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The Tech Academy

310 SW 4th Ave Suite 230
Portland, OR 97204, us (map)

Future events happening here

  • Friday
    Sep 28 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Intro to Machine Learning, Tech Talk with Julio Barros

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    There is a lot of excitement and hype around Machine Learning and A.I. but not everybody has a good understanding of what the different terms and approaches mean.

    This presentation will give you an overview of machine learning, explain how it is different than regular programming and traditional statistics, and provide a suggestions for where it is appropriate and for learning more if it piques your interest.

    The Speaker: Julio Barros is a machine learning consultant in Portland, Oregon and has been developing software for over 20 years. He loves all things data, AI/ML, technology, teaching and mentoring. Julio holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Computer Science from GMU and UVA respectively, is active in the community and runs the PDX Clojure, Deep Learning and Probabilistic Programming meetups.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

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Past events that happened here

  • Wednesday
    Sep 19 2018
    Peer mentoring, probability distributions and case study

    At this meeting we will have: - an intro/review of probability distributions and where to use them - a discussion on a real life case study - a discussion on chapters 1-3 of the book.

    Come on out and learn, teach and discuss probabilistic programming.

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  • Friday
    Aug 31 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Minding the Gap, Digital Products and Talent

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    Speaker: Jonathon Hensley, CEO and Chief Creative Officer at Emerge Interactive

    84% of companies fail at digital transformation. Too often leadership gets stuck on developing a static strategy, rather than understanding the end vision. Based on two decades of experience, we can easily identify the characteristics of a digital product that will succeed. And as the future makers of digital product/services (web, mobile, IoT), we understand what you need to know and what the market needs.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

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  • Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Minding the Gap, Digital Products and Talent

    The Tech Academy

    Speaker: Jonathon Hensley, CEO and Chief Creative Officer at Emerge Interactive

    84% of companies fail at digital transformation. Too often leadership gets stuck on developing a static strategy, rather than understanding the end vision. Based on two decades of experience, we can easily identify the characteristics of a digital product that will succeed. And as the future makers of digital product/services (web, mobile, IoT), we understand what you need to know and what the market needs.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

    Website
  • Friday
    Aug 24 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Professional Imposter, a Tech Talk with Dan Linn

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    Dan Linn is the President of Hello World Devs. Hello World helps companies create application solutions with their own internal teams, or as supplemental or permanent workers on outside projects.

    Have you ever stopped yourself from taking on a new opportunity because you doubted your own abilities and accomplishments? Or because you questioned whether you really "deserved" the chance you were being given? Dan will be presenting on Impostor Syndrome and how to overcome this self-doubt, specifically as it pertains to the work place.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

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  • Friday
    Aug 17 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Resources for Women and Allies in Tech, with Janel Hull from ChickTech

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    ChickTech is a national nonprofit organization, founded in 2012 right here in Portland to engage women and girls of all ages in the technology industry while working to create a better technology culture for all. ChickTech's Portland Program Manager, will present on what ChickTech is, how they help, and how you can get involved. She will also fill us in on other resources in our Portland Tech community for women and allies.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

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  • Friday
    Aug 10 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - From Jr. Dev to Team Lead: What it Takes

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    Cole graduated from The Tech Academy back in 2015, and quickly began a successful career in software development. He will be sharing his insights on rising from a Jr. Developer fresh out of The Tech Academy to a Development Team Leader in his last job. He will be outlining the work it took and the hurdles he encountered en route to gaining that position.

    We are ecstatic he has recently re-joined The Tech Academy and is heading up our newest campus in Denver, Colorado! Join us at our campus in Portland as Cole re-introduces himself remotely from Tech Academy Denver.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

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  • Friday
    Aug 3 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Todd Rotolo on Getting Hired at Portland's Top Tech Companies

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    Todd Rotolo is an Account Manager at Collabera Inc, a company ranked among the top 10 Information Technology (IT) and professional staffing firms in the U.S.
    Todd will be sharing with us his knowledge of the current hiring climate in this industry, some of the trends he has observed from his position, and his top tips for job seekers!

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

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  • Friday
    Jul 20 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Temple Naylor, Graduate of The Tech Academy

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    Temple is an enthusiastic and inspiring young graduate of The Tech Academy's Software Developer Boot Camp. After completing the program here, Temple went on to begin what is already a successful technology career here in Portland. He looks forward to sharing his personal insight on both the mindset and sales aspect relating to finding a job.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

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  • Friday
    Jul 13 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Caitlyn Loos and Christopher Bloom from Phase2

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    Phase2 is a digital agency that moves industry leading organizations forward with powerful ideas and executable digital strategies built on open technology.

    Caitlyn Loos and Christopher Bloom will be giving their talk from DrupalCon, as well as sharing an upcoming Phase2 Internship opportunity. You won't want to miss it!

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP

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  • Friday
    Jul 6 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Natural Language Processing - OCR/Text Extraction & Data Extraction

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    This meetup is for intermediate/advanced machine learning engineers (MLE). We will be covering using an NLP framework for text/OCR extraction from documents/images, text preparation and data extraction. The code along will be in Python.

    This should be useful if you are, or plan to, work with thousands to millions of PDF documents, camera captured images containing text, and facsimile messages.

    Source code, and installation instructions for the NLP framework: https://github.com/andrewferlitsch/epipog-nlp

    About the Speaker: Andrew Ferlitsch has a Masters Degree in Artificial Intelligence, and is a former Principal Research Scientist for Sharp Corporation with 115 issued US patents. Andrew was ranked #1 continuously for 2 years in the StackOverflow category for Open Data (Data Engineering). He is the founder of the shareware product Winnex and the open source project OpenGeoCode. Andrew has ran a number of volunteer organizations in Portland, including a local tech incubator (NW Startups), the Portland Data Science Group, and oversaw running an international based NGO in Yemen. Currently Andrew is freelancing as a Data Scientist/Consultant, specializing in Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision in the Health and Life Sciences.

    12:45 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

    We look forward to seeing you!

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  • Friday
    Jun 29 2018
    Tech Academy Portland Meetup - Tech Talk: Sean McCrea on "How I Found Happiness and Success in Tech"

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    Featured Speaker: Sean Elliott McCrea

    Sean is a Technical Support Engineer for Act-On Software and Tech Academy graduate. Before attending the bootcamp Sean worked in sales, and found himself looking for a career with more stability and opportunity for growth to help him support his wife and 3 kids. In this talk he will be sharing his experience transitioning into the tech industry, and how that change brought him happiness and success.

    12:30 p.m. Pizza and Refreshments
    1:00 p.m. Tech Talk starts

    Please RSVP to help us ensure we order enough food for everyone.

    We look forward to seeing you!

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