What we're about

This group is a place where you can come to learn more about programming languages, make friends with fellow learners, and help one another as you go through your coding journey. You can be a student or a professional, any age, race, gender, or religion. We welcome everyone to come together and learn to code in a supportive environment full of your peers. Want to get into programming? What are you waiting for? Let's code together.

Upcoming events (4+)

Katathon (Coding Challenge Hackathon)

Online: https://gitter.im/GiacomoSorbi/katathon

[ONLINE ONLY - for the time being: https://gitter.im/GiacomoSorbi/katathon]

In short: join us to work on your coding projects in this casual and friendly group code study session! We have optional featured challenges each week (see below), but coders of all languages, projects, and experience levels are welcome.

More in detail: we are a group of people from all walks of life who are passionate about coding and gather every week to keep learning, ideally through the free resources available on Codecademy.com (http://codecademy.com/).

Some of us will be working on some more advanced content but everyone is welcome, even the absolute beginner. Whatever your level, this is a great place to focus on your coding work and ask-and-answer burning programming questions.

For those of you seeking a challenge, we invite you to join us in tackling some of the many challenges on Codewars (http://www.codewars.com/r/Nd_E0g), which will work well as continued practice & learning for those who've finished some Codecademy courses.

Quick instructions:

• Bring your own machine

• In case you didn't already, start with Codecademy courses (https://codecademy.com/) (we would suggest JavaScript (https://www.codecademy.com/learn/javascript), Python (https://www.codecademy.com/learn/python) or Ruby (https://www.codecademy.com/learn/ruby), this group's organizers started there too! Feel free to ask us for advice on what learning path best suits your goals.)

• When you've finished enough Codecademy content to be comfortable with coding your way out of a problem, we invite you to jump on the Codewars platform (http://www.codewars.com/r/Nd_E0g) (register from the link above if you haven't yet - if you have any difficulties doing so, just contact us!) to train together with several of us who are a bit more experienced

• you will be given a list of problems with a related score attached to each one of them

• problems will vary A LOT in difficulty, having room for beginners who have only recently started Codecademy, as well as more advanced coders

• all katas (challenges) will be available in JavaScript, while Ruby, Python and other languages are typically available for almost all of them

• your goal is to score as much as possible within the day

• fair-play is important, so, if you have already done some kata, just say so to get a replacement one of about the same difficulty

• Googling, pair-programming and anything else is ok - the main goal remains to learn and hone your own skills, keep that in mind!

• more tips from me about how to be better at tackling katas here (https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-programming-problem-solving-approaches-that-I-should-try-to-implement-so-that-I-can-program-better-and-faster/answer/Giacomo-Sorbi)

• We're all here to learn together – fear not about asking questions on syntax, basic JS or more

If you have other work you want to focus on, feel free to bring it but note that other attendees may not be able to help you as much on anything outside of Codecademy content and our featured work of the week (this week's Codewars katas)

Please note: we don't have an arrangement or booking with the venue and they appreciate us making purchases from their cafe/bar. By purchasing the occasional boost for your coding activities it will mean we can continue using this great space.

Also, you are more than welcome in our gitter channel: https://gitter.im/GiacomoSorbi/katathon

Code Project Hackathon (FreeCodeCamp Themed)

Online: https://gitter.im/GiacomoSorbi/katathon

[ONLINE ONLY - for the time being: https://gitter.im/GiacomoSorbi/katathon]

Short version: join us to work on your coding projects in this casual and supportive group code study session! We have suggested featured projects each week (see below), but feel free to work on your own things too.

In detail:

We are a group of people from all walks of life who are passionate about coding and gather every week to keep learning, ideally through the free resources available on Codecademy.com (http://codecademy.com/).

Some of us will be working on some more advanced content but everyone is welcome, even the absolute beginner. Whatever your level, this is a great place to focus on your coding work and ask-and-answer burning programming questions.

For those of you seeking a challenge, we invite you to join us in tackling some of the projects on Free Code Camp, which will work well as continued practice & learning for those who've finished some Codecademy courses.

Quick instructions:

• If you haven't done so yet, we recommend you complete the core Codecademy tracks (https://www.codecademy.com/learn) (like HTML+CSS (https://www.codecademy.com/learn/web) and JavaScript (https://www.codecademy.com/learn/javascript)) before attempting our suggested projects. This meetup is a great venue for working through Codecademy courses, not least because your organizers started there from scratch as well! ;)

• When you've finished enough Codecademy content to be comfortable building basic projects, we invite you to try the basic (and now also not so basic) material from Free Code Camp (https://learn.freecodecamp.org/javascript-algorithms-and-data-structures/basic-algorithm-scripting/convert-celsius-to-fahrenheit) to train together with several of us who are a bit more experienced. Register from the link provided if you haven't yet - if you have any problem doing so, just contact us or talk with the organizers when you arrive. These will be the suggested featured projects each week.

• Ideally we will focus on getting the first projects done (tribute page and calculator are our main goals), but fear not about asking questions on syntax, basic JS, or more.

• More advanced project ideas are welcome too, contact us!

• Be sure to bring your own laptop (if that is not possible, tell us in advance, to see if we can pair you with someone).

• If you have other work you want to focus on, feel free to bring it but note that other attendees may not be able to help you as much on anything outside of Codecademy content and our featured work of the week (this week's Free Code Camp projects)

Please note: we don't have an arrangement or booking with the venue and they appreciate us making purchases from their cafe/bar. By purchasing the occasional boost for your coding activities it will mean we can continue using this great space.

As usual, you are welcome to join us on gitter (also to participate remotely in our events): https://gitter.im/GiacomoSorbi/katathon

Katathon (Coding Challenge Hackathon)

Online: https://gitter.im/GiacomoSorbi/katathon

[ONLINE ONLY - for the time being: https://gitter.im/GiacomoSorbi/katathon]

In short: join us to work on your coding projects in this casual and friendly group code study session! We have optional featured challenges each week (see below), but coders of all languages, projects, and experience levels are welcome.

More in detail: we are a group of people from all walks of life who are passionate about coding and gather every week to keep learning, ideally through the free resources available on Codecademy.com (http://codecademy.com/).

Some of us will be working on some more advanced content but everyone is welcome, even the absolute beginner. Whatever your level, this is a great place to focus on your coding work and ask-and-answer burning programming questions.

For those of you seeking a challenge, we invite you to join us in tackling some of the many challenges on Codewars (http://www.codewars.com/r/Nd_E0g), which will work well as continued practice & learning for those who've finished some Codecademy courses.

Quick instructions:

• Bring your own machine

• In case you didn't already, start with Codecademy courses (https://codecademy.com/) (we would suggest JavaScript (https://www.codecademy.com/learn/javascript), Python (https://www.codecademy.com/learn/python) or Ruby (https://www.codecademy.com/learn/ruby), this group's organizers started there too! Feel free to ask us for advice on what learning path best suits your goals.)

• When you've finished enough Codecademy content to be comfortable with coding your way out of a problem, we invite you to jump on the Codewars platform (http://www.codewars.com/r/Nd_E0g) (register from the link above if you haven't yet - if you have any difficulties doing so, just contact us!) to train together with several of us who are a bit more experienced

• you will be given a list of problems with a related score attached to each one of them

• problems will vary A LOT in difficulty, having room for beginners who have only recently started Codecademy, as well as more advanced coders

• all katas (challenges) will be available in JavaScript, while Ruby, Python and other languages are typically available for almost all of them

• your goal is to score as much as possible within the day

• fair-play is important, so, if you have already done some kata, just say so to get a replacement one of about the same difficulty

• Googling, pair-programming and anything else is ok - the main goal remains to learn and hone your own skills, keep that in mind!

• more tips from me about how to be better at tackling katas here (https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-programming-problem-solving-approaches-that-I-should-try-to-implement-so-that-I-can-program-better-and-faster/answer/Giacomo-Sorbi)

• We're all here to learn together – fear not about asking questions on syntax, basic JS or more

If you have other work you want to focus on, feel free to bring it but note that other attendees may not be able to help you as much on anything outside of Codecademy content and our featured work of the week (this week's Codewars katas)

Please note: we don't have an arrangement or booking with the venue and they appreciate us making purchases from their cafe/bar. By purchasing the occasional boost for your coding activities it will mean we can continue using this great space.

Also, you are more than welcome in our gitter channel: https://gitter.im/GiacomoSorbi/katathon

Code Project Hackathon (FreeCodeCamp Themed)

Online: https://gitter.im/GiacomoSorbi/katathon

[ONLINE ONLY - for the time being: https://gitter.im/GiacomoSorbi/katathon]

Short version: join us to work on your coding projects in this casual and supportive group code study session! We have suggested featured projects each week (see below), but feel free to work on your own things too.

In detail:

We are a group of people from all walks of life who are passionate about coding and gather every week to keep learning, ideally through the free resources available on Codecademy.com (http://codecademy.com/).

Some of us will be working on some more advanced content but everyone is welcome, even the absolute beginner. Whatever your level, this is a great place to focus on your coding work and ask-and-answer burning programming questions.

For those of you seeking a challenge, we invite you to join us in tackling some of the projects on Free Code Camp, which will work well as continued practice & learning for those who've finished some Codecademy courses.

Quick instructions:

• If you haven't done so yet, we recommend you complete the core Codecademy tracks (https://www.codecademy.com/learn) (like HTML+CSS (https://www.codecademy.com/learn/web) and JavaScript (https://www.codecademy.com/learn/javascript)) before attempting our suggested projects. This meetup is a great venue for working through Codecademy courses, not least because your organizers started there from scratch as well! ;)

• When you've finished enough Codecademy content to be comfortable building basic projects, we invite you to try the basic (and now also not so basic) material from Free Code Camp (https://learn.freecodecamp.org/javascript-algorithms-and-data-structures/basic-algorithm-scripting/convert-celsius-to-fahrenheit) to train together with several of us who are a bit more experienced. Register from the link provided if you haven't yet - if you have any problem doing so, just contact us or talk with the organizers when you arrive. These will be the suggested featured projects each week.

• Ideally we will focus on getting the first projects done (tribute page and calculator are our main goals), but fear not about asking questions on syntax, basic JS, or more.

• More advanced project ideas are welcome too, contact us!

• Be sure to bring your own laptop (if that is not possible, tell us in advance, to see if we can pair you with someone).

• If you have other work you want to focus on, feel free to bring it but note that other attendees may not be able to help you as much on anything outside of Codecademy content and our featured work of the week (this week's Free Code Camp projects)

Please note: we don't have an arrangement or booking with the venue and they appreciate us making purchases from their cafe/bar. By purchasing the occasional boost for your coding activities it will mean we can continue using this great space.

As usual, you are welcome to join us on gitter (also to participate remotely in our events): https://gitter.im/GiacomoSorbi/katathon

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Code Project Hackathon (FreeCodeCamp Themed)

Online: https://gitter.im/GiacomoSorbi/katathon

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