Transportation Supercluster Conference June 21st-22nd

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Portland, Oregon, is pleased to host for the second year Transportation SuperCluster (TSC) Conference - Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22, 2018, bringing together forward-looking municipalities interested in preparing their infrastructure for the latest technologies to provide better, more equitable services at lower cost.

Join representatives from cities from around the U.S., federal officials, and executives from leading tech companies as we explore opportunities for collaboration related to intelligent transportation solutions.  As co-hosts of this event, the Technology Association of Oregon and urban.systems aim to provide you with a world-class experience in one of America's leading destinations for urban and transportation planning as well as thriving food, arts and culture, and music scenes. 

SPONSORSHIP
Sponsorship for the Transportation SuperCluster Conference is available. Please click HERE to find out more.

Code & Learn: A Vantechy Track

Code & Learn: A Vantechy Track

This week Chris Tower will be showing us a program he built in Java to manage data in a stack data structure. We'll then have a group discussion on C implementation of the structure, describing where he's at and seeing if we can identify the bug. The second hour, as usual, will be free-form discussion and coding for people of all skill levels.

Here's the summary of Chris's work for anyone who would like to look ahead: https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/stack-data-structure-introduction-program/

Vantechy Code and Learn is a twice-monthly meetup designed for people interested in coding to hone their skills and meet other like-minded people on this side of the river.

Come and join us for a low-key coding event where beginners can learn to program, experienced devs can work on their projects, and everyone can socialize with other coders!

No experience? No problem! People of all skill levels and backgrounds are welcome. All you need is a computer.

A few learning resources:

• https://www.codecademy.com/

• https://www.freecodecamp.org/map

• https://medium.freecodecamp.org/a-roadmap-to-becoming-a-web-developer-in-2017-b6ac3dddd0cf

VanCoffee: A Vantechy Meetup

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Designed for tech leaders, but welcome to anyone, this meetup is a birds-of-a-feather discussion group for those who are looking to benefit from the shared experience of Vancouver’s tech community. Why so early? Because when you run a company or manage a team, your free time either happens before employees show up for work or at the end of the day (and the last thing you want to do after a day of meetings is entertain a group discussion).

Feel free to bring your breakfast and a mug; we will bring the coffee, creamer, and sugar.

You should join us at this Meetup. Check it out and RSVP! http://meetu.ps/3cTBq5

Engage Conference: March 8th 2018

Engage Conference: March 8th 2018

Engage Conference is a one-day digital marketing conference in Portland Oregon, presenting multiple informative learning tracks and panel sessions.

The conference is designed to provide expert insight into the latest strategies and technological advancements in digital marketing, including social media, content, UX/design, creative, advertising, SEO and paid media.

We are pleased that Purna Virji, Senior Manager of Global Engagement at Microsoft, and Ian Lurie, Executive Vice President at Clearlink are joining us in 2018 as keynote speakers!

Code & Learn: A Vantechy Track

Code & Learn: A Vantechy Track

This week Chris Tower will be showing us a program he built in Java to manage data in a stack data structure. We'll then have a group discussion on C implementation of the structure, describing where he's at and seeing if we can identify the bug. The second hour, as usual, will be free-form discussion and coding for people of all skill levels.

Here's the summary of Chris's work for anyone who would like to look ahead: https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/stack-data-structure-introduction-program/

Vantechy Code and Learn is a twice-monthly meetup designed for people interested in coding to hone their skills and meet other like-minded people on this side of the river.

Come and join us for a low-key coding event where beginners can learn to program, experienced devs can work on their projects, and everyone can socialize with other coders!

No experience? No problem! People of all skill levels and backgrounds are welcome. All you need is a computer.

A few learning resources:

• https://www.codecademy.com/

• https://www.freecodecamp.org/map

• https://medium.freecodecamp.org/a-roadmap-to-becoming-a-web-developer-in-2017-b6ac3dddd0cf

VanCoffee: A Vantechy Meetup

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Designed for tech leaders, but welcome to anyone, this meetup is a birds-of-a-feather discussion group for those who are looking to benefit from the shared experience of Vancouver’s tech community. Why so early? Because when you run a company or manage a team, your free time either happens before employees show up for work or at the end of the day (and the last thing you want to do after a day of meetings is entertain a group discussion).

Feel free to bring your breakfast and a mug; we will bring the coffee, creamer, and sugar.

You should join us at this Meetup. Check it out and RSVP! http://meetu.ps/3cTBq5

Code & Learn: A Vantechy Track

Code & Learn: A Vantechy Track

This week Chris Tower will be showing us a program he built in Java to manage data in a stack data structure. We'll then have a group discussion on C implementation of the structure, describing where he's at and seeing if we can identify the bug. The second hour, as usual, will be free-form discussion and coding for people of all skill levels.

Here's the summary of Chris's work for anyone who would like to look ahead: https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/stack-data-structure-introduction-program/

Vantechy Code and Learn is a twice-monthly meetup designed for people interested in coding to hone their skills and meet other like-minded people on this side of the river.

Come and join us for a low-key coding event where beginners can learn to program, experienced devs can work on their projects, and everyone can socialize with other coders!

No experience? No problem! People of all skill levels and backgrounds are welcome. All you need is a computer.

A few learning resources:

• https://www.codecademy.com/

• https://www.freecodecamp.org/map

• https://medium.freecodecamp.org/a-roadmap-to-becoming-a-web-developer-in-2017-b6ac3dddd0cf

VanCoffee: A Vantechy Meetup

VanTEchy Logo.jpg

Designed for tech leaders, but welcome to anyone, this meetup is a birds-of-a-feather discussion group for those who are looking to benefit from the shared experience of Vancouver’s tech community. Why so early? Because when you run a company or manage a team, your free time either happens before employees show up for work or at the end of the day (and the last thing you want to do after a day of meetings is entertain a group discussion).

Feel free to bring your breakfast and a mug; we will bring the coffee, creamer, and sugar.

You should join us at this Meetup. Check it out and RSVP! http://meetu.ps/3cTBq5

Tech Talks Interject

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Febuary 20th  9:00 AM-2:00 PM

The objective of these tech talks is to expand our knowledge in areas that can directly impact our day. We will share best practices and tools that help us take command of the data around us. Some meetings will be simple presentations and others may be labs where you get hands on experience.

The result should simplify our work, help us do more with less, allow us to delegate more, and enable us to better direct our IT resources to accomplish what matters to us. This is a monthly meeting at the Interject Office in Salmon Creek. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Each event has a special topic posted. Use the link, below, to reserve your spot on a date that works for you. Lunch is provided. Please let us know ahead of time if you have any special dietary. We are happy to accommodate.

 

SEMPDX: Local SEO with Greg Gifford

SEMPDX: Local SEO with Greg Gifford

Local SEO has always been intricate, but now that links are the most important ranking factor, it seems to be more confusing than ever. Greg will walk through the recent changes in local ranking factors and take a deep dive into the two most important aspects - inbound links and content. He'll share a detailed workflow and strategy that any marketer can use immediately. He'll then cover the various aspects of optimization, finishing with an advanced silo strategy that combines links and targeted content to help businesses show up in local searches in cities where they don't have a physical location.

Key Takeaways: 

  • Get inside tips on acquiring valuable local links
  • Learn the right way to create localized content and blog posts
  • Help your business show for local searches in cities you don't have a physical location
  • Skills Level: Intermediate to Advanced

 

Code & Learn: A Vantechy Track

Code & Learn: A Vantechy Track

This week Chris Tower will be showing us a program he built in Java to manage data in a stack data structure. We'll then have a group discussion on C implementation of the structure, describing where he's at and seeing if we can identify the bug. The second hour, as usual, will be free-form discussion and coding for people of all skill levels.

Here's the summary of Chris's work for anyone who would like to look ahead: https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/stack-data-structure-introduction-program/

Vantechy Code and Learn is a twice-monthly meetup designed for people interested in coding to hone their skills and meet other like-minded people on this side of the river.

Come and join us for a low-key coding event where beginners can learn to program, experienced devs can work on their projects, and everyone can socialize with other coders!

No experience? No problem! People of all skill levels and backgrounds are welcome. All you need is a computer.

A few learning resources:

• https://www.codecademy.com/

• https://www.freecodecamp.org/map

• https://medium.freecodecamp.org/a-roadmap-to-becoming-a-web-developer-in-2017-b6ac3dddd0cf

VanCoffee: A Vantechy Meetup

VanTEchy Logo.jpg

Designed for tech leaders, but welcome to anyone, this meetup is a birds-of-a-feather discussion group for those who are looking to benefit from the shared experience of Vancouver’s tech community. Why so early? Because when you run a company or manage a team, your free time either happens before employees show up for work or at the end of the day (and the last thing you want to do after a day of meetings is entertain a group discussion).

Feel free to bring your breakfast and a mug; we will bring the coffee, creamer, and sugar.

You should join us at this Meetup. Check it out and RSVP! http://meetu.ps/3cTBq5

VanTechy: Rackspace special guest

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  • VanTechy is the social starting point for the Vancouver Tech scene.

    The beginning of a startup is about people and ideas. VanTechy, is our local meeting point for meeting each other in a relaxed, casual format. Our goals include:

    -Welcoming new people to the growing Vancouver tech community.
    -Sharing and discovering local events, opportunities, connections.
    -Growing our skills and learning new things.
    -Sharing our experience by mentoring new members.

    For beginners, VanTechy is where you should start.
    For veterans, VanTechy is a place to share and mentor others.

Machine Learning: Hands on training

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Jon VanTechy Meetups the last Thursday of every month from 6:00-8:00 PM 

The title of this months presentation is:

Running "Hello World" in n(8) different open source* Machine Learning Platforms.

The presentation will cover numerous different machine learning platforms currently being used today. We will go thru each, comparing the pros and cons of each. Then as time allows, run some common datasets thru each one. Hopefully, you'll find one that interests you.

Machine Learning Platforms being covered:
Tensorflow (Keras)
Scikit-learn
RStudio
H2O.ai
RapidMiner
CNTK
Scratch build...maybe

See ya soon.