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Code & Coffee

  • May 20, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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We're excited to announce that we're back at Mobify for our next Code & Coffee meetup! 

Please only RSVP if you can 100% attend and have a project to work on. Grab your hot cup of coffee or tea from any of the local shops and come code!

MUST HAVE: An upbeat positive attitude and have zero tolerance for stereotypes.

Jenn & I are mixing it up this month and introducing lightning talks.

• 6:30pm: C&C Starts

• 6:45pm: Lightning Talks: 

        • Godfrey Chan (@chancancode): Big Data with MongoDB

        • Neil Grey (@neilgrey): Rapid Prototyping

        • Don Burks (@don_burks): Topic: TBD

• 7:15pm: Time to code!

• 8:30pm: Thank you everyone!

Lightning talks are meant to be quick 5-7 minute presentations that include a live demo. Any developer of any skill level can showcase a project they've been working on or a cool technology they've discovered as long as the talk is of a technical nature (ie. this is not the place to pitch a business idea). If you're interested in presenting at a future meetup, please email Meredith at [masked] and/or Jenn at [masked]. Lightning talks will only happen if you want to present. We will not actively seek presenters.

We've also decided to have two areas for people to work. The presentation area will be for anyone who is looking to have an open dialogue while they're coding and the second area will be for those who need a quieter area to work without as much social interaction and discussion.

See you on the 20th!

Jenn & Meredith

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  • Sarah

    I really enjoyed the presentations...what a great idea. I've been in I.T for awhile but I'm new to development and have worked for the same company for years, so it was awesome seeing some fresh ideas. Can't wait for the next meetup!

    May 21, 2014

  • Radhouane

    This was a great meetup, only criticism I have is that the 'after-presentations' is a bit short, no time to meet all people, also it would be great to gather people by shared interests in advance, may be a message broadcast via the forum for people to introduce their side projects and to pair with others prior to the meetup, that wil add more interaction between the group members even outside the events. Kudos for the organizers, good place, nice people, great meetup



    2 · May 21, 2014

    • Henry C.

      I agree. I further recommend that we have 3 simultaneous talks. i.e., in conferences, we call them Tracks. Basically, you pick and choose which track you want to go to. This will also increase the time for people to interact and truly be a "Code and Coffee" instead of a "Random Presentation" meetup

      May 21, 2014

    • Neil G.

      I was thinking something along these lines, but basically break the room up into code sections... so those wanting to work on Python, Ruby, JS, etc. so they know who to speak with regarding specific issues? Maybe have talks related to each area then move into coding section? With talks starting at 6:45 and not ending until 7:30 I think we might have run a bit over 5 min each :p ... maybe a timer?

      1 · May 21, 2014

  • Amber

    This was awesome! The talks were great and it was nice having the two areas for working/talking. Thank you for taking the feedback on board. I'm excited for future meetups with this group :)

    May 21, 2014

  • Tyler K.

    Great meetup! Loved the presentations at the start! Thanks Meredith

    1 · May 20, 2014

  • Mohamed

    Running late ...first meet up. Want to check it out and say hi :)

    May 20, 2014

  • Sarah

    My manager cornered me just as I was leaving so I will be a bit late..likely 15 mins. It's my first meetup with this group so I'm not sure if that's ok. Should I still come?

    May 20, 2014

  • Ken H.

    I'm stuck at work longer than expected. Is it OK if we show up 30-40 minutes late?

    May 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Jenn,

    I am learning how to code JAVA through but I do not really have any projects to work on. Is it ok if I just work through the lessons on or do I actually need to work on a project?

    Thanks :)

    1 · May 19, 2014

    • Meredith U.

      Still show up Linh! It sounds like you have people who can answer your Java questions!

      1 · May 20, 2014

    • Tyler K.

      While I'm not a fan of Java, it is an outstanding platform to build virtually anything. Their new functional programming extensions add a lot of what makes Scala great directly into the core language. Expert knowledge of Java is extremely useful.

      May 20, 2014

  • Diane W.

    I'm sorry I have to cancel. Something at work came up and I have to stay late.

    May 20, 2014

  • Diane W.

    Hey Jenn, I was at the LLC Ruby workshop you lead over the weekend. I really enjoyed myself but struggled when it came to the blackjack puzzle. Will you be able to better explain it to me at the meetup?

    May 13, 2014

    • Meredith U.

      Love it all!

      May 19, 2014

    • Jenn C.

      For sure Amber! The more the merrier.

      May 19, 2014

  • Neil G.

    I'd like gauge interest and get a discussion going about Hacker School/Jams/Projects in Vancouver. As a precursor, I've been inspired for a while by the concept of Hacker School ( ) in New York. However the practicality of leaving my wife and job behind for three months gets a bit sticky... so on that note, what if we could distill some of their principles into a unique Vancouver working-bloke experience?

    Something of a Code & Coffee but for small cohorts to work on collaborative projects over a several week duration.

    The core of it all is for intermediate & experienced programmers to share their knowledge and develop in a collaborative environment that offers a chance to push individual boundaries.

    I think in order for it to be successful it'd need to have a bit of structure, but only enough structure to allow for and encourage organic growth.

    If this is something you've been thinking about as well, please let me know...

    May 13, 2014

  • Johannes

    Hi Jenn & Meredith,

    this looks like a great structure. I'm happy that you guys took our feedback seriously. I'll be in the social corner this time for a chat.

    Looking forward to meet you again!

    1 · May 13, 2014

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