November 2016 Events & Meetups at Gangplank Chandler

Tuesday, November 1

Modfit continues their free pilot clinic through the end of the month, open to the entire Gangplank community as well as your business associates, friends, or family. Modfit is a Chandler based startup building personalized clinics for today’s desk-bound workforce, and are equipped with the latest fitness technology to help you lose weight, alleviate stress, reduce pain, and power through you workday. Download the Modfit app from the iTunes or Google Play app stores to schedule your first session.

Wednesday, November 2

Freelancers Meetup: Setting Boundaries with Demanding Clients, Spark Phoenix, 5:30pm, Main Space

This month, we’ll swap invaluable insight around questions like: How do you decide who to work with? How you set up parameters from the start of the relationship? How do you project manage yourself and your clients? Regardless of industry, we all share similar experiences as independent business owners! We try to ensure everyone leaves with insights and connections that will help their business thrive. Networking & refreshments. RSVP

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.

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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

Selecting the next book to read: Before the meeting: 1. Pick a book you want to read. 2. At the meeting: Present your book to the group. 3. At the meeting: Once all books are presented, we vote. Book presentations may be simple or fancy. Your choice. Voting will likely be approval-style. That is, each member may approve (vote for) any number of books. The winner is the most-approved book.

Thursday, November 3

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

We will be continuing our review of the internal project selected for development via the full SDLC, focusing on finalizing the requirements, making final selections for the team members and formalizing the development process. For the MVC portion, a review of routes is next on the agenda. There will be a brief review session for those new members that are new to C#, continuing with the basics of declarations, classes, SOLID and dependency injection.

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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.

Saturday, November 5

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.

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Wednesday, November 9

Community Meeting, 12pm, Main Space

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

Guilt Free Book Club, 6 – 7pm

We will discuss The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture by Glen Weldon. Amazon summarizes: “A witty, intelligent cultural history from NPR book critic Glen Weldon explains Batman’s rises and falls throughout the ages—and what his story tells us about ourselves.” Also, at our next meetup we will pick books to read for the next six months. Please bring your ideas. Guilt-free because you don’t have to read the book to join the discussion.

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Thursday, November 10

Arizona WordPress Group, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Gather and discuss the best ways to work with WordPress and find out the advantages of using WordPress for your Business and Personal website.

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Saturday, November 12

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

2017 Goal Setting Lab, 1 – 5pm, Main Space

Join local facilitator, Trish Gillam for fun filled afternoon of exploring and designing a more meaningful 2017! Where do you want to be in December 2017? We will spend time reflecting and designing a year that fits the life you want to live. This will include a variety of games and activities to clarify goals and accelerate decision making. We will then spend some time creating action plans to help you follow through on your new goals. These hands on, group oriented activities are also a great way to build new connections with fellow Goal Setting Lab participants. You will leave this event with a personal action plan to help make the most of 2017 and hopefully new friends to support you with your plan.

There is no cost to this event. However, seats are limited so make sure to claim your ticket via Eventbrite.

Monday, November 14

Craft Hack: Sewing 101 & Teddy Bear Cosplay, 6 – 8pm

Our November Craft Hack features costuming teddy bears (we’ll re-stuff cleaned recycled bears at the demo) which will involve learning some fundamentals about sewing so if you need some tutoring or to brush up on your technique, bring your machine or use one of ours. Bring extra fabric scraps and stuffed animals to attire (or re-stuff one of our bears). As always, you are free to bring your own project to work on instead of or in addition to our demo.

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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, November 16

Community Meeting, 12pm, Main Space

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

GP Software Engineering Reading Group, 8 – 10pm

Thursday, November 17

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.

Friday, November 18

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, November 19

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

Rock the Block, 12 – 10pm

Rock the Block! is an annual, free, family-friendly block party that celebrates the fun, dynamic lifestyle that Chandler offers while promoting Chandler-based businesses. The event has garnered more than 18,000 attendees in the past and is expecting to attract even more in 2016.

Monday, November 21

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

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

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Wednesday, November 23

Community Meeting, 12pm, Main Space

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

Thursday, November 24, Thanksgiving

Gangplank closed.

Monday, November 28

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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Wednesday, November 30

Community Meeting, 12pm, Main Space

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

GP Software Engineering Reading Group, 8 – 10pm

August 2016 Events & Meetups at Gangplank Chandler

Wednesday, August 3

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.


Freelancers Meetup w/Spark Phoenix, 5:30pm, Conference Room
This month, we’ll swap inspired ideas around questions like “What makes a brand memorable?” and “How can an email build loyalty?” Think you’ve got insight to share? Find emailing to be a painful process? Join us to brainstorm what makes for email strategy success. RSVP here.

Thursday, August 4


SouthEast Valley .NET Newbies Group
, 6 – 9pm, Main Space
Revisit Dependency Injection, SOLID, MVC5 application.

Women Who Code PHX: HTML/CSS Study Group, 6 – 7:30pm, Conference Room
Study group open to women working with or learning HTML / CSS. Beginners always welcome.

Saturday, August 6

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

Monday, August 8

global_430588742Digital Storytellers Meetup, 6 – 8pm, Burgundy Lounge
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.

  • 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
  • Learn new techniques and best practices for creating your story and using tools like YouTube to share with the world.


Craft Hack: Craft Supply Swap,
6 – 8pm, Conference Room
Feel free to bring fabric, paper, yarn, notions, or other craft/art supplies you’re not using. Even if you don’t have anything to bring, come hang out, craft, and see if anything catches your eye. There’s no demo this month, so just bring your own project to work on.

Wednesday, August 10


GP Community Meeting, 12pm, Main Space
Hacknight, 6 – 11:30pm, Main Space
Guilt Free Book Club, 6 – 7pm
We will discuss Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living by Krista Tippett. Guilt-free because you don’t have to read the book to join the discussion.
GP Software Engineering Reading Group, 8 – 10pm

Thursday, August 11

Arizona WordPress Group, 6:30 – 8:30pm
The Arizona WordPress Meetup group is a statewide community of WordPress professionals, hobbyists and users who come together to share knowledge, learn together, and strengthen the community. Free, all welcome.

Saturday, August 13

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

Monday, August 15


Women
Who Code Show Your Stuff – JavaScript
, 6 – 7:30pm,
Study group open to women working with or learning JavaScript. Beginners always welcome.

Tuesday, August 16

FileMaker Pro User Group, 6 – 8:30pm, More info.

Wednesday, August 17


Community Meeting, 12pm, Main Space
Hacknight, 6pm until last keyholder leaves (late-ish), Main Space
GP Software Engineering Reading Group, 8 – 10pm

Friday, August 19

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.

Saturday, August 20

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


Monday, August 22

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.

Wednesday, August 24

Community Meeting, 12pm, Main Space
Hacknight, 6pm until last keyholder leaves (late-ish), Main Space
GP Software Engineering Reading Group, 8 – 10pm

Thursday, August 25


Southeast Valley .NET User Group
, 6 – 8pm,
Visual Studio Cordova Tooling by Justin James
Are you already a web developer and want to create a mobile application? Come learn all about the Ionic mobile framework and how to use it with the Visual Studio 2015 Cordova Tooling. With technologies that we already know and love like Html 5, Javascript, CSS 3, and Angular we can easily create a mobile application that targets Android, iOS, and Windows 10 Phone.

Saturday, August 27


Analytics.Club, Phoenix
, 9am – 12pm,
Open Hack Kaggle Challenge: Are you ready to join the exciting world of Kaggle challenges to learn and help your fellow “geeks”? Set sail with us on an amazing adventure through data analytics, machine learning and a whole lot more.

Code Sisters, 10am-3pm
Learning to code together on personal and collaborative projects with mentors.

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

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Community Meeting, 12pm, Main Space
Hacknight, 6pm until last keyholder leaves (late-ish), Main Space
Desert Blockchain Meetup, 6:30 – 9pm
Desert Blockchain is a community interested in distributed trust technologies.

Weekly Roundup – November 15-21

This week at Gangplank:

Tuesday, Novermber 15th

  • (1:00-4:00pm) Mentor Office Hours with Phillip Blackerby and Francine Hardaway. [RSVP]
  • (6:30-9:00pm) Rock the Block volunteer orientation
  • (7:00-10:00pm) NaNoWriMo Write-Outs

Wednesday, November 16th

  • (9:00am-12:00pm) Mentor Office Hours with Dave Cooke and Mark Wright. [RSVP]
  • (noon) Brownbag: ‘Mellow Moves to Make You Look Cool’ with Katie Charland and Shaina Rozen
  • (4:00-7:00pm) Mentor Office Hours with James Archer. [RSVP]
  • (6:00pm) Hacknight
  • (6:00-7:30pm) NaNoWriMo for Kids check-in
  • (7:00-9:00pm) Storytellers AZ
  • (7:00pm) Street Hockey
  • (8:00-10:00pm) Software Engineering Reading Group

Thursday, November 17th

  • (1:00-4:00pm) Mentor Office Hours with Tom O’Brien. [RSVP]
  • (6:00-9:00) SEVDNUG November meeting
  • (7:00-10:00pm) NaNoWriMo Write-Out

Friday, November 18th

  • (5:00-9:00pm) Chandler Art Walk

Saturday, November 19th

  • (7:00-10:00pm) NaNoWriMo Write-Out

Sunday, November 21st

  • (12:00-3:00pm) PLUG Linux Security Group
  • (1:00-3:00pm) Gangplank Jr. Lego League

Monday, November 21st

Weekly Roundup – November 1-7

This week at Gangplank:

Tuesday, Novermber 1st

  • (1:00-4:00pm) Mentor Office Hours with Phillip Blackerby and Francine Hardaway. [RSVP]
  • (8:00-10:00pm) NaNoWriMo Write-Outs

Wednesday, November 2nd

  • (11:30am-12:00pm) Intro to Gangplank
  • (noon) Brownbag: ‘Truth Behind Electric Cars’ with Kevin Larsen and Tim Catallier sharing their first hand experiences from EVCCON 2011
  • (6:00pm) Hacknight
  • (6:00-10:00pm) Arduino night
  • (7:00-9:00pm) Storytellers AZ
  • (7:00pm) Street Hockey
  • (8:00-10:00pm) Software Engineering Reading Group

Thursday, November 3rd

  • (7:00-9:00pm) NaNoWriMo Write-Out

Friday, November 4th

  • (12:30-1:30pm) Startup BBQ
  • (6:00-9:00) Code Camp speakers dinner

Saturday, November 5th

  • (9:00-11:00am) Chandler photo walk
  • (6:00-11:00pm) Desert Code Camp afterparty
  • (7:00-9:00pm) NaNoWriMo Write-Out

Sunday, October 30th

  • (1:00-3:00pm) Gangplank Jr. Lego League

Weekly Roundup – October 25-31

This week at Gangplank:

Tuesday, October 25th

  • (8:00am-5:00pm) Hands-On Android Tablet Programming, taught by Donn Felker. [Register]
  • (1:00-4:00pm) Mentor Office Hours with Phillip Blackerby and Francine Hardaway. [RSVP]
  • (7:00-9:00pm) ‘Your Business…Your Life’ workshop

Wednesday, October 26th

  • (noon) Brownbag: Open Forum
  • (1:00-4:00pm) Mentor Office Hours with Bimal Raj Merchant (Legal). [RSVP]
  • (1:0-2:00pm) Gangplank tour
  • (6:00pm) Hacknight
  • (6:00-8:00pm) Danger Scouts
  • (7:00-9:00pm) Storytellers AZ
  • (7:00pm) Street Hockey
  • (8:00-10:00pm) Software Engineering Reading Group

Thursday, October 27th

  • (5:00-6:00pm) Chandler Small Business
  • (6:00-9:00pm) SEVDNUG October 2011 meeting

Saturday, October 29th

  • (1:00-4:00pm) iTek meeting
  • (2:00-3:30) NaNoWriMo for Kids Kickoff

Sunday, October 30th

  • (1:00-3:00pm) Gangplank Jr. Lego League

Weekly Roundup – October 18-24

This week at Gangplank:

Tuesday, October 18th

Wednesday, October 19th

Thursday, October 20th

Friday, October 21st

  • (5:00-9:00pm) Chandler Art Walk

Saturday, October 22nd

  • (10:00am-12:00pm) How2 Workshop: WordPress [Register]

Sunday, October 23rd

  • (1:00-3:00pm) Gangplank Jr. Lego League

Monday, October 24th

Weekly Roundup – October 11-17

This week at Gangplank:

Tuesday, October 11th

  • (1:00-4:00pm) Mentor Office Hours with Francine Hardaway, Phillip Blackerby, Ed Nusbaum, and Clayton Lengel-Zigich. [RSVP]
  • (6:30-9:00) Oktoberfest & TASTE of Chandler Volunteer Orientation

Wednesday, October 12th

  • (noon) Brownbag: ‘Screen writing‘ with LaPan.
  • (1:00-2:00pm) Lunch with Gangplank staff
  • (6:00pm) Hacknight
  • (6:00-10:00pm) Arduino night
  • (7:00pm) Street Hockey
  • (7:00-8:30pm) Storytellers
  • (8:00-10:00pm) Software Engineering Reading Group

Thursday, October 13th

  • (11:00am-2:00pm) Mentor Office Hours with Christie Simmons. [RSVP]
  • (5:00-6:00pm) Chandler Small Business Association
  • (6:00-7:00pm) Gangplank volunteering informational meeting
  • (6:30-8:30pm) WordPress Group meeting

Saturday, October 15th

Sunday, October 16th

  • (9:00am-5:00pm) Holli True Workshops – Senior Portraits. [Register]
  • (1:00-3:00pm) Gangplank Jr. Lego League

Monday, October 17th

  • (9:00am-5:00pm) Holli True Workshops – Senior Portraits. [Register]
  • (1:00-4:00pm) Mentor Office Hours with Kevin Dixon. [RSVP]
  • (6:30-9:00) Oktoberfest & TASTE of Chandler Volunteer Orientation

Weekly Roundup – October 4-10

This week at Gangplank:

Tuesday, October 4th

Wednesday, October 5th

  • (11:30am-12:00pm) Intro to Gangplank
  • (noon) Brownbag: ‘Healthy Working: Sugar and Sleep‘ with Troy Busot, founder of Athlinks.com.
  • (1:00-2:00pm) Lunch with Gangplank staff
  • (4:00-5:00pm) GP Studios Initiative Meeting
  • (5:00-6:00pm) GP Jr. Initiative Meeting
  • (6:00pm) Hacknight
  • (7:00pm) Street Hockey
  • (8:00-10:00pm) Software Engineering Reading Group

Friday, October 7th

  • (12:30-1:30) Startup BBQ

Saturday, October 8th

  • (2:00-3:30pm) Gangplank Jr. Journalism program

Sunday, October 9th

  • (1:00-3:00pm) Gangplank Jr. Lego League

Weekly Roundup – September 27-October 3

This week at Gangplank:

Tuesday, September 27th

Wednesday, September 28th

  • (noon) Brownbag: ‘Nonprofits and Technology’ with The Desert Rivers Audubon and Greg Clark of Wild At Heart.
  • (1:00-2:00pm) Gangplank tour
  • (6:00pm) Hacknight
  • (7:00pm) Street Hockey
  • (7:00-8:30pm) Storytellers
  • (8:00-10:00pm) Software Engineering Reading Group

Thursday, September 29th

  • (5:30-7:30) Chandler Young Executives Series

Saturday, October 1st

  • (12:00pm) Crafting Event

Sunday, October 2nd

  • (1:00-3:00pm) Gangplank Jr. Lego League

Weekly Roundup – September 13-19

This week at Gangplank:

Tuesday, September 13th

Wednesday, September 14th

  • (9:00am-12:00pm) Mentor Office Hours with Ward Andrews and Susan Baier. [RSVP]
  • (noon) Brownbag: ‘Outsourcing Dos and Don’ts‘ with Donn Felker
  • (6:00pm) Hacknight
  • (6:00pm) Arduino Night
  • (7:00pm) Street Hockey
  • (8:00-10:00pm) Software Engineering Reading Group

Thursday, September 15th

Friday, September 16th

Saturday, September 17th

  • (10:00am-2:00pm) Brew Camp [Register]
  • (2:00-3:30) PLUG Linux Security Group

Monday, September 19th