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We are black software developers creating a welcoming community to grow our skills, share knowledge and help each other progress through our careers. Whether you're just starting out, or you're well along in your career, join us.

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Upcoming events (3)

Springtime BCC Tech Social @ Beacon Rooftop Sky Bar

1615 Rhode Island Ave NW

Hey ya'll! Join us for a Springtime happy hour at the Sky Bar @ Beacon Hotel for a chance to get to know all of your fellow BCC members!! *** You must be over the age of 21 to attend this event*** As always, the BCC Code of Conduct (https://github.com/blkCodeCollctve/bcc/wiki/Code-Of-Conduct) is in full effect. Can't wait 'til then? Join us on slack by filling out this quick survey (https://blkcode.typeform.com/to/lJSebz). See you there!! P.S. Everyone is responsible for their own food and drinks. Meetup will be held on the rooftop.

App-ify your hobby: A workshop on breaking down application architecture

Learn Ruby on Rails through breaking down application architecture with Alexis Moody. Attendees will gain hands-on experience by taking a hobby, interest, or general topic they are passionate about and turning that into an outline of an application. This workshop is geared toward anyone who is looking to understand how web applications can be structured, especially in Rails, although the principles can be transferred to most web application frameworks. Also, a quick logistical note, it's helpful for attendees to ***have Ruby and Rails ready to go on their machine's before the workshop begins*** but it is not required. This workshop allows attendees to learn the overall principles of good application architecture without necessarily having a computer or Ruby/Rails. This event's sponsor is Tighten! They help companies turn great ideas into amazing apps, products, and services and work hard to promote diversity in tech. https://tighten.co/ 3 strikes and you're out reminder: If you RSVP 'yes' 3 times to an event and you're a no show, you will be removed from the group. Accurate head counts are important so we don't waste money on food.

Finding Your Abstraction Sweet Spot By Johnny Austin

Many would argue there are only two hard problems in software: naming and cache invalidation. I’d argue there’s a third problem - abstractions. Whether you’re implementing an API for devs outside of your organization or creating a reusable library for devs on your team, creating the right level of abstraction is difficult. You have to balance flexibility with the ease-of-use. The correct choice is often a function of time constraints, compromise, and trial & error. Johnny will talk about how to navigate these issues more efficiently. BCC would like to thank Silectis for sponsoring this event! Silectis helps their clients find value in their data, and they're looking for two new engineers! One Data Engineer and one Platform Engineer. If you're interested, check out their descriptions here: https://www.silect.is/careers Our sponsors, Excella Consulting and EndGame are hiring! https://www.excella.com/careers https://www.endgame.com/careers And our other sponsor has additional tech events that you may like to attend! https://www.meetup.com/ACM-DC/ 3 strikes and you're out reminder: If you RSVP 'yes' 3 times to an event and you're a no show, you will be removed from the group. Accurate head counts are important so we don't waste money on food.

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