What we're about

Whether you're a total beginner or a coding ninja/guru/Jedi Master, we're here to learn about programming and computer science in a fun, informal environment -- and also to provide moral support to fight the fears and frustrations that come with learning a new skill or transitioning to a new career. Join our chatoom on Slack: LearnTeachCode.org/slack (https://learnteachcode.org/slack)

Stuff we do at Learn to Code LA:

• Learn programming fundamentals through a variety of languages and platforms together in small groups or pair programming -- everything from short tutorials to day-long hackathons/learnathons!

• Workshops -- build something tangible and learn new skills in our structured group classes!

• Co-working and casual learning -- work on your own projects independently while enjoying the company of like-minded people.

• Discussion groups, especially for language-agnostic topics. (Maybe even a book club?)

• Project show-and-tell -- get feedback, generate ideas, or just show off your mad skillz!

• And other random, fun activities like geeky movie nights and joint events with other meetups!

Upcoming events (5)

Women Who Code Hacktoberfest Panel Discussion with Open Source Maintainers

Join our friends at Women Who Code from both the LA and NYC chapters to celebrate Hacktoberfest 🎃 with a panel of open-source contributors and maintainers. Feel free to invite and share the event with anyone who might be interested. PANELISTS: - Jessica Forde - Formerly maintainer for Project Jupyter , Currently Machine Learning Researcher - Danielle Adams - Node.Js Maintainer at Heroku, WWCode NYC Director - Melanie Sumner - Ember.js Core team member, Senior Software Engineer at LinkedIn - Renee Phillips - Founder Postgres Women in NYC ABOUT THE SPEAKERS: Danielle is the Node.js Language Owner at Heroku and a maintainer for Heroku's Node.js buildpacks. She is also a graduate student at New York University focusing on cybersecurity, a network director for Women Who Code NYC, and a contributor to the Node.js project. When she’s not thinking about JavaScript and the well-being of the internet, she enjoys music, coffee, teaching others to code, and hanging out with her cat. Jessica is a machine learning researcher focusing on the empirical study of deep learning models to improve their reliability in high stakes domains such as healthcare. At Brown University, she studies the inductive bias of overparameterized models with PhD advisor Michael Littman. For the past two summers, she has collaborated with Michela Paganini at Facebook AI Research on model pruning. Prior to starting her PhD, she was an active core maintainer at Project Jupyter, which maintains open source projects such as the Jupyter Notebook. She also worked as a Data Scientist, collaborating with colleagues at organizations such as McKinsey and DARPA. Melanie is a decorated, disabled military veteran who decided to turn her hobby (writing code) into her second career after her enlistment ended. She now works as a Senior Software Engineer at LinkedIn, specializing in accessibility tooling for other software engineers working in Ember.js. She is an active member of the Ember.js core team, a member of the WAI-ARIA working group, and a judge for the CSS Design Awards. She is also a member of the Open Source Foundation and the Long Now Foundation. Renee is a career changer into tech and she uses PostgreSQL, mostly to aid companies in recognizing, mitigating, and avoiding problems with data quality. In addition to tackling data quality, Renee works to ensure that queries are fast enough, and are answering the questions that teams want answered. The vibrant open source community of PostgreSQL users and contributors has encouraged and spurred this career path. In addition to speaking at several national and international tech events, Renee founded the inclusive group that she couldn’t find near her. Postgres Women NYC in April 2019. We have featured several women speakers on topics about PostgreSQL, including community, extensions, and data quality. Please join us to be notified when our next events are scheduled! https://www.meetup.com/Postgres-Women-NYC/ __________________________________________________________________________________ Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83557893036?pwd=eHJxc0F4R3BaZmRPTGhZdVFjbWdJUT09 Meeting ID:[masked]

Learn Teach Code "Silent" Study Session (Online)

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*** Zoom meeting link will be posted on day of event *** This is a weekly study session for you to practice and improve on your own learning goals. You'll find this small dose of mutual accountability can do wonders for your progress and productivity. ===================== Silent Session Format ===================== - 2 hour block of focus time, once a week. - We're on mute while we study, but will begin and end each meeting by briefly sharing what we’re learning and what progress we made. - Sessions are on Saturdays at 1:50pm - 4:10pm Pacific Time. - Check back here for the Zoom meeting link. It will be posted the day of the event. ============================== Keep in touch with us online! ============================== * Our Slack chatroom is a great way to stay in touch with all of us, ask for help, and share projects! http://learnteachcode.org/slack * Check out all our upcoming events: http://learnteachcode.org/ * LearnTeachCode resource page: https://learnteachcode.org/code-coffee-compendium/ * Contribute to our open source projects: https://github.com/LearnTeachCode/ * We're always looking for more volunteers to help as mentors, host study groups and other events, and anything else -- let us know on our Slack if you'd like to get more involved with our community. :)

Baldwin Park Code and Coffee (Online)

Online event

Join our weekly Sunday meetup to work on side projects, study, learn, and socialize together! There is no formal lesson plan. Attendees are encouraged to share projects they're working on, pair program, and enjoy a beverage! UPDATE: In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, all future meetups will be hosted virtually until further notice. We HIGHLY recommend checking out our GitHub and Slack group prior to attending, as it will help us better facilitate our meetup events! * This meetup is open to everyone interested in meeting with other developers of all skill levels! LearnTeachCode resource page: https://learnteachcode.org/resources Join our community Slack group: https://learnteachcode.org/slack Check out all other upcoming events: http://learnteachcode.org/ As a participant, make sure to read and follow the LTC Code of Conduct: https://learnteachcode.org/code-of-conduct.html Meeting link: https://meet.jit.si/codeandcoffee ==================== What to bring: ==================== - Your laptop and charger (or you can always share with someone else and do some pair programming) - Any books, pen/paper, whiteboards, or whatever you need to study - Money to purchase a snack or drink, as a kindness to the coffee shop for letting us use their space and wifi for free! This helps ensure that we'll be welcomed back in the future. :) - Your curiosity and excitement for learning, teaching, and coding with new friends! ==================== Agenda: ==================== 5:45pm - Pre-meetup: Socialize, order food/drinks, announcements, & decide what you want to work on 6:00pm - Start learning/coding/pair-programming! 8pm - Wrap up ======================================== * Want to get more involved? We always need more help! You can help with or host a study group, provide mentorship, or volunteer for other fun stuff. Let us know on Slack or in person!

Learn Teach Code "Silent" Study Session (Online)

Online event

*** Zoom meeting link will be posted on day of event *** This is a weekly study session for you to practice and improve on your own learning goals. You'll find this small dose of mutual accountability can do wonders for your progress and productivity. ===================== Silent Session Format ===================== - 2 hour block of focus time, once a week. - We're on mute while we study, but will begin and end each meeting by briefly sharing what we’re learning and what progress we made. - Sessions are on Saturdays at 1:50pm - 4:10pm Pacific Time. - Check back here for the Zoom meeting link. It will be posted the day of the event. ============================== Keep in touch with us online! ============================== * Our Slack chatroom is a great way to stay in touch with all of us, ask for help, and share projects! http://learnteachcode.org/slack * Check out all our upcoming events: http://learnteachcode.org/ * LearnTeachCode resource page: https://learnteachcode.org/code-coffee-compendium/ * Contribute to our open source projects: https://github.com/LearnTeachCode/ * We're always looking for more volunteers to help as mentors, host study groups and other events, and anything else -- let us know on our Slack if you'd like to get more involved with our community. :)

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