DJapan - Things Happening in Tokyo 14/09/2018

by Caven Cade Mitchell

DJapan stands for Dev Japan and Design Japan, two of the largest communities I'm involved with. This post is dedicated to them and the members who belong to them. But there is something in here for everyone, even if you're not a member. So let's get to it.



I'm just calling this section stuff because there's just a lot going on and I don't have a general title for it all.

I'm still collecting responses for how people would like to be emailed. If you are reading this via email you will see a link that includes a form of how to add your opinion.

If you'd like to share your event with the developer and designer community who read this channel please fill out this form and I will include your event/news below.

With that, here are events/news happening in Tokyo.

Upcoming Events

So this format is kind of tough to read with really long text. To clearly read the details I'd recommend using the links below.

This week is a busy week it seems. Twilio Japan is having it's Smart Communications Award also there is the Tech in Asia Conference (I'll be speaking) both on Friday. Or Thursday and Friday for Tech in Asia. There are lots of other events happening as well.

The other item I'd like to highlight this time is the Rakuten Tech Conference Hackathon. We'll be hosting a hackathon as a part of RTC this year and just opened registration. So far I've gotten Microsoft, Google, Nexmo, and a few others involved as partners. The overall theme is to hack something with Rakuten tech and partner tech.

If your interested in learning Japanese there's a new online learning tool called Eigopower.net, they're apparently targeting engineers in Tokyo.

Again if you want to share your news with me use this link and I'll include it next week.

Here are some events happening in Tokyo that might interest you.

Organizer/Company Name主催者の名前・会社の名前 Name of the Event/News イベントの名前またわニュースの見出し Date of News/Event イベント・ニュースの日付 Description of News/Event説明
Dev Japan Women & Non-Binary Coding Session 9/29/2018 12:00:00 Our next event
Dev Japan Tokyo Developers Meetup 46 9/29/2018 14:00:00 Our next event
Design Japan Flash Art 11/17/2018 12:00:00 What is a 'flash art' event?We collect ideas for a themes, pick a location, go there and make an exhibition based on the best theme. Kind of like a designathon. (A hackathon for designers.)Details coming soon. Schedule is tentative and may be subject to change.
All About APIs API Study Session 9/18/2018 17:00:00 This event is to provide a space for people to work outside of their normal habitats. The focus will be working on projects that use different, and if possible, Japanese specific APIs for development. Work by yourself or together with someone. Ask questions or dont. Come to learn or just to hang out, it's up to you. Bring a laptop. Drinks are allowed, food is not.
Women Who Code Tokyo How Do You Start A Career in Tech? - Lightning Talk Night - 9/18/2018 19:00:00 Women Who Code Tokyo will have a lightning talk night themed around how to start a career in tech! Come and hear women like you talk about the tech world, how they got into it, and why you should join them. More details and agenda on the event page!
Tech in Asia TIA Japan 2018 9/20/2018 10:00:00 Tech in Asia Tokyo 2018は、資金調達や新規顧客開拓などを目指す日本のスタートアップ企業や日本市場への参入に関心のある投資家・海外の企業の皆様のためのカンファレンスです。今年は今話題の「エンジェル投資家」の著者のJason Calacanis氏、freee創業者の佐々木 大輔氏、インドネシアのユニコーン企業Bukalapak CEOのAchmad Zaky氏、楽天CIO平井 康文氏など豪華登壇者も集結します。<こんな方におすすめ!>・海外のユニコーン企業創業者や著名投資家などから、世界のテックシーンのトレンドを学びたい方・日本・アジアで注目のスタートアップとの協業や投資を検討したい企業や投資家の方・資金調達や新規顧客獲得を目指すスタートアップ企業の方Tech in Asia Tokyo 2018 is a conference for startups looking to acquire new customers and investments and businesses or investors looking to explore the larger Asian tech market. This year we are excited to welcome a host of fantastic speakers including Jason Calacanis, the acclaimed author of "Angel: How to turn 100k into 1 million", Daisuke Sasaki, the founder of freee - Japan's most funded fintech company, as well as Achmad Zaky, the founder and CEO of Indonesian ecommerce unicorn Bukalapak, and Yasufumi Hirai, the Chief Information Officer of Rakuten.<Who will you meet at the conference>-People who want to learn about the latest worldwide tech trends from unicorn founders and the investors who backed-People who want to make business partnerships with the top startups in Japan and across Asia-Startups who want to capture new clients and funding
株式会社KDDIウェブコミュニケーションズ Smart Communication Award 9/21/2018 12:00:00 Smart Communication Awardとは、Twilioを活用したサービスの事業化促進を目的とした、KDDIウェブコミュニケーションズ主催のイベントです。過去のイベントでは、Twilioを用いた新規サービスを募集、審査し、最優秀賞を決定。選ばれたアイデアは、事業化に向けた支援を受けられるというビジネスコンテストを開催してきました。実際に、最優秀賞を受賞したアイデアはどれもサービスとして確立され、広く提供されています。(過去のイベントの様子はこちら)5回目の開催となる今年は、例年通りのビジネスコンテストという枠を超え、「Engage~Twilioで創るこれからのコミュニケーションの在り方~」をテーマにしたさまざまなコンテンツをご用意。課題を抱えた企業とソリューションを提供できる企業のマッチングをはかる「公開アイデアソン」やTwilioを活用した社会貢献性の高いサービスを表彰する「DOer JAPAN」、最新のプロダクト情報や国内事例の紹介など、Twilioユーザーなら見逃せないコンテンツが盛りだくさんです。また、ゲストスピーカーをお迎えして「Engage」にちなんだトークセッションも行いますので、Twilioを使ったことがない、ご存じない方でもお楽しみいただけます。Twilioを活用したソリューションにご興味がある方、電話を使ったソリューションにご興味のある方、コールセンター・コンタクトセンター関連事業に携わる方はぜひご参加ください。
dot&blue Swingin' in September - with Nicola Lancerotti 9/21/2018 19:00:00 Cooling off after the long summer heat,come join us for another spectacular evening of jazz, swing, gypsy and soulful melodies at the sophisticated dot&blue Akasaka to welcome the romance of autumn. Onstage, join Eliza Wong (vocals), Chris Lui and Shigeki Ishihara (guitar) and special guest from Italy, Nicola Lancerotti (double bass) on his Japan debut! Jam session follows on the second set, so feel free to bring in your musical talent, and get ready for Swingin’ in September!!!
Code Chrysalis Demo Day - Code Chrysalis Cohort 5 9/27/2018 19:30:00 We are changing the definition of what a junior software engineer can do. Come on over to Code Chrysalis and see our fifth cohort present their graduation projects! Come celebrate the awesome accomplishments of our software engineers!
Rakuten Rakuten Tech Conference - Hackathon 10/20/2018 10:00:00 This year, Rakuten Tech Conference will include a Hackathon led by a small army of Rakuten employees. Newly launched Rakuten RapidAPI platform and its APIs are used to build transformative applications. Participants will be tasked with solving an issue or innovating a business by using a Rakuten technology or API and combining/integrating it with a non-Rakuten technology or API. Through using the latest API technology, we hope to see the development lifecycle be accelerated for all participants.
ALIS Inc. Eigopower.net Learn Japanese online. Use the coupon code: 3lmj8aow for free trial lessons.

A bit long but it's a work in progress. It's definitely easier this way than piecing through everyone's submission.

People Hiring

To add your job to the growing list please fill out this form and I'll try and match you as soon as I can.

Usually I try to keep this list updated: 

Software engineer BEGINNER (1-2 years working professionally) 1〜2年 Yes - Casual 日常会話レベル Japan
C# developer EXPERIENCED (3+ years working professionally) 3年以上 Yes - Business or better (must be able to speak fluidly with Japanese clients and/or team) ビジネス会話レベル Tokyo, Japan
Senior React Developer (Rail's also preferred) EXPERIENCED (3+ years working professionally) 3年以上

Till Next Week

So that's all I have for this week. Again if you have an event or news to share, please fill out this form and I'll include it.

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