October 2016 Events and Meetups at Gangplank Chandler

Saturday, October 1

East Valley Job Seekers, 10am – 12pm, Conference Room
For more information, contact: LuisWongCampos@cox.net.

AZLOCO Install-fest/Linux Workshop, 10am – 5pm

Anyone interested in Linux is welcome. We can just chat or we can install on almost any version of Linux on your computer, router, server, or Raspberry PI. Fix or learn open source programs in a one on one training class.

Monday, October 3

Gangplank Mondays@4: The Business of Podcasting, 4 – 5pm, Main Space

Join our panel discussion with local podcasters: How do I get started podcasting? How can I use podcasting to highlight my business or passion project? Our panelists will include: Jason Gunn of Gangplank anchor company, Attribytes–Jason produces the Talking the Plank and Hashtag42.com podcasts; Garret Godfrey of the Crowdfunding Christian Music Podcast; and Robert Tabb of ConAirRadio, a podcast for friends of ComicCons, SciFi Cons and Media Cons. Gangplank Chandler provides a podcasting studio and equipment for public use as part of the Gangplank Studios Initiative. Refreshments, Q&A and networking follow the panel discussion.

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Digital Storytellers Meetup, 6 – 8pm, Conference Room

Looking to tell your story online? Whether you are a filmmaker or a video blogger or building your business, it all begins with the story. Learn new techniques and best practices for creating your story and using tools like YouTube to share with the world.

  • Discover, Define and Refine you stories and work with others to find the best way to share your stories with your audience.
  • Open to all levels of experience

 

Wednesday, October 5

Freelancers Happy Hour w/Spark Phoenix, 5:30pm, The Perch

Dim those laptop lights for the night and come hang out with people who get you and the way you work! We’ll sample the micro-brews at The Perch while enjoying the Fall weather and networking. What do you need? What are you looking for? Most other first Wednesdays of the month you can find people who share your freelancer goals and challenges at Gangplank.

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Community Meeting, 12pm, Main Space

Join us to discuss whatever comes up living the Gangplank Manifesto and co-working together. Interested in desk space at Gangplank Chandler? Drop in and find out what it’s all about.

Hacknight, 6pm until last keyholder leaves (late-ish), Main Space

Day job keeping you away from co-working out of Gangplank during the day? Our weekly Hacknights are project time, an open house, jam space and brainstorming session all rolled into one. Hacknight is an opportunity to connect, share ideas and launch new ventures in the community. It’s a great time to come work on a side project or pursue a hobby.

GP Software Engineering Reading Group, 7 – 9pm

Thursday, October 6

SouthEast Valley .NET Newbies Group, 6 – 9pm, Main Space

We have selected a dozen “problem spaces” that our members would like to address as software projects.

Women Who Code Show Your Stuff – HTML/CSS, 6 – 7:30pm

Study group open to women working with or learning HTML/CSS. Beginners always welcome.

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Saturday, October 8

East Valley Job Seekers, 10am – 12pm, Conference Room

For more information, contact: LuisWongCampos@cox.net.

Monday, October 10

Gangplank Mondays@4: Machine Learning with Chris Murray, 4pm

Join us for a talk about Machine Learning, exploring the study and construction of algorithms that can learn from and make predictions on data, with Christopher Murray of Gangplank resident company Hiring Solved. Refreshments, Q&A and networking follow the talk.

Craft Hack: Decorate Sugar Skulls, 6 – 8pm, Conference Room

We’ll decorate sugar skulls. Feel free to bring your own project to work on. The event is scheduled for crafts people to show off their own projects, work on their crafts, learn a new skill or get tips and network with other craft entrepreneurs. CraftHack’s goal is to encourage East Valley residents to launch their own craft-based businesses.

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Wednesday, October 12

Community Meeting, 12pm, Main Space

Hacknight, 6pm until last keyholder leaves (late-ish), Main Space

GP Software Engineering Reading Group, 8 – 10pm

Guilt Free Book Club, 6 – 7pm

We will discuss The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman. Guilt-free because you don’t have to read the book to join the discussion.

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Thursday, October 13

Training caregivers with medication management, 7:30 – 9:30am, Main Space

Arizona WordPress Group, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Best practices for Mobile UI/UX based on common pitfalls. We will do a walkthrough with examples and easy improvements. – John Gough, Skyhook Interactive.

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Saturday, October 15

East Valley Job Seekers, 10am – 12pm, Conference Room

The Artyard Project, 5 – 9pm, Main Space

The ARTyard Project is an artist community center located in Chandler, AZ. “We partner with business to provide solutions for the challenges artist encounter selling their work. Identifying connections that open new pathways to developing customized marketing strategies that benefit everyone.” For more info contact Penny Ross, eross@theartyardproject.org

Monday, October 17

Social Media Picture Event, 11:30am – 4:30pm

Come have your photo taken by our in-house Gangplank Community photographers. Freshen up that LinkedIn profile, Twitter handle and Facebook icon. Contact Kameron Williams, Kameron@gangplankhq.com

Gangplank Mondays@4: Pokemon Go, Augmented Reality & the Gamification of Business, 4pm

Can games bring in more customers and boost sales? Can augmented reality lead users to patronize small, local businesses they otherwise might not visit? Join Carol Stambaugh & Kameron Williams for a talk about the phenomenal success of Pokemon Go and how startups, entrepreneurs and small businesses can capitalize on this and other trends in the gamification of business.

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Women Who Code Show Your Stuff – JavaScript, 6 – 7:30pm

Study group open to women working with or learning JavaScript. Beginners always welcome.

Digital Storytellers Meetup, 6 – 8pm, Conference Room

Looking to tell your story online? Whether you are a filmmaker or a video blogger or building your business, it all begins with the story.

Tuesday, October 18

Social Media Picture Event, 11:30am – 4:30pm

Come have your photo taken by our in-house Gangplank Community photographers. Freshen up that LinkedIn profile, Twitter handle and Facebook icon. Contact Kameron Williams, Kameron@gangplankhq.com

Wednesday, October 19

Community Meeting, 12pm, Main Space

Hacknight, 6pm until last keyholder leaves (late-ish), Main Space

GP Software Engineering Reading Group, 8 – 10pm

Friday, October 21

Monthly Momentum Meetup, 1 – 4pm

Formerly “Bookkeeping and Beers,” this is a monthly productivity session with other Gangplankers. Get stuff done you would normally put off. (It doesn’t have to be bookkeeping.) You’re welcome to bring beverages and/or snacks.

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Saturday, October 22

Code Sisters, 10am-3pm

Learning to code together on personal and collaborative projects with mentors. More info: Ariel@gangplankhq.com.

Wednesday, October 26

Community Meeting, 12pm, Main Space

Hacknight, 6pm until last keyholder leaves (late-ish), Main Space

Thursday, October 27

Southeast Valley .NET User Group, 6 – 8pm

Southeast Valley .NET User Group (SEVDNUG) was established in December 2007 as a hub for .NET developers in Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe, and surrounding areas who want to learn and share knowledge about .NET technologies. Come join us on the 4th Thursday of each month.

Saturday, October 29

Desert Blockchain Mini-Conference & Team Hack, 9am-6pm

Desert Blockchain is a community of bitcoin & blockchain technology enthusiasts interested in creating what is next for decentralized trust and agreement.

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Monday, October 31

Digital Storytellers Meetup, 6 – 8pm, Conference Room

Looking to tell your story online? Whether you are a filmmaker or a video blogger or building your business, it all begins with the story.

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