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Teach Yourself to Code workshop

Since there's been lots of interest in the group on learning to code, I thought some of you may be interested in this free workshop next week at General Assembly in Santa Monica.

ABOUT THIS CLASS

Are you interested in learning how to code in your spare time, but overwhelmed by the massive amount of books and online resources available? Need some guidance on where to start? Not sure whether a subscription is worth it? Join us for a session that breaks down some of the popular online coding courses and tutorials, and helps you find the best path for your learning style, availability, and budget.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Jen is a full stack developer and member of the General Assembly teaching faculty in Los Angeles. She especially enjoys teaching beginner-level courses and fundamentals, because learning to code should be fun and accessible for everyone.

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  • vanessa

    I'd jump all over this, except I *just* graduated from their immersive program. (And I found GA through DIY Girls. lol Thanks, Luz!) So now it's a bit redundant. But, I can vouch that Jen is super nice and REALLY enthusiastic. She also knows her stuff. If anyone has questions about anything, feel free to message me. I also recommend the meetups Vyki posted. :)

    1 · September 26, 2013

    • Vanessa Cortinas G.

      When you that you keep a list of resources, could you share those?

      1 · October 1, 2013

    • vanessa

      There are tons! Definitely check out the ones Vyki posted. Both sites try to give you a path to follow. I think it helps to know what level you're at or what you'd like to do. If I just give you a long list, it can be overwhelming to know where to even start. For the complete beginner, a gentle, female-targeted intro:
      http://skillcrush.com...­
      (The tech terms and HTML cheatsheets are free and easy to understand.)

      Of course, there's codecademy.com

      Udemy has lots of free as well as paid "courses" with videos:
      https://www.udemy.com/...­

      If you're interested in Rails development this site compiles a bunch of free and paid Ruby on Rails tutorials:
      https://tutorials.rail...­

      http://rubymonk.com/­

      http://learnxinyminut...­

      I almost forgot about this. I said I wouldn't give you a long list, but this is such a great resource:
      http://michelleglause...­

      Hope that helps!

      October 4, 2013

  • Luz R.

    I'm not going to make it! Still at work, so sorry

    October 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to back out at the last minute to take care of a pressing deadline. I'm so sorry! Hope you ladies have fun tonight!

    October 1, 2013

  • Vyki E.

    2 · September 30, 2013

  • Luz R.

    OMG, Vanessa! Congrats! That was fast.
    Vyki - thanks for sharing your meetups. Hope people from this group go.

    1 · September 26, 2013

    • vanessa

      I know! So fast right?! Now we're all trying to find internships or jr. dev jobs. I hope I can find something right away.

      September 30, 2013

  • Carrie

    This will be my first meet up with this group. Looking forward to meeting everyone. Is there a designated meet up spot?

    September 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for posting this Luz! Are there any materials we should bring?

    September 26, 2013

    • Luz R.

      I don't think so, maybe something to take notes or your laptop if you want to check out the resources

      September 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Okay, thank you!

      September 28, 2013

  • Gloria K

    Wish I could attend! Someone tipped me off about a weekly informal coding resource group @ Crashspace. I believe it's on Wednesdays:

    http://blog.crashspace.org/2013/09/new-weekly-meetup-learn-to-code-with-us/

    2 · September 27, 2013

  • Vyki E.

    There are quite a few of us learning Ruby/Ruby on Rails. It's mostly women in the two study groups and both are posted on meetup.

    http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Womens-Ruby-on-Rails-Group/

    http://www.meetup.com/Westside-Rails-Study-Group/

    Join us!

    I've paired off with another girl and we study together most nights now. :) Study buddies make all of the difference.

    3 · September 26, 2013

    • Lynn

      Thanks Vyki just joined! :)

      1 · September 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hurray! I've been interested in learning for some time, but the amount of material to sift through is overwhelming :P

    September 26, 2013

  • Lynn

    Yay I was going to go to this on my own, looking forward to seeing some of you there! :)

    September 26, 2013

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