• Mobile Code-A-Thon - By Women Who Code DC and The Capital One Mobile Team

    Note: Registration for this event is done through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mobile-code-a-thon-tickets-60465327422 Description Have a great app idea? Want to to learn how to build it? Women Who Code DC is holding an introductory workshop for building mobile applications on Android and iOS. The goal is to build a basic weather application using native development tools and integrate with a public API. We'll even provide food and refreshments so you don't go hungry! Attendees do not need to have any mobile experience, but should be comfortable with general developer tools, such as an IDE orworking from the command line. Familiarity with a programming language and concepts is preferred. If you already have some mobile experience, feel free to join us at 6:30 for the intermediate course. Our events are geared towards women, but we welcome everyone who supports our mission of inspiring women to excel in technology careers and follows our code of conduct. Our Instructors: Hosted by the engineering team that built the award-winning Capital One mobile apps, you will learn best-practices and tips from seasoned engineers. Pre-requisites: Everyone: - Must be 18 years of age or older - Valid government ID (for registration and building access) - Laptop, charger, mobile phone, and any necessary device cables Android: - Android Studio 3.3.2 installed iOS: - Xcode 10.2 installed - Create Apple Developer account (register for free at https://developer.apple.com) Agenda: 4:00 - 5:30: Introductory course 5:30 - 6:30: Break, with food and refreshments 6:30 - 8:30: Intermediate course 8:30 - 9:00: Advanced topic discussion, Q&A, networking, wrap up Event cost: Free, but donations accepted at womenwhocode.com/donate and all proceeds will benefit Women Who Code DC. Metro and parking: - Mclean station (Silver Line) short walk away - Onsite parking Code of Conduct: WWCode is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. We are committed to our mission statement and equally committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste or creed. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled permanently, at the discretion of the event organizers, which in most cases are members of the WWCode leadership team.

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  • [DC] Google I/O 2019 Extended + Writing Accessible Go with Julia Ferraioli

    Join us to watch the Google I/O 2019 opening keynote from the Google DC offices! And not just that, this year we're adding some *bonus content*: Julia Ferraioli, a Google Developer Advocate, will share with us some tips and tricks about how to write accessible Go. This is an official I/O Extended event (https://events.google.com/io/extended) where the local DC community gathers to watch and discuss together this year's I/O announcements. I/O Extended events help developers from around the world take part in the I/O experience. Agenda * 12:30pm: Registration. * 1pm - 3pm: Google I/O 2019 opening keynote. * 3pm - 4pm: Writing Accessible Go, by Google’s Developer Advocate, Julia Ferraioli. * 4pm - 5pm: Networking. Food will not be provided, only drinks and light snacks will be available. There're lunch options in the area though, including food trucks across the street from the venue. *Please make sure you RSVP if you plan on attending. Space is limited.*

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  • DC Micro Tech Talks: Small groups discuss big ideas in tech!

    Please join us at Capital One's Tyson's Corner campus for a night of the latest and greatest ideas in tech. Break up into one of our six discussion groups and rotate through three rounds of small talks, giving you both an intimate understanding, and large scope of different hot-button topics in today's tech! Choose your own adventure (and tech topics) through an amazing night of guided tech talks! 6pm-6:30pm: Guest arrival and sign in 6:30pm-6:55pm: Micro Tech Talk Round #1 *Quick break* 7pm - 725pm: Micro Tech Talk Round #2 *Quick break* 7:30pm-8pm- Micro Tech Talk Round #3 8pm-8:30pm - Closing reception and final remarks Meet Our Discussion Leaders: Bianca J. Jackson, MBA, PMP® Discussion Topic: ‘Creative Storytelling in VR/AR’ LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/biancajjackson Bianca Jackson is social entrepreneur, storyteller speaker, and award-winning project manager with 14+ years of experience managing IT infrastructure, web, mobile, video, and VR/AR projects for Fortune 500 companies such as National Geographic, UnitedHealth Group, Marriott, and USA Today. During her tenure as project manager for USA Today’s Emerging Tech Tech, the team built the Pulitzer Prize-winning experience - The Wall VR. Bianca speaks at national conferences such as SXSW, Wonder Women Tech, and Tech Inclusion NY. She was selected as a SH//FT diversity scholar for the Oculus Connect 4 virtual reality conference. In her spare time, Bianca is building social enterprise called BrickRose Exchange, www.BrickRoseExchange.org, an event venue based in Baltimore, MD designed for social entrepreneurs, community organizers, and purpose-driven professionals to attend and host meetings, trainings, discussions, and forums. Matthew Cousens, Software at IBM Discussion: ‘Data Encryption is Underrated’ Matthew Cousens has worked as a software tester at IBM Corporation for the past sixteen years and has worked in every major phase of the software testing lifecycle and has experienced first-hand the transition from waterfall to agile techniques. He is currently a Developer Advocate, IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE - US/East He has presented numerous sessions on IBM products across the US in this capacity. In his current role as a Developer Advocate, Matt is responsible for speaking about the business value of the mainframe and the technology that enables that value. Uday Kumar, Product @ Capital One, Google Developer Expert in Product Strategy Discussion : 'Principles for Designing Human-Centered AI Systems' LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/udaykumardc Uday Kumar leads the delivery of card authorization products at Capital One and has over 20 years of industry experience leading software product teams. He has led both consumer and platform product teams, and has worked for F500, non-profit, and startup organizations. He has an engineering and business background, and started his career as a software engineer. He has high interest in leveraging the transformative power of AI towards enhancing customer experience and outcomes. Anil Kommaraju, Strategic Technology Leader @ Capital One Discussion: Serverless Architecture with a special emphasis on GoLang LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anil-kommaraju/ Has been with Capital One Financial for the past 8 years and been part of key strategic initiatives such as Commissioning the Capital One Enterprise API Gateway, and migrating very high volume applications such as Enterprise Payments from Corporate Data Center to AWS. Currently I am leading Capital One Small Business Card Acquisitions systems that are responsible for Capturing and Processing Small Business Credit Card Application. Jared Alexander, Mobile Team Lead @ Capital One Discussion: Machine Learning for Everyone - You don't need a deep background in AI / ML to use these features in your product. This talk will dive into how best to accomplish this. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaredalexander/

  • DCAndroid Presents: Sunitha Burri - Let’s Bring Cool Motions into Android Apps!

    Title: Let’s bring cool motions into Android Apps Description: One of the ways to improve user engagement in apps is through providing cool and awesome animations. Though Android framework includes different ways of adding animations to apps, implementing complex animations has always been a challenge. Last year at Google IO, MotionLayout was introduced which makes implementation of animations and transitions easy and simple. In this talk, through couple of examples you will learn: - How to use MotionLayout’s features - How to use Keyframes and Keycycles to implement complicated animations - How to integrate MotionLayout into your existing apps By the end of the talk you will be avid to use MotionLayout to make your apps stand out with awesome animations! About the presenter: Sunitha is a passionate Android developer working at Verizon Media, who has keen interest in UI development. She likes to work with product and design closely to provide valuable thoughts in coming up with best experience for users. When she is not coding, she loves to build metal 3d models. Agenda: 6:00-6:30 pm - Check-In & Networking (with Food/Drinks) 630 pm - Sunitha Burri: Let’s bring cool motions into Android Apps 7:15 pm - Q & A 8:00 pm - Networking and Wrap-up Parking: There is free parking at the original Capital One Headquarters building (1680 building, as they have not opened parking to the new building yet, which is where the Meetup is). Park there, then walk towards the largest Capital One building (1600 building). Take the first floor elevator to the 7th floor and walk around the floor until you see Maplewood Hall on the right hand side. No need to sign in.

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  • AI / ML Meetup Series 2019 - GDE Noble Ackerson - AR and Spatial Computing

    Details AI and Machine Learning Enthusiasts! Your GDG-DC organizer team is so excited to continue the AI / ML meetup series into 2019! This year we will attempt to have one of these a month and add additional events and insights. Event Details 2019: 1. January 28th: Human-centered AI systems - Speakers: Uday Kumar, Principal @ Metashore, Advisor @ Oland Technologies; 2. 3/25 - GDE Noble Ackerson - AR and Spatial Computing 3. TBD - More to come! Title: The "R" in AR means data and Augmented Images makes it happen Description: Today there are lots of case studies for Spatial Computing (Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality etc) in education and entertainment. Unfortunately, the newly released ARCore features like Augmented Images still lack tutorials and practical examples. In this interactive session, Noble Ackerson, a seasoned Technical Product Lead and GDE, shares insights with examples through a fun "choose your own adventure" technical talk (Bandersnatch-style), on how to build marker-based AR with Augmented Images to create experiences to transform data from the world into practical utility for your users. Agenda: 5:30-6:30 pm - Check-In & Networking (with Food/Drinks) 630 pm - Noble Ackerson 7:15 pm - Q & A 8:00 pm - Networking and Wrap-up Parking: There is free parking at the original Capital One Headquarters building (1680 building, as they have not opened parking to the new building yet, which is where the meetup is). Park there, then walk towards the largest Capital One building (1600 building). Take the first floor elevator to the 7th floor and walk around the floor until you see Maplewood Hall on the right hand side. No need to sign in. Metro Transportation: Take the Silver line to the McLean Station, exit and walk towards the largest Capital One building. Take the first floor elevator to the 7th floor and walk around the floor until you see Maplewood Hall on the right hand side. No need to sign in.

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  • Build a Voice User Interface for Google Assistant (Session + Code Lab)

    Date: Wed, Mar 20, 2019 Location: 1010 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20005 Metro: McPherson Square (Orange, Silver, Blue) Agenda: 6:00 PM Registration + Networking 6:30 - Google Assistant Session 7:15 PM - Code Labs Session Description: Learn about the latest dynamic in technology -- Voice User Interface (VUI). Learn how Google Assistant works and how you can build for Google Assistant. Bring your laptop to get hands on experience building your first round of conversation! Speaker Bio: Jessica Dene Earley-Cha is a Developer Advocate for Google Assistant. She loves to connect with developers and explore VUI (voice user interface) to add another dimension to how user interact with technology. Jessica is a full stack developer who enjoys sharing knowledge and support others. You’ll find her either spending time with her dog, collecting strawberry knick knack or coding one of her many personal projects Space + Snack Sponsored By: GSP ( https://www.gspfa.com/ )

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  • Title: Data Safety 101: Protect Your Android App From the Unexpected

    Description: Almost all meaningful apps retrieve data from some sort of API. The shape of the data that this API returns is out of the client’s control. At Upside Business Travel, our data is constantly changing form. These changes require client updates to stay up-to-date with the latest data models we receive from our APIs. How do we ensure that previous versions of our app don’t break when the data model changes? Will missing expected pieces of information break our app? How can we be confident that custom views always receive the data they expect, no matter where they are being used in the app? In this talk, Mike will explore how we use the benefits of Kotlin, data mapping, and ViewModels on our Android team to protect our app against both expected and unexpected data model changes. Mike's Bio: As a Senior Android Engineer at Upside Business Travel, I work on a Kotlin-only Android application with a team of engineers dedicated to making business travel as effortless as possible. I live in Arlington, VA, just outside the nation’s capital, but I try to stay as far away from politics as possible. You can catch me on the soccer field when I’m not learning about null-safety in Kotlin! Agenda: 6:00-6:30 pm - Check-In & Networking (with Food/Drinks) 630 pm - Mike Ferraco: Data Safety 101 - Protect Your App From the Unexpected 7:15 pm - Q & A 8:00 pm - Networking and Wrap-up Parking: There is free parking at the original Capital One Headquarters building (1680 building, as they have not opened parking to the new building yet, which is where the meetup is). Park there, then walk towards the largest Capital One building (1600 building). Take the first floor elevator to the 7th floor and walk around the floor until you see Maplewood Hall on the right hand side. No need to sign in.

  • AI / ML Meetup Series 2019 - GDE Uday Kumar - Human-centered AI systems

    Details AI and Machine Learning Enthusiasts! Your GDG-DC organizer team is so excited to continue the AI / ML meetup series into 2019! This year we will attempt to have one of these a month and add additional events and insights. Event Details 2019: 1. January 28th: Human-centered AI systems - Speakers: Uday Kumar, Principal @ Metashore, Advisor @ Oland Technologies; 2. TBD - More to come! Next Event: January 28th Speaker: Uday Kumar, Principal @ Metashore, Advisor @ Oland Technologies; Title: Human-centered AI systems Description: With the rapid advances in AI/ML and their potential to transform user experience/outcomes are starting to catch everybody's imagination. Entrepreneurs and organizations are developing and applying ML models to use cases in a variety of sectors. When designed right, AI systems and products are socially beneficial, avoid creating/reinforcing unfair bias, and are accountable to people. By building AI systems with users in mind from the ground up, we open up entire new areas of design and interaction. This talk will outline principles and strategies for designing human-centered, “responsible” AI systems and products. Agenda: 5:30-6:30 pm - Check-In & Networking (with Food/Drinks) 630 pm - Uday Kumar: Human-centered AI systems 7:15 pm - Q & A 8:00 pm - Networking and Wrap-up Parking: There is free parking at the original Capital One Headquarters building (1680 building, as they have not opened parking to the new building yet, which is where the meetup is). Park there, then walk towards the largest Capital One building (1600 building). Take the first floor elevator to the 7th floor and walk around the floor until you see Maplewood Hall on the right hand side. No need to sign in. Metro Transportation: Take the Silver line to the McLean Station, exit and walk towards the largest Capital One building. Take the first floor elevator to the 7th floor and walk around the floor until you see Maplewood Hall on the right hand side. No need to sign in.

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  • 2018 - Holiday Happy Hour - 2 of 2 -Eaton Hotel DC - Rooftop

    Let's celebrate all the activities we did in 2018 and looking forward to 2019! We are hosting two parties one in 1. In Tysons Corner, VA on Monday 17th 5 PM Earl's Tysons Corner 7902 Tysons One Place , Tysons Corner VA 2. In Washington DC on Tuesday 18th 6 PM Eaton Hotel DC - Rooftop 1201 K Street NW Washington, DC 20005 Stop by and have a drinks on us with giveaways to distribute!

  • 2018 - Holiday Happy Hour - 1 of 2 - Earl's At Tysons Corner

    Let's celebrate all the activities we did in 2018 and looking forward to 2019! We are hosting two parties one in 1. In Tysons Corner, VA on Monday 17th 5 PM Earl's Tysons Corner 7902 Tysons One Place , Tysons Corner VA 2.In Washington DC on Tuesday 18th 6 PM Eaton Hotel DC 1201 K Street NW Washington, DC 20005 Stop by and have a drinks on us with giveaways to distribute!

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