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

Happy Hours: is there better way to talk about all things Atlanta tech than over drinks and snacks? Come joins at one of our Atlanta 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 Atlanta's 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/), or Flexible Data Science Bootcamp (https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/data-science/flexible/?aff=meetup).

Upcoming events (5+)

Intro to Git & Github: Your Coding Safety Net

The Gathering Spot

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-git-github-your-coding-safety-net-tickets-56359748525?aff=meetup *** Ever said something you wish you could take back? Well, Git is your coding time machine. Mistakes in your code are inevitable. Join us to learn how Git allows you to roll back to when our code was still working and avoid making the same mistake twice. It is truly your coding safety net. Suggested Experience Level: Beginner - some coding experience will be helpful What to Bring: Laptop - this will ensure you get the most out of this workshop Water bottle How to find us: The Gathering Spot The event will be held at The Gathering Spot located at 384 Northyards Boulevard Northwest, Building 100, Atlanta, GA 30313. Enter the office park on Northyards Blvd and follow Northyards Blvd until you get to the office park. Free parking is available outside the Gathering Spot. Once you arrive, make sure to check-in at the front desk. If event is sold out, please contact Community Manager: Ivy ([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 Python: Fundamentals

The Gathering Spot

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-python-fundamentals-tickets-56360203887?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 - this will ensure you get the most out of this workshop Water bottle How to find us: The Gathering Spot The event will be held at The Gathering Spot located at 384 Northyards Boulevard Northwest, Building 100, Atlanta, GA 30313. Enter the office park on Northyards Blvd and follow Northyards Blvd until you get to the office park. Free parking is available outside the Gathering Spot. Once you arrive, make sure to check-in at the front desk. If event is sold out, please contact Community Manager: Ivy ([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 Python: Fundamentals

The Gathering Spot

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-python-fundamentals-tickets-56360203887?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 - this will ensure you get the most out of this workshop Water bottle How to find us: The Gathering Spot The event will be held at The Gathering Spot located at 384 Northyards Boulevard Northwest, Building 100, Atlanta, GA 30313. Enter the office park on Northyards Blvd and follow Northyards Blvd until you get to the office park. Free parking is available outside the Gathering Spot. Once you arrive, make sure to check-in at the front desk. If event is sold out, please contact Community Manager: Ivy ([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.

Free Crash Course | Build a Web App with Java

The Gathering Spot

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-crash-course-build-a-web-app-with-javascript-jquery-tickets-58877972601?aff=meetup *** JavaScript is the language of the browser. Every website you've ever used is built with JavaScript, with interaction powered by the popular jQuery library. Learn how to use JavaScript and jQuery and build a simple web app in this workshop. Together we'll learn key jQuery concepts like manipulating the DOM and using event listeners to update our app in real time. Here is an example of a web app that was made by an attendee at one of our previous events: https://unique-heart.glitch.me/ Suggested Experience Level: Intermediate - previous experience with JavaScript a plus What to Bring: Laptop - this will ensure you get the most out of this workshop Water bottle How to find us: The Gathering Spot The event will be held at The Gathering Spot located at 384 Northyards Boulevard Northwest, Building 100, Atlanta, GA 30313. Enter the office park on Northyards Blvd and follow Northyards Blvd until you get to the office park. Free parking is available outside the Gathering Spot. Once you arrive, make sure to check-in at the front desk. If event is sold out, please contact Community Manager: Britney ([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 (343)

Intro to Data Science: Build a Predictive Model

The Gathering Spot

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