Events @Flatiron

Flatiron School / 13 May 2014

We’re really lucky to be able to host and attend a lot of events with the NYC programming community almost every day. Last week was no exception. We co-hosted a pretty huge Dev Stackup with Charlie O’Donnell, and grads from our most recent class got to share what they’ve been up to with NY Tech Meetup and Hack and Tell.

And there’s more to come.

Wednesday, 5/14 – Stephen Wolfram Talk
6:00-8:00pm, Flatiron Manhattan Campus, Quad
Creator of WolframAlpha Stephen Wolfram is stopping by to present. Join our Meetup group and RSVP to attend.

Wednesday, 5/14 – Women Inspire Tech Meetup
6:30-8:30pm, Flatiron Manhattan Campus, Classroom
Organized by BK-000 graduate Sean Reed! Learn to program in Javascript by building basic Javascript Games. Join and RSVP.

Saturday, 5/17 – NYC Scratch Educator Meetup
10:00am-2:30pm, Flatiron Manhattan Campus
Professional development for in-service and prospective Scratch educators, including demos by AppInventor, StarLogo, and a few other great programs. Bring your own laptop! Join and RSVP.

Wednesday, 5/21 – Manhattan.js
6:30pm-8:30pm, Flatiron Manhattan Campus
Ruby, Javascript, and CSS developers aim to bring the best programmers to Manhattan once a month to chat and teach. Get tickets (all proceeds go to Girl Develop It and Girls Who Code).

Want to know what we’ve been up to this week?

Dev Stackup

Dev Stackup drew almost 100 devs (including a lot of Flatiron Alums). Presenters from HowAboutWe, Digital Ocean, Rent the Runway, Blue Apron, and Crowdtap shared their latest achievements in Ruby-related technologies at this dev-only event.

We learned a lot about dev strategies, tough tech choices, and challenges startups face like dev team growing pains and transitioning from one framework to another—and never, ever has refactoring been so entertaining.

New York Tech Meetup

Also on Tuesday, Ruby-004 alums Tristan Siegel and William Jeffries presented their app Heatseek at New York Tech Meetup. Heatseek helps tenants validate their legal claims against landlords who lower the heating in their buildings to inhospitable levels by tracking every hour the apartment is below the legal minimum. If this idea doesn’t get you feeling warm and fuzzy, you should probably ask your landlord about turning the heat up.

Hack and Tell

Ruby-004 alum Eugene Millerman presented online SQL tutorial, MISSQL Command at Hack and Tell. If you haven’t tried it out yet, MISSQL Command is a great way for beginners to learn SQL from scratch, all while saving the world from nuclear annihilation.

Hope to see you around this week! And if you have any event-related questions or feedback, get in touch.

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