Office Hours -- Web development & Programming 101

Just starting out with programming, or trying to learn? PHP got you down? Baffled by some JavaScript? Not even sure what that means, but you want to know? If you want to make web sites or apps, there are a ton of skills to master—it can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, there are plenty of <!doctype society> members who can help! We can demystify WordPress, help you track down that pesky jQuery bug, explain the difference between git and SASS… and a whole lot more. Office Hours is a service offered by some of our members to the public, for free, to support and encourage people interested in web design and programming. We're here to teach, so if there's something you want to learn, you should stop by, say hello—and start asking questions.



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  • Joe S.

    Got some really good advice. Moving forward on a new project now because of it.

    August 10, 2013

    • Brett G.

      Great to hear, looking forward to seeing how it develops!

      1 · August 10, 2013

  • Brett G.

    I've been dabbling in Clojure so I'm going to be building a web app while I wait between visits. Anybody who wants to get started with Clojure, or just talk about Clojure/ClojureScript, Scala, Haskell, Erlang and FP in general should stop by.

    August 9, 2013

  • Joe S.

    Brett, will this be a structured event, a question and answer event or something else?

    Will the conference rooms be utilized or will the whole thing be 'general seating' outside the conference rooms? Heh heh.

    August 8, 2013

    • Joe S.

      I have plenty of books but I seem to lack either the creativity or maybe just the experience to learn what I need to in order to implement them in a meaningful way.

      August 8, 2013

    • Brett G.

      Looks like we'll have plenty of material to cover then. See you there!

      August 9, 2013

  • Mike O.

    Sorry to miss this! Got a mandatory rehearsal.

    August 9, 2013

  • Brett G.

    Hi folks. I'll be hosting the session this Saturday, and I'll try to do this on a regular and predictable basis. Right now I'm planning to camp out just inside the front entrance of the library. Look for the guy in the comfy couch with the MacBook. I'll put up a little sign if I can.

    I've used a lot of technologies over the years, and I've made pretty much all of the mistakes possible, so I should be able to teach a little bit about a lot of things. If you want to make sure before you stop by, just ask here: I'll be checking in and I'll follow up with you.

    For my part, I'd like to help people by showing how to work through specific obstacles (understanding why something isn't work, or learning a new approach to a re-occurring issue); and by assisting with self-directed learning (if you are tackling something like Learn Python the Hard Way or How to Design Programs, please stop by).

    Everybody has something to teach, too. If you have a skill to share, pull up a chair.

    August 8, 2013

  • Ed R.

    I'd really to attend but am leaving for vacation that morning. Next time.

    August 8, 2013

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