What we're about

Want to learn to code but don’t know where to start? This meetup was created to help people in Phoenix 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 Phoenix (http://thinkful.com/bootcamp/phoenix?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 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 PDX tech scene, and how market yourself.

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

Upcoming events (5+)

Thinkful Webinar | Intro to JavaScript: Build a Virtual Pet

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-webinar-intro-to-javascript-build-a-virtual-pet-tickets-55412980717?aff=Meetup *** Curious about JavaScript? Join us and learn the fundamental concepts of JavaScript while building your own virtual pet! (Think: Tamagotchi) You will learn how to add new features to your pet, including feeding them and tracking their health and happiness. Check out this example of a virtual pet that was made by an attendee at a previous event: https://cumbersome-vole.glitch.me/ Suggested Experience Level: Beginner - no previous coding experience needed Once you register on Eventbrite, you will receive a confirmation email with the webinar link.

Thinkful Webinar | Free Frontend Crash Course: JavaScript Fundamentals

***Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-webinar-free-frontend-crash-course-javascript-fundamentals-tickets-55413213413?aff=Meetup *** Learn the fundamentals of programming as you get introduced to JavaScript, the most popular language on the job market. Join this workshop and start your journey towards becoming a developer. We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, including different data types, variables, and functions. We'll finish the workshop with a roadmap you can follow to continue learning JavaScript after the meetup. ***Once you register on Eventbrite, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to the webinar.***

Intro to Data Science: Predict the Box Office

The Department

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-data-science-predict-the-box-office-tickets-54560680464?aff=meetup *** Can box office sales be predicted? We'll show you how it can be by using Python, as well as introducing core data science concepts and processes. In this practical workshop, you'll use a dataset to build a predictive model to help you predict box office sales. Suggested Experience Level: Beginner - no previous knowledge of Data Science is required, though some programming background is helpful What to Bring: Laptop - this will ensure you get the most out of this workshop Water bottle How to find us: The Department The event will be held at The Department located at 1 N 1st St., #600, Phoenix, AZ 85004. The entrance is located along N 1st St., next to the Cartel Coffee Lab. Metered parking is available for one-hour time slots on 1st St. in front of the building. Metered parking for 2-hour time slots is available on Adams St. just north of the building. The Regency Garage located at 40 N 2nd Street can be accessed off 2nd St., North of Washington with a $12.00 daily flat rate. Washington/Central and 3rd St/Washington Light Rail stations are just a block away. 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.

Web Development vs Data Science

Industrious Scottsdale Fashion Square

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/web-development-vs-data-science-tickets-55769270389?aff=Meetup *** Data Science and Web Development aren't just buzzwords, they are currently two of the hottest and most in-demand professions. Wondering which one best suits you? Join us as we break down the specifics of each, and help you determine which one is your ideal next career choice. We'll start by going over the differences between the two careers. Then we'll walk you through how to get the skills to be successful in each, and discuss the different jobs that will be available to you once you've acquired those skills. 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've ever wanted to know about Data Science and Web Development and how to get your new career off the ground. How to find us: Industrious Scottsdale - Fashion Square Industrious is located inside Fashion Square (the mall) on the first level, right next to the Apple store. Free parking is available in lots and garages under and around the mall. 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.

Past events (161)

Intro to Python: Fundamentals

Industrious Scottsdale Fashion Square

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