What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in software development and web development. The Tech Academy is a code school located in downtown Portland. 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. Join us for snacks and a good time.

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Intro to JavaScript: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy

We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn." At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas. The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to JavaScript. JavaScript is universally recognized as a foundational language. It is present in every platform imaginable: like browsers, mobile, and desktop applications. This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development. In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply. Please Note: ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours. ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees. ---Attendees must be 18 years or older to attend this class.

Intro to HTML & CSS: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy

We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn." At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas. The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Web design with HTML & CSS. These languages are used to develop the structure and styling of every website. This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development. In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply. Please Note: ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours. ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees. ---You must be at least 18 years of age to attend this class.

Tech Talk: College Grad to Data Science

The Tech Academy

Join us on Friday, September 20th for a Tech Talk with speaker Christopher Thompson - Machine Learning Integration Engineer at Manceps, Inc. Christopher will be talking about how he went from having no computer science or programming background to getting a job in the field of data science. He will be speaking a little about his background, techniques and resources he used to get here, as well as what his day to day looks like. 12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments 1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts To ensure we have enough food and refreshments, please RSVP for this event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Intro to Programming: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy

We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn." At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas. The Tech Academy is offering a free course on Introduction to Programming using SmallBasic. SmallBasic is a Microsoft language that gives users exposure to many of the fundamental skills used in more complex coding languages. This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development. In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of these popular technologies - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply. Please Note: ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. If you don't have a laptop, no worries, you will be able to use one of ours. ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees. ---Attendees must be 18 years or older to attend this class.

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