Green River Tech


9:00am - 4:00pm

South Sound Technology Conference - March 4, 2016

The University of Washington Tacoma is hosting a technology conference that covers Women in Technology, Drones, and more. Admission for students is $10. This is a great opportunity for everyone in the IT Programs to meet industry professionals. It also satisfies the field trip requirement for the S-STEM scholarship.

By Stephen King on March 3, 2016 in Meetups View Event

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Software for Social Good - March 10, 2016

Our guest speakers for this software for social good themed meetup include:

Wale Sobande, Principal with Subvenio Consulting LLC, a global technology and management consulting practice. Is there a role for social responsibility in the development of software? Wale will argue that there is. He will discuss the role of "socially responsible outsourcing" in the software development life cycle, and cite case studies from an ongoing effort with a major software developer. Wale is also passionate about environmental sustainability, as well as technology’s role in empowering individuals — especially the most disadvantaged — to have technical, economic and social agency.

A team of software development students at Green River College will then discuss and demo a dynamic website they recently built that assists English Speaker of Other Language (ESOL) students learn English by allowing users to create digital flash cards.

By Stephen King on February 16, 2016 in Meetups View Event

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Surviving Your First Technical Interview Inquisition - April 14, 2016

Our technical resume-themed meetup in December was so successful, we're devoting April's meetup to a similar topic: surviving the technical interview.

Our speaker, Garrick West, is an Agile XP Developer and Technical Coach. He is an advocate and practitioner of Agile practices including test driven development (TDD), pair programming, continuous integration (CI), direct customer involvement, and iterative delivery.

During this unique, technical interview-themed event, he'll discuss interview do's and don'ts, offer tips and tricks to being successful, walk volunteers through short whiteboarding exercises, and offer constructive feedback and other resources for future reference. 

By Stephen King on February 17, 2016 in Meetups View Event

12:00pm - 4:00pm

IT Graduation/Alumni BBQ - June 4, 2016

Congratulations IT Graduates! We’re going to have a potluck BBQ at the end of spring quarter for graduating students (BAS and AAS) and alumni. Burgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers will be provided. Please bring a salad, side, or dessert to share, and bring your own beverages. No alcohol, please.

Isaac Evans Park

NOTE: If the RSVP button doesn't work, please email Sheila to RSVP - scapps@greenriver.edu

By Stephen King on May 27, 2016 in Meetups View Event

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Software Development Student Project Showcase - June 9, 2016

At our June meetup, graduates from Green River College's Bachelor of Applied Science in Software Development will be presenting a collection of web and mobile products they developed in the capstone phase of the their degree program. Check out our list of team presenters below—meetup members, fellow students, recruiters, and employers alike are welcome to attend!

By Stephen King on May 27, 2016 in Meetups View Event

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Diversity in Tech: Is Anything Changing? - July 14, 2016

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to hear industry professionals weigh in on the state of diversity in tech. Our stellar panel consists of:

  • Vonnell Dunscomb - Regional IT Branch Chief for the Northwest/Arctic Region GSA.
  • Beth Whitezel - The first female graduate from the Institute of Technology, UW.
  • Tariq Yusuf - Tariq Yusuf is a Security Software Engineer at Google born and raised in the Seattle area.
  • Celeste Tyree - The current CEO and Founder of A Better Fundraiser, Inc.
  • Ibby Archer - Ibby Archer graduated with a BS degree in Computer Science from the University of Washington Tacoma.

By Stephen King on May 27, 2016 in Meetups View Event

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Accessibility Matters - August 11, 2016

Devon Persing is a consultant with Simply Accessible, where she provides training and assessment for clients looking to integrate accessibility into the product lifecycle for their sites and apps. Devon has a background in information architecture, user experience design, and development. She will be talking about why accessibility matters, and how to create websites that are more accessible to more people. We hope you can join us!

By Andy Orr on July 11, 2016 in Meetups View Event

10:00am - 4:30pm

Workshop: Introduction to Python - September 17, 2016

Come and spend the day with faculty and graduate students from Northeastern’s Masters of Computer Science program and learn about the Python programming languages and some of the powerful capabilities in Python for building Web apps and performing data analysis. 

Attendees should have at least some programming experience in other languages such as Java, Ruby, Javascript, SQL. No Python knowledge is required. 

Bring your laptop as this will be a highly interactive, practical workshop with lots of exercises to learn from. 

By Andy Orr on August 10, 2016 in Meetups View Event

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Simplifying Modern Application Architecture with M - September 29, 2016

Expeditors, First Floor Conference Center, 1015 Third Avenue, Seattle 98104

We will discuss what characterizes a modern application, and take a look at how MongoDB has been designed to address these challenges. In this introduction to MongoDB presentation we'll cover the basics of MongoDB: the document model, high-availability, and scale-out architectures. We'll take a look at real-world use cases and modern applications built on MongoDB, common architecture patterns as well as a look into MongoDB's latest innovations for the Cloud and enabling "intelligent" applications. 

Agenda

6:00pm    Tech Talk: Simplifying Modern Application Architecture with MongoDB: Dylan Tong, Principal Solutions Architect, MongoDB

7:00pm    Q & A

7:30pm     Networking & Snacks

By Andy Orr on September 12, 2016 in Meetups View Event

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Rapid App Development with Laravel - October 13, 2016

Our guest presenter, Matt Peters, is lead developer for Content Runner, where he designs and maintains an online marketplace. Matt has a background in web development and a passion for free software. At our October Kent Station Web & Mobile Developer meetup, he'll talk about Laravel, a PHP framework for rapid application development. Matt will also walk attendees through a hands-on coding demo. The demo will be geared toward those already familiar with server-side programming but will provide a good learning opportunity for meetup members of all skill levels.

Bring your laptop if you wish to participate!

By Andy Orr on September 8, 2016 in Meetups View Event

12:00pm - 12:50pm

Internship + Job Searching - You Can Do This! - November 17, 2016

Whether you are intimidated, unsure or simply a procrastinator, it can sometimes feel easiest to simply put off the internship or job search, hoping that one will land in your lap just when you need it. But I can tell you, this isn't the case. Finding an internship or job can take hours of work - research, resume editing, LinkedIn refining, and cover letter writing. There are ways to make it easier, and we're going to spend this workshop talking about some of the best tools and advice out there today, and hear from one of our very own students about his process of landing an REI internship this past summer.

This workshop is the first in a 3 part series designed to help our IT students get internships and jobs, and be successful in the workplace. Look for more information on the next two workshops in the near future. 

By Andy Orr on October 20, 2016 in Meetups View Event

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Internship + Job Searching - You Can Do This! - November 17, 2016

Whether you are intimidated, unsure or simply a procrastinator, it can sometimes feel easiest to simply put off the internship or job search, hoping that one will land in your lap just when you need it. But I can tell you, this isn't the case.

Finding an internship or job can take hours of work - research, resume editing, LinkedIn refining, and cover letter writing. There are ways to make it easier, and we're going to spend this workshop talking about some of the best tools and advice out there today, and hear from one of our very own students about his process of landing an REI internship this past summer.

This workshop is the first in a 3 part series designed to help our IT students get internships and jobs, and be successful in the workplace. Look for more information on the next two workshops in the near future. 

By Andy Orr on October 20, 2016 in Meetups View Event

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Free Screening of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap - February 9, 2017

We're devoting our February Kent Station Web and Mobile Developer meetup to a special screening of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap! This award-winning documentary premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015. It focuses on the lack of females and minorities in the field of software engineering and explores the reasons for this gap.

Join us for networking and a screening of the documentary, followed by a panel Q and A with our co-sponsor for the evening, SM Diversity, a minority-owned staffing and recruiting firm based in Seattle specializing in talent acquisition programs geared towards diversity.

RSVP required.

By Andy Orr on January 4, 2017 in Meetups View Event

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Surviving Your First Technical Interview - April 13, 2017

The one and only Garrick West is back for another "Surviving Your First Technical Interview" -themed meetup on April 13th! You don't want to miss this!

West is an Agile XP Developer and Technical Coach, as well as an advocate and practitioner of Agile practices including test driven development (TDD), pair programming, continuous integration (CI), direct customer involvement, and iterative delivery.

During this engaging, interactive talk, West will discuss interview do's and don'ts, offer tips and tricks to being successful, and walk volunteers through short whiteboarding and other interviewing exercises.

Space is limited, RSVP now!

By Andy Orr on January 18, 2017 in Meetups View Event

3:00pm - 7:00pm

New Tech Job Fair - April 28, 2017

New Tech Northwest is hosting a great job fair for people working in technology fields and for Washington technology companies who are seeking all kinds of job candidates – whether in tech, marketing, sales, recruiting, project management or something else. 

Our primary goal is to help good people find great jobs with amazing Washington companies - and make a few more friends along the way.

AGENDA

3:00 PM 
Registration Check-in – Event Open for All Attendees 
Career Fair Employers will be in the Main Stage space at Impact Hub. Go here to meet area employers who currently have jobs to fill.

If you are looking for a professional recruiter to help you find other great career options, go to the Recruiters’ Lounge on the 2nd Floor Triangle at Impact Hub.

3:15 PM 
First Workshop – Optimize Your Job Fair Experience (3rd Floor Training Room)

4:15 PM 
Second Workshop – Maximize LinkedIn for Your Career (3rd Floor Training Room)

5:15 PM 
Third Workshop – Optimize Your Job Fair Experience II: Resumes & Cover Letters  (3rd Floor Training Room)

6:15 PM 
Fourth Workshop – TBD (3rd Floor Training Room)

7:00 PM 
Event Closes

By test account on April 11, 2017 in Meetups View Event

6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Internet of Things - May 11, 2017

Presenters: Ian Hollier (Principle Software Engineer, Microsoft) and Janet Hollier (CS/IT Instructor, Green River College) 

More and more of our common devices are being connected to the internet where their data can be gathered and processed by applications running in the cloud. We call this interconnection of physical devices and internet computing the "Internet of Things", or simply, IoT. Each year, connected devices are becoming smarter so it's not surprising that companies are now looking for people who can help them realize the possibilities that IoT offers. Have you ever wondered how you can connect devices to the cloud? Do you think it sounds too hard? Think again! Come spend 45 minutes with us and learn how you can make devices IoT-enabled using Microsoft Azure Cloud services. At the end of the session, you will have the resources and knowledge needed to connect a simple device to the internet and send data to Azure IoT cloud services. What you do after this is only limited by your imagination…

Be sure to RSVP. Space is limited!

By Andy Orr on March 17, 2017 in Meetups View Event

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Software Development Student Project Showcase - June 15, 2017

At our June meetup, 30 graduates from Green River College's Bachelor of Applied Science in Software Development will present a collection of web and mobile products they created during the 6-month capstone phase of the their degree program.

Meetup members, students, technical recruiters, and hiring managers alike are welcome to attend this "flipped" career event and to provide product feedback to graduates.

By Andy Orr on February 14, 2017 in Meetups View Event

10:00am - 2:00pm

Hiring Expo for Veterans + Military Spouse - June 27, 2017

Seattle Hiring Expo with the Seattle Mariners!

Join us for a job fair for service members, veterans, and military spouses at Safeco Field in Seattle.

All registered veterans and military spouses are eligible to receive up to two free tickets to attend that evening's game between the Mariners and the Phillies.

EVENT SCHEDULE

► 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  |  Hiring Fair

REGISTRATION

► Job Seekers, Employers, and Service Organizations: Click here to register. 
 

Why register? Job seekers can upload their resumes to be viewed by employers ahead of the event.

ABOUT THIS EVENT

This Seattle Mariners, Microsoft, Amazon and FedEx sponsored hiring event is being conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Hire America’s Heroes, Washington Employment Support of the Guard and Reserve, the Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, The American Legion, Goodwill Industries International, NBC News, and other local partners.

By Andy Orr on June 6, 2017 in Meetups View Event

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Mapping Women's Career Transitions to Tech - July 27, 2017

Let the record state, there IS a place in the world of technology for women!

Join us for happy hour to hear from the women who inspire our community of learners and leaders - get to know who they are, what they are passionate about, and the steps they took to find success.

Schedule

6:00 - 6:30: Happy (Half) Hour

6:15 - 7:30: World Cafe

7:30 - 8:00: Networking

What is a World Cafe?

In short, a more interesting way to network. We will set the scene by inviting individuals who hold different roles within the technology industry and create a space for each of them to speak to their experiences. Each interest group (Instructors, Immersive Alumni, Startup Founders, Working Professionals, and everything in between) will be at a different table. Guests will have the opportunity to rotate through the tables to meet a variety of individuals and learn from their experiences.

Who Are Our Guests?

Priya Dandawate - CEO & Software Engineer, Tousled.me

Milkana Brace - Founder & CEO, Upswirl

Anne Retterer - Founder & CEO, Mindspand

By test account on July 6, 2017 in Meetups View Event

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Learnings from a Control Systems Hack! - July 28, 2017

Russ McRee Discusses Lessons Learned in the Washington Air National Guard from the Snohomish County PUD Assessment

The Washington Air National Guard, which includes both the 262nd Network Warfare Squadron and the 143rd Cyber Operations Squadron, leverages over a decade of investment in cyber security into projects that could protect state and local governments, utilities and private industry from network attacks.  Their aim is to bring to the digital world the kind of disaster response the National Guard already lends to fighting wildfires and floods.  

As just one part of this mission, these units conduct major assessments of cyber vulnerabilities in public agencies, with the 262nd NWS particularly focusing on ICS cyber security. The concentration of high-tech companies in the area helps provide civilian airmen with tremendously valuable skills and knowledge, with employees from companies such as Microsoft, T-Mobile, Cisco and Amazon to provide special expertise in its network warfare units.

Mr. McRee is Senior Director of Microsoft's Windows and Device Group's Security Blue Team as well as a First Lieutenant in the Washington State Guard

By test account on July 13, 2017 in Meetups View Event

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Meet the AWS Security Team & Learn About Careers - August 2, 2017

We are excited to host our 3rd AWS Security MeetUp event!

As our AWS Security team continues to expand, our demand for talented security engineers continues to increase. This event will allow you the opportunity to meet members of the AWS security team and mingle with other security professionals in the area. Our recruiting team will also be available to provide you with details on current openings and answer any questions you may have. We will have drinks and appetizers provided and we look forward to seeing you all there!

By test account on July 25, 2017 in Meetups View Event

6:00pm - 8:00pm

A practical guide to functional programming - August 8, 2017

Andy Scott from 47 Degrees will be talking.

Functors? Monads? Kleisli arrows? Comonads? Morphism? Referential transparency??The functional programming community loves to talk about concepts from a mathematical perspective. And learning these concepts on your own is a daunting task because the concepts are often defined in terms of each other. Let's take a pragmatic tour of some key concepts and avoid as much jargon as we can. Our goal is to understand what things do, when we might see them come up, and when we might want to use them ourselves. This talk will include pretty pictures, sound effects, and some simple code samples.

Doors at 6PM. Talk at 6:30.

By test account on July 13, 2017 in Meetups View Event

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Cracking the Coding Interview (women-only) - August 23, 2017

Are you on the lookout for a new developer job? Do you want to brush up on your interview skills?

Cracking the Coding Interview! Join fellow job searchers and coaches for a technical interview preparation session. We will build groups that go through algorithm and data structure interview questions, following the Cracking the Coding Interview book by Gayle Laakmann McDowell

Remember to bring your laptop and/or paper notebooks! We will have a couple of white boards at the space, but depending on the number of people joining, some groups might need to use laptop and paper. Also, in case you own the book, please feel free to bring your copy for reference. 

What is She's Coding? She's Coding is an open-source project that aims to close the gender gap in tech through community involvement, education, and empowerment. We love your involvement and are always on the lookout for passionate people of all skill sets that want to help out -- coders, designers, content producers, project managers, and more.

Our meetups are safe, inclusive, welcoming, non-intimidating & beginner-friendly events.

By test account on July 13, 2017 in Meetups View Event

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Co-Active Coaching for Women in Tech - August 30, 2017

Coaching and Mentoring for women in tech on a continuing basis. Come and find your next move, we will help you get clarity around 

- Where are you going? 

- What's your true life purpose?

-  20 Individual Coaching Sessions

- Each coach will facilitate one 4 group Session

Join us for our first session!! 

Brief agenda:

6:00pm: Arrive and Mingle, gets some snacks and a drink

6:30pm: Brief introduction about the evening from your hosts. We will explain the open space format and give you time to sign up on the wall. 

7:00- 9:00 30 Sessions begin with the coaches. Group sessions will also be available during each 30 minute time slot.

We will have a wall for selecting your sessions. Th Group sessions will be highlighted on the wall and maybe skills based around Agile, Lean, Co-Active as well, each coach will facilitate a group session.

By test account on July 13, 2017 in Meetups View Event

5:00pm - 8:00pm

New Tech Seattle - Women in Tech - September 12, 2017

Purchase Your Ticket Now at NewTechNorthwest.com. Tickets are $10 before the event and $20 at the door. RSVPing on this meetup page will not register you for the event.

Be sure to join our newsletter for additional Seattle area tech info, event discounts and more!

This month, join us to celebrate and empower women in the tech industry, discuss ways we can ensure women will be fully represented, and advance the conversation forward.

Our theme for this month is Women In Tech. It’s no secret, companies with more women and more gender diversity perform better than those with less. We’re excited to invite you to learn about the difficulties, successes, and benefits of women in the tech industry, and what we can all do to ensure women aren’t just fully represented, but thrive.

By test account on July 13, 2017 in Meetups View Event

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Web and Mobile Developer Meetup - December 31, 2020

Our South King Web & Mobile Developer meetup combines guest speakers from leading technology companies with career and networking events. Join today!

By Andy Orr on October 27, 2017 in Meetups View Event