Rookies Go To Code School

JSRookies and RubyRookies join forces at Hack Reactor to learn using Code School, and work on personal projects. The kickoff session will use free CodeSchool.com tracks.  Take your pick:

Javascript Trackhttp://www.codeschool.com/courses/try-jquery

Ruby Trackhttp://www.codeschool.com/courses/try-ruby

In the following sessions, we will hit up other learning modules and also work on personal projects.

(These are JS & Ruby mixers where everyone learns!)

 

Goals - To collaboratively learn using personal project, the power of community, and CodeShool.com.  Learn from each other, and work together on a practical project that will help reinforce concepts.

 

May 9th and 16th - This will cover the Try jQuery module.

- Participants work together on a project that is inline with what is outlined within the class. Attached is the sample code for the project. 
- After the two events participants will be encouraged to continue with the jQuery Air and the Coffeescriptmodules. This will help to prepare them for the next session.

June 6th and 13th - This will cover Anatomy of Backbone.js

Possible speaker event on June 13th

* possible food sponsorship as well


Recommended background - Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS would be helpful, but not absolutely required.  Have Ruby interpreter installed.  Chrome browser is recommended for JS hacking.

Bring your laptops, and create a free account on CodeSchool. See you there!

 

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  • Chris S.

    If anyone has gone through the first jQuery module and wants a fun coding project that highlights some the skills that were presented in the class, then go here: https://github.com/JSRookies/jquery-faq. We'll live code the solution at the next event on May 16 (http://www.meetup.com/jsmeetup/events/118634322/)

    May 12, 2013

  • Kevin K.

    Please have these more often - really got a lot out of it !

    May 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Confirmation came a bit late. Can't make it to the city in time. Maybe next one.

    May 9, 2013

  • Darren

    under the weather this week

    May 9, 2013

  • Kristine

    last minute work stuff.. I'll get started on the JS track and catch up with folks next time. Have fun!

    May 9, 2013

  • Limin S.

    I am new to the city. From the google map 944 Market Street is a big building. Where exactly is the meetup place?

    May 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    travelling for work today .. forgot about this meetup .. hope someone can make it last minute

    May 9, 2013

  • Keith R.

    "Attached is the sample code for the project" ... where? :)

    May 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    On the wait list. Should I make plans to not attend then? How strict are you guys with the list?

    May 9, 2013

  • Kapil

    I am new to this meetup. I am working on a idea (implementation phase) and would like to see if there are folks around that would like to join me. HTML5+CSS3+Multimedia+OpenGL. I am looking for people who have strong technical background.

    May 9, 2013

    • Kapil

      You can reach me at [masked]

      May 9, 2013

  • Limin S.

    I can learn some rudy. lol

    1 · May 5, 2013

    • David K.

      Yep - we definitely expect many rubyists ... whatever you end up doing, I hope everyone learns something!

      May 8, 2013

  • Nicole R.

    Looking forward to this as well! Should we go through the lessons beforehand?

    1 · April 22, 2013

    • Nicole R.

      Hi David, thank you, this helps! Yes, I want to focus on the learning, but just want to make sure I budget enough time to absorb everything.

      1 · April 23, 2013

    • David K.

      Hope you're making good progress in learning. it's hard to make time - we all struggle - but as long as you enjoy it and move in the right direction, you're winning!

      May 8, 2013

  • Robert J. F.

    I will be flying back from Vegas unfortunately and won't be back till 9:30pm.

    1 · May 8, 2013

    • David K.

      we'll meet a couple times more - feel free to get a start independently, and reach out to us if you want to connect with questions.

      May 8, 2013

  • sylvia w.

    I guess we need to bring our own laptop?

    April 23, 2013

    • David K.

      Hi Sylvia - I would recommend that. However, we will show videos on screen ... you can pair with someone, and there are also desk workstations at the location ... so you could come without.

      April 23, 2013

  • Juan

    There is no waitlist available for this event, is that right? Would love to join you guys if any more spots open up.

    2 · April 22, 2013

    • Juan

      never mind my earlier message - I signed up through the Ruby Rookies.

      April 22, 2013

    • David K.

      Cool - but sorry about that - my mistake - opened up few more slots and added waitlist! Thanks for pointing out!

      1 · April 23, 2013

  • Kevin K.

    looking forward to this

    2 · April 22, 2013

  • Marshall S.

    Need this event, thanks!

    2 · April 22, 2013

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