This September, Learn about Github, How to Close the Gender Gap, and Embed Your Identity in Your Creative Work
Make yourself a cup of hot tea, grab a blanket, and start reading about how to make the most of your September days. It’s the season to jump back into learning, so below are some local events that will stimulate your mind.
Introduction to GitHub & Create Your Own Website – September 13th
If you want to grow your technical skills, knowing how to use GitHub is a must. Github is a platform that hosts your source code, automates common workflows, and enables you to collaborate. Women Who Code Boston is hosting a workshop to introduce you to GitHub in an actionable format: by helping you set up your own website. The event has only two pre-requisites: bring a laptop and sign up for a GitHub prior to arriving.
CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap (Viewing & Panel) – September 14
This September you’ll also have a chance to join the public discourse around how to reduce the gender and minority gap that exists in the software engineering industry. CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap is a documentary that exposes this issue, digs into the reasons behind it, and highlights efforts that result in increased diversity. VMware is hosting a free viewing of the documentary and will follow it up with a panel of industry leaders for a post-movie discussion.
Movie Under The Stars: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – September 16th
One of my favorite activities in the summertime is watching movies outdoors, in Boston’s peaceful parks. If you share this sentiment, it’s your last chance to indulge yourself and with nothing less than the classic film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Not only is there no cost to see the movie under the stars free, but you can also enjoy some free popcorn. So bring a warm blanket, some snacks, and a big smile.
Celebrate Boston – September 29th
If you are work in the Boston area and like to mingle with other professionals or if you are curious about the latest start-ups on the horizon, you should check out Celebrate Boston. The event will be spread out across the 6+ floors at WeWork South Station and offers a variety of activities. You’ll get a chance to learn who in Boston has been bringing positive change to our city, sample some foods & drinks, and meet folks from Resilient Coders, Trip Advisor, Cradles to Crayons, Paint Nite, and more.
Finding Your Myth – September 30th
Anytime I have an opportunity to get closer to PIXAR, I jump at it. This brilliant company has so much to teach us about the creative process, so when I heard that one of its talented animators, Sanjay Patel, will give a lecture at the MFA this month, I was thrilled. Patel is known for directing the animated short Sanjay’s Super Team, inspired by the his own life. His illustrations and writing explore Hindu mythology and you can immerse yourself in that word by flipping through the picture books Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth and Ramayana: Divine Loophole. They are simply delightful.
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