What we're about

Want to learn to code but don’t know where to start? This meetup was created to help people in Los Angeles learn to code and gain new skills in web development and data science. Join us weekdays at 6:30pm 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 LA (https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/los-angeles/?aff=meetup), the #1 rated coding bootcamp on CourseReport, who contributes a team of experienced mentors and career coaches to help out at events.

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 have 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 LA tech scene, and how market yourself.

Happy Hours: is there better way to talk about all things LA tech than over drinks and snacks? Come joins at one of our LA 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 LA’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/?aff=meetup), or Flexible Data Science Bootcamp (https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/data-science/flexible/?aff=meetup).

Upcoming events (5)

Intro to Python: Fundamentals

Cross Campus

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-python-fundamentals-tickets-53027333181?aff=Meetup *** Curious what Python is all about? Are you data-driven and interested in finding out how Python can take you to the next level? Join us for this hands-on workshop while we explore variables, data structures, and functions, and go over basic data science concepts. This is a fun, interactive class for beginners, so no prior programming experience is needed. Though to get the most out of it, be sure to bring your laptop! How to find us: 929 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401 The building entrance is on 10th Street at the corner of Colorado Ave. Free street parking is available after 6pm on numbered streets (9th, 10th, 11th). Public transportation: Downtown Santa Monica Expo Line (1 min walk).

Intro to JavaScript: Build a Guessing Game

Cross Campus

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-javascript-build-a-guessing-game-tickets-53299434042?aff=Meetup *** Looking for a fun way to start learning how 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 programming 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. See an example before you come: this guessing game was made by an attendee at one of the last events! To get the most out of it, be sure to bring your laptop. How to find us: 840 Apollo St., Suite 100, El Segundo, CA 90245 Directions & Parking: Take Rosecrans to Apollo St and make a right on Apollo. Make your first right after our building (which is the one under construction) and then another right to enter the parking structure. The parking structure is between Continental Way and Apollo St.- note: it is not the open lot behind Shake Shack, it's a covered structure adjacent to the 840 building. There will be an overhang that says 840/880 Apollo Visitors. Where to park: Please do NOT park in the ""Visitor"" spots on the first floor. You are welcome to park in the following spaces in the structure: 1. In any spot marked ""Cross Campus"" on any floor (including on the roof) 2. In any unmarked space

Free Frontend Crash Course: JavaScript Fundamentals

Cross Campus Downtown LA

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-frontend-crash-course-javascript-fundamentals-tickets-54294944641?aff=Meetup *** Ever wonder how websites work? How does clicking on this make that happen? Learn how to make a functioning website using the most popular programming language. JavaScript is the language of the browser, every website you've ever been on was built with JavaScript. In this interactive workshop, we'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. To get the most out of it, be sure to bring your laptop. How to find us: 800 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017 The building entrance is on Wilshire Blvd next to 800 Degrees Pizza between Flower and Figueroa. We're located on the 2nd floor. There is free street parking along Wilshire Blvd., 7th St., and Flower St. Paid parking is ($12/hr) at The Standard Hotel (6th/Flower St.) or Athena Parking Hope Garage ($5 - 625 W 8th St. LA, CA 90017). Public transportation: 7th Street Metro Center (Expo, Blue, Red, and Purple lines)

JavaScript: To ES6 and Beyond

Cross Campus

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/javascript-to-es6-and-beyond-tickets-54313635546?aff=Meetup *** What the heck are all these arrows (=>) and dollar signs (`Hello ${name}`) doing in this new JS code I’m seeing? What’s with these objects with no value pairs? JavaScript is constantly improving, and with it comes syntax changes and new operations we may not have seen before. With ES6, we’re able to do more while writing less code and making it cleaner and more concise. Join us as we explore this exciting new syntax, including let/const, template strings, and arrow functions, and work through hands-on challenges together. This is an intermediate level workshop, so familiarity with JavaScript basics is needed. And be sure to bring your laptop! How to find us: 840 Apollo St., Suite 100, El Segundo, CA 90245 Directions & Parking: Take Rosecrans to Apollo St and make a right on Apollo. Make your first right after our building (which is the one under construction) and then another right to enter the parking structure. The parking structure is between Continental Way and Apollo St.- note: it is not the open lot behind Shake Shack, it's a covered structure adjacent to the 840 building. There will be an overhang that says 840/880 Apollo Visitors. Where to park: Please do NOT park in the ""Visitor"" spots on the first floor. You are welcome to park in the following spaces in the structure: 1. In any spot marked ""Cross Campus"" on any floor (including on the roof) 2. In any unmarked space

Past events (59)

Free Frontend Crash Course: JavaScript Fundamentals

Cross Campus Old Pasadena

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