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Nashville Women Programmers, Semimonthly Meeting

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Welcome to Nashville Women Programmers! We host meetings on the second and fourth Monday each month. Come to code, learn, teach, meet like-minded people, and have fun!


This Monday’s Topic
Algorithms 101 (Part II)*: Searching and Sorting

Topic Overview
We search for things and sort collections all the time - in life and in code. Algorithms can help us do these operations more efficiently, and algorithm analysis can help us describe exactly how efficient we make our code!

*Please join us even if you weren’t able to attend Part I!

Sophie Rapoport graduated from MIT with a major in math, currently works in education, and is growing her skills in web development.

Skill Level (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)

Topics Ahead
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Eventbrite Nashville
Cummins Station
209 Tenth Avenue South
Suite 204
Nashville, TN 37217

(Note: Google Maps might show this address as "Bar Car," "Crowned Heads," or "Robyn Gilliam Hair Design," but it's the right address.)

See more details in the Parking section below.

How To Find Us
The Eventbrite Nashville office is located at 209 Tenth Avenue South, Suite 204, in Cummins Station. Use the South Lobby entrance by the Cinco de Mayo restaurant. The Eventbrite office is straight ahead. Enter the double doors and we will greet you at the front desk, sign you in via iPad, and show you where to go from there.

Meeting Agenda
5:30-6:30 – Arrive, socialize, hack, eat
6:30-7:30 – Lecture
7:30-8:00 – Wrap-up

Every second and fourth Monday, 5:30pm-8:00pm. For the most updated meeting information, check this Meetup group.

This group is hosted by women programmers with the goal to build a welcoming environment to learn and to grow diversity in the programming field.

We have three main goals:
1. Connect women programmers and supporters so that we can have friends with whom to attend other programming events in town.
2. Facilitate discovery and learning of new tech subjects from a speaker who has spent time studying, compiling, and translating information so a beginner to that topic can understand.
3. Provide an encouraging space where people can gain speaking experience, and hopefully go on to speak at local user groups, conferences, etc… thus increasing minority visibility and inspiring other underrepresented people in tech.

We embrace the Lambda Jam Conference Diversity Policy ( and welcome people of any gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, size, nationality, sexual orientation, ability level, neurotype, religion, elder status, family structure, culture, subculture, political opinion, identity, and self-identification.

What to Bring
- A laptop, tablet, smartphone, or pen/paper if you would like. None of these are required though.
- Questions on any tech topics or careers in tech.
- Any guests who are also interested in learning to code and/or increasing diverse participation in tech.
- Our meeting overlaps with dinner. Feel free to bring a packed meal or pick up something on the way there.

What to Expect
- Free to attend.
- Free internet.
- Our group has adopted the Hacker School Social Rules ( We seek to provide an environment of encouragement, openness, and support so all who attend can feel comfortable, welcome, and free to ask questions and grow.

(Listed starting with cheapest options)

Bike Parking
Free bike parking is available in front of Cummins Station. Don't forget your bike lock and reflectors for riding home at night!

Less Than $1 or Free Street Parking
A few parallel parking spaces are available along the front of Cummins Station that go free at 6pm. A few of these spots are reserved for valet in the evenings, so if you see a valet sign, park elsewhere.

There are also parallel parking spaces that go free at 6pm on the nearby streets of Clark Place and Lea Avenue.

If you arrive earlier than 6pm, put in just enough exact change to cover you until the spots go free.

Paid Lot Parking - Further, But Less Expensive
The Frist parking lot is also available across the street from Cummins Station.

Non-Visitor Rates: $1.50 first 1/2 hour; $6 first hour; $3 each additional hour; $24 daily max; special events as posted.

Note that this parking lot is closer to the north side of Cummins Station and Eventbrite is on the south side. If the weather is nasty outside, feel free to walk to the south side of the building within Cummins Station.

More info on The First parking lot:

Paid Lot Parking - Closer, But More Expensive
Two paid parking lots are available across from Cummins Station. Last time we inquired, the rates after 5pm were $6/hour, with a maximum evening cost of $12.
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Parking Hack - Price Varies
If you park in the Flying Saucer lot, go into Flying Saucer after the meeting and purchase something (a beer, etc), they'll validate your parking.

You can also park in the Cummins Station, get food at one of the Cummins Station restaurants (like Cinco de Mayo), and get some amount of validation off your parking ticket.

Not totally free, but an option nonetheless.


If you have any more questions, feel free to contact us, your organizers, via Meetup. We look forward to seeing you!