5 local tech events to check out this week

by Justine Hofherr
November 13, 2017
Photo via Built In

Webinar: Paul Merrill, "The Myths of Why Automate For Testing", Nov. 13 at 1 p.m.

Paul Merrill, a speaker at the Ministry of Testing in Atlanta, is presenting a new webinar called "The Myths of Why We Automate For Testing." In this chat, Merrill will explore the reasons why tech companies think they need to automate for testing, including to save time and to be more efficient. According to Merrill, a principal software engineer at Beaufort Fairmont, attendees of this virtual event will be surprised about the more important reasons why startups automate for testing.

Boston Ruby Group, sponsored by ezCater, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.

Boston Ruby Group and ezCater are teaming up for this coding workshop, where attendees will learn how to use Ruby on Rails for "object oriented" programming. This talk is especially useful for coders who are interested in building apps that work with connected devices. There will also be plenty of opportunities to network, so bring your project questions and fresh ideas.

How to Fly FPV Racing Drones, Nov. 15 at 4 p.m.

Hackers and Hustlers (possibly the coolest group name ever) is hosting a workshop that will teach you how to fly a drone. Whether you're a total newb or a seasoned pilot, this chat will cover everything from stack orientation to stack control. Ian Roy, founding head of Brandeis MakerLab, is leading the event with robotics specialist Tim Herbert.

Code & Coffee: Careers in Technology, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Girl Develop It Boston is hosting its monthly coding and coffee event, where members of the local tech community get together to work on their developing skills, meet like-minded individuals and learn about job opportunities in Boston tech. In the November meet-up, members will share how they shaped their career paths and provide advice to jobseekers. Bring your laptop and any projects you're working on.

Girl Develop It Hackathon!, Nov. 18 at 9 a.m.

Audible is sponsoring a female-driven hackathon for Girl Develop it Boston at the Amazon office in Cambridge. This day-long event is a great way to enhance your coding skills and make friends — all while building a website. Oh, and there will be snacks. Whether you're a young programmer or a seasoned graphic designer, this event is welcome to ladies of all skill levels. 

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