What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in software development and web development. The Tech Academy is a trade school headquartered in Portland, Oregon that delivers online coding bootcamps. We train students in computer programming. Come join us to hear words of wisdom from experienced professionals in the IT field, as well as successes from recent graduates who have broken into the software development industry. Anyone welcome!

Upcoming events (4+)

SQL Query Optimization with Wesley Rolfson

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Join us this Friday, May 27th to learn how to optimize your SQL queries!

Wesley Rolfson started working with data when he was in high school, while working on Steam and Culvert surveys, using the data to explain how nature is responding to human activity. He now works as a data analyst working with Environmental, Health and Safety data.

Wesley's talk will cover optimizing your SQL Queries by looking at the layers of processing. He will also cover how the SQL engine looks at your query so that you can better write queries and ultimately explain your results.

Join us Friday May 27th at 1pm Pacific Time (2pm MT, 3pm CT, 4pm ET) in our Google Meet Room.

Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to optimize your SQL Queries!

Choosing the Best Career Option for You in Software Development- Jeffery Luxmore

Are you struggling with deciding which tech career route is best for you?

Tech Academy graduate, Jeffery Luxmore, will be joining us on Friday June 3rd to give advice on determining which software development route will best fit your style and will ultimately lead you to success and overall job satisfaction.

Jeffery has experience working in all three routes - freelance, working corporate, and he currently successfully runs a start-up. Jeffery is currently working as a senior software developer at YPrime.

Join us at Tech Academy's Portland campus on June 3rd for our first live Tech Talk post COVID19!

If you can't make it in-person, you can join this event through this Google Meet link: https://meet.google.com/vad-wsca-ggn

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12:40pm Doors open
12:45pm Pizza and Refreshments
1:00pm Tech Talk starts
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We do not have any parking spaces, so make sure you don't forget to pay the meter!

Creating Efficient Code with SQL presented by Marquita Hartman

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Marquita Hartman graduated from The Tech Academy in 2019, and has since become a software developer at Computershare, where she mainly works with SQL and other Microsoft data services.

Marquita will be joining us to speak on creating efficient code in SQL, and giving some insight on SQL related skills that potential employers might be looking for.

Her talk will entail:

  • Creating tables and using the appropriate indexes
  • When and Why you should use a View Vs. a Table
  • Tuning techniques for stored procedures
  • How to test the efficiency
  • A brief overview of an Explain Plan

Join us Friday June 10th at 1pm Pacific Time (2pm MT, 3pm CT, 4pm ET) in our Google Meet Room.

Can't make it live? We will be posting the recording to our Tech Talks playlist on our YouTube Channel: bit.ly/TTA-techtalks

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about creating efficient code in SQL!

Transitioning into the Tech Industry with Lewis Meyers

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Join us for our weekly Tech Talk, details TBA!

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