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Akron Women in Tech wants you to join our community of women and friends who are interested in learning to code and exploring new technology. No experience required. We are looking for learners, teachers, mentors, and tech enthusiasts. No prior programming experience is necessary but you should bring a laptop and be familiar with basic computer skills, like editing a text document.

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You can view our Code of Conduct here (https://www.meetup.com/Akron-Women-In-Tech/pages/Code_of_Conduct/). We place the utmost importance on creating a safe space for women to learn coding, and everyone in our community is expected to uphold our values.


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Upcoming events (2)

Python Strings and Files

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Learn Python with Akron Women in Tech! Presented by Shannon Whalen, president of AWiT, we will work through the book “Automate the Boring Stuff with Python” by Al Sweigert. We will be working with the book to build a portfolio of projects that we will host in GitHub, a free code repository.

This meetup will cover the introduction and chapters 6-11. Access the online text here: https://automatetheboringstuff.com/. If it’s available to you, consider buying a version of the book or donating to support Al’s work.

Shannon Whalen is a Business Intelligence professional currently working as a consultant. She thinks Python is a great language to learn because it is so versatile with applications in data engineering, AI, machine learning, web applications, and automation. She has been a board member of Akron Women in Tech since its inception and has served as President of the board since 2017.

Intro to Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a vast and rapidly expanding field. From Azure Cognitive Services to ChatGPT, the landscape is long and wide, and can be confusing. In this session, we'll discuss the fundamentals of AI and Machine Learning and explore how to get started using AI. Then we'll look at various product offerings from Microsoft and how they can be applicable to developers in various business verticals. This session will serve as an overview, as well as writing code to utilize Machine Learning.

Sam Nasr has been a software developer since 1995, focusing mostly on Microsoft technologies. He’s a Sr. Software Engineer with NIS Technologies where he consults and teaches clients about the latest .Net technologies. Sam has achieved multiple certifications from Microsoft (MCSA, MCAD, MCTS, MCT), and is the leader of the Cleveland C#/VB.Net User Group since 2003. In addition, he’s the leader of the .Net Study Group, Azure Cleveland User Group, an author for Visual Studio Magazine, and a 6x Microsoft MVP. When not coding, Sam loves spending time with his family and friends or volunteering at his local church.

Past events (225)

Python Data Structures

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