Proud to (finally) announce the new Women Who Code Front-End Study Group! We'll be meeting regularly on Mondays (frequency to be determined by the group at this initial meeting). We are committed to creating a safe space to learn and ask questions. This study group is only open to people who identify as women. Emphatically queer and trans friendly.
Location: Merci Victoria Grace at Singly (check out their awesome API & upcoming hackathon! https://singly.com/ ) has kindly stepped forward with a new space for us in the Mission at 777 Florida Street. The entrance is on 20th street, and it looks like you can either take the MUNI 27 or walk from BART. Note that we will be back at Adobe (near Caltrain) next week and will probably stay there for a little bit before moving again, so don't despair if you can't make this location.
Because we are such a large group, please bring power strips so that we can make sure there are enough plugs. Singly is providing some light snacks, but if you want to have dinner, please bring it or eat in advance (Singly folks say there are things right there) - bringing a snack to share is also super nice!
Agenda: Please come prepared to tell us a little about yourself. In particular, please think about 3 things you want to learn (SPECIFIC is awesome, like I want to take the following online CSS course and want people to do it with me, or "I want to theme my wordpress blog"), 3 things you feel you can teach, and be prepared to share 3 of your favorite front-end development tools. Please also bring whatever you are studying/making/learning right now. Basically, we will discuss group logistics for half this first meeting, and have an hour of open hacking for the second half.
Special note to Codecademy/CodeYear/Confident Coding JS beginners: we can have a group within the group just for JS beginners if there's enough interest.
Lightning talks: Anyone want to volunteer to give one at this meetup or future ones? Please pm Katherine Mancuso on Meetup with proposals! I particularly encourage you to talk even if you don't think you're an "expert", and I'm happy to help you if you've never talked before. If you can even give a quick informal talk on the basics of a broad topic like the importance of responsive web design, why web standards are important, Wordpress, web accessibility, how you learned to code, or your favorite dev environment, that would be great for this study group because it would give newer folks a preview of topics we might spend a whole session on later - and it allows you to practice giving new talks that you might give to the entire WWC group, or at a conference, later, so it's a win!