• Get Involved! GDI Baltimore Meet & Greet

    Emerging Technology Centers (ETC)

    Girl Develop It is coming back to Baltimore! Please join us for a low-key Meet & Greet event as we relaunch the chapter. Whether you’re a potential student, instructor, or chapter leader, or just curious about Girl Develop It, we would love to meet you! Can't make it right at 5:30? No problem, stop by any time between 5:30 and 7:30. Light refreshments will be available. We're excited to see Girl Develop It Baltimore reactivated with a vibrant community of supportive women helping each other achieve their technology goals. Does that sound good to you? Join us to help make this vision come true! Come chat with members of the GDI national team, connect with others who have taken or want to take our classes, and learn about about open opportunities. We will be sharing a little bit about each role (some of us have been chapter leaders, instructors, and teaching assistants with our local chapters!) and will provide the opportunity to ask questions about getting involved in a relaxed setting. Questions? Reach out to rachelm [at] girldevelopit [dot] com If you're not able to make this event, please let us know how you'd like to support Girl Develop It Baltimore: General Interest Form: https://goo.gl/forms/9uX99LIf60GT2rSo1 Chapter Leader Role & Form: www.girldevelopit.com/get-involved Instructor Interest Form: https://goo.gl/forms/4tTEx17wLzwH0uRu2 About Girl Develop It We are a nonprofit that exists to empower women through affordable, judgment-free, in-person coding classes, and our Baltimore chapter has nearly 1,500 members. Please note: Girl Develop It's mission is focused on providing opportunities for women to learn web and software development, but our classes and events are open to all genders and identities. We are dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable environment for all identities to learn coding and every attendee is expected to uphold our Code of Conduct: http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct

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  • Capital One Code<FAM/> Hackathon

    National Union Building

    Hey ladies! This may be a bit of a hike for some, but I thought I'd let everyone know about a nearby weekend hackathon in DC next month. Whether you're brand new to coding or have been at it a while, or even if your skills lie elsewhere like design or project management, hackathons are amazing spaces to expand your skills and meet other incredible tech people. Capital One® is hosting Code, a hackathon to Challenge the Future of Family Finances, on November 4-5 in Washington, D.C. Attendees will have access to APIs and tech support, plus great food and fun activities. There’s also a $50K prize pool for the winning teams! The challenge is to develop a solution that will help improve a family’s management of its day-to-day finances using one credit card account with added family members. TO REGISTER PLEASE VISIT: http://goo.gl/BifBZs If you have specific questions about the hackathon itself please email Capital One's community coordinator, Louisa Hanson @ [masked] .

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  • 2017 B'more on Rails Workshop for Women

    Betamore

    NOTE: This is not a GDI-run event. You must register using the link below. You can RSVP and discuss the event here to coordinate with other GDI members :) Come learn about the basics of programming with Ruby on Rails. During this two-day workshop, the B'more on Rails crew will guide you through building and deploying a web application. You'll walk away with the resources and tools to continue programming for the internet. • 2/17 -- Friday installfest from 7-9pm • 2/18 -- Saturday workshop from 8:30am-5pm; afterparty from 5-7pm. This event will abide by the Code of Conduct created for Bridge Foundry (a very cool organization that you should check out). http://bridgefoundry.org/code-of-conduct/ LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE: https://ti.to/bmore-on-rails-workshop-for-women/2017

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  • Code & Coffee

    Foundery

    Come Join Us for Code & Coffee! Code & Coffee is an opportunity for you to practice your skills, make new friends, and get help if you need it. Bring your laptop, your recent projects, and your programming problems! (If you don't have a project or are looking for your next one, we've listed some ideas below.) Or just come to get to know us and ask any questions you may have about Girl Develop It! These events are relaxed and informal and are a way for our community to come together to provide each other with ongoing support and feedback. Feel free to come for the full time or drop in whenever you can -- there's no agenda. All are welcome regardless of gender or skill level or if you've attended past Girl Develop It events. We can't wait to see you! Note: All GDI events require that all participants abide by our Code of Conduct (https://www.girldevelopit.com/code-of-conduct). SPONSORS & LOCATION This month we'll be at The Foundery. We'd like to thank them for providing the space, coffee, and treats! The Foundery was built upon the goal to fuel the creative community with unique access to industrial-grade tools and knowledge, and to provide a safe and accessible makers’ space for Baltimore’s creative community to gather, learn, build and teach. If you have an idea you need help bringing into reality; if you’re working on a project but are missing the necessary tools to complete it; if you’ve ever been curious about learning a new skill or honing an old hobby into a practical application, The Foundery is your place to succeed. Experience The Foundery by enrolling in a class, purchasing a day pass or monthly membership, or becoming an instructor. Parking The Foundery has a parking lot in front of the building. DON'T HAVE A PROJECT? If you are just getting started, checkout a tutorial: Code Academy (https://www.codecademy.com/) Code School (https://www.codeschool.com/) Khan Academy (https://www.khanacademy.org/) Javascript 30 (https://javascript30.com/) Eloquent JavaScript (http://eloquentjavascript.net/) JS Assessment (https://github.com/rmurphey/js-assessment) Pair Up to Code (http://www.pairuptocode.com/) Ruby Koans (http://rubykoans.com/) Or if you are looking for the next step, consider contributing to an open source project: Your First PR (https://yourfirstpr.github.io/) Code Triage (https://www.codetriage.com/) INTERESTING IN SPONSORING OR HOSTING? If you are want to sponsor or host our next study group? Get in touch with us: [masked]

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  • Hidden Figures Movie & Discussion

    Landmark Theatres 7 Harbor Est

    Join the members of Baltimore Women in Tech FB group for a night of watching a very timely film, followed by drinks and conversation. NOTE: Your RSVP does not include a ticket to the film. You must purchase a ticket separately at the box office or online (recommended!): https://www.landmarktheatres.com/baltimore/harbor-east/film-info/hidden-figures If you have a friend, partner, spouse, etc. who would be interested in joining you for this event, bring them along. ABOUT THE FILM Meet the women you don’t know behind the mission you do. Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer, The Help) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe, Moonlight)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. Also starring Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst and Mahershala Ali (Moonlight). With music by Pharrell Williams. Directed and co-written by Theodore Melfi (St. Vincent), based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly. https://youtu.be/RK8xHq6dfAo PARKING INFO Validated parking at the Harbor East Parking is $5 for the first 5 hours, or you can use the Eden St (between Fleet St & Eastern Ave) garage $3 evening rate and walk a couple blocks over. BALTIMORE WOMEN IN TECH FB GROUP Not a member of the FB group? You can request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/baltimorewomenintech/ :)

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  • Creative Mixtape {holiday party}

    Horseshoe Casino/Johnny Sanchez RESTURANT

    Before CDs—and long before Napster, iTunes, and Spotify hit the scene—we all rocked out to our favorite cassette tapes. Despite the shift to digital, we’ll never forget how it felt to be music curators—channeling our musical superpowers to create the perfect mix of U2, Nirvana, and Bon Jovi—we were the ultimate mixtape masters. Much like the sweet, sweet feeling of closing your eyes and cranking up the boombox, when creatives mix and mingle bombdigity things happen. In fact, that’s how the Creative Mixtape—the ultimate creative mixer hosted by Charm City’s flyest professional associations: AAF Baltimore, AIGA Baltimore, AMA Baltimore, B'more Creatives, Girl Develop It Baltimore, Production Club of Baltimore, and Society for History and Graphics. With the goal of unifying creative professionals across a full spectrum of industries—design, marketing, and advertising—the Creative Mixtape will be one of the industry's largest networking events for 2016. More info on the event: http://creativemixtape.com/ Get your ticket now because it’s going to be da bomb: ​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-mixtape-tickets-28595547051?aff=girldevelopit EARLY BIRD TICKET sales end after 11/16!

  • Code & Coffee

    Fastspot

    Come Join Us for Code & Coffee! Code & Coffee is an opportunity for you to practice your skills, make new friends, and get help if you need it. Bring your laptop, your recent projects, and your programming problems! (If you don't have a project or are looking for your next one, we've listed some ideas below.) Or just come to get to know us and ask any questions you may have about Girl Develop It! These events are relaxed and informal and are a way for our community to come together to provide each other with ongoing support and feedback. Feel free to come for the full time or drop in whenever you can -- there's no agenda. All are welcome regardless of gender or skill level or if you've attended past Girl Develop It events. We can't wait to see you! Note: All GDI events require that all participants abide by our Code of Conduct (https://www.girldevelopit.com/code-of-conduct). SPONSORS & LOCATION This month we'll be at Fastspot. We'd like to thank them for providing the space, coffee, and treats! Fastspot is a team of problem solvers passionate about design, content, and technology: "We deliver outstanding experiences born of our collaborative client relationships and crafted to the highest possible standards. If you work with us, we guarantee you'll be challenged, entertained, sleep well at night, do lots of high-fives, and be blown away at least a few times." Fastspot is led by Tracey Halvorsen, Agency President and Chief Visionary Officer, and Amy Goldberg, Agency President and Chief Executive Officer. Parking Google map of their location: https://goo.gl/maps/3q2HSHP7JgH2 Fastspot is located at 2980 Falls Road, Suite 300, Baltimore, MD 21211 (https://www.google.com/maps/place/2980+Falls+Rd,+Baltimore,+MD+21211/@39.3228172,-76.6303201,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c804d07a99cdfd:0x877bbe520a2b627d). They have a small lot out front of their office that holds 10 cars. Otherwise, there is on-street parking located on Chestnut St. DON'T HAVE A PROJECT? If you are just getting started, checkout a tutorial: Code Academy (https://www.codecademy.com/) Code School (https://www.codeschool.com/) Khan Academy (https://www.khanacademy.org/) Eloquent JavaScript (http://eloquentjavascript.net/) JS Assessment (https://github.com/rmurphey/js-assessment) Pair Up to Code (http://www.pairuptocode.com/) Ruby Koans (http://rubykoans.com/) Or if you are looking for the next step, consider contributing to an open source project: Your First PR (https://yourfirstpr.github.io/) Code Triage (https://www.codetriage.com/) INTERESTING IN SPONSORING OR HOSTING? If you are want to sponsor or host our next study group? Get in touch with us: [masked]

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  • Code & Coffee

    Traitify

    Come Join Us for Code & Coffee! Code & Coffee is an opportunity for you to practice your skills, make new friends, and get help if you need it. Bring your laptop, your recent projects, and your programming problems! (If you don't have a project or are looking for your next one, look below for ideas.) Or just come to get to know us and ask any questions you may have about Girl Develop It! These events are relaxed and informal and are intended as a way for our community to come together to provide each other with ongoing support and feedback. Feel free to come for the full time or drop in whenever you can -- there's no agenda. All are welcome regardless of gender or skill level or if you've attended past Girl Develop It events. We can't wait to see you! NOTE All GDI events require that all participants abide by our Code of Conduct (https://www.girldevelopit.com/code-of-conduct). SPONSORS & LOCATION This month we'll be at Traitify! We'd like to thank them for providing the space, coffee and treats! Traitify makes personality data accessible by companies looking to better understand their users in order to deliver more personalized recommendations and content. Founded in 2011, Traitify has developed a patented methodology by which unique personality profiles are created by users choosing “Me” or “Not Me” when presented with a series of images. PARKING Google map of their location: https://goo.gl/maps/iLnHK6tTQy32 (https://goo.gl/maps/LBKCLBiQ4V72) Traitify is located at 101 North Haven Street Suite 203 Baltimore, MD. 21224. Look for big grey King Cork and Seal Bldg building. Park in front lot of King Cork and Seal building which is through the open black gate. Take elevator to 2nd Floor and look for Suite 203. DON'T HAVE A PROJECT? If you are just getting started, checkout a tutorial: • Code Academy (https://www.codecademy.com/) • Code School (https://www.codeschool.com/) • Eloquent JavaScript (http://eloquentjavascript.net/) • JS Assessment (https://github.com/rmurphey/js-assessment) • Khan Academy (https://www.khanacademy.org/) • Pair Up to Code (http://www.pairuptocode.com/) • Ruby Koans (http://rubykoans.com/) Or if you are looking for the next step, consider contributing to an open source project: • Your First PR (https://yourfirstpr.github.io/) • Code Triage (https://www.codetriage.com/) INTERESTING IN SPONSORING OR HOSTING? If you are want to sponsor or host our next meeting? Get in touch with us: [masked]

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  • Open Source Hack Night (Hacktoberfest 2016 Version)

    NOTE: This event is hosted by B'more On Rails. Please make certain to RSVP at their Meetup event (http://www.meetup.com/bmore-on-rails/events/234768563/). DigitalOcean and GitHub have declared October 2016 as Hacktoberfest 2016 (https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/). The guidelines are simple. Submit 4 pull requests to any public repo on GitHub and get the official Hacktoberfest 2016 t-shirt. If you are interested in participating but don't know how to get started, join us at Open Source Hack Night. People will be available to help you pick out problems to work on and provide help if you have questions about getting started. (If you don't already have a GitHub account, you can join for free here: https://github.com/join .) GDI chapter leader Angelique and other GDI organizers and members will also be in attendance! Join us :)

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  • Code & Coffee

    Spark Baltimore

    Come Join Us for Code & Coffee! Code & Coffee is an opportunity for you to practice your skills, make new friends, and get help if you need it. Bring your laptop, your recent projects, and your programming problems! (If you don't have a project or are looking for your next one, look below for ideas.) Or just come to get to know us and ask any questions you may have about Girl Develop It! These events are relaxed and informal and are intended as a way for our community to come together to provide each other with ongoing support and feedback. Feel free to come for the full time or drop in whenever you can -- there's no agenda. All are welcome regardless of gender or skill level or if you've attended past Girl Develop It events. We can't wait to see you! NOTE All GDI events require that all participants abide by our Code of Conduct (https://www.girldevelopit.com/code-of-conduct). SPONSORS & LOCATION This month we'll be at Spark Baltimore! We'd like to thank them for providing the space and coffee! Spark Baltimore is Baltimore City's most collaborative coworking space, featuring private offices and shared workspace for entrepreneurs, creators and innovators. Spark is an inspiring work environment, designed specifically with creators in mind and tailored to provide entrepreneurs not just what they want, but what they need. Spark is a catalyst for advancing entrepreneurship and technical innovation through creative space, networking, and community members. We aim to provide startups with community and space, allowing them to ignite ideas that will transform into successful companies and organizations. And STAQ will be providing our treats. Thank you, STAQ! STAQ provides software to connect their customers' ad stacks. They offer insight into each piece of the ad stack and advise customers on how to evolve their operations, processes and systems to meet their goals. We looks forward to meeting people who like some or all of the following things: Ruby, JavaScript, databases, open source, the-web-as-an-application-platform, and advertising technology. Sometimes we need someone with programming experience (2-3 years, at least), who can provide tech leadership and mentoring, and sometimes we just need someone who is sharp and can learn our tech stack quickly even without prior Ruby/JavaScript experience. PARKING Google map of their location: https://goo.gl/maps/LBKCLBiQ4V72 Spark Baltimore is located at 8 Market Place at Power Plant Live between Rams Head Live and Mosaic. Our entrance is below the red marquee that says "Welcome to Spark." When you go through the entry doors and through the hallway, a set of elevators will be to the right to take you to the 3rd floor. On the weekends, there is plenty of metered and free street parking in the area and 5 parking garages. DON'T HAVE A PROJECT? If you are just getting started, checkout a tutorial: • Code Academy (https://www.codecademy.com/) • Code School (https://www.codeschool.com/) • Eloquent JavaScript (http://eloquentjavascript.net/) • JS Assessment (https://github.com/rmurphey/js-assessment) • Khan Academy (https://www.khanacademy.org/) • Pair Up to Code (http://www.pairuptocode.com/) • Ruby Koans (http://rubykoans.com/) Or if you are looking for the next step, consider contributing to an open source project: • Your First PR (https://yourfirstpr.github.io/) • Hacktoberfest 2016 (https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/) • Code Triage (https://www.codetriage.com/) INTERESTING IN SPONSORING OR HOSTING? If you are want to sponsor or host our next study group? Get in touch with us: [masked]

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