What we're about

Have you ever thought about learning to code but weren't sure how to get started? Come meet other aspirational coders and explore the fundamentals of programming and develop an attitude that will enable us to quickly learn new technologies.

Each Meetup will be led by an expert who will guide us in a new skill or concept, and help us get started with programming,

Here are some example of topics we will cover:

• Intro to HTML and CSS

• Intro to Javascript

• Intro to Git and GitHub

• Intro to jQuery, Angular, Node.js, Express.js, Meteor, Ruby on Rails, and more!

We will also host workshops, panels, and speaking events for more intermediate and advanced coders. All levels are welcome to attend, whether you're interested in a career or pursuing code as a hobby.

This Meetup is sponsored by Galvanize (http://galvanize.com/), which offers a 6-month course in full stack web development (http://www.galvanize.com/courses/full-stack/#.VmXZut-rSRs). These events serve as primers for prospective students, and much of the topics are guided by the course's curriculum design. For all inquiries, including food and drink or other sponsorship, please reach out to Lee Ngo at lee.ngo@galvanize.com .

Upcoming events (5+)

How To Be A Confident Software Engineer Even When You Don't Feel It

Come join Galvanize and Women Who Code to get the inside scoop on how to be a confident software engineer! A recent report by TechRepublic found that of the 10k+ users surveyed nearly 58% of them felt like they didn’t deserve their job. So, it’s no surprise that software development is highly prone to imposter syndrome. Part of the problem stems from technology changing so fast and engineers playing catch up to the latest trends (I’m still on JavaScript ES6 and the world already has ES10). The blow is especially hard when someone reviews your code and then refactors all of it. Come join us for a special panel discussion on how software engineers who come from an under-represented group have learned to be confident in their roles and have successfully managed imposter syndrome in their day-to-day job. SPECIAL NOTE: E-mail me questions you would like for us to ask the panelists at [masked] *** Beverages and snacks provided *** Agenda 6:00 pm - Arrival 6:45 pm - Panel Begins 7:45 pm - Networking To learn more about Women Who Code visit: https://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-Austin To learn more about the coding bootcamp visit: http://bit.ly/31O3wSG Galvanize is the premiere dynamic learning community for technology. With campuses located in booming technology sectors throughout the country, Galvanize provides a community for each the following: Education – part-time and full-time training in software engineering and data science Workspace – whether you’re a freelancer, startup, or established business, we provide beautiful spaces with a community dedicated to supporting your company’s growth Questions? Contact Navira Abbasi @ [masked] Networking – events in the tech industry happen constantly on our campuses, ranging from popular Meetups to multi-day international conferences

(AUSTIN) Learn to Code: JavaScript Functions & Scope

Galvanize - Austin

Goal: At this workshop you will solidify your understanding of Functions and Scope in JavaScript, furthering your knowledge of fundamental JavaScript. You'll learn how to tackle some of the biggest challenges faced by those learning JavaScript. This is a highly interactive course that uses exercises and projects to drive home these JavaScript Fundamentals. You will finish this workshop with an in-depth knowledge of one of the most important aspects of the language. Instructor: Christopher Angelkos, Software Engineer at The Home Depot and Hack Reactor Alumni Chris is from Panama City, Panama and used to work as a Networking and IT Engineer for the Panama Canal. In October 2017 he moved to Austin TX and started studying at Hack Reactor to transition his career to JavaScript, he graduated from cohort 23, in January 2017. He enjoys Teaching JS and playing the guitar. RSVP Here --> https://js-functions-scope.eventbrite.com Topics covered: How to compose and use functions in JavaScript The mechanics of functions in JavaScript How local and global scoping works How the scope chain affects how you build JavaScript programs Who this workshop is for: This workshop is for beginners with approximately 2+ weeks of JavaScript experience. Students should have a familiarity with variables, types if statements and loops. Our free JavaScript 101 workshop can help you learn this material or jump into our online free prep resources. Location: Galvanize is located at the northeast corner of 2nd Street and Nueces Street. What to bring: Students will need to bring their own laptops! Windows, Mac or Linux will do it! -- RSVP Here --> https://js-functions-scope.eventbrite.com Do not hesitate to reach out with any questions - [masked]

Big Picture Perspectives: ReactJS at the Core

Galvanize - Austin

We are proud to be the space hosts for this exclusive event with Downtown ReactJS Meetup on advanced level topics for ReactJS ABOUT THE EVENT: Come join us this month as we take a 10,000ft perspective at clientside architecture CSR with ReactJS: a case study Most commonly a ReactJS application is powered with a NodeJS backend or perhaps some other web server such as Tomcat, Nginx, etc. Client-side rendering (CSR) allows the frontend and backend code to be decoupled, and also heterogeneous. This decoupling gives rise to interesting use cases. In this talk, we will look into how we built a client-side rendered app that does not use a full-blown web server, but instead simply uses an HTTP endpoint that serves the content. In the context of this application, we will look into the motivation for using CSR, the design considerations, a few tools and techniques that might come handy, and finally some of its limitations. About the Author Deepak Parasam is a software engineering lead at SparkPost. He is a full-stack developer, interested in web development and distributed computing, and has previously worked at IBM and Amazon. We are looking for speakers! If you would like to present please reach out to me & we'll schedule you right up! SPONSORS A BIG thank you to Andy from The Guild for helping organize this event. Galvanize is the premiere dynamic learning community for technology. With campuses located in booming technology sectors throughout the country (including Austin), Galvanize provides a community for education in full-stack software engineering and data science, workspace and networking. The schedule: 6:00 pm - 6:15 pm: Networking & Eating/drinking 6:15 pm - 7.00 pm: Presentations 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Coding Fun & Q/A • What to bring Laptops & Curiosity • Important to know Be Nice! To learn more about Downtown ReactJS Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/ReactJS-ATX To learn more about the coding bootcamp visit: http://bit.ly/31O3wSG To learn more about the Guild visit: https://theguild.co

Big Picture Perspectives: ReactJS at the Core

Galvanize - Austin

Galvanize is proud to be the space sponsor for Downtown React JS Meetup! Our food & drinks will be sponsored by The Guild. Come join us this month as we take a 10,000ft perspective at clientside architecture CSR with ReactJS: a case study Most commonly a ReactJS application is powered with a NodeJS backend or perhaps some other web server such as Tomcat, Nginx, etc. Client-side rendering (CSR) allows the frontend and backend code to be decoupled, and also heterogeneous. This decoupling gives rise to interesting use cases. In this talk, we will look into how we built a client-side rendered app that does not use a full-blown web server, but instead simply uses an HTTP endpoint that serves the content. In the context of this application, we will look into the motivation for using CSR, the design considerations, a few tools and techniques that might come handy, and finally some of its limitations. About the Author Deepak Parasam is a software engineering lead at SparkPost. He is a full-stack developer, interested in web development and distributed computing, and has previously worked at IBM and Amazon. We are looking for speakers! If you would like to present please reach out to me & we'll schedule you right up! SPONSORS You can learn more about Downtown React JS Meetup here --> https://www.meetup.com/ReactJS-ATX/ A BIG thank you to Andy from The Guild for helping organize this event. At The Guild (https://theguild.co/), our mission is simple: We believe our guests should look forward to traveling. Traveling in comfort is more than someone making your bed while you’re out or room service while you’re in. It’s feeling at ease. Relaxed. At home, away from home. At The Guild, we want our guests nestled into a nook of the city that’s so comfortable they don’t want to leave, complete with locally-inspired living spaces and fully-stocked kitchens. Think apartments, not hotel rooms, without sacrificing the high-thread-count linens, central location in cities, and access to local eats and hidden gems. Whether unlocking a door from a text message, stocking a hotel fridge from your phone or being empowered to “travel like a local,” our goal is always the same... Be at home when you travel. Galvanize is the premiere dynamic learning community for technology. With campuses located in booming technology sectors throughout the country (including Austin), Galvanize provides a community for education in full-stack software engineering and data science, workspace and networking. To learn more about the coding bootcamp and to learn React, check out http://bit.ly/31O3wSG If you or your company would like to help sponsor this meetup please don't hesitate to message me & we'll put something together. The schedule: 6.00 - 6.15 = A little networking, eating/drinking 6.15 - 7.00 = Presentations 7.00 - 8.00 = Coding Fun & Q/A • What to bring Laptops & Curiosity • Important to know Be Nice! Arrival Take the elevator up to the 2nd floor and sign in at reception. About our Sponsor Galvanize is the premiere dynamic learning community for technology. With campuses located in booming technology sectors throughout the country, Galvanize provides a community for each the following: Education - part-time and full-time training in web development, data science, and data engineering Workspace - whether you’re a freelancer, startup, or established business, we provide beautiful spaces with a community dedicated to supporting your company’s growth Networking - events in the tech industry happen constantly in our campuses, ranging from popular Meetups to multi-day international conferences To learn more about Galvanize, visit galvanize.com.

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(AUSTIN) Learn to Code: JavaScript 101

Galvanize - Austin

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