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DUMBO Innovators Meet-Up: Access Labs by Flatiron School

Meetup
Lounge 6:30–8:30pm
  • Regular FREE

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The DUMBO Innovators Meet-Up is a monthly series highlighting innovative companies in DUMBO, Brooklyn. At this lively mixer event, meet your neighbors and experience the vibrancy this community has to offer first-hand.

Free beer will be provided courtesy of Sixpoint Brewery.

Free tacos (first come, first served!) will be provided by: 

DUMBO has long been home to individuals and companies with equal parts creativity and business acumen. Each month, we’ll be shining a spotlight on the vanguard, cutting edge companies and people who call DUMBO their home. During a brief moderated discussion, industry leaders in storytelling, media, and tech will share their philosophy around innovation: what it means for their company, and how to approach innovation in business as well as in life. 

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Networking / Free Beer + Tacos!

7:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Q&A discussion – Access Labs by Flatiron School

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM: Networking / Free Beer + Tacos!

SEPTEMBER SPOTLIGHT: 

With Technical Coaching Fellow Natalie Perpepaj.

Access Labs is a software engineering program powered by the educators and innovators of Flatiron School and WeWork. This program was developed to make learning to code more accessible to lower-income students and to equip underserved communities with the in-demand coding skills necessary to thrive in today’s workforce.

About Flatiron School:
Founded in 2012, Flatiron School is an outcomes-focused coding bootcamp providing software engineering and data science courses with career coaching and job placement services to students around the world. Flatiron School offers in-person courses at its campuses in NYC, London, Houston, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Seattle, and online through its innovative learning platform, Learn.co. Since its founding, Flatiron School has graduated over 2,000 students. Acquired by WeWork in 2017, Flatiron School’s mission is to enable the pursuit of a better life through education.

ABOUT NATALIE PERPEPAJ:

Natalie Perpepaj is a full stack web developer with a love for problem solving. After graduating from Fordham University in the Bronx with a degree in Biology & Pre-Med, she worked in the healthcare field at Memorial Sloan Kettering for two years until she discovered her love for programming. She attended Flatiron School in 2017 and is currently a Technical Coaching Fellow there. In April 2018, Natalie joined the team at Access Labs, an initiative launched by WeWork and Flatiron School to bring tech education to low-income students. Access Labs, based out of WeWork Dumbo Heights, offers Flatiron School's flagship 15-week web development program to people looking to change careers with no upfront tuition.

About DUMBO BID:

The DUMBO Improvement District is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing and promoting DUMBO, Brooklyn. The Improvement District showcases DUMBO as a world-class destination, advocating on behalf of DUMBO's businesses, property owners and residents. The organization provides supplemental sanitation services, marketing, economic development, neighborhood programming and long-term planning.

Website: http://dumbo.is.

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