What we're about

An at-will, learn-on-the-"job" software development project, that you can use to get day-to-day experience as a software engineer. Learn to code (or code better) by taking assignments, and reporting on your work as you would in a professional Agile software team. We code in Java, Javascript, HTML, and CSS. We operate in two week sprints, and we believe in data structures, algorithms, and code reviews.

We aim to make you a believer, too. When you join, you tell us how much time you have available. Your assigned tasks will be appropriate to your level as a developer, all with the intention of making you stronger.

We are working on an Angular / React / Spring Boot web application called Quizki. The app is a user-generated question and answer database which generates challenging exams. You will choose to be a developer on either the frontend or backend (or both!). Whichever you choose, you will learn by taking small development tasks, and doing the research necessary to implement them. We as a team are always available for you via our Slack channel.

The goal is to make it easier to get the real world job, by having already done the job. We are a mock job. You make the life decision to be an awesome (or at least paid) programmer, and we give you the structure of a real world development organization, with real world situations and pressures that you take upon yourself.

The idea for this group sprung from the Denver Tech Interview Meetup. There, we organize mock interviews for software engineers to prepare them for coding interviews with Big Tech software companies. While its a great idea to get insight into the areas you are lacking in, it is even better to work on improving those day to day. We hope this group will allow prospective software engineers to more effectively spend their time learning (and more importantly, doing!) what future employers are paying top dollar for.

We meet in person for sprint planning. Some other meetings, like standups, will be online.

All programmers, of all skill levels, who wish to become better programmers, are welcome.

Past events (119)

Agile - Team Standup

Online

Face-to-Face Working Group

Douglas County Library - Lone Tree

Agile - Team Standup

Online

Agile - Team Standup

Online

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