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Monthly #learntocode Meetup @ Baker Electric Building
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Dip your toes into programming at Tech Elevator’s learn to code Meetup. Each month we’ll take a look at simple programming concepts that will be fun, informative, and give you a glimpse into the world of computer programming.


A little HTML, a bit of CSS animation, and some JavaScript is all you need to build your very own Whack-a-Mole game. Why hunt down the nearest arcade, or carnival midway, when you can play from the comfort of your home, and for FREE? We’ll look into CSS transitions and animation, the importance of randomness in games, and take a peek at SVG graphics. Get your digital mallets ready!

Be sure to bring your laptop computer and install the Chrome or Firefox Browser.

5p – Doors open
5:30p – Presentation begins


Start with the basics of HTML. Learn how web pages work and the language used to create them.

EXERCISE: create a simple web page from scratch that looks like our example web page below. We’ll spend our time at the Meetup helping you create web pages and learning how browsers use HTML to show what we’ve made.

Take a look at the following resources before the Meetup:×8555.png


Who should attend?
Anyone who is interested in learning to code or is just starting out. Bring a friend or fly solo for this casual meetup.

Do I have to RSVP?
We ask that you RSVP so we know how many to expect.

What should I bring?
Bring your laptop to work from. We have chargers, wifi, food, and soft drinks.

Should I start coding before I attend?
You can start coding on a project you’re working, or use your exercise above. Or if you want to get started with your very first line of code at the Meetup, that’s cool too.

Is there a set agenda for this monthly Meetup?
Yes! Each month our experts and alumni will present on topics that will help you deepen your knowledge and skill set. Stay tuned each month for what the topics will be!

GDI Hack Night Community Meetup @ Wild Goose Creative
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


ALL coding levels invited, from total beginners to programming mentors! Meet other women in tech, learn about our activities and announcements, or bring a code project to work on!

New in 2018: A more informative Hack Night! Come for lightning talks, Q&A sessions, Fish Bowl discussions, and more. Have ideas or want to present? Contact us and share that idea magic!


Huge shout-out to our Hack Night sponsor, CoverMyMeds! They’re a fantastic company that helps doctors and pharmacists improve patients’ lives. They employ developers of all levels and in many languages, and provide an awesome, fun place to work!


What to Expect

Members of GDI Columbus, women and allies, meeting together each month. Some people bring laptops to work on projects; others prefer to just chat. Chapter leaders make announcements, meet & greet members, and organize activities.

Have questions on a code problem? Just starting out and not sure where to begin? Join us!

Love code and want to share that in an inclusive environment? Want to support the education of women in technology? Join us!

Hack Night Help Boards: Add your name to one of these boards and a topic that you either need help with, or can provide help on, and let the connections happen!

Lending Library: Check out or donate books on programming, design, and development.

Looking forward to seeing you!


Girl Develop It is a nonprofit organization geared toward adults over the age of 18; at this time we do not accept minors as students in our courses, workshops or events.

PyOhio 2018 @ The Ohio State University
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am – Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm

PyOhio 2018

The FREE Annual Python Conference in Ohio

PyOhio 2018 is July 28-29, 2018
at The Ohio Union in Columbus, OH

Come be a part of the 11th Annual PyOhio!

A FREE annual conference for anyone interested in Python in and around Ohio, the entire Midwest, maybe even the whole world.

What can you expect at PyOhio 2018? Check out videos from previous PyOhio conferences.

Cincinnati Software Craftsmanship @ The Kroger Co
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


Join other passionate Cincinnati developers for free food and valuable learning in a great space. Please RSVP for the event in order to speed up the check-in process.

Introduction to HTML & CSS (Beginner Level) @ Dynamit (First Floor)
Aug 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


Want to learn how to build your own website? Already have your own site and want to have more control over it? Interested in learning to program, but want to start small? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, this course is for you.

This class is great for beginners — no previous coding experience required!

This class will meet on Tuesdays for 4 weeks:

Tuesday, August 7 – 6:30-8:30pm
Thursday, August 14 – 6:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, August 21 – 6:30-8:30pm
Thursday, August 28 – 6:30-8:30pm

(Due to the restrictions of Meetup’s registration, we can’t schedule multi-day events, so keep in mind that this Meetup event serves as registration for the entire class.)

There are multiple garages in the Arena district, however the Marconi Cinema Garage is the most convenient and it is recommended you park there. We may be able to get students’ parking passes validated, but that is not yet guaranteed.

This class will be taught by Caitlin Steinert. Caitlin is a UX Developer working for Base Two. She has been messing around with HTML and CSS since middle school, and has no intention of stopping any time soon. Caitlin is passionate about sharing her love for front-end development – and tech in general – with anyone willing to listen.

We will guide you through the basics of HTML and CSS and help you use them to create a simple website. You will gain some readily-applicable skills, and we’ll answer any questions you may have along the way. Concepts will be reinforced through hands on, in-class exercises.

• Students are asked to bring their personal laptops to use if they have one. (Sometimes work laptops have limitations.) If you do not have access to a laptop please contact us ( before the first class; we may be able to provide a loaner laptop for you to use during class.

• A modern browser (Google Chrome is preferred).

• Sublime Text ( (, a text-editor that is free and available for both Mac and PC.

We are able to offer two scholarships for this course. If you would like to attend this class but are unable to due to financial reasons, you can apply for a scholarship here ( ). The deadline for scholarship applications for this class is Monday, July 30. Applicants will be informed by Friday, August 3 whether or not they have been granted a scholarship. Scholarship students are guaranteed a seat in the class, even if the Meetup event is full.

Scholarship requirements:

• You are a member of the Girl Develop It Columbus Meetup group ( ).

• You are able to attend at least 3 of the 4 classes.

If you have any questions, please contact Girl Develop It Columbus (

Your payment of $96 guarantees your seat in the entire course. Please note that we cannot issue refunds, since there’s an overhead to issuing refunds via and we already offer the workshops at such a low cost. We put proceeds into the chapter fund, which we use as our scholarship fund. Refunds can only be granted if the class is canceled, relocated, or rescheduled.

Meetup has removed wait list functionality for paid events. In the event that this Meetup sells out, there is no wait list.

Our program and curriculum are geared toward adults over the age of 18; at this time we do not accept minors as students in our courses and workshops.

Please note, registration for this workshop will close 48 hours before the event, so be sure to sign up before Sunday, August 5!

Girl Develop It welcomes all genders and identities to our classroom. By entering this group, all community members agree to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct ( ).

Questions about the class? Get in touch! (

Easy Ways for Tech Companies to Get Started Marketing with VR/AR by TechConnect Cleveland @ Foundation Software
Aug 14 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

VR/AR is one of the hottest trends in tech, but businesses often struggle with how this popular gaming technology can be used for sales and marketing purposes.

During our first-ever Cleveland TechConnect meet up, we’ll explore how virtual and augmented reality can be used to bring your software/tech brand to life by blending digital objects and messaging with the real world.

You’ll also learn how newer technology, like the NT ONE mobile application, is changing the game and making VR/AR affordable for businesses of all sizes.

Able to stay past 9 a.m.? You’ll have the opportunity to try out the Merge Cube and Oculus Rift!

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Bill Myers is co-founder of New Territory, a design studio at Bounce in Akron that combines the physical world with the virtual world to create incredible user experiences.

He is passionate about immersive technology and how it will change the world over the next several years. As such, he’s is always trying to share this technology with others because he is convinced that VR/AR will radically transform our lives both at play and at work.

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Who should attend?

In-house tech marketers, c-suite/founders of tech companies and sales/biz dev for tech startups. So basically anyone in the software/tech industry who is interested in sales and marketing.

What is the agenda?

  • Arrival/Breakfast: 7:30-8:00 a.m.
  • Speaker: 8:00-8:45 a.m.
  • Q&A/Wrap Up: 8:45-9:00 a.m.

How do I get to the event??

Foundation Software is located in the Strongsville Business & Technology Park, south of Rt-82. Take I-71 to Royalton Rd., then head west. Turn left on to Foltz Parkway and drive until you dead end into their parking lot.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Jen Lombardi at or (440) 973-4250 x301.

Columbus Women In Technology 3rd Annual Conference @ OSU Student Union
Sep 12 @ 7:30 am – 7:00 pm

The conference features career & leadership, technical, and innovation topics to an audience of 750 women ranging from software delivery roles, leadership & management, technical & engineering, and recruiting/sales roles supporting the industry.

Columbus Women In Technology is a non-profit organization with the specific mission to address the declining pipeline of women in technology through programs that promote awareness, address attrition, create opportunities to transition to tech, and preparation for leadership. See our Roadmap

We encourage you to be part of the conversation by sending a group of women in technical roles from your company to this uplifting, motivational, and educational conference.