Tech Events this Week - 4/30

Each week for my students, I create a newsletter that lists the tech events going on in DC that I've heard about. I thought it would be really cool to expand that to a bigger community and crowdsource it for other people to contribute.

I am going to put some comments below with different areas, feel free to reply with your events on those comments. If you have an event that isn't in one of those areas, feel free to first write a comment with the area, then another one threaded onto it with your event!

This week, I posted on a Monday, but in the future, I will be posting on Fridays so that people have time to put things on their calendars!

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Sometimes I do wish I lived in a major city in the US. Development seems a lot more community based over there!

I live in New York City, the most romanticized city in the world, but after work I mostly go home and watch 20-year-old Simpsons episodes.

WordPress DC: Happiness Bar

  • Wednesday, May 2nd, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
  • Atown (Arlington)
  • This is a "Happiness Bar," where you can a) ask questions and get answers about all things WordPress; b) volunteer to answer questions about a specific topic in WP that you have experience in; c) all of the above.

Code for DC: Project Night

  • Tuesday, May 1st, 6:30 - 9:00 PM
  • AAAS
  • Join us at the American Association for the Advancement of Science to contribute to a project, start your own, or just hang out with some civic-minded folks. Everyone is welcome regardless of their tech knowledge. Laptops are recommended, but not required.

NoVa React

  • Tusday, May 1st, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
  • Viget
  • Building themeable design systems with styled components - Dan Tello, Building a blog using Gatsby.js - Ali Spittel (me!), Alternative ways of doing forms in React - Maggie Ladlow, Coming to Android from a React background & how Android has influenced my JS apps - Nate Hunzaker
  • Panel Discussion

Women Who Code: Python Beginners' Night

  • Wednesday, May 2nd
  • 6:30 - 8:30 PM
  • Fiscal Note
  • We're a group of women who want to learn and develop our Python scripting skills. Some of us are professional developers and data scientists, others are hobbyists, and some are just beginning. The study group is intended for everyone who wishes to learn more about the Python programming language. Folks of all skill levels are welcome!

Joy of Programming

  • Wednesday, May 2nd
  • 7:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Optoro
  • Grant Nelson - AdTech 101, Xiaoyun Yang - Isomorphic Web App

Tools for Making Machine Learning more Reactive

  • Thursday, May 3, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Intent Media 9th Floor - 315 Hudson Street
  • Speaker: Jeff Smith, Author of Reactive Machine Learning Systems for @ManningBooks Building an #AI at @IPsoft
  • Broad overview of how various machine learning components are being built using a variety of different tools.

🌳 Elm NYC May Meeting 🌷

  • Thursday, May 3, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Gust HQ β€” 44 West 28th Street, 7th Floor
  • Mingling, eating, introductions
  • Open Mic (show off the cool stuff you're building)
  • A guided workshop for beginners -- start building a small Elm app right away!
  • Everyone else: split off, chat and hack
  • Afterwards, continued chat over drinks at Flatiron Hall

FOOD/BEER+ πŸ•΅ Inside the Mind of a Database Hacker, by the VP of Oracle Database

  • Tuesday, May 1, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • 99 Madison Ave
  • Penny Avril, VP of Oracle Database Server Technologies
  • Mark Fallon, Lead Security Architect, Oracle Database
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DevOpsDays Austin

  • May 3-4, 2018 (8AM-5:30PM)
  • Texas Memorial Stadium
  • The format is pretty different than most events. I'd recommend reading this (scroll to the bottom for a numbered list)

charmCityJs: May 2018 Meetup

  • Wednesday, May 2nd, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Oath - Baltimore
  • I (Ali) will be talking about Augmented Reality in JavaScript, Joel Lord is talking about JWTs
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I have the awesome job of teaching people how to code at General Assembly. Before that, I was a software engineer working on data science web apps. I love Python, JavaScript, and talking about code.
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