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RVA WordPress Meetups 4th Tuesday of Every Month! This group is for anyone who uses WordPress, whether you're a blogger, designer, developer, coder, themer, or anything else you can imagine. Meetup events are open to both advanced and beginner users and are free! This month is the start of something a little different. Instead of the usual lecture then Q&A period we are going to try a workshop model. What does this mean? Come armed with your laptop and WordPress questions! We are going to look at real world issues and tackle them together. Things you should know before attending. • Your WordPress admin credentials. • Your FTP credentials. • Your hosting provider credentials. (not required but defintiely awesome to have on hand.) On behalf of RVA WordPress, we look forward to seeing you!
Are you a graphic designer, web designer or just curious about how to get involved in the maker community? Well, you’ve found the right Meetup Group and Community. 804RVA presents The Richmond Creative Group (formerly RAUG). This Creative Group is a collective of people with the common interest of design. During February's meetup we will kick off with an a short piece on design trends followed by an open discussion/workshop. Be prepared to chat, listen and learn from everyone involved. Richmond Creative Group is lead by Alice Pettey (M.F.A.) and Judy Smith, they cover everything from the Adobe Suite, Common Software (inkscape, gimp, etc.), working with clients, and how to get clients.
The RVA 3D Makers: 3D Printing class is a great way to learn how to use a 3D printer. Tech Em Studios instructors will teach you the basics of creating your very own 3D printed masterpiece. Including an introduction to 3D Design software that allows you to mold, and create things on the iPad! As well as the rundown on GRID's Makerbot® Replicator® 2x 3D Printer, how it's able to print with three dimensions! From workspace organizers, holiday designs, general life hacks, to gifts for a loved one, join a meetup to learn how 3D printing works to design your very own 3D printable object! This week's focus: Desk/Counter Top organizers. NO 3D DESIGN OR PRINTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS CLASS! Option to work from template or design from scratch Monthly Schedule of Topics: • March 19th; Desk/Counter Top Organizers • April 16th; Gardening (cancelled) • May 21st; 3D Car Hacks • June 18th; Food & Drink • July 16th; Voice Interface Devices (Alexa & Google Home) • August 20th; Water Closet Hacks About the teachers: Tech Em Studios ( http://techemstudios.com/ ) is an after-school and homeschool technology program started in 2013 right here in RVA that offers classes, camps and training focused on applied computer science and computer-aided design. With courses in coding, 3D printing, software design and device building, Tech Em’s instructors teach students at all levels the critical STEM-related skills required in the 21st century. By emphasizing art in technology (STEAM), Tech Em helps students understand the exciting and evolving relationship of technology and art. Wray Mills ( http://techemstudios.com/about-us.html ), Director of Instruction and Software Engineer. Chris Kefalas ( http://techemstudios.com/about-us.html ), Computer Science and Technology Instructor at Tech Em Studios. Studying Information Systems at VCU, interested in the Internet, and network security. Joe Seiler ( http://techemstudios.com/about-us.html ), Computer Science and Technology Instructor at Tech Em Studios. B.A. in Department of Biology at VCU.
RVA Data Hackers is a community of data professionals and enthusiasts who meet regularly to develop skills and learn about tools and techniques for working with data. We discuss how to find, organize, understand and serve data sets large and small. We'll cover anything related to 'big data' -- machine learning, artificial intelligence and architectures to scale data processing for the Internet. If you're interested in machine learning algorithms, data analysis, natural language processing, or managing big data, this group is for you. Topics vary from basic concepts to demonstrations of real-world implementations and everything in between. Our mission is to foster a local community of experienced, practicing experts. We're here to have fun, share and learn about an exciting field of computer science. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the 804RVA co-working space in Richmond, Virginia.