Note: This Meetup event is only for people underrepresented in tech. This includes: trans, non-binary, and women technologists.
Participants will get to submit pull requests to beginner friendly projects. There will also be mentors to help with pair programming!
Free dinner will be provided, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
Big thanks to our hosting company Postman! Postman is an API Development Environment used by over 6 million developers and 100,000 companies to access 130 million APIs every month.
6:30-7:00 - Dinner and meet & greet
7:00-7:10 - Intro and project remarks
7:10-7:30 - Bias in Algorithms by Eva Sasson
7:30-9:00 - Break off into groups (by project) and work. We'll be featuring the same projects from our last events so that people can gain more experience with those projects!
Eva Sasson runs product marketing at Sentry.io, an open source & SaaS startup for error monitoring and crash reporting. Sasson has an MSc in Business Analytics and Management Science from University College London, where she explored building data science models in Python and dove into a handful of subjects from bias in machine learning to prediction models. Sasson’s passion is to support women and underrepresented communities in tech, in addition to transitioning to a zero waste lifestyle and keeping lots of things in jars.
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Tech Stack: Ruby on Rails, React, Postgres, HTML, SCSS
Mentors: Julia Nguyen (http://julianguyen.org) and Camille Villa (https://twitter.com/effusivelynerdy)
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Tech Stack: MeteorJS, HTML, SCSS, jQuery, Blaze
Mentor: Linda Peng (https://twitter.com/lpnotes)
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Mentor: Juliana Castro (juliacastrov)