As we move towards a more online based society having the ability to code, and know how to use various programming languages, is becoming a much more powerful skill to have.
Myself and a couple of people wanted to learn more about how to code and also to encourage each other on our coding journey. There is a miasma of programming languages out there and IDE's to choose from, which can be daunting. Another issue is finding motivation to code (or having an idea of what program to make!). Searching the groups available in Glasgow there didn't seem to be any general groups for learning to program.
The idea (and hope) for this group is to get people enthusiastic for coding, of various levels, to get together and help each other learn to code as well as share ideas. Venues will be at various cafes where we can meet to discuss/practice coding.
I'm giving a talk to the Scottish Linux Users Group (https://www.scotlug.org.uk/) would be great to see some of you there.
Don't you miss the days when the web really was the world's greatest decentralised network? Before everything got locked down into a handful of walled gardens? So do we!
Enter ActivityPub! ActivityPub is a decentralised social networking protocol based on the ActivityStreams 2.0 data format. ActivityPub is an official W3C recommended standard published by the W3C Social Web Working Group. It provides a client to server API for creating, updating and deleting content, as well as a federated server to server API for delivering notifications and subscribing to content.
Mastodon is one of the most feature rich implementations of ActivityPub - join us for a quick demo of what it's capable of and what might come in the near future!
We usually go for beers afterwards in Hengler's Circus across the road on Sauchiehall Street.
Get updates (using Mastodon and ActivityPub) at https://glasgow.social/tags/coding