Web Developers Ireland is a community whose main goal is to gather anyone interested in learning and teaching to code websites, whether as a career or as a hobby, in a friendly environment where no one feels shy about asking any question. The purpose is to make coding a social and collaborative affair to accelerate your skills. All genders, backgrounds, and experience levels are welcome. Wether you learn coding through university, private school or self-study (i.e., through online resources such as Codecademy, Codeschool, Teamtreehouse, etc), you are most welcome.
We meet twice a month in Dublin. Our events mostly consist of practical workshops and sometimes of discussions around a topic related to the web industry.
Each workshop is organised in the following manner:
First 30 minutes: We will explain what we are going to do. It can consist of exercises or a small project. We will create small groups. You will be given a sticker to write your first name and your level. This will help us to form balanced groups composed of beginners, intermediate and advanced members.
Following hours: You will practice coding with the members of your group.
Last 30 minutes: We will ask you to share your code on Codepen or Github and to paste the link in the comments section of the meetup.
Although most of our activities are focused on coding, we are also eager to learn other aspects of the web industry such as: Graphic Design, Domain Names and Hosting, Freelancing, Building a Startup, Web Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Project Management.
Are you a startup owner? Are you building the prototype of your business idea? You might find a developer or a potential project partner within our community! Don't forget to bring your business card and share your LinkedIn profile!
Here are the topics we cover:
Front End Development
HTML & CSS
Responsive Web Design
UI / UX
Photoshop & Illustrator
Back End Development
PHP & MySQL
How to use the Terminal commands
Domain Names and Hosting
Find a domain name and a hosting providers
Update your DNS and host your website
Deploy your website with FTP or SSH
Content Management System
Discover Wordpress themes and plugins
Create a Wordpress theme
Develop a Wordpress plugin
Scrum (Agile methodology)
SEO and Social Medias
How to promote your website
CV and LinkedIn profile
Portfolio and personal website
Share your code (Github and Bitbucket)
Social medias (Facebook, Twitter)
We also have a Facebook group where you can meet people to swap your skills: https://www.facebook.com/groups/816992875039369/
What else can I say? Well, since I created this group, I met so many cool and interesting people and I never stop learning. I hope you will enjoy too! :)
Feel free to join us! :)