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

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

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: A starting point for Vancouver Tech

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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.

SEMPDX: Advanced Paid Search

Please join us on Tuesday, June 5, in the Heritage Room at BridgePort BrewPub as we welcome  Benjamin Briggs, Search Engine Marketing Manager at CloudOne who will be presenting "Advanced Paid Search".Note: This is one week earlier than our usual 2nd Tuesday.

First, a look at what's new in the redesigned Google AdWords platform. Then a discussion of the costs and benefits of a few different account structure options based on your campaign goals. We’ll also take a brief look at some fundamental elements of Google AdWords campaigns then dive into more advanced platform features and how recent updates have changed workflows for pay-per-click managers working within AdWords.

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

Digital Marketing Quarterly: Live Website & Online Presence Audits

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If you're interested in having your website and online presence audited for free by top experts in the industry, please answer the questions below.


Our experts will be auditing your website as well as reviewing everything from technical on-site SEO, your Google My Business listing, Citations, Link Profile, CRO, social media, design, user experience factors and a bunch more. Our expert panel will be sure to share tips that not only apply to the sites being audited but also ones that can benefit the entire audience.

** Space is limited so RSVP ASAP or you may be SOL**

Schedule:
5:30-6pm - Drinks, snacks & conversation
6-7pm - Panelists will review website volunteers and provide valuable feedback that all can apply.
7-7:30pm - Hang out & snacks

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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

Answer Engines: How can SEO Evolve?

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Please join us on Tuesday, May 8 in the Heritage Room at BridgePort BrewPub as we welcome Dr. Pete Meyers from Moz, who will be presenting "Answer Engines: How Can SEO Evolve?".

Synopsis

As mobile devices explode and voice expands, search engines are pushing harder to provide answers. Google is extracting answers directly from the web, sometimes making organic results irrelevant or replacing them completely. How do we adapt to these changes, and should we optimize for answers? Are we giving too much away if we try to give Google the best answer?

Key Takeaways

  • Get the latest trends in answers (Featured Snippets, Knowledge Graph, etc.)

  • Learn how to optimize for answers

  • Learn when to optimize for answers (and when not to)

  • Skills Level: Intermediate

Speaker Bio

Dr. Peter J. Meyers (AKA "Dr. Pete") is Marketing Scientist for Seattle-based Moz, where he works with the marketing and data science teams on product research and data-driven content. He has spent the past five years building research tools to monitor Google, including the MozCast Project, and he curates the Google Algorithm History, a chronicle of Google updates back to 2002. He can usually be found on Twitter at @dr_pete.

Date and Time
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Presentation starts at 5:30 pm.

Location
BridgePort BrewPub’s Heritage Room — see map
1313 NW Marshall Street
Portland, OR 97209

Door Prizes

We will be giving away the following items (must be present to win):

Parking & Transit
There is street parking available around the venue ($2.00/hour until 7:00 pm), a pay lot across the street in the Safeway building (enter on NW 14th), and several pay lots 2-3 blocks away, under the 405 freeway. 2 hours of free street parking is available anywhere west of the 405. Streetcar stops are 1 block north or south, and the nearest bus stop is 6 blocks away on NW 14th & Glisan (route 77). And don't forget about Uber and Lyft!

Sponsors

Thank you to our 2018 Event Sponsors for making our Educational Event Series possible!