Past Meetup

Amarillo Tech Meetup: September's Here

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Amarillo Central Library (Downtown)

413 SE. 4th Ave · Amarillo, tx

How to find us

We will be upstairs. (Elevator available)

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Details

Hello Techies,

Time to get together again!

When: Tuesday, September 25th - 6:00pm
Where: Amarillo Central Branch Library (across from the Civic Center).

Agenda
Bill Glover - Welcome and introductions

Jerri Glover - GOTV

DeWayne Higgs - A report on our recent Hack-a-thon

Delane McUne - Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a national organization whose goal is to close the gender gap in the computer science field by 2027. Right now, only 1 in 5 computer science graduates are women, but technology careers are some of the fastest growing in the nation.

The Amarillo College Girls Who Code Club began in the fall of 2017 with seven girls ranging from 6th – 9th grade. The 2018 group began meeting in mid-September and currently has seven girls (five are returning from the previous year). Our mission is to create a sisterhood of support for teen girls interested in exploring the world of coding.

Delane attended Amarillo College before earning her BS in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. After working for several years at GE Power Systems, she opened her own business and received an MBA from Eastern New Mexico University. She began her career in academia in 2004 and has taught in a variety of academic areas including Management, Industrial Technology, Wind Energy, Engineering, and Computer Information Systems. She is currently the CIS Lab Administrator and an Instructor at Amarillo College. She enjoys spending time playing Dungeons & Dragons with her family and volunteering with a variety of local organizations.

Bill Glover - A talk on building universal, native mobile apps in pure JavaScript using React-Native and expo.io.

Look forward to seeing you there!

All the best,

Bill