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

Happy Hours: is there a better way to talk about all things Tampa tech than over drinks and snacks? Come joins at one of our Tampa 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 Tampa 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+)

Getting Started in Data Science

Tampa Bay Wave

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/getting-started-in-data-science-tickets-58145775580?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: Tampa Bay Wave The event will be held at Tampa Bay Wave located at 500 E Kennedy Blvd #300, Tampa, FL 33602. When driving down Kennedy Blvd, Tampa Bay Wave will be on the right-hand side just before Marion St. There are street parking options in front of the building as well as around the corner. If event is sold out, please contact Community Manager: Stephanie ([masked]) Sponsored by Thinkful: This workshop is proudly sponsored by Thinkful, the #1 rated coding boot camp on CourseReport. Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. Thinkful 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.

Intro to HTML/CSS: Build Your Own Website

Tampa Bay Wave

***Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-htmlcss-build-your-own-website-tickets-58146089519?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 - this will ensure you get the most out of this workshop Water bottle How to find us: Tampa Bay Wave The event will be held at Tampa Bay Wave located at 500 E Kennedy Blvd #300, Tampa, FL 33602. When driving down Kennedy Blvd, Tampa Bay Wave will be on the right-hand side just before Marion St. There are street parking options in front of the building as well as around the corner. If event is sold out, please contact Community Manager: Stephanie ([masked]) Sponsored by Thinkful: This workshop is proudly sponsored by Thinkful, the #1 rated coding boot camp on CourseReport. Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. Thinkful 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.

Intro to Data Science: Build a Predictive Model

Tampa Bay Wave

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-data-science-build-a-predictive-model-tickets-59613015133?aff=Meetup *** If you're curious about Data Science, then Python is the language to learn. In this interactive workshop, you'll learn the fundamentals of Python by building a predictive model from scratch, training the model and running predictions against it. We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, as well as introduce core Data Science concepts and processes. Suggested Experience Level: Intermediate - no previous coding knowledge is required, though some experience with data is a plus What to Bring: Laptop - this will ensure you get the most out of this workshop Water bottle How to find us: Tampa Bay Wave The event will be held at Tampa Bay Wave located at 500 E Kennedy Blvd #300, Tampa, FL 33602. When driving down Kennedy Blvd, Tampa Bay Wave will be on the right-hand side just before Marion St. There are street parking options in front of the building as well as around the corner. If event is sold out, please contact Community Manager: Stephanie ([masked]) Sponsored by Thinkful: This workshop is proudly sponsored by Thinkful, the #1 rated coding boot camp on CourseReport. Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. Thinkful 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.

Intro to Data Science: The Art of Visualizations

Tampa Bay Wave

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-data-science-the-art-of-visualizations-tickets-59613474507?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: Tampa Bay Wave The event will be held at Tampa Bay Wave located at 500 E Kennedy Blvd #300, Tampa, FL 33602. When driving down Kennedy Blvd, Tampa Bay Wave will be on the right-hand side just before Marion St. There are street parking options in front of the building as well as around the corner. If event is sold out, please contact Community Manager: Stephanie ([masked]) Sponsored by Thinkful: This workshop is proudly sponsored by Thinkful, the #1 rated coding boot camp on CourseReport. Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. Thinkful 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.

Past events (57)

Intro to Python: Fundamentals

Tampa Bay Wave

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