What we're about

CodeUp Sheffield is a mentoring program for adults who would like to learn how to code for free. Once a month we get together to learn from each other, sharpen our skills and enjoy being in a space where everyone is immersed in code!

There are many resources out there that help you to teach yourself to code, but sometimes there is no substitute for the insight and guidance that another person can give. Our group consists of coders with a wide range of experience, and our aim is to facilitate mentoring between more experienced and less experienced coders.

Most importantly, we provide that opportunity without the barriers; We don’t sell you anything and we won't charge you anything. We’ll give you a way to learn digital skills in a fun, friendly and inclusive environment.

All you have to bring is a laptop, your enthusiasm and some coding to get on with. This can be a project, a book, or some online tutorials. If you are starting completely from scratch, don't worry - we will try to guide you towards some learning resources. Please try to install any relevant software in advance, but if you need assistance with this, we are happy to help.

If you have any questions or suggestions on what you would like to see in these sessions, please use the discussion section and an organiser will get back to you. You are also welcome to join the conversation on Slack. The signup page can be found at: https://codeupshf-slack.herokuapp.com/

For more coding and tech meetups, check out https://sheffieldgeeks.org.uk/ and https://sheffield.digital/events/ .

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Virtual CodeUp Sheffield - July 2020 - On Slack - Featuring Regex!

CodeUp Sheffield is a mentoring program for adults who would like to learn how to code for free. Once a month we get together to learn from each other, sharpen our skills and enjoy being in a space where everyone is immersed in code! This month, CodeUp will be held in our Slack workspace again. If you haven't already joined our workspace, you can do so here: https://codeupshf-slack.herokuapp.com/ When the event starts, we will gather in a new channel in the workspace called #2020-august, and share things, ask questions and chat about code, branching off into threads and other channels as necessary. In the time leading up to the event, updates will be posted in the channel, so please join the channel at your earliest convenience. Please RSVP so that we know how many people will be joining us. This month, as well as the usual discussion about coding in our Slack workspace, we will be holding a video-call meeting with a focus on Regular Expressions (regex). If you are interested in taking part in this, please read the information below: What are Regular Expressions? Regular Expressions are patterns that can match characters in text. They have many uses, such as extracting text from log files and spreadsheets, validating user names and email addresses, and finding files. Almost all programming languages provide regular expression capabilities either built-in or via libraries. So, you should be able to get some benefit from this session whatever programming language you are learning. How will the session work? The session will use RegexOne (https://regexone.com), which is a series of interactive lessons and exercises designed to help you quickly learn regular expressions in your browser. You can start working through the lessons before the session. If you are already confident with some aspects of regular expressions, you can skip to the first lesson that covers something that you are not entirely confident with. When you run out of time or get stuck, stop there. At the beginning of the session, we will discuss where everyone got to, and use the session to collaboratively address questions and overcome sticking points. All further details will be posted in the #2020-august-regex channel. Website: https://codeupshf.github.io/ GitHub: https://github.com/CodeUpSHF

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