May 20, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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Following up from our first "intro" to coding - we are starting our first study group!
I absolutely promise we are teaching Java for more reasons than because Ria and I love it (it doesn't hurt). Java is taught as the first language in over 50% of colleges, and recommended all over the place as where you start.
On top of that Ria is a professional teacher at Thomas Jefferson High School (ranked #4 Nationally and #1 for STEM out of all high schools in the country). If there is any very serious piece of advice I can give you - nothing is better than learning with an awesome teacher. Great computer science teachers are very hard to come by. To this day, I am extremely grateful for my first teacher - I never would have stuck with being a programming if it wasn't for her.
SO after that PSA about why you should learn Java specifically because we have Ria teaching it - what will we learn?
We are very excited to have you come out to this first study group! And if you have questions or comments - please use this discussion thread!
The only thing you need to bring is a laptop. If that is a problem for you (broken laptop, desktop, etc) shoot the organizers of this group a message and we'll figure something out!