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Collaborative Coding!

Let's meet for some collaborative coding and pair programming to get the productive juices flowing and keep each other motivated as we continue to crank out some code. Bring your laptops, projects, lessons and assignments and catch up on some coding with some of the most cool and interesting people in NYC! 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I have finished over 1,000 Codecademy exercises and would like to start my first project in Javascript. I'm a little stumped about how to get started. It would be awesome if someone could give me a bit of advice.

    1 · November 27, 2013

    • Stephen A.

      Hi Faith!

      I'd like to think I'm sort of in the similar boat right now, so it's nice to hear someone with the same opinion.

      The phrase I keep hearing from programmer friends is "You need to find a project.".

      I'm currently working on Python with a focus on writing scripts for systems administration tasks, but I started with the lessons on Codecademy to get my feet wet.

      The issue there is that while you can go through a course in its' entirety, you can also skip around to different modules to get the info you need. That's not an issue in itself, but the fact that the lessons don't seem to culminate in a final project that forces you to apply all those techniques is something they could improve on.

      There are side projects / optional coursework, which allow you to build out on the concepts you've learned, but I honestly can't say I was engaged during any of those.

      November 27, 2013

    • Stephen A.

      What's really been piquing my interest lately is Coursera and Udacity. A friend saw me working on a Data Analysis course on Coursera and told me to consider joining Udacity as well.

      Do you know what the final project in the Udacity Intro to Programming (Python)(­) course is?

      You build a SEARCH ENGINE!

      Albeit, there are a lot on concepts you need to understand outside of just writing the code for it to be a feasible program, but WOW!

      They have a course on Web Development as well (­), which sounds like it's more up your alley.

      Let me know what you think,

      November 27, 2013

  • Jahmil E

    Are any Rubists coming this weekend? Hopefully one of you are willing to help a Ruby newbie with a playlist project? I need some help parsing through inheritance and single responsibility theory :/


    November 26, 2013

    • Felicia

      There is always someone who can help with Ruby.

      1 · November 26, 2013

  • Kistal

    I'm a c++ programming student. I'm truly a beginner. I look forward to get the creative juice flowing.

    1 · November 15, 2013

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