• Getting started - web programming from scratch in PHP (Level 0)

    The seventh in a twice-monthly series of programming lessons starting from scratch. All welcome to attend, from complete beginners up (the more experienced can help teach!). This will be very informal, I'll be plugged into a large screen to demo some stuff and we'll sit around a big table and code-along. If you are brand new, this one is for you. If you've been to a couple events already, then it might be worth checking out a Level 1 event, like this one: https://www.meetup.com/Glasgow-Coding-Meetup/events/263390016/ Of course, you'd be welcome to come along if you wanted to brush up on what you learned already, or if you wanted to help any newcomers out. More details about what we'll cover are on the wiki: https://coding.openguide.co.uk Goals for this event, for those that have been to 1-2 sessions already: - Create a basic quiz web app using PHP, HTML and a MySQL database Goals for this session, for those that are brand-new or not completely set up yet: - Create your programming environment - Set up an Amazon EC2 instance - Make sure you can securely connect to it from your laptop - Install a web server and database (Apache and MySQL) - First steps in programming PHP - Create a hello world program You can get a head start by reading the 'Getting Started' page on the wiki: https://coding.openguide.co.uk/wiki/ We'll set aside some time for general Questions and Answers. If you have any technical questions before coming along, you can reach us on the Fediverse at https://glasgow.social/tags/coding or via #coding on irc.glasgow.social (read about IRC at https://irc.armchairscientist.co.uk). Once you've mastered these skills you should be ready to start making basic web apps (quizes, todo list etc). From there, the only limit is your imagination. Next meetups will cover more advance topics like user logins, session management, frameworks and more. But we'll try to keep these beginner level events happening around once a month. Also happy to work/teach in Python and demo some real-world apps and tools depending on demand. Note: - There is free tea and coffee at the event, but the Avalon give us this space for free, so ideally if you buy a coke or a beer that'd help keep them happy. - Bringing a laptop will help you get a lot more out of this event.

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  • Getting started - web programming from scratch in PHP (Level 1)

    The sixth in a twice-monthly series of programming lessons starting from scratch. All welcome to attend, from complete beginners up (the more experienced can help teach!). This will be very informal, I'll be plugged into a large screen to demo some stuff and we'll sit around a big table and code-along. Note, this is a level 1 event (see https://coding.openguide.co.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=lesson_levels to decide it its suitable for you) everyone is welcome but this event is for those that have been to a few sessions already (i.e. you should have your server set up and ready as we won't be covering that this time). Goals for this event - we'll expand on the quiz program we've already created: - Experiments with regular expressions (accept typos or misspelled versions of an answer) - Multi-table databases (expansion of the quiz project with multiple choice answers) - Quiz scoring (tracking the questions asked and the answers given, with total at the end) You can get a head start by reading the 'Getting Started' page on the wiki: https://coding.openguide.co.uk/wiki/ We'll set aside some time for general Questions and Answers. If you have any technical questions before coming along, you can reach us on the Fediverse at https://glasgow.social/tags/coding or via #coding on irc.glasgow.social (read about IRC at https://irc.armchairscientist.co.uk). Once you've mastered these skills you should be ready to start making basic web apps (quizes, todo list etc). From there, the only limit is your imagination. Next meetups will cover more advance topics like user logins, session management, frameworks and more. But we'll try to keep these beginner level events happening around once a month. Also happy to work/teach in Python and demo some real-world apps and tools depending on demand. Note: - There is free tea and coffee at the event, but the Avalon give us this space for free, so ideally if you buy a coke or a beer that'd help keep them happy. - Bringing a laptop will help you get a lot more out of this event.

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  • Getting started - web programming from scratch in PHP (Level 0)

    The fifth in a twice-monthly series of programming lessons starting from scratch. All welcome to attend, from complete beginners up (the more experienced can help teach!). This will be very informal, I'll be plugged into a large screen to demo some stuff and we'll sit around a big table and code-along. Note, this is a level 0 event (see https://coding.openguide.co.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=lesson_levels to decide it its suitable for you) for beginners, you may want to take a look at a Level 1+ if you have already been to a few sessions. Goals for this event, for those that have been to 1-2 sessions already: - Create a basic quiz web app using PHP, HTML and a MySQL database Goals for this session, for those that are brand-new or not completely set up yet: - Create your programming environment - Set up an Amazon EC2 instance - Make sure you can securely connect to it from your laptop - Install a web server and database (Apache and MySQL) - First steps in programming PHP - Create a hello world program You can get a head start by reading the 'Getting Started' page on the wiki: https://coding.openguide.co.uk/wiki/ We'll set aside some time for general Questions and Answers. If you have any technical questions before coming along, you can reach us on the Fediverse at https://glasgow.social/tags/coding or via #coding on irc.glasgow.social (read about IRC at https://irc.armchairscientist.co.uk). Once you've mastered these skills you should be ready to start making basic web apps (quizes, todo list etc). From there, the only limit is your imagination. Next meetups will cover more advance topics like user logins, session management, frameworks and more. But we'll try to keep these beginner level events happening around once a month. Also happy to work/teach in Python and demo some real-world apps and tools depending on demand. Note: - There is free tea and coffee at the event, but the Avalon give us this space for free, so ideally if you buy a coke or a beer that'd help keep them happy. - Bringing a laptop will help you get a lot more out of this event.

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  • Getting started - web programming from scratch in PHP

    The fourth in a twice-monthly series of programming lessons starting from scratch. All welcome to attend, from complete beginners up (the more experienced can help teach!). This will be very informal, I'll be plugged into a large screen to demo some stuff and we'll sit around a big table and code-along. Goals for this event, for those that have been to 1-2 sessions already: - Create a basic quiz web app using PHP, HTML and a MySQL database Goals for this session, for those that are brand-new or not completely set up yet: - Create your programming environment - Set up an Amazon EC2 instance - Make sure you can securely connect to it from your laptop - Install a web server and database (Apache and MySQL) - First steps in programming PHP - Create a hello world program You can get a head start by reading the 'Getting Started' page on the wiki: https://coding.openguide.co.uk/wiki/ We'll set aside some time for general Questions and Answers. If you have any technical questions before coming along, you can reach us on the Fediverse at https://glasgow.social/tags/coding or via #coding on irc.glasgow.social (read about IRC at https://irc.armchairscientist.co.uk). Once you've mastered these skills you should be ready to start making basic web apps (quizes, todo list etc). From there, the only limit is your imagination. Next meetups will cover more advance topics like user logins, session management, frameworks and more. But we'll try to keep these beginner level events happening around once a month. Also happy to work/teach in Python and demo some real-world apps and tools depending on demand. Note: - There is free tea and coffee at the event, but the Avalon give us this space for free, so ideally if you buy a coke or a beer that'd help keep them happy. - Bringing a laptop will help you get a lot more out of this event.

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  • Getting started - web programming from scratch in PHP

    The third in a twice-monthly series of programming lessons starting from scratch. All welcome to attend, from complete beginners up (the more experienced can help teach!). This will be very informal, I'll be plugged into a large screen to demo some stuff and we'll sit around a big table and code-along. Goals for this event, for those that have been to 1-2 sessions already: - Create a basic quiz web app using PHP, HTML and a MySQL database Goals for this session, for those that are brand-new or not completely set up yet: - Create your programming environment - Set up an Amazon EC2 instance - Make sure you can securely connect to it from your laptop - Install a web server and database (Apache and MySQL) - First steps in programming PHP - Create a hello world program You can get a head start by reading the 'Getting Started' page on the wiki: https://coding.openguide.co.uk/wiki/ We'll set aside some time for general Questions and Answers. If you have any technical questions before coming along, you can reach us on the Fediverse at https://glasgow.social/tags/coding or via #coding on irc.glasgow.social (read about IRC at https://irc.armchairscientist.co.uk). Once you've mastered these skills you should be ready to start making basic web apps (quizes, todo list etc). From there, the only limit is your imagination. Next meetups will cover more advance topics like user logins, session management, frameworks and more. But we'll try to keep these beginner level events happening around once a month. Also happy to work/teach in Python and demo some real-world apps and tools depending on demand. Note: - There is free tea and coffee at the event, but the Avalon give us this space for free, so ideally if you buy a coke or a beer that'd help keep them happy. - Bringing a laptop will help you get a lot more out of this event.

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  • Getting started - web programming from scratch in PHP

    The second in a twice-monthly series of programming lessons starting from scratch. All welcome to attend, from complete beginners up (the more experienced can help teach!). This will be very informal, I'll be plugged into a large screen to demo some stuff and we'll sit around a big table and code-along. Goals for the first session: - Create your programming environment - Set up an Amazon EC2 instance - Make sure you can securely connect to it from your laptop - Install a web server and database (Apache and MySQL) - Create a database and populate it with some data - First steps in programming PHP - Create a hello world program - Write code to access a database (display contents of a database) - Write code to process a form (search a database) - Write code to process a form (enter data into the database) We'll set aside some time for general Questions and Answers. Once you've mastered these skills you should be ready to start making basic web apps (quizes, todo list etc). From there, the only limit is your imagination. Next meetups will cover more advance topics like user logins, session management, frameworks and more. But we'll try to keep these beginner level events happening around once a month. Also happy to work/teach in Python and demo some real-world apps and tools depending on demand. I was in the Avalon recently for another event and their lounge area seems pretty quiet and open to hosting us, so lets test this as a venue - ideally if you buy a couple coffees/beers that'd help keep them happy.

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  • Getting started - web programming from scratch in PHP

    The first in a twice-monthly series of programming lessons starting from scratch. All welcome to attend, from complete beginners up (the more experienced can help teach!). This will be very informal, I'll be plugged into a large screen to demo some stuff and we'll sit around a big table and code-along. Goals for the first session: - Create your programming environment - Set up an Amazon EC2 instance - Make sure you can securely connect to it from your laptop - Install a web server and database (Apache and MySQL) - Create a database and populate it with some data - First steps in programming PHP - Create a hello world program - Write code to access a database (display contents of a database) - Write code to process a form (search a database) - Write code to process a form (enter data into the database) We'll set aside some time for general Questions and Answers. Once you've mastered these skills you should be ready to start making basic web apps (quizes, todo list etc). From there, the only limit is your imagination. Next meetups will cover more advance topics like user logins, session management, frameworks and more. But we'll try to keep these beginner level events happening around once a month. Also happy to work/teach in Python and demo some real-world apps and tools depending on demand. I was in the Avalon recently for another event and their lounge area seems pretty quiet and open to hosting us, so lets test this as a venue - ideally if you buy a couple coffees/beers that'd help keep them happy.

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  • Mastodon and ActivityPub - an overview

    Electron Club

    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

  • Coding Questions @ Munro's

    Munro's

    Trying something a little different this time. The goal of this meetup is to be an open question and answer session for folks who are interested in Coding and Technology across all skill levels and technology stacks. Feel free to come along if you are: Curious but don't know where to start. A hobby coder looking for project ideas, hints tips and code reviews. A professional developer looking to learn and share what you know. Please bring: Laptops and your development tooling of choice.

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  • Project Meet @ Munro's

    Munro's

    We'll be meeting at Munro's on Great Western Road. Please bring laptops if you can as we'll be working on the project when we meet up. We are looking into a programming solution for producing a 'heatmap' by reading tweets from Twitter for a specific hashtag. The aim at this stage is to look at PHP coding and the basics of SQL databases. We will be using the database created on our server from the last few meets. We've all setup our own web server using AWS. Please refer to the group forum, IRC chat and discord server to get details on how to create and account with Amazon and create an EC2 server. Any issues please post on the chat/forums and someone will help. If your new to the group and project then please don't hesitate to attend. We will try to get you setup and started. If you can look at the group wiki (link on group main page) and try to setup an AWS server of your own beforehand that would be ideal. If you have any issues trying to do this then please use the links to IRC, discord or the group forums and someone will get back to you to help.

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