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+)

Koreatown Code and Coffee

Alchemist Coffee Project

Join our Thursday meetup in Koreatown to work on projects, study, and socialize! This is for all skill levels and programming languages -- total beginners are always welcome! Note that there is no formal lesson plan; we're here to help each other out as peers and collaborators. Join our community Slack group to keep in touch and get more coding help: https://learnteachcode.org/slack Check out all our upcoming events: http://learnteachcode.org/ ==================== 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 gratitude to the coffee shop for letting us use their space and wifi. This ensures we'll be welcomed • Your curiosity and your excitement for learning, teaching, and coding with new friends! ==================== Agenda: ==================== • 5:45 pm - Pre-meetup: Socialize and get food/drinks • 6:00 pm - Start learning and building things • 7:50pm - Wrap up ==================== Parking / venue info: ==================== We highly recommend public transportation, since Alchemist Coffee Project is right next to the Wilshire/Vermont Metro stop (the red/purple line). There is a small parking lot in front of the coffee shop, some street parking (if you arrive early enough you can probably get a spot!), and other nearby parking lots -- see this parking map for suggestions: https://tinyurl.com/parkoped ======================================= *** Want extra coding help? Join our chat room on Slack: https://learnteachcode.org/slack *** 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!

Pasadena Code and Coffee: Technical Interview Practice Problems

Join us every other Saturday at 3pm to work together on problems from "Cracking the Coding Interview", "The Art of Computer Programming", LeetCode.com, HackerRank.com, and more. This is a casual gathering for learning together; no formal instruction. All skill levels and programming languages welcome! Join our community Slack chatroom to meet more mentors and study partners: https://learnteachcode.org/slack *** Be sure to join our #pasadena channel! See our other upcoming events: http://learnteachcode.org/ ==================== 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! ====================== Informal mentorship ====================== A note from our Pasadena meetup hosts: ---------------------- Hi, I’m Pritam and I'm currently working as a lead Java developer at the University of Southern California. To become a good developer it’s important to keep learning, so I'm hosting this meetup for all of us to brush up our problem solving skills using data structures and algorithms. I look forward to meeting you! ---------------------- Hi, I'm Hasan. I enjoy code teasers, as found in TAOCP, CTCI, LeetCode, etc. While I live in Tiburon, I do come to SoCal on the weekends and look forward to meeting you soon. ==================== Parking / venue info: ==================== - Check for street parking around the neighborhood - $5 flat fee on weekends at the Diamond Parking lot, 936 E Green St - Many people also use the free 90 minute "customer parking" at the nearby shopping malls ======================================== 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 in person, or by introducing yourself on our Slack chatroom here: https://learnteachcode.org/slack *** Be sure to join our #pasadena channel!

Baldwin Park Code and Coffee

Starbucks

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! Note: We HIGHLY recommend checking out our GitHub and Slack group, as it will help us better facilitate our meetup events! Baldwin Park code & coffee GitHub: https://github.com/LearnTeachCode/baldwinpark-code-and-coffee Join our community Slack group: https://learnteachcode.org/slack Check out all other upcoming events: http://learnteachcode.org/ ==================== 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: ==================== - 6pm - Socializing, getting food/drinks, announcements - 6:30pm - Learn stuff and build stuff! - 8pm - Wrap up ==================== Parking / venue info: ==================== There is plenty of free parking, the coffee store is located inside of a plaza. ======================================== * 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!

Monthly Mentorship Night at Coding Dojo in Burbank!

Coding Dojo Los Angeles

Join us for our monthly mentorship night, a networking mixer where tech industry professionals volunteer to answer your questions and share their wisdom! *Total beginners are ESPECIALLY welcome here!* :) We're here to build a stronger, more diverse and beginner-friendly tech community. This month, Coding Dojo will be hosting us at their Burbank campus! We run this event every month in different parts of LA, at many different tech companies, in collaboration with Women Who Code LA and other local meetup groups. ================== What to bring: ================== - (Optional) Your laptop, if you want to get some hands-on coding help! - You'll get the most out of this event if you come prepared with questions to ask! (Anything from career advice, code-specific questions, comparing tools/technologies/languages, advice on learning to code, etc.) ================== Agenda: ================== - 7:00pm: Join in, hang out, chat with us! (yay, let's be social!) - 7:30pm: Mentors will introduce themselves; community announcements. - 7:45pm: Talk with mentors in small groups and 1-on-1 - 9:00pm: Wrap up ======================== Sign up to be a mentor: ======================== Already working in tech? Want to be a mentor to share your experiences and answer questions from a diverse group of beginners? Sign up to be a mentor here: https://goo.gl/forms/ujQcVCdQ7pEHdVOe2 =========================== Parking and directions: =========================== See important directions and parking info here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Pb8DF_FXudcilUNW9kCYh4OHZ95pOFb9syNPoRZ4svU/ ======================= Our sponsor and host: ======================= Coding Dojo (https://www.codingdojo.com/) is one of the leading coding bootcamps in the industry, and the only coding bootcamp in the world to teach three full technology stacks in a single 14-week program. Our goal is to transform lives through coding literacy and valuable practical skills. Our robust curriculum provides our students with the technical skills they need to pursue a successful career in the tech industry, and we provide our students with exposure to industry professionals and career readiness tools through our various Employment Partnerships.

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