Calendar

Jul
10
Tue
DevTogether Chi: Mentor Code Review & Pairing @ DevMynd
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This event is for ** Mentors **

Please register only if you are available to be in-person at the event. Register using this form: http://bit.ly/devtogetherjulymentor (we’re trying to make event registration easier)

Event agenda
– 6:00pm Announcements and micro talk
– 6:15pm Split into pairs
– 6:20pm-7:25pm Pairing session
– (Suggested) 6:20pm Mentors and Mentees review code review feedback
– (Suggested) 6:40pm Mentors and Mentees pair program and start working through suggestions from the code review feedback
– 7:25pm Final announcements

You will be matched with a Mentee and provided with a link to code to review and a description of what specific topics or areas in the code they are looking for guidance on at least 1 week prior to the event.

Please complete your code review with comments prior to the event and come prepared to talk through your suggestions with your Mentee. After reviewing your feedback, you will have time to pair program with your Mentee to start working through your suggestions.

As always, all attendees are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct (https://mercedesb.github.io/dev-together/code-of-conduct/)

* Please note that we will make every effort to match all registered Mentors, but if there are no Mentees available in the language or framework you submitted, then we may not be able to accommodate you this time

If you would like to be the first to receive event announcements or helpful information for our events, please subscribe to our email list: https://mercedesb.github.io/dev-together/for-mentors/

Jul
12
Thu
Software Social @ Links Taproom
Jul 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Come out and talk shop. Whether you need to vent about your current project or geek out on a new framework, have a drink and make friends.

Jul
19
Thu
The Most Dangerous Game Night @ DevMynd Software
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come hang out and play some board games (or don’t) from our (limited) library, or bring one of your own to share with the group! We’ll provide some variety of snacks/refreshments, tables & chairs to sit at, and a roof over your head. It’s okay to show up a little bit early, one of us will be here to welcome you.

If you’re bringing a game, please post it as a comment on the meetup so everyone can see.

If you’re driving, there is free parking on Wabansia (if you can find it). There may also be free parking North up Hoyne and all around that area. Whatever you do, don’t park in the parking lot, our landlord tows promptly.

We’re a company of software designers & developers, so if you want to talk shop that’ll be around too.

Aug
16
Thu
The Most Dangerous Game Night @ DevMynd Software
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come hang out and play some board games (or don’t) from our (limited) library, or bring one of your own to share with the group! We’ll provide some variety of snacks/refreshments, tables & chairs to sit at, and a roof over your head. It’s okay to show up a little bit early, one of us will be here to welcome you.

If you’re bringing a game, please post it as a comment on the meetup so everyone can see.

If you’re driving, there is free parking on Wabansia (if you can find it). There may also be free parking North up Hoyne and all around that area. Whatever you do, don’t park in the parking lot, our landlord tows promptly.

We’re a company of software designers & developers, so if you want to talk shop that’ll be around too.

Aug
25
Sat
Girl Develop It! Git and Github: Source Control Basics and Advanced Techniques @ DevMynd
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Source control is an essential skill for any software developer to manage their code base, keep track of changes, and coordinate major revisions with other team members. Git is the fastest growing open source version control system today. It’s useful if you are working on a large distributed team, or working on personal projects.

In this workshop, you’ll learn about how to set up your own Git repository, how to push, pull, fork, merge, branch and more! Also, you’ll set up a GitHub account to easily showcase your projects and learn from others in the open source community. Software is social!

This course requires you to install Git onto your computer and sign up for a Github account prior to attending. Instructions for installing Git are available online here (https://help.github.com/articles/set-up-git). Sign up for an account on Github here (https://github.com/).

If you require assistance with installation, please attend a (free!) Code & Coffee hosted by GDI to get help. You are also welcome to post questions on this event page.

There is no time allocated during class to troubleshoot install problems. Installation must be completed prior to attending class.

Tech requirements:
• Your laptop (Mac, PC, or Linux are all okay).
• A modern web browser – either Chrome or Firefox
• A text editor. We recommend Sublime Text, Atom or VSCode

Prerequisites:
While this class covers advanced source control topics, it is suitable for beginners with no experience with Git or Github.

Instructor:
Mica Alaniz is a Chicagoan, first and foremost, born and raised. After graduating with a Masters in New Media Studies from DePaul, she went from strategy, to design, to app development and spent a year as the Technical Director for Ameya Pawar for Governor. She is now a Full Stack Engineer at the DNC, where she builds tools to support all Democratic candidates, grassroots organizing and voter empowerment.
She is also an Illinois Deputy Voter Registrar, TAs classes for Girl Develop It Chicago and Techgirlz, mentors at Write/Speak/Code, is a Code2040 panelist, volunteers for the Chicago Architecture Foundation, maintains isthereacubsgametoday.com, listens to entirely too many podcasts, and is always trying to locate the nearest elote cart. She has this thing with coffee where she needs it to live.

Host:
DevMynd is a digital product consultancy in Chicago and San Francisco. They create custom software for innovation and growth. From groundbreaking start ups to some of the world’s foremost brands, they are proud of the collaborative work they’ve done with their clients.

Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are available for those with a financial hardship. Apply via our scholarship form (http://bit.ly/gdi-chi-scholarship). Do not RSVP for the event. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Friday, August 17. Scholarship applicants will be notified shortly after the deadline.

Teaching Assistants: If you are interested in being a teaching assistant for this or future workshops, please visit our volunteer page (http://gdichicago.com/volunteer/).

No shows: Your course fee will be donated to the chapter scholarship fund.

Cancellation Policy: Class is subject to cancellation if there are fewer than 5 registrations 1 week in advance.

Refund Policy: Girl Develop It is unable to offer refunds for cancelled registrations or no-shows.

No Drop-Ins: We have a 100% no drop-ins policy. Students that have not registered on Meetup before the class will not be allowed in the class.

Age Limit: Our program and curriculum are geared towards adults 18 and over. At this time, we do not accept minors as students.

Code of Conduct: Girl Develop It’s mission is focused on providing opportunities for women to learn web and software development, but our classes and events are open to all genders and identities. Every attendee is expected to uphold our Code of Conduct (http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct).

Sep
20
Thu
The Most Dangerous Game Night @ DevMynd Software
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come hang out and play some board games (or don’t) from our (limited) library, or bring one of your own to share with the group! We’ll provide some variety of snacks/refreshments, tables & chairs to sit at, and a roof over your head. It’s okay to show up a little bit early, one of us will be here to welcome you.

If you’re bringing a game, please post it as a comment on the meetup so everyone can see.

If you’re driving, there is free parking on Wabansia (if you can find it). There may also be free parking North up Hoyne and all around that area. Whatever you do, don’t park in the parking lot, our landlord tows promptly.

We’re a company of software designers & developers, so if you want to talk shop that’ll be around too.

Oct
18
Thu
The Most Dangerous Game Night @ DevMynd Software
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come hang out and play some board games (or don’t) from our (limited) library, or bring one of your own to share with the group! We’ll provide some variety of snacks/refreshments, tables & chairs to sit at, and a roof over your head. It’s okay to show up a little bit early, one of us will be here to welcome you.

If you’re bringing a game, please post it as a comment on the meetup so everyone can see.

If you’re driving, there is free parking on Wabansia (if you can find it). There may also be free parking North up Hoyne and all around that area. Whatever you do, don’t park in the parking lot, our landlord tows promptly.

We’re a company of software designers & developers, so if you want to talk shop that’ll be around too.

Nov
15
Thu
The Most Dangerous Game Night @ DevMynd Software
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come hang out and play some board games (or don’t) from our (limited) library, or bring one of your own to share with the group! We’ll provide some variety of snacks/refreshments, tables & chairs to sit at, and a roof over your head. It’s okay to show up a little bit early, one of us will be here to welcome you.

If you’re bringing a game, please post it as a comment on the meetup so everyone can see.

If you’re driving, there is free parking on Wabansia (if you can find it). There may also be free parking North up Hoyne and all around that area. Whatever you do, don’t park in the parking lot, our landlord tows promptly.

We’re a company of software designers & developers, so if you want to talk shop that’ll be around too.

Dec
20
Thu
The Most Dangerous Game Night @ DevMynd Software
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come hang out and play some board games (or don’t) from our (limited) library, or bring one of your own to share with the group! We’ll provide some variety of snacks/refreshments, tables & chairs to sit at, and a roof over your head. It’s okay to show up a little bit early, one of us will be here to welcome you.

If you’re bringing a game, please post it as a comment on the meetup so everyone can see.

If you’re driving, there is free parking on Wabansia (if you can find it). There may also be free parking North up Hoyne and all around that area. Whatever you do, don’t park in the parking lot, our landlord tows promptly.

We’re a company of software designers & developers, so if you want to talk shop that’ll be around too.

Jan
17
Thu
The Most Dangerous Game Night @ DevMynd Software
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come hang out and play some board games (or don’t) from our (limited) library, or bring one of your own to share with the group! We’ll provide some variety of snacks/refreshments, tables & chairs to sit at, and a roof over your head. It’s okay to show up a little bit early, one of us will be here to welcome you.

If you’re bringing a game, please post it as a comment on the meetup so everyone can see.

If you’re driving, there is free parking on Wabansia (if you can find it). There may also be free parking North up Hoyne and all around that area. Whatever you do, don’t park in the parking lot, our landlord tows promptly.

We’re a company of software designers & developers, so if you want to talk shop that’ll be around too.