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.
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!
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.