July 1, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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We are working through either the Udacity and Stanford online Java courses (matter of preference).
Ria has been teaching using jGrasp as a quick way to get started coding, but Udacity uses BlueJ as their editor and Stanford uses Eclipse. But IntelliJ is also another IDE (programming environment) that is gaining a lot of popularity. Summary: we're still working through determining what IDE works best for each way of learning!
Regardless, feel free to come if you have not been to previous meetings! And it is not a problem if you miss a week (or two or three) because everyone can work at their own pace and come together to ask questions and work in groups. There is a possibility that people might start splitting off to work together based on pace and class they are following, because learning all together as a group of 20+ can be tough. But we are figuring out how it works best as we get started!
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 will do our best to figure something out!