Traverse City Coding Community

Looking to innovate, lead, or investing in tech?

  • Traverse City’s evolving tech hub centers on software development

  • tccodes is building coding talent and expanding capacities.

Developing solutions remotely or part of a local team?

  • Connect and learn with other area software professionals at tccodes technical workshops or social events.

Investigating coding as a career?

  • Attend tccodes community sessions providing hands-on coding experiences and access to our talent development initiative.

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about us.

We’re working hard to create a thriving and connected tccodes learning community. So far, we’ve…
  1. Created a network of over 250 individuals and 30 companies
  2. Delivered 30 training events and workshops
  3. Implemented cloud services enabling hands-on learning experiences for professionals
  4. Trained over 120 learners in topics ranging from the basics to the newest cloud technologies.
And we’re expanding and extending in 2020, offering virtual sessions in these unique times! Check out our events page for details and register at 20fathoms.eventbrite.com.
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Events

Date Topic/Title Presenter
Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020 C# Fundamentals – Part 1 Keith E. Kelly
Wednesday, Sept 9, 2020 C# Fundamentals – Part 2 Keith E. Kelly
Thursday, Sept 10, 2020 Cybersecurity As a Career (tccyber – kick off!)
Shaun Bertrand
Tuesday, Sept 15, 2020 LinkedIn 101 Karin Chung
Thursday, Sept 17, 2020 Full Stack Developer – Fall Cohort – An Overview Derek Smith
Tuesday, Sept 22, 2020 Introduction to Agile/Scrum Ryan Anderson
Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020 Requirements and User Stories Ryan Anderson
Wednesday, Sept 30, 2020 New Developer – Fall Cohort Ryan Beaver
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People

Leadership
 Keith E. Kellytccodes Program Manager20Fathoms
 Michelle CordanoTalent Development – IT Sector StrategiesMichigan Depart of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO)
 Lauren BigelowExecutive Director20Fathoms
Employer Advisors
 Derek SmithCTO & Co-founderNaveego, Inc.
 Greg TerrellCEOLooUQ Incorporated
 Karin ChungRecruiter Hagerty
 Ryan BeaverVice President of OperationsEmphasys Software
Volunteers
 Erin ClaudioNew developer candidate 
 Justin GauthierLead Developerbrightly
 Roxy ScrivenerNew developer candidate 
 Shirl MartinDirector, Business Development and OperationsAlliance Business Products, LLC 
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News

30 Days of Python with teclado

So, you’re sequestered – what a great time to commit to professional development! How about learning to code with Python, the fastest growing and possibly the most popular programming language? 20Fathoms and tccodes are delivering new virtual services, and we’re excited about this opportunity to support and extend teclado’s “30 days of Python” project. We’ve been using their content for prior workshops, and Jose Salvatierra, the instructor, is exceptional!

What to expect from teclado?

teclado is providing a series of blog posts designed to guide you through the fundamentals of Python coding. They’re adding exercises and projects to make sure you have a solid understanding and ability to use the basics. Content starts on April 1, but you’ll be able to catch up if you’re late. The training series is free! See the blog link above to sign up for notifications.

What to expect from 20Fathoms and tccodes?

20Fathoms is looking for new ways to support our tech hub community and working to provide more virtual support. This series from teclado is just in time! Our goal is to provide free wrap-around services to help extend the experience and support our learners. Keith will provide the following instructional support to the group.

  • Assist with installation of coding resources. We’ll be standardizing on Visual Studio Code development.
  • Support through virtual office hours three days a week.
  • Deliver video conference sessions enabling participants to review solutions and discuss.

How to get started?

  1. Sign up for the teclado “30 Days of Python” at https://blog.tecladocode.com/30-days-of-python
  2. View Jose’s series introduction on YouTube at https://youtu.be/tvRqzYI0akA
  3. To participate in the related 20Fathoms learning group, enroll at http://bit.ly/tccodes2004b04
  4. Install Visual Studio Code with Python support. See detailed at http://bit.ly/tccodes-vscode We’ll also review during the first tccodes session.

Look for more details to be posted here!