Eastside Startups Open Coffee

Join us every Wednesday morning for the Eastside's premier entrepreneur, startup and technology networking event.

NOTE: We publicize this event in a number of venues, most people do not RSVP. We get on average about 12-15 people each week, sometimes over 20. If you only see a few people registered don't worry, plenty of folks will be there.

You will meet technology entrepreneurs working on their latest project, those looking to flee the so called Dilbert Cube world and just plain technology folks and local business people.

There is no agenda, dues or anything else, just good conversation and networking. Individuals can get help with their questions and problems as well as find potential partners and those can provide services they need. Lots of referrals for a wide variety of reasons.

Show up when you want, leave when you want. This is a fun networking event, not a meeting you need to be on time for. However, we do introductions early. 

WiFi is available.

ProductTank Seattle

Join us for a riveting conversation about the art and science of product strategy.

Our presenting sponsor this month is General UI: A Seattle-based design and engineering firm bringing empathy, innovation, and performance to mobile application development since 2009.
https://generalui.com/

SPEAKER:

Arif Gursel: Director of Product and Ecosystem Partnerships at Heroku
http://www.arifgursel.com/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/arifgursel

Arif is a product manager, serial entrepreneur, and community leader. Over his 20 year career, he has lead product efforts at iconic technology companies (notably Heroku, Microsoft and Zillow), built a digital agency, and run several non-profit organizations.

Outside of his work at Heroku, Arif currently serves as the CEO of VIBEHEAVY, a Seattle-based digital agency and startup lab that has launched numerous new brands and products within the entertainment, fashion, and hospitality verticals. He also serves on the Board of Directors for a nonprofit, P.A.C.E., which follows a technology startup model and focuses on initiatives across Science, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Arts, and Media (S.T.E.A.M) education and activism.

AGENDA
1. Drinks, Light Snacks, and Networking: 6:00 - 6:45pm
2. Speaker: 6:45 - 7:15pm
3. Q&A: 7:15 - 7:30pm
4. Further Networking: 7:30 - 8:30pm (latest)

NOTE: Space is limited. Please RSVP as soon as possible!

Bothell Web Developers Meetup

Our Weekly meetup at Cafe Ladro in Bothell.  We will be working on projects and talking about code.  This is a good chance to share new ideas and get some coding done on that project you have been meaning to do. 

Please make sure to RSVP if you plan to attend and let us know if you can not make it as seats are limited.  We use the information in the RSVP question to prep for the meetup so please do not skip it.

Disclaimer: This is not a recruitment event. We welcome developers and aspiring developers to come and talk shop or work on projects.  As seats are limited and we wish to keep the talk on topic, we request that non-technical members and recruiters do not attend.  We have discussion forums for project / job postings and a place to ask the group questions.***

Open Seattle

Open Seattle meets regularly on the fourth Wednesday of every month to discuss new and existing projects; any general member business; and to have some dedicated project work time. 

MEETING AGENDA

6:00 - 6:30: Eat food! Talk to awesome people who care about civic tech!

6:30 - 7:00: Open talks/pitches - your opportunity to hear what members are working on and how you can get involved, and/or to pitch or provide an update on your own project. Ping the #getinvolved Slack channel or email us at [masked] and we can add you to the agenda.*

7:00 - 8:00: Open project time

*You don't have to be on the agenda to talk. We always leave open time for members to discuss projects/events. 

WHAT TO BRING:
You'll probably want a laptop (or be prepared to team up with someone that has a laptop, or work on projects that don't require a computer).

HOW TO CONNECT:
We plan things, ask/answer questions, and discuss projects using Slack.
Join the Open Seattle Slack channel here: http://openseattleslack.herokuapp.com/

GETTING TO SOCRATA:
Enter the main doors at 705 5th Ave S. If the doors are locked, somebody should be there to let you in. Head inside and to your left to find the elevator lobby; Socrata is on the 6th floor. Once you're up there, follow the signs to reach Socrata's cafeteria at the west end of the building.

If you arrive and the door is locked:
Leave a comment on this page or call the number on the sign to get let in!

Learn to Code Seattle

Register for this event on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-to-code-seattle-workshop-intro-to-html-css-523-tickets-45979322391

This FREE event is especially for aspiring coders in Seattle who hope to learn the basics of web development!

In this Learn to Code workshop, you’ll learn the essentials of HTML and CSS. This should provide you with foundational knowledge of the tools used in virtually all web design.

What You'll Learn:

The foundations of HTML (structure, elements, tags, implementation)

CSS (attributes, selectors, the box model, page layout)

How to Prepare:

- Bring your laptop, fully charged (bring your charger just in case)

- Install the Atom text editor if you don't have a text editor. Go here: https://atom.io/

- Install Google Chrome (any browser will do, but Chrome can do some cool things): https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/

Prerequisites:

None

About Galvanize:

Galvanize is premiere dynamic learning community for technology. With campuses located in booming technology sectors throughout the country, Galvanize provides a community for each the following:

Education - part-time and full-time training in web development, data science, and data engineering

Workspace - whether you’re a freelancer, startup, or established business, we provide beautiful spaces with a community dedicated to supporting your company’s growth

Networking - events in the tech industry happen constantly in our campuses, ranging from popular Meetups to multi-day international conferences

To learn more about Galvanize, visit galvanize.com.

Registration on Eventbrite Required to attend this event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-to-code-seattle-workshop-intro-to-html-css-411-tickets-44276215352

New Tech Eastside

RSVP HERE:
https://www.newtechnorthwest.com/events/new-tech-workshops/

Join us for an exclusive intimate workshop to help you avoid the seven most crucial legal, tax and business operations mistakes that young companies make.

Who should attend:
Business Owners
Managers
Innovators
Entrepreneurs (first time or repeat)
Anyone contemplating a startup

According to Forbes, 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months, largely due to market-related issues and leadership and communication breakdowns.

You’ve got to have a great team and a profitable business model with the right market fit and timing. But you can’t be a success with good business fundamentals alone. You also must have your legal and financial house in order, or else a great business could turn into a complete disaster very quickly. Attend this workshop to learn about how to get it right the first time and avoid the big legal, tax and accounting mistakes that can cause businesses to fail.

You know the old adage, Get It Right the First Time. Starting off right is a critical success factor for startups and emerging businesses. Whether your company is in it’s very early stages or a few years down the road, you can learn what to do and not do based on expert experience rather than your own experiences of trial and error.

Frankly, it takes many more of your scarce resources to fix a mistake than to head it off. When you make a poor decision that results from incorrect assumptions or inadequate information—well, some things you may never totally recover from.

For young companies, the right accounting and legal firms can be strategic members of your team to avoid being blindsided by circumstances that put your company in jeopardy.

At this workshop you’ll learn from the experts at Summit Law and Bader Martin, firms with the experience and bandwidth to help address the most significant threats these companies face. These firms will share real-life war stories of how they’ve had to bail out companies that didn’t know what to do to prevent problems that later plagued their businesses.

With the help of strategic legal and accounting advisors, you can prepare your business to weather the storms. Our panel, made up of seasoned practitioners, will give you the basics of what you can do now to avoid business failure. You’ll discover how to avoid:

Choosing the wrong type of entity for your business
Beginning with the end in mind
Choosing an LLC, partnership, S or C corporation

Hitting fundraising and funding pitfalls that can end your business

Keeping bad records and missing the records that matter most
Not understanding the rules for state sales taxes, and if you’re subject to them
Not filing tax returns or filing incorrect or incomplete returns

Not understanding, or running afoul of, the rules for hiring and firing people

Not getting the proper protection for your Intellectual Property beyond Non-Disclosure Agreements and patents

Not following “best practices” policies and procedures
Keeping poor, inadequate or erroneous financial or accounting records
Having enforceable written agreements in place with vendors, suppliers, employees, & contractors
Ensuring data privacy
Building diversity and inclusion in your teams and culture
Preventing sexual harassment

Not protecting your company against potential legal, tax and business threats
Getting appropriate insurance coverage
Making the wrong tax elections for your federal returns
Understanding applicable regulatory requirements

Agenda
9:00am – 9:30am Registration / Networking / Continental Breakfast
9:30am – 11:30am Interactive panel discussion with Bader Martin and Summit Law

Don’t take a chance on your business failing because of the issues that you don’t know that you don’t know yet. Discover in two hours what would normally take you two months to research and learn. Grab your ticket today and meet professionals who can increase your companies chances of success tomorrow!

New Tech Seattle

RSVP HERE:
https://www.newtechnorthwest.com/events/new-tech-workshops/

Join us for an exclusive intimate workshop to help you avoid the seven most crucial legal, tax and business operations mistakes that young companies make.

Who should attend:
Business Owners
Managers
Innovators
Entrepreneurs (first time or repeat)
Anyone contemplating a startup

According to Forbes, 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months, largely due to market-related issues and leadership and communication breakdowns.

You’ve got to have a great team and a profitable business model with the right market fit and timing. But you can’t be a success with good business fundamentals alone. You also must have your legal and financial house in order, or else a great business could turn into a complete disaster very quickly. Attend this workshop to learn about how to get it right the first time and avoid the big legal, tax and accounting mistakes that can cause businesses to fail.

You know the old adage, Get It Right the First Time. Starting off right is a critical success factor for startups and emerging businesses. Whether your company is in it’s very early stages or a few years down the road, you can learn what to do and not do based on expert experience rather than your own experiences of trial and error.

Frankly, it takes many more of your scarce resources to fix a mistake than to head it off. When you make a poor decision that results from incorrect assumptions or inadequate information—well, some things you may never totally recover from.

For young companies, the right accounting and legal firms can be strategic members of your team to avoid being blindsided by circumstances that put your company in jeopardy.

At this workshop you’ll learn from the experts at Summit Law and Bader Martin, firms with the experience and bandwidth to help address the most significant threats these companies face. These firms will share real-life war stories of how they’ve had to bail out companies that didn’t know what to do to prevent problems that later plagued their businesses.

With the help of strategic legal and accounting advisors, you can prepare your business to weather the storms. Our panel, made up of seasoned practitioners, will give you the basics of what you can do now to avoid business failure. You’ll discover how to avoid:

Choosing the wrong type of entity for your business
Beginning with the end in mind
Choosing an LLC, partnership, S or C corporation

Hitting fundraising and funding pitfalls that can end your business

Keeping bad records and missing the records that matter most
Not understanding the rules for state sales taxes, and if you’re subject to them
Not filing tax returns or filing incorrect or incomplete returns

Not understanding, or running afoul of, the rules for hiring and firing people

Not getting the proper protection for your Intellectual Property beyond Non-Disclosure Agreements and patents

Not following “best practices” policies and procedures
Keeping poor, inadequate or erroneous financial or accounting records
Having enforceable written agreements in place with vendors, suppliers, employees, & contractors
Ensuring data privacy
Building diversity and inclusion in your teams and culture
Preventing sexual harassment

Not protecting your company against potential legal, tax and business threats
Getting appropriate insurance coverage
Making the wrong tax elections for your federal returns
Understanding applicable regulatory requirements

Agenda
9:00am – 9:30am Registration / Networking / Continental Breakfast
9:30am – 11:30am Interactive panel discussion with Bader Martin and Summit Law

Don’t take a chance on your business failing because of the issues that you don’t know that you don’t know yet. Discover in two hours what would normally take you two months to research and learn. Grab your ticket today and meet professionals who can increase your companies chances of success tomorrow!

Seattle Tech4Good

In this presentation, we will cover the power of authentic, emotionally intelligent storytelling to engage your target audience. With video as our primary medium, we will cover the techniques you will need to execute your most successful fundraising or awareness campaign to-date.

What we will be talking about:
- Theory: Opportunities and Challenges
- Application: Telling Your Story; Strategy is Key
- Group Activity: "What’s your story?" worksheet

This seminar will be presented by 6162 Productions' Dana Rommerdahl, VP of Business Development + Operations

Dana's background runs the gamut of social impact from communications and high-level strategic planning to affordable housing development and city planning. Throughout her work, she brings a vigorous passion for authentic engagement and a results-oriented approach. Dana is motivated by the opportunity to help clients execute their missions more successfully.

AGENDA
6-6:30 - arrival, networking, light refreshments
6:30-7:15 - workshop
7:15-7:30 - QnA

From Joel: I have used 6162 Productions and they really know how to tell a great story - very unique methods and compelling results! If you are at all interested in video and how to craft a story to motivate you should not miss this!

Ember.js Seattle

Having trouble finding the motivation to work on those Ember side projects? Want to get help from the Ember experts? Do you think you write better code with craft beer?

Come hang out with your fellow Emberists, talk to the Ember experts (including some Ember core team members), and meet new friends. We'll be meeting every fourth Wednesday every month.

Ember Project Nights: Because it sucks to work alone.

Note that Optimism Brewery doesn't serve food, but generally has a food truck available: http://optimismbrewing.com/ They also don't have non-alcoholic beverages, but you can bring your own non-alcoholic refreshments! I'll try to bring a selection, and if you have any questions, please get in touch.

APIs and IPAs

Schedule:

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Network/Dinner/Drink

6:30 PM -6:45 PM - Introduction and Intro to Spark by Tessa

6:45 PM - 7:40 PM - TBA by Joshua Hutt

7:45 PM - 8:45 PM - TBA

8:45 PM - 9:00 PM - Network/Drinks

Food and Drinks:

Kegs will be provided for drinks as well as water. Thanks to our Sponsor CatchPoint.

Dinner will be provided by QDoba Mexican Grill, sponsored by Cisco Systems. We have a full taco bar (or nacho) with vegetarian options. White and brown rice. Chicken, beef, or veggies. Chips and queso dip, and water. Food will be available on a first come first serve basis.

https://qdoba.com

Speakers:

Joshua Hutt

Talk Title: TBA

Information coming soon!

Bio

Biography coming soon :)
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Krishan Veer

Talk Title: Security APIs (Official Talk title being updated soon...)

Talk Description:

TBA

Bio

TBA

Interested in speaking? Contact tessamero (at) gmail (dot) com

Eastside CoffeeOps

We're a welcoming community of folks who gather to talk about software development + operations (Dev + Ops) tools and culture on the Eastside.

Our Lean Coffee (http://leancoffee.org/) format allows us to talk about a diverse range of topics.

We follow the Seattle CoffeeOps Contributor Covenant code of conduct (https://github.com/CoffeeOps/Seattle/blob/master/code-of-conduct.md).

Agenda:
8:00 - 8:10 mingle and generate topics
8:10 - 8:15 topic voting
8:15 - 9:15 discussions
9:15 - 9:30 takeaways, wrap up

Many thanks to 1Strategy / BeyondSoft for hosting us!

Thanks,

John Harris

Whale / Snake / Gopher wrangler and DevOps person

Seattle Web Scraping Meetup

This will be Seattle Web Scraping's 3rd meetup. Come out, grab a drink, and share new ideas and innovations built around web scraping.

Seattle Ed Tech Meetup

Learn about the innovative work of 8 members of our Seattle EdTech community (from classrooms to products) through 5 minute mini-showcases.

Google Developer Group (GDG) Seattle

If you cannot attend the Google I/O conference in Mountain View this year, you can get an update from Googlers and the Seattle GDG-ers who did attend. We will have a series of lightning talks that highlight the most exciting and interesting new technologies that we learned from Google I/O. In addition, this year we will have Josh Gordon (https://twitter.com/random_forests) join us and gives us a talk on TensorFlow.

Come join us for a great community discussion.

Please note that this meetup happens in the main Google building. This means we need to provide building security with first/last names of attendees.

If you RSVP for this event with an incomplete name or alias, you will be moved to the wait list until that is corrected.

Vibe Coworks

Back by popular demand: The Vibe Female Founders Power Hour is a chance for Kitsap’s boldest, brightest and most driven women to meet one another, throw out those crazy (cool) ideas we’ve each been working on, and think out loud on what knowledge / connections / opportunities / skills or …? would be the magic sauce that would take our respective personal and professional endeavors to the next level.

This ain’t an old school networking event. This is a down and dirty time to connect up and dream big with fellow female founders: women like you who know what it’s like to come up with a great idea--and run with it. Women like you who understand that the entrepreneurial journey is wild: from birthing an idea, to planning a pivot, to learning how to master (or not) marketing, funding, employees… and the old boys club. Women like you who are starting, running and transforming businesses and organizations all while juggling marriage, divorce, kids, personal wellness, grocery lists, school loans, deployments, aging parents, volunteer work...

Bring your own lunch and your unique sort of infectious energy, and help shape the future of what the Vibe Female Founders Power Hour will become!

RSVP to [masked]

MaptimeSEA

Come get to know your fellow Seattle Maptimers in a more casual setting - with Mappy Hour! at Rooftop Brewing Company (http://rooftopbrewco.com/) in (really north) Queen Anne (just east of the south side of the Ballard Bridge, on Nickerson).

This is an all ages venue - kids and dogs welcome! There is also ample parking.

What to Expect:

Good times with fellow mappers! We are a warm and welcoming group, and love meeting new members!

What to bring:

Yourself! Since we'll be outside, a pair of shades (or a rain jacket as the case may be) might not be a bad idea. :)

In addition to beer, Rooftop serves Hard Cider, Coke, San Pellegrino Sodas, and water. BYO anything else non-alcoholic. There is always a food truck outside, and outside food is also welcome.

General Assembly Seattle

**** MUST RSVP HERE: https://generalassemb.ly/education/lgbtq-in-tech-panel/seattle/49157 ****

About This Event:

At General Assembly and Blink UX we celebrate diversity in our students, instructors, and employees. Experiences vary vastly by person and company, but there are some underlying issues that the tech world has yet to address to be more welcoming, including letting go of the “brogrammer” mind-set, benefits that support LGBT workers’ needs and eliminating the chilling effect of “don’t ask, don’t tell” that many in the LGBT community encounter.

We are taking time to listen to LGBTQ voices and to discuss what we're doing to keep getting better. Join us for this candid, insightful panel featuring prominent LGBTQ members of our tech community.

Who is this panel for?

This panel is open to all members of our tech community.

Google Developer Group (GDG) Seattle

[Note: those who RSVP'd 'Yes' will receive an Eventbrite link for registration. Must have an Eventbrite ticket to attend]

In this hands-on bootcamp, you will walk through the process of building a complete machine learning pipeline covering ingest, exploration, training, evaluation, deployment, and prediction. Along the way, we will discuss how to explore and split large data sets correctly using BigQuery and Cloud Datalab. The machine learning model in TensorFlow will be developed on a small sample locally. The preprocessing operations will be implemented in Cloud Dataflow, so that the same preprocessing can be applied in streaming mode as well. The training of the model will then be distributed and scaled out on Cloud ML Engine. The trained model will be deployed as a microservice and predictions invoked from a web application.

What you need:
Come with a laptop with an up-to-date web browser. We will supply a temporary GCP project that you can use to do the bootcamp.

Prerequisites:
Basic SQL, familiarity with Python and TensorFlow or equivalent knowledge as in this course on Coursera: Serverless Machine Learning with TensorFlow on GCP - https://www.coursera.org/learn/serverless-machine-learning-gcp. This is a full-day, advanced hands-on workshop (70% labs, 30% lecture), not a intro beginner session. If you don't meet the pre-requisite, you may find it difficult to do the labs in the workshop.

Those who RSVP'd yes on this meetup will receive a link to register on Eventbrite. We have very limited seating so you must have an Eventbrite ticket to attend.

.NET Developers Association - Eastside

Developing, deploying and debugging .NET Core applications on Google Cloud Platform with the Google Cloud Tools for Visual Studio extension and the Google Cloud Console. The presentation will cover getting started with GCP ASP.NET Core templates, deploying an application to GCP with the Visual Studio extension and debugging a live production services.

IMPORTANT: Please RSVP with your full name to be able to attend the event.

For our June meetup, we have a special event hosted by Google, Kirkland. We are combining the Eastside and Westside .NET Developer Association groups for this meetup. Food and beverages will be provided by Google Cloud Platform.

Agenda:
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Food and mingling
7:00 PM - 7:10 PM News and Announcements
7:10 PM - .NET Core on the Google Cloud Platform, Ian Talarico
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Q/A and wrapping up

Speaker

Ian Talarico

Ian is the Technical Lead for the Cloud# Team’s Tooling and Diagnostic efforts. He has spent the last 5 year at Google working on developer tools. Ian strives to ensuring internal and external developers have a simple, intuitive and hassle free experience when using Google’s tools.

Parking & Transportation:
Employee parking is available on the surface lot near buildings A, B and C.
Visitor parking is available on the south side of Building A.
Visitors may park in any stall once designated stalls are full.
Designated parking (e.g., HOV, EV, LEV, Expectant Mother, Handicap, Visitor) is enforced 24/7.
The South P1 and West P2 garage gates are badge access after hours, but all gates open upon exit.
Visitor kiosk is located in the lobby of Building B.

There is easy bus service to the Google Kirkland campus as well - Metro 255, 245 and Sound Transit 540 stop here.

RSVP
Please note that this meetup happens in the Google building. This means that we need to provide building security with first/last names of attendees. If you RSVP for this event with an incomplete name or alias, you will be moved to the wait list until that is corrected.

.NET Developers Association - Westside

Developing, deploying and debugging .NET Core applications on Google Cloud Platform with the Google Cloud Tools for Visual Studio extension and the Google Cloud Console. The presentation will cover getting started with GCP ASP.NET Core templates, deploying an application to GCP with the Visual Studio extension and debugging a live production services.

IMPORTANT: Please RSVP with your full name to be able to attend the event. All registration is being done at the Eastside group Meetup site at: https://www.meetup.com/NET-Developers-Association-Eastside/events/249373213/

For our June meetup, we have a special event hosted by Google, Kirkland. We are combining the Eastside and Westside .NET Developer Association groups for this meetup. Food and beverages will be provided by Google Cloud Platform.

Agenda:
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Food and mingling
7:00 PM - 7:10 PM News and Announcements
7:10 PM - .NET Core on the Google Cloud Platform, Ian Talarico
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Q/A and wrapping up

Speaker

Ian Talarico

Ian is the Technical Lead for the Cloud# Team’s Tooling and Diagnostic efforts. He has spent the last 5 year at Google working on developer tools. Ian strives to ensuring internal and external developers have a simple, intuitive and hassle free experience when using Google’s tools.

Parking & Transportation:
Employee parking is available on the surface lot near buildings A, B and C.
Visitor parking is available on the south side of Building A.
Visitors may park in any stall once designated stalls are full.
Designated parking (e.g., HOV, EV, LEV, Expectant Mother, Handicap, Visitor) is enforced 24/7.
The South P1 and West P2 garage gates are badge access after hours, but all gates open upon exit.
Visitor kiosk is located in the lobby of Building B.

There is easy bus service to the Google Kirkland campus as well - Metro 255, 245 and Sound Transit 540 stop here.

RSVP
Please note that this meetup happens in the Google building. This means that we need to provide building security with first/last names of attendees. If you RSVP for this event with an incomplete name or alias, you will be moved to the wait list until that is corrected.

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Young Professionals Seattle

Thompson Hotel

Marina


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Tech Crawl

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July 28, 2016


No actual pubs guys. Stops include: Outreach.io, Google and Thinkspace

Dribble

Beth


July 21, 2016


Cohorts

Schedule of Deliverables

Assignment Notes Due Date
Individual - Submit your Brand Statements! Think about what your strengths in your past jobs are and how they can apply to your new life as a web developer. Please submit before 9am on the due date 20 Jul
Pods - Review Brand Statements! Review the brand statements of all your pod members by 9am on the due date. 25 Jul
Individual - Resumes round 2 Create a formatted version of your resume and save the link in your profile by 9am on the due date. If you need help, get resume writting tips from the Outcomes ppt. 21 Jul

Schedule of Deliverables

Assignment Notes Due Date
Individual - Submit your Brand Statements! Think about what your strengths in your past jobs are and how they can apply to your new life as a web developer. Please submit before 9am on the due date 21 Jul
Pods - Review Brand Statements! Review the brand statements of all your pod members by 9am on the due date. 25 Jul
Individual - Add the link to your resume Create a formatted version of your resume and save the link in your profile by 9am on the due date. If you need help, get resume writting tips from the Outcomes ppt. 27 Jul

WDITEST

Schedule of Deliverables

Assignment Notes Due Date