What we're about

Want to learn to code but don’t know where to start? This meetup was created to help people in Washington DC learn to code and gain new skills in web development and data science. Join us weekdays at 6:30 pm for free workshops, info sessions, tech talks, and happy hours focused on building new skills and growing your career. Our events are well-suited for both beginners learning to code as well as intermediate developers or data scientists looking to level-up. We're proud to be sponsored by Thinkful DC (https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/washington-dc/?aff=meetup), a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education. Thinkful offers programs in web development and data science, with in-person communities in up-and-coming tech hubs around the U.S. To join the Thinkful network visit thinkful.com.

Workshops: hands-on, group classes teach everything from full-stack web development to intro concepts in data science. The workshops are taught by Thinkful mentors, each of whom has years of experience teaching people to code.

Tech Talks: led by experts in their field, these are meant to dive deeper into a specific topic. For example, you'll learn about how to build a great portfolio, how to break into the DC tech scene, and how to market yourself.

Happy Hours: is there better way to talk about all things DC tech than over drinks and snacks? Come joins at one of our DC locations to network, learn, and most importantly have fun.

Info sessions: If you’re interested in learning more about Thinkful’s specific courses, these are the events for you! You’ll learn more about the mentorship program, career services, curriculum, and how job placement works.

For anyone looking to become a web developer or data scientist, check out Thinkful DC's Flexible Web Development (https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/web-development/flexible/?aff=meetup), Full-time Web Development Bootcamp (https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/web-development/full-time/), or Flexible Data Science Bootcamp (https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/data-science/flexible/?aff=meetup).

Upcoming events (2)

Intro to JavaScript: Build a Guessing Game

MakeOffices at Clarendon

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-javascript-build-a-guessing-game-tickets-55722926774?aff=meetup *** Looking for a fun way to learn to code? Join us as we teach you how to build a simple guessing game while learning the fundamentals of JavaScript, the most popular programming language. With each new JavaScript concept you learn, you will add new features to the game, including keeping track of how many guesses you've had and starting a new game from scratch. Suggested Experience Level: Beginner - no previous coding experience needed What to Bring: Laptop - this will ensure you get the most out of this workshop Water bottle How to find us: MakeOffices, Clarendon The event will be held at MakeOffices, Clarendon located at 3100 Clarendon Blvd #200, Arlington, VA 22201. The entrance is across the street from Clarendon Central Park and next to Pamplona. Street parking is available after 6:00 pm and Clarendon Station connects to the building. If event is sold out, please contact Community Manager: Caitlin ([masked]) Sponsored by Thinkful: This workshop is proudly sponsored by Thinkful, the #1 rated coding boot camp on CourseReport. Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. Thinkful provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education. To join the Thinkful network, visit thinkful.com.

Free Crash Course | JavaScript Fundamentals

MakeOffices at Clarendon

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-crash-course-javascript-fundamentals-tickets-56365306148?aff=Meetup *** Ever wonder how websites work? How does clicking on this make that happen?? Join us and learn how to make a functioning website using the most popular programming language, JavaScript. JavaScript is the language of the browser, 95% of all websites you’ve ever visited were built with JavaScript. In this interactive workshop, we'll cover everything you need to know to begin your JavaScript journey, including different data types, variables, and functions. Suggested Experience Level: Beginner - no previous coding experience needed What to Bring: Laptop - this will ensure you get the most out of this workshop Water bottle How to Prepare: Go to codepen.io > create a free account > take the tour Go to repl.it > create a free account > click Start coding now > Under Popular, choose HTML, CSS, JS How to Find Us: MakeOffices, Clarendon The event will be held at MakeOffices, Clarendon located at 3100 Clarendon Blvd #200, Arlington, VA 22201. The entrance is across the street from Clarendon Central Park and next to Pamplona. Street parking is available after 6:00 pm and Clarendon Station connects to the building. If event is sold out, please contact Community Manager: Caitlin ([masked]) Sponsored by Thinkful: This workshop is proudly sponsored by Thinkful, the #1 rated coding boot camp on CourseReport. Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. Thinkful provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education. To join the Thinkful network, visit thinkful.com.

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