What we're about

This group is all about JavaScript in Utah.

We meet the 1st Thursday of the month in Orem and Ogden, the 3rd Tuesday of the month in SLC, and at least monthly in Logan. On the 4th Thursday of the month in Sandy is our Angular meetup.

See also https://utahjs.com

Join our mailing list at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/utahjs

Join us on Slack at https://slack.utahjs.com

Upcoming events (5)

FreeCodeCamp - Study Group

Online event

NOW ONLINE!!!

Currently we are working on re-doing the https://utahjs.com/ and the https://conf.utahjs.com/ sites for UtahJS. We will be reviewing PRs submitted by members and going over things to do in the coming week. We will also try to have time to answer questions anyone may have.

Typically this is a study group format. Most attendees are studying JavaScript. A lot of members are working through the curriculum found at freeCodeCamp.org or other online resources like FrontendMasters. Come learn to code, no matter your skill level. The goal of this group is to provide an environment where people can ask questions and get help with whatever they are working on. We can help you get started on your coding journey and point you toward resources to help you get where you want to go.

Ogden.js!

Startup Ogden

First Thursday of every month. Food will be provided courtesy of Startup Ogden.

Learners' JavaScript Study Group

Online event

The url for this month's study group will be posted 5-10 minutes prior to the meetup. For more details about the online meeting, see the notes at the bottom of this description.

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🔶🔶🔶 What do we do during study groups?

We collaboratively work through a range of activities, such as:

• FreeCodeCamp.com (http://www.freecodecamp.com/)

• NodeSchool Workshoppers (http://nodeschool.io/#workshopper-list)

• CodeWars Katas (http://www.codewars.com/kata/search/javascript?q=&beta=false&order_by=rank_id+asc)

• Project Euler challenges (https://projecteuler.net/)

• games (e.g. Elevator Saga (http://play.elevatorsaga.com/), WarriorJS (https://github.com/olistic/warriorjs), Untrusted (http://alexnisnevich.github.io/untrusted/))

• competitions (e.g. Fight Code (http://fightcodegame.com/), CodeFights (https://codefights.com/home), The AI Games (http://theaigames.com/), Hello World Open (http://helloworldopen.com/))

• the original CodeKatas (http://codekata.com/)

• side projects (your own or other Learners' projects)

• concepts or code that we're hung-up on

In other words, we practice JS coding and learn more about JS code in a collaborative, supportive, and social environment.

🔶🔶🔶 What level of programmer is this for?

If you're asking, you're at the right level! Basically, it's for anyone wanting to learn and practice JavaScript skills with other people. I think that Learners get more out of it if they have learned the basics beforehand, but you're welcome to join us even if you've never written anything in JavaScript! (That said, the best way to learn how JavaScript works is ... ())

What can I do between study groups? Where should I start learning JavaScript?

If you haven't started learning the basics, then I can't recommend FreeCodeCamp.com (http://www.freecodecamp.com/) enough! It (a) assumes no knowledge coming in, (b) provides a linear progression from no knowledge to a portfolio of web applications, (c) lets you move as fast or slow as you want, (d) lets you skip lessons and topics you're already familiar with, and (e) has phenomenal online support.

I'm not great at checking gitter, but I have set up a gitter channel for discussion between study groups - https://gitter.im/SLC-JS-Learners/chat (and remember that almost all programmers tend to be in one of two states (), so it's perfectly normal to be in one of these states!)
(https://gitter.im/SLC-JS-Learners/chat)

Of course there are also FreeCodeCamp meetups and our monthly presentation meetup. Just keep an eye out for UtahJS "Learners'" meetup events (http://www.meetup.com/find/events/?allMeetups=false&keywords=Learners%27&radius=100&userFreeform=salt+lake+city&gcResults=Salt+Lake+City%2C+UT%2C+USA%3AUS%3AUtah%3ASalt+Lake+County%3ASalt+Lake+City%3Anull%3Anull%3A40.7607793%3A-111.89104739999999&change=yes&eventFilter=mysugg).

I've also put together a "JS Learner's Fieldguide (https://metasean.github.io/blog/2016/04/02/J-S-Learners-Fieldguide.html)" blog post that you may find useful.

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🔶  NOTE 1:
🔶  We'll continue meeting online until further notice.
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🔶  Shortly before 10am on the day of the study group,
🔶  the link will be:
🔶  ◆ emailed out to people that RSVP'd
🔶  ◆ posted at the top of this description
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🔶  I will be online and keep the google meet room open from
🔶  10:00-10:30 am, if you expect to join after 10:30, please
🔶  message me, otherwise if no one shows up by 10:30 then
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FreeCodeCamp - Study Group

Online event

NOW ONLINE!!!

Currently we are working on re-doing the https://utahjs.com/ and the https://conf.utahjs.com/ sites for UtahJS. We will be reviewing PRs submitted by members and going over things to do in the coming week. We will also try to have time to answer questions anyone may have.

Typically this is a study group format. Most attendees are studying JavaScript. A lot of members are working through the curriculum found at freeCodeCamp.org or other online resources like FrontendMasters. Come learn to code, no matter your skill level. The goal of this group is to provide an environment where people can ask questions and get help with whatever they are working on. We can help you get started on your coding journey and point you toward resources to help you get where you want to go.

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