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Hello all! Enjoy the teamwork and sharing of a community but want to learn coding? That elusive yet challenging skill now embedded in the very fabric of our culture? Bring your laptop and stay awhile. The goal is modest. To provide a place to gather and support for those who desire to further their skills, learn anew what may be lost, or begin down a disparate path that may inspire. Our current group meets for 2-3 hours and works on separate projects or chats about coding problems and how to understanding them. It’s pretty relaxed and open to anyone that would like to try out paths or suggests possible options. There has been a general ask recently for a slightly more organized approach, to this end we’ll have some coding challenges to work on and solve as a group for those that like that sort of thing. Some things you might like to do before you come in: Start with freeCodeCamp, they have a great starter pack on frontend. They also have a well-established community of devs and learners for people interested in development and open-source. https://www.freecodecamp.org/ For the slightly more adventurous you can setup git on your machine and start up your own project. Don’t worry if you get stuck you can stop by some time and get support. There is also a Missoula Tech Slack channel: http://www.missoula.tech/ If you already have some skills and you’d like to apply them to a project there are several projects in the works on our repo, and openings for as many more as you would like to get started on. Stop on by, have a coffee and check out some codes. Work on a projects, share some ideas, enjoy some happy times. Let your voice be heard.
Marc Maleh, global vice president of Emerging Experiences at Huge in Brooklyn, NY, and NYU adjunct professor will present “What are emerging experiences? ” from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. in Jabs Hall Room 111 on Tuesday Feb 19 at MSU. This free public lecture will focus on designing with artificial intelligence and emerging technology for creating remarkable experiences. In addition, Maleh's talk will cover how data can be used in interesting and creative ways as a product, for marketing, or to enhance the customer experience. A question and answer session will follow. The event is sponsored by Montana State University’s Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Blackstone LaunchPad and Tadpull.
CSS Grid technology promises to finally deliver responsive web layout totally decoupled from the HTML markup. This presentation will explain the fundamentals of CSS Grid and demonstrate how it might be used in a static web site, a Wordpress site, and a Joomla site. Russell Room at the O'Haire. There will be pizza and soft drinks.
I'm bringing back the UX mini-meetup. This will be a casual discussion and review around user experience topics like UX design, interaction design, UX strategy, prototyping, MVPs, and user research. All are welcome, business owners/product creators are highly encouraged to bring their ideas to get help from the group.