• NexFab - One Year in the Making

    NextFab Wilmington

    Girl Develop It Wilmington is extremely excited to promote JustFab's Year in the Making Event! Register for their Year in the Making Event here (https://nextfab.com/event/oneyearinthemaking/) as well! ------------------------------------- LOCATION: 500 block of N Tatnall St Wilmington, DE 19801 ------------------------------------- NextFab, in association with the Delaware College of Art & Design, the Delaware Humane Association and the Wilmington Renaissance Corporation, is celebrating its first full year of operating in Wilmington, Delaware. The event will feature a festival-style block party on the 500 block of North Tatnall Street. The main attractions for this event will be VIP Networking Lounge inside NextFab, local beer garden operated by the Delaware Humane Society along with the DHA “Puppy Zone”, a live music stage featuring local Wilmington bands, local food trucks, and many other interactive exhibits. Spaceboy Clothing will be on site with a live screen printing set up. We are also showcasing the DCAD special exhibit space on the third floor. As part of the 1st birthday celebration, NextFab is offering a free month of membership to qualified attendees, in hopes that we can provide even more access to the digital technology, traditional tools, software, spaces, and classes. Free parking will be provided by Colonial Parking adjacent to the event site. ------------------------------------- We can't wait to see you there! ------------------------------------- Are you interested in teaching or TA-ing for a GDI Wilmington class? Send inquiries to [masked]! Are you interested in becoming a sponsor of GDI Wilmington? Please send an email to [masked]

  • Intro to Git and Github

    The Mill Space

    $20.00
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  • Super Meetup 2018

    New Castle County Chamber of Commerce

    Girl Develop It Wilmington is partnering with Technical.ly this July for Super Meetup. Join us at New Castle County Chamber of Commerce for free drinks and snacks to celebrate the meetup community in Delaware (and recruit new members!) Please RSVP here >> Super Meetup 2018" (https://www.meetup.com/Technically-Delaware/events/251686752/) Come connect with one another, make friends and learn about local tech at this year's Super Meetup! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Super Meetup is a gathering of the most-connected members of the local tech, startup, and entrepreneurial scene. It’s a chance to make new friends and learn more about local tech and entrepreneurial resources and tech-focused meetup groups. The idea of the Super Meetup is simple: meetups are integral to any tech scene. Every now and then, it makes sense to rally the leaders of tech-related meetups in town and gather for one big mixer. The idea is to connect people with groups they may not have otherwise known about. Be sure to grab some food and drinks and hang with your favorite Meetups. CHECK BACK FOR OUR PARTICIPATING MEETUP GROUPS! Parking: There is a free parking lot by the Planet Fitness.

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  • Intro to JavaScript

    The Mill Space

    $80.00

    JavaScript is the world's most popular programming language for a reason -- it's the primary way to build interaction on the web. Learning JavaScript is a logical next step once you've learned HTML/CSS. Many programming courses end up glossing over some of the tricky words -- 'variable', 'object', 'method' -- this course is especially designed for beginners new to programming concepts, so you'll learn to program with JavaScript. If those words are confusing to you now, no worries! You're exactly who we want to teach. In this class, we will be covering: basic development concepts, writing our own JavaScript functions, browser events, web animation, and we will touch on the jQuery library. Students will exit this class with a good grasp of basic programming principles and the knowledge of how to manipulate HTML elements. Prerequisites: You should have a working knowledge of HTML as a prerequisite for this course. This course is specifically for beginners and we highly advise experienced developers to not take this class. --- TECH REQUIREMENTS: • Your laptop. (Note: a netbook or tablet is NOT a substitute!) • A modern browser such as Chrome (https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/) or Firefox (http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/) installed. • A text editor. We recommend Sublime Text 3 (http://www.sublimetext.com/2) (It's free and available for Mac/PC/Linux). --- ABOUT THE TEACHER: Jocelyn has been designing webpages since she was able to get her parents to agree to a monthly subscription of AOL. After learning HTML to customize her AOL profile, more searching found a group of teenagers that were using a combination of HTML and CSS to put out 2-week layouts on their personal blogs. From that moment, she was hooked. Fifteen years later, she rediscovered her passion for creating and paired that with the love of the challenge of solving complex problems through successfully completing a 12-week Java boot camp Zip Code Wilmington. Following the program, she accepted a position as a Java developer with JPMorgan Chase. After nearly 2 years with JPMorgan, Jocelyn now works for O3 World, an agency in Philadelphia where she is honing her skills as a full-stack developer and finding a love for DevOps. When she isn't nose deep in documentation or participating loudly as a voice for diversity and inclusion among technologists, you can find her playing Overwatch, League of Legends or watching 90s anime. She is still particularly found of Sailor Moon and still wonders on a daily basis if she should get a cat and name her Luna. --- PARKING: There is metered street parking in Downtown Wilmington and it's free on weekends. The recommended parking lot is Colonial Parking at 12th and Orange Streets. The entrance is on Orange Street. This lot is open from 7am - 9pm. --- NOTES: Please plan to either pack a lunch or have a place nearby in mind to grab food; lunch will be 30 minutes. Please note that our events are for 18+ only. Classes are non-refundable. --- Interested in TA-ing this class? Get in touch at [masked] Want to sponsor or host our next study group? Get in touch by emailing Megan at [masked].

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  • Build Your Own Website: Intro to HTML/CSS

    The Mill Space

    $80.00

    This two-part Intro to HTML/CSS course runs on Saturday, March 3rd and Sunday, March 4th from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Each day includes a 30-minute lunch break. Want to learn how to build your own website? Already have your own site and want to have more control over it? Interested in learning to program but want to start small? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, this course is for you! This beginner course will guide you through the basics of HTML and CSS to assist you along the way as you develop your own website. --- TECH REQUIREMENTS: You will need to provide your own laptop - PC or Mac - to participate in the course. Note: A netbook or tablet is NOT a substitute. A modern browser with either Chrome (https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/) and the "Web Developer (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/bfbameneiokkgbdmiekhjnmfkcnldhhm)" extension or Firefox (http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/) and Firebug (http://getfirebug.com/) installed. A text editor. We recommend Sublime Text 3 (https://www.sublimetext.com/3) --- PARKING: There is metered street parking in Downtown Wilmington and it's free on weekends. The recommended parking lot is Colonial Parking at 12th and Orange Streets. The entrance is on Orange Street. This lot is open from 7am - 9pm. --- NOTES: Please plan to either pack a lunch or have a place nearby in mind to grab food; lunch will be 30 minutes. Interested in TA-ing this class? Get in touch at [masked] Please note that our events are for 18+ only. Classes are non-refundable.

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  • "She Started It" Screening

    Trabant Multi-Purpose Room B

    We're excited to host a screening of She Started It during Delaware Innovation Week, thanks to our event sponsor, University of Delaware Horn Entrepreneurship! Launched in 2013, She Started It is a feature length documentary film on women tech entrepreneurs that aims to highlight successful role models for young women. It is the first film to show the behind the scenes of running a tech start-up as a young woman. Following five women over two years as they pitch VCs, build teams, bring products to market, fail and start again, She Started It takes viewers on a global roller coaster ride from San Francisco to Mississippi, France and Vietnam. Along the way, it weaves in big-picture perspectives from women like investor Joanne Wilson; White House CTO Megan Smith; GoldieBlox CEO Debbie Sterling; and Ruchi Sanghvi, the first female engineer at Facebook. Through intimate, action-driven storytelling, She Started It explores the cultural roots of female underrepresentation in entrepreneurship—including pervasive self-doubt, fear of failure, and risk aversion among young women. It exposes, too, the structural realities women face as they become entrepreneurs, including lack of female role models and investors, and the persistent dearth of venture capital funding made available to women-led companies. The event will be hosted in Multi-Purpose Room B of the Trabant University Center at the University of Delaware. Parking is available in the adjacent Trabant University Center parking garage located at the intersection of West Main Street and Orchard Road, with the entrance off Main Street. We'll be providing snacks and water to enjoy during the movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcGGrUx666s

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  • Super Meetup 2017

    1313 Innovation

    Girl Develop It Wilmington is partnering with Technical.ly this July for Super Meetup. Join us at 1313 Innovation for free drinks and snacks to celebrate the meetup community in Delaware. Please RSVP here >> Super Meetup 2017 (https://www.meetup.com/Technically-Delaware/events/240060598/) Come connect with one another, make friends and learn about local tech at this year's Super Meetup! The Super Meetup is a gathering of the most-connected members of the local tech, startup, and entrepreneurial scene. It’s a chance to make new friends and learn more about local tech and entrepreneurial resources and tech-focused meetup groups. The idea of the Super Meetup is simple: meetups are integral to any tech scene. Every now and then, it makes sense to rally the leaders of tech-related meetups in town and gather for one big mixer. The idea is to connect people with groups they may not have otherwise known about. HANG WITH THESE MEETUP GROUPS: • Delaware DevOps (https://www.meetup.com/Delaware-DevOps/) • Delaware JPMorgan Chase & Co. Technology Events (https://www.meetup.com/Delaware-JPMorgan-Chase-Co-Technology-Events/) • Delaware Tech Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/Delaware-Tech-Meetup/) • Girl Develop It Wilmington (https://www.meetup.com/Girl-Develop-It-Wilmington/) • Open Data Delaware (https://www.meetup.com/Open-Data-Delaware/) • OWASP Delaware Chapter (https://www.meetup.com/OWASP-Delaware-Chapter/) • Sussex County Delaware Technology (https://www.meetup.com/Sussex-County-Delaware-Technology/) • Zip Code Wilmington (https://www.meetup.com/Zip-Code-Wilmington/) ------------- THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: • 1313 Innovation • Chatham Financial

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  • Intro to Programming Concepts

    1313 Innovation

    $20.00

    Are you interested learning in the basics of how computers operate and how code works? Have you ever taken a programming class and given up because the concepts were too hard to grasp? Or have you stayed away from programming all together, because you’re worried that’s what will happen? If you answered “Yes!” to any of those questions, then this class is for you! In this workshop, we’ll explore some of the most basic and universal programming concepts. We’ll use everyday activities and real-life examples from languages like Javascript, Ruby, and Python to demonstrate common structures such as If/Then/Else statements and different kinds of loops. We’ll also try to take the mystery out of variables, and we'll talk about why computers are so picky. Note: This will truly be an introductory class. If you’re a programmer by profession or have experience with programming languages, this class is not for you. Tech Requirements: • Your laptop About the teacher: John Himics is a partner and lead developer at First Ascent Design (http://firstascentdesign.com/), a design agency in Wilmington, Delaware. He's an avid tinkerer that built his first website at age ten. A mechanical engineer by training, he enjoys working with Raspberry Pis and coaxing computers into behaving. All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct (http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct). Questions about the class? Get in touch! [masked] This event is BYOS (Bring your own snacks). Parking: There is metered street parking (quarters only) around 1313 Innovation and it's free after 6:00pm and on weekends. The recommended parking lot is Colonial Parking at 12th and Orange Streets. The entrance is on Orange Street. This lot is open from 7am - 9pm. Please note our classes are non-refundable.

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  • Front End Design for Civic Tech with Open Data Delaware

    Check in with the security desk in the Nemours Building and ask to head to the Mill. They'll point you in the right direction. Join us on Wednesday April 5th at The Mill for a joint workshop with Open Data Delaware (https://www.meetup.com/Open-Data-Delaware) as part of their 2017 Open Data Challenge (http://www.opendatachallenge.com/)! In this workshop we'll cover how to put up a simple website to show off data you've collected for a civic tech project. We'll cover planning the site, choosing a simple design, and tips and tricks to quickly build it with a content management system. About the Open Data Challenge The Open Data Challenge (http://www.opendatachallenge.com/) is a partnership with the State of Delaware's Government Information Center (http://gic.delaware.gov/) and the Tech Forum of Delaware (http://techforumde.org/) following the launch of Delaware's Open Data Portal (http://data.delaware.gov/). The Open Data Challenge will help to build tangible, sustainable solutions for community issues using open data. The Challenge includes a series of 6 workshops curated by Open Data Delaware, the Tech Forum of Delaware's Idea Challenge, and Open Data Delaware's National Day of Civic Hacking Event. Winning teams from the National Day of Civic Hacking have the opportunity to win cash prizes following completion of their project. Tech requirements: You will need to provide your own laptop - PC or Mac - to participate in the course. We also recommend that you have the following available on your computer before class: • Sublime Text 3 - the preferred text editor • Also, as an alternative to Internet Explorer, please install either Chrome, Safari, or Firefox + Firebug. About the teacher: John Himics is a partner and lead developer at First Ascent Design (http://firstascentdesign.com/), and an adjunct professor at the University of Delaware Horn Program in Entrepreneurship. He's an avid tinkerer that built his first website at age ten. A mechanical engineer by training, he enjoys working with Raspberry Pis and coaxing computers into behaving. All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct (http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct). Parking: There is metered street parking (quarters only) around the Nemours Building and it's free after 6:00pm and on weekends. The recommended parking lot is Colonial Parking at 12th and Orange Streets. The entrance is on Orange Street. This lot is open from 7am - 9pm. Other Disclaimers: Our program and curriculum are geared toward adults over the age of 18; at this time we do not accept minors as students in our courses and workshops. Questions about the class? Get in touch! [masked] .

  • Intro to WordPress (Part 2)

    1313 Innovation

    $30.00

    Are you a fledgling WordPress user? Feel lost in the admin backend? In this class, we will show you the basics of how to create a WordPress website by customizing it to fit your needs. Most importantly, our instructor and TA's will be here to answer any questions you may have along the way. You'll leave with an understanding of the basics and an ability to publish your own WordPress site. In this class you'll learn about: • How to get around and use the WordPress admin • The differences between posts and pages and how to create each • Information about and settings for comments, users, widgets, menus, plugins, themes, child themes and more Note: You must have a WordPress site already installed that you have administrative access to or manage. (If you do not have a WordPress website, please attend our Part 1 class so we can help you get set up!) Tech Requirements: • Your laptop • A WordPress website that you have administrative access to or manage. About the Teacher: Greg Davis has been a resident of Wilmington area since marrying his wife, Mary, 25 years ago. They met at Penn State and are the proud parents of 2 teenage children, one who is a freshman at Colorado State University and the second who is a junior at Concord High School. Greg worked at DuPont for 20 of those years in their Information Systems organization as employee and later as a consultant. For the past 6 years he has been working at VWR International, currently as Director IS Application Development in Radnor, PA. He is leading 4 development teams (2 in US and 2 in Belgium). Greg has been helping others establish their presence on the web with WordPress since 2009 when he helped a pastor setup his blog. He saw the power that WordPress has to empower individuals, non-profits, and small businesses so he setup his business, 38solutions, to help them. All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct. Questions about the class? Get in touch! [masked] Parking: There is metered street parking (quarters only) around 1313 Innovation and it's free after 6:00pm and on weekends. The recommended parking lot is Colonial Parking at 12th and Orange Streets. The entrance is on Orange Street. This lot is open from 7am - 9pm. Other Disclaimers: Our program and curriculum are geared toward adults over the age of 18; at this time we do not accept minors as students in our courses and workshops.

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