this with their live courses at Unisversity of San Francisco, the corresonding free online MOOC, many free talks and presentations, and a deep learning framework built on top of PyTorch. I've heard many good things about the framework so lets dig into it and discuss it at the meeting. More info at: https://docs.fast.ai

    Website
  • Friday
    Nov 30 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Transform your GitHub to Showcase your Projects
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    The Tech Academy's Online Job Placement Director, David King, will be presenting on the importance of having a well done GitHub. He will dive into advanced techniques for styling README.md files and cover best practices for making a strong GitHub presence to help you look your best to potential employers.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Friday
    Nov 16 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk with GRAYBOX
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Dan Panzella and Jacques Désormière from GRAYBOX will be joining us to talk about a typical day in the Agency Life. From ongoing Development issues to ensuring Quality Assurance is never forgotten, they’ll discuss both the bright areas of the agency life as well as why it may not be for everyone.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Nov 14 2018
    Probabilistic programming from scratch w/ David Molina

    This month we'll focus a bit more on the 'programming' part of Probabilisitic Programming. First we'll have:

    Probabilistic programming from scratch

    Real world observational data is always imperfect or incomplete in some way. Those limitations mean that what we learn from our data is somewhat uncertain. We want to fill in the blanks to the extent possible and be able to say how confident we are as we do this. This is inference. Probabilistic programming makes it easier to learn from data. Let’s see how to build a basic probabilistic programming system from scratch in Python to introduce Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC), which is a specific, extremely simple algorithm to perform Bayesian inference.

    Bio: David is a Business Analyst and Software Developer with six years of corporate experience in building databases, managing and analyzing large data sets, and optimizing systems and processes. Machine Learning enthusiast focused on Natural Language Processing (NLP) and visual recognition.

    Then we'll introduce and discuss "An Introduction to Probabilistic Programming" https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.10756 and explore some of the concepts we've covered using Pyro http://pyro.ai

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Nov 7 2018
    Survey of Music Generation using Deep Learning w/ Jonathan Mackrory

    == Slack == There is a #deep-learning channel in the PDX Startups slack which you can join at https://pdx-startups-slack.herokuapp.com

    == Topic == Jonathan Mackrory will lead the discussion.

    Music generation is one of the applications for deep learning where the emphasis is more on creativity than strict classification or regression. We'll have a presentation giving a quick survey of methods for music generation using deep learning. We'll have a whirlwind tour through representations of the music, important neural network architectures, some of the implementations, and hear some of the output. If we're lucky, some of it might even sound like music. We'll then wrap up with some open discussion about the topic.

    The presentation will closely follow and be based on "Deep Learning Techniques for Music Generation - A Survey" by Briot, Hadjeres and Pachet. The article is available here: https://arxiv.org/abs/1709.01620 Note that the article is 108 pages, so there is little expectation anyone will read it. For those that want to look at the article, the essential material is in Ch 4,5,7,10.

    Website
  • Friday
    Nov 2 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Q.A. Tech Talk with Johnny Reaser
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Featured Speaker: Johnny Reaser, SR QA Automation Engineer

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Friday
    Oct 26 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - There are a Lot of Ways to be a Developer: Tech Talk with Toby Fee
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Featured Speaker: Toby Fee, Community Developer at Stackery

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Friday
    Oct 19 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Reusable Coding and Design Patterns: Tech Talk with Philip Scott
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Featured Speaker: Philip Scott

    Philip is an engineer that has worked in more languages than he can count along with trudging up and down the stack. However, he prefers to work in the mid to front end parts of the stack where he can run wild with JavaScript. He will be covering how to create and design reusable components in node.js/javascript (applicable to other languages as well).

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Friday
    Oct 12 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Hire Talent, Train Skill: Tech Talk with Michael Bibeau
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Featured Speaker: Michael Bibeau

    Michael Bibeau is a Software Development Manager at a Major Automotive Manufacturer. He will discuss what kinds of expectations he has as a manager for every level of developer. He'll focus on how the non tech-specific attributes can make or break success on the job.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Oct 10 2018
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Peer mentoring, NLP presentation and StarSpace Embedding paper review

    We'll have a short presentation on deep NLP and review the paper "StarSpace: Embed All The Things!"

    The major vendors in cloud-based services are starting to provide machine learning as a service, such as Google Cloud AutoML Natural Language and Azure Language Understanding (LUIS). Jim Tyhurst will give a brief demonstration of IBM Watson Natural Language Classifier service (https://www.ibm.com/watson/services/natural-language-classifier/), which enables you to build a custom classifier with no programming. Just create a new instance and submit training data. When the system has finished training, you can submit a document through a web API. The system responds with JSON, giving a list of some possible categories with a confidence score associated with each category. We will discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of this service.

    StarSpace: Embed All The Things! - describes a general-purpose neural embedding model that can solve a wide variety of problems: labeling tasks such as text classification, ranking tasks such as information retrieval/web search, collaborative filtering-based or content-based recommendation, embedding of multi-relational graphs, and learning word, sentence or document level embeddings. https://arxiv.org/abs/1709.03856

    Website
  • Monday
    Oct 8 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
    javascript

    We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn".

    At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas.

    The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn fo those new to coding.

    This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development.

    In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply.

    The Instructor:
    Erik Gross is the co-founder of The Tech Academy, a software developer training school based in Portland, OR. The Tech Academy has helped hundreds of graduates to break into the technology field. Mr. Gross has been a working software developer and consultant for many years, and has developed simple, clear methods for helping nontechnical people genuinely understand technical concepts. He brings an enthusiastic, accessible teaching style to an area of knowledge that all too often leaves people in the dark.

    Please Note:
    ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code.
    ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

    Website
  • Friday
    Oct 5 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Life of a Developer, Tech Talk with Cesar Jimenez
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Cesar is constantly striving to share knowledge with all the incredibly talented developers he is surrounded by. At the end of the day, he understands that it’s all about people helping people. Cesar's talk will focus on the life of a developer, preparing you to enter the workforce, and
    outlining what you can expect on the job.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Friday
    Sep 28 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Machine Learning, Tech Talk with Julio Barros
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    There is a lot of excitement and hype around Machine Learning and A.I. but not everybody has a good understanding of what the different terms and approaches mean.

    This presentation will give you an overview of machine learning, explain how it is different than regular programming and traditional statistics, and provide a suggestions for where it is appropriate and for learning more if it piques your interest.

    The Speaker: Julio Barros is a machine learning consultant in Portland, Oregon and has been developing software for over 20 years. He loves all things data, AI/ML, technology, teaching and mentoring. Julio holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Computer Science from GMU and UVA respectively, is active in the community and runs the PDX Clojure, Deep Learning and Probabilistic Programming meetups.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Sep 19 2018
    Peer mentoring, probability distributions and case study

    At this meeting we will have: - an intro/review of probability distributions and where to use them - a discussion on a real life case study - a discussion on chapters 1-3 of the book.

    Come on out and learn, teach and discuss probabilistic programming.

    Website
  • Friday
    Aug 31 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Minding the Gap, Digital Products and Talent
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Speaker: Jonathon Hensley, CEO and Chief Creative Officer at Emerge Interactive

    84% of companies fail at digital transformation. Too often leadership gets stuck on developing a static strategy, rather than understanding the end vision. Based on two decades of experience, we can easily identify the characteristics of a digital product that will succeed. And as the future makers of digital product/services (web, mobile, IoT), we understand what you need to know and what the market needs.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Minding the Gap, Digital Products and Talent
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Speaker: Jonathon Hensley, CEO and Chief Creative Officer at Emerge Interactive

    84% of companies fail at digital transformation. Too often leadership gets stuck on developing a static strategy, rather than understanding the end vision. Based on two decades of experience, we can easily identify the characteristics of a digital product that will succeed. And as the future makers of digital product/services (web, mobile, IoT), we understand what you need to know and what the market needs.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Friday
    Aug 24 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Professional Imposter, a Tech Talk with Dan Linn
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    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.

    Have you ever stopped yourself from taking on a new opportunity because you doubted your own abilities and accomplishments? Or because you questioned whether you really "deserved" the chance you were being given? Dan will be presenting on Impostor Syndrome and how to overcome this self-doubt, specifically as it pertains to the work place.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

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  • Friday
    Aug 17 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Resources for Women and Allies in Tech, with Janel Hull from ChickTech
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    ChickTech is a national nonprofit organization, founded in 2012 right here in Portland to engage women and girls of all ages in the technology industry while working to create a better technology culture for all. ChickTech's Portland Program Manager, will present on what ChickTech is, how they help, and how you can get involved. She will also fill us in on other resources in our Portland Tech community for women and allies.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

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  • Friday
    Aug 10 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - From Jr. Dev to Team Lead: What it Takes
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Cole graduated from The Tech Academy back in 2015, and quickly began a successful career in software development. He will be sharing his insights on rising from a Jr. Developer fresh out of The Tech Academy to a Development Team Leader in his last job. He will be outlining the work it took and the hurdles he encountered en route to gaining that position.

    We are ecstatic he has recently re-joined The Tech Academy and is heading up our newest campus in Denver, Colorado! Join us at our campus in Portland as Cole re-introduces himself remotely from Tech Academy Denver.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

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  • Friday
    Aug 3 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Todd Rotolo on Getting Hired at Portland's Top Tech Companies
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Todd Rotolo is an Account Manager at Collabera Inc, a company ranked among the top 10 Information Technology (IT) and professional staffing firms in the U.S.
    Todd will be sharing with us his knowledge of the current hiring climate in this industry, some of the trends he has observed from his position, and his top tips for job seekers!

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Friday
    Jul 20 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Temple Naylor, Graduate of The Tech Academy
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Temple is an enthusiastic and inspiring young graduate of The Tech Academy's Software Developer Boot Camp. After completing the program here, Temple went on to begin what is already a successful technology career here in Portland. He looks forward to sharing his personal insight on both the mindset and sales aspect relating to finding a job.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

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  • Friday
    Jul 13 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Caitlyn Loos and Christopher Bloom from Phase2
    javascript

    The Tech Academy

    Phase2 is a digital agency that moves industry leading organizations forward with powerful ideas and executable digital strategies built on open technology.

    Caitlyn Loos and Christopher Bloom will be giving their talk from DrupalCon, as well as sharing an upcoming Phase2 Internship opportunity. You won't want to miss it!

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Friday
    Jul 6 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Natural Language Processing - OCR/Text Extraction & Data Extraction
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    The Tech Academy

    This meetup is for intermediate/advanced machine learning engineers (MLE). We will be covering using an NLP framework for text/OCR extraction from documents/images, text preparation and data extraction. The code along will be in Python.

    This should be useful if you are, or plan to, work with thousands to millions of PDF documents, camera captured images containing text, and facsimile messages.

    Source code, and installation instructions for the NLP framework: https://github.com/andrewferlitsch/epipog-nlp

    About the Speaker: Andrew Ferlitsch has a Masters Degree in Artificial Intelligence, and is a former Principal Research Scientist for Sharp Corporation with 115 issued US patents. Andrew was ranked #1 continuously for 2 years in the StackOverflow category for Open Data (Data Engineering). He is the founder of the shareware product Winnex and the open source project OpenGeoCode. Andrew has ran a number of volunteer organizations in Portland, including a local tech incubator (NW Startups), the Portland Data Science Group, and oversaw running an international based NGO in Yemen. Currently Andrew is freelancing as a Data Scientist/Consultant, specializing in Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision in the Health and Life Sciences.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

    We look forward to seeing you!

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  • Friday
    Jun 29 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Sean McCrea on "How I Found Happiness and Success in Tech"
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    The Tech Academy

    Featured Speaker: Sean Elliott McCrea

    Sean is a Technical Support Engineer for Act-On Software and Tech Academy graduate. Before attending the bootcamp Sean worked in sales, and found himself looking for a career with more stability and opportunity for growth to help him support his wife and 3 kids. In this talk he will be sharing his experience transitioning into the tech industry, and how that change brought him happiness and success.

    12:30 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

    We look forward to seeing you!

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