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GDG Garage Atlanta

GDG Garage is an hands-on, hyperlocal & regular meeting of developers.


Hands-on means that there is no speaker. People come and work together in small groups — on whatever they feel like. Hyperlocal means it’s a neighborhood thing. If you need to travel a long way to a GDG Garage, you are doing it wrong, and you should create your own. Regular means it happens bi-weekly or more often.


Think of GDG Garage as a D&D session, but instead of dice and sheets of paper, you have laptops and code.


Or think of it as a local gym, but instead of excercising muscles, you excercise your coding skills.


Four Principles

1 — Nobody is perfect


It’s okay to ask for a code review or for help when you’re stuck.

It’s not okay to mock someone for not knowing something.


2 — Try something new

Get out of your comfort zone. Are you a JavaScript guru? Say hello to malloc(). Are you a backend guy? Here’s a couple of UX components.

It’s easy to diss another programming language or development approach. It’s much more difficult (and useful) to actually learn something about it.


3 — Work in small groups

Don’t work alone (you don’t need a GDG Garage for that).

Don’t work in larger groups (5+ people) — it’s not effective.

http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/is-your-team-too-big-too-small-whats-the-right-number-2/


4 — Share your knowledge

Helping someone with their problem usually means you get to improve your own skills.

A little help today can lead to a huge collaboration in the future.

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  • Nathan B.

    We learned a little haskel. Learned a little Google container engine. Had beers and started a GDG android app.

    1 · December 8, 2014

  • Nathan B.

    The meeting is in the back of the goatfarm, if you see buildings b8, ,b9 walk under the arch and all the way to the back. There is a building with a blue neon sign that is where we are

    December 8, 2014

    • Nathan B.

      If you show up text[masked] an we will make sure you get here, we have snacks

      December 8, 2014

  • Rob F.

    My office if goat farm falls through?

    December 2, 2014

  • JT

    Hi! I'm RSVPing "YES", but need to know where we are meeting.

    December 1, 2014

    • Nathan B.

      We might get to meet at the goat farm

      December 2, 2014

    • Nathan B.

      We are still working on it

      December 2, 2014

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