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Blacks United in Leading Technology - San Diego is the official, chartered chapter for San Diego, California of the dynamic, growing, vibrant Blacks United in Leading Technology International non-profit corporation (https://builtinternational.org/).

Our Chapters are operated under the BUILT Forward brand, and there is no charge to attend. Our dues-paying members, in BUILT International, receive extra benefits - mentors, training scholarships, free job postings, speaking & leadership opportunities, and more.

We educate people and seek to increase the representation of Black women and men in technology. It’s proven, enterprises that embrace diversity yield the most innovative solutions. We’re talking about the whole gamut from developers, scientists, digital media specialists, engineers, web masters, technicians, QA folks, social media strategists, cyber-security analysts, online marketing experts, UI/UX artists, recruiters, bloggers, operations staff, project managers – and many, many more technology professionals, students and educators.

We operate in a united fashion with the hundreds of other nonprofits, corporate resource groups, and diversity professionals with whom we share a common mission. Our BUILT Alliance.

We include all races and ethnicities. Non-technologist supporters are welcome in our community. The doors are wide open for those folks who are simply just passionate about all things technical.

Our events are held in-person and virtually, with a winning mix of top tech presentations, entrepreneurial series, more tech presentations, networking events, social justice messaging, collaborations with other aligned groups, career advancement seminars, more tech presentations, and Member’s Only, Reserved and Private Events.

Join us. Share our knowledge. Provide your viewpoints. Let’s explore together how technology is changing the world. Let’s effect Tech Equity, and help ensure technology is inclusive for all.

Upcoming events (4+)

Preparing For Your (Next) Role in Tech: The Essentials

Network event

Online event

Many are entering the new year with big plans and goals - some of which may include landing that next job or joining that company you've always wanted to work for.

Well, the BUiLT Twin Cities Chapter would like to invite you to kick off your 2022 with us at our next meeting where we will hear about all the critical things to know in the hunt for your next role!

We have a seasoned Tech recruiter, Reggie Wooten, who will cover everything from resume tips to interview prep.

Come prepared to hear first-hand, real world best practices and to ask questions about the process.

Free - Learn Python by Coding Practical Examples

Network event

Online event

From the BUiLT LA Chapter, co-hosted and delivered by Palo Alto Networks Black Employee Resource Group, Ujima.

About BUiLT
Blacks United In Leading Technology (BUiLT) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the experience of Black Tech Professionals. We are working to build a strong community of members and allies to establish a new standard for the tech industry. Learn more about us and how you can become a member at builtinternational.org.

Also, you can follow us on social media to be notified of future events like this.
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Our presenter is Doug Purcell, Technical Writer, Palo Alto Networks.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-purcell/

Learn Python by Coding Practical Examples is a fast paced course that will whet your appetite with python by quickly teaching you the fundamentals, and then building on that foundation by getting you to write practical scripts that manipulates your operating system.

Absolutely no coding experience is required! There will be volunteers available to assist you with debugging issues you may run into. The only thing you’ll need is a computer with python3+ installed, or, an online IDE that you can use such as replit.

This is a virtual course taught using Zoom. After the fundamentals of python is delivered, you’ll be put into breakout rooms so that you can learn-by-doing and collaborate with other attendees in building your scripts.

Python is touted for its simplicity; it has a clean and intuitive syntax that mimics that of English, and it has a comprehensive standard library which drastically simplifies the process of scripting.

Suggestions for continued learning will be provided after the training so that you can continue your path in python if motivated—the source code will also be made available so that you can tinker, test, and extend it.

Here’s an overview of the training material (2 hours):

● How to quickly and easily get python3 setup on your computer.
● A quick tutorial that explains the nuts-and-bolts of the python language.
● Learn how to quickly write python scripts that interact with your operating system. I.e, determine how many pdfs are in your Desktop.
● Additional resources for continued learning will be provided.

Subject
Announcements/speeches 10 minutes
Intro and getting python installed 5 minutes
Python variables and numbers 5 minutes
Control flow and iteration 5 minutes
Functions and lists 10 minutes
BREAK 5 minutes
Practice in break out rooms 15 minutes
Python Script #1 20 minutes
Python Script #2 20 minutes
Python Script #3 20 minutes

BUiLT Open Conversations

Online event

The event is timed for BUiLT Chapters in PDT/PST time zones.

Welcome and get to know your Blacks United in Leading Technology International organization, members and team!

We have chapters internationally, and this monthly event reoccurs to let you know about BUiLT, what we offer and how BUiLT meets your needs.

Let's also have open conversations about today's events and on what's important to you.

Learn how to get involved and grow in your career with BUiLT. Get tips on how you can get in tech. And if you are well down the road and are launching your business, learn how to attract co-founders, investors and how to propel your enterprise for success.

We believe in Tech Equity - equality in working in tech, and equality in owning tech.

Join us for our monthly update.

BUiLT Open Conversations

Online event

The event is timed for BUiLT Chapters in PDT/PST time zones.

Welcome and get to know your Blacks United in Leading Technology International organization, members and team!

We have chapters internationally, and this monthly event reoccurs to let you know about BUiLT, what we offer and how BUiLT meets your needs.

Let's also have open conversations about today's events and on what's important to you.

Learn how to get involved and grow in your career with BUiLT. Get tips on how you can get in tech. And if you are well down the road and are launching your business, learn how to attract co-founders, investors and how to propel your enterprise for success.

We believe in Tech Equity - equality in working in tech, and equality in owning tech.

Join us for our monthly update.

Past events (98)

BUiLT 2021 Allyship Awards (virtual)

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