Next Meetup

Getting Start in Tech
*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/getting-start-in-tech-tickets-51377241713?aff=Meetup *** Every year, Glassdoor releases its top 25 highest paying jobs. This year, almost half of them are in the tech field; if you're thinking about getting into tech, now is the right time. We'll cover the different ways you can break into tech and outline the pros and cons of all the options within the local tech community. Then we'll dive into the technical career opportunities that are available locally - from jobs you've heard of like front end developer, to jobs that are new to the area, like developer evangelist. How to find us: 3100 Clarendon Blvd #200, Arlington, VA 22201 Entrance is across the street from Clarendon Central Park and next to Pamplona Street parking is available after 6: 00pm and Clarendon Station connects to building.

MakeOffices at Clarendon

3100 North Clarendon Boulevard · Arlington

Upcoming Meetups

Past Meetups (205)

What we're about

Want to learn to code but don’t know where to start? This meetup was created to help people in Washington DC learn to code and gain new skills in web development and data science. Join us weekdays at 6:30pm 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 DC (https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/washington-dc/?aff=meetup), a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education. Thinkful offers programs in web development and data science, with in-person communities in up-and-coming tech hubs around the U.S. To join the Thinkful network visit thinkful.com.

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 DC tech scene, and how market yourself.

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

Members (3,372)

Photos (84)