Web Development 101 (Week 3)

This week is our third (probably second-to-last) week of Web Development 101.  We will continue to pair up on the mini-projects listed in the Web Development 101 section of the curriculum (for HTML/CSS, Javascript, Ruby, and Rails), though of course you're welcome to work together on any of the other tutorials and modules in that section.  After we finish Web Dev 101, we'll start getting into Ruby.

 

New scheduling toy: theodinproject.com/scheduler


Prep Work (Same as previous week's meetup)

Try to get through as much as you can before this meetup so you can be on the same page as everyone else:

1. Work through the Web Development 101 section of the curriculum.  There's a lot to do there and it will take some time, so I wouldn't expect you to finish it up unless you've got a pretty good head start on things.

2. Make a contribution or fix a bug on the curriculum.  It doesn't have to be anything major at all but this will give you practice at making contributions to open source projects.  See the section called "Contributing" on the curriculum's main page.

3. Sign up for the forum/mailing list on Google Groups if you'd like.

4. Keep pairing up with each other whenever you can!  We've now replaced the pair scheduling document with a real tool at theodinproject.com/scheduler.

General Things

This meetup follows the curriculum listed at github.com/TheOdinProject/curriculum.  Each week, we'll be facilitating opportunities to pair with other students on the projects of the curriculum and to ask questions.  We will not be doing formal instruction.

You cannot learn web development in just a couple hours per week at a meetup -- you need to put in the time and effort outside this group to tackle the curriculum and find other students to pair with on the projects using the remote-pairing tools we've laid out.  Our goal is to give you the path forward (via the curriculum) and help you identify the other students with whom you'd like to take this journey (and facilitate scheduling those via the scheduler).  The rest is up to you!

 

See you there!

 

FAQ:

Q: Do I need to bring my laptop?

A: Yes!  Please have everything installed (as per the Installation Instructions) as well.

Q: Do I have to have been to the previous meetups?

A: No, we usually have people from a variety of backgrounds working on a variety of projects.  They tend to cluster around where we are "officially" at in the curriculum but it's not a big deal if you aren't there.

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  • Jeff L.

    Smaller crowd this time, but lots of good discussions.

    July 25, 2013

  • Duc P.

    The group looks great. I had a chance to talk to several people, shared our Ruby experience and planned out what to do before the next meeting. I am looking forward to complete the curriculum while making more great friends!

    July 25, 2013

  • Duc P.

    what do I need to learn in the curriculum to prepare for the meet up today? It will be my first time here~

    July 24, 2013

    • Erik T.

      It depends on what your background is. If you're brand spanking new to this, it makes sense to start from the very beginning with Becoming a Web Developer and moving through the Installations section. Otherwise, dive into Web Development 101 and see how far you get! There are mini-projects that are good for pairing up on after each major section.

      July 24, 2013

  • Ben D.

    Unfortunately can't attend this week, I'm still quite a bit under the weather from this weekend :/ Gives me more time to knock out the curriculum!

    July 24, 2013

  • Matthew L.

    To everybody coming tonight, the facilities management at PLOS has asked that people comes in through the front door. You might need a stupid 'Visitor' badge. I'm sorry about that: these are the rules I will abolish when crowned King.
    The office entrance isn't on Battery, per se, it's actually down some stairs off Union St. Look for the PLOS logo through the windows and us in the corner fishbowl-style meeting room.

    1 · July 24, 2013

  • Matthew L.

    Somehow, despite a new video game purchase getting in the way, I'm still on-track to complete the Web Dev 101 section. Yay me!

    3 · July 23, 2013

  • David L.

    do you have to have been in the prior meet ups?

    July 22, 2013

    • Erik T.

      Nope, you're more than welcome

      July 22, 2013

  • David L.

    learning ruby/rails

    July 22, 2013

  • Erik T.

    Date has been updated to 7/24.

    July 22, 2013

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