• 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

  • Thinkful Webinar | The Future of Natural Language Processing

    *** Please RSVP on Eventbrite to receive webinar links: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-webinar-the-future-of-natural-language-processing-tickets-63438554424?aff=Meetupevent *** Back in 2012, the Harvard Business Review called Data Science “the sexiest job of the 21st Century.” Six years later, the job has only gotten sexier. And while interest from job seekers is growing, Indeed research shows job postings are growing even faster. Within the greater field of Data Science, Natural Language Processing (NLP) is being adopted at an accelerated rate into the workflow of many companies. NLP is responsible for enhancing critical aspects of customer service, chatbots, reputation monitoring, sentiment analysis, ad placement, and market intelligence — making future employees with this skillset a valuable commodity. Join us as Lauren Washington dives into the present and future of NLP, exploring how we can use our computational tools to enhance communication between humans and organizations across all business markets. We will be explaining some foundational concepts within the NLP space, how companies like Google and Facebook use it, and why it’s a useful skill for aspiring data scientists. We’ll also introduce some resources to help you get started with Natural Language Processing. About the Speaker: Lauren Washington Is a Technical Expert and Mentor at Thinkful. She’s also the Lead Data Scientist and Machine Learning Engineer for smartQED in the Bay Area, where she specializes in Natural Language Processing, where she’s responsible for predicting when IT systems are going to fail (and how to avoid that failure). Previously, Lauren worked in analytics and Data Science roles at Google, Nielsen, and the National Opinion Research Center. Lauren has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Spelman College, GA, and a Master’s in Applied Data Science from Columbia University. How to join us: Once you register on Eventbrite, you will receive an email from LiveStorm with the links to the live webinar. If you do not receive your link, please email [masked]

  • What is a Data Scientist?

    TechTown Detroit

    *** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-is-a-data-scientist-tickets-62857906691?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 Python: Fundamentals

    TechTown Detroit

    *** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-python-fundamentals-tickets-62858005988?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, functions, and go over basic data science concepts. Suggested Experience Level: Beginner - no prior programming experience is needed What to Bring: Laptop 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 HTML/CSS: Build Your Own Website

    TechTown Detroit

    ***Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-htmlcss-build-your-own-website-tickets-62858127351?aff=meetup *** Curious about coding, but don’t know where to begin? This workshop is the perfect place to start. Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while building an interactive website. In this workshop, you'll learn the key concepts of HTML & CSS, which are the basic “building blocks” of all websites. You'll start building your own site with the help of our instructor and TAs, and you’ll leave with your own site live on the internet to share with your friends and family. Take a look at a live website created by a previous attendee here! https://ludicrous-mailbox.glitch.me/ Suggested Experience Level: Beginner - no previous coding experience needed What to Bring: Laptop 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 Data Science: Predictive Modeling

    TechTown Detroit

    *** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-data-science-predictive-modeling-tickets-62858252726?aff=Meetup *** If you’re curious about the field of Data Science, you’ve probably heard the terms “predictive modeling” or "machine learning." In this interactive workshop, we’ll discuss the emerging field of Data Science, fundamental concepts in predictive modeling, and work together to implement those in a Python environment. Suggested Experience Level: Intermediate - no previous coding knowledge is required, though some experience with data is a plus What to Bring: Laptop 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

  • Free Crash Course | JavaScript Fundamentals

    TechTown Detroit

    *** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-crash-course-javascript-fundamentals-tickets-62858402173?aff=Meetup *** Ever wonder how websites work? How does clicking on this make that happen? Join us and learn how to make a functioning website using the most popular programming language, JavaScript. JavaScript is the language of the browser, 95% of all websites you’ve ever visited were built with JavaScript. In this interactive workshop, we'll cover everything you need to know to begin your JavaScript journey, including different data types, variables, and functions. Suggested Experience Level: Beginner - no previous coding experience needed What to Bring: Laptop 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 Data Science: Plan Your Vacation

    TechTown Detroit

    *** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-data-science-plan-your-vacation-tickets-62858601770?aff=meetup *** Vacations are fun. Planning them is not. Data Science can help. In this practical workshop, you’ll use hotel reviews to build a predictive model to determine where you should take your next vacation. You’ll be introduced to basic Data Science tools and methods, including an overview of basic machine learning concepts. Suggested Experience Level: Intermediate - some programming background is helpful What to Bring: Laptop 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-62858666965?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 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