The goal of this group is to learn to code by doing useful community projects that might otherwise not be done due to lack of funding, etc.
Who this is for? All levels of coders are welcome. Newbies are recommended to find a topic they are passionate about as the motivation to keep learning. Experienced coders are invited to help others, and use this as an opportunity to try a new framework while doing something useful.
What each meetup shall entail? Let's get together periodically to do any or all of the following: - Pitch new ideas - Learn where to get started - Share our progress - Celebrate completed apps
NOTE THE UPDATED LOCATION: We quickly out grew the original venue! Let's try Woodbridge Village, at the outdoor tables next to Grocery Outlet. There are coffee and boba shops nearby, and public wifi. Be sure to charge before, as there are few if any outlets.
Welcome to the very first meetup for OC Civic Coders! Grab your laptops and come out to build something great. Feel free to work individually or team up. Connect with others to learn and share knowledge.
1. New project ideas.
2. Share your experience levels and what you'd like to gain from the group.
3. For those working on a project, share your progress.
4. For those completing a project, share what you've created!
5. Open networking and collaboration time.
Tips for getting started:
- Work on something you're passionate about.
- Work on something practical. For beginners start of with a small project, and simple framework. For others, work on something with a reasonable enough scope to complete it. Look for existing data resources before starting a bunch of code work.
- Be prepared to learn. Whether you're just starting out, or using this as an opportunity to learn a new framework, anything can be achieved with google, patience, and coffee.
Here's an example of one that I recently hacked together 🤓
Each week there are about a thousand traffic collisions in LA. This data visualization tool can hopefully help for deeper insights, which can lead to new solutions. Big thanks to lacity.org for providing the data!
View the demo website here:
View the code on GitHub: