What we're about

Want to learn to code but don’t know where to start? This meetup was created to help people in Los Angeles learn to code and gain new skills in web development and data science. Join us weekdays at 6:30pm for free workshops, info sessions, tech talks, and happy hours focused on building new skills and growing your career. Our events are well-suited for both beginners learning to code as well as intermediate developers or data scientists looking to level-up. We're proud to be sponsored by Thinkful LA (https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/los-angeles/?aff=meetup), the #1 rated coding bootcamp on CourseReport, who contributes a team of experienced mentors and career coaches to help out at events.

Workshops: hands-on, group classes teach everything from full-stack web development to intro concepts in data science. The workshops are taught by Thinkful mentors, each of whom have years of experience teaching people to code.

Tech Talks: led by experts in their field, these are meant to dive deeper into a specific topic. For example, you'll learn about how to build a great portfolio, how to break into the LA tech scene, and how to market yourself.

Happy Hours: is there a better way to talk about all things LA tech than over drinks and snacks? Come joins at one of our LA locations to network, learn, and most importantly have fun.

Info sessions: If you’re interested in learning more about Thinkful’s specific courses, these are the events for you! You’ll learn more about the mentorship program, career services, curriculum, and how job placement works.

For anyone looking to become a web developer or data scientist, check out Thinkful LA’s Flexible Web Development (https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/web-development/flexible/?aff=meetup), Full time Web Development Bootcamp (https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/web-development/full-time/?aff=meetup), or Flexible Data Science Bootcamp (https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/data-science/flexible/?aff=meetup).

Upcoming events (5+)

APIs: CRUD, REST, and Other Buzzwords

Cross Campus

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apis-crud-rest-and-other-buzzwords-tickets-53298958620?aff=Meetup *** Curious about API’s but intimidated by all the jargon? During this workshop, we will demystify these powerful tools and you will even build your first API by the time you leave. This is a fun, intermediate-level class where some programming knowledge will be helpful, and be sure to bring your laptop to get the most out of it. How to find us: 840 Apollo St., Suite 100, El Segundo, CA 90245 Directions & Parking: Take Rosecrans to Apollo St and make a right on Apollo. Make your first right after our building (which is the one under construction) and then another right to enter the parking structure. The parking structure is between Continental Way and Apollo St.- note: it is not the open lot behind Shake Shack, it's a covered structure adjacent to the 840 building. There will be an overhang that says 840/880 Apollo Visitors. Where to park: Please do NOT park in the ""Visitor"" spots on the first floor. You are welcome to park in the following spaces in the structure: 1. In any spot marked ""Cross Campus"" on any floor (including on the roof) 2. In any unmarked space

Arrays, Objects, and Loops, Oh My!

Cross Campus Downtown LA

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arrays-objects-and-loops-oh-my-tickets-53299159220?aff=Meetup *** Truth is, rarely is our data exactly how we want it. This workshop will teach you the powerful features in JavaScript that will help you understand and manipulate your data. A critical skill for any developer. This is a fun, interactive and intermediate level class, so prior JavaScript knowledge will be helpful. And be sure to bring a laptop to get the most out of it. How to find us: 800 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017 The building entrance is on Wilshire Blvd next to 800 Degrees Pizza between Flower and Figueroa. We're located on the 2nd floor. There is free street parking along Wilshire Blvd., 7th St., and Flower St. Paid parking is ($12/hr) at The Standard Hotel (6th/Flower St.) or Athena Parking Hope Garage ($5 - 625 W 8th St. LA, CA 90017). Public transportation: 7th Street Metro Center (Expo, Blue, Red, and Purple lines)

Intro to Data Science: Build a Predictive Model

Cross Campus

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-python-build-a-predictive-model-tickets-53299309670?aff=meetup *** If you're curious about Data Science, then Python is the language to learn. In this interactive workshop, you'll learn the fundamentals of Python by building a predictive model from scratch, training the model and running predictions against it. We'll cover everything you need to know to start learning the language, as well as introducing core Data Science concepts and processes. No previous Data Science knowledge is required, though some programming background is a plus. This is designed to be a fun, introductory workshop for beginners. Be sure to bring your laptop, to ensure you get the most out of this workshop. How to find us: 929 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401 The building entrance is on 10th Street at the corner of Colorado Ave. Free street parking is available after 6pm on numbered streets (9th, 10th, 11th). Public transportation: Downtown Santa Monica Expo Line (1 min walk).

Intro to JavaScript: Build a Guessing Game

Cross Campus

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-javascript-build-a-guessing-game-tickets-53299434042?aff=Meetup *** Looking for a fun way to start learning how to code? Join us as we teach you how to build a simple guessing game while learning the fundamentals of JavaScript, the most popular programming language. With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to the game, including keeping track of how many guesses you've had and starting a new game from scratch. See an example before you come: this guessing game was made by an attendee at one of the last events! To get the most out of it, be sure to bring your laptop. How to find us: 840 Apollo St., Suite 100, El Segundo, CA 90245 Directions & Parking: Take Rosecrans to Apollo St and make a right on Apollo. Make your first right after our building (which is the one under construction) and then another right to enter the parking structure. The parking structure is between Continental Way and Apollo St.- note: it is not the open lot behind Shake Shack, it's a covered structure adjacent to the 840 building. There will be an overhang that says 840/880 Apollo Visitors. Where to park: Please do NOT park in the ""Visitor"" spots on the first floor. You are welcome to park in the following spaces in the structure: 1. In any spot marked ""Cross Campus"" on any floor (including on the roof) 2. In any unmarked space

Past events (244)

Intro to Python: Fundamentals

Cross Campus

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