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June 2018 Events & Opportunities!

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Some links courtesy of GirlDevelopIt NYC

This is the first edition of our summer newsletter series! Each month during the summer we will release a list of local events and opportunities you can participate in. Check out June’s list below!

[OPPORTUNITY] Facebook Grace Hopper Scholarship

Applications open on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 5:00pm PST.

Facebook is committed to advancing women in technology, and we are very excited to announce the 2018 Facebook Grace Hopper Women in Computing Scholarship!

This fall we’ll join thousands of remarkable women in technology in Houston, Texas from September 26-28, 2018 for our eleventh year at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. This unique scholarship program will be awarded to 50 women excelling in Computer Science. Each recipient will have the opportunity not only to attend the Celebration, but to spend valuable days before the conference with Facebook engineers learning, collaborating, and preparing for the conference.

We look forward to celebrating with you in Houston!

Completed applications are due by Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 12:00am PST. (Applications may be saved and edited up until application deadline)

Link: https://www.facebook.com/careers/program/gracehopper2018

[FREE] 500 Women Scientists’ Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Sat, June 2, 2018, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ Caveat

87% of Wikipedia editors are men. So it’s no surprise most of the scientists on Wikipedia are pale, stale, and male. 500 Women Scientists is working to change that — transforming the idea of what a scientist looks like, online and IRL. Join them at Caveat to learn more about the contributions of trailblazing women scientists while editing the Wikipedia pages they deserve. no experience Wikipedia or web editing needed!

Bring your laptop and your sense of righteous indignation

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/500-women-scientists-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-tickets-44743622379?aff=ehomecard

[$10] June 2018 NY Tech Meetup and Afterparty

_Tuesday, June 5, 2018 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM @ SVA Theatre - 333 West 23rd Street_

Join us for NYC’s most famous and longest running monthly tech event! You’ll see a fantastic lineup of New York tech companies presenting live demos of their products, followed by an afterparty (sponsored this month by Civic Hall) where you can network with the community and meet our demoers and sponsors.

This month we are partnering with Civic Hall to showcase some of NYC’s best civic and social good focused tech!

RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/ny-tech/events/249977014/

[FREE] Summery Rosé for Female Freelancers & Founders

_Tue, June 5, 2018 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT_

Join the Sharehive founders for a drink and networking evening for female freelancers and founders looking to grow their professional network and make new friends over Rosé! It will be an intimate evening where you will get the opportunity to connect fellow brilliant women at a private roof-top terrace with the New York skyline as a backdrop.

A detailed address for the venue will be shared one day before the event.

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summery-rose-for-female-freelancers-founders-tickets-46424488896?aff=ebdssbdestsearch



LinkedIn NYC invites you to our very popular WomenConnect event series. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from engineers across the company on both the latest technical projects we’re working on as well as what it means to be a woman in tech at LinkedIn. The goal of WomenConnect is for women who work in the tech industry to come together to network, build meaningful relationships and exchange professional best practices

Please Note: RSVP close on Monday June 4th, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT

RSVP here: https://womenconnectnewyork.splashthat.com/

Next Gen Summit

_June 8-10 New York, NY_

Next Gen was created with the idea that young people have the power to change the world. We’re not talking about 10 or 20 years from now, but today. We’re on a mission to find those innovators who dare to believe they can make a difference.

Whether you’ve already founded a company or are planning to turn an idea into reality, Next Gen Summit is your home. Over the course of the weekend, you will be challenged to dig deep and identify the best version of yourself, surrounded by hundreds of your fellow leaders from around the world. We hope to see you in 2018.

Apply here: https://www.ngsummit.com/apply

[FREE] Family Astronomy Night

_Fri, June 8, 2018 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM EDT_

The universe is expanding—fast! The reason for this puzzling behavior is dark energy, a mysterious phenomenon that causes all stars and galaxies to run away from one another at an amazing pace. Hear from astrophysicist Viviana Acquaviva and discover what makes the universe accelerate and what will happen to it after billions of years.

Stargazing on the flight deck will follow the presentation (weather permitting).

Family Astronomy Night will be primarily standing room only because of reduced seating capacity. Registration does not guarantee a seat.

  • 7:00pm: Doors open
  • 7:30pm: Presentation
  • 8:15pm–10:00pm: Stargazing and pop-up planetarium shows

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-astronomy-night-tickets-44855360591?aff=es2

[FREE] Art-A-Hack

June 9th - July 7th @ ThoughtWorks

Art-A-Hack presents Special Edition 2018, a themed creative collaboration between groups of artists/engineers, designers/makers, scientists/dreamers etc. This special edition will take place at ThoughtWorks NY over four Saturdays from June 9th - July 7th, with a final prototype presentation at CUNY City Tech’s theater in downtown Brooklyn on July 13th. Participation is FREE. We provide space, equipment, facilitation and advice, as well as a stellar showcase opportunity.

Complete info on the program and application here: https://artahack.io/summer-2018/call/

Coder Career Series: Cracking The Coding Interview

_Wednesday, June 13, 2018 6:45 PM to 9:45 PM @ Byte Academy - 295 Madison Ave Fl 35_

Byte Academy (http://www.byteacademy.co/) is thrilled to host a Coder Career Series every other Wednesday with the Problem Solving Practice for Coders group. Byte instructor Kenso Trabing will lead most of the event.

The events will help attendees brush up on programming on-the-job or land that perfect job. Regulars range from people who recently learned how to code, to developers at the New York area’s top technology companies.

Cracking the Coding Interview (5th or 6th edition) by Gayle Laakmann McDowell will be followed. Although the event will break individuals into groups to discuss the topics of choice, we’ll focus on a different chapter in each session. Coders of all different skills and languages are welcome.

There will be a Meet and Greet and problem solving starts at 7:00 pm.

Register: https://www.meetup.com/Byte-Academy-Finance-and-Technology-community/events/249362200/

[FREE] Your First Software Engineering Job From Women Who Code NYC

_Wednesday, June 13, 2018 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM @ Venmo - 159 West 25th Street, 9th floor_

We are excited to be hosting a series of Lightning Talks on “Your First Software Engineering Job”. Several women will share their stories.


6:30-7:00 – Food and mingle 7:00-7:15 – Intros from WWC & Venmo 7:15-8:30 – Lightning Talks 8:30-9:00 – Network & Farewell’s

Register here: https://www.meetup.com/WomenWhoCodeNYC/events/250564618/

[FREE] [NYC] JavaScript Mini Bootcamp: Fundamentals I

_Sun, June 17, 2018 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT @ Hack Reactor - 369 Lexington Avenue, 11th Floor_

At this workshop you will solidify your understanding of basic JavaScript, building up to the point that you are comfortable problem solving by writing simple functions with conditionals and for loops.

This is a highly interactive course that uses exercises and projects to drive home these JavaScript Fundamentals. You will finish this course with in-depth knowledge of some of the most important aspects of the language.

Note: Attending this workshop and the follow-up Fundamentals II workshop meets the prerequisite requirement for Hack Reactor’s Structured Study Program

Topics covered:

  • Functions, Conditionals and Loops

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nyc-javascript-mini-bootcamp-fundamentals-i-tickets-45904267901

[FREE] Tech Jobs Tour New York City | Career Fair & Speed Mentoring with Megan Smith

_Tue, June 19, 2018 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Stage 48_

America has over 500,000 open tech jobs – and over 60% of all new coders, engineers and data scientists are emerging from bootcamps and industry-current vocational schools. We are connecting the current and next generation of technical talent to companies who need their skills to grow and thrive in today’s economy. The #TechJobsTour will stop in over 50 U.S. cities in 2017 with one simple goal: help innovative companies hire America’s talent.

Learn more: techjobstour.com


  • 5:00 PM Doors Open
  • 5:00 - 9:00 PM Tech Career Fair
  • 5:30 PM Speed Mentoring I
  • 6:00 PM Welcome by Tech Jobs Tour Team
  • 6:20 PM Guest Speakers
  • 6:30 - 7:00 PM Speed Mentoring II (Lesbians Who Tech)
  • 6:45 PM Keynote Speaker
  • 7:00 PM Ask & Offer with Special Guests
  • 7:15 PM Coding Bootcamp Showcase
  • 8:15 - 8:45 PM Speed Mentoring III
  • 9:00 PM Doors Close

Details and registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-jobs-tour-new-york-city-career-fair-speed-mentoring-with-megan-smith-3rd-cto-united-states-and-tickets-44573731230

[FREE] Ethereum Solidity Blockchain Course

_Tue, June 19, 2018 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT @ Rise New York_

Chainhaus, NYC’s premiere blockchain training company, presents a developer workshop on Solidity! Check out our other events http://chainhaus.eventbrite.com for early access to event tickets not announced yet

We’ll spend 3 hours digging into Solidity and building some dapps. Developers will walk away with a strong grasp of Solidity and some of the development frameworks associated with it. This is perfect for beginners. You will learn TONS.

Given the HUGE demand for this class, we ask that you only attend if you are ok with working on your laptop from your…errr…lap (no desks).

An email will be sent prior to course date on how to prepare your laptop for the prerequisite binaries. No installation support will be available during the class so please make sure your laptop has everything.

Class will start promptly at 6PM.

Visit us at http://chainhaus.com

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-ethereum-solidity-blockchain-course-tickets-45819554521?aff=ehomecard

[FREE] Raspberry Jam at Mouse

_Wed, June 20, 2018 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ 55 Broad Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10004_

Raspberry Jams are community events for people to come together to learn about digital making with Raspberry Pi. Jam events come in all shapes and sizes: workshops for beginners, drop-in sessions to work on your own projects, show-and-tell, talks, and more. A Jam is a meeting of all kinds of people: some will be new to physical computing, and some will have plenty of experience that they are happy to share. Jams are welcoming events where you’ll meet and learn from like-minded people in a friendly environment.

This Raspberry Jam is scheduled to coincide with the Picademy at Liberty Science Center, however everyone is welcome!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/raspberry-jam-at-mouse-june-20-2018-tickets-44411673511?aff=ehomecard

[FREE] Learn to Code Workshop: JavaScript 101

_Wed, June 20, 2018 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT @ Hack Reactor_

Write JavaScript code while learning key JavaScript concepts in an interactive and friendly learning environment. Beginners welcome!

This class will kick you off on your journey of learning JavaScript and enable you to join a class of like-minded individuals.

Topics covered:

  • What JavaScript is used for and how it plays an important role in today’s ever-evolving technology ecosystem

  • How JavaScript works with web browsers to create interactivity on your favorite websites

  • Fundamental JavaScript concepts like syntax, variables, types, statements, expressions and functions

Who this workshop is for:

This workshop is for learners with little to no JavaScript experience (complete beginners).

What to bring:

Students will need to bring their own laptops! Windows, Mac or Linux will do it!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nyc-learn-to-code-workshop-javascript-101-tickets-45904542723

[FREE] AI & Machine Learning in the Real World: A Panel Discussion

_Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM @ The Theater Center - 210 W 50th St, 4th Floor_

Artificial Intelligence is one of the hottest tech topics of the summer, so we’ve invited a panel of experts to share everything we need to know about how AI and Machine Learning will affect our lives and businesses in the not-so-distant future!

Join Tech in Motion and our panel of speakers on Wednesday, June 20th to discuss the latest advancements and implications of Artificial Intelligence. Panel discussion topics will include:

A general understanding and intro to AI & Machine Learning Insights on what problems are worth solving with AI & Machine Learning Insights on ethics of AI in the workplace (and bias) Insights on the future of AI and Machine Learning And much more!

  • • 6:30 to 7:00pm – Event begins, networking, cocktails & hors d’oeuvres
  • • 7:15 to 8:00pm – Panel Discussion
  • • 8:00 to 8:15pm – Audience Q&A
  • • 8:15 to 8:30 - Event Wraps Up
  • • After party to be announced during the panel

Seating Details (2 Options):

• Reserved Seating: Interested in reserving a seat(s) up front? -> Register through Eventbrite to reserve your guaranteed seat + 1 complimentary drink ticket! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ai-machine-learning-in-the-real-world-a-panel-discussion-tickets-46335914969

• First-come, first-serve seating: RSVP via Meetup.com to ensure entry into the event. Theatre seating will be first-come first-serve.

[FREE] Google I/O Extended Bronx 2018 is at Lehman College

_Sat, June 23, 2018 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT @ Lehman College_

Make sure not to miss Google I/O Extended 2018 where we will announce everything we are doing to promote software technologies and collaboration in the Bronx. #io18extended

AGENDA: We have a series of activities scheduled. There will be Streaming of the Google I/O Event , Recap of what we saw and heard, Hands on Code Labs, Networking, Food, Fun, Swag on a Saturday.

To see the Google I/O schedule we are using to build our agenda on go here https://events.google.com/io/schedule

Google Recruitment Form: https://goo.gl/aFG7Qc

To attend this event you must RSVP at: https://www.meetup.com/GDG-Bronx/events/248749750/

Google Recruiters are coming to our event.

[FREE] MongoDB World

June 26th - 27th @ Hilton Midtown

MongoDB is offering scholarships for underrepresented groups in tech to attend MongoDB World, an educational tech conference in NYC, June 26-27.

Apply here: https://www.mongodb.com/mongodb-diversity-scholarship/?jmp=mtp

[FREE] Data Science in 30 Minutes: Why Big Data Needs Thick Data with Tricia Wang

_Tue, June 26, 2018 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM EDT @ online (web series)_

Join The Data Incubator and Tricia Wang, co-founder of Sudden Compass, for the next installment of our free online webinar series, Data Science in 30 Minutes: Why Big Data Needs Thick Data.

Abstract: Why do so many companies make bad decisions, even with access to unprecedented amounts of data? Tricia has the answer: companies are implementing “big data” without what she calls the secret, missing ingredient, “thick data”— precious, unquantifiable insights from actual people—to make the right business decisions and thrive in the unknown. She’ll share stories and lessons from how her company, Sudden Compass, advises and teaches organizations to unlock insights from big data and turn their big data projects from optimizing the bottom-line to driving growth.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/data-science-in-30-minutes-why-big-data-needs-thick-data-with-tricia-wang-tickets-45408159026?aff=es2

[FREE] Cybersecurity NYC Inaugural “Kick Off” Night

_Tuesday, June 26, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM @ Turn To Tech - 40 Rector Street, 10th Floor, suite 1000_

Join us for this inaugural event for Cybersecurity NYC.

We will have a panel of cybersecurity professionals discussing the following topics:

  • 1) Latest news in cybersecurity
  • 2) What are the different disciplines within the cybersecurity job market
  • 3) What does it mean that NYC aspires to be the cybersecurity capital of the world?
  • 4) With GDPR set to go into effect May 25, 2018, are U.S. companies taking the EU rules seriously? Will GDPR conflict with domestic U.S. regulations?
  • 5) What certifications are most relevant in today’s job market?
  • 6) What do YOU want to get out of future events of this meetup?

Food and drink will be provided.

RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/Cybersecurity-NYC/events/ggzmrpyxjbjc/


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