What we're about

Want to learn to code but don’t know where to start? This meetup was created to help people in Portland 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 Portland (https://www.thinkful.com/bootcamp/portland/?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 Portland tech scene, and how market yourself.

Happy Hours: is there better way to talk about all things Portland tech than over drinks and snacks? Come joins at one of our Portland 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 Portland'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 (4)

CANCELED | Build Your Own Website with HTML & CSS

***Please RSVP on Eventbrite:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-build-your-own-website-with-html-css-tickets-53111236137?aff=meetup *** Curious about coding? Project-based, hands-on learning is the best way to learn. Join us as we teach you the fundamentals of HTML & CSS while building an interactive website. In this workshop, you'll learn key HTML & CSS concepts as we review some sample code. Then you'll start building your own site with the help of our instructor and TAs. See an example before you come: this webpage was made by an attendee at one of our previous events: https://ludicrous-mailbox.glitch.me/ At the end of the night, you'll have your own site live on the internet to share with your friends and family. No prior coding experience needed, this workshop is perfect for beginners. Be sure to bring a laptop. How to find us: 1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214 Located in SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th between SE Market & Mill. Free Street Parking available on every block. Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location. Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

CANCELED | Intro to Python: Predict the Box Office

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-python-predict-the-box-office-tickets-53111479866?aff=Meetup *** Can box office sales be predicted? We'll show you how using Python, as well as introducing core Data Science concepts and processes. No previous knowledge of Data Science is required, though some programming background is helpful. This is designed to be a fun, introductory workshop for beginners. Be sure to bring your laptop. How to find us: 1355 NW Everett St., Portland, OR 97209 Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm. City Center & Brewery Blocks parking garages & lots available. TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

CANCELED | Thinkful + Free Geek | JavaScript: To ES6 and Beyond

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thinkful-free-geek-javascript-to-es6-and-beyond-tickets-53111734628?aff=Meetup *** What the heck are all these arrows (=>) and dollar signs (`Hello ${name}`) doing in this new JS code I’m seeing? What’s with these objects with no value pairs? JavaScript is constantly improving, and with it comes syntax changes and new operations we may not have seen before. With ES6, we’re able to do more while writing less code and making it cleaner and more concise. Join us as we explore this exciting new syntax, including let/const, template strings, and arrow functions, and work through hands-on challenges together. This is an intermediate level workshop, so familiarity with JavaScript basics is needed. And be sure to bring your laptop! How to find us: 1731 SE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97214 Located in SE Portland near Ladd's Addition on 10th between SE Market & Mill. Free Street Parking available on every block. Buses 4, 10, 14, and 70 all have stops within 2-3 blocks of location. Check in at Front Desk for Event with Free Geek Admin Team.

CANCELED | Data Science Your Vacation

CENTRL West

*** Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/data-science-your-vacation-tickets-53111971336?aff=meetup *** Vacations are fun. Planning them is not. Data Science can help. In this practical workshop, you’ll use hotel reviews to build a predictive model to determine where you should take your next vacation. You’ll be introduced to basic Data Science tools and methods, including an overview of basic machine learning concepts. No previous knowledge of data science is required. Some programming background is helpful but not required. This is designed to be a fun, introductory workshop for beginners. Be sure to bring your laptop. How to find us: 1355 NW Everett St., Portland, OR 97209 Entrance on NW Everett between 13th & 14th. Free Street Parking available after 6pm. City Center & Brewery Blocks parking garages & lots available. TriMet Stops on NW 10th, 11th, 14th, Everett, Glisan, and Couch.

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CANCELED | Getting Started in Data Science

CENTRL West

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