November 13, 2012 - Tuesday

Learning to Code :: A Transformational, Life-Changing Experience

The demand for computer programmers has never been stronger. If you're looking for a way to change careers, this may be the opportunity you're looking for.

DaVinci Coders is, an 11-week program designed to take passionate, driven people into the programming field in less than 90 days. Our next classes will start on Jan 7th.

Unlike college courses, DaVinci Coders is a new breed of beginner-level skills training course oriented around teaching inspired, motivated individuals the fine art of programming web applications.

Working with some of the nation's top instructors, this course has been designed around a transformative life-changing experience that will not only reboot your life, but will also reboot your social circles as well as your outlook on the future.

And the best part is that all the classes will take place at the DaVinci Institute in beautiful Louisville, Colorado.

Many will apply, but only a few will be chosen. Applications are now being accepted for the January classes.

Join us on Tuesday, November 13th to meet the instructors, talk to industry professionals, and learn about the golden opportunities ahead for those who want to enter the programming arena. Free beer, light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

EVENT: Open House - Introducing DaVinci Coders
DATE: November 13, 2012 - Tuesday
TIME: 6:00pm-8:00pm
WEBSITE: http://www.davincicoders.com/

LOCATION: DaVinci Institute, 511 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027
DIRECTIONS: Driving Directions

COST: $0, Members: Free, SuperMembers: $0

PHONE: 303-666-4133

TOPIC: Learning to Code :: A Transformational, Life-Changing Experience
SPEAKERS: Jim Ray, Richard Jones, Thomas Frey

SPEAKER: Jim Ray

Senior Development Instructor

Jim Ray is a seasoned veteran of software development, specializing in Ruby on Rails. He brings with him an unusual energy and passion for working with beginner-based programmers.

Jim’s experiences include everything from working on a TechStars company – BlipSnips, to large corporate experience with Lexis Nexis, to fast moving small businesses like LinuxGlobe, Jabber, MosaicGlobe, and ID Watchdog, to private contracting.


SPEAKER: Richard Jones

Lead Instructor for DaVinci Coders

Richard is the Lead Instructor for DaVinci Coders where he specializes in teaching frontend development - HTML5, CSS3, and advanced Javascript. He also has extensive experience as a full stack developer using NodeJS+MongoDB on the backend.

Richard holds a degree in Digital Media, and has been actively pushing the envelope of web development since 2002. Prior to entering the web industry, Richard served in the U.S. Army working in various technical fields including telecommunications and networking. Richard is currently forming ultrachromatic.com a giclee and large-format printing service. He also teaches Web Development for the BDW program at the University of Colorado, and has a long history of freelance development.


HOST: Thomas Frey

Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute

Thomas Frey is Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute as well as Google top rated futurist speaker.

As part of the celebrity speaking circuit, Tom continually pushes the envelope of understanding, creating fascinating images of the world to come.  His keynote talks on futurist topics have captivated people ranging from high level government officials to executives in Fortune 500 companies including NASA, IBM, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, Lucent Technologies, First Data, Boeing, Capital One, Bell Canada, Visa, Ford Motor Company, Qwest, Allied Signal, Hunter Douglas, Direct TV, International Council of Shopping Centers, National Association of Federal Credit Unions, Times of India, Leaders in Dubai, and many more.

Because of his work inspiring inventors and other revolutionary thinkers, Tom has been referred to as the modern "Father of Invention" and the "Dean of Futurists."  Before launching the DaVinci Institute, Tom spent 15 years at IBM as an engineer and designer where he received over 270 awards, more than any other IBM engineer.


6:00 - 6:30 pm - Networking

6:30 - 6:45 pm - Introductions - Background on DaVinci Coders - Thomas Frey, Executive Director, DaVinci Institute

6:45 - 7:00 pm - Learning about Ruby on Rails - Jim Ray, Senior Development Instructor, DaVinci Coders

7:00 - 7:15 am - Learning about Java Script and HTML5 - Richard Jones, Senior Development Instructor, DaVinci Coders

7:15 - 8:30 pm - Open Reception