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Want to learn to code but don’t know where to start? This meetup was created to help people in Detroit 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 Detroit (https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/detroit/), 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 Detroit tech scene, and how to market yourself.

Happy Hours: is there a better way to talk about all things Detroit tech than over drinks and snacks? Come joins at one of our Detroit 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 Detroit 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 Data Science: The Art of Visualizations

TechTown Detroit

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-data-science-the-art-of-visualizations-tickets-61310846392?aff=Meetup *** The beauty behind the data...visualizations. In a data science career, you need more than the ability to process a large amount of data, you need to be able to communicate your findings to the right audience. You need the beauty behind the data...you need visualizations! Visualizations help you understand your data, and most importantly, they help you communicate your data. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll discuss the different visualization packages in Python, and walk through how to implement them while covering some key data science concepts. Suggested Experience Level: Beginner - some prior programming experience is helpful What to Bring: Laptop - this will ensure you get the most out of this workshop Water bottle How to find us: The event will be held at TechTown Detroit located at 440 Burroughs St. Detroit, MI 48202. The entrance is located on Burrough St. between 2nd Ave. and Cass Ave. There are several parking lots next to TechTown as well as free street parking after 6:00 pm. Rooms will be on the first floor and you can ask the front desk for directions. 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 specializes in high-growth tech careers and 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. Can't make it in person? Join one of our webinars: www.thinkful.com/webinars

Intro to JavaScript: Build a Guessing Game

TechTown Detroit

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-javascript-build-a-guessing-game-tickets-61310927635?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: The event will be held at TechTown Detroit located at 440 Burroughs St. Detroit, MI 48202. The entrance is located on Burrough St. between 2nd Ave. and Cass Ave. There are several parking lots next to TechTown as well as free street parking after 6:00 pm. Rooms will be on the first floor and you can ask the front desk for directions. 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 specializes in high-growth tech careers and 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. Can't make it in person? Join one of our webinars: www.thinkful.com/webinars

Getting Started in Data Science

TechTown Detroit

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/getting-started-in-data-science-tickets-61311031947?aff=meetup *** What is a Data Scientist? What is Big Data? Wondering if you're qualified to start a career in this field? We'll cover the emergence of big data and what it means to be a data scientist. We'll walk you through how to get the skills to become a data scientist, and focus on the different jobs that will be open to you once you've mastered the skill set. Suggested Experience Level: Beginner - no previous coding experience needed What to Bring: Come armed with questions, this is your opportunity to find out everything you need to know about beginning your career in tech. How to find us: The event will be held at TechTown Detroit located at 440 Burroughs St. Detroit, MI 48202. The entrance is located on Burrough St. between 2nd Ave. and Cass Ave. There are several parking lots next to TechTown as well as free street parking after 6:00 pm. Rooms will be on the first floor and you can ask the front desk for directions. 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 specializes in high-growth tech careers and 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. Can't make it in person? Join one of our webinars: www.thinkful.com/webinars

Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual Pet

TechTown Detroit

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-javascript-build-a-virtual-pet-tickets-61311129238?aff=Meetup *** Curious about JavaScript? Join us and learn the fundamental concepts of JavaScript while building your own virtual pet! (Think: Tamagotchi) You will learn how to add new features to your pet, including feeding them, and tracking their health and happiness. Check out this example of a virtual pet that was made by an attendee at a previous event: https://cumbersome-vole.glitch.me/ 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: The event will be held at TechTown Detroit located at 440 Burroughs St. Detroit, MI 48202. The entrance is located on Burrough St. between 2nd Ave. and Cass Ave. There are several parking lots next to TechTown as well as free street parking after 6:00 pm. Rooms will be on the first floor and you can ask the front desk for directions. 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 specializes in high-growth tech careers and 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. Can't make it in person? Join one of our webinars: www.thinkful.com/webinars

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