Montana Programmers is a rapidly growing community of programmers.
Our goal is to build a fun and rewarding network of coders from all walks of life, languages, backgrounds, industries, and skill levels. We strive to provide a place where both an expert and a novice can learn cool new things. Share and grow in the art of programming.
We have groups in Kalispell (59901), Polson (59860), Missoula (59801), Bozeman (59715), Helena (59620), Great Falls (59401) and Billings (59102).
Every month we try to schedule at least one meetup in each town. We also hold mini meets or drinkups, which are generally pretty informal.
The group is open to everyone. Just pick an event on the calendar and RSVP.
Big Sky Dev Con 2020 is going to be held as a livestream event on Saturday, August 22nd. We are excited to bring you six hours of amazing presentations on a variety of topics.
Check out the schedule for a breakdown of the individual presentations, https://bigskydevcon.org/#schedule
Streaming will be through the Big Sky Dev Con website (https://bigskydevcon.org), and we will be using Discord for realtime chat and question submissions.
Tickets are free! We set up a web store with T-shirts and a couple other swag items, so be sure to pick up a shirt and have it shipped directly to you. Items are all at cost. https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/52881133
We are looking forward to a great event.
A Coding Dojo is where a group of 5-20 practice a real coding challenge together, using leading practices such as test driven development. http://codingdojo.org... (http://codingdojo.org/)
There are several we could try out. Since most folks in Missoula seem to use PHP, we'd do it in PHP with PHPUnit - so we'd get to practice unit testing, test driven development, pair programming, and have fun.
Here are some problem challenges that have been used for this - such as some simple games, pattern recognition, and other challenges.
I'm trying to get into iPhone/iPad programming and would love to hear input/notes on Objective-C and Cocoa/Cocoa Touch languages. I'm a real noob with that stuff, so it would have to be pretty basic for me. If more people want advanced stuff, I'm happy to just sit and listen to that, though.