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July - August 2018 Events & Opportunities

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A little late with this month’s events so we are combining the remainder of July & August so you can take advantage of these events before the summer ends.

Enjoy! P.S. Check out our Slack chat to talk more about events you’re interested in attending.

[OPPORTUNITY] PwC Grace Hopper Sponsorship Application

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (“GHC”) is the one of the world’s largest annual gatherings of women technologists. PwC is sponsoring rising female college sophomores or juniors who are interested in pursuing a career in consulting to attend the GHC18 Conference.

To be considered for PwC’s GHC18 sponsorship, please fill out the application below. Completion of the PwC GHC18 Sponsorship Application does not constitute a formal expression of interest in employment opportunities with the firm. Individuals interested in pursuing employment opportunities with PwC can do so at http://www.pwc.com/us/en/careers/campus.html.

Selected students will be notified by August 31st.

Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLptCdZ_XJXf9gtiU9-GKsu5LYAupd1AFO_pHIhQD8FvwWCQ/viewform

[OPPORTUNITY] Google Travel Grant Application: 2018 Grace Hopper Conference – Apply Now

Please apply here by July 22nd at 11:59pm PDT

As part of Google’s ongoing commitment to increase the number of women in engineering, we are excited to offer travel grants to the 2018 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference taking place in Houston, TX from Sept 26-28th. Once again, this year’s conference will offer incredible opportunities for mentoring, networking and career development.
University students and industry professionals in the US and Canada who are excelling in computer science and passionate about supporting women in tech can apply for a travel grant to attend the 2018 Grace Hopper conference.
The Grace Hopper Travel Sponsorship includes:Round trip flight to Houston,TX (from within the US or Canada)Conference registrationReimbursement for ground transportation to and from the airport and the hotel Arranged hotel accommodations from Sept 25-29$100 USD reimbursement for miscellaneous travel costsA fun event specifically for travel grant recipients on one of the evenings of the conference!
The Grace Hopper Travel Sponsorship winners will be announced by mid-August.

For questions, please email ghctravelgrant@google.com.

More info here: https://students.googleblog.com/2018/07/google-travel-grant-application-2018.html

[OPPORTUNITY] 2018 Grace Hopper Fellowship

Application closes Sunday, August 12 @ 11:59pm (PST)

Accelerated interviews for 2019 full-time and internship opportunities. For students who receive and accept an offer, Twitter will provide:

Student registration to #GHC18, roundtrip travel, lodging and meal stipend for the 4-day trip.

Pre-conference experience with senior leaders at an event-only surprise event.

Exclusive access to Twitter events throughout the week with Twitter engineers, @TwitterWomen (our Women Employee Resource Group), and leadership throughout the week.

RSVP here: https://2018gracehopperfellowship.splashthat.com/

[FREE] How to get Hired as a Software Engineer

_Friday, July 20, 2018 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM @ Codesmith - 250 Lafayette Street · New York, NY_

1. The 5 key things you need to know to get hired as a mid-level software engineer

2. How to whiteboard through the typical coding challenges that make up 50% of most technical interviews

The number of opportunities for software engineers is booming but to get a mid level position and above requires a special kind of preparation.

In this interactive workshop we cover the five key skills that you must have in order to succeed in the job search including how to effectively whiteboard through the tough coding interviews.

The session will help you:

• Identify your career and role priorities - for example, are you most interested in a career as a backend or frontend developer, within an established corporation or a new start-up?​

• Understand and prepare the five key skills that you must have in order to succeed in the job search for software engineering positions

• Understand how to approach the job search so you find the job that is best suited to your skills and aspirations.​

• Whiteboarding - working through coding problems on a whiteboard is a crucial part of most interviews. You’ll see how to effectively whiteboard and work through problems live in pairs

See you at what promises to be an unmissable evening for anyone pursuing employment as a software engineer!

RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/Build-with-Code-New-York/events/252915202/

[FREE] NYC Internapalooza

_Sunday, July 22 2:00pm @ 63 5th Ave – (5th between 13th and 14th) New York, NY_

The Internapalooza, the largest gathering of interns, young engineers, and STEM students around the world, is coming to New York City! Over 20,000 students from colleges across the nation have signed up for previous events across the nation. We come together to meet fantastic companies, converse with fellow interns, learn from remarkable visionaries, and forge connections between one another that will define the future. Our world was formed by brilliant people but we will push it forward by building the greatest network the world has ever seen! Come start an incredible journey with your fellow interns as we takeover downtown NYC and start helping each other build an insanely great future!

RSVP here: https://2018nycinternapalooza.splashthat.com/

[FREE] Data Science in 30 Minutes: The Accidental Data Scientist

_Tue, July 24, 2018 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM EDT @ Online_

Join The Data Incubator and Katrina Riehl, Director of Data Science at HomeAway.com, for the July 2018 installment of our free monthly webinar series, Data Science in 30 minutes: The Accidental Data Scientist.

Abstract: Katrina will detail the journey her career has taken from researcher and software developer to Data Scientist. She will explain how her technology roles and skills have evolved as this new discipline emerged over the last decade. First, starting out as a young Python and Artificial Intelligence enthusiast and eventually after many years, finally embracing Data Science as a discipline, and leading a strong and diverse Data Science team.

Apply here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/data-science-in-30-minutes-the-accidental-data-scientist-with-katrina-riehl-director-of-data-tickets-45736046747?aff=ehomecard

[FREE] W.O.W x SCI-FI Wednesdays (Women of Wearable Technology): VR/AR Edition

_Wed, July 25, 2018 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT - SAP Leonardo Center, 10 Hudson Yards, 48th Fl., New York, NY 10001_

Join us next week for WOW x SCI-FI Wednesday: VR/AR Editionas we partner with SAP Next Gen to talk about all things Virtual Reality. We will have an engaging panel discussion on VR, AR, MR, XR, their connection to wearables and the future.

This month’s panel:

Johanna Salazar- Two Goats
LaJuné McMillian - LaJuné
Jen Salavarrieta- SVRF

Hosted by Greg Dietz- SAP Next Gen

Moderated by Amanda McIntyre Chavis -NY Ambassador of Women of Wearables

6:00-6:30p Check-In/Networking

6:30-7:30p Panel discussion

7:30-8:30p Q&A/ Sci-Fi Workshop

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wow-x-sci-fi-wednesdays-women-of-wearable-technology-vrar-edition-tickets-48140661013?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

[FREE] Summer of Tech | Rooftop Mixer

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM @ The DL Rooftop Lounge

The sun is out and so are we,
to celebrate with our tech community!

Developers & Engineers will join us in spades,
to mix and mingle with those in their trades.

Come drink with DevOps, Jive with Javas,
Mingle with Mobiles and Swing with Scalas!

** More details coming soon – RSVP to stay in the loop **

RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/techinmotionnyc/events/251681209/

[FREE] Tech Talks Primetime: Intern Edition

_Thursday, July 26th, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm @ BuzzFeed, 111 E 18th Street, 13th Floor, New York NY 10003_

BuzzFeed Tech Talks is BuzzFeed’s speaker series where we gather with the rest of the NYC tech community and discuss topics that matter to all of us.

This time, we’ll be focusing on interns! Ask the questions you’ve always wanted to ask in a panel with BuzzFeed’s recruiting team. Hear from a BuzzFeed software engineer about his experience transitioning from an intern to a full-time employee. Mingle with other interns and enjoy some light snacks and drinks. We hope to see you there!

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

[FREE] Visualizing Data for Greater Impact

_Thu, July 26, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT @ Pratt Institute - 144 West 14th Street_

Join Pratt Center’s GIS Specialist Sadra Shahab on July 26th for a complimentary training on how you and your organization can maximize Pratt Center’s Neighborhood Data Portal to visualize data in an impactful way and practice data-responsive program design.

What you’ll learn:

  • Get to know and work with a variety of demographic and non-demographic data layers
  • Master the capabilities of all tools
  • How to draw on and customize your own map for print
  • How to select data and export selected information as excel tables, which allows for greater data processing and other visualization options

While this training will focus on the fundamentals of using the data portal, we will also include tips and insights into how spatial data can strengthen and support healthy program development.

Space is limited, so please RSVP. There is no cap on the number of attendees from one single organization, but if you are interested in bringing a group of five or more, please contact Salvador Muñoz at Pratt Center (smunoz@prattcenter.net) so we can accommodate you better. All attendees are encouraged to bring laptops to access the portal while the training runs. There will be Wi-Fi access. Light food and refreshments will be served.

The Neighborhood Data Portal

Created in 2016, the Neighborhood Data Portal (NDP) is a free online application that integrates nearly three dozen vital datasets to break down New York City’s neighborhoods by the numbers. By democratizing access to essential planning tools like mapping and data analysis, the portal advances Pratt Center’s mission to support low-moderate income communities to plan for the future they want to see. Essential updgrades made to the platform in 2018 now give users, especially staff at community-based organizations, greater analytical control over the data they need to develop responsive, impactful programs and customize and share their work.

Apply here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/visualizing-data-for-greater-impact-tickets-47183123994?aff=garysguide

[FREE] The Bronx Night Market

_Sat, July 28, 2018 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT @ Fordham Plaza_

The BX is getting its Night Market, and it’s a big deal!

The first-ever Bronx Night Market is taking place this summer, at Fordham Plaza. With more than 35 handpicked food vendors, it represents the city’s diverse culinary offerings and stands to be the biggest of its kind in the boogie down. 

The monthly, FREE, open-air festival is a collaboration between quarterly magazine Edible Bronx and Bronx-based creative agency BLOX with support from the Fordham BID. It highlights local artisans, merchants and of course, the local soundtrack with notable performers.

Whether you’re in search of unique food items, packaged treats or an authentic recipe passed down for generations, The Bronx Night Market has over 35 food vendors, handcrafted items, art merchants, and live entertainment.


Bronx Brewery

Bronx Beer Hall

Creme and Cocoa Creamery


Charlies Kitchen

City Tamale

Espresso State Of Mind


Freshly Made

Grace’s Culinary Specialties

Habanero Mexican Cuisine

In Patella

Lotsa Latkes

Lolo’s Seafood Shack

MP Fish Fry & Soul

Next Stop Vegan

Rebecca Sweet & Spice

Rib In A Cup

Scoops In Cahoots

Sweet Milk & Sugar Desserts

The Bronx Public

The Fried Kitchen

The Tea Factor

Tradita // Cka Ka Qellu

Tripla Panna Ice Cream


Port Morris Distillery

Yes Desserts

All food, drink and merchant vendors are selling their items and setting their own price.

No tickets or entry fee, just come hungry.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-bronx-night-market-tickets-45370148335?aff=ehomecard

[FREE] Am I, or Can I be a Data Scientist?

_Mon, July 30, 2018 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT @ Galvanize_

Join us for a discussion about how to start a career in data science. You’ll leave this event with a clear perspective and structured options for beginning your career in this quickly-growing field. You will also have a list of the best resources available to use to plan your studies with Galvanize!

This program is for people who are serious about becoming data scientists.

Throughout the course, you’ll learn the tools, techniques, and fundamental concepts you need to know to make an impact as a data scientist. You’ll work through messy, real-world data sets to gain experience across the data science stack: data munging, exploration, modeling, validation, visualization, and communication. Our unique setting in the Galvanize community of startups and tech companies is the perfect place to learn and expand your network!

Find out more at https://new.galvanize.com/new-york/data-science

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/am-i-or-can-i-be-a-data-scientist-tickets-45082413713?aff=ebapi

[FREE] Learn to Code NYC: Intro to HTML & CSS Workshop

_Tue, July 31, 2018 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM EDT @ Galvanize_

ome learn or review the first concepts you need to build web pages: HTML and CSS. This intro to HTML/CSS assumes nothing and provides the conceptual tools you need to kickstart your learning. This is also your invitation to come hang out, network, and grow with our community of motivated learners.

You’ll walk away with a few invaluable tools:
  • An introduction to HTML and CSS
  • Simple analogies to help you learn and teach others
  • Modeling skills necessary to think like a programmer
  • Growth Mindset
  • A computer
  • An enthusiasm for both learning and talking about the web

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-to-code-nyc-intro-to-html-css-workshop-tickets-45974880104?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

[FREE] Women & Diversity In Blockchain, Data Science & A.I. - Challenges & Opportunites

_Tue, July 31, 2018 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT @ Rise New York, 43 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010_

Check out our other events and training sessions: http://chainhaus.eventbrite.com

This is a community discussion around the challenges and opportunities for broader diversity and inclusion within the blockchain, data science and A.I. space.

Also, sign up to our upcoming Solidity, Vyper & Web3 training series: http://CryptoRockstar.io

Join the official NYC blockchain community http://meetup.com/blockchainNYC

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-diversity-in-blockchain-data-science-ai-challenges-opportunities-tickets-46447554887?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

[FREE] WISP New York Chapter Launch - Networking and Focus Group

_Tue, July 31, 2018 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT @ PwC NYC_
Join us and help to shape the future of WISP New York!
Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) is excited to announce that it is spreading more WISPness to the East Coast, with the launch of WISP New York this July! WISP is partnering with PwC to bring you this special launch event, providing an opportunity to:
  • Learn more about WISP and its mission
  • Meet our new New York co-Chairs
  • Help provide valuable input to shape the future of WISP NY through a facilitated focus group discussion.

We will conclude the evening with an opportunity to network with your peers and build important relationships in the community.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wisp-new-york-chapter-launch-networking-and-focus-group-tickets-47825827337?aff=ebdssbdestsearch1

[FREE] Intro to Blockchain (Sponsored by Tech Data)

_Wed, August 1, 2018 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT @ Galvanize_

Blockchain for business requires trust. It involves a shared ledger, smart contracts, privacy, and proof. 

Our session will walk you through what differentiates between blockchain used for Bitcoin and the blockchain IBM knows will change the way businesses manage transactions. 

Get hands-on experience building your own Blockchain network! End Users are welcome to join partners in this session, please leverage this opportunity to take that client to the next level.

All skill levels are welcome at these hands-on events; you only need to bring a fundamental knowledge of computing, a desire to learn more, and your own laptop for the lab material.

Details and registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-york-city-august-1st-intro-to-blockchain-sponsored-by-tech-data-tickets-47568753422?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


_Thursday, Aug 2 6:30–8:30pm EDT @ Galvanize_

IOTA Meetup NYC and General Assembly New York are bringing Beyond Blockchain to GA’s New York HQ.

This month, IOTA Meetup NYC’s very own Kevin Chen and Dan Simerman will walk through the upcoming Qubic platform, IXI Hub as it relates to real world adoption in the world of blockchain. Our discussion will revolve around how to take advantage of these upcoming releases, as well as the implications of these tools on the blockchain industry and the economy at large.

This will be equal parts presentation and open forum - so come with your questions and lets discuss the future of distributed ledger tech together!

Register here: https://generalassemb.ly/education/beyond-blockchain-iota-meetup-nyc-x-ga/new-york-city/54726

[FREE] Debugging the Technical Interview

_Wed, August 8, 2018 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT @ Stack Overflow_

How we interview and who we hire has a huge impact on our engineering communities. On one hand we want to reduce risks of a poor fit, on the other hand we don’t want to overlook great people.

Why should you attend? This workshop is focused on improving your skills and processes as a software technical interviewer or hiring manager.
Using our expertise from conducting over 20,000 interviews, we’ll unpack the hiring process from end-to-end and dig into how to not only improve accuracy and consistency but also raise the bar and level the playing field.
You’ll leave with specific methods and materials for improving both your interview approach, hiring decisions and candidate experiences.

Who should attend? Software Engineers, Hiring managers for technical roles and those who are generally passionate about hiring and interviewing.


6pm: Doors open

6:30pm: Workshop begins

7:30pm-8pm: Q&A + Networking

Light appetizers and refreshments will be provided.

Please have ID available for check-in at the lobby when entering the building.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/debugging-the-technical-interview-tickets-48221965196?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

[FREE] Squarespace Open House

_August 8, 2018 6 pm - 9 pm @ Squarespace HQ in NYC_

This event is intended for Software Engineering students (or related majors) seeking Internships & New Grad opportunities in 2019.

Are you a university student studying Software Engineering (or a related major) seeking Internship or New Grad opportunities for Summer 2019? Swing by to check out our headquarters, learn more about our Internship and New Grad opportunities, and hear about what it’s like to work at Squarespace from our Engineers. Bring your resume for real-time feedback from a Technical Recruiter.

 Food, drinks, and views from our beautiful rooftop will be provided. 
(IG Story and Snapchat gold)

6pm: Office tours and networking
6:30pm: Introduction to Engineering at Squarespace
7:15pm: Get to know our Engineering teams and have your resume reviewed by a recruiter

Space is limited, so entry will be granted on a first come, first served basis.
Please let us know if you’re interested in the form above and we’ll follow up with a confirmation.

Learn more about our product and company here.

Password needed to RSVP. Slack or email lehmanwics@gmail.com for the password.

RSVP here: https://campusopenhouse.squarespace.com/

[FREE] Woke Work: The Importance of Self-Care for Women of Color

_Thu, August 9, 2018 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT @ Civic Hall_

Civic Women is proud to present Woke Work, a panel of five outstanding women of color including our moderator Ivelyse Andino, CEO and Founder of Radical Health.

“Labeled as divas, angry, bitter, and strong — none of which are considered positive attributes — women of color often find themselves confronted with the unfortunate dilemma of whether to illuminate their voices.” -Karima Mariama-Arthur, an attorney and founder of executive consulting firm WordSmithRapport. (Forbes)

Mental health is a real issue, and it affects our everyday lives. As women of color (WOC) not only do we struggle at home and at work, we suffer in silence.

Throughout this event, we’ll discuss the impact of mental health on women of color and explore resources and best practices for attendees to protect and promote their mental health in the workplace. This includes how to approach difficult conversations, holistic treatments and self-care, and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

While this panel is geared toward WOC, we welcome all women and our male allies. We strive to create an inclusive community and welcome trans, genderqueer, and non-binary people to all events.

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

[FREE] AT&T Entertainment Hackathon - NYC

_Fri, Aug 10, 2018, 5:00 PM – Sat, Aug 11, 2018, 9:30 PM EDT Center for Social Innovation_
Are you interested in entertainment and love to code? Do you have an idea for an app that will disrupt the way we experience, consume or create content?

Then join us on August 10 - 11 for a special Entertainment-themed hackathon produced by the AT&T Developer Program. This event will bring together developers, designers, and creators to hack innovative and disruptive entertainment solutions. You bring the innovative ideas and designs and we’ll bring the tech to help you transform them into apps in just 24 hours.

You Bring…

Your laptop, skills & ideas. Come with a collaborative, team-focused mindset and/or team-up in advance on Twitter/Facebook/Google+ with #atthack. Whether you are a developer, designer, project manager, or just interested in tech, you are invited to attend this event. Every group needs a good balance of talent and your skills are needed! This event will not feature an onsite team formation component so it’s highly suggest you arrive with a team to work.

We Supply…

Quick presentations and code samples that help kick start your hacking, food to keep you going, and caffeine to keep you awake. We will have technical mentors to assist you in building faster, smarter, and with new tools. We will also have loaner hardware on-site for you to use in your solutions.Google Recruiters are coming to our event.

More info here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/att-entertainment-hackathon-nyc-tickets-47483803334?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

[FREE] Social Good Hackathon

Sat, Aug 11, 2018, 8:00 AM – Sun, Aug 12, 2018, 6:00 PM EDT @ Capgemini Accelerated Solutions Environment

Do you have a keen interest in technology and a passion for solving problems? Then look no further!

Calling all business people, tech experts, designers, data scientists, thinkers, and doers who are committed to using technology to solve todays business challenges! Join Capgemini and our sponsors for the 2018 Social Good Hackathon – an event where motivated teams of professionals will seek to use technology to help businesses tackle some of the most pressing challenges of our time. Register now and take your first step towards making a social impact!

Do you want to learn more about cloud technologies? Or gain hands-on experience in one of our workshops led by our technology sponsors? Then this is the place for you!

The hackathon will feature several specific challenges, provided and judged by our sponsors, that will offer additional prizes.

Please check back on our website over the next month to see what new challenges have been issued!

More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-good-hackathon-tickets-47935425147?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Register: https://miccapgemini.typeform.com/to/v3WFa0


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