• Women in Code

    Motor Trend Group

    An Event Celebrating Women Software Engineers Sponsored by the great people at Motor Trend! LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE: https://womenincode.eventbrite.com FREE EVENT! Join the Women’s Voices in Tech community for this special holiday event featuring: - Networking - Tech talks on Web Accessibility, SwiftUI and DevOps from with some incredible women coders - Panel Discussion - Career Opportunities Gifts for Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles This holiday season, let’s help kids at Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles by donating TOYS! You can’t imagine the difference your gift can make to a hospitalized child and their families. We ask all attendees to bring a new and unwrapped toy valued at $10.00 or more. LEARN MORE & RSVP HERE: https://womenincode.eventbrite.com SEE YOU THERE!

  • Learn to Program with Python - Session 2

    Cowork South Bay

    This session is a continuation of our 2 part Python training. Attendees will dig deeper into coding Python, an increasingly popular and powerful programming language. Python is a great beginner language that is quick to learn and extremely versatile. It can be used to build software, analyze data, and build great-looking websites. During this session, you will learn more about how to harness the power of this essential programming language: TOPICS INCLUDE: - Applications of Python in data analysis and data visualization, and the types of problems it can solve. - How to write your own Python code that will be able to iterate over data sets. - Discuss and run code for two practical examples: 1) Using Python to retrieve the content of a web page and summarize it automatically 2) Using Python to retrieve a data set, analyze it and visualize it with different types of graphs PREREQUISITES & PREPARATION Install Visual Studio Code - https://code.visualstudio.com/download Be sure to install the correct vision for your operating system. Note: We'll be using the latest version of Python in this workshop. Arrive early if you need help installing Python and getting set up. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR Grig Gheorghiu has 25+ years industry experience. He has worked as a Software Engineer, test engineer, research lab manager, system/network/security/cloud architect and consultant. For the past 15 years Grig has been building and leading technical operations and engineering teams.

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  • Learn to Program with Python - Session 1

    Cowork South Bay

    In this session, you will be introduced to Python, an increasingly popular and powerful programming language. Python is a great beginner language that is quick to learn and extremely versatile. It can be used to build software, analyze data, and build great-looking websites. This is a beginner friendly workshop and is perfect for someone with little to no programming experience. During our Python-focused introductory workshop, you’ll learn to harness the power of this essential programming language: TOPICS INCLUDE: - The fundamentals of Python programming, techniques and tools. - The history of Python and how it compares to other programming languages. - Python's applications in data analysis and the types of problems it can solve. - How to think like a programmer and become comfortable with Python’s syntax. - How to write code to solve every-day real-life problems. Example: use Python to solve a math puzzle for middle school PREREQUISITES & PREPARATION Install Visual Studio Code - https://code.visualstudio.com/download Be sure to install the correct vision for your operating system. Note: We'll be using the latest version of Python in this workshop. Arrive early if you need help installing Python and getting set up. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR Grig Gheorghiu has 25+ years industry experience. He has worked as a Software Engineer, test engineer, research lab manager, system/network/security/cloud architect and consultant. For the past 15 years Grig has been building and leading technical operations and engineering teams.

  • Introduction to Docker & Containerization

    Cowork South Bay

    Docker is gaining popularity and its usage is spreading like wildfire. The reason for Docker’s growing popularity is the extent to which it can be used in an IT organization. Very few tools out there have the functionality to find itself useful to both developers and as well as system administrators. Docker is one such tool that truly lives up to its promise of Build, Ship and Run. In this session Bob Reselman, Independent Developer, Industry Analyst, Technical Educator will give attendees a conceptual & practical exposure to Docker – A state of the art containerization technology. Topics that will be covered: • What is Virtualization? • What is Containerization • Advantages of Containerization over Virtualization • Introduction to Docker • Benefits of Docker • Virtualization vs Containerization • Docker Installation • Dockerfile, Docker Image & Docker Container • What is Docker Hub? • Docker Architecture • Docker Compose And more if time allows Docker is a software containerization platform, meaning you can build your application, package them along with their dependencies into a container and then these containers can be easily shipped to run on other machines. ABOUT THE PRESENTER Bob Reselman (@reselbob) is a nationally-known trainer, software developer, system architect, technical educator and technical writer. Bob has written four books on computer programming and dozens of articles about topics related to software development technologies and techniques, particularly those applicable to distributed computing and Kubernetes. He writes monthly columns for DevOps.com and TechTarget. Bob previously held the position of Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Simpson College.

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  • Intro to Kintone - Easily Automate Workflows & Create Custom Apps

    Kintone is a cloud platform for teams with a visual application builder that enables organizations to effectively manage their data and workflows for better collaboration. Kintone excels in three major areas: Creating web databases (called Apps) through an easy-to-use drag and drop interface, developing workflows for those databases with conditions and processes through the GUI, and communication. Anyone within a work group can communicate through Kintone and create threads to talk about current projects, tasks, etc. On the frontend, you can add JavaScript, CSS, and/or HTML to enhance the UI/UX of an App. This can include features such as maps, buttons, and color coding. On the backend, you can integrate Kintone with services and devices to utilize Kintone data anywhere. (Example, integrate with a Google Home to have the smart speaker read you your tasks) In this workshop, attendees will be shown how Kintone works and how to do customizations using JavaScript and the Kintone API. This workshop is for developers that are acquainted with JavaScript and love databases. Kintone would love to have you at the event and show you all the unique and exciting things that can be done with the Kintone platform. They will also be offering free swag and a $25 Amazon gift card raffle for filling out a quick survey. IMPORTANT In order for the session to go smoothly, we recommend obtaining a free Kintone developer license in advance so we can dive right into the handson portion: https://developer.kintone.io/hc/en-us/articles/220582587 ABOUT THE PRESENTER Nim Grinvald is a technical evangelist at Kintone who has been coding in JavaScript for 3 years. Just as important, he has a killer hummus recipe and can make his own natto (Japanese fermented soybeans). Feel free to visit our developer website before the event to get acquainted with the Kintone API: https://developer.kintone.io/hc/en-us Connect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kintoneusa/

  • Women in Tech Career Building and Networking Night

    LA Stadium Premiere Center

    Join us at the stunning SoFi Stadium Premiere Center in Playa Vista for an unforgettable night of career building, networking with fellow women with careers in technology and connecting with over a dozen companies looking for your talent. This is a FREE event. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2ky7AX4 Plus, get a sneak peak of the amazing new stadium, and how it will transform our city! Update your Linkedin profile, grab your resume, business cards, and come out meet very cool LA companies searching for great tech talent, just like you. Positions that are available include: - UX Designers/Developers - Software Engineers - Project Managers - Data Analysts - Data Scientists And More! RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2ky7AX4 Is Your Company Looking For Tech Talent? Are you a corporate, SME or startup looking to hire from within the amazing Women’s Voices in Tech community? Participating as a sponsor at this event will give you the opportunity to connect with hundreds of experienced women Software Engineers, Web Developers, UX Designers, Mobile Developers, DevOps Engineers and more! To learn how you can become a sponsor, contact us @ [masked] RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2ky7AX4

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  • Optimizing React Applications for Performance

    Cowork South Bay

    React is fast. Like, hella fast. The core team spends lots of time and money making sure that React only makes the changes to the DOM that actually need to be made based on changes in state. However, as developers, we need to be aware that the code we write and the way we write it may have huge impacts on the performance of our applications. We can't just expect the framework to be able to figure everything out. Learn practical ways to speed up your real world React applications immediately! In this workshop, instructor and Senior Software Engineer at PlutoTV, Tony Guerrero will discuss and demonstrate common bottlenecks in React and how you might be making your program work harder than it should. We’ll dive into React’s own performance mechanisms and how they work. Tony will cover the React.PureComponents class, implementing immutable data structures, use of constant and inline elements, Gzip or Brotli compression and the React Developer Tools extension for Chrome, which will aid you in analyzing your app’s performance. More will be covered if time allows. This session will also feature a hands-on lab. Attendees will improve un-performant code examples by applying best practices and observing the effects caused by these changes. This workshop is for developers curious to learn how to make high performance React applications. You may or may not have already used React, but to get most out of the talk, you should be familiar with the basics of JavaScript. ABOUT THE PRESENTER Tony enjoys designing and developing complex data driven applications of all levels. His expertise includes the vast influx of JavaScript libraries.

  • Moving to a Microservices Based Architecture

    Cowork South Bay

    Microservices are becoming a popular approach to designing and implementing distributes system at web scale. They're intended to allow companies to release quality software at breakneck speeds in a predictable manner. Yet, while popular, implementing a microservice architecture is not easy. Making microservices work in your organization requires not only adopting new technologies to make implementation less costly but also changing the way developers, operations personnel and test practitioners approach system design. During this 90 minute presentation, software developer and industry analyst Bob Reselman will cover the basics of designing and implementing a microservice architecture at scale. Topics covered will be: - Understanding the basic concepts of a microservices architecture - Knowing when and when not to implement a microservices architecture - Understanding the two basic models of microservice architecture design - The importance of taking an "SLA First" approach to microservice implementation - Orchestrating a microservice architecture using Kubernetes - Managing microservice behavior using a service mesh ABOUT THE PRESENTER Bob Reselman (@reselbob) is a nationally-known trainer, software developer, system architect, technical educator and technical writer. Bob has written four books on computer programming and dozens of articles about topics related to software development technologies and techniques, particularly those applicable to distributed computing and Kubernetes. He writes monthly columns for DevOps.com and TechTarget. Bob previously held the position of Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Simpson College.

  • Building for the IoT

    Cowork South Bay

    Building for the IoT - Ask Me Anything (AMA) with Director of Software Engineering at iconMobile Group, Chris Colinsky Internet of Things (IoT) is a network infrastructure that connects physical objects and software applications wirelessly, allowing them to communicate with each other and exchange data via network communications, cloud computing, and data capture. By 2020, the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to connect 50 billion smart objects to the network. Applications and their enablement play a critical role in harnessing this connectivity growth and the data generated from these objects. Through these applications, data collected can foster breakthroughs in decision making, operational efficiencies, safety, and security and have an effect on nearly every aspect of the customer experience. In this workshop, Chris Colinsky, Managing Director, Software Engineering at IconMobile Group will discuss IOT and the fundamental changes that are taking place at a product level; namely how things are becoming smart and connected. In addition, you will learn about the different opportunities in the IOT industry and Chris will also talk out his years of experience in consumer IoT device-based experiences and autonomous vehicles! This Ask Me Anything session is an informal gathering for Q&A. Bring your questions for in-depth conversation with Chris. ABOUT THE PRESENTER Chris Colinsky is an experienced software engineering executive with core experience in cloud native solutions, iOT, data engineering and applied machine learning. He is heavily interested and skilled in recommender systems, the algorithms and math behind how they work and how to apply these techniques for personalized experiences. Chris has over 10+ years leading Fortune 50 clients, managing $10MM+ budgets and delivering industry leading production solutions with a cross-functional team. Chris has extensive experience in consumer IoT device based experiences and autonomous vehicles.