Past Meetup

Learn to Code. Change the World. Inspirational Micro-Talks for Code Enthusiasts

This Meetup is past

69 people went

Indianapolis Central Library

40 E Saint Clair St · Indianapolis

How to find us

Clowes Auditorium and Riley Meeting Room, 2nd Floor

Location image of event venue


Learn to Code. Change the World.
Inspirational Micro-Talks for Code Enthusiasts

All skill levels welcome. Join us for an afternoon of networking and micro-talks presented by everyday superheroes using code and technology to create positive change in your community.
Local tech professionals will offer advice on how you can learn to code,
how to use coding and technology skills to unlock rewarding careers, and how coding is creating positive change for your community and the
world. Networking opportunities with local tech and education organizations will be offered in the Riley Room during the event.

Featured Micro-talks include....

1:45-2:45 - BLOCK A Speakers

• Coding with ElevenFifty Academy
Carol Gilliam, Eleven Fifty Academy
• How Learning to Code Changed My Life
Gwendolyn Faraday, Software Developer, freeCodeCampIndy & Fusion

2:45-3:45 - BLOCK B Speakers

• How Working with Developers Changed My Life
Anna Saraceno, Product Designer, Trello at Atlassian
• The rapidly evolving world of Tech and Coding Careers in central Indiana
Michael Martz, School of Information Technology, Ivy Tech Community
• Using Code to Create Positive Change in the World
Joshua Driver, Co-Founder & Founder, & Open for Service

3:45-4:45 - BLOCK C Speakers

• Learning to Code...with an Apprenticeship
David Gregg, Associate Instructor, Kenzie Academy
• Getting Started in Data Science
Zach Cardwell, Springbuk

Community Partners and interactive coding activities will be available in the networking room with Code Cafe, Eleven Fifty Academy, Ivy Tech Community College, Kenzie Academy, Mimir,, Women & Hi Tech, Women in Tech.

Visit the "Chat with a Tech Professional" booth in the networking room to meet local tech professionals and learn more about their career paths and advice for those getting started.
1:30 - 2:00 - Wyatt Arent - Software Engineer (Web)
2:00 - 2:30 - Jason C. - Software/DevOps Engineer
2:30 - 3:00 - DevOps Day Indianapolis Organizer
3:00 - 3:30 - Garrett Honeycutt - Principal Consultant / Systems Engineering
3:30 - 4:30 - Joe Kaufeld - Sr. Software Developer

You can also explore the Adult Summer Reading Program to discover even more Everyday Superheroes!

Made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Presented in Partnership with Eleven Fifty Academy, freeCodeCampIndy, Fusion Alliance, Ivy Tech Community College, Kenzie Academy, Pride IN Tech,, Springbuk, Trello at Atlassian

• Important to know
Parking is available in the library's garage at a cost of $1/hour. The garage entrance is located on Pennsylvania Street, just south of 9th Street. Street parking is available around the library on 9th Street, Saint Clair Street, Pennsylvania Street and Meridian Street. Street parking is free on Sundays.