What we're about

LevelUp is a monthly meetup aimed at providing better opportunities and guidance to those who wish to embark on a career in tech. Although we’ll primarily focus on working with people who’d like to get in to software or web development, we’ll also be able to offer support with other areas like Web Design, Testing, etc.

Our aim is to meet up once a month to discuss the best ways to break in to the industry, overcome challenges, and bring together like-minded people who love technology but aren’t quite sure how to secure their first role.

Not only will we offer guidance and help with starting a career in tech, but we’ll regularly have speakers from local companies (big and small) who will pop in to talk about what they do, what they look for in a graduate/junior, and also discuss the latest trends in the world of tech.

In addition, you’ll also get the chance to beef up your portfolio and improve your skills – once every 3 months, we’ll organise our very own mini-hack where you’ll work alone or with other people in the LevelUp community to put your skills to the test, work on fun projects, and win prizes that’ll help you get the best start to your career.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a first year student, just about to graduate, or you’re not even a student. If you’re looking for a career in tech, we’ll help you on your way and you’ll hopefully make some new friends as well!

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"Portfolios & GitHub...what do?!" - Coding & Development Workshop

We're back once again for another edition of LevelUp! Notts. Exciting!!! After an amazing first event, it's time for us to start really looking in to code, what kind of tools you should really be learning, and most importantly, how to create an amazing portfolio that will let potential employers look at all of your awesome projects. Who needs a CV?! If you're a career changer and only have a very basic grasp of coding, don't worry - we'll be covering the basics first, and building up from there. By the end of the session, we're hoping you'll walk away with all the information you need (as well as a boat load of resources) to build your very first live portfolio, as well as a fully functioning GitHub account to post all of your work and allow employers to see your progress as a developer. If you already have a good understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, we'll also be running a section on the more advanced elements so that you can really build something in style to show how awesome you are. Whether you're focusing on Software Development or Web Development, this event will be super useful, and all you need to do is bring a laptop, get comfortable, and enjoy the evening with your LevelUp crew. We will, obviously, be providing loads of pizza, cakes, and refreshments to keep you all going, and I'm super excited to see what we can create together. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @LevelUpNotts for more updates. See you all soon!

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